Line-up /Si Cranstoun, The Stillhouse Orchestra, Dusty Limits, Fancy Chance, Ophelia Bitz, Kitty Bang Bang, Dickie Beau and Ruby Blues
Welcome aboard the Steamboat Bordello!
Following the sailaway success of last year’s most talked about Hallowe’en event, Bête Noire is happy to announce that the Steamboat Bordello will be sailing again on UnValentines’ Day, this time in the more intimate setting of the 200 capacity PS Elizabethan.
The Steamboat Bordello sets sail from Tower Pier at 5pm sharp on Sunday 31st October, passing through London’s iconic Tower Bridge and sailing onwards towards the Thames Barrier before returning to disembark St Katharine Docks at 10pm.
Si Cranstoun is an original modern day underground superstar of the South London streets. His explosive debut solo single is certain to sky rocket, bringing a new dimension that harks back to the golden era of Rock’n’Roll back into the Pop mainstream once more. ‘Dynamo’ has an infectious groove and Si’s vocals are just too darn supreme for superlatives. Si is on a one man mission to bring the golden era of Rock’n’Roll back into the Pop mainstream once more.
“A timeless classic....fantastic in 2010!” John Kennedy, XFM Radio
“A cracking little tune....with a sweet compulsive late-fifties R&B lick” Blues & Soul (Music Magazine)
The Stillhouse Orchestra
This kicking Country duo's infectious blend of Bluegrass, Rockabilly and Southern Harmony has proved a winning combination from Dublin to Dalston. Already responsible for a sound far bigger than two people have any right to produce, The Stillhouse Orchestra present a one-off expanded lineup for this date only, drafting in friends and partners-in-crime for a riotous rave-up that demands to be experienced.
Cabaret by Ruby Blues
The enfant terrible of Glastonbury Festival and, more recently, scourge of Camden’s Roundhouse, Ruby Blues’ reputation for raucous, sensual and unsettling floorshows is well deserved. Her UnValentines Day Cabaret, produced exclusively for Steamboat Bordello, takes a skewed comedic look at the dark side of love and includes performances from Dusty Limits, Fancy Chance, Ophelia Bitz, Kitty Bang Bang, Dickie Beau and Ruby Blues.
1840 - 1930 - the heyday of the Mississippi paddle steamer. These floating palaces of sin plied their trade up and down the mighty Mississippi from New Orleans to St Louis. Specialising in unlicensed gambling, prohibited liquor and transactions of a carnal nature, the pleasure boats represent the last bastion of southern lawlessness. Now, step aboard the majestic Dixie Queen as Bête Noire brings a little of this lost age to the River Thames. A floating fantasmagoria of rogues, riverboat gamblers, good time girls, snake oil salesmen, fallen southern belles, confederate rifles, yankee doodle dandies, bootleggers, carnies, gypsies, tramps and thieves.
Think Gone With The Wind meets Deadwood with a generous dash of Carnivale and you’re half way there. Then throw in the roaring delights associated with Bête Noire, along with an unparalleled lineup of live music, DJs and cabaret. Stir in the frothing elixir of twisted love, and you have the intoxicating voodoo brew that fuels the Steamboat Bordello!