If I were not already committed to seeing Ignatian’s Sweeney Todd on Saturday night, I’d be in Albion, enjoying dinner and a first class show from the newest vocalising vintage vixens to sweep into town, The Eastside Belles. If you’re quick, you can still book tickets for this one night only event. From what we hear, the venue, the vino and the fare on offer is all pretty fine too so if you can, spend your $80 each and get 3 courses and the show. There’s a $35 show only ticket too, if you’re opting for 2 minute noodles and pop tarts (do they still make pop tarts?) before you leave the house so you afford a cab. That’s okay too because the important thing is to see these girls. Performance Studies students, you should see these girls. With influences ranging from the Andrew Sisters to the Puppino Sisters and numbers from Cabaret, Chicago, The Color Purple and Jekyll and Hyde, there’s no one else like them in Brisvegas.
These are true triple-threat, versatile performers. (You might have seen Katie on a burlesque stage and you’ll soon see Cath in QMT’s upcoming production of Oliver!). You may already have seen The Eastside Belles perform with Big Bands Scream and Brassroots.
With an ecclectic 6 octave range, Cath Belle (Cath Toomey,) manages to capture the sultry to the sublime in her soulful vocals.
She’s known for her versatility and dynamic performance style which has taken her around the world.
She was based for almost 7 years in Europe where she fronted various Jazz, blues and Funk bands, held leading roles in a variety of touring musicals as well as co-ordinating opera and gospel music at the Vatican and key European Cathedral events.
Though having studied singing under a variety of European Gurus as well as training classically at Sydney’s Conservatorium of music, her natural ability for music was first fostered by her family and began creating a traditional soul, jazz and lyrical repertoire from the age of 5!
Originally trained as a pianist & violinist by Suzuki method, Catherine’s primary love is singing. She attended MacDonald Performing Arts College as a Dancer and Musician and has Degree in Media and Communications from Macquarie University.
Katie ‘Blue-Velvet’ Belle appears sweet and timid at first… but wait until you really get to know her!
After studying piano and music theory as a child, at the age of 14 Ms Velvet wrote her first song and discovered she enjoyed belting out a tune.
Since then she has studied classical and jazz, and pursuid her passion for original music as a vocalist in rock bands for the past 10 years.
This creative gal has a degree in Graphic Design from Griffith University, and performs regularly on the local burlesque scene, swanning in feathers and sequins.
Her glances, sultry vocals and ‘bumps and grinds’ really capture the playfulness of yesteryear.
She is full of attitude and exuberance with a big voice to boot! Tash Belle (nee Tash York) has been involved in Brisbane’s entertainment scene for over 5 years and has been in over 15 stage/musical productions.
With a great passion for making music and voice work Tash’s love lies in Musical Theatre. Her theatre credits include Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Ellen (Miss Saigon) and Sally Bowles (Cabaret).
She gigs in a variety bands and vocal groups but finds great joy in experiencing the harmonies and plethora of music genres that the Belles explore.
In 2010 she graduated from a double degree in Business (Human Resources) and Fine Arts (Drama) and instead of pursuing a steady job she has decided to follow her passion and study a Full time Music Theatre Course at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (aka “the Con”).
Our Newest Belle brings an ‘old world class’ with a ‘new world edge.’
You don’t know what impresses you more, her emotional vocals, adorable movements or stunning looks.
This is an opportunity to meet The Eastside Belles in a more intimate setting.
Limited seating. A few tickets remaining. Bookings (07) 3262 3738