22 May 2014

Do you really want to see me live? Culture Club, Lady Gaga, Destiny's Child and more....

That’s right and you probably haven’t heard it here first but the one and only Culture Club have announced their first tour in 15 years! We here at the Lady Boys are unabashedly excited about seeing Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss (yes, the complete original line-up) grace the stage during their 15 day 11 stop December tour. The tour was rather cheekily revealed by George of the androgynous Boy variety himself in this video in which he and the fellow band members sing the chorus to ‘Karma Chameleon’ before the lead singer throws up the peace sign saying “see you in December”.


If this wasn't selling point enough the band are also going to be joined by another more synthpoppy arm of the new romantic music scene of the 80's Alison Moyet, the female component of Yazoo. Tickets go on sale today May 23rd and the tour dates are here, no word yet on price but it's safe to say it will be worth forking out for. I hear early Christmas presents are all the rage this year?


NOW, with all this talk of 80's nostalgia lets bring up some of the more topical things that have occurred this week. First on our list, our favourite lady boy Conchita Wurst is rumoured to be joining the one and only Lady Gaga on her new tour 'artRave', an amalgamation of Art and Rave that promises to be much more than just Leonardo Da Vinci in a hi-vis jacket with a glow stick. Seriously though we hope this rumour is true, they are both talented singers and Gaga's style would suit Conchita down to a tee. We were also a big fan of Gaga's male alter ego Jo Calderone that she donned at the 2011 MTV VMAs. 

Katy Perry has also been gracing our pearly and....increasingly rainy shores this week as she stops off in Blighty on her world tour dubbed The Prismatic World Tour after her fourth studio album 'Prism'. Katy is well known for her glittery girlish appeal but is there any substance in her shows and music behind the aesthetics? According to a review from the Manchester Evening News on her performance at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester the answer is a resounding yes, "You could buy all the sequins and stardust in the world, but they wouldn't make you another Katy Perry", poetically put and hats off to Katy and trianglecentric tour.


Speaking of reunions you may have heard of a little known 90's/00's girl band called Destiny's Child, yes? Well before you get to excited this a kind of mini-reunion of the talented trio. Kelly Rowland and Beyonce have collaborated on a solo single of the lesser known member of the band Michelle Williams, a song entitled 'Say Yes'. Gospel undertones and high tempo beat aren't two things you generally hear in a song, so it's worth a listen.


We here in the office are huge fans of the UK television phenomenon Gogglebox, as you may have heard we were happy to have recently had Stephen from Gogglebox come see our show in Brighton. So news that the shows very own George Gilbey may be in the next series of Celebrity Big Brother has definitely amped the excitement for the new series. Lets hope he can bring some much needed topical satire to the house, and if he ever want's to come along and see the Lady Boys of Bangkok he is more than welcome. We don't usually venture towards Essex however, maybe with next years show The Only Way is Bangkok.



The original Big Brother is also back for a new series starting the 5th June, I say new in the loosest of terms of course as  its actually the 15th reincarnation of the series. Rylan and Emma Willis can be seen in the new Hunger Games-esque trailer for the show named Power Trip, but when your using stars from Celebrity Big Brother to advertise Big Brother it all seams a bit self-satisfying. Nevertheless their is a reason it's been going so long and despite its faults you can't help but watch this slow motion car crash of annoying human persona's wrapped up in a bow of Geordie narration.  


With all these exciting snippets to read through this week and our upcoming departure from one of our favourite places Brighton Fringeit's hard to keep up with it all. However our next stop on The Lady Boys of Bangkok tour is Cardiff and we plan on bringing some Thai infused sunshine to these dreary days!!