The keyboard player will premiere Sasquatch: The Opera in New York next month (Apr15).

He tells the production is a quirky love story about the daughter of a family who run Bigfoot tours, who falls in love with a real Sasquatch.

Bottum says, "It's not a traditional opera; it's more like weird little operettas. I grew up in L.A. but I moved to New York specifically to get into opera, and had this preposterous idea for a Sasquatch love story.

"I wrote the story, I wrote the music, and we're going to premiere it next month. It's just going to be three scenes from the opera but then I'm going to elaborate on it and build it into a bigger production."

The opera is set to hit the stage at the Roulette in Brooklyn on 1 and 2 April (15).