"SENSATIONALLY ENTERTAINING, THIS TRIP TO BOOGIE WONDERLAND IS A GOLD PLATED HIT!"
THE TIMES UK


“Sexy, spectacular, sparkling and just a little bit sadomasochistic. VELVET completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Each and every act had the audience roaring with delight.”

Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★★



"VELVET, a show that’s big, brash, noisy and buckets of fun. The audience is whipped into a frenzy of disco glitterball nostalgia. One of the main pleasures is seeing an audience out for a good time and getting it, discovering their own inner divas and singing along."

The Guardian UK


An electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon including vocal, dance and acrobatic stars Brendan Maclean, Stephen Williams, Mirko Köckenberger, Joe Accaria, Emma Goh, Craig Reid, Chaska Halliday, Rechelle Mansour and the legendary diva, Marcia Hines.


“It’s a discotheque extravaganza like I’ve never seen. From the second I entered the theatre it was clear something special was about to happen. The delicious sounds of DJ Joe Accaria greet you and make you feel like you’re walking into New York’s famous Studio 54. And from there it was a full 80 minutes of wonder… cabaret, acrobatics and burlesque embellished by an energy that drips through the audience. From the magic of Marcia to the unfolding talent of Brendan Maclean, every member of the cast shines in their own right. I could write about this show for days, but just know that I am burning to see it again!”

Aspire Magazine


Cast


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Stephen WILLIAMS

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Mirko KÖCKENBERGER

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Craig REID

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Emma GOH

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Joe ACCARIA

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Brendan MACLEAN

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Marcia HINES

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Chaska HALLIDAY

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Rechelle MANSOUR

Stephen WILLIAMS

Stephen Williams’ acts - combining balance, aerial strength and dance, together with his creative instincts as an artistic director, take him back and forth continually across the globe. A Bachelor Degree in Circus Arts awarded in 2004 by the National Institute of Circus Arts (Australia) provided the springboard for a spectacular international career that has seen him performing and creating work ranging from Hip-hop, through street shows, to large scale festival shows of aerial and acrobatics and corporate events.
One of Stephen's great achievements are creation and performance of the resident aerial harness show for the Australia Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. In addition, Stephen's impressive list of prime-time international television credits continues to grow with performances for such events as the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival in 2006, the Asia Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Doha, Qatar and the Opening Ceremony for Liverpool’s 2008 European Capital of Culture.

Mirko KÖCKENBERGER

Born and bred in Berlin, Mirko discovered his love for the stage at an early age. The young handstand acrobat graduated from the Circus Arts School in Lille, France and the National Artists School in Berlin, Germany.
Today, he is based in Berlin as part of the artists' pool Base Berlin, with whom he developed his current signature act. He has performed across the world in shows including: Base – Germany, La Clique, Expo China, and Wintergarten Variete, to name a few.
He brings a joyful presence to his performance. His signature act celebrates his unique way of getting changed, paired with acrobatic skill and a whole lot of retro charm. With his youthful freshness, the Berlin boy tells an entertaining handstand story atop his suitcases.

Craig REID

Craig Reid aka “The Incredible Hula Boy” is the multiple award winning hula-hoop circus variety act from Scotland, UK. He has been credited with “Best Specialty Act” from the London Cabaret awards, Slaughter and May “Performer of the year award” and the Double R Club “Miss Sparkwood award”. Further accolades including multiple hula-hooping Guinness world records and the “GOP variete Comedy award” from the famous Soly Circo Circus festival as a founder member of the troupe “Hoop La La”.
Craig from a young age had an extensive background in gymnastics, dance and theatre before going into the world of circus by moving to London to study at The National Centre of Circus arts (Formally called Circus Space), a world renowned academy of Circus excellence.
He graduated with a BA Hons degree in Circus arts specialising in hula-hoop and has performed all over the world ever since.
Past performances include the world famous “La Clique” (Edinburgh Fringe festival, Brighton Fridge festival), “La Soirée” (Roundhouse London) and Original cast of “CabaRAE” (Waikiki Hawaii). The German variety theatres: “GOP Varieté” (Multiple cities), “Friedrichsbau Varieté” Stuttgart, “Krystall palest” Leipzig. Special Events in the Middle East: Summer fest (Abu Dhabi), Formula One (Bahrain).
Craig is also a regular on the scene in the UK with credits such as Watch this Space Festival (Royal National Theatre), The Barbican (London), The London Hippodrome Casino, Café Du Paris and countless more.

