Charming, offbeat musical cabaret from a vintage songstress with a repertoire of surprising tunes and a colourful history of romantic misadventure.
“A very special talent.”
Tricity Vogue took up the ukulele in 2007 after her band stood her up, and never looked back. Dubbed ‘ukulele doyenne’ by Time Out London, Tricity has performed for Ravi Shankar, Hollywood director Joe Wright, and Anoushka Shankar, who she taught to play kazoo. She's also the first person ever to play ukulele on Ronnie Scott’s stage.
Tricity set up the Ukulele Cabaret in November 2007 for fellow friends of the four strings - an impromptu night of special guests, open mic spots and group singalongs, held every month at the Lincoln Lounge, Kings Cross. Tricity Vogue's Ukulele Cabaret has gone on to become a hit show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The show is a regular favourite at the Albany Theatre in Deptford and toured as part of Creative Arts East's Rural Tours Programme in 2013.
“Tricity Vogue and her uke… recipe for one of the finest shows you’ll see. Kooky, quirky and ever so sweet, it’s cabaret to run down
side-streets for – just get there early.”
A kitsch portrait comes to life to perform Tricity’s unique take on the blues in a dazzling, witty and strangely haunting cabaret spectacle.
One-hour musical extravaganza The Blue Lady Sings premiered at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Hot August Fringe in August 2009, then went on to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in August 2010, enchanting audiences and reviewers alike.
"An irresistible live cartoon... the Blue Lady Sings does for cabaret what Waiting for Godot did for drama"
Tricity is co-founder and Madam Treasurer of the Blue Stocking Society, a Thinking Women's Burlesque Cabaret she runs with "clown queen of burlesque" and Madam Secretary Audacity Chutzpah, inspired by the 18th century ladies literary gatherings of the same name.
"London's most celebrated sorority" according to Time Out London, and "a wild joyride of cultural subversion" according to the Erotic Review, the Bluestockings have staged their acclaimed shows at Volupte, the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, the Seven Dials Club and Jacksons Lane Theatre, and are a perennial Time Out Critics' Choice.
The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band regularly fill the dancefloor at vintage parties and balls with their 20s, 30s and 40s swing sound,
incorporating much-loved vintage tunes, pop numbers given the retro treatment, and many of Tricity's cheeky originals.
"Tricity Vogue and her band work their magic with jazzy covers of modern classics… and soon the floor is full."
By day, Tricity Vogue leads a secret double life as a writer, and her alter-ego Heather Tyrrell is currently collaborating on two musicals.
If you're looking for wedding or party entertainment that's cheeky fun with a nod to vintage, give Tricity a shout. A cabaret performer who excels in getting everybody joining in, Tricity's act can be family-friendly or spiced with innuendo for the adults. If you just want music, Tricity can bring along her swing band to provide vintage acoustic tunes, or a scorching dance set.
Tricity offers one-to-one uke lessons for new players keen to brush up their skills before launching themselves upon the ukulele scene. Send Tricity a message if you'd like to know more.