- Published on Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:46
- Category: Burlesque
Our weekend tour of Beatles Burlesque was a great success and we are happy to announce that we plan on doing it again in the Spring!
Both nights sold out, which means we have done Beatles Burlesuqe a total of seven times, and all seven times have sold out!
The Kamloops audience were so much fun. We were asked to sign posters, and one guy even asked us all to sign his shirt! I've never done that before.
In Prince George we were received with a standing ovation at the end. That felt like an especially good night for all of us. We celebrated with champagne in our hotel room after the show.
Before the last song we played in Prince George I said to the audience, "We have another show that's popular in Vancouver called "Dirty Dancing Burlesque. Would you like us to bring that to Prince George in the Spring?" The audience roared yes!
The drive home from Prince George was long, but we managed to all meet for brunch at a great restaurant called Nancy 'Os in Prince George before we went on our way.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:20
- Category: Music and Guitar
This great video on YouTube plays each of the four original master tracks of The Beatles Sgt Pepper isolated and shown as a waveform in a different colour.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:41
- Category: Burlesque
Next Dirty Dancing Burlesque is Sept 13th
Win one of three free tickets to the show!
Just tweet your favourite scene in the movie to @bluemorris with hashtag #dirtydancingburly in the tweet to enter.
We will choose the winners by a random draw of those who submitted
About the show
Dirty Dancing Burlesque is a live-music burlesque show featuring music from the soundtrack and burlesque inspired by the movie.
With choreography by Vancouver's comedy queen, April O'Peel! All the music is performed by a live band, fronted by guitarist Blue Morris.
The show is hosted by Connie Cahoots and "Ronny Castle."
"The BEST burlesque show I've seen all year." -- Maggie Pie
"Dirty Dancing Burlesque was nothing short of incredible." -- Sparkle Plenty
"You guys really outdid yourself with this one... loved it!!" -- Haley White
- Published on Monday, 26 August 2013 20:42
- Category: Burlesque
Following five sold-out shows in Vancouver, guitarist Blue Morris brings his show Beatles Burlesque to Kamloops' Dirty Jersey and to Prince George's Treasure Cove Casino on September 20th-21st.
Beatles Burlesque combines live music with burlesque by some of the hottest performers in Vancouver.
What is burlesque? Burlesque developed from Vaudeville and included music, theatre, comedy, and of course beautiful women. Present day burlesque combines music, dance, costume and striptease. Dancers do not strip “all the way,” it's about the art of the tease.
While The Beatles are not your typical burlesque band, “The Beatles' music lends itself so well to burlesque,” said Morris. “There is such a great variety of song styles and the emotional power of the music gives the burlesque performers so much to work with.”
"I love performing burlesque to a live band" said choreographer, Miss Fitt. "Unlike dancing to a track, during a performance the dancer can communicate with the musicians through their movements. Live music brings a great energy to the stage adding an exciting dynamic to a performance."
We were overwhelmed with the response to the shows we've done in Vancouver,” said Morris. “We're really excited to bring this show to other parts of B.C. Especially to places that don't get to see burlesque as often.
The show also includes theatrical elements as it's emcee portrays various characters from The Beatles' history including Ed Sullivan and the Queen.
The shows take place September 20th at the Dirty Jersey in Kamloops and September 21st at the Treasure Cove Casino Show Lounge in Prince George.
About Blue Morris
Blue Morris is a guitar player, producer, and highly respected guitar teacher in Vancouver. One of the first songs he ever learned to play on guitar was The Beatles' “Twist & Shout.”
With a deep appreciation for the old "bump & grind" music that was played live in the 1950s and 1960s Blue has been a major force in bringing live music back to burlesque today.