Katy Christie Comes to The Butterfly Club With SHE'S GONNA BLOW
Katy is heavily pregnant, red-headed, plays the French horn, stupidly short, and with all the odds stacked against her... she's putting on a show. New to Australia from the U.K., there's no time like the present to make your mark, even if that mark is an actual baby.
Pianist Rainer Pollard will accompany Katy to deliver three one-hour pushes on December 7, 8 and 9 downstairs at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, at 7pm (Friday 6pm).
Tickets from $25 for groups to $32 full price, available through the Butterfly Club website (https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/she-s-gonna-blow)
Katy Christie, thirty-something, is a classically trained French horn player who got seduced by the art of Cabaret in the backstreets of the underground London scene. She has never looked back. "She's Gonna Blow!" takes you through the world that Katy has carved out of jazz French horn, jazz singing, a smattering of musical theatre with twists and turns and bumps, in this case a pretty big bump, all wrapped up in a sea of costume changes, glamour and smut. Even pregnant women can be smutty... This show displays the determination of a woman at her peak of vulnerability. With a slight scent of desperation.
Now living in Melbourne and banned from flying away from it, she is ready to share the joys of being a pregnant, short, red-headed, French-horn-playing, jazz-singing newcomer to Australia with an entirely new audience. There is something for everyone in this show with songs in keeping with her pregnancy theme such as "Defying Gravity", "Under My Skin", "I'm Tired" and a Judy Garland medley. Ever wondered what a pregnant Judy looked like? Wonder no more.
Katy has previously performed her shows in London, winning a following in particular at The Pheasantry in Chelsea and at Jazz Soho with her quick banter and vocal interpretations of classic songs. As a horn player she has played with the London Symphony Orchestra among many others, and played on various film sound tracks, such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Lord of the Rings, and Alien Covenant.