On the Couch with Bradley Storer

Bradley-Storer-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Bradley Storer?
Melbourne’s local Dark Princeling of Cabaret, musical theatre misfit and a continual embarrassment to his parents.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would follow through on my brilliant pandemic-era idea and pick up my old friend the violin again!

Who inspires you and why?
My original inspiration for a lot of my cabaret work was the well-loved Weimar era of culture and performance, and over the last ten years I’ve always been amazed by our own locally grown pool of talent in the field – Moira Finucane, Reuben Kaye, Kim David Smith, Meow Meow, Sarah Ward, Ali McGregor, Mama Alto just to name a few!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Not procreate.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My last major vacation was to Japan, and what instantly springs to mind was the beautiful forest-covered island of Miyajima – so verdant and green, and bustling with gentle deer.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
To stand DIRECTLY under the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel in the Docklands, so they can marvel and despair at the follies of humanity.

What are you currently reading?
Juggling between biographies of Nureyev and Streisand, various autobiographies from survivors of obscure cults, and The Singing Athlete by Andrew Byrne.

What are you currently listening to?
The sound of my precious cat, Tig, snoring while he sleeps gently curled against my leg.

Happiness is?
A morning waking up with no alarm.

What does the future hold for you?
The pleasure of playing and singing with the beautiful band of EXHUMED, as well as (hopefully) a lot of quality time with my beautiful nibling Leo!

Bradley stars in EXHUMED: The ‘Best’ of Bradley Storer – which will be presented 2 – 8 October at The Butterfly Club, as part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival. For more information, visit: www.thebutterflyclub.com for details.

Image: Bradley Storer – courtesy of the Artist