RB's South Side Show
Red Bennies South Side Show every Saturday night presents an allstar lineup of Melbourne's best circus / burlesque / cabaret and sideshow perfomers!
This week Red Bennies Cabaret is proud to host the NICA Cabaret Vertigo after party and the Ooh La La performance after party. Come and dance the night away with the country's hottest performing talent!
Malia was trained as a ballerina at the Royal Academy of Dance until age 15 where she fused her classical training with circus skills. She has a zest for the melodramatic and her sheer commitment has seen her rise to dizzying heights as an acrobat. She is an exemplary performer to behold.
Balance, mind, body, spirit. To say that Farhad simply does handstands and head stands is to understate his full capacity. An affable demeanour both on and off stage, Farhad has performed all over the world including Taiwan and his home land of Iran. 3 years on tour with Australians own Silvers Circus has given Farhad a solid ground in traditional circus.
Laura la Reyna
Laura is a captivating performer, particularly renowned for her skillful command of the aerial ring and tissue, as well as being skilled in hula hoops and adagio. Laura has honed her circus skills at Vulcana Women’s Circus (Brisbane), training with a range of national and international artists and having performed in the circus arts for the last six years. Her stage presence and grace have been further developed by drawing upon a number of other disciplines including ballet, capoeira and Suzuki Method performance training. Laura has delighted audiences at a variety of events including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Red Door Burlesque, Melbourne Fringe Festival and various corporate and community events across Australia. Focusing her performances on strong aesthetics, clean images, immaculate transitions and detailed costumes, Laura creates a style that is a rendezvous of pop culture, burlesque with a dash of fantasy thrown in for good measure - and let's not forget the secret ingredient... love.
Mike's strictly underground attitude towards music has earned him a reputation as a DJ who can open an entire crowd's mind to fresh, innovative music but still know how to make it fun at the same time.
Having worked in several local record stores earlier in his career enabled Mike to develop his ear & build a solid collection of music. Not content with just being known as a deep house DJ, Mike has managed to make a name for himself also playing more eclectic freestyle DJ sets where he explores the depths of jazz, funk, soul, roots & beyond.
Having the ability to play such a wide variety of music has given Mike the opportunity to be the local DJ of choice given the task of setting the mood for many touring acts to take the reigns. He has been billed alongside the likes of Derrick Carter, Henrik Schwarz, Metro Area & Mark Farina at Melbourne's top house music nights. With the more freestyle DJ sets, he has supported DJs such as Jazzanova, Quantic, Nickodemus & Ben Westbeech as well as live acts including Amp Fiddler, Mayer Hawthorne & Crazy Penis. Mike has also started performing alongside funk and soul vocalist Kylie Auldist (of The Bamboos) live on PA. They recently made their debut together at Summadayze 2010 in Melbourne.
2010 promises to be a big year with more international support gigs, more releases on his record label Deepermotions Music & waiting for the right amount of inspiration to move into music production. Stay tuned.
DJs: JPS / Mike Gurrieri / DJ Who
DJs: GoGo / Beat / Funk / Boogie / Soul / Disco / Jazz
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