Previously at the ICA - Events
10 May 2012
Disturbingly surreal. - The Independent
The bastard love child of Kenny Everett and Marlene Dietrich. - The Times
Woo-hoo - the icing on the cake. - Vogue
Jonny Woo presents a live recording of his new take on classic youth TV in his very own TV show – The Jonny Woo Show. Jonny presents some of the freshest music talent in London alongside his own inimitable character, sketch and performance. Taking format ideas from shows like The Word, Club X and more recently Jools Holland Live, his multi-stage studio places the audience in the centre of immersive live entertainment. This is part gig, part show, all TV.
Bands confirmed so far are East London electronic pop duo I Am A Camera (coinciding with their album release and warm up for LOVEBOX) and up-and-coming rap soloist E.N.V. No magazine show is complete without a look at what’s hot to wear and style icon Jeanette has a fashion moment and predicts next year's trends. Jonny chats with a pop culture icon and premieres his world exclusive – The Mary Portas Experience complete with Trinny and Suzannah support.
Jonny gives you the chance to go to the TV show you would have longed to go to as a teenager but were too young to or too provincial for. Music, fashion, celebrities and the nation’s only Mary Portas tribute act.
Jonny Woo, currently host of LOVEBOX, is artist in residence at Bistrotheque and a star of the new cabaret scene at events like BOOM BOOM and Whoopee. Disciplined in theatre and dance and inspired by New York performers, he has been instrumental in bringing alternative drag and cabaret to mainstream audiences. His shows recall the excitement of 80s and 90s 'youth' programming, with a nod to current music television.
He has opened for Peaches at The Royal Festival Hall, has presented The Downlow at Glastonbury for the BBC, and his Gay Bingo nights at Shoreditch House, the ICA and the Soho Theatre remains the stuff of legend.
Conceived and presented by Jonny Woo
Music programmed by James Baille
Featuring music by:
Music and chat with Dan Gillespie Sells from The Feeling
Fashion Moment from Jeanette
DJ support from John Sizzle