Queer As Fvck Mardi Gras Parade after party

Sat, 02 Mar 9:30PM

Featuring No Illuminati, Dorian Blue, Gaia Rising and Antonio Mantonio

No Illuminati

alternative, rock, smooth, funk
(Sydney, nsw)
dirty funky freaky sound

People keep asking what our music is. As we meld music from different times and places together, we hope our music will unite and bring people together.

Here is something written about us by our very loyal fan and friend, Andrew Chikavaidze;

"Sitting in my rocking chair with a pipe, recollecting the echo of amazing cosmic Surveillance Party, and making attempts to write a few lines about No Illuminati, the headliners, one of the strangest phenomenons I ever seen, and imho the tone setters in today's Sydney alternative music stage.

It is virtually impossible to explain No Illuminati's style, in one two or three words. I remember my very first associations were "funkcore" and "jazz hop" when I saw them live :D It is incredible how band mixes dance music and jazz standards with rhythm-and-blues, hard rock, trip hop, "Nu-blues" and "tech-funk" and the result sounds like none of those.

It's just hard to believe how the band managed to mix contradictory things and got the "unity of opposites". In fact No Illuminati promoted the idea of "fusion" to the next level, made it like a chemical reaction, where you can recognise the components but the result is completely new substance with it's own taste and groove. Add to this otherwordly and occult appearance, word plays in lyrics which could have make Lennon envy, and you'll get some idea of what No Illuminati is. It seems like No Illuminati is just one step of creating a new genre. And yes, the band does have a potential to change the order of the music world some day, and it seems they already started ;)”

“Materiem superabat opus!”

- Andrew Chikavaidze, March 2016


Dorian Blue

(Sydney, nsw)
A lone wolf with a heart of gold and a self lovin’ sexual day dreaming powerhouse.

 Dorian Blue suffers from BDS, (Big D!ck Syndrome) a debilitating medical condition that has no cure! He’s a young daddy to many but a father to none. Dorian has also been part of Sydney’s Premiere Queer Party Band “Gaia Rising”, known to heat up the room with his epic fingering skills on the Synth, plus his backing vocals and passionate body rolls will leave you thirsty for more. Dorian Blue…. He’s something else, not a man nor a woman, but an experience.

Antonio Mantonio

Variety, Drag, Cabaret
(Sydney, nsw)
Emcee, parody singer/lyricist, comedian & Victorian male impersonator

 Antonio Mantonio specialises in original parody songs, but also sings, dances and performs acrobatics – is there anything he can’t do? One of Sydney's most well-known drag kings, Antonio has been performing in both the alternative and gay and lesbian scenes for well over a decade, including at such iconic events and venues as Sydny Kings, The Drag Kings, Mardi Gras Fair Day, Birdcage, GAG, ARQ, the Imperial Hotel, and Queer Central at the Sly Fox. Antonio cohosts Sydney's best queer live music night, Queer as Fvck, is (to the best of his knowledge) the only Victorian male impersonator in Australia, and writes and presents the monthly Queer History segment on the Ask Aunty podcast. Come and see why Antonio's unique brand of alternative comedy is beloved and renowned throughout Australia!

Gaia Rising

rock, alternative, doom funk
(sydney, nsw)
Sydney’s premier queer party band

Gaia Rising blend old school funk, 70’s stoner doom and analogue synthesis to create a truly original live music experience.