Emma GOH

Emma has an established career as a multi-disciplinary Dancer and Aerialist.
Starting her career in Classical Ballet, she began working with The NSW Ballet Company and The Queensland Ballet before a desire to travel took her to Europe, Asia and the Americas where she worked as a freelance dancer. This gave her the opportunity to work with many amazing artists, and explore new genres of performance such as Adagio and Aerial work on Lyra, Static trapeze, Silks and Spanish Web.
Emma has performed with a wide range of companies, including featured roles for Opera Australia, Disney (Japan) Anti-Gravity, Inc. (USA) and The Jean Ann Ryan Production Company (USA). She also showcased her talents at many corporate shows, including Dior, Mercedes, Commonwealth Bank, QVB, Filex and was a Finalist on Australia’s Got Talent as half of the Aerial Duo ‘Belle Air’ in 2011.

Joe ACCARIA

A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with an Honours Music and Education degree in contemporary and orchestral percussion, Joe has worked extensively worldwide as a performer, composer, music producer and music director.
Music Direction credits include Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs – 2005 World Tour, London West End 2009, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa 2010-2015. David Campbell – Swing Sessions I & II, Good Lovin’, Broadway and Let’s Go Tours. Human Nature – Australia Motown Tours 2006-2008 and Las Vegas season 2009, Christmas and Jukebox Tours 2013 & 2015. iOTA – Young Hard and Solo Sydney Festival 2012, B-Girl Sydney Opera House 2015. Sydney New Year’s Eve Lord Mayor’s party at the Opera House 2011 - 2014. Velvet – Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Sydney Opera House 2015.
Composition credits include works for – 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, 2o01 Bledisloe Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2013 & 2014 NRL Grand Finals, Tap Dogs New Year’s Eve 2014 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Joe also performed in the Helpmann Award winning Smoke & Mirrors for Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival. Written and directed by Craig Ilott, Joe was a co recipient of the award for Best Original Score with iOTA.
Joe is currently Music director and music producer on Velvet featuring Marcia Hines directed by Craig Ilott and is composing the all-female percussion stage show – DrummerQueens – writing with Director, Nigel Turner-Carroll.
Joe has also performed and recorded with Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson, Ronan Keating, Robbie Williams, Cyndi Lauper Anthony Warlow, Tina Arena, Wendy Matthews, Yothu Yindi and Jimmy Barnes.

Brendan MACLEAN

Baz Lurhmann calls him a ”modern day Mick Jagger” and The Age calls him a ”rare and true artist”.
Brendan Maclean is a performer on a grand scale: be it his time behind the microphone at triple j, his work in film or his infamous pop songs, Brendan has already begun to carve himself an undeniable mark in the entertainment world.
In 2008 his first release Airport People won Song of The Year and in 2010 his EP White Canvas would win him Writer of The Year in the Australian Youth Awards.
In 2011 Brendan was invited to host B430, a travel show on the music network Channel [V], and also found himself popping up on multiple ABC TV shows including The Chaser, Laid and The New Inventors.
2012 would be a breakthrough year for Brendan’s song writing; supporting Kate Miller- Heidke, Darren Hayes and Amanda Palmer on major national tours.
In 2013 he launched a crowd-funding campaign which would raise $22,000 for his record with acclaimed producer Paul Mac, and also caught the eye of Universal Publishing who would go on to sign him for a two album contract. This was also the year Brendan played the role of Klipspringer in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby - a role that has taken him to Italy, Paris, London and New York to perform and play as part of Fashion Shows, grand balls and the kind of parties most people would dream of.
Brendan can also be found online at all times - whether being crowned King of Twitter by Pedestrian Daily or wowing fans on the front page of BuzzFeed with his video clips, there are few working performers in Australia as in touch with their audience as Brendan. This has been proven with successful campaigns with The Voice, Coca-Cola and MTV all calling on Brendan as a spokesperson.
In 2014 Brendan was awarded Young Achiever of The Year at The Honour Awards for his charitable work in the GLBTI community. He is currently located in L.A. working towards a follow up to his recent record Population.

