Lizzie Violet's Cabaret Noir featuring: David Roche, Neil Traynor and Rando Bando!

Lizzie Violets Cabaret Noir is a monthly event that brings you an evening of indie artistry and cabaret. The mistress of ceremonies, Lizzie Violet will introduce cabaret stylings such as poetry, Spoken Word, music, Burlesque, comedy and a variety of other vaudeville style acts. Inspired by Vaudeville of the early 1900s, it will be an evening of pure entertainment.

Each monthly event will have three features that consist of one part poetry spoken word and slam as well, one part music and one part vaudeville burlesque/magic/comedy. A night of frivolity and entertainment for all. Lizzie Violets Cabaret Noir will be the second Sunday of every month at the The Central on Markham Street, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Keeping with the theme of cabarets roots, music will be unplugged, poetry will be edgy and the vaudeville will be sassy!

We will have limited open mic spots for poets, performers and musicians. Sign up starts at 7.

This is a PWYC event. the door suggested price $5 and up


David Roche: Writer, performer and musician, Davids one-man shows played locally and toured to Western Canada, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Cyprus. For Buddies: David Roche Talks To You About Love later a prize-winning first film by Jeremy Podeswa and 1969 &1975 inspired by Spalding Gray. For Tarragon: the 5-hour Wagners Rinse Cycle. Toronto City Opera: featured roles for ten seasons. Toronto Fringe: Tyrolia. Film: John Greysons Zero Patience and Nick Sheehans No Sad Songs. A further adventure of the two Davids as Magda and Elvira, set in a haunted mansion in Scotland, enjoyed a long run at Solar Stage in 1996.

Neil Traynor is a Toronto born singer/songwriter guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. The nephew of legendary Traynor Amplifiers/Yorkville Sound founder Peter Traynor, he has been a staple of the Toronto scene for many years, first with L.S.Tea, and then The Toppermost a band which also featured Chris Cunnane a.k.a "Starboy" of Robin Black, and currently with his group Neil Traynor & The Emergency Broadcast System, and also as a solo acoustic performer and session musician. His solo album "August Sun" was released a few years back to great acclaim from folk-rock/power-pop fans and picked up for international distribution by Los Angeles label Not Lame Records - one prominent admirer being Ebbot Lundberg, the leader/lead singer of The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Neil wrote, produced, and played virtually all the instruments on this album - guitars, bass, organ, drums, as well as engineering the recording. He has performed in festivals in Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and has played on bills with The Gruesomes, Midge Ure, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, to name, well, three...Neil is currently working on a follow-up to "August Sun" which he hopes will be finished some time before the end of this century...

The Rando Bando What began as a few friends doing some jazz tunes at a Toronto nightclub is quickly becoming a popular act that has garnered much acclaim solicited much attention the good kind. Along with performing a fun blend of jazz, pop and comedy tunes, THE RANDO BANDO specialize in creating specialty numbers for a variety of audiences. For more information, visit their website

Lizzie Violet's Cabaret Noir featuring: David Roche, Neil Traynor and Rando Bando!

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