Posts tagged Madame Jojos
Posts tagged Madame Jojos
Recently I’ve been getting some great time with some fab photographers, here are the highlights of my Rich Newnham shoot taken at our 2nd home Madame Jojos www.facebook.com/richnewnhamphotography
Its been an amazing year at Burlesque Idol with the Finale being one of our most exciting to date! After 10 amazing performances the audience cast their vote and we had a 1st Runner Up - the hilarious Lolo Brow and a winner…. please meet Burlesque Idol 2012 - Violet Blaze!
Pic By Mr Suave
Were you nervous before the show?
I was SOOO NERVOUS!!!!! oh my days you have no idea. One of the girls said she forgot I was there, because I wasn’t my usual loud self. I was SO quiet. Hardly spoke until the show started.I was still rhinestoning my corset for when we came back for curtain call…. I just wanted to look my best.
How did you feel after you had done your performance?
Soon as the show was over, I breathed a sigh of Relief! I heard the crowd were roaring for a couple minutes… and it made me SO happy that I did a good job! Apparently Barnaby simply dropped to his knees…not knowing what to say! The judges gave lovely comments, Beatrix Von Bourbon saying “all my notes are in Capital Letters!” I felt very proud.
What are your plans for 2013?
In 2013 I plan to enter more competitions, and hopefully have 2 new acts under my belt. The one thing I DON’T want, is for people to expect me to top “Big Mama” She is my signature act,and will always be my favourite, but my new ones will be different. I just hope my fellow Blazers and Blazettes will appreciate what else I have to offer!
What advice would you give to contestants for 2013?
Be Prepared. Check that you have EVERYTHING you will need.
Go to the loo long before you go on stage. Just before your name is called you’ll feel like you need to go again.Don’t. It’s just nervous pee. It goes the second you get on stage.
Look and do your BEST. It’s a competition…you don’t know how serious the other girls are taking it… so if you have come to win… prove you’ve got what it takes!
Have fun!!! At the end of the day… you’re performing to a VERY supportive crowd…. soak it up…. cos it’s not always like that!!!!!!!!!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
In five years time…. I’d love to be hitting the big time. Have massive props…. perform abroad….my own stage show…. and be so famous Dulux will name a colour after me.
And there we have it! Watch out for Ms Blaze in 2013 as she will be coming to a town near you no doubt!
Pic by www.retrophotostudio.co.uk
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month you will no doubt be aware that in 2 weeks time the winner of Burlesque Idol 2012 will be crowned. But what does this title mean and more importantly what is the best way to win it?! I think the best person to answer this is Burlesque Idol 2011 - Jolie Papillon.
Since winning her title Jolie has established herself as one of London’s favourite Burlesque artists working regularly at all established performing venues such as Volupte, Proud City and Camden, Madame Jojos, Cafe de Paris, the Brickhouse, Cellar Door and for private parties and events. She will be joining us on the 30th on the judging panel ready to pass on her crown to one of our georgous finalists. She took a break from her busy schedule to give some advice on taking the title:
It would make me happy forever.
Pic by www.retrophotostudio.co.uk
The phenomenon of boys doing burlesque has been long established in the Burlesque Revivial especially in the UK and US where we have many fabulous artists doing great and interesting work. Whether you call it Boylesque, Bearlesque or just Burlesque it seems that the love of the art of tease and entertainment is not just for us ladies. So when Madame Jojos, the stunning venue where we have our Friday residencies came to me and said would we like to do a special edition of our very popular show Burlesque Idol just for boys, we said YES!
This will be a special exclusive 3 date only show kicking off on FRIDAY 22nd JUNE which will run during 2012 along side Season 3 of Burlesque Idol that is still running on the last Friday of every month. Tickets will be on sale soon and I am now accepting submissions from male artists to compete. Look out for further announcements on the way regarding the prizes, our sponsors and line ups but until then here is a picture of GoGo Harder and Dave the Bear looking gorgeous to remind you why we love BOYLESQUE!
A quick update for those of you who missed last Friday’s amazing Burlesque Idol heat! We had another sold out night at Jojos and amazing line up. Guest Judges this month were Sarina Del Fuego and Delores Deluxe and the fantastic contestants were: Abbatha Dee, BonBon Le Bum, Fanny Dent, Fifi La Boom, Fillie Jadore and Scarlett Cuffs.
