Paul Capsis – Memo Music Hall, 23rd June 2018
Fresh from crawling out of the ancient skin of Quentin Crisp, multi-award winning Australian performer Paul Capsis returned to what he loves doing best – singin’ tunes in an exclusive three-night season at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda.
Bringing together some of Melbourne’s best musicians under the leadership of Jethro Woodward to present a rock n roll Gothic romp, trawling the dark lyrics of Patti Smith, Tom Waites, Sony Bono, Lou Reed, Lana Del Ray, Skyhooks, The Doors, Eurythmics, The Suicide and songs made famous by Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez and Ike and Tina Turner.
Revisiting songs from musical theatre shows in which Capsis recently starred – Cabaret and The Black Rider plus some unearthed gems…..
These songs are remade and delivered in Capsis’ own unique style: a blend of gender bending scorching torch rock n roll.