Winner Best Cabaret 2015 NZ Fringe Festival
Winner Best Cabaret Artiste 2014 Green Room Awards
Winner Golden GIbbo Award 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Fox: red-haired omnivorous species introduced to Australia and widely considered a pest. Adept at getting into and out of sticky situations.
Poncing: magnificent, sparkling self-assured pomp and strut, oftentimes onstage. Reclaimed pejorative.
Bowie is dead. And becoming a songwriter increasingly seems a crap career choice. But Geraldine Quinn (The Weekly, Spicks and Specks, RocKwiz, Upper Middle Bogan) is no quitter. When your hero releases an album two days before carking it, you don’t take breaks.
Fox Poncing bends genres, twists musical and gender stereotypes and asks some hard questions about Australia’s cultural cringe along the way. But most of all it is a suite of new songs from an award-winning cabaret artist who has a frankly baffling amount of bespoke sequinned jumpsuits in her wardrobe.
Featuring Mark Jones (keyboards), Sonja Horbelt (drums) and Tristan Courtney (bass).
Geraldine Quinn has been nominated for almost 30 awards in the course of a decade-long career that spans Australia, New Zealand and Edinburgh.
In 2011, she created The Last Gig In Melbourne, a unique suite of original songs inspired by the local live music scene. The same year, You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac (Moosehead Award recipient, directed by Casey Bennetto) won the Golden Gibbo Award for Best Local Independent Production in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Geraldine has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight and Rockwiz. She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe and the Green Room Awards. Her covers show Sunglasses at Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret sold out in Melbourne and Perth and earned her a third Best Cabaret Artiste nomination in the Green Room Awards.
In 2014 she formed Quinn & de Grussa with Perth musician Michael de Grussa. Their debut production All Out of Pride: An Evening of Songs You’re Ashamed to Love sold out in Melbourne and Perth, was nominated for Best Cabaret in the Green Room Awards and came 2nd runner up for Best Cabaret in Fringe World (WA).
Geraldine’s second Moosehead Award supported show MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt debuted in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and toured to NZ Fringe Festival where it won the award for Best Cabaret. In April 2015, after four career nominations in the category, Geraldine took home the Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste for MDMA and All Out of Pride. She was invited to sing at the launch of the David Bowie Is… exhibition in Melbourne in 2015, and later that year launched her cabaret podcast 'Bang On The Strillers'.
'Why isn't Geraldine Quinn a superstar? She should be.' The AgeBACK TO LISTINGS