RBs South Side Show
Red Bennies South Side Show every Saturday night presents an allstar lineup of Melbourne's best circus / burlesque / cabaret and sideshow perfomers!
David Splatt has emerged from the dark alleyways of the theatre world to bring a little bit of magic and a whole lot of weird into your lives. He will delight you with his vaudeville-styled antics, serenade you with his musical saw (Her name is Gretel) and have you snickering more than a burnt out Cadbury model with the munchies. David Splatt puts the ‘Devil’ back into ‘Vaudeville’ and a smile upon your face (Snickers not included).
‘Australia’s very own Charlie Chaplin’ - Tom Burlinson (The man from Snowy river)
Foxtrot India has sass, and she knows how to use it. And she should after 3 years as a Burlesque Performer and a lifetime diet of camp musicals. Foxy cut her burlesque teeth in London, and whilst there, grabbed some golden opportunities to perform in Holland, Lisbon, Estonia and LA.
Foxy has a deep appreciation and passion for the history of Burlesque, and pays homage to those who have gone before her - women like Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Satan's Angel, Tura Satana and Australia's own The Big Pretzel.
And being fortunate enough to be performing in the Neo-wave of Burlesque means Foxy can draw upon many styles and sub-cultures from the past and present, leaving audiences gasping with pleasure at her classic routines, rofl-ing with her comedic timing, and moved by her darker side. She also has a rather infamous talent for tassel twirling that must be seen to be believed.
Billie moved from Mullumbimby to Melbourne to spread her wings and continue her circus career.
While fiercely wrapping and tossing in the air, her sleek styles bending and interweaving through the strands of silk is mesmerizing.
Billie's radiant stage presence is unmissable.
Mike's strictly underground attitude towards music has earned him a reputation as a DJ who can open an entire crowd's mind to fresh, innovative music but still know how to make it fun at the same time.
Having worked in several local record stores earlier in his career enabled Mike to develop his ear & build a solid collection of music. Not content with just being known as a deep house DJ, Mike has managed to make a name for himself also playing more eclectic freestyle DJ sets where he explores the depths of jazz, funk, soul, roots & beyond.
Having the ability to play such a wide variety of music has given Mike the opportunity to be the local DJ of choice given the task of setting the mood for many touring acts to take the reigns. He has been billed alongside the likes of Derrick Carter, Henrik Schwarz, Metro Area & Mark Farina at Melbourne's top house music nights. With the more freestyle DJ sets, he has supported DJs such as Jazzanova, Quantic, Nickodemus & Ben Westbeech as well as live acts including Amp Fiddler, Mayer Hawthorne & Crazy Penis. Mike has also started performing alongside funk and soul vocalist Kylie Auldist (of The Bamboos) live on PA. They recently made their debut together at Summadayze 2010 in Melbourne.
2010 promises to be a big year with more international support gigs, more releases on his record label Deepermotions Music & waiting for the right amount of inspiration to move into music production. Stay tuned.
Knave Knixx - MC, DJ, Elvis Imposter and all around Show off!
Knave Knixx is fresh to Melbourne and is the one stop shop for all that is entertainment and is no stranger to the stage, having performed in various guises across Australia and homeland New Zealand.
As an MC he's hosted numerous Burlesque and Caberet shows and has been known to do "Boylesque" routines of his own!
As a DJ he specialises in Surf, 50's Rock N Roll, Jazz/Swing/Soul and Exoctica tunes, which currently sees him as resident Saturday night DJ and Master of Ceremonies for the Red Bennies South Side Show!
He's recently wrapped up a 5 year primetime radio show on Radio Active 89FM in Wellington NZ, Performed around Australia and NZ at various venues, events and festivals and has DJ'd alongside the likes off : The Kills, Peaches, Battles, The Black Seeds, The Breeders, Reguritator, Trans Am, The MC5, The Datsuns, Shihad, Holly Golightly, Le Tigra and Bonnie Prince Billy to name a few.
Circus: Billie Watson-Coffey
Vaudeville: David Splat
DJs: Mike Gurrieri / Knave Knixx
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689