We are thrilled that QueerTown is back for its 3rd year as part of Brighton & Hove Pride, this year online at we Are FABULOSO, live streaming 31st July – 2nd August 2020.
Featuring a QueerTown Stage curated by Queer artist Paul Diello with top notch live music, cabaret, comedy and performance art.
Award winning singer/songwriter and promoter Paul Diello has been a prominent name in the Brighton music scene for many years. Shortly after the release of his debut album, The Last Green Bottle, in 2009 Diello scooped the best solo artist award at Brighton Music Awards where he performed to an audience including Jimmy Page and Roger Daltrey. His second album, Looking Glass, took him on tour across America, Europe and the UK supporting indie rock band Darling Waste. A move to Berlin in 2016 saw Paul take time out of recording original music to focus on a new LGBTQ musical cabaret called Epicene which has been performed to sold out audiences at festivals for the past three years. Diello has just finished recording his third LP of original music which will be released later this year.
“Dazzlingly sequinned from head to toe”, Alfie Ordinary is Brighton’s own son-of-a-drag queen. The international award winning drag prince has toured America and Australia with his debut solo show ‘Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous’, has been named one of the top 20 by HISKIND Magazine, and has recently featured as one of four UK drag artists in Toyota’s #goyourownway campaign.
Award-winning musical comedy performer Hannah Brackenbury has been tickling the funny bones of Brighton audiences for almost a decade. Her hilarious and heartfelt original songs are the perfect accompaniment to her clever and ever-popular song parodies, including classics such as ‘Cats Together’ and ‘Big Grey Pole’ – a delightful musical poke at the i360! She reached the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2016 and in 2018 she was truly ‘Victorious’ – picking up the award for Best of the Festival at Brighton Fringe with her joyful and poignant tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood.
Gin swilling cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and vaudevillian villain dubbed by Vanity Fair Italia as “Not to be missed”. “Charismatic and downright filthy” by Broadway Baby… “More seamless than a Venusian onesie” by the Belfast Telegraph… “Indecent hilarity” by Time Out Melbourne… and “Nothing can detract from his blood curdling brilliance” by the Reading Chronicle…. Joe Black is a constantly evolving cabaret chameleon, blurring the lines of decency within entertainment and continues to drive music and performance into strange new realms.
Move over Julie Andrews, take a seat Angela Lansbury, Miss Disney is here to give you A Whole New World of camp cabaret crooning. With more sparkle than Tinkerbell and a sense of humour that would make Maleficent blush, Miss Disney combines all the wonder of our childhood obsessions with the cheekiness of our adult minds. She’s a vocal powerhouse who is not afraid to turn Disney Princesses into headstrong queer individuals, there’s a whole other reason Belle doesn’t want to marry Gaston in Miss Disney’s mind!