Friday, March 30, 2012

From Poet to DJ in one night.

Tonight I'm performing at the Melbourne Poet's Union event 'Poetry's A Funny Thing.' There's a $100 prize on the open mic, so if you think you've got a chuckle worthy poem then bring it along and try your luck. Judging the event will be Alicia Sometimes, any poem mentioning the West Wing or Science will definitely score you extra points.
Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street

Immediately following this event I shall be running off to Willow Bar, 222 High Street, Northcote. I'll be putting on my DJ hat (figuratively, I don't have an actual DJ hat) for the first time there in ages. There are new owners now and I'm hoping to impress them and convince them to make this a regular gig, so please do drop by if you happen to be in the area. Free entry and I'm playing from 10pm.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sean M Whelan & The Interim Lovers first gig for 2012

The Cambodian Space Project.

Tonight I'll be performing with the Interim Lovers for the first time this year at a fabulous benefit to assist Women with Disability in Cambodia. Headlining the gig will be the amazing Cambodian Space Project, who I first had the pleasure of meeting at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali last year.
This will also be my first time performing at the iconic Tote Hotel in Collingwood.
Doors open 7:30.
We're on 9pm sharp.

The Tote.
71 Johnston Street

Thursday, March 08, 2012


I'm performing at this gig tonight to celebrate International Women's Day.
Here's the blurb on the gig by Super Babe Femmo Organiser, the amazing Karen Pickering.

Cherchez la Femme returns for 2012 with a one-off extravag-anza to celebrate International Women's Day in true femmo style. We'll save the serious panel business for next time because I've lined up my all-time dream-team of singers, dancers, actors, musicians, poets, comics, thinkers and performers to hit the Grace Darling bandroom, show us their love of the ladies and tell us why being a feminist matters to them. I can scarcely contain myself as I announce the line-up here:

KATE BOSTON SMITH (Cabaret Star, Kitty Bang, Show Off)
EMILIE ZOEY BAKER (Slam Champion, Endless Lover, Crack-Up)
ANDREW MARLTON (First Dog on the Moon, Poet, Oracle)
HELEN RAZER (Writer, Raconteur, Sexy Mama)
CLEM BASTOW (Femmo, Neo-Stoner, Cosplaya)
SEAN M WHELAN (The Boss - of Poetry, Dream Guy)
ALICIA SOMETIMES (Broadcaster, Poet, Hottie)
CHRISTINA ARNOLD (Lead Signer of The Perfections, Bangin' Broad)
BEN POBJIE (Poet, Writer, Comic, Spy)
EMILY JARRETT (Singer with Go-Go Sapien, Robobabe)
BEN McKENZIE (Professional Nerd-Wonder, Comic, Fox)
JANE DUST (Singer, Love Child of Burt Bacharach & Emmy-Lou Harris)
CLEMENTINE FORD (Boner-Killer, Abortion-Enthusiast, Got Swag)
JESSICA ALICE (Poet, Broadcaster, Honey)
SHAKIRA HUSSEIN (Academic, Thinker, Fighter)
SERI VIDA (Singer, Musician, Rad Lady)
and DJ sets from LISA GREENAWAY (of DJ Lapkat fame, Beatmaster)

I will host the hell outta this thing. I will also be working hard to facilitate a Band-Aid-style closing number that will send a secret encoded message to Germaine Greer, so concentrated will be its femmo power.

Appropriately named after a feminist hero, The Grace Darling will be our charming venue for the evening at 114 Smith St, Collingwood. We'll kick off at 7pm and let the lady love continue throughout the night with breaks for cuddling and kissing. The kitchen will be open for you to purchase delicious foods and the drinks will flow for anyone who wants 'em.

Tickets are $15 on the door with proceeds going to womens' refuges here in Melbourne.

It will be a magical night of laughter, a few tears and some serious gynocentric power. I hope to see you at CLF for IWD at the GD. T Y.

Karen x