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4 Female Fronted Queer Bands And Performers For One Night Only At Midsumma 2016

Presented by Melbourne Midsumma Festival and The High St. Sessions.



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On Friday 29th January 2016, four female fronted queer bands and performers will be featured at High St. Midsumma Session. 

The Fondue Set 

Do yourself a favour, Melbourne. If you love 70’s music, then this is the show for you! The Fondue Set is an explosive six-piece band breathing new life into carefully chosen classic golden hits and B sides, straight from the AM dial. (Seriously, if you haven’t danced to their version of Blinded by the Light you haven’t lived!) The Fondue Set features members from Blue King Brown, Plastered Bastard Sisters and Buttered Loaf.                              

 Fronted by Kylie Brickhill and her truly awesome lung-power, with her handpicked super-group -guitar wizard , Gideon Cozens , technically  superb keyboard player, Sam Cope, virtuoso violinist Jean McC, bass beast,Merin Den and dynamic and diverse drummer Luke Aldridge. 
Playing songs by artists such as Heart, Cheetah, Mama Cass. Dusty Springfield, Boz Scaggs, Queen and The Partridge Family.
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Queen Beaver

Queen Beaver: A queer band of ladies, singing songs and telling jokes in a nightclub.
Described by local press as a ‘trio with the wow factor’, this all-female three-piece formed back in 1996.  When kiwis Lucy and Stayci moved back to Melbourne in 2012, Queen Beaver chose Nevada's Burning Man festival as the perfect place to get the band back together! Bringing Michelle's guitar licks, Lucy's banging voice and Stayci's silly banter, Queen Beaver love to entertain with their semi-acoustic mix of covers and originals.  As well as gigging around Melbourne and Victoria, shows include Beaver Las Vegas (Melbourne Fringe Festival), the Lesbian Comedy Gala, the ChillOut Festival and Singalong with Queen Beaver (Everyone’s A Diva) – a karaoke-meets-pub-quiz show for the Darebin Music Feast.  Artists covered by the band range from Johnny Cash to Meatloaf, Tammy Wynette to Lorde, and Helen Reddy to Supertramp - all with Queen Beaver’s own twist, and running alongside their own country and blues inspired originals and comic antics.. 

The Ukulele Ladies

The Ukulele Ladies are a toe-tapping, thigh-slapping, stocking-snagging, head-banging musical comedy duo from Melbourne via Hawaii.  No tune is safe from their side splitting fun.

The lovely Dusty Footpaths and Rhododendron Sur la Tibetan Montagne are decked out in gorgeous flaming red outfits and play the gamut of musical genres, from Classical to Disco accompanied by their ukuleles.

Colourful and enticing from a distance, up close The Ukulele Ladies can transform rock music to a pebble.  

The Ukulele Ladies are a bit Vegas, a touch Hawaii, and a tad Tamworth.

They enchant and delight audiences of all ages with humour and musical pizzazz.

United by their dedication and devotion to humming and strumming, plucking and lilting, these two performers are more than happy to stop for a chat and a quick tune on their way to stardom.  

Anna Tirotta

Anna has been performing professionally in bands, duos and solo platforms all her adult life. Her musical pedigree covers everything from rock, pop, soul, acoustic folk through to her focused passion of country rock. You could describe Anna as Tina Turner meets Katie Perry at the rodeo with leg warmers on! The sound of country rock with a massive heart—think Shania Twain with the magnitude of Bonnie Tyler. Anna performs both originals and covers spanning across all decades from 60's - top 40 hits.

When: Friday 29th January 2016

Where: Bar 303 High St. Northcote 3070

Price: $15 full, $12 conc, $10 (min 5 people)

Tickets: Here or call Midsumma Festival Ticketing 03 9415 9819

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