Wingman (noun): a support person when approaching potential partners - Wikipedia.
The would-be wing ladies took to the stage in mannish suits and ties topped off with high pink beehive dos. The premise of being a support crew to a friend determined to snare a date is a familiar concept due to the film antics of Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller.
The ladies have purchased an audio book guaranteed to win over hearts of well-to-do, classy men. As the instructions roll, The Desperettes take some of the best Wingman techniques and apply them to the modern female on the loose.
The trio played to a packed room with charm and style. The crowd was in on “the hunt” from the get go. The songs were mostly familiar, sometimes with witty new lyrics and included crowd pleasers such as It’s Raining Men and What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man. It didn’t hurt that they can sing and harmonize beautifully, even the acapella number was delicious.
Daisy (Belinda Hanne Reid), Deedee (Natasha York) and Delilah (Lisa Woodbrook) soon had women members of the audience hooting at the proposed “pick up” lines and dance floor manoeuvres. Not that the male members of the audience were neglected, far from it. Les, James and Aiden were enticed onstage and teased, just a little, garnering themselves huge audience applause.
Cleverly incorporating grabs of soundtracks like Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get it On and Am I Not Pretty Enough, the “ladies” progressed through the highs and mostly lows of partner seeking advice.
Wisely deciding just to go out, have fun and see what turns up. The number Feel like a Woman drew thunderous applause.
Slick, clever, outrageously funny.
This shows rocked the room!
NY Entertainment present
A Lady’s Guide to the Art of being a Wingman
Venue: Downstairs at the Maj
Dates: 9 – 13 February 2016
Tickets: $25 – $35