The Central Station pub near Kings Cross is an amazing little venue. I really like going to Vicious Von Vixen’s cabaret and burlesque show. The quality of the show is always very very high and the atmosphere is totally electric. I have been a few times and always say that I will leave as soon as the show is over but I always seem to be on the last train home from Paddington after the show.
A long title for a mad-fantastic evening of Burlesque at the Rolling Stock Bar in Shoreditch. Tempest Rose’s House of Burlesque hosted their latest fresh show “Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin”.
Vaguely based on Harry Potter it was a crazy evening of top quality burlesque and cabaret. It was a once only show, which was so good that you really shouldn’t have missed it.
Had a fab fab evening at the Vicious von Vixen Vaudeville cabaret at the Central Station Pub near Kings Cross. It was totally stunning, a small venue, top notch performers, a mixture of Burlesque, Magic and Cabaret.
It was so worth the late evening (sorry to my work colleagues if I was a bit grumpy the next morning). One of my fave performers, Coco Nobel started the show off, there was Boylesque from Trash Valentine, more burlesque from Desi Mondaine and Ruby Deshabile. Magic and cabaret was provided by Neil Kelso and the awesome, or should that be ausgezeichnet Eva von Schippisch.
If you are anywhere within an hour’s travel of Kings X get your hulk down there next Tuesday, and every Tuesday I think. I can’t go as I am out of the country.
Vicious von Vixen – showing us how to be an MC
Coco Nobel looking stunning
Neil Kelso and his duck ( you have to see the show…)
Desi Mondaine – In a difficult moment
Yes a couple of Fridays ago it was Burlesque Idol at the Hippodrome in London.
It was AMAZING, I couldn’t believe how good it was. The winner Miss Whisky Twist was surrounded by so much talent that the shone with greatness. Ok, that’s a crap line but if you have never been to Burlesque Idol you def need to get your arse down there.
Here are some of my fave pics.
Obviously thats not the whole set click on the image to see all the pics
Coco is a fantastic Burlesque performer, runner up at Burlesque Idol and becoming a start in the UK and in Europe. If you get the chance, go and see her perform. She is brilliant
Coco at Central Station London
Coco in Frankfurt
I have been shooting at the most, absolute, amazeballs, strange, wild and exciting event I have ever been to.
I shot at the House of Burlesque – Lock In at the Vaults under Waterloo station. It was a barmy, crazy, amazing evening. I left before the end and still didn’t get home until 5am in the morning. I was most exhausted at the end of the event.
You couldn’t believe the event, unless you were there. Its going to be on until March, so if you get the chance, have the energy and want an evening of wildness. Get your arse down there.
Have a look at some of the pics…
Most people probably think about Burlesque as just being a female activity. In many cases it is, however there is a strong and sometimes hilarious stream of male burlesque, known as Boylesque.
In the January heat of Burlesque Idol, not only the winner but the runner up were both Boylesque performers. You might have never seen Boylesque before and if you haven’t here are some of my own photographs from the last couple of year’s Burlesque Idol.
Valentine De Labaise 2016
There are a many great things in Scotland, Glasgow, Whisky, Shortbread and the Beano comic. Now this great list can grow by 1 – The Burly Photographer. More than 70 years ago my Grandfather travelled South to London to make his fortune and now my pictures are returning North, taking Burlesque with them – As a fully paid up Puritan, I am sure my Grandfather (to be said with an Aberdonian accent) would have approved.
The former Burlesque Idol competitor, Brandy Montmartre is using some of the pics that I took of her in the competition to promote her gigs and to generally make her mark on Burlesque in Scotland.
Burlesque Idol season has started again. I had expected the Burlesque to be of a really huge standard, but I wasn’t prepared for amazing it was going to be.
Right from the word go the quality was outstanding, the spectacle made my head hurt, from the first competitor to the Judge’s performance. The performance of the Judge Dave the Bear made my eyes bleed a bit and it is good to see a bloke who is as hairy as me take to the stage sans kit.
If you haven’t been to Burlesque Idol, why not? The next show is the 4th Feb and you really need to look at yourself very hard if you are considering not going.
The Winner: Matteo Cruciani
And finally, possibly the funniest rugby player alive
At the end of last year I shot some Burlesque at a stunning cabaret in Frankfurt. The Burlesque star, was my friend Coco Nobel. She is awesome on stage and she is building up a stunning reputation in the UK and Germany.
If you get the chance to see her performing, go and see her, she’s brilliant: