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.
Anna Lumb (AKA Anna The Pocket Rocket) is a Melbourne based performer specialising in circus, theatre and comedy.
Anna is renowned for exploding onto the stage with her charismatic, cheeky and original performances. Earning her Vaudevillian stripes as a regular fixture on the cabaret circuits of Melbourne, London and Edinburgh she has appeared in a whole host of variety shows including 'Ali McGregor's Late Night Variety Night', 'Frank Skinner's Variety Show', and 'The Last Tuesday Society' cult performance night. Anna has toured extensively with aerial theatre company Strange Fruit and independently across Europe, America, Mexico, Canada, UK, Middle East, Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia.
"So bizarre and quirky you quickly question what is folly and what is genius."- Kryztoff Raw
Daniel started performing at a young age, competing for his local dance studio as an acrobat and contortionist in regional dance festivals. In 2003 he completed a Bachelor of Circus Arts from Australia’s National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). While performing at corporate events Daniel was chosen by Cirque Du Soleil for the Las Vegas performance of “KA”. Returning to Australia in 2007 Daniel has maintained a high profile coaching at NICA, as well as performing harness work at corporate productions for companies such as Amway and Woolworth’s. He has also performed a duo net act for events including Live 08 and the opening of the 1st Asia Pacific Out Games.
Recently Daniel has been involved in a residency at the Dance and Aerial Studios in Canberra, creating and performing in the production “Distance 665”. Dan has all so traveled internationally with the international ballet theater performing in Latin America as a cultural exchange and fundraising effort for children living with HIV.
ROSY RABBIT - BARBARELLA
After almost a year Rosy Rabbit is returning to the stage in a galactic way! The stars have aligned to welcome her back... Forces of evil beware!
Australia’s darling of burlesque, Rosy Rabbit has spent the last 6 years forging her background in classical ballet and musical theatre into her very own take on bump 'n' grind!
Burlesque has become an unrivaled outlet for her creative passions including performance, costume design and event production. As co-founder and producer of the Australian Burlesque Festival Rosy is passionate about building and uniting the community and embracing the many facets of this timeless and ever-changing art of tease and sensuality.
A shining star in the burlesque revival Rosy has performed at many of Australia’s premier burlesque and subculture events, music festivals and regular showcases. She also toured North America and Canada in 2009 and was selected to perform at the 2010 London Burlesque Week.
WITH YOUR RESIDENT SOUL SELECTORS AND ALL THAT JAZZ....
DJ KNAVE KNIXX
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...
DJ MIKE GURRIERI
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