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Christa Hughes tears the house down

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Review Chris Dobney; Photos Jeff Dawson

Former Machine Gun Fellatio lead singer Christa Hughes (aka KK Juggy) sang a blistering set at Lismore City Hall on Friday and Saturday nights as part of NORPA’s Cabaret Diva.

The wild alcoholic ride began with a sip of champagne and ran through the ravages of alcohol poisoning to the ‘temptation of the hair of the dog’. It would do more to put you off the demon drink than any government-sponsored ad campaign.

A highlight was Christa’s onstage costume change, sadly not pictured here. Another was her song about sickness and cops, Pig Flu (Pig Flew) Blues, performed with the hilarious help of a $5 megaphone.

After the show she lent her verve to NORPA’s annual costume competition. And while there were plenty of contenders, none could match her for sheer audacity.

This tour de force proved Hughes has lost nothing of her vocal power or comedic energy.

She was ably supported by Bethan Ellsmore who, while she readily acknowledged the crowd was there to see Christa, was well worth coming out for in her own right.

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