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Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue

Performances: Wed. 30 Sept., Thurs. 1 Oct., Fri. 2 Oct., Sat. 3 Oct., Sun. 4 Oct.

Location: The Melba Spiegeltent – 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

Showtime: 8pm

For world class musicianship and titallating burlesque make a point of catching Doc Whites’s Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue at the Melba Spiegeltent situated at 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood performing as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.

Blues man Doc White has selected a stellar line up of musicians and performers including Jazz sensation Nichaud Fitzgibbon on vocals,  Alexander Stuart Black on violin / mandolin, iconic Jazz man Paul Williamson on saxophone / clarinet, Tony Martin on percussion and a drum kit that he designed and made himself and Howard Cairns on double bass. Other performers include actor / MC Mark Cutler, super sexy Miss Betty Bombshell and the elegant Sina King performing outstanding Burlesque.

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra featuring burlesque artist Sina King
Lowdown Hokum Orchestra with Paul Williamson, Alex Black, Doc White, Tony Martin, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Howard Cairns featuring burlesque artist Sina King
Bluesman Doc White and sultry Jazz sensation Nichaud Fitzgibbon
Blues man Doc White and sultry Jazz sensation Nichaud Fitzgibbon
Melbourne's iconic Jazz man Paul Williamson with Doc White
Melbourne’s iconic Jazz man Paul Williamson with Doc White
Sexy Betty Bomshell performing Reefer Man
Sexy Betty Bomshell performing Reefer Man
Miss Betty Bombshell performing the happy ending of Reefer Man
Miss Betty Bombshell performing the happy ending of Reefer Man

Dayle Allison Walker album launch

Melbourne based singer / songwriter, academic and author Dayle Allison Walker will be performing at Albert Park Yacht Club this Friday evening the 5th December 2014 along with her band FolkUs to celebrate Xmas with the launch of her latest album titled ‘Sanctuary’.

Throughout her early years as a singer, Dayle released an album with Mushroom Records, and toured  with artists such as Marcia Hines, Steve Groves (Tintin) and Johnny Chester.  As a studio session singer she worked with well-known artists, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Rabowski and Mike Brady.  Dayle has performed in a wide variety of genres  and  settings,  in  country  music  and  acoustic  folk, with touring  bands, in  cabaret  and theatre, television variety shows, and for many years sang with Steve Ball (Kush) on piano at jazz piano bars in Sydney. Drawing on all of these influences, Dayle’s mellow voice brings a touching resonance to songs of depth, humour and warmth.

Dayle Allison Walker latest album launch Sanctuary
Dayle Allison Walker latest album launch Sanctuary













Her  new  album  ‘Sanctuary’,  produced  by  Hugh  McDonald from Red Gum  features  some  of  Australia’s  finest musicians and on the night Dayle will be accompanied by band members and guest artists including:

Brian Norris – bass / backup vocals

Zee Man – drums / percussion

Gavan Anderson – guitars / banjo / mandolin

Alex Black – violin / mandolin / backup vocsls

Cliff Ellery – Backup vocals / guitar

Cathy Spillane – Backup vocals / Ukulele / guitar / percussion


Albert Park Yacht Club Port Lounge

5 Aquatic Drive

Albert Park Lake

Doors open 7.30

Music at 8pm

Tickets: $25 pp concession $20

For bookings:  taxman@bigpond.net.au or TEXT 0418 179411 (Cliff) – pay at door. 

Finger Food and dips provided – no extra cost

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue at Spiegeltent














 Doc White

Last Saturday night the iconic Wonderland Fun Park Spiegeltent in Docklands played host to the spectacular Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue.


Bettie Bombshell

Creator of the show ‘Blues man’ Doc White, also on vocals and guitar, conceived of this cleverly constructed and very entertaining musical pulling together a group of talented artists to see his vision come to life. Using a variety of songs by different artists a storyline takes shape.

Supported on stage by one of Australia’s premier jazz stylists,, the vivacious Nichaud Fitzgibbon, the story unfolds through song and narration delivered by director Mark Cutler, taking us on fantasy filled ride further enriched by exotic performances by burlesque queens Mimi Le NoireBettie Bombshell and Minnie Monroe.


Mimi Le Noire and Nichaud Fitzgibbon

The story line follows two people who meet as teenagers in school and form both a musical and personal connection that begins to deteriorate as they become successful. They loose contact, before a chance meeting 25 years later reunites the pair and they discover they still feel that initial chemistry and want to keep making music together. The bump n’ grind of the sexy burlesque performances give an edginess to the show end enhances the emotional impact of each song.



Mimi Le Noir and Minnie Monroe.

With an outstanding band in Alex Black on violin and mandolin, Peter Howell on double bass, Tony Martin on drums, Aaron Searle on sax, clarinet and guitar as well as an extra special performance by Mike Rudd on vocals and harmonica the atmosphere created by the show proved to be an audience winner.

Alex Black and Aaron Searle