Episode 6: “Walk on the Wild Side”

Doot, doo-doot, doo-doot, doot-doo-doo (repeat)…
This song about a bunch of transvestite friends of Andy Warhol is an outsider’s anthem. Interestingly, of the 11 versions, only two included on-stage cross-dressing performances. But we did have the amazing COLOUR GIRLS on hand to spice up the evening. THE SHOW INCLUDED TWO CHOIRS, who together contributed the talents of 56 singers. This was a bit complicated, as the right third of the stage was blocked off because it was deemed the WILD SIDE (where the drum kit resided, which went completely unused the entire evening).

07 March 2014 in Milla Club

Wild Side one label
Written by Lou Reed, produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, originally recorded by Lou Reed in 1972

Sign positioned to block off one third of the stage.

Sign positioned to block off one third of the stage.

INTERPRETING ARTISTS (*for the names of participating choir members see bottom of page)
Christian Marschal – Geige vor der Tür
The Colour Girls (Max + Jeff) – Cross-dressing interventions on THREE different acts of the evening. Great pink hair!!
Der Münchener Kneipenchor* (Dr. Lisa Reuter, Chorleiterin) – Slightly tipsy version arranged for four voices and 38 SINGERS!
Hanna und Tilmann (Hanna Henigin + Tilmann Schüpfer) – World premiere of this new duo. Two guitars and two lovely voices. Sweet.
Ollinger and Band (Verena Seibt, Marian Wiesner, Oliver van Meerendonk) – The FIRST DIDGERIDOO  of SOS history, with banjo and vox, sung with very funny Bavarian lyrics.
Harpedelic (Franziska Eimer + JJ Jones) – Harp + Vox, Passionate uplifting rendition, interrupted by the Colour Girls
Elektrolandler(Lorenz Beyer) – Live Vox on recorded synth beats with Bavarian lyrics. He can kick it!!
Viktor Bergmann and Christopher – Piano/Sax + Vox.  Super Schmalz world-star Schlager in a leopard print jacket
They Saw (Matthias Lettner (vox), Andreas Hirth (Singende Säge), Florian Sprenger (E-Gitarre), Astrid Steinbeisser (Style Artist)) – Solemn version, pathetic, while lead singer is cross-dressed and made up. Sad, indeed. The FIRST SINGING SAW of SOS history!
JJ Jones & The Precious Stones(JJ Jones, Mark Kuntz) – The Rollings Stones’ “Miss You” as music for the SOS lyrics
Der Chor* (Leitung, Arrangement: Auður Jónsdóttir) – 18 lovely ladies singing a minimalized 5-voice gorgeous arrangement
Frank Zapata (Boris Ruge + AuriSound) – Lowland Blues with a Janis Joplin twist
Second Try by Thursday Sessions(Nils Beck, Joanna Solarska , Philipp Negele) – Groove pop with improvisation
***BONUS AFTER-SHOW PERFORMANCE at the Jones residence by Familie Costa Bengen (Johann Bengen, Miene Costa, Amelia)

The Colour Girls

The Colour Girls

JJ Jones rehearses with a pfefferbeisser sausage, thinking the show starts tomorrow.

JJ Jones rehearses with a pfefferbeisser sausage, thinking the show starts tomorrow.

38 singers (and 10 beers)  in the Kneipenchor

38 singers (and 10 beers) in the Kneipenchor

Hannah & Tillman make their duo world premiere

Hanna & Tillman make their duo world premiere

The etheric sounds of the wild side with Harpedelic

The etheric sounds of the wild side with Harpedelic

The Colour Girls intervene on Harpedelic

The Colour Girls intervene on Harpedelic to correct JJ’s doot-doots

First didgeridoo at SOS, thanks to Ollinger & Band

FIRST DIDGERIDOO in SOS history, thanks to Ollinger & Band

They Saw got all solemn about their cross-dressing lead singer

They Saw got all solemn about their cross-dressing lead singer while playing the FIRST SINGING SAW in SOS history

Elektrolandler can KICK IT!

Elektrolandler can KICK IT! (yes, he can)

Viktor Bergmann and The Colour Girls

Viktor Bergmann and The Colour Girls with Christopher

The Colour Girls convince JJ and the Precious Stones to take a walk on the wild side.

The Colour Girls convince JJ and the Precious Stones to take a walk on the wild side.

Der Chor of 18 lovely ladies

Der Chor of 18 lovely ladies and a magnificent arrangement

Frank Zapata sings the blues with special guest Auris from Berlin

Frank Zapata sings the blues with special guest AuriSound from Berlin

Familie Bengen-Costa with their post-show private performance (Version 12)

Familie Bengen-Costa (I mean Costa-Bengen) with their post-show private performance (Version 12)

The Munich Kneipenchor (36 members)
Lisa Reuter
Andrea Pancur
Sanna Bogner
Katha Wagner
Andrea Crasselt
Katrin Baumer
Nina Wenning
Patrick Pelzner
Becc Up
Meike Hoffmann
Björn Just
Chris Helten
Barbara Metzger
Julia Teichmann
Raffa Lauer
Monika Kijas
Kathrin Zander
Lisbeth Jobe
Katharina Häringer
Barbara Bibi
Patrick Chaudri
Ulrike Graupp
Cristobal da Costa
Dominik Schiess
Friederike Heinze
Nora Kauz
Saskia Hofmann
Jens Junker
Gottfried Weber-Jobe
Horst
Simon Blasi
Vinci von Ersterhazy
Jo Kratzer
Lotte
Sigurd Kodal
Nocolay Kley

Der Chor (17 members)

Barbara Kammerer
Juliane Brückner
Mine Akiyoshi
Stella Colman
Dörte Dahlendorf
Julia Gamberini (Choreografie)
Inga-Lisa Grunert
Anne Hacket
Judith Hahn
Auður Jónsdóttir (Arrangement)
Dorothea Körner
Olga Martin
Kathleen Natus
Susanne Sommer
Astrid Steinbeisser
Laura Wilhelm
Kerstin Jost
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