Blind Tiger Hosts Announced!!!

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As the newest Melbourne Bar opens it’s doors and ROARS to life this Saturday night, Speakeasy HQ – The Blind Tiger will be presented by one of the biggest names in cabaret, vaudeville, boylesque and burlesque!!

As the night rolls on at the The Blind Tiger, jazz singers will croon and honkey tonks slam the keys, the man who has become know as the Boylesque Superstar, Timothy Christopher Ryan, along with his stunning partner in crime, the Belle of the Burlesque, Miss Marjorie May Fair, will be presenting all acts through the entire program!

‘We couldn’t be more thrilled to have an MC like TCR and May Fair,’ Speakeasy Creative Director Roy Maloy commented. ‘Ive seen a LOT of artists in my lifetime. But they have between them something that’s special. She’s smokin hot, the audience lose their MINDS to him, and between them there’s a chemistry that’s not like others have.’

The dazzling duo will be opening the bill of artists from 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd March @ Speakeasy HQ – The Blind Tiger • level 1 – 322 Brinswick St Fitzroy. Buy online and don’t wait in line!!!

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=79347

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Pun-tastic Damian Cosgriff

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Described by Lawrence Money of The Age Newspaper in Melbourne for his performance at January’s Speakeasy Nuevo, ‘Damian Cosgriff is the ‘Fastest pun in the west!’

This Saturday Damian will be opening our program as he again brings the house down with his side splitting stand up and extreme puns!! We took Mr Cosgriff aside and threw a bunch of questions at the greatest punmaster of all time to know what makes him tick!

If you could have your dream gig where and what would it be?

Any room and gig, where the punters are truly interested and engaged, because they really want to be there and be entertained and one where my set flows well enough, that they all stay focused. So, hopefully, next Speakeasy Nuevo….

In a hundred years time what would you like to be remembered for?

Still being alive would be pretty special.

What rituals do you have to prepare for a big show?

Prepare? What is this word, of which you speak?

What part of your performance are you proudest of and why?

Once A Pun A Time – fun for me and sometimes, for the audience, as well.

What are you most looking forward to when performing at Speakeasy Nuevo?

Love to see the vast array of varied talent that burlesque and vaudeville presents.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see and hear the puns flow from Damian Cosgriff live by hitting the link below. Seating is strictly limited so don’t miss out!!

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76473

The fairest of them all – Marjorie May Fair

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Stunning to see in person and stunning by her every movement the vintage diva Miss Marjorie May Fair makes her debut at Speakeasy Nuevo this Saturday in a collaborative performance with the Boylesque Superstar Timothy Christopher Ryan.

Having performed for a majority of her adult life her skills and presentation will demonstrate a uniquely quirky articulation of awkward and at times hilarious human habits.

So we took Miss May Fair aside and threw a bunch of questions at her as she limbers up and stretches out for this Saturday night’s performance!

If you could have your dream gig where and what would it be?

I would love nothing more than to tour with the infamous Finucane and Smith. They are inspirational, artistically illuminating, and completely insane! The piece would have to involve the colour red.

In a hundred years time what would you like to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for the world’s best aerial tassel twirling window washer! Maintaining a high reputable job, whilst motivating unenthused workers in a fun and exciting way… sounds good to me!

What rituals do you have to prepare for a big show?

The Playground Pre-Show Recipe:
Begin with a spoonful of sugar, two cloves of a salute to the sun, a bunch of trills and drills, a slice of kicks, three spinal rolls (preferably diced) and just a pinch of Laban to open up the body with as little or as much effort as you require to perform. Be sure to shake well to energize and serve with a smile!

What part of your performance are you proudest of and why?

The art of combining choreography with improvisation; making each performance unique and intimate. It takes trust, bravery and an attempt to balance a seesaw (The actors are on one side and the audience are on the other).

What are you most looking forward to when performing at Speakeasy Nuevo?

Meeting a whole bunch of talented artists that speak with a sense of ease and being at it like rabbits.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Miss Marjorie May Fair live by hitting the link below. Seating is strictly limited so don’t miss out!!

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76473

TCR all things boylesque

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The art of Boylesque is often misunderstood and lumped readily into a simplified genre of just dance and drag. However, Speakeasy Nuevo has been fortunate enough to have one of the best known and most highly sought after Boylesque artists in Australia today performing on out stage. His performances of power, grace, poetry and sexual contortions have gathered him a cult following.

At Speakeasy Nuevo Timothy Christopher Ryan will be delivering his audience a whole new presentation of his gender absurd and intellectually delicious performance in a collaborative act with vintage diva, Miss Marjorie May Fair.

So we took TCR aside to throw a stack of questions his way,
As he sews on the sequins, prepares the pros and heads toward Speakeasy Nuevo this Saturday night!

What would your dream gig be?

My dream gig would be a show that I’ve created, a spectacle, a labyrinth of a world that invites the audience to loose themselves.

What would you like to be remembered for?

It is this style of theatre that I would like to be remembered for. Immersive theatre; creating a realistic, multi sensory, engaging world that communicates a story and allows the audience to play.

What rituals do you have to prepare you for your shows?

Before every performance I find a way to ground myself. I shake off the day wether it be bad or good and start at a neutral grounding, from there I built back up with the essence of the act in mind.

The play. My partner Marjorie Mayfair and I have a delicious relationship. Together we work as one, our body’s just seem to fit together like Lego and being born on the same day must say something in the star sign world.

What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo?

At Speakeasy Nuevo I’m looking forward to sharing my love story and the true awkwardness that comes with the sexual encounter. I’m looking forward to getting intimate with the audience and loosing some clothing along the way.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Boylesque superstar live by hitting the link below. Seating is strictly limited so don’t miss out!!

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76473

Ilana Charnelle – Speakeasy songbird

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Very few can boast that they achieve what they set out to do. One of the very few who are fortunate enough to be able to boast that they sound as good as they look is none other than the Speakeasy Songbird, Ilana Charnelle.

Having gathered a following around the world for her hit album, ironically titled Speakeasy, her incredibly catchy and popular song Sailor Boy continues to be a huge hit with the Nuevo audiences.

On Saturday 8th of March Miss Charnelle will be crooning her way through a compilation of classics as well as treating us to some of her unique originals. So we took Ilana aside and threw a bunch of questions her way as she tunes up and sets her music for her next performance for the Nuevo audience.

If you could have your dream gig where and what would it be?

Supporting Michael Buble on a stadium tour. He always looks like he’s having so much fun and I think our target audiences would cross over nicely!

In a hundred years time what would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered for the stories that I tell, my dedication to every facet of my performances and the tradition of the performers that came before me that I’m honouring.

What rituals do you have to prepare for a big show?

I used to have pre-show rituals but now I just put on a pretty dress and my trademark red lipstick and I’m ready to go!

What part of your performance are you proudest of and why?

When I see people enjoying, or even better, singing along with the words that I’ve written. I love singing classic standards but seeing an audience respond to music that I’ve made is a special kind of satisfaction for me.

What are you most looking forward to when performing at Speakeasy Nuevo?

The line up of killer acts that Speakeasy HQ always guarantees, as well as the fantastic crowd that Speakeasy HQ attracts. No one does vaudeville like Speakeasy HQ does and I can’t wait for the next show!

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Speakeasy Songbird live by hitting the link below. Seating is strictly limited so don’t miss out!!

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76473