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.
Asher is a stand up comic, writer and actor working in Australia and the UK. Physically gifted and mentally unhinged this post-modern ponce is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over the last few years Asher has become one of the most awarded comedians in Australia with his blend of physical comedy, social satire and stand up.
Asher is currently touring his latest show ‘Matador’ in Australia and New Zealand, dates and venues can be found on the Gigs page. ‘Matador’ see’s Asher staring down the subject of racism as a middle class white guy. Cerebral and challenging, inspiring and idiosyncratic, mind-opening and mind-bending, Asher tackles an important subject with wit, wisdom and an intriguing tale of how he got lost in the Thai jungle in nothing but his Speedos. Expect socially responsible comedy and cock jokes.
Jessica has come from a history of acrobatics and gymnastics. Early on in her career she competed in gymnastics, dance and international Sports Acrobatics competitions.
She was awarded National Acrobat of the Year in 2002, as well as being part of Elite Team of the Year in 2003, and International Acrobat of the Year in 2004 by Gymnastics Australia.Jessica has also worked with the highly credited physical theatre company ‘Legs on The Wall’. Jessica joined with AfterDark Theatre in 2009 and was a featured act for their premier show ‘Runtime Error’.
Cleomatra has been touring the world from Sinoukeville to Tenerife with a suitcase full of shiny things, shoes, parasols and whips, with some hula-hoops over her shoulder for good measure. She’s back in town and she has a brand new yellow bicycle. She is sometimes sweet like lemonade, and sometimes sour like a lemon, but always amazing hot to trot.
Eccentric acrobat, hula hoopist, aerialist, and comedienne, internationally acclaimed Cleomatra has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and Europe. Now Melbourne is on her to-do list.
THE business of contortionism is no place for shrinking violets.
But in the case of Ruby Rubberlegs, the ability to get smaller is definitely an asset.
Today the young woman will fold herself into an impossibly small ball inside a glass box that would be a squeeze for most goldfish, let alone a grown human being.
WITH YOUR RESIDENT SWING SELECTORS AND ALL-THAT-JAZZ...
DJ KNAVE KNIXX (VIC / NEW ZEALAND)
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...
(The Knave is not liable should you lose your bananas.)
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!
General Admission (Door): $25
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