Saturday, August 16, 2008

life is a cabaret

The response to my last 'one man show' -of ONLY all original material- was such that I will be doing it again at Enoch's, august 29th. I’ll be doing songs from my 2 solo cds [released this year]: cabaret vieux carre and louisiana [click to hear clips- or to download or buy the songs or cds]

I’ve always had a great love of the lyrics and music of Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill and old German cabaret/theatre music -songs with biting social comment and political satire- and... of course, the torchy ballads. I’ve certainly been inspired and influenced by those styles, and often write a lot of theatrical/dramatic material that doesn't really translate to band - but generally only works solo. i dont get the chance to do these too often.

I’ll be doing my original songs- in all their various genres-which tend to make the show come off like New Orleans meets Berlin [where i worked quite a while]- but that's not a bad thing!

a friend once sent me a card which read, "Life is NOT a cabaret... it's a f---ing circus!"

[c]2008 doug duffey