Monday, August 24, 2009

The Gangsters’ Ball

The Gangsters’ Ball 2008 was an amazing success, selling out 700 tickets some 4 weeks in advance with nearly 200 people queuing at the door for up to 3 hours to purchase the remaining 50 tickets… It was widely regarded by those who attended as “the best event of its type ever held in Sydney” and voted by the Drum Media Street Press Magazine in it's 2008 Readers Poll Edition as the “best Swing/Rockabilly Event of 2008”.

The promoters are extremely excited to announce the following stellar line-up for 2009:

Special Guest MC/Performer: Meow Meow! (New York’s world renowned Cabaret Starlet)

Live Band: The Velvet Set 10-piece Swing Band (Australia’s most dynamic swing band)

Burlesque & Cabaret: (with city of performance)
Bree Robertson (Contortionist) - Syd
Imogen Kelly (burlesque/aerials) - Syd, Melb & Bris
Lola the Vamp (burlesque) - Syd, Melb & Bris
Tasia (burlesque) - Syd & Melb
Mark Winmill (cabaret/hula hoops/aerials) - Syd & Bris
Sarina Del Fuego (burlesque) - Syd & Bris
The Birdmann (vaudeville cabaret) - Melb
Kitty Van Horne (singing burlesque) - Syd
Rosy Rabbit (burlesque) - Syd & Bris
Frankie Valentine (burlesque) - Syd, Melb & Bris
Hi Ball Burlesque (burlesque troupe) - Melb
Laura la Reyna (cabaret/hula hoops/aerials) - Melb
B.B. le Buff (burlesque) - Bris
La Viola Vixen (burlesque) - Bris

Swing Dancing Performances: (with city of performance)
Swing Patrol Performance Troupe - Syd & Melb
Swingtime Performance Troupe - Syd
Swing Dance Brisbane - Bris

Every show also features:

DJ’s: The country’s best Swing, Rockabilly and 50’s Rock & Roll DJ’s including Limpin’ Jimmy & the Swingin’ Kitten (Syd) & Jack Shit (FBI Radio - Syd).

The Gambling Den: FREE Poker, Roulette and Black Jack tables

Dance Competitions: Swing and 50’s Rock & Roll dancing contests with great prizes

Plus: Cigarette girls & pin-up models, merchandise stalls, cocktail bar, themed photo booth and fantastic prizes for the best dressed, best dancers and lucky door

Dress Code: Strictly Gangster, Moll, Flapper, Burlesque & Vintage…

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