Sex Cymbals

FFXIV Bard Ensemble | North American Data Centers

Discography

When is it okay to make a song request?

Almost always! At pop-ups, requests are always welcome. The only time we may not be able to take a request is if we are playing at an event with an already finalized setlist.Letting you listen to your favorite songs in game is our favorite part of doing this, so feel free to tell us what you want to hear.

Do you have "Freebird"?

We sure do! He would prefer if you call him Bardbert though.

How do I make a song request?

You may simply say so in public chat, and we will see it. If you requested a song that didn't get played, feel free to request again. It's possible we missed your original message in the chat, especially if the chat is busy.

Are you available for concerts and events?

Absolutely! We've performed at all sorts of venues and events. We enjoy supporting venues, especially those who host bards. The best form of contact for booking is by contacting #nolana through discord.

Quintets

Symphonic Metal

♡ "Angels Fall First" - Nightwish
♡ "Bittersweet" - Apocalyptica
♡ "Blank Infinity" - Epica
♡ "Canvas of Life" - Epica
♡ "Chasing the Dragon" - Epica
♡ "Chemical Insomnia" - Epica
♡ "Consign to Oblivion" - Epica
♡ "Crimson Tide Deep Blue Sea" - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Crow, the Owl, and the Dove" - Nightwish
♡ "Cry for the Moon" - Epica
♡ "Dead Boy's Poem" - Nightwish
♡ "Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean" - Nightwish
♡ "Elan" - Nightwish
♡ "Ever Dream" - Nightwish
♡ "Fullmoon" - Sonata Arctica
♡ "Gethsemane" - Nightwish
♡ "Ghost Love Score" - Nightwish
♡ "I Don't Care" - Apocalyptica
♡ "I Want My Tears Back" - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Islander" - Nightwish
♡ "Last of the Wilds" - Nightwish
♡ "Last Ride of the Day" - Nightwish
♡ "Moondance" - Nightwish
♡ "Nemo" - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Phantom Agony" - Epica
♡ “[The] Pharaoh Sails to Orion” - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Poet and the Pendulum" - Nightwish
♡ "Quantum Enigma" - Epica
♡ "Quietus" - Epica
♡ "Sensorium" - Epica
♡ "Shamandalie" - Sonata Arctica
♡ "Sleeping Sun" - Nightwish
♡ "Stargazers" - Nightwish
♡ "Swamped" - Lacuna Coil
♡ "Swanheart" - Nightwish
♡ "Taikatalvi" - Nightwish
♡ "Tides of Time" - Epica
♡ "Turn Loose the Mermaids" - Nightwish
♡ "Walking in the Air" - The Snowman
♡ "Wanderlust" - Nightwish
♡ “White Pearl Black Oceans" - Sonata Arctica
♡ "Wish I Had an Angel" - Nightwish
♡ "Worlds Collide" - Apocalyptica

Pop and Indie

♡ "All Star" - Smash Mouth
♡ "All the Things She Said" - t.a.T.u
♡ "Apologize" - One Republic
♡ "Baby Birch" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga
♡ "Cleopatra" - The Lumineers
♡ "Closer" - Tegan and Sara
♡ "Closing Time" - Semisonic
♡ “Death of a Bachelor” - Panic! at the Disco
♡ "Death with Dignity" - Sufjan Stevens
♡ "Dirty Paws" - Of Monsters and Men
♡ "Evelyn Evelyn" - Evelyn Evelyn
♡ "Gravity" - Sara Bareilles
♡ "Handlebars" - Flobots
♡ "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap
♡ "Home" - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
♡ "Hymn of Acxiom" - Vienna Teng
♡ "I Will Follow You into the Dark" - cover by Miya Folick
♡ “In California” - Joanna Newsom
♡ "John Wayne Gacy Jr." - Sufjan Stevens
♡ "Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac
♡ "Once Upon Another Time" - Sara Bareilles
♡ "[The] Only Thing" - Sufjan Stevens
♡ "Ophelia" - The Lumineers
♡ "Orpheus" - Sara Bereilles
♡ "Peach Plum Pear" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
♡ "Pynk" - Janelle Monae
♡ "Running Up That Hill" - Kate Bush
♡ "Sapokanikan" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls
♡ "Set Fire to the Rain" - Adele
♡ "Shape of My Heart" - Backstreet Boys
♡ "Spice Up Your Life" - Spice Girls
♡ "Starchild" - Ghost Quartet
♡ "This is Gospel" - Panic! at the Disco
♡ "[The] Three of Us" - Streetlight Manifesto
♡ "Too Much" - Spice Girls
♡ "Us" - Regina Spektor
♡ "Video Games" - Lana Del Rey
♡ "Walking with a Ghost" - Tegan and Sara
♡ "We Will Fall Together" - Streetlight Manifesto
♡ "Which Witch" - Florence + The Machine
♡ "White Winter Hymnal" - Fleet Foxes
♡ "Would You Be Impressed" - Streetlight Manifesto

