Creme Brûlée - Kathleen's surprise 60th
Many of you know and love my mother who has been a loving and supportive presence to many on the cabaret scene. On October 9th she will turn 60, on her birthday in 2011 she was in a very dark place, battling terminal cancer. We are not only going to celebrate her birthday but the fact that she now has no cancerous activity in her body.
Please join us for a casual night with a few, fun performances from those who love Kathleen. The wonderful people at the cake Tin will also be bring their exquisite creme brûlée but you must pre-book a ticket in order to get your hands on this gastronomical delight!
The ticket money will be a gift to help her along as she is not able to work after her cancer treatment. On September 14th her car was backed over by a hit and run ute driver so she could really do with a little help at this time.
The venue will be confirmed in the next 48 hours.
Tickets are $10 through our Paypal account
You must book ASAP to get your creme brûlée!
Deadly Nightshade Cabaret
3 week season at the Hideaway
Deadly Nightshade Cabaret, as alluring and toxic as the bloom that it is named after, a live music event presenting some of Australia’s most talented and daring artists. Bertie Page has looked down every dark alleyway in search of exotic specimens to grace its stage and haunt its customers. From the candles to the tassled bosoms, every detail is painfully exquisite.
Now the show finds a new place to dwell at one of Brisbane’s most atmospheric bars, The Hideaway. Every Sunday for three weeks a different ensemble will interpret classics and originals with an array of instruments and styles diverse and fascinating. Conservatorium trained toffs and self -taught street rats will join together in a celebration of the macabre. Each show is to be hosted by Bertie Page, an awesomely powerful vocalist and corrupting comedienne with an international reputation as one of Australia’s leading cabaret artists.
On April 21st the Bertie Page Clinic play their last Brisbane gig before heading to Europe for a tour of France, Germany and Italy. They will be presenting a selection from their next album that will be pressed in vinyl and released on French label Beast Records in June. This cabaret flavoured preview will glitter and glam ‘till you can no longer stand!
April 28th brings John Meyer to the stage for a rare solo show. Usually seen as lead singer for The Good Ship and guitarist for Bertie Page Clinic, John will showcase some of his solo work, and will be joined by guests including Leon Van Lieshout of The Clues. John’s music has received wide acclaim, including a recent shortlisting for the APRA Professional Development Awards and the Q Song Awards.
May 5th is the finale with Brisbanes most beloved cabaret outfit The RagTag Band! The ensemble formed in 2007 as the house band for the Rag Tag Revue and since then its accomplished musicians have been stunning audience at Brisbane’s premiere cabaret events. This will also be Bertie’s very last performance in Australia until July so it’s going to be one hell of a bon voyage party!
Doors are at 7pm, tickets $12, tickets booked online include a complimentary drink.
Your ticket entitles you to one free drink from the bar’s show drink selection, which includes basic spirits and a range of beers and non alcoholic drinks.
The Cannon Ball – A Rock N Roll Pirate Masque Brisbane Show
Rock n’ roll pirates, lusty dames and a barrel o’ rum...
Channel your inner Jack Sparrow and get ready to rock the boat with a huge night of pillaging and plundering. Featuring some of Australia’s best rock and burlesque artists. A flotilla of marauding rapscallions descends upon Brisbane and Lismore, led by burlesque glam rock monstrosity Bertie Page Clinic.
Brisbane’s Bertie Page Clinic, are just back from Europe where they been spreading the gospel of glam. They have just released “French Tickler” with Beast Records who bring their music to the French people. The Clinic will ignite this year’s Cannonball with shiploads of raunch and exotic tales from the continent.
They are joined by Lismore’s own Jimmy Willing, the cowboy with a whole lot of rock and roll! He’s a living legend and his resume is star studded having worked with Christa Hughes, Chad Morgan and Tim Freedman. Jimmy is well known as a painter, songwriter and off-the-wall front man. It’s been a very long time since he’s made an appearance in Brisbane, this is your chance to see the man in person!
Once again Cannonball have commandeered the finest burlesque wenches in the country. Prepare to have your hearts and pants plundered by Lena Marlene, Coppelia Jane, Rosie Peaches and Miss Cello Bordello!
It’s a Masquerade Ball so guests are encouraged to dress in their best pirate/wench ensemble. When buccaneers and wenches don their masks there’s no telling what escapades may ensue...
