Burlesque & Cabaret Singers

Rufus T
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Website:  www.rhymeswithpurple.net
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A regular face on the UK cabaret scene, Rufus T is a performer with almost 20 years experience as an actor and singer in musical theatre, cabaret and various bands. He has perfected his skills as an entertainer working in theatres across the UK in touring productions and pantomime, on cruise ships for P&O and with several touring tribute and musical revue shows.

Rufus can be booked as a compère, a singer, for stand up sets. He is also a talented close up magician, stage hypnotist and fire performer and can be booked for stylish burlesque routines with his performance partners Mia Meow or Vendetta Vain.

Rufus also hosts (alongside comedy partner, Ben) regular cabaret events Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School staged monthly at the Tron Theatre and the experimental performance cabaret, The Not So Secret Society, held monthly at the Glasgow Art Club.

Described by the press as “The Godfather” of Scottish cabaret, Rufus is an in-demand compère and singer and has held together shows all over the world from intimate cabarets and parties to theatrical variety shows, awards ceremonies and corporate events. Rufus also hosts (alongside comedy partner, Ben) regular cabaret events Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School staged monthly at the Tron Theatre and the experimental performance cabaret, The Not So Secret Society, held monthly at the Glasgow Art Club.

An award winning producer and event manager, Rufus recently sat on the judging panel for the Time Out & Soho Theatre Cabaret Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He also ran the legendary Bongo Club Cabaret and manages the Cabaret and Comedy programme for Scotland’s largest music festival, T in the Park.

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Dusty Limits
Location: United Kingdom
Website:  www.dustylimits.com
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Dusty Limits is a cabaret singer and comedian and has been described as one of the leading figures in ‘new cabaret’. He  has a three-and-a-half octave vocal range and performs his own interpretations of a variety of songs. Dusty is also a song writer and writes songs with a macabre or satirical twist.

Dusty has performed at international cabaret shows for more than a decade, at venues including Cafe de Paris, Joe’s Pub, the Famous Spiegeltent, Don’t Tell Mama, and more.

Dusty Limits has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2003, has been a regular performer at the Ministry of Burlesque’s shows and has appeared at the London Burlesque Festival and the Dublin Burlesque Festival.

“The remarkable Dusty Limits, beautiful to behold, with West-End worthy vocal chords” ~ The Scotsman

“Consummate wit and assured audience rapport” ~ Time Out London

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Armitage Shanks burlesque host
Location: Seattle, USA
Website:  www.thecarnypreacher.com
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Internationally acclaimed cabaret performer and sought-after host/MC of the most exclusive burlesque shows worldwide, Armitage Shanks has been involved in burlesque, circus and cabaret for the past 15 years.  A talented singer songwriter, Armitage is a true entertainer who can have audiences singing along with seemingly little effort.

This year will be Armitage’s 3rd year International Host of the London Burlesque Festival and in 2012 he was host of the ultra exclusive Amsterdam Burlesque Festival. He has also recently hosted Big Top Burlesque Follies in Australia and was a featured performer at Paleis Van De Weemoed and The Supper Club in Amsterdam. He has also recently appeared at Carnevale di Viareggio and Burlesque Garden in Tuscany, Micca Club in Rome, Club Calavera in Hamburg and La Fete Fatale in Berlin.

Armitage is also one of the stars of new burlesque movie Burlesque Assassins. Speaking of the movie he says, “This movie, in its own way, represents much of the beautiful, elegant, sexy, humorous and fantastical creativity that makes up burlesque – but brought to life in a mad-cap, cold war era comedy thriller………I get to jump out of a plane, battle Russian spies, and beat up Nazis while I am wearing a dress and wig. Then, at the end of the movie, I get the girl. Now that’s what I call a good day at the office!”

“One of the darkest-hearted comperes on the burlesque circuit- TIME OUT LONDON “A Cabaret Legend”- LE COOL MAGAZINE DUBLIN”A voice like honey-coated gravel. He was a sinister and louche presence, who put some sex in the air.”- DAN SAVAGE