I don't understand the credibility of awards (when was the last time a nurse, youth worker or road sweeper received a fancy bauble at a lavish public ceremony) yet the omission of Scottee from the 2012 London Cabaret Awards is surprising and somewhat odd. 

The short list features the deserved and fabulous talents of David HoyleRyan Styles, Dickie Beau, Myra Dubois, Bourgeois & MauriceJonny WooLe Gateau ChocolatFancy Chance among others, but where is Scottee? (He was long listed in three categories; Alternative Performer, Host and Ongoing Production for Eat Your Heart Out.) Opinions are subjective but I feel it's a massive over sight that one of the hardest working and most progressive people in the alternative performance scene hasn't received a nod in any category.

My first encounter with Scottee was quite abrupt. He marched up to me at Kashpoint and said "I'm Yr Mum, who are you?" He later scolded me in front of a room of people for a collaboration I was honored to be part of.  I found him precocious, pretentious and somewhat rude...but rather fascinating. I watched his work from the wings for some time before we bonded on the roof of the NYC Downlow at Glastonbury and now consider him lovely, charming, driven, talented and an incredibly professional individual who I have the utmost respect for.

Besides creating some fascinating work and ideas, he knows who the 'right people' are and how to maneuver himself in the cut throat business of show, which is a skill in itself. He has kept things queer with integrity, continues to push things forward politically while maintaining accessibility and deserves his prolific status in alternative performance.

Not that he needs trinkets, I'm probably more perturbed by this than he is. He told me once he was concerned about his lack of higher education. I told him I have a Fine Art Masters and it means diddly squat. From a young age, he's been out there, doing it and is better placed and more experienced as a performer, director and curator than many with twice his education and age. Does he deserve an award? Yes. Does he care? Probably not. He'd probably eat it anyway.


PS You can vote in the Time Out Audience Award category at
You could vote for me if you were that way inclined but I suggest you vote for Scottee.

PPS I'm not having a go at the judges or the awards themselves, this is merely an opinion. 

New Year Ramblings etc

Happy happy merry etc
Since we (I) last spoke, I've been belting it out at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern panto, appeared in a national magazine (not a hip fashanker one...the type you'll find in dentist reception rooms..yes), did my 'DJ/sing at the same time' routine around Europe, opened the Copenhagen LGBT Film Fest, delivered more Lets Get Quizzical and my other baby POP!

The Queen of F***ing Everything EP received amazing reviews in print and online, sold darn well (thanks North America), has notched up over 5 thousand views on You Tube and two tracks from the EP appeared on separate 'best songs of the year' lists. Nice.
Also released 'Harsh Love', my collaboration with Nag Nag Nag and Atomizer star, Fil OK.
FYI...I'm on the hunt for a decent agent.....
So what's coming up? More of more of course.
Lets Get Quizzical has a new monthly residency (every third Thursday of the month) and is Londons only interactive pop culture quiz that transforms into a disco. Childish fun for adults.

Next dose 
Thursday 19th January.
Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St, LDN, E8 2PB. Free entry, free to play.
Quiz from 8.30pm Dancing till 2am

Essential ingredients
1. Quality pop music from residents who know how to rock the floor
2. We don't care what you wear or who you bonk
3. Smooching encouraged (snog tags provided)
Returns Saturday 21st Janaury with Princess Julia & Prince Nelly
Vogue Fabrics, 66 Stoke Newington Road, LDN, N16 7XB. £5 11pm to 4am

Times are tough out there, people want to be entertained, I'd rather provide fun nights out than attempt achingly cool ones and as we is fickle, fun is forever.
Coming for 2012, I'm working towards a new accessible performance concept and HOT LASER (Queer Arts Community)  will get a proper launch. The aim is to promote, endorse and digitally archive queer British based creatives. Thinking ahead you see....I'm probably not going to be wearing a wig forever (but will continue so as long as I enjoy it and people want me).
It's all good.

Maison Twenty - Holestar T Shirts

I designed some T shirts for the Maison Twenty project

They are going to be in Harvey Nichols too schweetie darling