Frid 4 Dec Camden Cabaret & Burlesque
highly entertaining singer and comedian drag queen RUBY VIOLET Ruby Violet burst on to the scene in 2018 and is making her mark up and down the county. From the deepest depths of Essex Ruby has crawled her way into showbiz. From touring the world singing on cruise ships to the pubs and clubs of the UK, Ruby will dazzle you with her own brand of campery. Last year she was nominated for a QX cabaret award for best drag queen
CELLIST VOCALIST COMEDIENNE KATE SHORTT Kate Shortt is a freelance cellist, vocalist and workshop leader. Her work takes her through varying genres, including Portuegese fado, Classical, Jazz, Theatre, Rock and Contemporary. Work with pop artists include Gary Kemp of Spandeau Ballet, Take That and Simon Le Bon. In the contemporary theatre world she has performed and toured with composer Jocelyn Pook . Amongst her work as a session player and collaborator in varying projects, Kate has played and toured regularly with the jazz singer Christine Tobin’s band and with guitarist Phil Robson. She performs with pianist Liam Noble and poet Penny Rimbaud as a free improviser ‘… her fierce avant-garde romanticism puts her in a class of her own…’ Kate’s one woman show ‘Shortt and Sweett’ was born in London Islington at the Kings Head Theatre in 1991 and consists of original songs, impressions and comedy. It has since graced the cabaret/comedy scene in London, Austria, Edinburgh and more. ‘…she twists the dials of our genre sensitive mind, hopping from station to station like a pre – digital radio sliding in and out of wave bands…’ Alban Low – The Art Of Jazz. Her album of original songs with piano/vocals ‘Something To Tell You’ (2006) depicts life, love, and the bits in-between. (cd baby/itunes /Amazon) ‘…Emotionally rich songs, thoughtful harmonies, and heartfelt reflections on life’ (M.U. Magazine) ‘… A remarkable Cellist…’ John Fordham (The Guardian) ‘… Wild cellist with wide ranging vocals…’ – The stage ‘… Very funny polished act and a wonderful elastic face…’ – London Live Radio
London based neo-burlesque performer. VIOLET DELIGHTS Prepare for silliness, sass, and a sizeable ass. Violet loves to turn feminine archetypes on their tits and dance the line between sexy and ridiculous
Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year MATT BRAGG Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year (runner up) Matt is a master of delivery, with timing that keeps you hanging on the edge and then the edge again. Selected for the prestigious Big Value showcase in Edinburgh last year, opening for Harry Hill and Lloyd Griffith, his dry humour and subtle anecdotes leaves the audience listening intently wanting more of the cool calm and collected comedian.