Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow: Press
The Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow are honored to announce that we are the recent recipients of the Candlelight Award presented to us by the Circus Historical Society. The Candlelight Award honors young performers that are keeping the circus and sideshow dreams alive in the present day. Thanks to Al Stencell, President of the Circus Historical Society, Franco Kossa, founder of the Sideshow Gathering, and our family and friends for making this award possible.
THE WASHINGTON POST
Light My Fire!
Tyler Fyre & Thrill Kill Jill's Valentines Day 2007 wedding made the cover of the Washington Post Weekend Section. And there's a picture of the Weekend section on the actual front page of the Post, so here's us on the cover of the Washington Post. Not bad first piece of press for the new team.
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
BEST SIDESHOW DUO 2008!
The sword-swallowing, fire-eating, carnival world isn’t the most stable environment in which to build a marriage. But Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill (really Tyler and Jill Fleet) somehow manage to defy death while upholding until-death-do-us-part. The West Virginia-based pair met on Valentine’s Day 2006; exactly one year later, a Vegas Elvis impersonator tied their knot. Now, they tour the country together in a 1973 Airstream trailer as the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow, stopping monthly for sold-out shows at hometown haunt the Palace of Wonders. The Fleets manage to keep some spice in their two-year relationship: Tyler eats fire; Jill charms snakes; Tyler drops 19 steel blades into a sarcophagus while Jill contorts her body inside. But even when Tyler’s not carving a watermelon off Jill’s bare belly with a chainsaw, the two are still each other’s main attraction. Recently, the pair’s at least picked up a safer activity to share together: taxidermy. “We’re starting with what we’ve got handy,” says Jill. “So right now, we’re big into squirrels.”
"The first book of its kind, The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities. Combining thorough research with more than a hundred historical photos, this social history explores tattoo origins, women's history, and circus lore. A fascinating read, The Tattooed Lady pays tribute to a group of unique and amazing women whose legacy lives on."
Featuring our very own Tattooed Lady, Thrill Kill Jill!
Avaliable at Amazon.com
The newest book on sideshows comes out March 2010. We got this sneak peek at the cover with Tyler on the front and Jill on the back!
"Step right up, Ladies & Gentlemen, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world! Be astonished! Amazed!
Discover Today's Dedicated Entertainers, like Thrill Kill Jill..."
ARE YOU CONESOME TONIGHT?
"Coney Island freaks and geeks reunited
Last year the powers that be in New York City decided to scrub down and redevelop Brooklyn's Coney Island, a resort famous for its seaside arcades and circus shows. But while the area's faded glamour is set to replaced by luxury apartments and megahotels, the Island's freaky residents aren't taking these changes lying down.
Dick D Zigun, owner of NYC's Coney Island Circus Sideshow, is determined redevelopment won't force out his traditional circus, telling Bizarre: "We're here to stay. No matter what happens, the strippers, freaks and mermaids will always have a home here."
To prove his point, Zigun staged the second Annual Congress Of Curious People in May, bringing the old kooks together to raise a glass, a cheer... and a few eyebrows.
Audiences were treated to performances from The Great Fredini, who knocks 6in nails into his nose, fire eating by Tyler Fyre, and swoird swallowing from his wife, Thrill Kill Jill. Beats were supplied by The Penguin Boy, whose tattooed hands were a blur as they rapped out a drum roll on a snare hanging from his ears, while Eak The Geek - a man with planets etched onto his forehead and stars shooting across his temples - was also on hand to wow the crowd.
Check out more pics from the Congress at Bizarremag.com, and pray this amazing spectacle doesn't disappear from Coney Island forever."
All American Tattoo Festival
"This year's entertainment was especially memorable. Could it be because of the fabulously dolled up Thrill Kill Jill? Probably.
This year's sword swallowing, snake charming entertainer paired up with her incredibly humorous husband (who played with fire and destroyed some cement on her stomach with a hatchet) stole the show. They are the best performers to hit the stage, in my humble opinion."
The Massachusetts Tattoo Arts Festival was a great time and Tattoo Society has a great spread in their Sweet 16 issue starting off with a full page picture of Thrill Kill Jill, and her cuddly critters Evel, & Fang. With all the great artists, the exciting shows, seminars, and cool crowds, they even fit in room for a picture of Tyler eating fire.
Tyler Fyre & Thrill Kill Jill at the Alamo City Tattoo Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
"The one neat thing about BMR that was unlike a lot of other things that we've been to is that during the day, for the most part, the camp was empty. People decided to take advantage of all the area had to offer and spent the daylight hours either riding the other killer roads around th area or rafting or just plain swimming, it was cool. I can still see Jill and Tyler of Lucky Daredevil sitting in their lawn chairs halfway submerged in the small creek behind the camp. Even the dog was in on the act... (Bandit is plunging his head in the creek for his ball just outside this picture)
Nighttime on the grounds was like an outdoor music festival. Lucky Daredevil put on some killer shows and even initiated one of the young Nash girls and made her part of the show."
That's pro-skater Benji Galloway doing donuts in the hay in front of the stage on Tyler's mini-bike, look close you can see the Daredevil sticker on the fender.
Thrill Kill Jill with her 2 dancing partners Evel & Fang at the Broken Spoke Saloon in Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest.
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