Our very own burlesque darling and handbell maestro Bella Fox has completed another lap around the sun. She’s inviting everyone to come celebrate with her the only way she knows how – with a nerdy burlesque show of epic proportions, complete with live musical accompaniment by The Cocksure Lads, local girl rock outfit High Heels Lo Fi, and the charming Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble.
Nerd Girl Burlesque (NGB) is very pleased to once again be participating in the show. Our troupe members including Ms. Fox, will be taking to the stage in a number of nerd culture nostalgia inspired numbers including odes to Batman and Robin, Nintendo video games, the Spice Girls and many more!
The 4th annual event is at a bigger and better venue, the legendary Lee’s Palace on Bloor Street West. Also performing alongside NGB are veteran burlesque performers Lucky Fremont – The Downtown Experience (Founder of Hamilton’s Boudoir Rouge Burlesque) and Ginger Rigby (of Detroit’s Hell’s Belles Girlie Revue).
Featured band The Cocksure Lads will provide a special, live acoustic set. You’ll recognize Murray Foster and Mike Ford of as long-standing icons of the Canadian folk music scene with bands such as Moxy Früvous and Great Big Sea. Now as The Cocksure lads they are channeling the spirit of swingin’ sixties Brit-pop at the peak of the British Invasion.
High Heels Lo Fi sound like if Joan Jett was kicked out of the Ramones’ Rock n’ Roll High School for being drunk and acting like theclass clown. Want to hear brilliant rock music? Go see AC/DC. Want to be peer-pressured into singin’ along, drinkin’, dancin’ and laughin’ yer arse off with yourfriends? Come see High Heels Lo Fi.
After the show, stick around for a late night dance party with the performers! We hope to see you there!
For more info & event updates, see the Facebook event.
-Loretta Jean & Bella Fox