STUDIO is set to breathe musical life into St Kilda’s prestigious venue The MEMO, when host Tim Rogers (You Am I) and his rowdy troupe of performers take to the stage for the brand new performance series STUDIO at the MEMO.
Recruiting a dream team of Australia’s A-list performers and some of the world’s most daring acts, this series joyfully hopscotches through burlesque, cabaret, circus, music and more over six extravagant episodes.
Guests include Martha Wainwright, Todd McKenny, Tex Perkins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Paul Capsis, Bernard Fanning, Don Walker, Bernadette Robinson, and Circus Oz.
Episode 1 – 8.30pm Tuesday 16 July
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by The Cruel Sea’s Tex Perkins, stage sensation and performer extraordinaire Todd McKenney, Winners and Losers star and bonafide triple-threat Virginia Gay, Abby Dobson in French chanteuse mode with Baby et Lulu, and rock legend Dave Graney.
Episode 2 – 8.30pm Tuesday 23 July
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by cabaret chameleon Paul Capsis, Australia’s next-big-thing Abbe May, decadently attired R&B crooner Mojo Juju, mind-bending contortionist Ruby Rubberlegs and Tex Perkins presenting a dramatic reading of some of the world’s classic hits.
Episode 3 – 8.30pm Tuesday 30 July
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, brilliant boy burlesque Briefs, guitar prodigy Kaki King, songstress Sheridan Harbridge, beatboxing wonder Tom Thumb and the inimitable circus sensation Anna Lumb.
Episode 4 – 8.30pm Tuesday 6 August
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, the awe-inspiring Circus Oz, the iconic Bernadette Robinson, the Russian delights of Vulgargrad and a haunting performance from New Zealand’s Delaney Davidson.
Episode 5 – 8.30pm Tuesday 13 August
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by award-winning Canadian songstress Martha Wainwright, reigning World Queen of Burlesque Imogen Kelly, the heavenly harmonies of Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, cabaret star Tommy Bradson and a hilarious spoken-word performance by Tex Perkins.
Episode 6 – 8.30pm Tuesday 20 August
Tim Rogers and The Syndicate are joined by Australian rock legend Bernard Fanning, the suave stylings of Bobby Fox, a heart-warming performance by Lally Katz, burlesque babe Frankie Valentine and crowd favourite Jose Carbos with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan.