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The Girls From Oz hit London before Edinburgh Fringe debut!

The Girls from Oz - Elizabeth Keates Photography
The Girls from Oz – Elizabeth Keates Photography

For one show only, The Girls From Oz, a trio of ex-pat West End talent and their honorary “Ozzie” pianist, will perform their new show at London’s prestigious Crazy Coqs before heading up to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They have created a winning, one-of-a-kind cabaret act featuring songs by Australian artists such as Kylie, Men At Work, John Farnham and Peter Allen, but sung as you’ve never heard them before! The Girls From Oz have given these tunes their own twist with arrangements inspired by the likes of the Andrew Sisters who were popular in the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. There is certainly a vintage vibe about the group, but they don’t limit themselves to this in any way as this show also includes more modern-sounding arrangements, dancing, some instrumental multitasking and plenty of laughs.

The Girls From Oz are made up of Kara Lane (Mrs. Banks in ‘Mary Poppins’, Magenta in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’), Sally White (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, dancer alongside ‘The Tap Dogs’) and Ashleigh Fleming (Christine in ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Sister Sophia in ‘The Sound of Music’) and are joined by their northerner pianist, Karen Newby.

Kara says: “We aim to make our show attractive to anyone, it’s not just for Aussies! It’s entertaining and glamorous, but at the heart of it are 3 down-to-earth Aussie girls, so we certainly don’t take ourselves too seriously… There’s some tap dancing, gorgeous costumes and plenty of beautiful close harmonies with our pianist joining in to create a 4th harmony for a lot of the songs as well”.

This is the second time they’ve played at The Crazy Coqs, last time was to a sold out audience, and the style of the venue has proved to be a perfect accompaniment to the group with its Art Deco features and cabaret style seating with table service. The cocktails alone are worth the visit!

The Crazy Coqs (Live at Zédal), 20 Sherwood Street, London, W1F 7ED
Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Times: 7pm (1hr)
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