Tomorrow night, we find out the answer to one of life’s greatest questions – is Lady Sings it Better funny enough to be included in the Sydney Comedy Festival line up? The programmers thought so, which is why we’ll be hitting the stage at the Seymour Centre at 9.15pm.
There are still tickets available so you can book online or just show up for door tix! We’re on Friday and Saturday night.
In August 2009, we gave birth to Lady Sings it Better in a little not-for-profit arts space in Marrickville. Since then, we’ve performed at other gigs there, we’ve held fundraiser events there, we ran a wonderful sold out panel discussion for 55Upitty there this Mardi Gras, and we’ve danced the night away at countless other events.
The Red Rattler is, quite simply, one of the best spaces for artists to work in Sydney. They are accommodating, open, flexible and without a doubt, the most cost effective. More than that, in a sea of venues decked out like RSLs, the Rattler looks GOOD. They have designed a beautiful, accessible space that does half the work of putting on a great gig for you.
So, why am I ranting about the Red Rattler and how awesome it is? Because they need our help in order to keep doing what they do. They need to raise at least $40K in order to buy a share in the building it lives in and become a sustainable community-owned space and they are running a crowdfuning campaign on pozible to do so.
Sydney Comedy Festival is on its way, with a huge program of amazing artists taking over the city. But enough about them, we want you to come see US! We are performing just two shows at the Seymour Centre, April 26 & 27. We’ll be introducing you to our new 4-singer line up, and there’ll be more awkward humour, more appalling dancing and more laughs than ever before.
If you can’t make our Sydney Comedy Festival shows, we have a few guest spot gigs coming up, a mix of our stuff and the odd tribute show coming up (*cough* Dusty Springfield *cough* The Spice Girls), so check out the Lady Sings it Better gigs page and stalk us throughout April and May!
Over the years, you’ve seen a lot of changing faces on the Lady Sings it Better stage. This time, we’re writing to let you know that, for a combination of personal and business reasons, Monique Potter, Jenni Little and Belinda Crawford are the latest Ladies to move on. These three wonderful singers and downright fabulous people contributed so much to our group and they are so talented that we are sure they will achieve great things in whatever they do next!
We have made the decision not to audition replacements, but rather to continue with four singers – Anna Martin, Chandra Franken, Libby Wood and me, Maeve Marsden. We are sure we can still deliver a killer show. And now we will fit on smaller stages!
It is a quiet morning at Lady HQ after a terrific, sold out Opening Night last night. Lady T-Shirts are drying in the (already 30 degree) morning sun. Bowties are strewn about the living room. The busy schedule for today is smiling smugly at us from its place on the fridge door. Caravan performances in Rundle Mall. Flyering duties. Two guest performances at variety showcases in the early evening. Oh and of course, our very own show.
The Ladies are lapping up their sleep while they can.
Adelaide may have you think that she is a sleepy, pretty city of churches but when night falls during the Fringe Festival, she certainly shows her true colours. The fairy-lit garden at Gluttony was brimming with people last night and through chinks in the other tents we caught glimpses of contortionists, stand-ups and a tap-dancing Ray Charles impersonator. Our tutus, pelvic thrusts and maraca-shaking seem perfectly at home here and we had an absolute ball belting out our favourites (and creeping out a few unwitting audience members) in our jam-packed tent.
One fabulous night down, many a show to go! Adelaide, I think we are going to get along juuuuust fine.
Anyway, I better cut this short and make sure I can take advantage of the free mirror space while the rest of the house sleeps. These little cheeks aren’t going to rouge themselves.
In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is wandering the streets of Adelaide in the next two weeks, point them in our direction.