WONKY BEAR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: PRIDE @ THE DOG
THAT JOE PAYNE// LILLY SNATCHDRAGON// JOHN CELESTUS// STEVIE TURNER
That Joe Payne is a classically trained vocalist with backgrounds in prog, pop, and rock music, remembered by audiences for his impressive 5-octave range and flamboyant showmanship.
Personal achievements include being voted Best Male Vocalist for two years running by the readers of Prog Magazine (2014 & 2015). He has also received 3 Progressive Music Award nominations for his work with The Enid, including Best Band, Best Album, and Best Event.
Cabaret’s Darkest Darling, John Celestus started as the first Boylesque performer in Greece and became an international headliner. His passion to entertain and strong aesthetic made him a multiskilled performer ready to captivate even the most demanding audience.
Lilly SnatchDragon is an international, award – winning political comedy drag queen, burlesque artist and compere. Her approach to how the West stereotypes S.E Asian women won her ‘Best Newcomer” at the London Cabaret Awards in 2015. She has been in the Top 10 ‘UK’s Most Influential Burlesque Performers’ since 2015, including No. 1 in 2017, and currently No. 37 in the world and No. 4 in the UK.
Stevie Turner is author of Lost Decades who has headlined at New Century, Mind Over Matter, Word Central, Punk in Drublic and Blue Balloon Theatre, and on the road at Bone Down, Chapel FM, Covered in Jam, Applecart Arts, Brighton and Camden fringe festivals.
Their work is political, passionate and often pushes boundaries, immersing us into their late night city world of elegant chaos, random conversations and unplanned next moves.
Part of Bent Key Publishing’s Queer Poets Collective, they also host Absinthe Nights a regular spoken word night at Northern Monk and a weekly radio show on North Manchester FM.
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