Marcia HINES

Marcia Hines was born in Boston on July 20, 1953. She began singing in church as a small child and made her first solo appearance at the age of 9 at a church festival in Massachusetts. At 14, Marcia won a scholarship to the New England Conservatorium of Music and then one month after her 16th birthday, and a week after attending the Woodstock Music Festival, auditioned and subsequently won a role in the Australian version of the Broadway musical “Hair”. Marcia arrived in Australia in April 1970 and the rest is a living history.
She starred in “Hair” from 1970 then moved into the role of Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” from 1973, whilst maintaining a live performance career by touring with the Daly Wilson Big Band.
Her solo recording career commenced in 1974 with her first album “Marcia Shines” debuting at #1 and achieving triple platinum sales. She has since recorded seven consecutive top 20 albums, was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2007, received an AM in the Australia Day Honours in 2009, became an Australian citizen in 1994, and at 60, is an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere for her strength, her longevity and her extraordinary talent.
Aside from her music career, Marcia has starred on stage in the 70’s themed musical “Oh What a Night”; “Big River”; “Jerry’s Girls”; “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, and for seven years from 2003 was a judge on the hit television series “Australian Idol”.
A Diva, a legend, a mother, a household name, a survivor of the many changes that have swept through the Australian music industry over the past 40 years. A woman constantly seeking to reinvent herself. This extraordinary career shows no signs of stopping!

Chaska HALLIDAY

Chaska is one of Australia’s up and coming performers to watch, as she is fast making her mark on the entertainment world with her incredible vocal and dance talent. This artist has spent much of 2014 finely tuning her training with full time study at Brent Street Studios.
However, she also found time to make a name for herself in Australia, showcasing her vocal talents on Channel 10’s X Factor with female vocal group “XOX” who made it through to the top ten.
So far in her career, Chaska has also appeared on screen as a dancer on “Young Talent Time” and on “X Factor” with Jesse J as well as acting in feature film “The Sapphires” and in several episodes of the hit children’s show “Hi Five”.
Chaska is thrilled to join the cast of “Velvet” in 2015 as her career continues to go from strength to strength.

Rechelle MANSOUR

Rechelle was born to be onstage! At the age of 7 this talented singer, dancer and actor was cast in “Annie” for GFO Productions and then at age 11 she joined the Australian cast of “Billy Elliot” for Old Vic Productions.
At only 18 years of age now, Rechelle has not only made her mark in Musical Theatre but also in the commercial dance world working with recording artists such as Ricky Martin, Havana Brown and Red Foo and appearing on screen as a dancer on “X Factor”, “The Voice AU”, “Australia’s Got Talent” and “Young Talent Time”. Rechelle has also achieved great local success in Sydney as singer with a girl group she helped create called “Mosaic”.
2014 has been a year of intensive training for Rechelle at Ettingshausens where she has just completed her Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Rechelle is overjoyed to be joining the cast of “Velvet” and wants to thank all her teachers, mentors and family for being her number one supporters!

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND... BOOGIE WONDERLAND
CRAIG ILOTT, DIRECTOR

A couple of years ago producer Peter Rix approached me and asked if I was interested in creating a show that would eventually be called VELVET. Even from a distance this man reeked of disco. Fresh from witnessing a robust version of the variety show La Clique, he liked what he saw – a fabulous audience hungry for a great time. He wondered what could be born if you were to add disco to the variety mix along with the secret ingredient of Marcia Hines.

VELVET is a nightclub and a state of mind – a fantasy. Inspired by Studio 54, a club famous for its wild parties and hedonism but also ultimately for its culture of acceptance – blind to colour, creed, class, gender, size, and sexuality. VELVET is a celebration of that freedom.

On one level, VELVET is an amalgam of variety and concert forms that offers sheer entertainment to a disco soundtrack - along with a sprinkle of disco ‘glitter’, of course. On another added level we chart the progression of a young man on a path of self-discovery. Inside VELVET he witnesses acts of abandon, glamour and freedom.

It was an exhilarating rehearsal period. Sensational performers from around the globe arrived in a humble warehouse space in suburban Sydney, to be involved in a new show hopefully more cohesive than the stock standard variety put-together, with performers they’d never met and often from genres they’d never ventured into before. The thrill of the cast was infectious and they inspired each other to new heights. Added to this, an A-team of creatives and technicians was assembled. And all to a pumping disco soundtrack. Good times! Welcome to VELVET. We hope you enjoy.



