Steam Powered Giraffe is a pantomime musical group based in San Diego, CA. Members include David Bennett (The Spine) and Christopher "Bunny" Bennett (Rabbit), and as of October 2012, Sam Luke, former human, became a robot (Hatchworth). Former members include Erin Burke (Upgrade) and Jonathan Sprague (The Jon). The robots are also assisted by the following humans: Michael Reed and Steve Negrete.
Their music consists of multiple harmonies over a guitar, as well as melodica, mandolin, and tambourine. They often do improvisational skits and are very much a product of street performance, for much of their appeal is drawn from steampunk style clothing, metallic face paint, and robotic movements.
In January 2011, Erin Burke (Upgrade) left Steam Powered Giraffe to further pursue an acting career. In September 2012, Jonathan Sprague was let go from the group.