My show for Perth fringe The King and Me draws ever closer. My co-star Caitlin-Beresford Ord is a gifted actor belting the tunes of myself and Martin Cilia to the wicked guitar of Sam Musca. Martin is going to join us for the first two shows (Feb 17-18) and the last (Sun Feb22). I had no idea how huge the Fringe festival is these days. It is absolutely buzzing all over the city and out in the satellite centres too. I’ve already seen some terrific shows: SEX IDIOT and PROMISE AND PROMISCUITY standouts but lots of great stuff including a mind-reading hot-dog and Michael Burke’s little tent show.
Last time I participated was as a writer of BOYS GOTTA BOND back in the 90s. By the way, that was a bloody good show with Brian Megan, Andrew Lewis and John Negroponte, but the festival then was a few little events dotted around with little or no publicity. You will hear us live by the way on Geoff Hutchinson’s ABC show around 10.15 on Friday 13 should you be in WA.
Meanwhile we’re gearing up for our show at the Caravan Club in Melbourne Sun March 8. This is an early show with a free sausage provided to help get into the spirit of home bred rock. The band is comprised of members or former members of Skyhooks, Mental As Anything, Perry Keayes, Fuchsia (Greg Macainsh , Tony Durant, Lloyd Gyi) so please join us, might be the only gig I get to do in the great southern city this year.
If you are a Sydneysider please join us at the Django Bar, Marrickville Mar 12. I’ll be doing one of my shows that incorporates performance poems and live readings.