Wed, 23 June|
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon
Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents: AMBER MARTIN
“The pitch-perfect, multi-talented Martin seamlessly floats between multiple costumes, personae and skits, never once leaving the stage, and carrying the calm of a seasoned performer”. – The New York Times
Time & Location
23 June 2021, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Claire's Kitchen at le Salon, 35 Oxford St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
About The Event
3 courses from our a la carte menu and 2 twenty minute sets
After sold-out performances at Joe's Pub in NYC, RudeMechs in Austin, TX and Oasis in San Francisco, Amber Martin now brings to Sydney, her hilarious, loving tribute to early, Bathhouse-era Bette Midler... in her Broadway World award-nominated Bathhouse Bette. This performance focuses on the early 70's, when a 26 year-old, hungry, as-yet-unknown chorus girl, Bette Midler, got her chops as the resident firecracker chanteuse singing at the legendary Continental Baths uptown (now a parking lot under The Ansonia). She earned her "camp medal" in the hot & steamy bathhouse, singing to men in towels, still wet from the pool and other dark spaces. Her also as-yet-unknown house accompanist was none other than Barry Manilow. As per the fashion of bawdy Bette... copious amounts of singing, stories and dancing ensue! Amber will be performing live with special steamy surprises & her very own "Barry" from Sydney... MD/Pianist Jeremy Brennan!
“Amber Martin appears courtesy of The Adelaide Cabaret Festival"
Photo by KOITZ
AMBER'S BIO:Amber Martin is a celebrated NYC Vocalist, Downtown Performing Artist and Comedic Monologist. Greatly inspired onstage in the traditions of Janis Joplin, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton to name a few. Amber has been named one of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker. Onstage, Amber is a powerful vocalist with a deep love for all genres of classic American pop music, which also inspires her own original songs. Martin brings a combination of cabaret, belting vocals, comedy and first-hand true stories to herlive, raw, genre-hopping musical performances, casting light on Amber's uniqueness from her downtown contemporaries and bringing a diverse range of entertainment to her equally diverse audiences.Amber performed her one woman show, Janis:Undead to sold out audiences at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019. Ms. Martin has since made her Sydney Opera House debut, appearing as special guest in John Cameron Mitchell's Origin of Love Tour. She performed with John in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Seoul, Mexico and all over the US. Amber is thrilled to join John on more US, Europe & Japan Tours as well in 2021! She previously made her Broadway debut in Tales of the City at The Music Box Theater. Some of her performance projects include appearing with Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice and opening for Joan’s live NYC shows. You can hear her belting out featured vocals on The Scissor Sisters single “Inevitable” from their album Magic Hour (co-produced with Pharrell). Ms. Martin appeared with pop stars, Jake Shears & Kylie Minogue at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Benefit. She was a featured vocalist with comedian, Sandra Bernhard at Town Hall in New York City and has twice been a featured guest on Sandra's Sirius XM radio show, Sandyland. She has been musical collaborator for couture fashion designer, Rachel Comey's NYC Fashion Week show. She was a featured onstage vocalist with Pink Martini at Forest Hills Stadium. Amber has performed her solo shows to packed audiences in New Orleans at The Allways Lounge as well as The TBA Festival in Portland OR, Treefort Festival in Boise ID, Outsider Festival in Austin TX, Jazz and Blues Festival in Altomonte Italy, and in NYC's Club Cumming, Town Hall, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, Irving Plaza, La Mama, Boom Boom Room, Wild Project, Abrons Art Center and The Cutting Room.A celebrated veteran of the stage, Amber continues to evolve as writer, curator, choreographer and star of her own live and video performances, Bathhouse Bette, The Days of My Lives (Artist Residency at Joe’s Pub, NYC), Hi! (Best Solo Performance Drammy Award), Amber Alert! Wigshop, Stoned Soul: In Love with Laura Nyro (Residency at Feinstein's/54 Below) and Janis:Undead (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/U.S. tour). She continually tours her original album, A.M. Gold, including songs featured in John Cameron Mitchell’s film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties. During quarantine, Amber created her virtual live series, Ambyoke (nominated for a Glam Award) with special guests, Patti Lupone, Rufus Wainright, Sandra Bernhard, John Cameron Mitchell, Joyce Dewitt and Jake Shears. She is returning to Adelaide Cabaret Festival with her Broadway World Nominated solo show, Bathhouse Bette in June 2021, and is currently planning to tour the show in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney.
The cabaret room capacity is now only 45 guests to adhere to the Covid 19 personal distancing rules
Anyone entering the premises must provide their name and contact details, including a telephone number or email address.
All reasonable steps are being taken to mitigate against the risk of transmission of infection within the venue (with reference to standard and additional cleaning measures as recommended by public health authorities and SafeWork NSW).
If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
Dinner and Show
Including Booking Fee$97.50