SHREDDING CHORDS AND SHEDDING CLOTHES!
Strummin' and Strippin' Across Canada Tour 2009
(March 31, 2009) For Immediate Release
It’s Strummin’ and Strippin’ 2009: a burlesque and rockabilly road show featuring The Alistair Christl Band and Tanya Cheex and Sauci Calla Horra of Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque.
From Toronto to Vancouver, catch rippin’ Rock n’ Roll with steamy Burlesque, as this team takes on your Town!
Alistair Christl is an acclaimed rockabilly act on his third Canadian tour. Tanya and Sauci are Feature Performers from Toronto’s premier burlesque troupe, Skin Tight Outta Sight. Their clever, sexy routines are internationally acclaimed, and have been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more. Together, girls and band promise a night of music and performance that you won’t soon forget. Promoted and sponsored by Doubletime Productions, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Toronto Tour Launch!
Thursday, April 23
The Cadillac Lounge
1296 Queen St. W.
Doors at 9 pm; Show at 9:30 pm
With Burlesque Show from Skin Tight Outta Sight and Special Guests, Ceci My Playmate, Boylesque T.O, and Miss Mitzy Cream.
Advance tickets on sale for $15 at Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Nearly Naked (920 Queen St. W.) and T.O Tix - www.totix.ca
Tickets at the door - $20
Canadian Tour Dates
Saturday, April 25 - Loplops, Sault Ste. Marie
Sunday, April 26 - Apollo Bar, Thunder Bay
Monday, April 27 - Monique's Log Cabin, Nestor Falls
Tuesday, April 28 - The Cavern, Winnipeg
Wednesday, April 29 - Amigos, Saskatoon
Thursday, April 30 - The Distrikt, Regina
Friday, May 1 - The Canmore Hotel, Canmore
Saturday, May 2 - Palomino's Smokehouse, Calgary
Monday, May 4 - Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon, Banff
Tuesday, May 5 - The Greenwood Inn, Greenwood
Wednesday, May 6 - Pat's Pub, Vancouver. PART OF THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
Thursday, May 7 - The Downstream, Jasper
Friday, May 8 - Special Show for LIFE IS A CABARET, New City Suburbs, Edmonton
About The Alistair Christl Band
Alistair Christl is a foot-stompin' rockabilly rebel-rouser the likes of which you ain't never seen! Blazing through roots folk, country classics, and his own compositions, Alistair's set is one that brings a new energy to old great music. Finger style guitar playing in the style of Chet Atkins with a raw vocal style (complete with yodeling and screaming), his vintage tone and upbeat act brings a lotta “oomph” to any venue. Joined by Regina rocker, Brian Templeton on upright bass and Jack Diamond on drums. To download music selections and watch video, please check out www.alistairchristl.com
About Tanya Cheex
Bend over Ladies and Gentlemen, she'll Tan-ya Cheex! This blonde bombshell is one lethal combination of hip shakin' and heart-breakin'! Tanya staged her first strip show in her neighbour's backyard at the tender age of eight, and is now considered one of the pioneers in the North American Burlesque Revival. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Canada's longest continuous running troupe, Skin Tight Outta Sight. Tanya's striptease acts span the traditional to the surreal, from Sally Rand fan dances, pyrotechnics to puppetry. She has taken off her clothes during the Calgary Stampede, in NYC, Hollywood, Las Vegas and even the Mojave Desert!
About Sauci Calla Horra
Performer and Producer of Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque, Sauci is her troupe’s minxy mistress of disguises. One moment, she is a prima ballerina en pointe, the next she’s their comely clown of comedy! A social worker by day, burlesque vixen by night, Sauci sees burlesque as a feminist statement, where women can reclaim their sexuality in an entertaining (and titillating!) way. Sauci has performed from coast to coast in both Canada and the USA, including at the L.A. Rock n’ Roll Strip Show, the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, the New York Burlesque Festival, and Toronto’s Spiegel Tent ‘n Tavern at Harbourfront Centre. She is the Coordinator of The Toronto Burlesque Festival and founded the Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance, a web-based forum for burlesque performers and their fans.
Stars of the Toronto Burlesque Scene
Dish up a Feast for the Senses!
Hosted by Keith Cole
Win Fabulous Prizes including a Date
With Toronto Burlesque Festival Guest Star Jessica "Sugar" Kiper!
Thursday, May 14th 8:30 SHOW at Revival
TORONTO - The Toronto Burlesque Festival Committee is pleased to announce "Burlesque A La Carte" a fundraiser for the Toronto Burlesque Festival (July 23-26).
"Burlesque A La Carte" offers a delightful menu of titillating performances from some of the leaders in the Toronto burlesque world including Skin Tight Outta Sight, Coco Framboise, Miss Mitzy Cream, Ceci My Playmate, Boylesque TO, Les Coquettes Nouveau Burlesque, Mysterion the Mindreader, The Saucy Tarts, Miss Cherry Temple and The Harlettes. There will be feature performances by one of the stars who stole last year’s show, Windsor’s Roxi D’Lite, and Miss dd Starr, the winner of last year’s “Strip Search” Amateur Burlesque Competition – she has since gone pro!
Presented in the traditional style of Vaudeville performances, this delicious evening of variety will be hosted by Keith Cole, Dora-award winning performer from Buddies in Bad Times’ Arthouse Cabaret. The event will also include a “Wheel of Peel,” Balloon Girls, and a Silent Auction featuring incredible donations from a host of sponsors. One of the most coveted prizes is a DATE with “Sugar,” best known for her appearances on ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Gilmore Girls’ along with many other TV credits. All proceeds are in support of The Toronto Burlesque Festival: Tassels without Borders, taking place July 23 to 26th 2009.
The Toronto Burlesque Festival will soon be announcing their 2009 line-up and will bring you the best in the international burlesque scene! Last year's Festival starred Miss Exotic World Burlesque Hall of Fame Title Holders, Michelle L'amour (Chicago), Dirty Martini (NYC), Tigger! (NYC) and Penny Starr Jr. (LA). The Festival also featured Burlesque Artists from across Canada and the cream of the crop of Toronto's alternative performing arts scene! The festival has been featured in The Globe and Mail and on the cover of The Toronto Sun's 24 Hours paper. For 2009, they will continue with amazing performances over FOUR nights and a brand new line-up of workshops for our "Burlesque University," where seasoned performers and laypeople alike can learn the tricks of the trade from the very best artists in the scene! We are also partnering with Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School for a burlesque retrospective Art Show at The Gladstone Hotel. Furthermore, the Festival will feature a photography and burlesque costume exhibit and will include fundraising activities for local charities. New this year will be a Burlesque Marketplace, where local artists can vend their burlesque-related crafts and wares! Visit http://www.torontoburlesquefestival.com/ for more information and look out for details to be announced in the coming months. To check out footage of last year's Festival, please click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msHwA6mc8dw
July 2009 - The Toronto Burlesque Festival. Exact dates and venues TBA!