ROBYN ARCHER ‘Classic Cabaret Rarities’ – CD


Available on backorder


Robyn Archer AO is a multi-award winning artist whose long career encompasses singing, writing, direction and public advocacy of the arts. An acknowledged exponent of classic European cabaret, Robyn was named Cabaret Icon at the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and won the Helpmann Award as Australia’s Best Cabaret Performer 2013.

Here, she takes us on a journey from 1880’s Paris, through early 20th century Berlin, and back to Paris in the 1950s. Delivering a set of smoky and sensual Cabaret tunes that are so temporally and stylistically entrenched, the album is all the more enjoyable for its simplicity – Robyn sings and plays the occasional ukelele, Michael Morley is on piano and vocals and George Butrumlis on accordions and vocals. They are all intense songs: angry, tragic, bitingly funny; songs about ideas. They matter to Archer and she makes them matter to the listener. An enlightening and enthralling experience.