Remember how last year I put on a really awesome country covers night with Courtney Barnett and we had Weened open playing Ween’s “12 Golden Country Greats”? Yeah, well it was a fuckin’ GREAT NIGHT so I’m gonna try and make it a yearly event. And you know what? This year I’m upping the stakes by encouraging all performers and punters to dress in their best country drag.
Fittingly, all proceeds go to Do It In A Dress, so the night is pretty awesome on about 10 levels now.
Here’s the presser for this year’s show! OCT 5! Put it in yr diary…
Following on from last year’s hugely popular “You’re Lookin’ At Country” show, Laura Imbruglia is back again to throw her annual Country Music Gender Bender Revue!
In short, the premise of the night is this:
Men sing country songs made famous by women.
Women sing country songs made famous by men.
Performers and audience alike are encouraged to dress in their best country drag.
All proceeds from the night will go to Do It In A Dress, a charity which raises money to send girls in Sierra Leone to school.
Headlining this years festivities is Melbourne’s beloved Whitley (Lawrence Greenwood), fresh from a tour in support of his critically lauded 3rd album “Even The Stars Are A Mess”. Lawrence will be performing a set of songs by his favourite female country chanteuses and will be inviting various female guests up to sing songs by men of country.
Likewise, Laura and her band will be taking a break from promoting her excellent 3rd album “What A Treat”, to perform country man tunes and inviting male guests up to sing their hearts out as if they were Tammy or Dolly or Loretta.
Sat 5th Oct
You’re Lookin’ At Country #2
A Country Music Gender Bender Revue
The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
Laura Imbruglia & Band
Sagamore playing selections from Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker”
All proceeds go to www.doitinadress.com
Wear your best country drag.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227710517386221/
Buy tix here ($12 pre-sale or $15 on the door):http://www.trybooking.com/