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“Cabaret to run down side streets for - just get there early.”
Time Out London Critics' Choice

Charming, offbeat musical cabaret from a vintage songstress with a repertoire of surprising tunes and a colourful history of romantic misadventure.

Ukulele strumming cabaret performer Tricity Vogue has cut a swathe through the UK cabaret scene with hit Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and a host of London cabaret productions under her belt.

She was nominated for a London Cabaret Award in 2012 and 2013, her solo show "Calamitous Liaisons" had a sell out West End run in October 2013, and her 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show "Songs For Swinging Ukuleles" was selected as Edinburgh Discovery for Chelsea Theatre's Not Television Festival in August 2014.

Tricity regularly appears on variety bills across the UK and Europe, teaches ukulele lessons, and provides sparkling musical entertainment at weddings, parties and events, both solo and with her All Girl Swing Band.

Tricity Vogue presents her own blend of slink and sass - the music she likes to call "cheeky jazz". Think Peggy Lee after a few too many cocktails.

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Tricity has been developing drag action musical Heels Of Glory with composer Richard Link since 2012. In January 2015 they staged a sell-out work-in-progress performance at Chelsea Theatre with support from the Arts Council of England. In June 2016 Heels of Glory headlined at the 2016 Pride in London Festival, with a three week run at Chelsea Theatre from 9–26 June to packed houses and a sheaf of four and five star reviews. Read more about the show on the Heels of Glory website here and join the Heels Of Glory mailing list here for all the latest news.

"A storming slice of cabaret.” ****

Kicking off with a swing number about swingers, and rollicking through gentlemanly dilemmas, bad showgirls, and friends called Fanny, Tricity Vogue's 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show "Songs For Swinging Ukuleles" is vintage entertainment with a modern twist that’s been described as "a truly unique, charming and funny show."

Read more press and audience reviews here.

Tricity’s album of the same name, featuring songs from the show, is available on Bandcamp.

Ben Walters, filmmaker and curator of BURN, a platform for moving images by cabaret artists, made the following short film about Tricity's haircut and female-to-male tranformation for her new show:

Tricity Vogue took up the ukulele in 2007 after her band stood her up, and never looked back. Dubbed ‘ukulele doyenne’ by Time Out London, and “Queen of the ukulele” by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s Will Grove-White, Tricity has performed for Ravi Shankar, Hollywood director Joe Wright, and Anoushka Shankar, who she taught to play kazoo.

In 2014 Tricity and her uke played mainstage to 1,400 people at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, although she is just as happy serenading 4 people. Tricity often brings her uke to dinner parties, weddings, and can play pretty much anywhere. She's even been known to provide floating entertainment on the odd boat.

Tricity set up the Ukulele Cabaret in November 2007 for fellow friends of the four strings - an impromptu night of special guests, open mic spots and group singalongs, held every month at the Lincoln Lounge, Kings Cross.

Tricity Vogue's Ukulele Cabaret has gone on to become a hit show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, spawning the spectacular Uke Of Edinburgh Awards in 2014. The show is a regular favourite at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, the LOST Theatre in Stockwell, and toured as part of Creative Arts East's Rural Tours Programme in 2013.

Thisiscabaret.com have published a feature on the posters of the Ukulele Cabaret, which you can read here.

“Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so.”
Time Out London Critics’ Choice

Tricity and her ukulele appeared on Channel 4 television's Come Dine With Me on 12 December 2012, providing after-dinner entertainment for a Victorian Christmas Dinner.

In 2015 Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret went on a rural tour throughout the UK.

"A camp, funny and cool night out. Five stars!" Crouch End Radio.

"The Tricity Vogue All-Girl Swing Band are not only full to the brim with top-quality, virtuosic musicianship, they bring a level of glamour and theatricality rarely seen on the London jazz scene." Passing Clouds

The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band regularly fills the dancefloor at swing nights, parties, weddings and balls with its vintage swing sound, incorporating much-loved 1920s and 1930s tunes, pop numbers given the retro treatment, and many of Tricity's cheeky originals.

Tricity Vogue formed her All Girl Swing Band in 2011 inspired by bandleader Ivy Benson, whose All Girl Swing Band became the BBC Resident Dance Band in 1943 and was the first band to play in liberated Berlin after World War Two. Ivy Benson, like Tricity herself, came from Leeds, and it was at the unveiling of a blue plaque at Ivy Benson's birthplace that Tricity met members of the original band and was inspired to start her own all female jazz ensemble.