Congratulations to Feb’s winner: Fanny Dent! Round 2’s joint runners up were Scarlett Cuffs and Fillie Jadore
Here’s a picture of Fanny with her hilarious neo-burlesque act Why Don’t Men Like Me
Ahoy HOB Friends! As most of you know there have been mutterings from HOB Towers with regards to our fabulous show Shipwrecked! Shipwrecked started life as a small fledgling concept in the Spring of 2010 which was revisited after the huge success of Circus Burlesque at the Edinburgh Festival. As CB was an art-house burlesque show we wanted to create a comedy orientated show to showcase the range of burlesque styles we at HOB believe in.
September 2010 was the first ever outing of SW at Madame Jojos and was premiered to a pack house of our friends and fans. Since then the show has been nipped, tucked, pimped, expanded and has played monthly to a growing, sell-out audience of delighted fans. New costumes, choreography, line ups, guests and props have all been added to the mix over the past two years and now we have a show ready for UK take over!
It has been my great pleasure to join production forces with The Booking Office who share my passion and vision for this amazing show and we can now announce our first set of tour dates! Over the next year we hope to grow the show and sail into a port near you.
Please click on the poster link below to see the full line up and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
Last Friday saw the Round One of the third year of Burlesque Idol and what a night it was! It seems the word on our fabulous show is really spreading with advance tickets selling out the day before the show and all of our on the door tickets being sold on the night! We were packed to the rafters and the energy in the crowd was electric.
Barnaby returns again this year as our resident host and expert gag-smith opening the new season in style by being fired in the first 15 minutes of the show by yours truly - a record I think! I think last year he was hired and fired about 7 times by both Lola and myself and I am anticipating more of the same this year with his smart observations and acid-tongued reflexes. If you have not personally been insulted by Barnaby let me assure you, you are missing out on one of life’s little pleasures.
Our guest judges this month were both making their BI debuts: Glory Pearl brought some keen observations from her years as a much admired performer along with some fighting banter, whilst Dave the Bear - boylesque star treated us to some great advice wrapped up in impressions of US Judge Kelly Rowland!
Our contestants this month were all fabulous, kicking off the year by setting the bar very high. Freya Fox channeled Norse Goddess Freya, Alabama Love parodied cult Classic Pulp Fiction and Peggy PomPom treated us to some good old British Burlesque with a military flavour. In the middle section we had Miss Rainbow Sparkles going from Ugly Ducking to Swan, duo The Velveteen Showgirls with Be Italian and Raven Six doing a powerful and dark fan routine.
The winners of the night went to The Velveteen Showgirls - our first ever duo heat winners! Their routine skillfully blended the satirical, with the funny and the sexy and their timing was spot on. Its rare to see routines particularly group ones with so many layers to it, we shall look forward to seeing them again for the final! Raven Six took second place with a routine that was dynamic, well conceived and flawlessly presented, great work all round!
Check out our next show on February 24th when Delores Deluxe shall return from performing in Sweden as our guest judge in residence and we shall be joined by Sarina del Fuego - Performer and Entertainment Manager at Proud Cabaret
Welcome to 2012! A big thank you to all those who came to our sold out New Years Spectacular! And what a night it was…. hosted by our wonderful very own Burlesque Idol host Barnaby Slater. We were treated to shows from International Headliner Chrys Columbine, Magician James Pritchard, Hula Girl Chloe Hannah Lloyd, BI 2011 Winner Jolie Papillion and Opera Queen Leonie Soprano. The night was a first for me too as I finally got to debut my Babycham routine! Some pictures below for you by P&P Photography encase you missed it all!
Hello! Our Famous Group Fan Dance
Chloe Hannah Lloyd with her routine from HOB the Remix
Ill Have a BabyCham Please!
All picks www.peopleandportraits.com
Come and celebrate New Year with the Best in Burlesque! We have teamed up with the awesome Madame Jojo’s to bring you a night to remember! With regular seating, VIP and VIP dinner available along with some of the hottest talent in town you’d be mad to miss it.
Simply click on the poster for more info or on the link below to purchase:
New Years 2011/12