Background Boy

John Thorn Background BoyAfter 30 years being in the background of the finest Australian cabaret, (Meow Meow, Bob Downe, Spontaneous Broadway, Pastel Vespa, Miss Dorothy etc…) the multi-award winning John Thorn has finally got around to doing an original solo show at The Butterfly Club from 28 October 2015.

Background Boy showcases John’s immaculate song writing and sublime musicality as he presents a score of his brand new songs road tested around the world (Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, Cleveland, Toronto and Calgary), including selections from his recent Adelaide Cabaret Festival hit, Looking for Lawson.

With John firmly in the foreground on piano and lead vocals, he will also be joined by very special guests. The hour-long performance will be a combination of witty comedy pieces bittersweet ballads, musical settings of Henry Lawson poems, and songs inspired by the 1920’s.

Tipping his hat to such greats as Randy Newman and Hoagy Carmichael and directed by Australian and West End legend, Sally Bourne, Background Boy will delight all, evoking wit and sophistication of the best ‘New York style’ cabaret.

Composer, producer and musical director, John has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2006 Melbourne Green Room Award for Mark Trevorrow’s show It’s About Time as the musical director and the 2011 Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe Tommy Bradson’s show Pirate Rhapsody Mermaid Requiem as composer.

Background Boy
The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Melbourne
Performances: 28 October – 1 November 2015 – 7.00pm
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Image: John Thorn