Music

Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

2013 turned into my busiest year yet. In between styling for Marie Claire , Peter Alexander prop making and torching jazz all over town there really wasn’t much time for sitting in front of my computer. This New Year’s resolution was to find more time for blogging , posting and sharing my world. Ahem… easier [...]


The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

  From the moment I was approached to work on the Australian launch of ‘The Balm’ I felt an incredible synergy between the balm’s personality and the vintage world I have created based on mine. Vintage Allsorts provides me with a business that is fun , nostalgic , feminine, quirky and creative , a world [...]


Palmer & Co Gig Photos

Palmer & Co Gig Photos

I have been having the most wonderful time singing at Palmer & Co. It is truly a pleasure to be a little jazz bird in such a decadent and inspiring space. A few months ago the wonderful Dusk Devi and the amazing Louise Whelan stopped by to check out the space. On separate nights with [...]


Wintersun Festival 2012

Wintersun Festival 2012

On the June long weekend I was invited to perform at Wintersun. Australia’s oldest running nostalgia festival. It was the first time I had played at the festival since it has moved from it’s original home at Coolangatta. With the Cooly Rocks festival still being held there over the same weekend I was curious to [...]


Palmer & Co

Palmer & Co

  I’m very excited to tell you that I have been singing at Merivales’s fabulous new speakeasy bar Palmer & Co. Located in the heart of the city , hidden in a narrow alleyway is the place this little torch singer has been dreaming about. Dimly lit with exposed architecture and brilliant attention to detail, [...]


Louis Prima Tribute Night

Louis Prima Tribute Night

  Sing, Sing, Sing……. A tribute to Louis Prima – The King of Swing  Polish your brass, get your spats whitened and join Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with the Vanguard in presenting ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ a night dedicated to the music of one of big bands most rockin’ daddys, Louis Prima. Louis Prima helped [...]


Chess Records Tribute Night

Chess Records Tribute Night

  Chess Records  At last, Chess Record night has come along! Join Miss Pia Andersen and the Vanguard in celebrating some of the most important and influential acts to come out of Chicago in the 50′s and early 60′s. Leonard Chess’ Chess Records label was instrumental in bringing early blues, soulful jazz and rock n’ [...]


Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Another fun night at The Vanguard and what a night it was! It was great to see so many people come out once more on a Sunday night, all in the name of great music and having a good time. And maybe (just a little bit) Johnny Depp. When I heard that The Vanguard were [...]


Rock-a-fillies

Rock-a-fillies

ROCKAFILLIES   A TRIBUTE TO THE FEMALE PIONEERS OF ROCK’N’ROLL It’s time to iron your wiggle frock, pull on your peep-toes and shimmy on down as Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with The Vanguard presents Rockafillies, a night filled with good girls gone rocking, good girls gone bad and rock n’roll mamas de luxe. Featuring [...]


Greazefest 2011

Greazefest 2011

Held in Brisbane Australia , Greazefest is a ‘must do’ kustom kulture festival for devotees in the Southern Hemisphere. A weekend filled with cool cars, rockabilly tunes, tattoos, pinstripers , lowriders, and vintage fashion. This year I was lucky enough to be asked to perform with my favourite rockabilly partner in crime the one and [...]


Swing V’s Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

Swing V's Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

  On Saturday the 16th July the Factory Theatre played host to another amazing Swing V’s Rockabilly Showdown. Organised and Promoted by Graham Coupland (Manager and guitarist from the Velvet Set ) the night showcased a fine selection of NSW’s Swing and Rockabilly bands, all battling it out for the illustrious crown.   The audience [...]


Black Cherry 21st May ,2011

Black Cherry 21st May ,2011

On Saturday the 21st of May Black Cherry Club took over the Factory Theatre for Sydney’s favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.Advertised as 7 hours of pure dynamite, offering three rooms of non stop action including bands, burlesque and dj’s, the diverse line up of top shelf talent means there is something for everyone. The ever [...]


Mid-Winter Warmer

Mid-Winter Warmer

MID- WINTER WARMER Replace your Carbon footprint with Some Dancing shoes….. Come get Warm with us! Vintage Allsorts and Function Entertainment Present a glamorous Mid Winter Warmer to chase those chills away, For One Night Only Deco Dance Palace Balmain Town Hall will host a celebration of the music that defined cocktail cool. The Mid [...]


Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Sydney’s favourite Rock’n’Roll party, BLACK CHERRY, returns to the massive Factory Theatre complex on Saturday 21st May! So Roll up! For the wildest Band, Burlesque & DJ Variety Show in town… Event: Black Cherry Genre: Rock’n’Roll (50′s to now – including Punk, Rockabilly, Garage, Soul, Ska, Alt-Country, Blues, Swamp, Roots, Glam & Alternative!) Date: Saturday [...]


Swing vs Rockabilly

Swing vs Rockabilly

The Heavyweight showdown of the Century comes to your town! It’s ‘Winner takes all’ as 8 of the Countries finest Swing & Rockabilly bands go head to head over 2 stages. In the Blue corner we have the undisputed Heavy Weight champions of Swing – The Velvet Set, taking on the number 1 Rockabilly contenders [...]


Louis Prima Tribute Night

Louis Prima Tribute Night

  On the 20th of January this year I was thrilled to perform a gig at the Basement with my Fabulous Cocktail Cabinet band. This gig was extra special as it was in tribute to one of my favourite Singer / songwriters from the golden age of Las Vegas Lounge the one and only Louis [...]


King of the Road….

“King of the Road” is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country singer Roger Miller. When Adam Harvey recorded a version for his “ Both Sides Now” Album he decided to use the song’s origin as inspiration for the creative styling for the Film Clip. The wonderful Annette Ogilvie and I joined forces [...]