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Alexis Fishman resurrects Amy Winehouse in brand new cabaret tribute.  Cabaret star Alexis Fishman is coming home to Australia, bringing with her Amy Winehouse (back from the dead), in a new cabaret tribute show:  AMY WINEHOUSE: RESURRECTED
In the show, Amy Winehouse finds her way back from wherever she went after her untimely death in 2011, after hearing that her idol, Tony Bennett would give anything to record with her again.

She’s ripe for a comeback, even if it’s from the dead. Expect the beehive, the foul-mouth and all of Amy’s hits, including some you may never have heard before.

Fishman is in her own right, a world-renowned artist, having received stellar reviews for her  performances at cabaret festivals around the world, including in NYC where she now lives full time.

After graduating from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Fishman received a Helpmann Award nomination for her role as 'Young Dusty' in Dusty, her first job out of school. Alexis performs extensively in cabaret and off-Broadway theatre. and in 2012 she was awarded the prestigious New York Music Theatre Festival’s 'Next Broadway Sensation'.
The songs and stories of Jewish/British songstress Amy Winehouse will be revived by Alexis  Fishman and her three-piece band on October 7th at Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival [Facebook] , and October 10th and 11th at Ginger’s, level 1 of The Oxford Hotel.   Tickets here.


Despite constant rain, some of it torrential, music lovers were not deterred last Sunday from attending what was the 7th Shir Madness Music Festival at the Bondi Pavilion.

Spread over four stages, thirty five acts over tehours performed musical genres including classical, world, choral, cabaret, musical theatre, klezmer, ladino, disco, zydeco, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz and more.

Each stage was named after songs written and made famous by Jewish songwriters. The marquee was called Beautiful Noise (Neil Diamond), the Seagull room was became the Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) stage, the theatre became the Summertime (George and Ira Gershwin) stage,and the function room became the Tapestry (Carole King) stage.

The range of talent on show ranged from high school kids to top headline acts. Well known musicians such as Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus, Mahalia Barnes, Steve Kilbey of The Church and Tina Harrod were prepared to support the Festival such that each sang only one song before coming together to form a choir to sing the finale, The Song Of Songs. This was fitting as the Festival began with the sweet voices of the Sydney Jewish Choral Society singing traditional and popular Jewish songs.

This Festival has been the baby of Gary Holzman, the Festival Director who last year successfully expanded it to Melbourne.


All images by Ben Apfelbaum (c).