Queenie; the trash queen alter-ego of Melbourne musician Eloise Thetford (ex Heloise, Bone Shack and Badgers), is a fearless performer who wears her heart on her sleeve. Her live shows shake, shudder and smoulder with fiery charisma and freewheeling stagecraft when she’s performing with her band; a Rougues’ gallery of Melbourne’s finest musicians. Beneath all the sizzle, though, is a uniqe and powerful voice: tender one moment and visceral the next, Queenie can soar from Emmy-Lou Harris to Mariah Carey at the drop of a hat, launching her deeply emotive songwriting into the stratosphere like a rocket strapped to a Cadillac.
Kate Alexander is a Naarm-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to playing in numerous local outfits including The Hot Blood, UTE ROOT, Party Pest and Mightiest of Guns, Kate is a prolific solo artist, currently preparing to release her fourth studio recording and first full length solo album in 2024. Revered for pointed lyrics and distinctively raw, fervent vocals, Kate’s songs echo with the disparate threads of country, punk and alt-folk, creating a dark swirl of imagery and feeling.
3pm Doors Open
4pm Kate Alexander
Stick around for brewskies and food after, and meet some new peeps 🙂
The event is held in our Popup beer garden which is mostly covered but still exposed to the elements. Dress appropriately for the weather. If the weather is extreme, the gig will go ahead in the lounge area inside the bar.
SummerSapphic is brought to you by Littlefoot Bar.
This series has been supported by a “Love Your West” Grant from Maribyrnong City Council.