A frank, and almost charming tour of La JohnJoseph's formative years on Liverpool's most glamorous council estates. Indiscrete storytelling interspersed with reworked classics from Suede, Hole and PJ Harvey, delivered in her wild and witty signature style.
Winner of BEST CABARET VENUE 2012 by The London Cabaret Awards!
The RVT was crowned Best London Cabaret Venue 2012 by the London Cabaret Awards in February, we are very proud to have received this award especially as we were up against some formidable competition. A big thank you to all the RVT team who have made this possible and to our fabulous customers, new and old.
Our Hot August Fringe returns for its fourth year bringing another 25 nights of brilliant entertainment from Monday 30 July through to Friday 31 August. Applications are now open and if you would like to take part in the festival as a performer, please download a form from the HAF website – www.hotaugustfringe.com
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La John Joseph shares his indescretions during his formative years in glamorous Liverpool council estates. Read more →
Singer of smutty songs and teller of jests. Read more →
In the twelve years since Adam began performing, Amateur Transplants have developed a fan base the size of which most comedians would happily sell their kidneys for. With sell-out tours and Edinburgh Festival seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following across the UK. The iconic London Underground Song has been in the iTunes comedy top ten continuously since 2008 and has become a YouTube phenomenon with over 7 million hits.
"This made me very, very happy" Stephen Fry
Al Joshua, Orphans and Vandals Read more →
The Legendary Al Pillay Read more →
Alan A Read more →
World of Alan A
How do you like it? Alan A. is a French gay singer and songwriter who produces an interesting blend of sexually explorative, witty, yet sharp-edged pop music. Originally from France, he moved to London in 2004, and traveled to New York and Montréal to record his first e.p. Ambiguity, but he came back to London last year to work on the promotion of his music, and start performing. Read more →
Read more.........How do you like it? Sweet and romantic? Or cheeky and sleazy? Either way, Alan A. offers the whole package! His provocative and amusing performance based on the cocky first Album Ambiguity will entertain you and stick… in your mind!
Apart from a few small venues mostly in France, RVT: Hot August Fringe would be Alan A.’s first real show in the UK.
Aletia Upstairs presents Miss Demeanour. Aletia is a singer-songwriter cabaretist. She creates shows with an encylopaedic range of material ranging from her own music to that of Jacques Brel, Eartha Kitt, Kirsty MacColl, Michael Jackson, Alanic Morrisette, Duke Ellington and Joni Mitchell; along with stand-up comedy, puppetry and Shakespeare. Read more →
“A stripped-down funk adventure with tinges of electro – very fresh. We predict their music will come thundering onto your dance floors. Watch this space.” - QX Magazine - YOUNG, FRESH AND NEW Read more →
When Amber Taylor-Groves and Ed Cox formed Heads.Hearts, they had no idea how the music would come out. Amber had always sung soul. Ed had always written pop songs and loved synths. The resulting sound was a mix of all three. The live, raw vocal you get with a band, the edge and energy of dance music and the catchy hooks of pop music.
Like Metronomy or Basement Jaxx, it’s a sound that’s just at home in indie clubs and as it is on dancefloors. And it took 8 months of solid writing and recording in Ed’s studio to get it right.
Amber sung in her pyjamas until the wee hours in Ed’s wardrobe for the perfect sound and Ed came up with song after song, switching from keyboards - which he’s played since he was 6 – to drum machines, sequencers, guitars, bass and even the harmonica to get the right feel.
The fuzzed-up bass lines and guitars sit with fresh sharp synthesisers, samplers, electronic drums and of course, Amber’s soulful voice. Coupled with ambiguous lyrics – some hopeful and some dark – the result is an honest, darker and dirtier take on electronic music. More heartfelt and real than the current trend for sparkly disposable 80’s influenced synth-pop.
The emotion in Amber’s voice has the ability to make venues fall silent. But the band’s song writing and versatility is just as much of a strength. They switch from stripped-down acoustic songs that give Amber’s voice room to soar straight into hard-hitting floor-filling dance tunes. Like Groove Armada (who Ed played session keys for on Soundboy Rock) Heads.Hearts can do downbeat and up-tempo. And you’ll come away remembering the songs.
The Water Rats gave Heads.Hearts a headline slot on only their 5th show after their site got an unusually high number of hits. They sent tracks into gay weekly QX Magazine and were immediately featured in the Young Fresh & New section. Music Medication marked them as ones to watch in the coming year. And there’s still so much more to come.
Amy Lamé Dot Com
Amy Lame is a writer, presenter, producer and performer. A multi-talented, muliti-media, multi-award winning wunderkid originally from New Jersey, Amy has been a Londoner for 15 years. Read more →
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