Singing sensation, vaudeville vamp and rock’n’roll hell-cat Christa Hughes proudly returns to Arts Centre Melbourne with the Victorian debut of Oz Rockin’ The Ladies Lounge on 9 November 2017. No stranger to rock ‘n’ roll, Christa (aka KK Juggy from Machine Gun Fellatio) will take to the stage to salute some of Australia’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll artists and their songs.
In true Hughes style, each song will be reinterpreted with her own peculiar twist and cheeky sense of humour. She’ll keep you guessing as she performs classics across the Oz rock spectrum from Cold Chisel, AC/DC, Divinyls, Rose Tattoo to The Angels, Paul Kelly and Midnight Oil. Hughes innate sense of irreverent theatricality, sheer vocal power and passion for 1920s jazz, blues, cabaret and good old fashioned rock and roll promises to deliver a wild night of music and entertainment.
Well known as KK Juggy from the band Machine Gun Fellatio, Christa Hughes is a self-described blues belter, cabaret conjurer, burlesque babe, circus run away, raucous ring mistress, opera tramp and larrikin of the loudest order. She started performing as a teenager, singing with her jazz pianist father Dick and in the early 1990s, Dick and Christa Hughes performed every Sunday evening with people squeezing into a Sydney pub to watch Dick pound the beer-soaked upright piano as Christa belted out their favourite songs from the 1920s and 1930s.
Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault in collaboration with Deborah Tobias Creative Management presents
Christa Hughes is OZ ROCKIN’ THE LADIES LOUNGE
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
9 November, 8pm
Tickets www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or phone 1300 182 183