One wanted to be a writer, the other a rockstar. But somehow both Tommy Bradson and Paul Capsis found their way into cabaret, as an avenue to express their art and music,to embrace the feminine, and as a conduit for their amazing talents, slipping between identities and genres.
Singer, actor and theatre-maker Paul – known for his role as a Greek-Australian transvestite in Ana Kokkinos’s 1998 film Head On, as well as his searing solo music shows in which he appears to channel divas from Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday – was shocked at how narrow the Australian music industry was. And yet he managed to perform in his own way.
by Veronica Bolzon