PAUL CAPSIS 'Addicted to the Nightlife' presented by NORPA in association with Tropical Fruits Festival

Paul Capsis’ voice has been described as “an act of God”; “like Ziggy Stardust on LSD". The performer is a gender-bending, gospel-shrieking force of nature.

 

In a specially curated show for NORPA, Paul Capsis will explore the music of Patti Smith, Skyhooks, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Ike and Tina Turner, Doris Day, Thelma Houston and many more.

"I don't really do solo shows that often any more, as I am more concentrated in theatre," said Paul Capsis who has recently received rave reviews for his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in Resident Alien as well as for his numerous other stage roles "It's nice to revisit the cabaret form, which is basically me with an accompanist, Jeremy Brennan, doing a number of songs, a mixed bag of old and new songs, from Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin to Tina Turner, with some fun and some dark notes too."

Capsis' will perform at NORPA on Thursday 29 Dec and Friday 30 Dec. His performance on Dec 29 will be preceeded by the Tropical Fruits Festival Street Parade that will finish at Lismore City Hall with the official Festival Opening Soiree from 5pm, including drag shows, a welcome by the Mayor, DJs, Coopers Bar, stalls and outdoor diner.

Capsis, who has never been to Tropical Fruits Festival, said his Lismore performance will be a treat for him as much as for the audience.

"I have heard of the Tropical Fruits Festival so much and for a very long time," he said. "I know friends of mine who perform there regularly, every year, and it is very nice to be invited this year."

Paul Capsis in 'Addicted to the Nightlife'
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
Thu 29 Dec & Fri 30 Dec, 8pm $50
Bookings: www.norpa.org.au

Dead Letter Circus - The Burning Number Tour

Highly accomplished Brisbane rock band Dead Letter Circus are on the road again for a national tour in support of their new single, The Burning Number

You can catch the boys playing at Hotel Brunswick on the 25th of August. Ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to support the work of Sea Shepherd as Dead Letter Circus will be donating $1 from every ticket sold to the organisation. You will also have to option to match the band's donation and help fund fueling vessels used for South Sea missions by selecting to add another dollar to the ticket price at checkout. 

Get along to the gig to support great Australian music and a great cause.

Tickets are available HERE

Mullum Music Festival announces 2016 lineup

Mullum Music Festival, now in its 9th year, will take place in the pubs, clubs, halls and streets of the little NSW north coast town of Mullumbimby from 17-20 November. Over 80 artists will perform over 4 days in 12 venues throughout the town.

Internationals this year include Americana-inspired singer songwriter Eilen Jewell, who rides her ‘Half-Broke Horse’ into town with vivid lyrics and steel guitars; Vancouver duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer with some dirty blues, Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker, and renowned Canadian bluesman, Mr Matt Andersen.
 
Australian highlights include 20-year-old Tash Sultana, Melbourne’s futuristic Olympia, outlaw country rock band Henry Wagons & The Only Children, The Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard, singer/songwriter Lior, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jordie Lane, and the loving musical embrace of Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale.
 
The festival’s full line-up will be announced August 1.
Tickets on sale now, here.

Mullum Music Festival 2016
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