A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska to Earth…and onto the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where she finished in the final 3 before returning and taking the crown as winner of season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” She has released two chart-topping studio albums, “Anus” and “Poundcake” (available on iTunes), been a cast member of VH1’s hit reality series “Scared Famous,”released a young adult novel titled “Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey” (part of the “Sickening Adventures” fiction series, available everywhere books are sold online), stars as Hattie in the short horror film “The Quiet Room” directed by Sam Wineman and toured the globe spreading her otherworldly message of love, kindness and gender non-conformity. Alaska’s Youtube videos boast over 53 million views with 10 million views alone (and counting) for 2017’s “The T.” She has over 1 million insta followers and is nearing 500K twitter & FB followers.Her message to humankind? “If you’re not wearing nails, you are not doing drag.” Watch this rare, magnificent being in the latest Sharknado movie, premiering August 19, 2018. Find her online at: http://alaskathunderfuck.com.
About Jeremy Mikush:
Jeremy is a creative polymath, a Renaissance person whose creative path uniquely integrates the arts, humanities, and spirituality. After leaving the prestigious Ph.D. program in musicology at UCLA to travel and perform with Alaska in 2013, Jeremy’s performances with Alaska have become internationally enjoyed. Both a classically-trained singer and play-by-ear instrumentalist, Jeremy was born with otosclerosis, rendering them with only 50% hearing in each ear, uniquely informing their life as a performer, songwriter, arranger, and creative consultant. As an independent researcher, Jeremy studies the role of gender-variant people, primarily in the Euro-Mediterranean heritages. They soon hope to create school and community educations programs on the nearly-erased history of what is now known broadly as the LGBTQIA+ community and its role in humanity for millennia. Spirituality deeply nourishes their work, and Jeremy practices mindfulness meditation, Tarot divination, sacred ceremony/witchcraft, has been involved in the Radical Faerie community, and is called to make pilgrimages to ancient sacred sites. Jeremy’s rich musical style is rooted in traditions ranging from folk/acoustic, pop and electronic dance music to opera, medieval song, and baroque dances; Jeremy’s soundscapes and poetry are expressions of joy, contemplation, confrontation, and trust in the superhuman potential of humanity.
About Alaska & Jeremy:
Alaska and Jeremy formed a chosen creative family over 10 years ago, which has manifested into a wide variety of musical and artistic collaborations. Together they have written folk songs inspired by the LGBTQIA experience (such as “The Gayest Thing You’ve Ever Seen” and “The Fisting Song”), and over the past 5 years have crafted and mounted numerous cabaret shows at New York City’s legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, celebrating their favorite artists, icons, and inspirations— from Cher, to Stevie Nicks, to The Golden Girls. They have gone on to perform together regularly in the UK, Australia, South America and North America. Their musical influences stem from a deep love for far-reaching generations of music— from folk and singer-songwriter artists to the pop and power ballads of the late 20th century. In 2018, Alaska and Jeremy retreated into the woods of the Russian River Valley to write, reflect, and commune with nature, and their debut album Amethyst Journey was born. The album is an offering to the planet and to humanity, rooted in a reality where the Queer experience and spirituality combine.