Film and Soundtracks

♡ "Batman Theme" - Batman (1989)
♡ “Beetlejuice Theme” - Beetlejuice
♡ "Deliver Us" - Prince of Egypt
♡ "Edward Scissorhands Theme" - Edward Scissorhands
♡ "God Help the Outcasts" - Hunchback of Notre Dame
♡ "Hellfire" - Hunchback of Notre Dame
♡ "Ice Dance" - Edward Scissorhands
♡ "James Bond Theme" - James Bond
♡ "[The] Last Unicorn" - America
♡ "Man of Constant Sorrow" - O Brother Where Art Thou
♡ "Once Upon a December" - Anastasia
♡ "Pirates of the Caribbean Medley" - Pirates of the Caribbean
♡ "Reflection" - Mulan
♡ "Through Heaven's Eyes" - Prince of Egypt
♡ "(I've Had the) Time of My Life" - Dirty Dancing
♡ "Twin Peaks Theme" - Twin Peaks
♡ "When You Believe" - Prince of Egypt

Rock and Alternative

♡ "Aerials" - System of a Down
♡ "Afterlife" - Avenged Sevenfold
♡ "Black" - Pearl Jam
♡ "Breaking the Habit" - Linkin Park
♡ "Cancer" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Chop Suey!" - System of a Down
♡ "Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz
♡ "Creep" - Radiohead
♡ "Cryin'" -Aerosmith
♡ "Diary of Jane" - Breaking Benjamin
♡ “Don’t Dream It’s Over” - Crowded House
♡ "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith
♡ "Famous Last Words" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Ghost of You" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Going Under" - Evanescence
♡ “Helena” - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Higher" - Creed
♡ "[The] Howling" - Within Temptation
♡ “Hypnotize” - System of a Down
♡ "In the End" - Linkin Park
♡ "Lateralus" - Tool
♡ "Lithium" - Evanescence
♡ "Lost in Paradise" - Evanescence
♡ "Mama" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Master of Puppets" - Metallica
♡ "My Immortal" - Evanesence
♡ "Numb" - Linkin Park
♡ "One Last Breath" - Creed
♡ "Poison" - Alice Cooper
♡ "Schism" - Tool
♡ "Seven Nation Army" - White Stripes
♡ "Seven Nation Army" - PMJB version
♡ "[The] Sound of Silence" - cover by Disturbed
♡ "Stand My Ground" - Within Temptation
♡ "Sweet Emotion" - Aerosmith
♡ "Teenagers" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Thank You for the Venom" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Toxicity" - System of a Down
♡ "Up On Melancholy Hill" - Gorillaz
♡ "Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Zombie" - The Cranberries

Animated Media

♡ "Everything Stays" - Adventure Time
♡ "Into the Unknown" - Over the Garden Wall
♡ "Lilium" - Elfen Lied
♡ "Love Like You" - Steven Universe
♡ "Magia" - Kalafina
♡ “Moon Prism Power” - Sailor Moon
♡ “Moonlight Densetsu” - Sailor Moon
♡ "Over the Garden Wall (Frog Lullaby)" - Over the Garden Wall
♡ "Rinbu Revolution" - Revolutionary Girl Utena
♡ "Simpsons Opening Theme" - The Simpsons
♡ "Symposium Magnarum" - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
♡ "Venari Strigas" - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
♡ "Wish" - NANA

