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Event Archive - Electro Vaudeville Fest: Hot Club of Mars, Michael Fraser, The Tailor and Isis, THE VANDOLLS BURLESQUE, Miss Lydia DeCarllo , DJ Rudy & Spry, Scantily Clad Clowns

Fri. March 23rd 2012 - Fri. March 23rd 2012 Performance Works Vancouver BC (All Ages)
7:30 pm - 1:00 am doors at 7:00 pm
$23 adv
Tickets at: Highlife Records, Red Cat Records
Welcome to the Electro Vaudeville Fest! A place where classy lasses and scruffy scoundrels alike come to enjoy a hoppin’, swingin’ good time on their feet.

Jive to the vintage tunes and fresh modern beats of Electro Swing, and let your heart lead you on a journey through time. But beware: you are certain to meet some strange folk along the way! Daring fire breathers light the way to a place where anything goes. Beautiful burlesque dancers tantalize on-lookers with their seductive striptease. Gentlemen, take off your hats for some scintillating can-can and saucy aerial silks. Give a holler for the Retro Fashion Show girls, and a nod waaay up to the stilt-walkers. Buy yourself something fancy at the Vaudeville Market, where local artisans display their dazzling wares.

Electro Swing is the new dance music sensation that has been quickly gaining momentum at a select few events this year. Old-school swing and jazz songs are revamped and revisited, wrapped up in sick modern beats and sultry bass lines. Past meets future in an exciting and unique way that’s sure to get your feet moving.

Our nu-culture welcomes one and all, ordinary and extraordinary. Only here can you meet a London dandy, a dreaded girl and a swing dancer stomping their feet together to the sweet rhythms of electro.

Folks, chances are you have never seen anything like this event. So grab your dancing shoes, we’ll see you on the floor!

@ Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St.

Dress up in your favourite Retro/Swing/Circus/SteamPunk/Victorian era influenced attire!


- "Disappearing Vancouver" documentary movie
- Swing dance crew
- "Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars" swing/jazz band
- Michael Fraser
- Retro Fashion Show
- The Tailor and Isis
- Can - Can by VanDolls Burlesque
- Vancouver's international burlesque darling Miss Lydia DeCarllo
- Circus Ariel Silk by Scantily Clad Clowns
- Stilt Performers from Night & Day Dance
- Fire spinning/breathing
- "Now or Never" Breakdance crew
- DJ Rudy & Spry electroswing/swinghouse
- DJ Defunk ghettoswing/drumstep/ bass (Calgary)

Our custom theme design will future The Gramophone art piece as a part of Gramorail creation of awesome folks from eatART foundation. ( )

See Roving Circus/Vaudeville performers throughout the venue!

Check out local artists work showcasing in the market area and get yourself unique jewellery, apparel, hats, etc.
Vendors include the folks at Darwin Jewelry ( and more names announce soon.

Photo booth by Brutally Beautiful

Official poster is coming really soon!

Online tickets:

Tickets: adv $23 and $28 at the door


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Hot Club of Mars (Hot Swing/ Gypsy jazz)

The Hot Club of Mars delivers scorching hot Gypsy jazz and sultry originals featuring Deanna Knight on vocals, Michael Dunn and Don Kellett on lead guitars, Mark Dowding on sax, flute and harmonica, Tom Neville on violin, Steve "Bugzy" Szabo on guitars, and Joe Bourchier on bass. more info