Part of the profits will go to replacing a precious guitar that was recently pirated away from the back of John Meyer’s vessel/Kia Carnival. Up yours real life pirates, you will never stop the rock!
Brisbane- Saturday 15 December, Beetle Bar, 8pm
Bertie Page Clinic, Jimmy Willing, Lena Marlene, Coppelia Jane, Rosie Peaches, Miss Cello Bordello
Serpentine - Sex, Fetish, Death
A History of the Corset
Bertie Page Clinic unveil “Serpentine” a rock opera that charts the evolution of the world’s most notorious undergarment, the corset. From humble beginnings as a means of support and protection from the elements, the boned bodice became a volatile, moral battleground reaching a fevered climax in the Victorian era. Today it lives on as a much sought after item of fetish and mainstream fashion, often misunderstood, always an object of awe. Serpentine opens this sartorial Pandora’s box with dark humour, sumptuous costuming and mind blowing classic rock style.
Bertie draws upon three years of research from academic texts and primary sources; she has walked the halls of Versailles, trawled vintage fashion stores in Paris, Berlin and Edinburgh in search of girdles and perused the extensive historical, fashion collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The result is an exquisite nightmare, a journey through the some of western culture’s most painful and bizarre customs. Yet there are two sides to every twisted tale, with great wit and vocal finesse Bertie shines a light on the corset in its role as a liberator, a bargaining chip and emancipator of the female sex.
Serpentine is an extraordinary cultural feast blending original rock songs with an unexpected nod to the works of Motown and Giuseppe Verdi. To top it all off the entire troupe will be dressed in lavish, historically inspired designs by Sydney fashion house “Gallery Serpentine.” Following three grand nights in Brisbane and Byron Bay, Bertie Page brings this grand spectacle to Melbourne's Wesley Anne Hotel.
Saturday 17 November, 8pm
Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote
$25 on the door
Russia Vs France –Bertie Page Clinic, The Chrome Street Follies, The Dirty Eastwoods and Dunes at the Beetle Bar
East meets West in an explosive flash of rock n roll at the Beetle Bar, Saturday 18 August. The stars of the Chrome Street follies are marching on Roma Street, wrapped in furs, soaked in vodka, eager to prove that Smirnoff is supreme. Meanwhile Bertie Page Clinic will attempt to repel them at the border, flying the French flag in advance of their September European tour. It’s like the Crimean War all over again, but with guitars and tassels. Be prepared for trench warfare. If you don’t know what the Crimean War was, just think Boris and Natasha meets Pepe le Pew. Still confused? You should be.
Bertie Page Clinic
The Clinic are a sight and sound to behold. Led by outgrageous frontwoman Bertie Page, they weave rock, punk, pop and even opera into their bizarre live shows. In September they’re off once again to Europe, performing at a lesbian festival on the Greek island of Lesbos before heading to France for a non-stop two week run of shows. To celebrate their love of all things French (especially the knickers), they’ve recorded a short album they’re calling French Tickler, an aural marital aid! Featuring original songs plus a punked up version of that old children’s favourite “Alouette”, the petit disque will be available at this special farewell show. Check out the first single off the record “My Sister’s Friend’s Cousin From Woodridge”, an anti-bullying punk madrigal that tells you there’s always someone bigger and tougher than you, so don’t be an asshole.
With special guests The Dirty Eastwoods and Dunes
Buy Tickets at Oztix
When: Saturday 18 August, 8pm
Where: Beetle Bar, 350 Upper Roma St, Brisbane
Cost: $12presale/$15 door
Bertie Page Presents: Deadly Nightshade Cabaret, as alluring and toxic as the bloom that it is named after, a live music event presenting some of Australia’s most talented and daring artists.
Stockholm Syndrome has looked down every dark alleyway in search of exotic specimens to grace its stage and haunt its customers. From the candles to the tassled bosoms, every detail is painfully exquisite. Every month a different ensemble will interpret classics and originals with an array of instruments and styles too diverse to contemplate. Conservatorium trained toffs and self-taught street rats will join together in a celebration of the macabre. The topping on this pestilent pudding are the dancers, the burlesque and circus artists who will risk life and limb performing amongst the rabble.
Tickets available from Stockholm Syndrome at