Gold Coast Gay Day are delighted to announce the start of our Faaaaabulous Entertainment Lineup
Once again this years GCGD2012 is hosted by the very lovely
Co Hosted by
In 2001 Badwi became a member of the Australian girl group Sirens, replacing the original third member who left to pursue acareer in modelling. They had minor success with the singles "Like Fire, Like Rain" and the cover version of The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited"
Badwi went on to sign with Neon Records and released her debut solo single "Release Me" in November 2008. In July 2010 Badwi released her fourth single, "Freefallin". It reached a peak of number nine on the ARIA Singles Chart and was eventually certified platinum. "Accidents Happen" was released on 24 January 2011, as Badwi's fifth overall single. Badwi's sixth single, "Carry Me Home", featuring Grant Smilie, was on 3 June 2011. Badwi's self-titled debut album was released in Australia on 5 August 2011.
Australian singer and songwriter, who rose to fame on the third season of Australian Idol in 2005. After Idol, Williams signed on with Sony BMG and became a member of all-girl pop group Young Divas, known for their singles "This Time I Know It's For Real" and "Happenin' All Over Again". Williams turned to songwriting and penned hits for many renowned recording artists both in Australia and internationalliy. In 2010, Williams' relaesed her debut solo single "Spellbound", independently. Her debut solo album "Uncovered" was released in February 2012.
Heaps of entertainment to be announced for the second staged venue by
Gold Coast Gay Day boasts two amazing stages and this year we are delighted to welcome back the talents, the diversity and the down-right fun group from Studio 44 Artspace. The team will be inviting you to join them at the 'Church of Free Love', a space that will deliver incredible Australian talent through live music, artwork, food and open-mindedness. Studio 44 Artspace has been dedicated to bridging divides, freedom of expression and promoting arts and creativity for years, and we're sure that the 'Church of Free Love' will be the best place for you to be who you want to be, see what you want to see and celebrate life the Gay Day way.
Loki - Comedian
The Northern River's favourite comedian and 'hostess with the mostest'. Who else could take the audience on a self deprecating hilarious Hare Krishna holiday? Brutally honest, Loki takes the therapy of comedy to new heights.
Captain Dreamboat - Solo singer/guitarist
Dreamboat' is the love-inspired works courageously performed by West End based artist Ofa Fanaika. Fanaika's distinct and irresistible vocal style evokes a spectrum of influences from older singers like Nina Simone and Roberta Flack. Her husky yet clear tenor and skilful use of tremolo lend themselves well to sultry ballads.
Tommy T-Jet - Drag and Magic
With a strew of amazing theatrical notches on his belt, Tommy's versatility as a performer is evident every time he walks on stage. Cuttingly witty, ridiculously quick and bitingly satirical, Tommy's alter ego, Glorine, never fails to leave audiences a gasp with laughter and surprise.
Jo Burdette - Singer/songwriter
Jo has spent 25 yrs on Queensland's Gold Coast as a professional singer in many bands, duo's, trio's, and shows. Most recently she was the lead vocalist for 6 years in the hugely acclaimed 7 piece band, "Liquid Gold" playing classic soul covers, rock, blues, funk, reggae and indie pop. She continues to bring soul with a touch of rock to every performance. Jo is a true treasure of the Australian music industry.
Sean Ikin - Singer/songwriter
With years of music industry, performance and vocal experience, Sean is now one of Australia's finest singers. His is the timeless, ageless and boundless voice of someone who truly loves what it is they do, which can be felt by all that hear and see him perform.
Chris Palmer - Guitarist/singer
Chris Palmer is a guitarist/singer/songwriter living and working in the music industry around South East Queensland. He has been playing music since the age of five, and playing professionally for 12 years locally and abroad. With international experience and a vocal and guitar skill that is unmatched, he is definitely one of the finest musicians Australia has to offer.
Granny Rapper and the Prodigal Son - Performance artists
Guaranteed to put a smile on ya dial, The Granny Rapper and The Prodigal Son, a quirky and energetic mother and son duo with their own special brand of hip hop.
Good Times Duo
Chana Waters and Dane Inkstain blend their voices in unison creating a unique amalgamation of sensitive yet strong, raunchy tones. It's a musical union made in heaven for these two musicians from totally different musical backgrounds.
Ivy Lucille will have you enthralled as she injects you with her kooky, carnivalistic, cabaret with style and elegance. Watching Ivy perform you could be forgiven for thinking you are at an early 1900's style cabaret show somewhere in Paris or Berlin. From the soft angelic tones to the haunting, dark, depths of pain, she explores the duality of the female psyche in a seriously comedic way.
Adrenalin collaborates a group of professional, stunning and versatile young women who have showcased their spectacular performances throughout Australia and overseas.
Danielle, Ashleigh, Tara, Celeste and Tamara have built a successful portfolio through many opportunities performing with the likes of well known artists including Ashley Roberts from the Pussycat Dolls and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker.
Adrenalin's show compilations consists of high energy pop/dance tracks edged with soulful flavour as well as a number of covers of current international chart topping hits.
For the kids...
Our Amazing Official After Party will be held at Escape!
Starring Kitty Glitter