Shirley Gnome. (Kia Rae Photography)

Lots of laughs at Bozzini’s holiday concert in Chilliwack

Double bill performance features rock n’ roll duo Kitty & the Rooster, cabaret musician Shirley Gnome

Prepare to laugh your Christmas stockings off at Bozzini’s Holiday Concert Special on Saturday, Dec. 22 featuring the double bill of Shirley Gnome and Kitty and the Rooster for a night of laughter, revelry and a few holiday songs to boot.

It’ll be a CD release party for Kitty and The Rooster. They are a rock n’ roll duo from Vancouver featuring Jodie Ponto on the stand-up cocktail drum kit and Noah Walker on electric guitar. They are known for their surf-tastic hooks, clever lyrics, and ridiculously fun shows.

Their debut album, One Gig Hard Drive is a funny-because-it’s-true romp across the Canadian backroads. The 11-track album documents the hilarious, and at times absurd, life of the un-famous travelling musician. With clever word play, laugh out loud scenarios and some “did they really just go there?” moments, Kitty and The Rooster tell-all with the kind of honesty usually only found within the four walls of a tour van.

For a duo, Kitty and The Rooster make quite a lot of noise. One Gig Hard Drive invites you to get up and shake it with an old-fashioned surf stomp. The album is fortified with vintage guitar sounds, slapback vocals, dirty drums, and Kitty and The Rooster’s trusty backup singers The Cockettes.

Also performing that night will be Shirley Gnome.

From the West Coast of Canada comes this multi-award winning cabaret musician, whose all-original music about sex and human nature is hilarious, uncensored, honest, subversive, irreverent, witty, empowering, taboo and not for the faint of heart.

Her cleverly carnal lyrics go down smooth with her inappropriately gorgeous vocals, and her charm will disarm you through even the most provocative topics. Her outlandish cover songs transform top 40 hits into dark social satire; you can’t unhear it once you’ve heard it Shirley’s way.

Her one-woman cabaret shows have wowed audiences and critics alike, with sell-out shows across Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the UK. You may have heard her on Dan Savage’s podcast The Savage Lovecast and on SiriusXM. She is signed with Canada’s largest independent music label (604 Records). Her latest album Taking It Up The Notch debuted at number one on the iTunes comedy charts in Canada when it debuted in late 2017.

She closed out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s all-woman showcase UpFront last year. She’s been a winner of the Patrons’ Pick at the Orlando Fringe, Funniest Show at London Fringe, The People’s Champ of Comedy in Vancouver, and the Funniest Show at Frigid NY Theatre Fest among dozens of other accolades.

Bozzini’s Holiday Concert Special featuring Shirley Gnome and Kitty and the Rooster is Saturday, Dec. 22 at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Tickets $20 and available at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve.

Note: Although Bozzini’s Upstairs is always an all-ages venue, this show will contain adult humour.

 

Vancouver rock n’ roll duo Kitty and the Rooster. (Submitted)

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