Posts tagged Madame Jojos
Posts tagged Madame Jojos
Check out our lovely review from the team at Burlesque Map London
Some backstage pics from our launch night for our brand new Madame Jojo’s show for 2014 House of Burlesque…Banged Up! Come down to CellblockHOB second friday of every month: http://www.houseofburlesque.co.uk/shows/hobbanged_up_C246.html
BURLESQUE IDOL GRAND FINAL: Check out our Burlesque Idol showreel from our 2013 Grand Final made by Mean on the Scene! We love it, thanks to everyone involved… Season 5 Burlesque Idol begins 31st Jan 2014… Don’t miss out
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!