The Black Cabaret
Melbourne’s top 2 theatrical rock bands come together with the “crème de la sang” of horror burlesque performers and Sydney's infamous voodoo daddy Juke Baritone for a dark cabaret that will make you sizzle, shimmy and scream!
Featuring bands Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs, The Scarlets, and Rouge Fonce, and Burlesque beauties Miss Nic, Vesper White, Lux St Sin and Kerryx, this is a night not to be missed!
Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs
Juke Baritone and The Swamp Dogs underscore life with their bent mix of music, theatre and cabaret that's shaken and stirred into a dark cocktail of trapeze punk and pirate blues mayhem that has audiences prostrating themselves for more. Like a drifter or a fugitive, Juke's growling songs about love and life are dished out by his raucous ensemble on the bacchanalian dinner table of his wild cellar bar.
There's a dirty sound reminiscent of a Louisiana gravel road coming from the organ and a tormented reverend is at the helm whipping his flock into a naked frenzy. He is laughing psychotically as he leads them through the dark and dirty corridors of hell... Welcome to the church of Juke Baritone. Where raising hell has never been so much fun.
Not for the faint of heart, this intoxicating show has the tendency to turn ordinary people into raving fans and make others walk out in disgust as musical categories are bled to death on the dance floor.
Rouge Foncé (pronounced roozh fon-SAY) are a dark cabaret rock band from Melbourne. Prepare to be seduced by the provocative vocals, haunting melodies, and macabre storytelling rock that Rouge Foncé bring to the burlesque revival scene. In the spirit of bringing together the worlds of rock and burlesque, they often have burlesque noir dancer Kerryx perform during their set. Once described as “The Dresden Dolls meets Hole”, their live show is not one to be missed
In less than a year, Melbourne rock'n'roll juggernaut The Scarlets have already established themselves as one of the must-see live acts in the Australian rock scene. Taking a leaf out of high-energy, punk-infused rock n roll acts such as Die Toten Hosen, The Angels, The Hives, and The Distillers and adding the pure grit that can only be earned by slugging it out in Melbourne's highly respected pubs and clubs, The Scarlets combine a high level of showmanship, a good ear for melody and cast-iron riffs that results in a visual and sonic assault that will leave you battered, bruised and begging for more.
Best loved for her darkly alluring burlesque acts, Vesper has no fear in exploring everything from the traditional and historical, to the alternative, the weird, the horrifyingand that based in fetish. The strength of her stage presence is rare in a creature so young; she possesses the ability to hold an audience quietly captive before drawing a subsequent response of inimitable rapture. White is known for her powerful, enchanting eyes and cheeky smile, a raw energy and excitement that has been likened to Bettie Page, and a hip-shake reminiscent of the Chicago State Fair exotics.
Over the past two years Miss Nic has been shimmying and shakin' all over Melbourne, much to the delight of Melbourne's punters, slowly building a reputation and gaining crowd appreciation for her comedic innuendo, and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase: "Show us yer... tats!"
Lux St Sin
With a whisper of danger from cherry red lips comes the treacherous bombshell Lux St Sin. This Melbourne based pinup model, shimmy shakin’ burlesque performer and costumier will leave you gasping for more with her stunning looks, jaw dropping routines and dazzling hand-made costumes. Drawing inspiration from Old Hollywood, Film Noir, Rockabilly and 1950’s lifestyle, Lux brings to the stage her unique take on traditional burlesque showcasing acts with sinful themes, smoldering seduction and coquettish playfulness.
KerryX is a sizzling and sensual bombshell waiting to be uncovered (literally!). Her style of Burlesque Noir has an alluring and sensual flair that will leave hearts pumping, pulses racing and imaginations running wild. Join KerryX as she takes you on a journey through the darker side of seduction. With inspirations ranging from bellydance through to both classic and modern burlesque, she is known for her smoldering performances with a touch of gothic enchantment. KerryX will leave audiences enthralled and be
gging for more...
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