Wednesday, 19 January 2011

January Goss

What's up, stalkers?

Here's a new little thang from us, a newsletter telling you all we've been up to, and the important things we've got coming up.

2010 ended brilliantly... We performed our new show "Electric Blue" at the Nu:Write Festival in Zagreb, Croatia to a crowd of over 200 enthusiastic and amazing fans.  Huge thanks to the Tristan Bates Theatre for bringing us over and including us in the Midnight Matinee.  Here's a wee video to tell you more about what we did.  Check us out doing our sang-thang at 3:29, and a micro-cameo at 1:51 for the stalkers who need to see every bit of us.   

And for the super-stalkers, here's a video one of you illegally posted of us from the same show:

A few weeks later we auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.  It was a dream come true for Pistol... for Jack it was more "like a dream where you wake up and feel like you've slept with a relative".  We did have some trouble finding the audition and filmed the journey:

We await with giddiness to hear if we've made it to the next step of the competition.  

Then came the festive season.  Pistol lit the Hanukkah candles and spun her dreidel, whilst Jack carefully tended to his garden of mistletoe in preparation for the party season.  We played our last gig of the year, Pistol & Jack's Christmas Sack, at Carnivale to a splendid crowd, and we also recorded our third show, a Christmas Special, for Reel Rebels Radio.  Listen to it here, and be patient with the occasional silences (they're not our fault, we promise):

2011 promises lots more fun as we focus on preparing "Electric Blue" for a world tour (dates, places, and actual tour still TBC), gear up for the Edinburgh Festival, and more of our London appearances.  We also just made it through to the quarter-finals of the Musical Comedy Awards!  Watch this space for details of when they are so you can come support and vote for us.


·         23rd January:  Our next Pistol & Jack's Sunday Service ("a raucous evening of cabaret, burlesque, comedy and general silliness." -- Fringe Report) will feature Doctor Brown ("Truly unique, utterly bizarre, incredibly funny." - TimeOut) and The Tootsie Rollers ("They sing and tap us back to the 50s, with their surprisingly powerful voices" - Alternative Fringe).  This month we're moving upstairs to the Soho Theatre studio for a change of scenery.  Book here and come along, dudes!  (P.S.  If you book now it's only £6, as opposed to £10 on the door.)

·         8th February:  We'll be performing a little showcase preview of "Electric Blue" for a very special invited audience (meaning you and some stuffy industry types).  It will be at the Soho Theatre Studio at 9pm.  We'd love the support of our biggest fans, and it won't be listed anywhere else, so if you want to be on the VIP list, respond to and let us know you're coming.
·         9th February:  Comedy Kitchen at The Half Moon.  PilotLight Theatre's comedic offering to those down south.  Get in.

·         11th February:  SideShow at Leicester Square Theatre.  We're very excited to join Des O'Connor, the ultimate cabaret pro, for his weekly show of all things fabulous and freaky.

Venue details, booking links and all the info you need for all of the above can be found on under the Performances tab.

Okay folks, that's all our crap going on at the moment!  We'll be back in a few weeks to touch you once again.
Pistol & Jack x