Not Another Indie Cabaret

Published by: Jessamae St James | 31-Aug-2016
We've all sat through that show. It's, like, totally unique and the songs are so obscure you probably haven't heard them before. You're there because a friend swears they knew about the performer before they were cool. But the show is Just. So. Indie. Featuring obscure instruments, luscious loops and original songs soaked in satire. See her before she totally becomes a sell out. I mean... do you even indie?
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Address: 5 Carson Place (Off Little Collins Street), Melbourne
Date: 20-25 September
Time: 8:30pm
Ticket: Full $32, Concession $28, Group 6+ $25
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Armed with an omnichord (of course), a looping machine and a wine-drenched trumpet kazoo, Jessamae is determined not to perform 'just' another Indie Cabaret. Obviously, the challenge is real (to reiterate: trumpet kazoo). She's at Melbourne Fringe, surrounded by the largest collection of kitsch in the Southern Hemisphere... Indie as hell? The odds are ever in her favour.

Not Another Indie Cabaret is a new work full of delightful disenchantment from cabaret and burlesque songstress Jessamae St James. A musical comedy that is part self-deprecating reflection, part ode to questionable adult-ing skills and part love letter to making excellent life choices whilst drunk on eBay. In an intimate show featuring original songs played on ridiculous instruments, Not Another Indie Cabaret tackles life's big questions... and at least one other reference to the Hunger Games. I mean... do you even indie?

Jessamae St James (Jessie Upton) is a Melbourne based musician, cabaret & burlesque artist. Following the premiere and sell out season of her original cabaret TIED UP- which focused on all things sexual fetish, Jessamae was nominated for an Eros Shine Adult Industry Award. She is a co-presenter of The Cabaret Room on JOY94.9fm.

"...the main event is St James' voice. It's a versatile and dramatic instrument that can easily recalibrate itself, and seems just as suited to phlegmatic Weimar-style sprechgesang as it is to the full-throated stylings that echo the great Shirley Bassey." "“ Cameron Woodhead, The Age.

"St. James is a powerhouse vocalist...she refuses to be a one-trick pony..." -

"5 stars. A+ buyer. Would sell again." "“ eBay

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