The South Side Show presents FRANKIE WANTS OUT!
Since launching early 2010 the ‘South Side Show’ has quickly become Melbourne’s undisputed weekly home of vaudeville, circus and cabaret.
On stage, dance floor or hanging from the ceiling, every Saturday night this lush art deco inspired venue comes to life with the crème of local and international guest performers alongside a rambunctious crowd comprised of circus kids, carney folk and vaudevillians.
With a reputation as a world class cocktail bar as well as one of the city’s most alternative club nights, the South Side Show parties till the wee hours each Saturday to the sounds of soul, funk, jazz, hiphop and cabaret show tunes served up DJs Mike Gurrieri, Knave Knixx & Edd Fisher.
FRANKIE WANTS OUT
“Think You Know Swing? You don’t!”
Frankie Wants Out is a nine piece original swing band from Melbourne. They first formed as a neo swing band, playing fast jazz and jump blues as well as taking influence the music of the New York dance halls of the 20’s and 30’s. However over the last four years they have incorporated other styles into their live show, such as latin, motown, rock and funk while still paying homage to their swing beginning.
Regardless of the style, Frankie Wants Out are still guaranteed to make you jump and jive all the way across the dance floor regardless of whether you’re in a rocking pub or a classy cocktail lounge.
“You enter the room and a wall of sound and heat hits you. Limbs are flying as the band sizzle underneath a cooking solo. That unmistakable sound washes over you and you forget the rest of the week even happened. The band is FRANKIE WANTS OUT, that unmistakable sound is SWING, and it’s been making audiences jump from Fitzroy to Brisbane and shows no signs of letting up.”
WITH CIRCUS PERFORMANCES FROM:
Billie started out in a youth circus before she moved to Melbourne to further her circus career.
Specialising in many acts, Billie’s stand out performances are on the aerials where she interweaves and bends herself in the air in a mesmerizing way.
Her strength and dynamic movements contrast beautifully with her elegance to produce an unmissable act.
Zoe Robbins can juggle burning fire sticks, colourful barrels, translucent Chinese umbrellas and fringed blankets. Choreographed to stylish sound tracks and only requiring simple but subtle lighting, this act will dazzle, amaze and thrill audiences of all ages and will enhance and make special events, of all kinds. Zoe Robbins foot juggling is timeless, highly skilled and infinitely flexible.
WITH YOUR RESIDENT SWING SELECTORS AND ALL-THAT-JAZZ:
Mike Gurrieri brings his swingin' genre-bending DJ antics to Red Bennies every Saturday night from midnight. Expect to go everywhere from swing jazz, funk, soul, hip hop & everything else in-between. A true party set like no other!
Edd Fisher is a music collector, selector, appreciator, producer & radio presenter.
Not your average disc jockey, Edd is a graduate of Australia's premier music school WAAPA with a bachelor in Jazz Composition, presents a radio show (Tomorrow Land) fortnightly on PBS106.7FM and is one of Beat TV’s latest presenters and interviewers!
A regular DJ in the Melbourne scene, Edd’s sets span a mixed bag of Rare-Groove, Funk, Soul, Future Beats, Disco, Hop Hop & Jazz. A fine selector across broad genres Edd's sound is a seamless blend of old and new creating a distinct and modern take on the dance floor.
The Knave is a one of a kind selector that brings you a freaky collection of boogie woogie, hip shakin', room-a-quakein' tunes!
This quirky, high octane DJ is King Pin selector of his style in homeland NZ and is making the dancefloors of Melbourne jump to his special fix of Swing Jazz, Nostalgia, Surf, Rock N Roll, Exotica, Funk and Cumbia Beat.
It's an infectious blend of nostalgic flavour that will have you swinging tree to tree though the musical jungle of groovy...
AND YOUR HOST FOR THE EVENING:
Imaan Hadchiti, Australia’s biggest smallest comedian presents the South Side Show.
Imaan has performed at Melbourne Comedy Circuit for just over 5 years touring all around Australia and the UK.
He boasts a different perspective for stand up comedy being of a short-stature, he uses his point of difference to point out the absurdity of societies reactions to “midgets”. He also touches on topics of religion and the lack of common sense in the world with a nice blend of personal travel stories.
Red Bennies offers a unique experience to your traditional seated show.
Short and sweet acts appear throughout the evening, complimenting the drinking hour and breaking up your club experience. Show structures and interval times may vary. Ticket price listed is for standing room only unless otherwise specified. Limited seating is available, please contact Red Bennies on 03 9826 2689 for all group, booth and seated bookings.
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