South Side Show
Ruby Rubber Legs:
Ruby is a circus/caberet/sideshow/street performer,mostly driven by whatever makes me laugh, the strange, and the unbelievable. Her greatest passion is dancing and creating with people I truly respect..
Ruby Rubberlegs specialises in the art of contortion, bending, twisting and folding her body into extreme positions , through mirrors, hoops, her own limbs., and into a minute , see-thru box of impossible proportions. Must be be seen to be believed
Oliver Smith-Wellnitz joined The Flying Fruit Fly Circus in 2007, and spent three years there training and performing. Specialising in the aerial skills of Tissu and Static Trapeze, Oliver performed in shows such as 'Beach Party' and 'The Promise'. In early 2010 he began working with 'A4 Circus Ensemble' and their
show 'Downpour' for the Hoopla Festival in Sydney, later touring with the show to Montreal, for the Montreal International Circus Festival. Oliver is hoping to travel overseas again for training in 2011.
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 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.
Shows from 9pm
$15 on the door
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