In August 2014, the Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band played the Colonial Club cabaret tent at Twinwood vintage music and dance festival. The band performed to 1,400 people at Huddersfield Town Hall in September 2014 for the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival.

"Tricity Vogue and her band work their magic with jazzy covers of modern classics… and soon the floor is full."
London Lite

"WOW. Just WOW. They absolutely lit up the room with their sound, talent and energy. Originals, retro styled pop numbers and the wonderful tap dancing of Josephine Shaker (at one point dressed as a penguin!) blew the audience away. A REAL highlight of my festival weekend with no doubt.”
Barry Maz, GotAUkulele

The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band’s album, "Live At Earl Haig Hall", is available to download from Bandcamp.

Tricity has written a song for each of her many calamitous liaisons, and now has enough dirty laundry for an entire show. A mischievous meditation on modern-day romance, wrapped in seductive vintage glamour. Tricity's 2013 solo Edinburgh Fringe show also went on tour to Brighton and sold out its West End run in October 2013.

"Calamitous Liaisons" is also the name of Tricity's second album, available to download from BandCamp or by mail order here.

Art by Pip "Astro" Bayley

A kitsch portrait comes to life to perform Tricity’s unique take on the blues in a dazzling, witty and strangely haunting cabaret spectacle.

One-hour musical extravaganza The Blue Lady Sings premiered at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Hot August Fringe in August 2009, then went on to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in August 2010 and 2011, enchanting audiences and reviewers alike.

"An irresistible live cartoon... the Blue Lady Sings does for cabaret what Waiting for Godot did for drama"
Erotic Review

"Non-stop hilarity, whimsy, wit… and boy, can the Blue Lady sing! ****"
The Skinny

Tretchikoff's Green Lady by CNN International

The Blue Lady has also appeared alongside the original Tretchikoff painting that was her inspiration, and continues to make colourful cameo appearances at cabaret and variety shows around the world.

Photo © Getty Images

World War Two siren Fanny Knightley likes to have a man down her shelter and might even let him see inside her box - her gas mask box, that is.

Photo by AbsolutQueer Photography

Tricity's no nonsense Northern cabaret alter-ego is inspired by genuine innuendo-stuffed wartime songs, particularly Florence Desmond's classic, "The Deepest Shelter In Town."

Conjoined twins The Janus Sisters are as close as siblings can get, often uncomfortably so, and have turned their unique connection into a distinctive variety act. Tricity teamed up with cabaret star Sarah-Louise Young to create their hilarious and disturbing collaboration in 2010, and they plan to develop the act into a full-length show.

Tricity is co-founder and Madam Treasurer of the Blue Stocking Society, a Thinking Women's Burlesque Cabaret she runs with "clown queen of burlesque" and Madam Secretary Audacity Chutzpah, inspired by the 18th century ladies literary gatherings of the same name.

"London's most celebrated sorority" according to Time Out London, and "a wild joyride of cultural subversion" in the words of the Erotic Review, the Bluestockings have staged their acclaimed shows at Volupte, the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, the Seven Dials Club, Jacksons Lane Theatre and the iconic Burgh Island Hotel, and are a perennial Time Out Critics' Choice.

By day, Tricity Vogue leads a secret double life as a writer, and her alter-ego Heather Tyrrell is currently collaborating on two musicals, including drag action musical Heels Of Glory.

Book Tricity for your event

If you're looking for wedding or party entertainment that's cheeky fun with a nod to vintage, give Tricity a shout. A cabaret performer who excels in getting everybody joining in, Tricity's act can be family-friendly or spiced with innuendo for the adults.

Why not have a group ukulele lesson? Tricity has enough spare ukuleles to teach 20 people, and can get anyone playing a tune on a uke in an hour. She’s taught ukulele workshops at office parties, hen parties and corporate events, and even in Selfridges department store.

If you want a band, Tricity can bring along her All Girl Swing Band to provide vintage acoustic tunes, or a scorching dance set.

Enquire about ukulele lessons

Tricity offers one-to-one uke lessons for new players keen to learn to play ukulele, or intermediate players who want to brush up their skills. Send Tricity a message if you'd like to know more.

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