Atmospheric 1920s-meets-24th-century ballads and searing molecular boogaloo
Future-soul band Neon Bogart are launching their debut EP in February 2013, with a three night Adelaide Fringe Festival season at Higher Ground East Art Base, Friday 15 – Sunday 17 February (Fringe opening weekend).
Neon Bogart is a collaboration between Jennifer Kingwell (from Fringe award-winners The Jane Austen Argument) and Adam Rudegeair (Glasfrosch, Fringe favourites Henry Manetta & The Trip) that melds the best of the worlds of future-jazz and cabaret noir. As alter egos Lauren Recall and Neon Bogart, the duo write and perform original material as well as futuristic twists on classic songs from Herman Hupfeld (‘As Time Goes By’) to Nick Cave (‘Red Right Hand’).
Their debut EP, ‘Split/Infinity’, will be independently released online and at their Fringe Festival shows from 15 February and is being funded by fans through crowdfunding website Pozible. Rewards for pledging include VIP tickets to the Fringe season, as well as a limited edition graphic novella and time capsules from the future.
Video and more details of the crowdfunding campaign can be found at: www.pozible.com/neonbogart.
With a small yet global fanbase growing after underground gigs in Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh throughout 2011-12, Neon Bogart are set to blaze a trail like a bright comet through a nuclear-wasted night sky.
Title: Neon Bogart at Adelaide Fringe Festival
Performing artists: Adam Rudegeair and Jennifer Kingwell (as Neon Bogart and Lauren Recall)
Date/time: Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 6:15pm
Venue: Higher Ground East Art Base, 188 Grenfell St Adelaide.
$5 opening night special Friday 15 February,
$10-25 Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February.