Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire
Sheffield, UK
EBM, Post Punk, Industrial, Electro
Years active
1973 - Present

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson. The group was named after the Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, that served as a center for the early Dada movement.

The early work of Cabaret Voltaire consisted primarily of Dada-influenced performance art and experimentation with tape machines, helping to pioneer industrial music in the mid-1970s. Finding an audience during the post-punk era, they integrated their experimentalist sensibilities with dance, new wave, and pop styles. They are often characterized as among the most innovative and influential electronic groups of their era.