In the depths of winter, carny folk don’t hibernate; they trawl the countryside, looking for heaters to warm their hands, lest their fingerpicking be rendered slower than is required. This year, they have stumbled across the Waterside Workers Hall, where they will entertain the masses who gather for their weird and intoxicating musicianship.
A Night With The Flying Horses, coming direct from the Adelaide International Cabaret Festival where it was heralded “an hour of fun and fine music, presented by four very talented people, that would make anybody feel good”, promises a night not to be forgotten. The South Australian based artists, Eileen Darley (vocals and triangle), ARIA award nominee Stuart Day (vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar, violin) and the duo, Tin Can Alley, consisting of musician and actor, Jacqy Phillips (vocals, ukulele and piano accordion) and Cliff Stoddart (vocals and guitar), widely accomplished in their own right, come together to present songs to transport the audience to the lost childhood of the fairground. Having performed collectively and individually across the globe, Vitalstatistix is proud to assist the artists in re-mounting the show in the heart of the Port, where Eileen Darley most recently performed during the 2009 Port Festival at the sold out political cabaret success, Rockin’ The Boat.
A Night With The Flying Horses had been planned for the 21st of August well before the Federal election was called, but serendipity intervened, providing a chance for people to be entertained thoroughly before the announcement of government (which will be shown on a big screen after the event). The Waterside bar will be flowing, prepared for celebration or drowning of sorrows (depending on the results and your political affiliation).
“Waterside is the perfect place for a show brimming with carny tales, gorgeous songs and more than a bit of irony! And it is very fitting to sing up the circus of life on the night of the federal election. ” says Vitalstatistix Creative Producer, Emma Webb, “We are stoked to provide another opportunity for audiences to see these world class performers. We anticipate a large crowd of revellers joining us for A Night with the Flying Horses, as well as the post-show election night party.”
WHAT: A Night With the Flying Horses and Election Night Party
WHEN: 21st August 2010: doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, election night party from 9:30pm until late
WHERE: Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile Street, Port Adelaide
HOW MUCH: $20 waged/$15 Conc. & Fringe Benefits (entry after 9:30pm is free)