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.
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!!
Kali is another amazing recruit from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus (Fruities) to find their way into Urban Cirque. Kali has performed in shows the likes of: “The A4 Circus Ensemble”, Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Darling Harbour’s, “Hoopla”, in the Mebourne Latin Festival as an Adagio performer with Retina productions, Tissu performance in “Circalicious”, Melbourne Fringe, Aerial Ring and Tissu for Stardust Circus, Aerial Ring at bar mitsfa, speigletent.
Kali was an acrobat in the Silverchair film clip ‘If you keep losing sleep’, and also inthe Cat Empire clip, “Eldorado”, where she performed Adagio and a group routine, which she’s also done during a live performance shows, at corporate and other events.
Kali has also taught dance and circus skills to students of various performance schools.
CAZ WALSH (ROLLA BOLLA)
Caz Walsh is an exciting and fearless circus artist who has travelled around Australia entertaining audiences with her two main acts, Rolla Bolla and Double Swinging Trapeze. Since graduating from the National Institute of Circus Arts in 2009, Caz has performed at numerous festival including the Sydney Festival, the Future Music Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival.
She has also worked for P&O cruises performing around the South Pacific and been a cast member for two 'CIRCA' show's, the highly esteemed circus company out of Brisbane. Caz's love and talent for performing is evident each time she steps on stage.
HANNAH CRYLE (TRICK PONIES DUO w/ CAZ)
Hannah Cryle, has been performing in circuses for over a decade. She began as a founding member of Brisbane's Flipside Circus at age 9 and recently graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts (Melbourne) with a Bachelors Degree in Circus Arts.
Her training has spanned a broad range of disciplines including acrobatics, aerial skills, dance, drama, martial arts and music. Hannah's prime disciplines are German Wheel, Hula Hoops, Solo Static Trapeze and Duo Trapeze (Static and Swinging). She aims to continue being immersed in the professional circus world for years to come.
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.
Please note that 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