HOMAGE: a tribute to our queer musical heroes

Sydney queer musicians Brett Every and Maeve Marsden of Lady Sings it Better join forces to unite local musical talent in a celebration of their GLBTQ musical heroes.

These young artists play tribute to famous GLBTQ musicians, past and present, with a night of creative covers, amusing anecdotes and, most importantly, incredible talent.

Audiences have packed out The Supper Club, Camelot Lounge, The Fuse Box and The Sidetrack, staying late into the night, singing along to reinvented hits by Melissa Etheridge, George Michael, Pink, Antony & the Johnsons, The Indigo Girls, the Village People, the Gossip, Tegan and Sara, Ricky Martin, Dusty Springfield, Savage Garden, Ani DiFranco and many more. Check HOMAGE out on youtube.

HOMAGE brings us together to record our history, celebrate our heroes, laugh and cry at the songs which are etched into the queer memory bank.

Why we play HOMAGE to our queer musical heroes, on Cabaret Confessional
, 5/1/2012
A tribute to gay icons, Star Online, 29/07/2011
HOMAGE to Homo Heroes, Star Online, 15/2/2011

Artists featured at HOMAGE include:

  • Brett Every
  • Maeve Marsden
  • Girl Most Likely
  • Maxine Kauter Band
  • Genevieve Chadwick
  • Jeremy Brennan
  • Tom Sharah
  • Pilot Darcy
  • Hayley Thorncraft
  • ali hughes & leonie cohen
  • Zoe Vaughan
  • Lauren LaRouge
  • Joanna Leigh
  • Lady Sings it Better

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Sign Fair Agenda’s Petition for Women in Comedy

Last week, Daily Life published an article I wrote calling on comedy bookers, festival programmers and audiences to work harder at not being sexist douchebags. I targeted Just for Laughs Festival in Sydney, but I should point out that they were just the straw that broke the camel’s* back. I am so sick of see poster after poster plastered with male faces, enews, reviews and variety nights full of men.

Maeve Marsden article on smh home pageAnyway, we seemed to strike a chord. Not only did the article make it to the top of the Sydney Morning Herald homepage (woo!), Fair Agenda started this petition calling on festivals to do better when it comes to gender equality. They’re aiming for 1,000 signatories and, as I write, they’ve hit 899.

Please sign Fair Agenda’s Petition here.

* As an aside, one time someone posted an abusive, homophobic comment on one of our YouTube videos. The highlight was him telling us we sing “like pregnant camels.” Best.

If you like to laugh and want to see comedy chock full of women – ladies, even – be sure to book tickets to Lady Sings it Better’s shows at Hayes Theatre Co on August 3 and 10: www.hayestheatre.com.au/what-s-on/a-month-of-sundays/

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