Production team


Craig ILOTT

Craig Ilott is an award-winning Australian theatre director. A graduate of QUT and NIDA, he started his career in Sydney’s independent theatre industry, founding his own company, Albedo Theatre, which created a number of award-winning productions including “The Decameron”, “Dealer’s Choice” and “Edmond”.
In 2006 Craig won a Green Room Award - Best Direction of a Musical, for the Australian production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, which was also awarded Best Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards. He went on to direct “Love Song” for Melbourne Theatre Company, “The Pig Iron People” for Sydney Theatre Company and “The Pillowman” for Company B Belvoir, which was nominated for six Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Director and Best Production.
In 2010 he was commissioned by Sydney Festival and Spiegeltent International to create “Smoke & Mirrors”. The production had sell-out seasons at two Sydney Festivals, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne Arts Centre and the Auckland Festival. “Smoke & Mirrors” went on to win three Helpmann Awards including Best New Australian Work.
In 2012 Craig directed the highly acclaimed production of “La Clique Royale” for The Famous Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Festival and was appointed Creative Director for “Pacha Sydney @ The Ivy”, the flagship Merivale Group venue, directing site specific performance and entertainment. He also co-founded Lunar Hare Productions, a company dedicated to the creation of new work, which currently has two new works in development.
Most recently he directed “Band Of Magicians” for the 2014 Sydney Festival, “Diamonds are for Trevor” for Arts Centre Melbourne and “La Boheme” for Opera Queensland. Other credits include “Misanthropology” at the Sydney Festival, “Shakespeare’s R & J” and “Rainbow’s End” for Riverside Theatres, “I Get The Music in You” for Ensemble, “The Composer is Dead” for Sydney Opera House.

Lucas NEWLAND

Lucas is fast becoming one of Sydney’s most versatile and in demand Choreographers. Throughout 2013 his work was featured on prime time television campaigns including the “Big Brother 2013” Promo TVC, the “Master Chef 2013” promo TVC, the “Celebrity Apprentice 2013” Promo TVC and “Australia's Next Top Model 2013” Promo TVC, starring Jennifer Hawkins.
He also recently returned from Las Vegas where he choreographed “Vegas Nocturne” at “Rose.Rabbit.Lie” in The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, working with creative director Wayne Harrison. This follows the great success “Absinthe” at Caesar’s Palace is enjoying in Las Vegas. Choreographed by Lucas in 2011, this show was just voted “Best Show on the Strip” for the third year running.
Lucas has also choreographed a long list of other television commercials, live shows and events including the “Live to Dance” Promo for Fox 8, Louie Spence’s “Showbusiness” promo for Arena TV, DVD launches for Paramount Films, Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Awards” and the Nintendo Wii Games Launch.
Throughout his successful performing career Lucas has been seen on stage in the hit musical “We Will Rock You” (Australia/Japan), as well as performing with high profile Artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Olivia NewtownJohn and Sam Sparro. He has also performed in numerous large-scale productions including “The Reg Grundy Birthday Celebration”, the “Summer Surprises” show for Millennium Entertainment (Dubai), “The Man From Snowy River Arena Spectacular” and “Orpheus in the Underworld” for Opera Australia.
Lucas has been a featured dancer on television for the “Australian Idol Grand Final”, “So You Think You Can Dance Australia”, “Today Tonight”, and “Mornings with Kerri-Anne” and has a string of television acting credits under his belt, including “Home &; Away” and “All Saints”.

James BROWNE

James graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001, with a degree in Set and Costume Design, before attending the Australian Film Television and Radio School for Art Direction in Film and TV. Since then James has designed across the mediums of theatre, dance, opera as well as major scale events.
Selected credits for set and costumes include; “Pete the Sheep” (Monkey Baa Theatre Company, 2014), “Beached” (Griffin Theatre Company, 2013), “Certified Male” (Regal Theatre, 2012), “Side By Side” (Theatre Royal, 2012), David Campbell’s – “Let’s Go” (National Tour, 2012) and “Fat Swan” (Seymour Centre, 2011/ 2012).
For set; “Truth, Beauty & a Picture of You” (Hayes Theatre, 2014), “Sweeney Todd” (AIM Concert Venue, 2012), “Ordinary Days” (Darlinghurst Theatre, 2012), “Just For Laughs” (Sydney Opera House, 2009), and “Turns” – Reg Livermore (Australian National Tour, 2011) for which James was nominated for a 2012 Green Room Award.
For costumes; New Breed (Sydney Dance Company, 2008). James was also the associate designer on Graeme Murphy’s “Aida” for Opera Australia and Stuart Maunder’s “Shout!”
Designs for major scale events include the sets for the “Love Cooking Festival” in London as well as Jamie Oliver’s live stadium show in Melbourne and Rick Stein’s show in New Zealand.
James also designed the set and costumes for the Pacha Sydney creative team at The Ivy Hotel, and was the creator of ALT for the Beresford Hotel. James was recently nominated for an APDG Award for his work on PACHA, and is currently designing the set for an Australian National Tour of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Matthew MARSHALL

