Sweethearts! Feast your eyes on these great pictures by Timo Kirves from our gig at Savoy-teatteri, co-starring burlesque sensation Armi Von Vep and featuring Josef Donner! Lights by Roy Boswell and Jere Kolehmainen, sounds (sadly inaudible for now) by Gabriel Herrero! Ah what a night to remember, thank you darlings for coming en masse, thank you for screaming and shouting and sobbing and supporting!
We are now retiring for a small songwriting pause for the summer, be sure to check back for concerts in August! Have a warm, wanton and wonderful summer, Sweethearts, we love you to bits!
– Your devoted dandies
Sweethearts! Exactly one month to go until we take over the stage of Savoy Theatre! Get you tickets from lippu.fi and tell us you’re coming at the Facebook event (in Finnish)!
Chanson cabaret band Café de Abejas returns to Savoy Theatre with a new show featuring burlesque artist Armi Von Vep. Music, burlesque, performance arts, storytelling and magic mix in an evening of decadence, romance and humour.
Finland’s only chanson-cabaret-dandy-band Café de Abejas was formed in 2011. Their witty, elegant songwriting evokes the spirit of Weimar-era cabaret. The band has released two albums, Mascot Moth (2013) and Is This Casablanca? (2015). At Savoy Theatre they’ll also perform new songs from the forthcoming third album.
Armi Von Vep is a burlesque and performance artist, GoGo dancer, art model and midwife. Von Vep was the 1st runner up of ‘Burlesque Entertainer of the Year’ competition in Berlin Burlesque Week 2016, and is returning this year to perform at the main gala.
Laura Reunanen – Vocals
J.W. Ralli – Guitar, vocals
Saara Viika – Cello
Ilari Launonen – Percussions
Armi Von Vep – Burlesque and performance art
Savoy Theatre, Kasarmikatu 46-48 HELSINKI
(Duration 2 hours incl. intermission)
What a night, what a night, what a beautiful night! Thank you for being so numerous, thank you for your overwhelming comments, it felt just as magical to us too! And yes, we do want it to happen again just as bad, stay tuned and we’ll figure something out! We are so fortunate to be able to do these things, and it’s all thanks to our wonderful team – Noora, Ilari, Saara, Roy, Luca, Martiina, Vera, Alisa, Juha, and all the people who have helped us is mysterious little and big ways – and YOU.
And YES we are making a new album and YES all the new songs you heard at Savoy are going to be on it. One word: Fall. In the meantime, we’re switching to summer mode – see our upcoming concerts, there are more being added every week! And once again thank you all, what amazing sweethearts you are!
Your loving and devoted
– Laura & Jere
Finally! Only two weeks until the premiere of KAMMERKABARETT on Wednesday 21st May, and we finally know what it’s going to look like! Meet Noora Palotie, our fabulous Muse! Special thanks to Alisa Kaksonen from TS-Salonki for the hair and makeup AND the Flowers of Evil. There are still some good seats left! Buy your tickets here at Lippupalvelu: http://bit.ly/1ombXLi
The Finnish flyer for our premiere at Savoy-teatteri in May.
Short and sweet, here’s what: We’re making a show! It’s premiering in May at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki! It’s going to have an entr’acte! It’s called KAMMERKABARETT!
It’s going to be romantic, and funny, and sad, and slightly surreal, and beautiful. We’re getting a trapeze, and veils, and hats and stop-motion videos onstage, and it’s all magical and fun and challenging and serious work. There are some new faces doing new things – like Noora Palotie, our Muse and my long-lost sister (that’s her up there in the hoop), her sweetheart Roy Boswell who’s in charge of technical affairs I understand very little about, his friend Luca Sirviö who designs the lighting, and Vera Schneider who has already measured the entire band for some lovely gowns and vested handsomeness.
We could not be more excited. Me and Jere are constantly at work – bouncing ideas off one another and everyone around us. For my part, I’m starting to worry: Am I going to have any friends at the end of Spring? Everytime I see anyone, all my news are related to the promo video we’re planning to make, the technical difficulties our video art is facing, and how happy I am about my new KAMMERKABARETT family. I thought album making was immersive, but this is a whole new deep.
Anyway, we’re soon posting pictures of our pre-production, everyone in the Helsinki area come and see our premiere at Savoy-teatteri on the 21st of May! You can buy tickets here at Lippupalvelu.
Oh, and by the way: We have been increasingly active on Twitter and Instagram lately (I finally updated my iPhone), go follow us at the links!