The Dirtiest Sideshow Master Graces Speakeasy HQ!

  
This Saturday night Speakeasy HQ will host a headline act that has been seen and raved about around the world for its inventiveness, daring and creativity. Along with a life time of achievements across several genre, Pat Bath is a sideshow master, a singer, comedian, circus artist and hilarious physical comedian. 

This Satursay night Mr Bath will be presenting his skills in the coveted headline spot at the final end of Speakeasy HQ’s vaudeville show, as he wows the audience. So we took the multi talented comedy genius aside to ask him a bunch of questions and see what makes him tick as he readies his coat rack and saw for this week’s performance. 

Who are you and what do you do ? 

My name is Pat Bath and I am an artist. I am a musician, composer, actor, writer and director. I have never done anything els since I left school.

What was your first professional gig and how did it go ?

I did circus shows when I was about 16 at Wendouree Village in my home town of Ballarat with my life long collaborator and friend Terry Cole. At the time I thought it went great but it was probably pretty lame on reflection.

What has been your career highlight ? 

I would say it would be the many European Arts festivals I have played with my group The Dirty Brothers. Spain and Portugal being standouts. 

What’s your greatest dream for your career ?

To be a wildly successful artist who has a long and prosperous career over many different disciplines.

How would you like to be remembered in 100 years ? 

As a once talented performer who has become a severed human head attached to a semi holographic cyborg body that has become the supreme leader of the multiverse.

What will you be performing at Speakeasy this weekend ?

I will be performing a solo scene from the critically acclaimed show The Dark Party that will be beautiful, funny and brutal culminating in me jamming a six inch knife up my nose. 

Don’t miss your chance to see the incredibly talented Pat Bath performing the heaine spot this Satursay night at Speakeasy HQ. Tickets are limited and available at http://www.Trybooking.com/FADK


The KREWDest MC!

  
This Friday night Speakeasy HQ will launch its newest show which features a brand-new genre of performance art. Grown and erupted fresh out of the laneway clubs and in suburban theatres of Melbourne, Comic Cirque Nuevo, is the embodiment  of all aspects of this hilarious, and often sexy, new style of art.  Bringing together three of the biggest names in physical comedy all on the same bill Comic Cirque Nuevo is a show to behold. 

Chief among the artists is none other than the hilarious and extremely highly followed MC KREWD!! Bringing to the stage are unique and highly polished set of well timed gags, expressions and body language, KREWD is set to be a crowdpleaser this Friday night. So we took the funny woman aside and asked her a state of questions to see what makes you tick.

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m MC KREWD… I’m a rapper, burlesque performer, crack enthusiast and single mother of 8. I like to tell stories and philosophise through dance.

What was your first professional gig and how did it go?

I co-hosted the Canberra Multicultural Fringe 2014 as part of comic duo The KREWD Sisters. It was brilliant and creamy. We debuted our Bogan Butoh routine on the mainstage at the burlesque night. It went down a bitter-sweet treat.

What’s your career highlight?

That’s a hard one… possibly bathing in whipped cream and eating strawberries in the name of art… definitely not window washing on the main street of Canberra to fund my hip hop career. 

What’s your greatest dream for your career?

To be signed by Death Row Records and have my story heard by all for generations to come.

How would you like to be remembered in 100 years time?

As a Hip Hop Queen; I’m no plastic rapper.

What will you be performing at speakeasy this weekend?

I’m telling a fishy tale in an 80’s absurd burlesque routine and also a jazzy little rap about an ex-lover that gets everyone itching for some more KREWD.

We can’t wait to see MC KREWD in action this Friday night. Be sure you get your tickets online at http://www.trybooking.com/IWXA

photo credit: Lanialana Gig Pics

As Sexy As Tinsel

  
This weekend Speakeasy HQ presents a massive line up of physical Comedians in a slightly sexy and extremely hilarious show, titles Comic Cirque Nuevo. 

As a brilliant physical comedian herself, and known as the charming and hilarious Tinserella, her facial features, physical expression, timing and wit cannot be described easily. And the sheer fact that she’s bringing a ladder on stage should be noted with eager caution. So, we took the beautiful young Tinsetella aside to see what makes her ticke as she readies her props for this Friday night’s show!

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Joana Simmons and I perform, write and produce comedy cabaret, under my company- Just Bananas and sometimes alias Tinserella

What was your first professional gig and how did it go?

I think I was a suit character for a promotion company and I was a sweaty mess but rocked it.

What’s your career highlight?

Performing at Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15

What’s your greatest dream for your career?

To take anyone I interact with on a journey, to make, perform and direct innovative work.

How would you like to be remembered in 100 years time?
Smiling. 

What will you be performing at speakeasy this weekend?

Two exerts from my upcoming Fringe show: “Tinserella- Putting the G’Day in Cabaret”

One was inspired by my shoes.

The other was born from a night of drinks in a friend’s kitchen.

We can’t wait to see her in action this Friday night!! Tickets at: http://www.trybooking.com/IWXA

Lady Fox Sings The Blues

  
This Saturday night Speakeasy HQ will present the launch of a new show that is set to blow away out audience of croon loving, tune loving, comedy adoring fans, as Swing Digity hits the stage of the stars!
Presenting a line up of four artists from vastly different backgrounds, all performing various musical and comedy numbers, Swing Digitywill turn the spotlight over to an incredible singer for part of the journey, as Lady Fox takes to the stage. Known and loved as the emblem of Australian soul and blues, Lady Fox’s modern interpretation of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Aretha Franklin have left her audiences stunned!

So, we took the stunning starlet aside as she prepares for this week’s show, to ask her a bunch of questions about what makes her tick!

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Lady Fox. I have a long history in performance. I’m a singer and also a burlesque artist. Sometimes I do both. 

What was your first professional gig and how did it go?

I think it was with a band i joined last minute because their singer never showed up. We played a wedding. I’m pretty sure it went perfectly. 

What’s your career highlight?

Singing in a smokey speakeasy? There are so many great things I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed them all. And every week, performing at different venues, bars and clubs around Melbourne, it feels like I’m adding a new highlight. 

What’s your greatest dream for your career?

To sing in a massive sold out venue like the Sydney opera house with a full orchestra!!

How would you like to be remembered in 100 years time?

As a woman with a voice that healed the worlds pain. 

What will you be performing at Speakeasy HQ this weekend?

A collection of songs that speak of my journey as a black woman in white Australia, who loves art. Summertime, all about that base, no diggity, what a difference a day makes. I might swap no diggity if I am confident with a new one.

We can’t wait to see Lady Fox hit the stage this Saturday night!! Don’t miss your chance to get tickets online at: http://m.thatsmelbourne.com.au/ELD/GetEvent?id=62430e21-a8eb-466d-8aaa-9fbadde21818