Award-winning cabaret artist Catherine Alcorn will debut her ‘sassy, classy and a bit bad-assy’ cabaret Cathartic in October as the inaugural artist in residence at Slide, Sydney’s iconic entertainment venue.
After dazzling audiences as Bette Midler (The Divine Miss Bette) and Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie (Go Your Own Way), Catherine returns to the stage in Cathartic as herself, blending her signature soulful vocals, razor-sharp humour and magnetic presence with a collection of personal stories and a selection of her favourite pop, rock, jazz and blues classics.
“I’m thrilled to be appearing at Slide with my new show as their inaugural Artist in Residence program. I’m most excited for what a residency like this allows you as an artist to do,” says Alcorn. “You have the chance to really settle into the show, build word of mouth, discover new things with each and every audience, and to me that it is the most thrilling idea. The opportunity to build a reputation with a regular spot at a venue – similarly to how performers in the 70s would play regularly at music venues – is a rarity for artists and musicians in Sydney these days.”
In creating a unique and exhilarating theatrical experience, Catherine and her three-piece live band of world- class musicians will give the familiar material a contemporary make-over, introducing experimental sounds, looping and beautiful harmonies. The space will also be reconfigured with Catherine and her band performing hits by Blondie, Coolio, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Sade, Belinda Carlisle, Quincy Jones and more to an audience in the round.
Cathartic will play at Slide on Wednesdays throughout October and tickets include a 3-Course Dinner.
“While she oozes sex appeal, glamour and a wickedly inviting sense of humour, Alcorn has, above all, a bloody amazing voice and is proving herself as a diamond in the crown of Australian cabaret.” – Adelaide Now “She has a rich, powerful voice, which she uses with sensitivity and skill, and a big, warm stage presence.” – The Daily Telegraph
“She personalises songs with surges of voluptuous power and ethereal floated notes and has impeccable intonation too – quite the package really.” – The Australian
Presented by Tenacious C Presents
Starring Catherine Alcorn
Musical Direction by Jeremy Brennan & Glenn Moorhouse
With musicians Jeremy Brennan, Glenn Moorhouse & Jamie Castrisos