blackcat lounge isn’t drag and it ain’t burlesque. It’s playful, gutsy live music, performed by some of Sydney’s best queer musicians and their collaborators.

Enjoy femme reinventions of masculine anthems with Lady Sings it Better or the soulful jazz songstress Ali Hughes, torch singer Brett Every or an acoustic beer-fuelled ride through the songs of Disney with Beauty and the Bastard.

Tom Sharah offers refined cabaret sass; Lauren LaRouge brings sensual burlesque flair to her ukelele tunes; actor and singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean offers an indie edge and a touch of fame.

For a taste of the season, catch all our male artists at the blackcat boys, or each Saturday see the featured artists play tribute to their queer musical heroes at HOMAGE.

Playing covers of famous GLBTQI musicians, HOMAGE takes the audience down memory lane, and introduces some undiscovered gems.

The Sidetrack’s walls will be adorned with artworks by local queer artists, designers and photographers.

Season profits will be shared among the artists, musicians and blackcat productions, who are fundraising to tour local acts to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.

Supported by the SGLBA Good Works Fund.


14 Feb: blackcat lounge Opening Night Extravaganza
15+23+24 Feb = 2+4+7+8 Mar: Lady Sings it Better
9 Mar: Lauren LaRouge Lost L’Amour
17 Feb: the blackcat boys
18+25 Feb + 10 Mar: HOMAGE: A Tribute to Queer Musical Heroes
19+21 Feb: Beauty and the Bastard: A Spoonful of Disney
22 Feb: Que Sera Sharah
29 Feb: Leap Night With Brett Every
1 Mar: Brendan Maclean
16 Feb + 6 Mar: Ali Hughes and Leonie Cohen Down in The Deep

blackcat productions believes in access; we offer concession prices to students, seniors, unwaged and the self-identified underpaid. If you would like to attend an event but cannot afford it, contact us via about volunteering and last minute tix.

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