Double up over musical parody
A MEETING through mutual friends over a gelato was the beginning of musical comedians Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busé’s collaboration The Shuffle Show - A Playlist of Playlists showing at Fringe World Festival Perth from January 23 to 29.
Performed last year at the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe events, the popular show hits Perth this month, taking the audience on a musical journey of 1000 songs in one hour.
The Melbournebased masters of medleys perform a variety of themed parody mashups, covering a plethora of musical hits from The Beatles, Beyoncé, Crowded House, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and Eminem right through to classical pieces from the early 20th century.
Well-known for their cabaret, Gabrielle said the duo was excited to perform for the first time in Perth.
“Both me and Grant had our own medleys; he’s written one about the female booty The Booty Mix and he’s got nearly 46 songs in that one and I likewise had done one called TheDiva Medley with all the divas from past and present,” she said.
we realised both our comedies were the same, we’re both musical comedians and did the same sort of repertoire, so we came together and thought ‘ let’s write a
THE ESSENTIALS show’. The show is based around music, a universal language in itself, and then we sort of bring technology into it to act as a sub-plot.”
Musical comedians Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busé.