Matthew Marshall, a graduate from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2001, is in demand for his dynamic lighting designs for theatre, opera, events and dance. Matt's designs are regularly seen in theatres, nightclubs and stadiums all around Australia and overseas, earning Matt critical acclaim and recognition including The Helpmann Awards (Best Lighting Design 2012 nomination) and Australian Production & Design Guild (lighting design nominations 2013 & 2014). Matt joined the academic staff of NIDA (National Institute of Performing Arts) in 2013 where he is a mentor to technical production students.
Recent stage lighting design credits include “Iphigénie En Tauride” (Pinchgut Opera), “New Breed” (Sydney Dance Company), “Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography” (Griffin, PTC), “The Winters Tale” (Bell Shakespeare), “Band Of Magicians” (Sydney Festival, Crown Casino), “Oedipus Schmoedipus” (Belvoir), “Cinderella” (Opera Queensland), “Day One, A Hotel, Evening” (Black Swan State Theatre Company), “Shaun Tan's The Red Tree”, “onefivezeroseven” and “Driving Into Walls” all directed by John Sheedy (Barking Gecko/Perth International Arts Festival).
Matt was invited to New Zealand in 2012 to light the debut season of the New Zealand Dance Company by Artistic Director Shona McCullagh – “The Language of Living” was a visual triumph and received many glowing reviews for Matt’s work including “extraordinary lighting” by the New Zealand Herald.
Event lighting designs include “The Domain” (Sydney Festival 2015) for Triple J’s 40th Birthday celebration with bands including “Hilltop Hoods”, “The Presets”, “The Cat Empire”, “You Am I”, “Vance Joy” and “The Preatures”, “2014 Art & About Launch” (City of Sydney) transforming Martin Place in Sydney into a 1/4 acre block party, “130 Years of Bvlgari” (Rizer) a showcase of $38M worth of jewellery in private residence “Carthona” at Darling Point as well as numerous outdoor events and stages for Sydney & Perth International Arts Festival.
Other theatre designs include the sellout triple Helpmann Award winning “Smoke & Mirrors” by iOTA & Craig Ilott (Sydney Festival/Speigeltent International), Paul White & Martin Del Amo’s “Anatomy of an Afternoon” at Sydney Opera House and Southbank Centre London (Performing Lines), “This Is Our Youth” starring film star’s Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Emily Barclay (Sydney Opera House Presents), John Adams and Peter Sellars opera “A Flowering Tree” (Perth International Arts Festival). Matt has also been the resident lighting designer for Sydney Theatre Companies hugely popular political satire “The Wharf Revue” for the last 6 years under director Jonathon Biggins.

Melanie NICHOLLS

Melanie Nicholls is a Sydney based costume technician and designer who graduated from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2013. In her final year at WAAPA she was awarded the D’Arcy Slater Travelling Scholarship that took her to New York City, where she was privileged to work for the esteemed costume house Eric Winterling Inc. Melanie won Top Student Designer of 2013 at Perth’s Fashion Festival, winning in both her category of women’s ready-to-wear as well taking out the overall title.

Her theatre credits include wig maintenance and dressing for Jersey Boys Australia, Grease is the Word and Rocky Horror Show Australia. Wardrobe maintenance and dressing for Sydney Theatre Company and Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Aida. Her film and television credits include costume designer and standby for a Western Australian feature film You Can’t Play the Game if You Don’t know the Rules, as well as wardrobe standby on the television pilot, The Horizon.

