Cassie McIntosh

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With over a dozen acts hitting the Speakeasy Nuevo stage tonight at the Home of the Stars, the performance timetable has flowed well out of the usual vaudeville program so much so that we have invented a whole new set!! Starting at 6pm tonight will be a line up of live jazz acts, including the one and only, sassy jazz diva, Cassie McIntosh!!

As a singer she has us all on the edge of our seats. But with such a stunning voice and picturesque looks every one of her followers and fans wants to know more!! So we took her aside and asked her the famous give questions.

Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

I am a singer. I have sung from a very young age not only solo but in choirs, acapella groups and later in life musicals. Last year I performed in the national tour of Puttin’ on the Ritz. It was there that I truly came to love the 1920’s jazz style of music. And, hey, it turned out I wasn’t to bad at it either!

How did begin performing?

I grew up in my aunties dance school. I was thrown on stage at the age of two in a spare costume they had for a babies tap routine. To bad I didn’t have tap shoes. I ran on, a little to fast maybe, slipped in my socks and ran off. I wasn’t a natural talent really but I didn’t have my dads sporting skills either so performing it was! Its definitely something I’ve grown to love.

If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

Judy Garland. I’d love to be sitting in the front row of her 1961Carnegie Hall Concert. She is one of the most intriguing performers I’ve ever seen!

What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

That girl who wasn’t just a pretty face!

What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

A small handful of my favorite jazz standards that have been with me as a professional singer in so many ways for so long.

We can’t wait to see Ms McIntosh performing live tonight at Speakeasy Nuevo!!! Get your tickets online and ensure you get a seat!! http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx

Mr Ron

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As far back as music hall and vaudeville goes back, the piano man has always been there. Billy Joel told the story well, and what kind of show would Speakeasy be running without one?

On May 17th we will have on our program not just any old piano man. We will be playing host to one of Australia’s best regarded and most accomplished tag time and honkey tonk pianists; Mr Ron!!

As he tinkles, croons, slides and plays, the man known also as the instrumental half of the world renowned Ilana Charnelle, will be delivering a substantial serving of piano man to the program.

So we took the man with the hands aside to ask him the famous five questions as he prepares to play on the 17th.

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

Pianist, crooner and boogie woogie voodoo meister, I perform the musical gems I love on my trusty kurzweil keyboard ( affectionately known as Kirsty)

2) How did you begin performing?

At school I relished any possible chance to perform, and loved being able to put on a show or play music that could move an audience. But it was really thanks to performing with the gorgeous Ilana Charnelle (another speakeasy regular and a jazz enchantress) that I got my first taste of Melbourne’s live music scene.

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

Probably the dog Hairy McClairy from the kids books of the same name. If only to exploit our relationship to meet the rest of his posse: Schnitzel Von Krumm, Bitzer Maloney and Muffin McClay. I’m not sure if Mr McClairy remains alive after all these years, however. No one is.

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

My abject refusal to picture an audience in their underwear, even when it is a matter of life and death (rare)

5) What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

I will be bringing out some boogie woogie shuffles from New Orleans, some rags from Joplin’s charming collection and some sneaky originals! Can’t wait to see you there!

We can’t wait to see the full explosion at the Home of the Stars on May 17th!

For ticketing information log onto: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323

Marjorie May Fair

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Cabaret is a tough gig. Requiring the ability to sing, dance, tell jokes and be a highly skilled all rounder, many have tried but so few have succeeded.

At Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th a rare and talented artist will be performing not only cabaret for us but a unique blend of burlesque , comedy and cabaret that has been described as genius! Marjorie May Fair’s material, skills and stunning good looks will be delivered with a slice of madness at the show, in the way she has become a Melbourne icon for performing. So we took the First Lady of cabaret aside and asked her the famous five questions:

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

I guess you could say I possess qualities similar to that of a witch. Therefore I steal, borrow, learn, kiss, create, manipulate and embrace many different skills; some tame, others distinctly messy. I’m constantly adding new ingredients to the pot and with a bit of hip, bump, jazz, cab-sav-aret, dance, vaudeville, sex, comedy, jazz and burlesque, lies an ingredient that links them all together. And that ingredient is storytelling.

3) How did you begin performing?

It started with Technology. The music channel blaring on the Television. Michael Jackson’s Black and White. I was three years old. It finished with me smiling throughout the entire song, whilst shaking my bottom and waving my hands in the air. I’ve always stood up for what I believe in; or rather danced about it!

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

I would definitely say Doris Day. She is one artist that I absolutely adore. She for me is the epitome of talent, beauty, and strength combined. What can I say, other than she really is so much more than the girl next door!

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

I would want to be remembered for spreading Smilism. A contagious religion that changes people’s lives, days and energies. One that should be practiced every single day, by all!

5) What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

A comedy. Two feisty women. The Roaring 20s. A need to be satisfied. We all crave attention, but how far will one go to get what they want to spice up their lives? It’s a Pleasure VS Patience kind of game.

Don’t miss out on this scandalous act with my partner-in-crime, Miss Stephania Pountney! Seating is strictly limited.

Ticketing information is available at: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323

Roy Maloy

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Known around the world as an Australian circus icon, and holding NINE extreme circus world records would seem like more than enough for one career. However, as per all our suspicions, it’s not enough for Roy Maloy.

On May 17th at Speakeasy Nuevo, Roy will be performing his new and yet unseen prop comedy show!!

This will be his first showing of a rare form of stand up, and will be a sight to see, when we remember that 80% of his circus shows revolve around ‘breaking stuff, bending stuff and setting fire to stuff’ (ABC interview 2009).