Video Games

♡ "Astral Observatory" - Majora's Mask
♡ "Close in the Distance" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "[The] Day Will Come" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Deku Palace" - Majora's Mask
♡ "Eternal Wind" - Final Fantasy III
♡ "[The] Extreme" - Final Fantasy VIII
♡ "Forest Temple" - Ocarina of Time
♡ "Gerudo Desert" - Twilight Princess
♡ [The] Great Sea - Wind Waker
♡ "Hyrule Field" - Ocarina of Time
♡ "Hyrule Field" - Twilight Princess
♡ "Hyrule Tower" - Twilight Princess
♡ "Koume and Kotake" - Ocarina of Time
♡ “Legend of Zelda Theme” - Legend of Zelda
♡ "Pilgrims on a Long Journey" - Child of Light
♡ "Raphael's Final Act" - Baldur's Gate 3
♡ "Scream" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Shop Theme" - Ocarina of Time
♡ "Song of Storms" - Ocarina of Time
♡ "Spirit Temple" - Ocarina of Time
♡ "Stone Tower Temple" - Majora's Mask
♡ "Termina" - Majora's Mask
♡ “Time to Buy (Buy Mode 1)” - The Sims
♡ "Wash My Pain Away" - Baldur's Gate 3
♡ "Wayward Daughter (Tsukiyomi's Theme)" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Who Brings Shadow" - Final Fantasy XIV

Musicals

♡ "Come What May" - Moulin Rouge!
♡ "Dear Theodosia" - Hamilton
♡ "Defying Gravity" - Wicked
♡ "El Tango de Roxanne" - Moulin Rouge!
♡ "Legal Assassin" Repo! the Genetic Opera
♡ "Music of the Night" - The Phantom of the Opera
♡ "My Eyes" - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
♡ "No Day But Today" - RENT
♡ "Phantom of the Opera" - Phantom of the Opera

Other

♡ "Green Island Serenade" - Zi Wei
♡ "Haru no Umi" - Michio Miyagi
♡ "Hearse Song" - cover by Rusty Cage
♡ "La Vie en Rose" - Louis Armstrong
♡ "Nearer My God to Thee" - Lowell Mason
♡ "What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
♡ "Witchcraft" - Frank Sinatra

Duets

♡ "81" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Africa" - Toto
♡ "Ancient City" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Answers" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Ave Maria" - Franz Schubert
♡ “Baby Birch” - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - Nancy Sinatra
♡ “Beneath the Mask” - Persona 5
♡ “Blue Fields” - Final Fantasy VIII
♡ "Burn" - Hamilton
♡ "Castells" - Armand Amar
♡ "Close in the Distance" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ Comptine d’un autre été - Yann Tiersen
♡ “Cosmia” - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Crawling" - Linkin Park
♡ "Croatian Rhapsody" - Maksim Mrvica
♡ "Decretum" Puella Magi Madoka Magica
♡ "Down to the River to Pray" - Alison Krauss
♡ "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - Ella Fitzgerald
♡ "Eternal Wind" - Final Fantasy III
♡ “Everything Stays” - Adventure Time
♡ "Ewer Brimmeth" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Eyes on Me" - Final Fantasy VIII
♡ “Feed the Birds” - Mary Poppins
♡ "Fix You" - Coldplay
♡ "Flow" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ “Girl Who Stole the Stars” - Chrono Cross
♡ "Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon" - Neil Diamond
♡ "Great Fairy Fountain" - Legend of Zelda
♡ "Green Island Serenade" - Zi Wei
♡ “[The] Hand That Gives the Rose” - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Hopeful Dynamis" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ “Island Song” - Adventure Time
♡ "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" - Nightwish
♡ "La Tere vu du Ciel" - Armand Amar
♡ "Last Words of a Shooting Star" - Mitski
♡ "Leaving the City" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Little Talks" - Of Monsters and Men
♡ "Mariage d'Amour" - Paul de Senneville

