Comedy and social media sensation Frenchy spent the first half of the year performing his new stand-up show Frenchy Unleashed to sold out crowds at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival. Now it’s greater Australia’s turn to catch this comedy superstar live on stage!
Frenchy’s 17-date regional tour kicks off on Thursday 21 September at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, going on to Brisbane, Wollongong, Gosford, Newcastle, Hobart, Albury, Canberra, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Bendigo, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast before wrapping up at Darwin Entertainment Centre on Saturday 4 November.
After the huge success of his Adelaide Fringe run earlier this year, Frenchy will be returning to Adelaide for an encore performance at the Rhino Room on Saturday 7 October.
★★★★¾‘A boisterous and entertaining banger of a live show.’ – Impulse Gamer
‘Filthy, funny and original.’ – The Herald (UK)
‘The young Aussie larrikin is so much more than a social media star.’ – Hidden City Secrets
A prolific writer, Frenchy writes and creates original YouTube content to upload to his channel weekly. In 2015, Frenchy and his musical collaborator Zach Gervais released their debut single Friendzone – which hit the iTunes Top 50 within 48 hours of its release, peaking at #26 and overtaking artists such as Sia and Drake along the way.
Last year, Frenchy’s narrative comedy web-series The Australiana Hostel was one of five recipients of Google and Screen Australia’s ‘Skip Ahead’ initiative- a program which awards winners up to a quarter of a million dollars to help fund and produce original narrative-based content made specifically for global audiences. The darkly funny series has been described as “If the chaos of Fawlty Towers was in the hands of the Inbetweeners and constantly reviewed online.”
★★★★‘Frenchy is a natural gift to the world, even if the world may be in shock for what it is about to receive.’ – FringeReview (UK)
‘Frenchy is a wicked mix of self-deprecating humour and self-confidence. Think sick jokes with moral undertones, allowing the audience to connect with Frenchy on a personal level while addressing important current social issues…unlikely role model Frenchy is a master of the stage’ – Weekend Notes
‘Sublimely unexpected…had the audience in stitches’ – Reviews Hub (UK)
With his charming, self-deprecating humour Frenchy has achieved critical acclaim and sold out seasons across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Don’t miss your chance to see the “riotous, raucous” (The Reviews Hub, UK) Frenchy unleashed upon Australia this September through November!
Presented by Frontier Comedy
Tickets on sale now
Thu 21 Sep (8:00pm) Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, VIC (All Ages) gpac.org.au | Ph: 03 5225 1200
Fri 22 Sep (8:00pm) The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD (18+) oldmuseum.org | Ph: 07 3257 4089
Sat 23 Sep (8:00pm) Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, NSW (All Ages) merrigong.com.au | Ph: 02 4224 5999
Twenty years after their Australian classics Weir and Mascara catapulted them to top of the national charts, Killing Heidi are back on the road celebrating their 20 year reunion with a massive eleven date tour; taking their live show to regional Australia for the first time in a decade.
The tour follows up to their super successful, rave review garnering capital city tour in June, and gives Killing Heidi the exciting opportunity to reconnect with the parts of Australia they’ve really missed in their 10 years off the road.
“We’re so excited to announce some regional dates, we love getting to regional areas and performing outside the cities,” said vocalist, Ella Hooper.
Killing Heidiwill be hitting stages in Darwin, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Caloundra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Chelsea Heights, Mulgrave, Albury, Redland Bay and Toowoomba.
“I can’t believe it’s been twenty years since we started this band, I was thirteen, (Jesse) was fifteen. We are loving getting back into playing these songs again after so long,” said Ella.
“I think we’re playing theses songs better than we ever did. People may know the songs, and they’ll get to hear the songs they love, but they’ve never seen Killing Heidi like this,” said Jesse Hooper.
The early naughties belonged to Killing Heidi with multiple tracks landing in the top 20 of triple j’s Hottest 100. They’ve taken out four ARIA awards, four times platinum status and the critically-acclaimed APRA songwriters of the year award.
Killing Heidi is a seminal part of the Australia independent music industry story.
“Ella’s performance is as alive as ever. Vibrant and rockin’, it was clearly evident she was enjoying being back on stage fronting Killing Heidi, especially during the harder hitting songs, such as ‘Superman/Supergirl’, ‘Mascara’ and set-closing, crowd favorite, ‘Weir’.”
“Similar to how a ballerina can silence a crowd, Ms Hooper can incite (the crowd’s) chaos to whatever level suitable. Needless to say the chemistry between her and her brother is still impossible to fracture.”
ABOUT KILLING HEIDI
The early naughties belonged to Killing Heidi with Weir placing number two and Mascara number fourteen in triple j’s Hottest 100. ‘Reflector’ went onto to take out four ARIA awards and reach four times platinum status. The Hooper siblings also won the critically-acclaimed APRA songwriters of the year award. Killing Heidi is a seminal part of the Australian independent music story.
KILLING HEIDI NATIONAL TOUR
Saturday, September 2
One Tropical Day, Darwin, NT
Friday, September 29
Race Horse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday, September 30
Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday, October 1
Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Friday, October 6
Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday, October 7
The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Friday, October 20
Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC
Saturday, October 21
Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC
Sunday, October 22
Beer Deluxe, Albury, VIC
Friday, November 17
Redland Bay Hotel, Redland Bay, QLD