PBS & Crown Ruler proudly come together to roll out the red carpet. The queen is back!
An unmistakable disco icon with a giant voice, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King returns to Melbourne for another unbridled, booty-poppin performance.
A year on from sweaty scenes at the Duke Street Block Party, King reunites with the Mondo Freaks, this time for a very special, extended set in the intimate setting of The Night Cat.
A darling of the early MTV era, King’s presence is undeniable. You know the hits – tracks like ‘Shame‘, ‘Love Come Down‘ and ‘I’m In Love‘ have and continue to save many a dance floor worldwide. King sits in a rarefied territory, her music a timeless brand of feel-good dance music that hits senses that can crack the most hardened of chin-strokers.
Embodying that perfect musical marriage of a funky bottom and a pretty top, King was vital to the post-disco development of R&B in the 80s. The fullness and spark of her voice is instantly recognisable over the fat, synth-laden productions of the boogie era, which included those from heavyweights Kashif and brothers Foster and Leon Sylvers III.
Last year we witnessed that King has lost none of her sparkle. A masterful live show that left us all wanting more. Saturday 29th February at The Night Cat finish your summer on a high. Remind yourself that with dark moments in the world, a touch of first-class soul can be life-affirming. Feel the romance and dance the night away. This one will leave you gleaming cheek to cheek.
We acknowledge that this event takes place on stolen land where sovereignty was never ceded an treaty has not been made. We pay our respects to the Woi Wurrung/ Wurundjeri & Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and their elders past, present and emerging. As always, First Nations patrons can dm us for complimentary tickets.