South Side Show
RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM
Randa & The Soul Kingdom have landed back in Australia after spending the last few months taking Europe by storm on their international tour thanks to their signing with Freestyle Records in London. Randa from Randa & The Soul Kingdom will be giving us a taste of her worldwide release album in the form of Live PA singing with DJ Mike Gurrieri Oct 16th at Red Bennies.
With The Bamboos producer Lance Ferguson at the controls, the resulting album absolutely bristles with edgy, gritty funk and soul. From the up tempo opener 'Feel It In Your Soul' right through the entire collection, Randa's high octane vocals urge, push and provoke, none more so that on the killer 45 'Not Gonna Let You' on which the blast of soulful horns will knock you sideways ... be warned!
Having supported Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Bamboos and Lionel Richie, Randa & The Soul Kingdom have firmly established their credentials worldwide. If they don't have you up and dancing in an instant with their brand of 21st century deep funk – you had better check your pulse!
“Randa & The Soul Kingdom have a vocalist in Randa Khamis who has the bombast power of Marva Whitney and Vicki Anderson in their prime” - Lous Wilson, Mojo
“A really good album – top quality from beginning to end” - Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
“This is straight great and fat! 'Randa & The Soul Kingdom' dish up some deep soul and I'm digging it!” - Words, Blues and Soul
Didj Wentworth has performed to audiences across the globe. His aerial straps are unmistakable, drawing on inspiration from dance circuse and martial arts. He fuses together traditioanl and contemporary circuse creating an act both exhilarating and edgy that still seems to find moments of simplicity. Didj pushes the physical boundaries with a sleek performance that demands attention.
Alex Mizzen (Aerial Chair)
Alex has wowed audiences throughout Austra
lia and around the globe, she is an exceptional dancer and an incredible handstand artist. She
fuses these skills together to create
an airial act like no other. She twists and weaves herself through a suspended chair high above the crowd, creating beautiful shapes and images. This is an act not to be missed.
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.
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 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.
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