The Melodics, Gypsy Wood
The Melodics are a 5 piece live revivalist hip-hop act, with synth heavy rock grooves and new wave rap flavours. Think David Bowie meets Kayne West or Joy Division meets Santogold, minus the eye-patch, ego, depression and gold leggings and you''ll get something close to The Melodics. After releasing their debut album d in 2009, The Melodics hit the Festival circuit including Stereosonic, Pyramid Rock, Kiss My Grass and St Kilda Fest, whilst touring up the coast with Phrase in-between. Now see The Melodics return to the more intermit setting of Red Bennies on Friday February 5th to help celebrate the club''s official launch.
GYPSY WOOD - “The new Queen of kink”- Time Out Sydney
A graduate of the Victorian College of Arts Gypsy started her dance career in Australia, however was propelled into the performance underworld and found a life more chaotically bohemian and interesting. From jumping out of giant cakes at parties for New Yorks high society to splashing around in fake blood in the dirty gay fetish clubs of Sydney, hosting London game show nights to performing in edgy offbeat comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gypsy runs the spectrum from vaudeville, variety, burlesque to comedy and contemporary performance art. Gypsy starred in the sell out Strut n Fret production of ''Feasting on Flesh'' at the Sydney Opera House in 2006, the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane festival and the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008. And later in ''Ali McGregor''s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night'' at the Melbourne Town Hall for Melbournes International Comedy Festival and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009.
Drawing on her passion for of classic 50s cheesecake pinups, Grind-house films and old Hollywood glamour. Gypsy has translated these iconic images and ideas into modern performance and as such become a modern muse for visual artists and photographers. From sketches and paintings to match boxes Zippo lighters, postcards, playing cards, posters and calendars.
Tatiana Bistrin is a Flamenco dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer.
She has studied and danced Flamenco for twenty years including two trips to Spain to study Flamenco and to see and experience different styles from small Gypsy penas, or gatherings, to large scale theatre shows. She has also choreographed extensively for theatre in other dance styles and worked in Cabaret and Puppetry. Combining her skills as an artist, costume designer, and musician with a broad knowledge of dance styles while concentrating on Flamenco, Tatianas classes teach the fundamentals of dance technique while introducing the student to the dynamic and exciting form which is Spanish gypsy Flamenco.
DJs: Obliveus, Ms Butt, Edd Fisher
Performers: Gypsey Wood, Tatiana Bistrin
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