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!
Andrea Makris, Director of Underbelly Dance, has been studying, performing and teaching Belly dance in far flung corners of the world for over a decade, including Cairo, Toronto, Dublin, Kas (Turkey) and pretty much in every city in Australia. From intimate crowds of 30000 at Fed Square to raucous soirees of 8, this girl's shimmies, isolations and chutzpah have been known to mesmerise, stun and delight.
Since the age of 18, Christopher Morant has studied Chinese Martial arts, which gave him the foundations of Discipline, Determination and Desire. Not only is he an incredible performer he has a degree in Chinese Medicine.
In 2001 Chris was contracted in his first Major Production at the Reef Casino Hotel Sofitel in Cairns Queensland,. His amazing Fire routines left audiences mesmerized.
In 2003 Chris returned to Melbourne to continue working on more Cabaret Shows as well as directing and choreographing many Corporate, Private, and Themed events. As well as his World Class Fire Manipulation, he continues his passionate studies in Acting, Acrobatics, Mime, Magic and Juggling. Chris has a passionate belief in the importance of quality entertainment, and he is just that.
Jacinta brings beauty, flexibility and artistic flair, with her incredible contortion skills that can be moulded to suit any theme or event. Jacinta can combine her contortion skills with stunning hula hooping and hand balancing or perform contortion just on its own as a remarkable display of flexibility and control. Jacinta is a highly talented performer whose graceful skills continue to captivate audiences across Australia.
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.
Edd Fisher began his professional music career at age 15 as a trumpet player. Before moving to Perth to study Jazz and composition (BA) at WAAPA Edd completed a Monash University music enhancement course and was active on the Melbourne music scene in various groups from Big Bands, small Jazz Ensembles, Cover Bands and an original funk/hip-hop outfit named Debt Collector. Now venturing into production and DJ'ing Edd's role on the Red Bennies creative team as Musical Director and booker will be complimented by his DJ sets which will span his broad music tastes from Jazz to future sounds.
Belly Dance: Andrea Makris
Djs: Mike Gurrieri / Knave Knixx / Edd Fisher
DJs: Jazz / Hip-Hop / Funk / Soul / Disco / Latin / Show Tunes / Cabaret
Notes: Show times are approximate. 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