Cast A Dark Shadow is gothic americana in a cabaret setting, tracing the common sonic threads running through 60s pop, surf and rock n' roll, and embellishing those with elements of electronic music and the avant garde. Lippis invokes the italian diva of the 1960s possessed by Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, a persona sharply contrasting with conventionally sexy or saccharine female roles. This is cabaret in terms of the intimate spaces which best accommodate her dramatic performances, but don't expect any American
songbook, broadway show tunes or smooth jazz.
This show recently premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, following 2016's critically-lauded “Baby Carla's Bad Girl Rumble”. Be among the first to see it in London.
With Geoff Crowther and East End Cabaret's Vicky Falconer-Pritchard providing an esoteric accompaniment including guitar, keyboards, theremin and drum machines, expect cabaret at its most unorthodox.
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About Carla Lippis
Lou Reed and Nancy Sinatra hand-in-hand on a desert death trip; the angelic tones of Connie Francis drifting through the fevered dreams of David Lynch. Incorporating originals and re-contextualised classics, Carla Lippis deconstructs rock'n'roll using her intense stage presence and incredible voice.
Australian singer Carla Lippis' multi-disciplinary musical career has encompassed alt-country (The MartialHearts) and indie rock (The Rules). Following a string of appearances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, a move to Europe saw her contribute vocals to Italy's post-folk instrumental group Sacri Cuori, whose LP “Delone” featured collaborations with Tom Wait's guitarist Marc Ribot and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley. Their subsequent E.P. “Florida” saw her duet with alt-country sensation M. Ward, and support Calexico and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. A new addition to London's West End, Carla has appeared as part of The Black Cat Cabaret, performed at Cafe de Paris, and duetted with Joey Arias.
Please note Watermans Friends Members CAN NOT use their two free tickets for this event.
This event will be available to book from Friday 1 September.