The South Side Show presents: A Night At The Blue Note
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 & Edd Fisher.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST INTERNATIONAL DJs:
DJ MAESTRO (BLUE NOTE TRIP, BLUE NOTE RECORDS / HOLLAND)
As a teenager, Maestro was mesmerized by the turntables, mixers, headphones and vinyl albums of his friends, who took their drive-in show to hockey parties and school parties. It left him with an insatiable hunger for albums, and an incredible disgust for dance classics:
That doesn’t mean the DJ doesn’t know how to please the crowd: his Blue Note Trip-nights in clubs, nationwide attract many dance lovers, who love to work up a sweat on the amazing mix of modern and vintage from the Maestro’s record cases, which he carries with him to Indonesia, Japan, New York and most European countries.
Maestro has been awarded with a platinum record for his Blue Note Trip series for sales exceeding 250.000 copies.
LANCE FERGUSON (TRU THOUGHTS)
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Lance Ferguson is a Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, DJ and Tru Thoughts recording artist.
He divides his time between releasing Pop/Electronica under his LANU guise, leading Australia’s premier Funk/Soul outfit THE BAMBOOS, and
lending his production, songwriting and guitar skills to KYLIE AULDIST & COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS.
Lance comes from a line of music makers that started with his Hawaiian-guitarist grandfather Bill Wolfgramm who recorded NZ's first ever LP record back in 1956.
Keeping with the family tradition, his first foray into production was releasing Australia’s very first Deep Funk 45 with The Bamboos in 2001.
FEATURING CIRCUS PERFORMANCES FROM:
CAZ WALSH (ROLLA BOLLA)
Caz Walsh is an exciting and fearless circus artist who has travelled around Australia entertaining audiences with her two main acts, Rolla Bolla and Double Swinging Trapeze. Since graduating from the National Institute of Circus Arts in 2009, Caz has performed at numerous festival including the Sydney Festival, the Future Music Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival. She has also worked for P&O cruises performing around the South Pacific and been a cast member for two 'CIRCA' show's, the highly esteemed circus company out of Brisbane. Caz's love and talent for performing is evident each time she steps on stage.
TRICK PONIES (HANNAH CRYLE & CAZ WALSH)
Hannah’s world has revolved around circus for a number of years. At age 9 she joined Brisbane's Flipside Circus and has been performing ever since. Her training has spanned a broad range of disciplines including acrobatics, aerial skills, dance, drama, martial arts and music. Hannah’s prime disciplines are German Wheel and Duo Trapeze. She aims to continue being immersed in the professional circus world for years to come.
Caz started throwing herself upside down and all around when she started gymnastics training and competition at age 5 then switched to springboard diving at 13. In the final year of her Diploma in Theatre, with a Diploma in Film and Television already under her belt, Caz found her combined love for performing and throwing herself around is perfectly suited to a career as a circus performer. Caz now performs Rola Bola and Duo Swinging Trapeze while also stage managing at various circus and theatre venues.
Growing up in an army household, fire performance and circus was far from the norm. In the 9 years Chris Carlos has been fire spinning he has developed a reputation for highly skilled, innovative and individual performances. Using a unique form of spinning, contact staff, chris manipulates fire around his body without using his hands.
WITH YOUR RESIDENT SWING SELECTORS AND ALL-THAT-JAZZ:
DJ MIKE GURRIERI
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!
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