Carla Lippis: Cast A Dark Shadow

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Lou Reed and Nancy Sinatra hand-in-hand on a desert death trip; Suicide and The Ventures jamming long into the night in a rickety old house; the angelic tones of Connie Francis drifting through the fevered dreams of David Lynch. Incorporating originals and re-contextualised classics, Carla deconstructs rock’n’roll into a haunting cabaret format.

With Geoff Crowther and East End Cabaret’s Vicky Falconer-Pritchard providing an esoteric accompaniment which includes guitar, keyboards, theremin and vintage drum machines, expect cabaret at its most unorthodox.

Australian-born singer Carla Lippis’ multi-disciplinary musical career began with biker-punk (The Rules) and continued with alt-country (Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts). The intensity of her live performances found her a niche in the intimacy of the cabaret, and prompted a string of appearances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, including her own production Brenta’s Bad Thing, a faustian concoction of cowboy-psychedelia and classic 80s italo-pop.

After contributing vocals to recordings by Sacri Cuori and touring alongside Calexico and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Carla was inspired to release new work under the pseudonym “Baby Carla”: a heady blend of 60’s Italo-Pop and vintage Rock & Roll.

Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble featured haunting and sparse arrangements of her eponymous release, and debuted to glowing reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. The Rumble has also been performed at St Andrew’s Fashion Festival and New York City’s The Slipper Room, and will continue its run at Brighton Fringe 2017. Carla recently guested with cabaret royalty Joey Arias during his recent London residency, and appears regularly in the West End as part of The Black Cat Cabaret.

“Divine”Rolling Stone Germany

“Lippis has an incredible voice ranging from sensual mumble to soaring magnificence”Louder Than War

“A knockout”The Australian

“Like something straight out of a Tarantino film and oozes an impressively brooding sensuality. An absolute pleasure to listen to.”Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

CARLA LIPPIS

Australian-born singer Carla Lippis’ multi-disciplinary musical career began with biker-punk (The Rules) and continued with alt-country (Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts). The intensity of her live performances found her a niche in the intimacy of the cabaret, and prompted a string of appearances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, including her own production Brenta’s Bad Thing, a faustian concoction of cowboy-psychedelia and classic 80s italo-pop.

It was those italian roots that she returned to when she contributed vocals to ‘Delone’, the 2015 release by post-folk instrumentalists Sacri Cuori. The L.P. featured collaborations with Tom Waits’ right-hand-man Marc Ribot, and the subsequent E.P. ‘Florida’ included a duet with alt-country sensation M. Ward. Highlights of the subsequent tour included performances alongside Calexico and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Carla’s italian voyage with Sacri Cuori served as the inspiration for the first release under her pseudonym “Baby Carla”: a heady blend of 60’s Italo-Pop and vintage Rock & Roll.

‘Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble’ featured haunting and sparse arrangements of her eponymous release, and debuted to glowing reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. The Rumble has also been performed at St Andrew’s Fashion Festival and New York City’s The Slipper Room, and will continue its run at Brighton Fringe 2017. Carla recently guested with cabaret royalty Joey Arias during his recent London residency, and appears regularly in the West End as part of The Black Cat Cabaret.

GEOFF CROWTHER

Scottish-Australian musical director Geoff Crowther was a founding member of Glasgow 80’s horror enthusiasts The Evil Eye, who composed the soundtrack for the cult web series TV Face, and contributed to Tirk Records 01 alongside Greg Wilson and Dungen. His other soundtracking credits include Sundance award-winner 52 Tuesdays and Bloomers. He has subsequently worked in post-production sound at Adelaide Studios (South Australian Film Corporation), providing Foley and ADR for Danger 5, Figaro Pho and The Infinite Man. He has also worked as a sound engineer in Adelaide’s music scene, mixing numerous local and touring acts at live scene-mainstays The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Nexus Arts and The Grace Emily, and engineering live recordings for The Bearded Gypsy band and The Sloe Ruin.

VICKY FALCONER-PRITCHARD

Victoria Falconer-Pritchard is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, cabaret performer and composer – sometimes all at once. She is most well known as the accordion-wielding, piano-thumping weirdo and co-creator of critically acclaimed musical comedy act EastEnd Cabaret. Winners of the Best Musical Variety Act at the London Cabaret Awards (2015) and Adelaide Fringe’s Best Cabaret (2012), the duo have sold out shows at Fringe World Perth, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, played on stages from London’s Southbank Centre to international festivals in Hong Kong and New Zealand, graced the front cover of Time Out as one of London’s Top 10 Cabaret Superstars, and appeared on BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and NBC America’s Before The Morning After.

Victoria’s latest project is the cosmic-cabaret-feminist-power-trio Fringe Wives Club, recipients of the prestigious Moosehead Award 2017 to develop a show that pushes the boundaries of comedy. Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party garnered rave reviews for its Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut with the trio subsequently appearing on ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late and receiving a Best Newcomer Award nomination.

As a collaborative musician and arranger, Victoria’s appearances include Kings Place, Latitude Festival, Glastonbury Festival and the Barbican as well as playing the musical saw for Amanda Palmer at London’s KOKO with Neil Gaiman, the Tiger Lillies and Richard O’Brien. She played violin on the award-winning debut album of chamber-pop artist The Anchoress (produced by Paul Draper), and has most recently signed up to work with cult singer “Baby” Carla Lippis on her latest live show, as well as MCing a new experimental opera composed by Roddy Bottum of Faith No More. As a composer, she has written award-winning soundtracks for live theatre and short film.

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The Boards

Dates

2-3 August
7-12 August
14-19 August
21-23 August
25-26 August

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Various times

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