Fri, Apr 16 | Claire's Kitchen at le Salon


“She’s inventive, she’s exuberant, she’s exciting” – Barry Humphries

Time & Location

Apr 16, 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 twentyminutes live sets

$100 p/p

Singing sensation Christa Hughes and sublime pianist Leonie Cohen have

performed together for the last two decades. Their theatrical fusion is hypnotising.

From Lowdown’n’Dirty to Punk-Cabaret to Sweet’n’Heady, this genre-bending show

is laced with a spontaneity that is tight in its looseness. Expect to be enthralled with

renditions of Brittney, Liza, Iggy Pop, Chisel and Hughes “top-shelf”(SMH) originals

that are daring, mischievous and intoxicating.


Christa Hughes started performing as a teenager, belting out vaudeville blues songs

of the 1920s & 30s with her boogie-woogie pianist dad Dick Hughes. Since then, she

has delighted and entertained audiences in the rock band Machine Gun Fellatio, as

the ring mistress of Circus Oz, as the dive-bar diva in the Hong Kong arthouse film

Away with Words, as herself in the AFI winning film You Only Live Twice (the

Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family) and as a wild and hilarious burlesque-

performer theatrically delivering her unique cabaret-creations. From her humble yet

bustling’n’rowdy start at the Shakespeare Hotel Sydney, she has gone on to perform

at salons and parlours in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Europe, and on Broadway.


Leonie Cohen is one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists. She has performed with Christa Hughes, David Campbell and Club Swizzle (La Soirée). Notable performances include Sydney Opera House, Angel Place, Sydney Festival, Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Spiegel Tent, Shir Madness, JJC (Tokyo), EZ’s Woodshed (NY), Fringe Club (Hong Kong) and Raffles Theatre (Singapore). As composer, Cohen has received several commissions from the Sydney Opera House and the ABC, including her highly acclaimed album “Jerusalem”.

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).

If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please stay home.

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