30 September 2018 at Bridge Hotel
“SOMETIMES I JIZZ IN MY PANTS WHEN I SPEW”… sorry readers but that is still echoing in my head from last night’s show. I went to Paradise Kitty supported by Poison’Us and David Eastgate and Boner Contention at the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle. Originally supposed to be at the Factory but fighting against a tonne of live shows and the Grand Final for the NRL it was difficult to sell tickets. However, the faithful that did come out came for a damn good time, and boy did we ever.
As I was watching the beginning of the second half of the Grand Final in the main room of the Bridge, a figure climbed on top of a table in the middle of the big screen, dressed in some form of bondage rope and ass-less chaps (thankfully a handkerchief tied behind him hid his unmentionables). The figure addressed the quite confused audience, stating that Paradise Kitty were about to start, that the headliners had been moved to the first slot of the night and everything else had been pushed back. Still confused, all the punters followed this strange little man into the main room, where he proceeded to be one of the most entertaining performers I have ever seen. In the first song Dave Eastgate and Boner Contention coined the phrase that is still echoing in this reviewers’ brain, just as Dave told us all it would. He and is band kept the entire audience laughing and partying for the entire set. I don’t want to give any more away, but If you ever get a chance to see this band, do it…it’s freaking hilarious.
Next up were the polished Poison’Us, who walked the walk and talked the talk, doing a fantastic job performing Unskinny Bop, Talk Dirty To Me… all the hits that you would want to see in a perfect Poison set. With Will Barnes as Bret Michaels, Michael Simpson as C.C. DeVille, Roger Jamie as Bobby Dall and Andrew Losli as Rikki Rockett, ‘Brett Michaels’ and his gang have never looked better. They rocked and kept the party going leading up to the headliners of the night.
Paradise Kitty are the all-female L.A. based Guns ‘n’ Roses tribute band. But don’t let the word tribute deter you, these gorgeous women bring their own LA attitude to the stage. With Jenna Syde’s impressive vocals leading the way and Ariel Bellvalaire absolutely ripping her guitar to shreds, nailing the solos made famous by Slash, Paradise Kitty blew the roof off the place. Sticking mostly to the earlier Gunners material, they were killer. It was a great end to a party fuelled night filled with laughs and fantastic Heavy Rock.
Line-up: Paradise Kitty, Poison’Us, Dave Eastgate and Boner Contention
Reviewer: Jonathan Hurley
Photocredits: Michael Lueders