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Paul Capsis is coming to Lismore. (supplied)
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Paul Capsis will present a specially-curated show, ‘Addicted to the Nightlife’, featuring all his classics, to the Lismore City Hall on 29 and 30 Dec in association with the annual Tropical Fruits Festival and NORPA.

With a voice described as ‘an act of God’, the mesmerising performer is a gender-bending, gospel-shrieking force of nature.

In a specially curated show for NORPA, Paul Capsis will explore the music of Patti Smith, Skyhooks, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Ike and Tina Turner, Doris Day, Thelma Houston and many more.

‘I don’t really do solo shows that often any more, as I am more concentrated in theatre,” Capsis said.

‘It’s nice to revisit the cabaret form, which is basically me with an accompanist, Jeremy Brennan, doing a number of songs, a mixed bag of old and new songs, from Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin to Tina Turner, with some fun and some dark notes too.’

Capsis’ performance on Dec 29 will be preceeded by the Tropical Fruits Street Parade that will finish at Lismore City Hall with the official festival opening soiree from 5pm.

The soiree will include drag shows, a welcome by Lismore mayor Isaac Smith, DJs, Coopers Bar, stalls and an outdoor diner.

Capsis, who has never been to Tropical Fruits Festival, said his Lismore performance wouldbe a treat for him as much as for the audience.

‘I have heard of the Tropical Fruits Festival so much and for a very long time,’ he said.

‘I know friends of mine who perform there regularly, every year, and it is very nice to be invited this year.’


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