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)
We had the most wonderful photoshoot and practice yesterday with the marvelous people of Detritus! There was a LOT of blush involved, but hey – what could be a better way to start a new project than by stroking each other’s faces gently? STILL IN OUR SHADE, our collaboration with these amazing Baroque musicians and dancer Tero Hytönen is to take place in Helsinki on November 20, 2016, so save the date, Sweethearts!
Pictures by Juha Reunanen.
Thank you, Napuefest, thank you Isokyrö! What a beautiful event, what a beautiful weather, what a beautiful audience, we had such a good time performing! A big thank you to the organisation and all the bands, The Valkyrians got us dancing so wild Laura’s shoes were completely shattered. Overwhelmed and overjoyed! We’re going to have a small practice break, but already in September and October we’re going to have several shows with the entire dandy band AND the fabulous Armi Von Vep, so keep your eyes peeled and follow our social media!
So much LOVE,
Jere, Laura & Ilari
Fabulous news for the Fall, Sweethearts!
Imagine an evening at your favourite French bistro, sitting down with an old friend, sipping champagne and pastis. Imagine your favourite band playing in the corner. Imagine closing your eyes, and opening them again at Café Americain, next to Hoagy, Bogey and Bacall. We did, and this is what happened:
We are happy to announce ‘Pastis goes Film Noir avec Café de Abejas’, a series of Show & Dinner evenings at Ravintola Pastis, Helsinki! With a special dinner menu by the chef, and two sets of golden era Hollywood music by yours truly, these are promising to be the wonderfullest tiny shows we’ve done so far! Of course the songs will be arranged for our peculiar tastes, and of course there will be some of our own Casablanca thrown into the mix as well.
The evenings are going to be very intimate, with only 30-odd seats reserved for each evening. The tickets are on sale as of this morning, and they are selling FAST! So Sweethearts, tout de suite, get your seats here: http://www.tiketti.fi/Pastis-goes-Film-Noir-avec-Cafe…/34126
Have a wonderful week, and see you at a gig, darling dolls!
Laura & Jere
A lot of you Sweethearts have been asking us if we could put our lyrics up online. So, there is now a page titled lyrics under the music tab of these pages! The videos have also been moved under the same tab – and we just added a live video of “Waiting for the Roses” to the videos page! Enjoy!
Here’s a link to the lyrics!