The Beez – 3rd May 2024


The Beez – 3rd May 2024

5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$35/$30 Cash at the door. Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval. Drinks from the bar at bar prices.


The Beez

The Beez. An accordion, a guitar, two voices- and a drummer trapped in a tiny red box. Bitingly satirical but eminently danceable, featuring a wealth of home-grown material from the sublime to the ridiculous, the teutonic to the titillating. And a treasure trove of bizarre and infinitely creative renditions of songs you thought you knew- Ramstein to Rogers and Hammerstein, Oils to Icehouse, newly invented.

An eclectic blend? No, it ́s a dog ́s breakfast- and never tasted so good. Ten years as performer for and artistic director of Berlin ́s legendary Chamaeleon Theatre, Deta C. Rayner ́s commanding yet endearing stage presence and vamp-voiced accordion ooze cabaret sensibilities. Deta has dragged the accordion kicking and screaming (with joy!) into the 21st century. Her extraordinary playing style has reinvented what is possible on this once reviled- and now revered- instrument.

It ́s a supremely entertaining smorgasbord augmented by Rob Rayner ́s breezy, sleazy rock guitar and bass baritone vocals. Rob ́s 30-odd years in Berlin- and the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent influx of astounding musicians- lends a distinctly Balkan flavour to his already esoteric post-punk heritage.

After years of Berlin-based wanderlust The Beez have finally found their home in Katoomba, Australia. Whether ABC TV ́s Spicks and Specks or Folk Festivals from Vancouver Island to Woodford, Dublin to Port Fairy, The Beez deliver a diizzying pastiche of comedy and music that leaves their audiences reaching for the German-English phrasebook. The Beez- in one word? “Prost!”

That’s the story so far according to their email, I get the feeling that there a lot more and that is going to make for a great evening


Important Stuff

Albert Park Yacht Club Port Lounge
5 Aquatic Dr,
South Melbourne VIC 3206, Australia

Directions: Just back from the Point Restaurant.
Enter the Park opposite the end of Clarendon Street, take first left, then first legal right.
This is Aquatic Drive. Drive down to about 100 metres short of the Point Restaurant. Parking off the roadway at back of the buildings.

Entry to Club is from lakeside.

(Be warned the PARKING METERS NOW OPERATE until 9PM)

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