Congratulations to Simon Taylor for winning this year’s prestigious annual “Under Our Wing Award”, one of Australia’s top awards given to emerging performers, joining luminaries Tim Minchin (2003), Daniel Maloney (2004), Reuben Krum (2005), Sammy J (2006), Karin Muiznieks (2007), Joanne O’Callaghan and James Simpson (2008), Tom Dickins (2009) and Emma Dean (2010).
Simon is a Melbourne-bred stand-up comic. He graduated in psychology at The University of Melbourne and went on to become a full time entertainer. His skill as a comedian allows him to present engaging shows about better understanding people.
The Butterfly Club’s Simone Pulga said “the Under Our Wing Award is given by the venue to an outstanding performer who deserves much more recognition than they are currently receiving. It puts the spotlight on ‘the next big thing’.”
Simon Taylor can next be seen at Adelaide Fringe (2 to 11 March) and the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (28 March to 22 April). His show, “10
Things I Know About You” is about morality, happiness, language and love.
Due to the unexpected, sudden closure of The Glass Hotel, the SheBar on 10 December has had to be cancelled. However, they have found a great new playground for the future.
SheBar’s NYE Party @ The Royal Derby
SHEBAR will be rocking on NYE to bring you… Podium Dancers, 3 DJs, Live Music and heaps of give-ways. Designated driver has free soft drinks all night. Drinks @ Bar Prices with Specials happening all night. Lounge area with 2 dance floors and 2 DJ Booths, Fox Sports, Billiard Table, heating and cooling, large heated beer garden with covered area, ATM facilities, projector with large screen. Pub meals $5 - $12. Lounge area with 2 dance floors and 2 DJ Booths, Fox Sports, Billiard Table, heating and cooling, large heated beer garden with covered area, ATM facilities, projector with large screen.
Where: The Royal Derby, 446 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Free Parking along both sides of Queen’s Parade both sides, Tram line 112 past the front door, Night Rider bus stop @ The Front Door.
Non-stop entertainment on stage. Entertainment will include Loka Nunda, Jade Leonard (featuring Camp Camp Revolution and Lil Boni), Brecik, Drag shows from Priscilla’s, Crowning of the 2012 King and Queen of Pride and Drag shows from DnM Bar and Niteclub.
Food and refreshments all day with plenty to see from our street vendors.
Peel Hotel open from 2pm.
Where: Peel Street, Collingwood
When: Sun 11 Dec, 2pm-8pm
It’s as camp as… um… Christmas!
The Melbourne Rainbow Band and Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus will join forces again to bring you their 11th Carols By Queerlight - brought to you in partnership with the Prahran Market Management. Popular entertainment personality Luke Gallagher and Danae Gibson will return to add a special sparkle as MCs. The concert will be broadcast live on JOY 94.9. It is a way to say Thank You to their supporters for attending their concerts, volunteering to help and assisting with fundraising.
When: Sat 10 Dec, 2011 at 8:30pm
Where: Prahran Market Courtyard, Commercial Road, Prahran
Newly elected Hobsons Bay Mayor Tony Briffa (congratulations Tony!), with special guest Chair of Midsumma Festival Lisa Watts, will officially open the Midsumma GOWEST 2012 program this Thursday 8 December, from 6:30 to 8pm. Featuring entertainment by the fabulous Wes Snelling as Tina Del Twist.
It’s JOY 94.9’s 18th birthday today and they’re throwing a bash at Fed Square to celebrate and help raise awareness for World AIDS Day with Victorian AIDS Council - Gay Men’s Health Centre. There’s certainly lots to celebrate with Queensland voting for civil unions this week and the Gay Marriage debate generally getting lots of mainstream coverage.
Watch JOY 94.9 broadcast live from the Square and see live performances on the Main Stage by Anthony Callea, Shirley Davis, Trinity, Kate Alexa, Empire Live, the Victoria Police Showband, Jade Leonard and more, plus Josh Thomas will be reporting live for Channel Ten’s ‘The Project’ and all your fave JOY presenters will be there too.
Everyone is welcome, so we want to see you ALL at Fed’ Square TODAY for World Aids Day 2011 and JOY 94.9’s 18th Birthday celebration!
Where: Federation Square
When: Thursday 1 December, 3pm-7pm
Novelty songwriter Lachlan MacLeod won’t come down your chimney, nibble at your carrots or wear a big red suit, but he will get you into the holiday spirit with an evening of side-splitting, pant-wetting, tear-inducing songs celebrating the good, the bad and the ugly that is Christmas.
Where: The Butterfly Club
When: 8–11 Dec, 9pm (8pm Sun)
Tickets: $18 - $22