Wednesday 18 October
8.30pm – 11.30pm
Open Studio – 204 High St, Northcote
Steve Blackburn’s comedy on television’s ‘Fast Forward’ and ‘Australia You’re Standing In It’ has won him fans all over Australia, while Melbourne’s inner north has been his home for many years. Life and its absurdities viewed from this quarter of the city are reflected in his compositions and the on-stage patter that links them. When The Schadenfreude Club convenes in Melbourne’s cosiest venue, Open Studio, Blackburn will be up close and personal at the piano performing his highly individual, surprising and funny songs with a retro tinge appropriate for the modern age. Guest vocalist Bettina Vittali will join him along with Bella Ciao featuring Ennio Pozzebon, Enzo Ruberto and Salvatore Greco who will provide sublime accompaniment plus a set of Italian classics to kick off the program. Expect some jaw-dropping rhymes, cabaret, jazz, Latin styles, instrumental virtuosity and most importantly, a satisfying dose of schadenfreude to take home.