South Side Show presents Frankie Wants Out
Since launching early 2010 the ‘South Side Show’ has quickly become Melbourne’s undisputed weekly home of vaudeville, circus and cabaret.
On stage, dance floor or hanging from the ceiling, every Saturday night this lush art deco inspired venue comes to life with the 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 DJs Mike Gurrieri & Knave Knixx.
FRANKIE WANTS OUT
“Think You Know Swing? You don’t!”
Frankie Wants Out is a nine piece original swing band from Melbourne. They first formed as a neo swing band, playing fast jazz and jump blues as well as taking influence the music of the New York dance halls of the 20’s and 30’s. However over the last four years they have incorporated other styles into their live show, such as latin, motown, rock and funk while still paying homage to their swing beginning.
Regardless of the style, Frankie Wants Out are still guaranteed to make you jump and jive all the way across the dance floor regardless of whether you’re in a rocking pub or a classy cocktail lounge.
“You enter the room and a wall of sound and heat hits you. Limbs are flying as the band sizzle underneath a cooking solo. That unmistakable sound washes over you and you forget the rest of the week even happened. The band is FRANKIE WANTS OUT, that unmistakable sound is SWING, and it’s been making audiences jump from Fitzroy to Brisbane and shows no signs of letting up.”
Physiotherapist by day, aerialist by night, Einat is re-exploring her childhood through her passion of circus arts. She has performed in Australia and abroad in acrobatics, static trapeze and tissu and generally just loves being upside-down.
Combining strength and flexibility with a touch of cheeky attitude, Einat aims to put a smile on your face and an ‘oooh’ on your lips.
FEET 2 FEAT - SOLO w/ CHRIS
Feet2Feat is a unique duo that performs Icarian Games!
Based in Melbourne, Australia and comprising of Christopher Zaluski and Amy Nightingale-Olsen this midget and giant travel the countryside (and cities) performing for crowds of all different ages and backgrounds!
Here is where you can become a fan and find out what's happening with Feet2Feat, including public shows that YOU COULD SEE! *explosions*
SPECIAL GUEST DJ
Andrew Padula, a ten year veteran who was into music as far as he can remember. Hailing from Melbourne, many will know him from his sizzling sets at ZOS’ Blue room, Room 680 and Family – not forgetting his recent closing performances at Two Tribes, Melbourne. The lively, charming Brendan Fraser look-alike (a credit to Brendan), a producer DJ with his own label MUSIQUE, first tapped into the mesmerizing world of music at an early age of five. “I’ve always been fascinated by music, being exposed via the piano at such an early age. By 18, I was DJing regularly at dance parties and other social functions,” said Padula told Inthemix.com.au in an interview. “It wasn’t long before I hit the club scene.” He conceded.
It too was not long till he was on the charts with his remix of Black Opera’s track – Young Driver: What Ladies Want, which soared to the top of the ARIA charts and remained there for 18 weeks. Padula’s success is based on the philosophy, which has raised him to new heights, centers on balancing two ideals – ‘being true to yourself’ and being ‘crowd centric’. His energetic style and looks do much to draw the clubbers to the dance floor, but it is really his vision that makes them stay there. “There isn’t a fool proof formula for this, which makes the job interesting,” he quips.
AND YOUR RESIDENT SOUL SELECTORS AND ALL THAT JAZZ...
DJ KNAVE KNIXX
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...
DJ MIKE GUERRIERI
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 upgrade your tickets to a table or booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689