Adelaide Fringe Festival Focus: Tin Pan Alley

9 February 2016 | 12:24 pm | Artist Submission

"Riverboat jazz and madcap vaudevillian comedy."

Answered by: Godfrey Uke

Describe your show in a tweet? Riverboat jazz and madcap vaudevillian comedy. An immersive return to the music of the roaring '20s reinterpreted for a modern audience.

What was the inspiration behind your show? A dream in which Groucho Marx and Spike Milligan take a Hawaiian holiday with Cab Calloway and Cole Porter. I was compelled to showcase the influential music of pre-war America while celebrating a largely forgotten style of absurdist comic showmanship.

Tell us a bit about the creative team working on this project? We're a six-piece Sydney-based jazz ensemble that takes a fun, theatrical approach to the revival of swing music from vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley traditions. This show is a new cabaret-style extension of our three-year development as a music troupe.

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