♡ "Married Life" - Up
♡ "Nearer My God to Thee" - Lowell Mason
♡ “Neath Dark Waters” - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "New Beginnings (Build Mode 1)" - The Sims
♡ "Nocturne Op. 9. No. 2" - Frederic Chopin
♡ “Nocturne Op. 48 No.2” - Frederic Chopin
♡ "Nocturne Op. 62 No. 2" - Frederic Chopin
♡ “Old Wounds” - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Ombra Mai Fu" - Xerxes
♡ "Once Upon a December" - Anastasia
♡ "Only Skin" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "[The] Only Thing" - Sufjan Stevens
♡ "Painted Skies" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ “Peach Plum Pear” - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Pilgrimage/In the Balance" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Polyushko Polye" - Lev Knipper
♡ "Pumped up Kicks" - Foster the People
♡ "Reminiscence Under the Sunset" - Timothy Cho
♡ "Romance in the Air" - Skyward Sword
♡ "Running Up That Hill" - Kate Bush
♡ "Samson" - Regina Spektor
♡ "Sapokanikan" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Skinny Love" - cover by Birdy
♡ "Sleep" - My Chemical Romance
♡ "Sleeping Sun" - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Sound of Silence" - cover by Disturbed
♡ "Starchild" - Ghost Quartet
♡ "Stone Tower Temple" - Majora's Mask
♡ “Stronger Than You” - Steven Universe
♡ "Suteki Da Ne" - Final Fantasy X
♡ "Take Me Home Country Roads" - John Denver
♡ "Take This Waltz" - Leonard Cohen
♡ "Think of Me" - Phantom of the Opera
♡ "This is Gospel" - Panic! at the Disco
♡ "Time as a Symptom" - Joanna Newsom
♡ "Time to Buy (Buy Mode 1)" - The Sims
♡ "Turn Loose the Mermaids" - Nightwish
♡ "[The] Twinning" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ "Up on Melancholy Hill" - Gorillaz
♡ "Victor's Piano Solo" - The Corpse Bride
♡ “Waltz in A Minor” - Frederic Chopin
♡ "Wayward Daughter" - Final Fantasy XIV
♡ “When We Were Young” - Adele
♡ "White Pearl Black Oceans" - Sonata Arctica

About Us

A'kalan Tia

Editor and Arranger

A'kalan came to Eorzea as an Ala Mhigan refugee in his early 20s. Since embracing his newfound freedom, he has discovered a love for music and performing (even if he is still prone to stage fright). With the support of his wife, Artymis, he is learning to settle into the spotlight. Since Ala Mhigo's liberation, he has occasionally returned to volunteer with restoration efforts.

Artymis Moonstalker

Emotional Support Wife

Artymis grew up in the West Shroud before it was destroyed by the Calamity. Since the loss of her home, she began to travel as an adventurer with her new roots settling in her sibling-like traveling companions: Gray and O'rion. She learned music during her travels and enjoys the opportunity to share the passion with her husband, A'kalan.

Bardbert Freebird

Certified Good Boy

After abandoning his noble birth to pursue the arts, Bardbert joined the Sex Cymbals to find a new family that both understood his passion and supported his dreams. He is constantly moved by his own popularity, as he hears people demanding "Freebird," even when he isn't performing. His growing fame encourages him daily and reminds him that abandoning his fortune has been worth it.

Ivona Dordevik

Certified Bully

Born to refugees in Little Ala Mhigo, Ivona grew up in the deserts of Thanalan with her two brothers. While most of her family has now returned to Gyr Abania, she has remained in Eorzea, as it is the only home she's ever known. Having been taught to read music by her father, music remains a way to connect with her family in spite of the distance.

Ying'yue Lei

Certified Cinnamon Roll

Ying'yue was raised in a small tribe in the eastern Tail Mountains. Her people remained in solitude and far from conflict present in the rest of Othard, but scouts were able to pass word regardless. Upon hearing the news of Doma's victory, Ying'yue felt inspired to see more of the world. Fairly lost and a little naive in a world with customs so unlike her own, she was found by Ivona, who helped her adjust.

Not Artymis

The Doppelanger

The real Artymis is a very busy person. She works long hours in the day in order to financially support the band. In the event she's unable to perform, "Not Artymis" steps in to take her place during the show. Despite having no relation to each other, Kalan can only tell them apart when the imposter wears glasses. We do not know her real name...

We hope to see you at our next performance!

Music Videos

White Pearl Black Oceans
Sonata Arctica

Consign to Oblivion
Epica

The Pharaoh Sails to Orion
Nightwish

I Will Follow You into the Dark
Deathcab for Cutie

Hyrule Field
Ocarina of Time

Aerials
System of a Down

Helena
My Chemical Romance

Batman Theme (1989)
Danny Elfman