Melbourne’s artiste provocateurs Finucane & Smith return to the heart of Melbourne with FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. - a sultry decadent celebration of golden era burlesque and variety vanguard residing in the lush, mirrored ballroom of Sofitel Melbourne On Collins from 7 July – 7 August 2022.
Led by gothic glamazon Moira Finucane, The FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. features the very best of Australia’s exquisite and explosive underground stars including the haunting voices of indie pop star Sophie Koh, Ngurlama jazz blues legend Lois Olney and Melbourne’s own transcendent songstress Mama Alto.
Glittering boylesque classically trained Indian dancer Govind Pillai, lightning rod burlesque artist Jazida, eyepopping club star Iva Rosebud and Cameroon/Parisian hip hop star Simon Abbe will also lay their talents bare within velvety surrounds. A cocktail of guest artistes will drop into the club throughout the season
FUTURE. JOY. CLUB. is that nightclub you never want to leave.
“There’s really no adequate way of explaining of explaining Finucane & Smith’s spectaculars to those yet to witness one, and those who have won’t forget it in a hurry … Seductive, utterly subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent" Sunday Age
“Sublime to subversive, hot to hilarious, outrageous and unforgettable” The Times UK
“The perfect fusion of vaudeville tradition with the experience of postmodernity. Magical, underground, unforgettable, seductive and revolutionary, provocative, glorious. They did. Oh, how they did it.” Farsa Magazine, Buenos Aire
"As one of the most awarded underground cabarets in the world, with many-an-imitator of their style, Melbourne-grown performance art group, Finucane & Smith, shocks and awes alike with a touch of androgyny, a dash of crazy as s*it and a dollop of fearlessness." Australian Stage
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins; 25 Collins Street Melbourne