Meet the cast of Cabaret Supper Club
Musician, Sound Technician & Lighting
How old are you?
Older than the man I feel
How long have you been performing?
There’s video evidence of me singing and performing at 7 years old. Probably my best years.
What made you try it?
My mum says I was always a “happy wee boy”, I always liked glamour, glitz and the rock n roll lifestyle. There wasn’t a whole lot going on in Belfast when I was growing up, music was an escape.
What do you do when you’re not making music?
Tend to my beard. Plot the downfall of Western Civilisation. Eat bad food. Y’know, the usual.
How did you feel the first time you tried burlesque/drag/performed live?
I felt right. I felt right. “Aye. This is for me. This is where I’m meant to be”
What about the first time you performed live?
That was a strange mix of absolute terror and excitement. I wasn’t ready for the strange way my body didn’t quite sync up with what I had originally planned to do in front that first ever live audience (of about 50 people in a wee pub in Belfast that’s now a gay bar) but I was well received. Of course. Because I’m amazing. Obviously.
What’s the secret to being a good burlesque dancer/drag artist/live performer?
That would be telling.
What should people know before trying burlesque/drag/performing live?
Just get off your butt and give it a go. And keep giving it a go until you either decide, “Nah, this ain’t for me” or “Aye. This is for me. This is where I’m meant to be”
Tell us about your current routine or new routines you’re working on?
Currently I’m doing that special thing that I am known to do, which is: All of the things, as much as possible, all of the time. I’ll sleep when I’m dead and so forth.