For Sydney Mardi Gras 2012, we produced a month long season of cabaret. Here’s the blurb…
blackcat lounge isn’t drag and it ain’t burlesque. It’s playful, concept-driven, gutsy live music, performed by some of Sydney’s best queer musicians and their collaborators.
Enjoy femme reinventions of masculine anthems with Lady Sings it Better or the soulful jazz songstress ali hughes, torch singer Brett Every or an acoustic beer-fuelled ride through the songs of Disney with Beauty and the Bastard. Tom Sharah offers hilarious cabaret sass; Lauren LaRouge brings fabulous burlesque flare to her ukelele tunes; actor and singer / songwriter, Brendan Maclean, offers an indie edge and a touch of fame!
For a taste of the season, catch all our male artists at the blackcat boys, or each Saturday see the featured artists play tribute to their queer musical heroes at HOMAGE. Playing covers of famous GLBTQI musicians, HOMAGE takes the audience on a trip down memory lane, and introduces some undiscovered gems.
Alongside the festival, The Sidetrack’s walls will be adorned with artworks by local queer artists, designers and photographers.