Let me introduce you to a most delightful entertainer…
On his website, Joe Black describes himself as “A gin-drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid-tongued ringmaster.”
Specialising in dark cabaret, Joe Black has a talent for the darkly comedic. Mixing comedy with tragedy to create a surreal and inspiring experience.
I first saw Joe in the Twisted Pepper in 2010, when he supported Aurelio Voltaire on his European tour, performing darkly twisted songs such as ‘If you leave me, I’ll kill you’, ‘I’d kick a little baby down the stairs’ and ‘Sick Love Sick Love Song’ as well as the best cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ I’ve ever heard. (On kazoo. I kid you not!)
Since then, I’ve been a big fan and have seen him twice (once in Dublin, once in the UK), when he performed his semi-autobiographical show “Ginfully Yours” to an appreciative audience.
Joe Black is a multi-talented performer: Musician cabaret artist, drag queen, poet, burlesque show host. Check out his spanking new website (I think he’d appreciate my choice of words!) for audio, video, news and upcoming appearances.
In the meantime, enjoy this video of one of my favourite Joe Black songs; ‘The Apocalypse Song’.