Next month, musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice join forces with cabaret’s philosopher king David Hoyle for new show Middle Of Their Road in which the three never knowingly understated musicians will be bringing musical justice to a number of criminal records.
Will Justin Bieber be ripped a new one? Will Gary Barlow’s comments on cabaret see him get some special attention? Will they play the best MOR song ever? And how far back will the trio go to exact vengeance on the earworms of yesteryear? All will be revealed at their shows at the Limewharf from 16-18 October 2014.
Both acts are long-time icons on the alt-cabaret scene and will be performing separately as well as together. Bourgeois & Maurice’s Apocalypso was our summer anthem and their last album has never strayed far from the TIC Towers turntable. Known as much for their fabulous costumes as their biting lyrics, the duo have picked up a London Cabaret Award and thrilled audiences in East End basements, the London Wonderground, the Royal Opera House and even Sadlers’ Wells. Wrap your ears around early hit Ritalin and see for yourself.
Hoyle is the arch-controversialist who has moved on from his own Channel 4 show to regular residencies at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. From garb to gob, Hoyle is one of the most unpredictable artists around with the randomness of his outfits only matched by the intelligence and acerbity underlying his monologues. He’s a fine singer too as he demonstrated a few years ago at the Soho Theatre. Here’s a clip from his take on Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt.
Middle Of The Road can be seen on 16-18 October at the LimeWharf Annex, 45 Vyner St, E2 9DQ. Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from www.midoftheroad.co.uk. Those with a particular song they want to get off their chest or out of their heads can leave suggestions for the songlist on Bourgeois & Maurice’s Facebook page.