Saturday, August 18, 2007

Life is a cabaret

Last year the Trevor Hart Quartet plus a couple of add ons did a Tom Waits show for the Brisbane Cabaret Festival. One of those performing was Sandro Colarelli. I thought he was a great interpretor of Tom waits' later period. I was also impressed by Sandro's intensity and amazing vocal and emotional range. There was some brief after show talk about working again and that was that.. Sandro went off to do more theatre such as Red Cap for the Queensland Music Festival and I to my own devices. This brief desire is about to become reality with a performance of Sandro with the THQ at the West End Cabaret. It's being held at The back Room in the West End Club, Cnr of Vulture and Montague on Saturday 25 August at 7pm. See the poster.

Sandro in a relaxed mood.

Sandro will perform some songs from my musical drama On Bloomsday. Bloomsday is drama of Greek proportions: love, sex and murder set in the bars and clubs of The Valley amongst musicians and marginals. These Bloomsday songs are rarely heard. They bear such titles as The Green Siren, The Dock Song, Johnno, The Schism; they are works I'm very proud of. He'll also reprise a couple of the Tom songs like Alice, Everything Goes to Hell and Reeperbahn. It's also the first excursion of THQ for a while. It's our only appearance before we release our new cd "Desert Songs", a little slice of THQ live around Australia.

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