Laura HANSFORD

Laura has been working as a professional Stage Manager since 2011. Her recent credits include being Stage Manager for Victorian Operas, Banquet of Secrets, Opera Queensland’s The Soldiers Tale, the Queensland Conservatorium's The Cunning Little Vixen, Deputy Stager Manager for Opera Australia La Boheme, Opera Queensland’s La Boheme and Candide, State Opera of South Australia’s Otello, New Zealand Opera’s La Cenerentola, the BBC’s The Doctor Who Arena Spectacular and Technical Stage Manager for Oz Comic-con. The past three years Laura has worked for the Arts Centre Gold Coast as their resident SM for a variety of local and touring productions.

Other Stage Management credits include: As Stage Manager: The Marriage of Figaro for The Queensland Conservatorium, Aerial Angels and The Urban Country Music Festival. As Assistant Stage Manager: Rigoletto, Otello, Cinderella, St Matthews Passion, Macbeth, Carmen for Opera Queensland, Midsummer Nights Dream for USQ Shakespeare in the Park, JABBAWOKEEZ MUSE.I.C for Jupiters Casino. Laura graduated with a BA in Drama and English Literature from The University of Queensland in 2011.

DISCO DELIRIUM
JOE ACCARIA, MUSIC DIRECTOR & SOUNDTRACK PRODUCER

Sounds like an incurable yet dance provoking ailment. I’ve had it all my life although never manifested like this – until VELVET.

Disco Delirium kicked in around November 2014 when my studio and writing collaborator Nik Pringadi and I witnessed each other’s hazy yet triumphant reaction to several hours of programming disco beats coupled with a residual foot tap and head nod – we were in the disco.

My fascination with disco can be traced back to hearing the Bee Gees’ Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in Sicily at age seven. The lyrics and meaning slightly lost as my grasp of English was somewhat foggy in the face of a heavy dialect. What wasn’t lost and immediately evident was a connection to a beat, a pulse, and a groove with a solid foundation – the “four on the floor” but with a catchy syncopation that was sweeping the world, even Sicily. James Brown’s 1976 offering Get Up Offa That Thing then served to introduce the teenage drummer to the “pea soup” – an onomatopoeic effect of opening and closing the hi-hat cymbals off the beat giving vocalisation of the slang music term. Then came Chic.

Chic’s powerhouse rhythm section of Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson brought an unparalleled virtuosity and solid rock muscle to the music, not to mention Nile’s rich orchestrations littered with wonderful countermelody and movement. Songs such as Le Freak, Good Times and Everybody Dance catapulted Chic to stardom and they continued to pen classic disco hits for Sister Sledge and Diana Ross and also appeared on and produced albums for David Bowie, Duran Duran, INXS and Robert Palmer’s The Power Station to name just a few.

We trust we’ve served disco justice and you too experience a happy dose of Disco Delirium.


"Sometimes everything about a show is perfect. VELVET is such a show. Cabaret, burlesque and circus are skilfully mixed together, seasoned with a ‘dare to live big’ theme and topped with a generous helping of deafening disco beats, culminating in a well-deserved standing ovation after 90 minutes of first-class entertainment."

FestMag UK


Shows


THE DISCO INFERNO HAS SWEPT THROUGH:

BRISBANE QPAC 2016
MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016
ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 2015
BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2015
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2015
ADELAIDE FRINGE 2015

ADELAIDE FRINGE AWARDS:

'BEST RETURN SEASON' THE ADVERTISER 2016
'BEST CABARET' THE SUNDAY MAIL 2016
'BEST OF THE FRINGE' THE ADVERTISER 2015
'PICK OF THE FRINGE' BANKSA 2015


“This stunner of a show is nothing less than a pure endorphin rush. The feelings of freedom and joy that characterised the disco world of the 1970s are distilled, intensified, and pumped up into one heck of a blast from the past. Put this show on your must-see list. It`s simply a thriller and a killer and an uplifting experience that will get you shaking your groove thing!”

Stage Whispers


Contact

PRODUCER
Peter Rix
peter@velvettheshow.com

GENERAL MANAGER / BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Brad Larkham
brad@velvettheshow.com

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES CONTACT
Ian Phipps – IP Publicity
Ian@ippublicity.com.au



GLOBAL PERFORMANCE ENQUIRIES
Garry McQuinn - RGM Productions
garry@rgmproductions.co.uk

ORIGINAL PRODUCER
Virginia Hyam
virginia@artengineers.com.au

www.velvettheshow.com

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