Fran finds time for a chat with the busiest Diva Regina before she shines oh so bright as part of The Camden Fringe xx -
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What I love about events like the Camden Fringe is the positive energy- you’re clearly a part of that energy, but where can we see you perform?
Why gracias darling! I have been performing all over the cabaret scene in London for a couple of years and this summer I'm taking my first every solo show to the Camden Fringe and I cannot wait! I'll be at The Albany on Great Portland Street on the 13th and 14th August at 9.30pm, and trust me, you'd be a fool to miss it..
That moment ....when you go on stage to perform- that feeling- does that vary?
Oh yes it certainly does vary with any type of performance I'm sure, but I think especially with cabaret because we feed so much from the audience. I like to subvert what people might think when they first see me on stage: they often start listening to my singing very respectfully, which is lovely, but I look forward to the moment when they realise I'm incredibly silly and the songs are funny! That's the special moment when both the audience and myself relax into it and we agree that it's going to be a fun night. That's the moment I'm waiting for.
Have you got a love of the history of cabaret? Were you - are you inspired by anyone?
I have a deep love for all the great that came before me: from Marlene Dietrich (that aloofness) to Josephine Baker (her and I share a love for fruit-based costumes), Edith Piaf (for the melancholy) and, although she's more of a 60s pop singer, I love Dalida, a French-Moroccan-Italian singer who sang in as many languages as she could. My polyglottism is at the centre of my show, I start with one of Dalida's songs where I switch between four different languages. Sometimes I find myself thinking I should have been born at a different time to catch the golden age of cabaret, but then some would argue I am here now to catch its second wave...
Your so busy and thank you so much - Diva Regina big love - I'm wondering what to expect now?
Expect multilingual songs sprinkled with Brexit despair and let Diva Regina's sultry voice transport you to the faraway lands that lie over the pond. A fabulous and playful exploration of language and foreigness: prepare to fall hard - please do, she needs a British passport pronto! xx
All you need to know about what's on at this years Camden Fringe -