If you’re a Luscious fan, you’ll know that before every show, we like to have a little chat with our fabulous performers and see what they get up to – both on stage and off! Today we’re kicking off our latest series by talking to the exquisite Bambi Bang Bang, our favourite singing fling who’ll be enchanting us all next Friday at The Albany!
1. What does a typical show day look like for you?
Naturally, because I’m the epitome of grace and poise, I spend the day lounging around in a long chiffon dressing gown, drinking champagne on the balcony before a chauffeur collects me in the evening. I definitely don’t spend every waking minute going over the routine, pack in a hurry cause I haven’t left yet and do my make-up on the tube, nope, definitely not!
2. What do you enjoy the most (and least) about being in the spotlight?
I’ve always been a sucker for the spotlight, even when I was younger! My favourite thing about it is working my hardest for the sound of applause which, every performer knows, is the most addictive thing in the world!
3. Do you have any special pre-show rituals?
I don’t really have any pre-show rituals, but I do have a post-show ritual. CAKEY GOODNESS! I had a wonderful lecturer at university that said after every audition you go to, whether you get it or not, you should always reward yourself. So naturally, after every show I do, I will find someway of getting cake into my system. So, if anyone fancies grabbing me some, that’d be great. Triple chocolate fudge with all the icing please!
4. Tell us about the main similarities and differences between “everyday” you and your on-stage persona.
Emma is a slightly introverted kitten who enjoys sitting at home, curled up in her Dr Who blanket, drawing or watching tv in yesterdays makeup. Bambi is a naughty little minx that likes wearing vintage dresses that show off all her womanly curves, and eye make-up so sharp it could kill a man. She enjoys being the centre of attention both on and off stage.
5. Craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
Craziest moment on stage? Well, I’m a budding burlesque baby and still have the training wheels on my tassels, so the craziest moment I’ve had is a moment that every burlesque girl has to experience as a right of passage into the community. The Nip-slip! It was Burlesque Idol last Summer, I was performing the same routine with these gorgeous diamante pasties.
6. What is your all-time favourite routine you’ve done?
My favourite routine is one that I have yet to perform! I’m booked as an act for a private party that is themed around ‘Planet Earth’. I’m heading back to my jazz singer roots and performing as a sexy David Attenborough! I can’t freaking wait!
7. Without giving too much away, what can we expect from your act?
The song! I love this routine but mostly because of the song – I swear, every show I’ve done, I’ve bumped into someone a month later who has always said its been stuck in their head for weeks… be prepared my lovelies, you might want some ear plugs!
8. Current TV guilty pleasure?
My TV guilty pleasure, and one that I’m watching re-runs of right now, is definitely Cake Boss! I love the social drama and the work that goes into it, the creativity of each piece and the almost artistic beauty of the… oh who am I kidding… I LOVE CAKE!!!
Photo credits: Elena Isaac Photography