Sophie Ellis-Bextor lands at the Marshall Arena on Saturday April 11th for ‘Press Play’ a collaboration with infamous gay clubnight, Sink The Pink. The pop icon will perform her back catalogue of hits accompanied by Sink The Pink’s drag queen troupe performing her videos and a huge crowd of fabulous party people…
Sophie Ellis-Bextor featuring Sink The Pink, present ‘Press Play’ at the Marshall Arena on April 11th. The pop icon will perform her back catalogue of massive hits while the infamous Sink The Pink drag troupe will bring the accompanying videos to life, live on stage in a vibrant and fabulous extravaganza. This spectacular musical celebration of equality, love and pride follows Sink The Pink’s successful collaboration with Melanie C last year and is sure to draw huge crowds of the camp and the colourful to join in the excitement. With support from Channel 4’s ‘Drag SOS’ star DJ Tete Bang tickets are seriously good value from just £22.00 and are available from See Tickets.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s global smash hit ‘Groovejet’ and followed up with ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ to cement her place as one of the UK’s best loved pop icons. Her debut solo album ‘Read My Lips’ hit #2, sold more than 2 million copies and went double platinum. Further hit albums followed, ‘Shoot From The Hip’, Trip The Light Fantastic’, and ‘Make A Scene’, delivering a string of top 10 hit singles. Her next albums ‘Wanderlust’ saw a change of direction introducing a more indie-folk inspired, pop sound and crashed into the UK album charts at #4, followed by ‘Wanderlust’ a more refined return to the dancefloor and another big chart hit. With the classical interpretation of her hits ‘The Song Diaries’ just released to great acclaim (produced by Ed Harcourt and David Arnold), this much-loved chameleon of pop remains as popular as ever.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s catchy mix of electro-pop and nu-disco together with her inimitable style and sense of fun drew a large following from the LGBTQ+ community, a relationship she has always supported and fully embraced. It’s no surprise then that she has joined up once again with Britain’s best queer-club-turned-movement, Sink The Pink, and the Marshall Arena is the perfect venue – the biggest indoor space in the region it provides a blank canvas for dazzling displays and big production. Expect crowds to come from miles around.
Sink The Pink began in London in 2008 and soon became wonderfully notorious. Its colourful crowds of party-goers together with a collection of flamboyant drag queens, performers and designers helped infuse an ethos of positivity, openness and vivacity which soon lifted it to iconic status. Sink The Pink has evolved into a club-meets-cabaret show which provides the perfect accompaniment to any pop legend.
Ex-Spice Girl, Melanie C teamed up with Sink The Pink to tour the country with her hits, brought to life on stage by the menagerie of make-up, glitter, high heels and wigs that announce the arrival of the Sink The Pink drag troupe. Such was the reception they ended up performing together on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1. Now Sophie Ellis-Bextor is ready to take this unique collaboration to the next level as the Sink The Pink queens and dancers bring her videos to life while she takes centre stage as the quintessential pop songstress to deliver the type of accomplished, entertaining and inclusive performance for which she is so well loved.
DJ Tete Bang provides the support and with the likes of Glitterbox and Channel 4’s ‘Drag SOS’ on her CV this is another queen well qualified to say ‘we will rock you’. Tete Bang will make sure the dancefloor is full and ready to explode!
Milton Keynes should stock up on facepaints, glitter and everything fabulous as the stunningly talented Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sink The Pink roll into town.