After a critically acclaimed run at the blackcat lounge for Mardi Gras, Lady Sings it Better are back, performing for one night only at Slide Lounge on May 17. The show is not to be missed, packed with tongue-in-cheek humour and musical twists. Book now!
Smashing expectations one soaring harmony at a time, five women reinvent well-loved tunes by the greatest male musicians. Soulful, sassy and surprising, the Ladies romp through popular culture. This is Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Nine Inch Nails, Bon Jovi and Queen as you’ve never heard them before; masculinity mixed up with stellar female vocals and a little ridiculous dancing!
Described last year by the Adelaide Advertiser as “a sheer joyful explosion of sound,” Lady Sings it Better have been going from strength to strength as they prepare for their first international tour, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. The upcoming performance Slide presents the first run of the show they’ll tour to Scotland, with a few bonus Aussie tunes for a local crowd.
To assist in their fundraising for the tour, producers, blackcat productions, have secured an exciting new partnership with Barefoot Wine. Barefoot’s delicious range of wines will be available for purchase at the show. Eager to support Australian talent, Barefoot Wines and Slide Lounge have agreed that a portion of all profits made from wine sales will go towards helping Lady Sings it Better get to Edinburgh.
Said Director, Maeve Marsden, “we’re hugely grateful for Barefoot’s support and encourage our guests to drink up and support independent cabaret.”
Accompanied by a highly skilled three-piece band, the five ladies – Maeve Marsden, Anna Martin, Chandra Franken, Libby Wood and Belinda Crawford – offer diverse style and energy on stage. Said Time Out magazine, “The strength of the show lies in the diverse range of voices. With the contrast between the Billie Holiday-vibrato of Libby Wood, the charisma of Chandra Franken and the raw power of Maeve Marsden, each of the five women has her own unique charm which is balanced with the others.”
Feminist and fun, by turns hilarious, moving and completely absurd, Lady Sings it Better are Sydney’s cabaret act to watch.
“Proud of their sexual independence and not afraid to show it, they definitely showed the crowd that without a doubt, a Lady Sings It Better.” – ripitup.com
“The voices have just the right blend and timbre to them – all very different but in combination, perfect. The arrangements are tight and can turn a run of the mill rock song into a full tilt showstopper.” – aussietheatre.com
7pm Dinner, 9pm Show
Dinner and show: $65
Show only: $30
Tickets on sale at slide.com.au
41 Oxford St Darlinghurst
Ph: 02 8915 1899
photography by Viv McGregor, Design by Shell Horn