The Block All Stars favourite, Adelaide singer/songwriter Amity Dry is performing her new show ‘So You Want to Be Famous?’ this Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March, in the Paradiso Spiegeltent in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.
Amity Dry became a household name 10 years ago when she appeared on the phenomenally successful original series of The Block, which was the highest rating TV show of 2003 . She was quickly signed to Universal music and achieved top 10 ARIA chart success with her debut GOLD album The Lighthouse.
After successful seasons of her self-penned show ‘Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life’ Amity decided to write a cabaret show on the whirlwind experience of overnight fame.
‘The experience of instant fame through a reality TV show is something only a handful of people will ever go through,’ says Ms Dry. ‘It completely changes your life.’
‘I had wanted to be a ‘famous singer’ since I was 12 years old and suddenly found myself living that dream, but realised quickly there are highs and lows that come with the experience. I discuss all of them in this show, I don’t hold anything back.’
When So You Want to Be Famous debuted last year in the Cabaret Fringe Festival, little did Amity know she was about have unexpected twist in her story, when she and husband Phil were invited to be on The Block All Stars series.
She soon found herself competing in another renovation and going through the TV juggernaut again, but with The Block All Stars currently riding high in the ratings Amity is philosophical about fame the second time round.
‘I know now that it comes and goes quickly and I’m completely fine with that. I’ll enjoy the ride, but when it’s over I’ll be happy to go back to my normal life in Adelaide, being a mum and a working musician.’
Featuring many of her original songs, including her top 10 hit The Lighthouse and accompanied by well-respected pianist Mark Simeon Ferguson, this story is ultimately about the realisation of a dream, one that so many share these days.
‘Everyone wants to be famous now and with so many reality and talent TV shows out there, there’s more chance than ever of getting that fame,’ Dry reflects. ‘But this is also a cautionary tale of ‘be careful what you wish for!’
SO YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS?
March 4 – 8.45pm / March 5 – 10.15pm Paradiso Spiegletent, Garden of Unearthly Delights
Tickets at www.adelaidefringe.com.au