So we took Maloy aside as he prepares his props and asked him the famous five questions to see what makes him tick!!

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

I’m a ‘male entertainer’ because I’m entertaining… And male… But seriously. I’ll be performing prop comedy at Speakeasy Nuevo.

2) How did you begin performing?

I was a teenager that knew very early what I loved doing. So I did it. And I was HUNGRY too. I have literally never said no to a free show if I’m free because I love performing almost more than anything else in my life!

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

Possibly Big Chief Little Wolf, the iconic showman, wrestler and producer. I’d love to have travelled with him for a year to watch how he made theatre, how he presented, how he made arrangements for the shows he produced and to hear his stories.

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

In 100 years I want to either have a syndrome named after me, have died in a way that is so catastrophic that the news plays it for ever like the twin towers going down or for having invented a cure to something that people didn’t know they had, didn’t actually have, but we’re convinced I’d found the cure for it anyway (we can call my cure snake oil 😉 )

5) What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

I’m going to be performing a new show I’ve been working on for about 2 years now. It’s a kind of stand up show, but it relies heavily on props, so it falls into the genre of prop comedy. It’s a tough one to perform but once you have all your props and the material is tight the audience loves it.

Don’t miss Roy Maloy performing prop comedy at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th! Seating is STRICTLY limited.

Ticketing information is available at: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323

Byron Hutton

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At every vaudeville show worth it’s salt there is set aside one slot on the program for one artist to leave the audience with a sense of astonishment, admiration and excitement by what they can uniquely do that no one else can.

At Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th our headline artist will be none other than the man with lightning hands, Byron Hutton!! As a juggler he holds no equals but performing his high pace, skill and energy magic for our audience he is sure to leave our audience AMAZED!

So we took our headliner aside, as he counts, catches and cashes in all manner of juggling apparatus to ask him the famous five questions.

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

Juggling, juggling and more juggling, that’s basically it. Predominantly modern juggling with movement and dance involved.

2) How did you begin performing?

I did a show in front of the school band, which was socially risky at that age, but it paid off 🙂

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

The person who first invented juggling…

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

As the first juggler to get laid…. 😉 haha. But seriously…

5) What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

I will be performing a high paced, 5 minute juggling piece that I first created to perform at the New Zealand Juggling Festival 2013, as the international guest performer.

We can’t wait to see Byron performing his world renowned act at Speakeasy Nuevo.

Ticketing information is at: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323 and seating is STRICTLY Limited.

Skylar Delphinus

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Every now and then we meet someone who has a vague likeness to someone we know. Call it déjà Vu, or just the fact that some people look alike. However, once in a lifetime you’ll meet someone who is so spookily like someone we all know and love that it makes your heart jump into your mouth.

On May 17th one such artist will be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo – and her likeness will shock and amaze our audience. Performing burlesque on the night will be the dancer and vaudeville artist, Skylar Delphinus. And as our audience watches her performing some extremely high calibre dance, shimmy and tease it is the likeness she bares to the legendary siren herself, Marilyn Munroe that will blow you all away!! Big call. But we challenge one and all to prove it wrong and see for themselves.

So we took aside the bombshell as she readies her coursers for Speakeasy Nuevo and asked her the famous five questions as we get better aquatinted.

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

It’s old school meets modern with something naughty but nice. Paying tribute to her favourite musical Singing in the Rain.

2) How did you begin performing?

Before I remember walking I was dancing, so I assume that’s how it all began, in a navy leotard and wrap skirt refusing to wear socks with my ballet shoes.

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

To do a tap lesson with Fred Astaire due to his sheer athleticism and effortlessness. Any gems of knowledge from that man would be unforgettable.

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

I would like to be remembered as the bubbly girl with bright red lips who saw the world as her stage.

5) What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th?

A subtly sultry burlesque routine.

We can’t wait to be whipped into a frenzy of tease at Speakeasy Nuevo on May 17th by Skylar!

For ticketing information log onto: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323 seating is STRICTLY limited!!

TCR

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At Speakeasy Nuevo we have had possibly more emails about one artist than all the others combined. We speak of course of the one and only Boylesque Superstar, Timothy Christopher Ryan!

Performing regularly for heading toward a year with Speakeasy now, at ALL of its different locations, TCR has become one of the biggest draw cards of all our artists if for no other reason than he has, to this day, never performed the same routine twice, while performing over two DOZEN times!!! Very few artists in the world could ever boast such a wide variety of skills and material as he does!!

So we took the Superstar aside from his usual duties of polishing his shoes, seeing on sequins and ironing his Isis wings to ask him the famous five questions!

1) Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

I am a storyteller. Focusing on physicality and complimenting it with the voice, I communicate fantasy fueled stories that originate from a not to distant reality of mine.

2) How did you begin performing?

The first performance I ever remember performing was a dance I created for my grandmother set to the song ‘I’m a Barbie girl’ by Aqua.

3) If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

The one person I’d love to meet in my life would be a clone of myself. I think I’d really enjoy my own company. And oh what a time we would have together.

4) What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

I would like to be remembered for my grand immersive performances. Artworks that brought people away from their T.V.’s and computers and encouraged them to play within the interactive art.

5) What will you be performing at Nuevo on May 17th?

Timothy Christopher Ryan presents something rather intimate. It may offend some and it may arouse others. Jump in bed with Timothy as he presents a performance devised purely from his own sex life. A man who loves the idea of sex but is bored by the act it… Time to spice things up a little.

We can’t wait to see his newest adventure in the flesh! For more information and ticketing log into:

http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=84323