Claire's pop up petit cabaret presents Virginia Lillye
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About The Event
3 course dinner and 2 twenty minutes live sets
Virginia Lillye’s talent and bubbly personality shone through on The Voice Australia 2020.. now she is bringing her voice to Claire’s kitchen! Virginia is looking forward to an intimate evening as she shares stories of her diverse and interesting career. Hear how she got to share the stage with Gene Simmons from legendary rock band KISS in Sydney, to how she escaped a missile attack in the Middle East and the time she packed up her bags and moved to Germany to perform in the musical ‘Cats’... singing in German. Amongst these stories there will be stripped back versions of tunes that shaped the artist she is today. Everything from musical theatre to rock n’ roll. Joining her on piano is the effervescent and show stopping extraordinaire Bev Kennedy.
For some, rebellion is running away to join a band, for the diminutive singer and all- round performer “Virginia Lillye”, childhood rebellion was getting a proper job! “Music is in my blood, my mother was a singer and dancer and my father was a bass player. I grew up on the side of stages, sucking away on my pacifier absorbing what was eventuating around me, a life of performing”. “I broke out of the mould when I was about 17 and worked in a bank and a clothing store, by the time I was 19 I realised I was a fool and got back into the scene again, since then I haven’t looked back.”
Explosive and dynamic vocalist Virginia Lillye has wooed audiences across Australia and internationally. Having shared the stage with Gene Simmons (KISS), Richie Kotzen (Poison), Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Dave Gleeson (Screaming Jets), Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), Mark Gable (The Choirboys), Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Alex Smith (Moving Pictures), John Butler, Dan Sultan, Irwin Thomas (Southern Sons), John Paul Young, Paul Grey (Wa Wa Nee), Jon English, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Phil Emmanuel, Peter Northcote, Brett Garsed (John Farnham), Bob Spencer (The Angels), Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Dario Bortolin (Baby Animals). Ciaran Gribbin (INXS) to name but a few.... she is a force to be reckoned with.
“You’re voice is incredible!” – Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) She was one of 9 Australian female singers chosen to be the face of Chrissie Amphletts (The Divinyls) ‘I Touch Myself’ campaign for breast cancer awareness and has been the voice for many companies such as Mercedes Benz. Volkswagen, Christian Dior and Telstra. Having lived in Europe for 11 years, Virginia appeared in productions of the musicals ‘Cats’, ‘Grease’, ‘Hair’, ‘Fame’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘The Life’. She released a single for Sony ‘LUV2LUVU’, which went rocketing up the German dance charts, she toured LUV2LUVU playing festivals such as Popkomm & Sound of Frankfurt. Virginia’s corporate gigs include shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ireland, Dubai, Hawaii, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. She also has had many successful tours to the Middle East performing for the Australian, American and English troops and was top 5 artist on Team Boy George on The Voice Australia 2020. “Fuses were lit by the explosive Virginia Lillye” – Glenn A Baker Virginia’s original rock band, ‘Lillye’, signed with American record label, Eclipse Records and released their debut album worldwide in May 2018. The band have won several awards internationally and were nominated for ‘Best Rock Artist’ and ‘Best Hardcore/Metal Artist’ at the Australian Independent Music Awards. They have shared the stage with A Theory of a Deadman, Skid Row, Gilby Clarke, Crazytown, Electric Mary and have joined festivals across Australia. ‘Virginia is one of the greatest female vocalists that this planet has ever produced!‘ – Heavy Magazine Passionate, Raw, Exciting & Intense are the traits of the insatiable... Virginia Lillye
The cabaret room capacity is now only 30 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).
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- Dinner and Show$87.50$87.500$0