With Paulus away there’s only one host in town who knows how to get the Luscious party started in their absence.  It is the awesome Carmen Mon Oxide.  In April she had our audience singing penis at the top of their voices, back in 2017 she tried seducing Little Lady Luscious’ partner, Mr Delicious by hiding him under her skirt.  We love it when Carmen comes to play as we are never quite sure what is going to happen next.  Read on to find out a little bit more about this cabaret powerhouse …

Luscious Cabaret, Friday 5th July Carmen Mon Oxide
How long have you been performing and what inspired you to get started? 
It feels like a lifetime! I’ve been doing cabaret for more than ten years now and singing since before I can remember! I had a really terrible job in a call centre and had already been doing a bit of busking… but having to call people who were already giving and ask them to give more per month to Medicine San frontier made my stomach crawl. I knew I needed to become a singer and I had a diva strop after someone spoke to me in a patronising way and never looked back.
Carmen posing on a log
What do you love most about performing?
Haha! Everything apart from dragging a massive suitcase around. When I was younger I always thought being a singer would be super easy with no double bass or anything heavy to hump around. Little did I know I would end up having multiple costumes, my own microphone, amps, mic stands and a huge amount of make up.
Who inspires you as a performer?
Alice Cooper’s stage show, the costumes of disco and the fabric shops of Goldhawk Road!
What has been your most memorable moment on stage?
My first appearance on stage as Angel Gabriel in the Nativity play (age 5).
Book your tickets for Luscious Cabaret this Friday to find out what mischief Carmen Mon Oxide gets up to this month!

Luscious Cabaret this month is going to be a celebration.  In just three weeks we will be returning to The Albany Great Portland Street for our usual blend of Luscious Cabaret and as an added bonus we’ll be showcasing not one but three Luscious Burlesque Students!  They’ve been beavering away for the past 7 weeks learning new skills and preparing their first acts just for you.

We’ll be introducing them to you over the coming weeks.  In the meantime lets meet the rest of our Luscious line up!

Bringing an extra bit of sparkle to your evening will be the very glittery Trixee Sparkle.

Trixee Sparkle Posing in a glittery dress

London’s most colourful drag star it’s LaBelle DuJour

LaBelle DuJour posing infront of a gold glittery background

The Waacking queen of burlesque Lady Perez will be showing off her showgirl side

Lady Perez posing

The cosmic Moon Dragon will take you on a very personal journey.

Moon Dragon posing with the Moon

The queen of the aubergine Aubrey Jean will be educating us in the ways of veganism

Aubrey Jean posing with a aubergine

Introducing us to a US idol it’s the awesome Lady Blue Phoenix

lady blue phoenix posing with a large yellow organza boa

All the way from France we have the excellent Maximiliano, the Mindfarer

maximiliano posing with a card

Paulus, has gone missing the month, I’m sure we’ll find them somewhere.  While we discover where they got to we have the awesome Carmen Mon Oxide hosting London’s most Welcoming Cabaret!

Carmen Mon Oxide with snakes in her hair

So what are you waiting for?  Book your tickets and join in the Cabaret fun on Friday 5th July!

 

Today we meet Paulus … again.  Our gorgeous host has been with us since September and before that they have popped into Luscious Cabaret many times to try out new songs.

We particulary loved the month they came to Luscious as part of Nasty Blouse and played the Farrow & Ball game.  We highly recommend you come visit Luscious Cabaret and share in the love of Paulus (they even have a brooch that says love on their jacket).

Paulus squatting whilst talking into a microphone

So what is it that Paulus does for fun?  How did the Paulus stage name come about? What is it that they love about cabaret?  Only one way to find out and that’s to read on …

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?

I am currently in the throes of making candles out of old bits of candle that did not burn to the bottom. I’ve got a bucketful.  Soon the trees in my garden will bloom with plums and pears and I shall start harvesting them for jams and chutneys, and the rose petals from my garden will all need drying and turning into pot pourri come Autumn.  That, and world domination, obvs.

How did you choose your stage name?

I was nicknamed Paulus by a girlfriend (yes, I was shocked too!) at the age of 13.  Fast-forward 30 years and I discover that I shared the name with a French Music Hall performers from the 1800s who was very popular in old London taaaahn. So, it seemed like fate.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?

I did a gig once in the late 90s where all the performers were paid handsomely, treated fairly, nobody heckled and we all were in bed by 10pm, sober.  That was pretty crazy.

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

We’re misfits. We gather together in this clearing we call cabaret having discovered that the other paths and walkways in the forest were too prescriptive as to who could join.  We dance and sing and celebrate our lack of conformity in this clearing in the woods.

Picture of Paulus & date of the next show 7th June

Come and join us in our luscious clearing. The misfits of London and beyond are welcome to join in this fun night of burlesque, drag and music …