Tag Archive: Performers

Jan 19

Princess: Musician


Princess is an Entertainer, Singer/Songwriter, Musician and all round Fashionista! With a great eye for detail he takes the best of Men’s fashion and the best of Women’s accessories for a unique and fashion forward statement about blurring the gender lines in Fashion. Fortunately Princess is well versed at walking his heels, recieveing his first pair of stacked heels as a child (as was the fashion of the day) and now regularly adds a minimum of 5inches to his height! Show stopping Polished Nails that reflect his sparkle and love for the alternative is a trademark of his look.

Princess is not only about Fashion. He also is an accomplished Singer and Musician, studying Singing at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. He began playing piano at the age of 6 and regularly performs around Melbourne as a backing Vocalist and Musician. He also records with a Triple J Unearthed Artist with content on iTunes, Spotify & Soundcloud.

However if this isn’t enough, Princess’ love of Makeup has added the glitter and sparkle to his polished look. As a MAC-Pro makeup artist Princess has created a look that has been compared to Kardshian inspired polished perfection!
Combine all of these elements, and you have Princess. Unique, polished, high heel wearing fun that is frightfully entertaining!

Princess is appearing at Queer Identities – Midsumma Edition.

Sandra Bogerd: Singer


Sandra Bogerd is a Melbourne-based singer/songwriter/composer/keyboardist with musical styles varying from a cappella to electronic to piano accompanied ballads. Her many influences have included Kate Bush, Dead Can Dance, Eurhythmics, and music from other eras and cultures. She is a serial musical entrepreneur having started up a science fiction rock band, a 5-piece synth pop and vocal group, 2 choirs, a small vocal ensemble, a recorder consort and a baroque orchestra, with a plan to start a new group of mediaeval musicians performing with her hurdy gurdy. She is an occasional conductor of the RMIT Occasional Choral Society (ROCS) that she founded in 1999. In the intervarsity choral world she is reknowned for her writing and performing of catches – rounds that have hidden (usually dodgy) messages when all parts are sounded together. She also has a portfolio of compositions for choirs, most of which were premiered by ROCS. In October 2014 she released her third solo album On the Rocks, containing about an hour of music on themes ranging from desire to despair. This is available on CD from Sandra directly ($20) or as downloads via a purchasable download card ($12) or on-line from the usual places.

You can view a full list of Sandra’s albums here, or you can visit CD Baby to get your own copy of On the Rocks.

Sandra will be performing at our Saturday night Queerbaret.

Ryan Etherington: Comedian


“One fateful day during the July of 1990, Ryan Etherington led a daring one-man strike force, and successfully broke out of his mother’s womb…
Ryan Etherington is a nerds nerd. He’s played Dungeons and Dragons, once beat Pokemon (all of it) and even attempted applying for Mensa (which he failed horrifically). He also attempts to get the house and experience this ‘social’ thing people keep raving on about. Sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he fails, sometimes it goes cataclysmically wrong; But he’s always got a humorous story to come out of it, as well as bringing with him the stories, observations and self-critising moments all witnessed by his nutty mind.
Ryan is a RAW Comedy 2011 State Finalist, and performed his first Adelaide Fringe Show ‘Chivalrofl’ in 2014 before moving to Melbourne to continue his comedic journey.
“Ryan Etherington is one of those unlikely heroes you can’t help but like… hilarious anecdotes” -Heckler
“Uproarious laughter” -Buzzcuts
“Etherington is one to watch”Sunday Mail”
Ryan will be hosting the Saturday Night Queerbaret, and will most likely be getting a bit of stand up in amongst all the standing up and talking about other people.

RMIT Occasional Choral Society: Performers


ROCS-MThe RMIT Occasional Choral Society (ROCS) is a student run choir at RMIT University. They are a non-auditioned choir, and open to everyone – you do not have to be an RMIT student to join. ROCS performs a wide variety of music and welcomes everyone with a willingness to learn and a love of song.

With space limited, only a select contingent from ROCS will be appearing at Queermance, and we would to thank Geordie Marsh, Adil Soh-Lim, Sandra Bogerd, Anna Nicolson, Hayden Johns and Shannon Castle for volunteering their time. They will be performing at our Friday night Queermance Volume II Anthology Launch and our Saturday Night Queerbaret.

ROCS is a collective funded by RMIT Link Arts & Culture.

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CC Page: Performer


Internationally acclaimed Australian performer CC Page is schooled in many forms of entertainment, and excels at them all. Be it her skilled circus performances, jaw dropping fire shows, or even her passionate and sensual dance performances, Celina’s raw ability to make you go wow comes from an absolute love of performing everything in front of you and having you walk away amazed.

But Celina’s talent goes well beyond the temptress persona she brings to the stage. Much of her leisure time is spent perfecting her arts to make sure she can bring you the best show possible. How many girls do you know that sleep on their own bed of nails? This absolute passion and involvement in everything she does is what separates her from the mob, and it’s what will leave you in wonderment, as Celina’s sole goal is to entertain and amaze you.

Celina will be performing at the Saturday night Queerbaret.

Mar 10

Lamplight Circus – Performers

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Circus & Sideshow Boylesque homegrown in Melbourne, Lamplight is the brainchild of Sebastian Edwards and Skipp Christiansen. Lamplight Circus will be showcasing their talents at the Sunday Night Queerbaret.

SebSebastian Edwards
Sebastian has spent the past eleven years travelling up and down Australia’s east coast training in the circus. Primarily a character based performer, Sebastian works in clown, MC, boylesque, acrobalance, object manipulation, stilts, sideshow and aerial arts.
He has worked festivals, nightclubs and burlesque houses across the country, and his training includes such illustrious companies as Circus Oz, NICA, C!RCA and Zen Zen Zo.
Sebastian is a consummate entertainer, proven to please crowds with both skill-based wonders and feats of danger.

Skipp Christiansen ‘aka’ The Gravity WarriorSkipp
Skipp has trained as a juggler since the age of 14 developing world class technical and performance abilities. While attending master classes with Marco Poaletti in Sydney he was inspired to specialise in ball juggling and has since created an individual style and flair. He completed his Bachelor of Arts acting for stage and screen at Charles Sturt University where he further explored his love of live entertainment. After working in Sydney as a screen actor he ran away to join the circus and since coming to Melbourne in 2012 has co-founded “Lamplight Circus” with Sebastian Edwards and trained with some of Melbourne most talented circus practitioners, including full time training with the acclaimed Spin Circus Academy. Since coming to Melbourne Skipp has branched out into the specialties of Side show, acro-balance, hand balance and tumbling, working to become a circus unto himself. With acts ranging from high energy juggling and death defying balance to jaw dropping side show stunts and high level acrobatics, whether he is balancing a flaming scythe on his face, supporting himself with one arm, lighting up a room with electricity flowing through his body or keeping 6 objects aloft Skipp is a highly skilled showman and definitely one to watch out for.