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CABARET & REGRET
A true cabaret singer is elegant, seductive and timeless...but those broads don't hold a candle to Gigi Fontaine.
Whether she's high-kicking at the microphone, offering a bossa nova take on your favourite punk band or crying into a bottle of gin, a show with Gigi is not one to forget.
She cut her teeth on the Vegas Strip and sold her dentures to pay off her cabana boy. She's too old for the Bellagio, too drunk for the Flamingo and no spiegeltent can insure a woman who has caused this many suspicious tequila fires.
Forget the world tours, high-profile divorces and all-night mescaline benders, Gigi Fontaine is the perfect antidote for a world obsessed with bright young things and bright light cities.
WHO IS GIGI FONTAINE?
With all the class of vintage Vegas, Gigi Fontaine is a singer, dancer and chanteuse extraordinaire, not to mention the winner of two Grammys, four Tonys and the Saul Lipschitz lifetime achievement award.
Raised in the two-bit gin alleys of Fremont Street and a star by the age of four, Gigi made her name on the lounge circuit of The Sands Casino, Stardust and Johnny Ramone’s All Night Tiki and Lobster Hut, before launching a wildly successful recording career.
After tours with Robert Goulet (1953), Tom Jones (1969), Shirley Bassey (1971) and Liza Minnelli (1972-5, 1977, 1981-5) and falling out with all four following the ill-fated ‘Colour me Gigi’ Tour, the cabaret diva has now found a permanent home in Sydney.
Although she has taken time out in recent years for several 'residencies' at the Inner Springs Rejuvenation Clinic, she has also found time for shows with the Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Arthur B’s Fringe Affair, Jurassic Lounge, The Vanguard and Mr Falcon’s Burlesque.