RBs South Side Show feat: Brendan Mclean
RBs South Side Show every Saturday night presents an allstar lineup of Melbourne's best circus / burlesque / cabaret and sideshow perfomers! This week featuring special musical guest Brendan Mclean straight from Sydney!
With fireworks of power pop and heart of folk, Brendan and his band perform with the soul of Ben Folds & electricity of Silverchair.
“Fresh and heartfelt.” Jarrad Bevan, The Mercury News Ltd
Having Independently released his debut EP "White Canvas", Brendan was recently featured on triple j Unearthed leading to national air play on Home & Hosed. ABC's Rage titled the video clip to the EP's first single, "Practically Wasted" as their Indie Video Clip of the Week and the track has now play on Triple M and Radar Radio. His music won him National Youth Week’s Songwriter of the Year in '08 and he is up for the award again this year with his single "Cold & Happy"
“Showcases his distinctive style with exuberance & precision.” Sheshtyn De Souza – Music Feeds
In late ’09 Brendan toured to Brisbane, Melbourne and to the Adelaide Fringe Fest: receiving a 4.5 Star review from S.A’s Krystoff Magazine. Now, after headlining Sydney's Oxford Art Factory he has been invited to play at the Vivid Sydney at the MCA. June will see Brendan touring Melbourne, both as a soloist and with his band before returning home to headline at Notes in Newtown with Megan Washington
Zoe Robbins can juggle burning fire sticks, colourful barrels, translucent Chinese umbrellas and fringed blankets. She spent a year in China mastering the art of Foot Juggling and now back home, performs this classic Asian art form act with a unique touch of softness to a sweet slow jazz sound track. She is, by far one of Australia's most talented performers. This act will dazzle, amaze and thrill audiences of all ages and will enhance and make special events, of all kinds. Zoe Robbins’ foot juggling is timeless, highly skilled and infinitely flexible
Her Circus Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Montreal Circus Festival in August and you will catch this incredible troupe at Red Bennies for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Bella de Jac
A deadly dealer, showgirl minx and a lady, Bella de Jac is an international teaseur who draws on the spirit of every femme fatale from Mata Hari to Marilyn. She began her career in performance art in a hot and dusty colonial institute in Australia, training in dance, film, theatre and singing. Bella moved onto greener pastures, without forgetting her roots, docking in mother England
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.
Knave Knixx - MC, DJ, Elvis Imposter and all around Show off!
Knave Knixx is fresh to Melbourne and is the one stop shop for all that is entertainment and is no stranger to the stage, having performed in various guises across Australia and homeland New Zealand.
As an MC he's hosted numerous Burlesque and Caberet shows and has been known to do "Boylesque" routines of his own!
As a DJ he specialises in Surf, 50's Rock N Roll, Jazz/Swing/Soul and Exoctica tunes, which currently sees him as resident Saturday night DJ for the Red Bennies South Side Show!
He's recently wrapped up a 5 year primetime radio show on Radio Active 89FM in Wellington NZ, Performed around Australia and NZ at various venues, events and festivals and has DJ'd alongside the likes off : The Kills, Peaches, Battles, The Black Seeds, The Breeders, Reguritator, Trans Am, The MC5, The Datsuns, Shihad, Holly Golightly, Le Tigra and Bonnie Prince Billy to name a few.
Edd Fisher began his professional music career at age 15 as a trumpet player. Before moving to Perth to study Jazz and composition (BA) at WAAPA Edd completed a Monash University music enhancement course and was active on the Melbourne music scene in various groups from Big Bands, small Jazz Ensembles, Cover Bands and an original funk/hip-hop outfit named Debt Collector. Now venturing into production and DJ'ing Edd's role on the Red Bennies creative team as Musical Director and booker will be complimented by his DJ sets which will span his broad music tastes from Jazz to future sounds.
Burlesque: Bella de Jac
DJs: Mike Gurrieri / Knave Knixx
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