South Side Show
Chelsea Wilson is Melbournes newest soul vocalist.
With roots firmly planted in Rhythm and Blues, Chelsea grew up surrounded by
the sounds of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Koko Taylor, courtesy of
her Dads record collection. But it was falling in love with jazz and particularly
the great ladies of voice such as Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday that really
inspired Chelsea to begin performing.
Awarded the Arts Victoria Victoria Rocks Recording grant, Chelsea launched
her debut EP in October 2010. Inspired by true stories of love and pain, the EP
documents tales of heartbreak with true soul sensibility. Recorded with
Melbournes soul legends, Cookin on 3 Burners, Bitterness basks in the
vintage sounds inspired by legendary records labels such as Chess, Stax and
Daptone. Bitterness has been met with critical acclaim and achieved the
honorable status as Feature Record the week of its release on Melbournes
..beautifully soulful and downright funky
Lilikoi Kaos is an original and contemporary circus performer who grew up travelling the world with her circus family. Drawing on inspiration from all corners of the globe, her performing style both unique and skilful.
Lilikoi was integral in the creation of Circus Trick, Australia´s first youth run circus. The group won Best Circus Show´ and Best Family Show´ awards in Melb Fringe 06 under her direction. She has also created well known Opposable Thumbs in 2007 and recently formed Parasouls, an all female circus show which received rave reviews in Theatre Works Circus Works season.
She has dazzled audiences performing in different venues from the Circus OZ tent to dusty festival´s Australia wide and back to the Crown Palladium.
3 FEET OF BEAT
This fresh and talented cast matches a funky, class leading percussionist with 2 of Australia''s most recognized tap dance professionals. With infectious energy and an over-riding sense of fun, 3 Feet of Beat offer a unique performance of toe-tapping excitement and plenty of laughs! With over 25 years of combined entertainment experience, 3 Feet of Beat guarantees to excite and entertain audiences of all ages.
GOOD MORNING BLUES
The good morning blues is a new passion project with a bunch of musos expressing themselves through the styles of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, B.B King, Howling Wolf and Canned Heat.
Playing the music they love and feel. Expect a really raw dose of energetic blues.
Hannah Cryle, has been performing in circuses for over a decade. She began as a founding member of Brisbane's Flipside Circus at age 9 and recently graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts (Melbourne) with a Bachelors Degree in Circus Arts. Her training has spanned a broad range of disciplines including acrobatics, aerial skills, dance, drama, martial arts and music. Hannah's prime disciplines are German Wheel, Hula Hoops, Solo Static Trapeze and Duo Trapeze (Static and Swinging). She aims to continue being immersed in the professional circus world for years to come.
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 e
& 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.
The Good Morning Blues Band - Blues
$15 on the door
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