Imagine Connie Francis and Nancy Sinatra on a desert death trip…

Adelaide’s Carla Lippis returns to Adelaide with the Australian premiere of her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival show. Lending her formidable voice to both originals and recontextualised classics, she fuses the tropes of rock and roll performance with the lyricism of theatre.

Backed by an ensemble who specialise in the unorthodox, the dark, and the evocative, Lippis’ menacing stage persona leaves audiences reeling.

From the emotional delivery to the vocal technique to the musical ambition, it’s all turned up to 11… a wild ride.” – The Scotsman.

Cast A Dark Shadow is performed by Carla Lippis with Geoff Crowther and Victoria Falconer-Pritchard (East End Cabaret).

So, who is Carla Lippis?

Australian singer Carla Lippis’ multi-disciplinary musical career began with alt-country (The Martial Hearts) and indie rock (The Rules). A move to Europe saw her contribute vocals to Italy’s spaghetti-western revivalists Sacri Cuori, whose LP Delone featured contributions from Tom Waits’ frequent collaborator Marc Ribot, and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley.

Their subsequent E.P. Florida featured a duet with M. Ward, and earned her invitations to support Calexico and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

In 2016 Carla brought her rock‘n’roll ode to non-conformist women Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with the psychedelic strains of Cast A Dark Shadow following a year later.

Carla regularly performs in London’s West End as part of The Black Cat Cabaret, Showtime and The Service at Cafe de Paris, and Crazy Coq’s Salon des Artistes.

Carla Lippis – Cast A Dark Shadow performs at Festival Theatre Stage, Adelaide Festival Centre, at various times, on Fri 15 Jun until Sat 16 Jun.

Book at BASS on 131 246 and bass.net.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.


Article supplied by Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Image courtesy of Steve Gregson

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