Adelaide Fringe

Cabaret Queen Tash York to return to the Adelaide Fringe with Happy Hour show

As an earthquake survivor and enduring the world’s longest lockdown Tash is back for Adelaide Fringe with her live band, powerful vocals and hilarious takes

The Trash Queen of Cabaret Tash York is set to thrill you almost as much as a half-price wine list.

As an earthquake survivor and enduring the world’s longest lockdown she’s back for Adelaide Fringe with her live band, powerful vocals and hilarious takes that will leave you wanting more. Don’t worry – there’s always a bold finish!

Even all of that still wouldn’t stop this cabaret dynamo from coming back to Adelaide Fringe with her brand new show “Happy Hour”, a show which is determined to make everyone have a good time…  because let’s face it – we need it! 

Like everyone else, Tash York thought it was the end of her pandemic woes and started off 2021 with festival runs, sold-out seasons and even plans to head back abroad to the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Hostess with the Mostess who has spent the past several years touring the world with her hit shows Trash Talk, Winefullness and Adulting, and as the effervescent resident MC of the After Hours Cabaret Club, was sure 2021 would be a year of normality. 

The Melbourne based performer soon found out her time in lockdown was far from over and the star was yet again thrust into a world of uncertainty and online gigs. 

Never letting the worst of it get her down, York turned to streaming cabaret shows on youtube, to her fans across VIC and NSW while they endured their lengthy lockdowns as a way to create a sense of community and to help people feel less isolated.

 “We ended up having an amazing crew of people that would always log in and speak over chat rooms from all over the country. I got a bunch of my friends with small businesses to donate some prizes and then I would give them away based on silly challenges that we could all participate in. I think that kept me (and them) going because that loss of community was something that I missed even more than not working gigs,” says Tash. 

2021 was not what anyone expected, and for Tash, after finally getting her life back it seemed in some ways this was even harder than 2020.

 “Coming in and out of it was the hardest thing for me, I also found myself being a bit of jinx with lockdowns happening all over the country, which just happened to coincide with when I was next performing there including gigs in Bondi, Cairns and a holiday to the NT. I even had an online gig for the Ballarat Cabaret festival, the same weekend they went into their lockdown,” Tash laughs. 

Tash was determined to find a way to bring that community together which had kept her going and “Happy Hour” is the answer. 

The show features a 5 piece band, including her boozy music makers the Red Red Wines,  jaw-dropping harmonies, improvised songs, hilarious cabaret campery and even Australia’s favourite backyard game… Goon Of Fortune! If you’re happy and you know it, raise your glass for Happy Hour!

You can also catch Tash as the host for Brief’s late-night show Sweatshop!

Tash York’s Happy hour will be playing at the Melba Spiegeltent from March 1-6th in Gluttony. 

Get your tickets to Tash York’s Happy Hour here. 

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