The South Side Show
Since launching early 2010 the ‘South Side Show’ has quickly become Melbourne’s undisputed weekly home of Vaudeville, Circus and Cabaret.
On stage, on the dance floor or hanging from the ceiling, every Saturday night this lush art deco inspired venue comes to life with the crème de la 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 by DJs Mike Gurrieri, Knave Knixx & Edd Fisher.
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. A true character!!
"The Strawberry Siren Stands out with her good looks and peculiar but hypnotic brand of Burlesque tease.” Australian Stage.
Miss Strawberry Siren has been dazzling Burlesque audiences both in Australia and overseas for the last 5 years. No stranger to the stage, Miss Strawberry has been performing since the tender age of 12 (yes.... that’s 17 years under lights!) Miss Strawberry draws on her extensive background in Circus, Theatre and Dance to provide a fresh and fancy take on Burlesque that she likes to call Cirlesque!
Miss Strawberry has performed for many high quality events and companies including the Fringe Festival, The Australian Burlesque Festival, London Burlesque Week, Tim Burton Exhibition Opening, Red Door Burlesque, The Ruby Revue, The Burlesque Bar, Dr Sketchy’s, Ink & Lead, Red Bennies, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Parasouls. The Strawberry Siren is a resident beauty at The Burlesque Bar in Fitzroy! And was crowned “Miss Burlesque Victoria 2010!” She was also awarded the title of "Entertainer of the Year!" at Miss Burlesque Australia 2010.
This year she earnt the title of 1st Runner Up at Miss Burlesque Gold Coast 2011 and "Miss Burlesque Australia 2011 - 2nd Runner Up"!!!!
"The Strawberry Siren is the Tarantino version of Burlesque.... Sexy and dangerous!" Kate Priddle, CircaNICA.
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...
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!
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