CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – Carla Lippis: Cast a Dark Shadow – 5K, Adelaide Festival Centre


Chanteuse Carla Lippis, supported by her talented band, rips through a range of rock and roll classics, original tunes, and cabaret classics in an excellent hour of entertainment that does the Adelaide Cabaret Festival proud.

Chic in black outfits, her trademark bob, and blood-red lipstick, Lippis is instantly iconic as she works her way through a number of amazing tunes. From Jefferson Airplane, to a song she wrote about Johnny Rotten, Lippis’ voice is spectacular enough to carry any tune. Declaring ‘scary is the new sexy’, Lippis doesn’t hold back as she sings about sex, blood, and rock and roll. Backed by the incredibly talented Victoria Falconer on the piano, as well as a band consisting of guitarist Geoff Crowther (pictured above), Lippis puts her own spin on Nirvana, reworks L7 with a masterful mixture of energy, humour, and sheer talent, and closes the night with a goose-bump-inducing version of Bang Bang.

The ease with which Lippis belts out incredible tunes is remarkable – she barely breaks a sweat as she hits notes other singers must dream of. An Adelaidean through and through, Lippis is vivacious and electric on stage; she states that when she got the call up to Cabaret Fest she felt as though she’d “made it”, and you can feel her excitement and energy as she takes to the stage.

There’s one show left on Saturday 16 June, so make sure you don’t miss out on this authentic, jaw-dropping, and mesmerising Cabaret Festival experience.

Kryztoff rating: 5K

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