Eggplant Casino design and perform music with such dulcet qualities and inspiring messages that one cannot help but feel elevated. Under the firm yet loving hand of composer, multi-instrumentalist and effervescent front-man Olive Mitra, the Egglplant Casino performs music that defies description yet is widely accessible and oddly ubiquitous. Our influences are diverse, sometimes seemingly contradictory, and include the Talking Heads, Serge Gainsbourg, Esquivel! The Velvet Underground, Rush, Cole Porter, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Devotchka, and Jorge Ben.