Red Bennies Saturday Launch
COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS & KYLIE AULDIST
Cookin' On 3 Burners are Australia's hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio - joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo. Since forming in 2000 the 3-piece have forged a well-earned reputation on the international Deep Funk & Soul scene with a series of acclaimed releases aimed squarely at the dancefloor and the Sunday afternoon barbeque!
Jake Mason (Hammond Organ), Lance Ferguson (Guitar) and Ivan Khatchoyan (Drums) formed Cookin' On 3 Burners inspired by the Hammond Soul-Jazz masters such as Jimmy Smith, Reuben Wilson and Jimmy McGriff. The Cookin' sound is drenched in the bluesy, soulful influence of the late 60's/early 70's output of labels such as Prestige, Bluenote & Groove Merchant.
Cookin' On 3 Burners made their home at Adrian Gibson's esteemed U.K label Freestyle Records in 2007 and have released four 7" 45's, two 12" singles and two full length albums: "Baked Broiled & Fried" & the brand new 'Soul Messin' LP. They have also had their music released on labels including Knowfoowl (AUS), Bamboo Shack (AUS), Wagram (FRANCE), SPV (GERMANY) and Nascante (U.K)
Kylie Auldist has performed with Funk, Soul and Hip Hop oufits including Polyester, Mega Bias and of course The Bamboos. Kylie has appeared on recordings and as a backing vocalist for Australian music legends such as Renee Geyer and Jimmy Barnes, playing many high profile gigs both in Australia and overseas. Kylie Auldist delivers emotionally charged powerful vocals with a versatility of style. In 2007 The Bamboos took Kylie to Europe and the UK where she met and signed with UK record company Tru Thoughts.
Her first solo album 'Just Say' was co-written and produced by The Bamboos and Lanu main-man Lance Ferguson. 'Just Say' was released in May 2008 to critical acclaim, receiving accolades from the likes of Mark Lamarr (BBC), Bobbito Garcia & Andy Smith.
Tank began her performing arts career at age 9, as a classical ballet and Balkan folk dancer in her hometown of Pittsburgh, USA. She then moved to Chicago where she earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts, majoring in costume design. Inspired by working for a Cirque du Soleil show in 2003, she began private lessons in trapeze with Shayna Swanson. Shortly after, she joined the Aloft Aerial Dance company.
She moved to the land down under to further study circus arts and performance techniques. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works and trains. She has studied at NICA, the National Institute of Circus Arts, where she fine-tuned her aerial skills, and picked up foot juggling and fire performance.
Zoe Robbins can juggle burning fire sticks, colourful barrels, translucent Chinese umbrellas and fringed blankets. Choreographed to stylish sound tracks and only requiring simple but subtle lighting, the performer provides her own props, needs little or no technical assistance and is able to set up in literally minutes. The act can be designed to last 5, 7 or 10 minutes. It can be easily repeated on the same day. 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.
As a teen, Steven engrossed himself in many Sports, including representing Australia at the Under 16 Baseball World Win series. If that wasnt enough he, was also a Semi-Professional and sort after, Extreme Street Inline Skater, competing nation wide. He made a brief appearance Break Dancing at the Dareben Festival, Australia where he was scouted by Westside Circus to be an Acrobat.
Having found his true calling in Circus he spend 3 year studying and training full time at The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). Stephen majored in Hand Balance and his talent has taken him around the world and back performing with renowned events such as Asian Games Doha 2006 and the European City of Culture 2008 Grand Opening Ceremony Liverpool 2008. He has been based in London where he divides his time between teaching at Circus Space and performing at Theatres and Cabaret Venues all over London, and also the United Arab Emirates.
KELLY ANN DOLL
Miss Kelly Ann Doll is undeniably “Australia's pinup pocket rocket”, a fulltime swing dancer, actress & burlesque performer. In 16 years of being an Australian Champion in her style, she is still one of the fastest female rock & roll dancers in the world, and now has taken over the Australian Scene, with something a little out of the ordinary.
Audiences have said "she makes me exhausted watching her, but I dont want her to stop!,” "footwork so fast it makes your head spin" and " I want to see it again, she never misses a beat and what a smile".., “cute sexy.. and she makes me want to move!”.
Miss Kelly Ann Doll has now redefined Australian burlesque, opening up a world where boundaries and rules are thrown out the window, Burlesque is a revolution, and she is one full time stick of dynamite thats not burning out in a hurry.
MISS EMMA PEEL
Miss Emma Peel is Melbourne's first lady of Go-Go. She has been spinning records and go-go dancing in swingin' joints since the age of 17, so she knows what's hip, baby. She hosts weekly radio shindig, SWITCHED ON, on PBS
FM (106.7FM): an eclectic journey through the musical forest of badass boogaloo, bossa, spicy sound library, funky 'n' latin soul (sometimes both!), now sound and other rare groovy stuff. From 2001 - 2007 Miss Peel hosted Melbourne's longest running Go-Go club called Blow-Up - a monthly event in Australia which featured Go-Go dancers in cages, bands,
psychedelic lighting and suave DJ's playing underground tunes. She has been resident DJ at Red Door Burlesque since its inception in 2007. She also spins at monthly gigs Soul A Go Go, Soul Searchin and Black Caesar. She has
Dj'd in Europe at the prestigious Connie Douglas Club (Milan), Micca Club (Rome) and Ne Nous Fachon Pas (Paris). In 2010 she will add the USA to her list. As if that isnt enough, she has spun tunes at numerous other
happenings including the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Falls Festival and the 22.214.171.124's Australian Tour.
DJs: Emma Peel / JPS / Kano
Performers: Zoe Robbins / Steven Williams /Kelly Anne Doll / Tank
Performance: CIrcus, Burlesque
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