Wednesday 31 December 2014

Bearbrass on TV!

Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra will be making their very first television appearance on No Limits on Channel 31 at 9pm on Friday 2nd January 2015. No Limits is an institution in Australian disability culture, and features all the latest news, views and events from the disability world. This episode features footage from the Quippings Freaktastic Fringe Show and will include the band playing One of Us, the awesome poetry of Andy Jackson and stand up comedy from Jarrod Marrinon. If you miss it, don't worry, it will be repeated at 11pm on Wednesday 7 January or you can catch up online:

Bearbrass performing at Quippings Freaktastic Fringe Show. The performance will be featured on No Limits on 2 January.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Tribute to Stella Young

This Friday, we will be performing at a very special Quippings dedicated to the irreplaceable Stella Young. Stella recently passed away, and proceeds from tickets at the door will go to Domestic Violence Victoria, which is the chosen charity of Stella's family.

We will be joined with friends of Stella, and they will read selected works and provide tributes. Make sure you come along to celebrate the life of Stella in a manner we know that she would love.

Date and time: Friday, 12 December, 7:30 PM
Venue: Hares and Hyenas, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Cost: Nominal ticket price plus donation

Friday 7 November 2014

Emerald Hill Festival

The Emerald Hill Festival is a collaboration between Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Arts Access Victoria, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the South Melbourne Police. The one day event takes place in and around South Melbourne Town Hall. We'll be performing at the Nebula performance space (pictured), a unique portable venue designed specifically with disability access in mind. We're on at 10am, so we'll see you all bright and early.

Where: Nebula Performance Space, near Arts Access Victoria, 222 Bank St South Melbourne.
When: 10am, Sunday 9 November 2014.
Tickets: Free!
Access: Wheelchair Accessible.

Nebula is a fully accessible, portable performance space. We'll be performing there as part of the Emerald Hill Festival at 10 am on Sunday 9 November.

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Quippings Freaktastic Fringe at the Spiegeltent

We are going internally berzerk at the thought of playing at the Spiegeltent with out mates from the Quippings crew. We'll be exploring all things freaky from the 1-5 October as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. All your Quippings favourites will be there, including host Jax Brown, Stella Young, Emma J Hawkins and Carly Findlay. So come and get your freak on and join us at the fabulous Spiegeltent.

When: 1 - 5 October
Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston st, Collingwood
Cost: Full Price $21, Concession/Groups $16
Access: Wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpreter on Friday 3 October, Companion Cards accepted.

The cast of Quippings.

Sunday 15 June 2014

Pirates with Attitude

Ahoy there me hearties! We'll be entertaining the crowds at Pirates with Attitude, an all-abilities version of Pirates of Penzance produced by the Dandenong Ranges Music Council, held at the fabulous Burrinja Black Box Theatre. The show starts at 2pm on Saturday 28 June but we'll be playing a few shanties in the foyer from 1.30pm, so make sure you arrive early, you scurvy dogs.

Where: Burrinja Black Box Theatre, 351 Glenfern Rd Upwey.
When: Saturday 28 June, show starts at 2pm, but we'll be playing from 1.30pm.
Tickets: $8, carers free. Tickets available at the door.
Access: Wheelchair Accessible

Monday 26 May 2014

In the Studio

We're excited to announce that we've started recording our first studio album! We've been having a great time with the fabulous people down at Jets Recording Studio with our fabulous producer Carl Thompson. Does anyone have any ideas about what we should call our debut album? Check out some shots of Carl and the band doing their stuff:

Thursday 22 May 2014

Quippings, Winter 2014

It's getting cold here in sunny Melbourne, so come and warm yourself in Fitzroy's favourite bookshop, Hares and Hyenas and spend an evening with the fabulous Quippings crew. Hosted by Jax Brown, Quippings is a night of burlesque, spoken word and cabaret dedicated to the twin themes of sex and disability. It's a space where anything goes, and is definitely not one to bring the kids to. We're also going to road test a few new songs that we've written for our upcoming album.

Where: Hares & Hyena's Bookshop, 63 Johnston St Fitzroy
When: Saturday 14th June
Tickets: $10/$12
Access: Hares & Hyena's is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet. The performance will be Auslan interpreted.

Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra is the house band for Quippings

Thursday 27 February 2014

Real Women - A Celebration of Female Performers with Disability.

International Women's Day is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by watching a bunch of feisty crip chicks strut their stuff? We'll be performing with Stella Young, Eva Sifis, Emma J Hawkins (pictured below), Jax Jacki Brown, Anna Seymour, Zhen Chew and lots more. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get in early.

When: Monday 3 March
Time: 6:00pm (for a 6:30pm start)
Where: The Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women's Centre 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Cost: Full $15, Concession/Group $10, VIP (with complimentary drink) $20.
Access: Wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreted.
More Info:

Emma J Hawkins performs while Anthea and Jess look on.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

H.O.P. Fundraiser

The HOP Community Centre is a cool new space in Reservoir which will be opening in February. It will feature a library, community garden, bike workshop and performing spaces. We'll be performing at their fundraising concert this Saturday, so come along, check out the new centre and see some fantastic performances.

Where: HOP Community Centre, 659 Plenty Rd, Reservoir, Vic.

When: Staurday 1 February, 7pm.

Sunday 19 January 2014

Quippings Midsumma Special - Starring Stella Young

Midsumma is here, and Quippings is celebrating Melbourne's annual festival of queer culture with an evening of hot, bent entertainment. We'll be performing and there'll even be a special guest performance by everyone's favourite crip, Stella Young, editor of Ramp Up and all round fabulous person. Hosted by Jax Brown, the evening will also feature Kate Hood, Carly Findlay, Kath Duncan and lots more.

Where: Hares and Hyenas, 63 Johnston St Fitzroy.
When: 8pm, 25 January 2014 (doors open 7.30)
Costs: $10/$12
Access: Hares and Hyenas is wheelchair accessible. The performance will be Auslan interpreted.