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Performers

Phil Francis
Musician/Singer

Phil Francis, performing in a live recording from Tenerife for #GMVPride2020.

 

Phil Francis is from Gillingham Medway. He has had a long career performing solo and with his bands, in venues across the UK & Europe. Phil moved to live in Tenerife 22 years ago but he still plays in Kent & Tenerife. He has performed in UK chart topping groups and can be found in the Who's film Quadrophenia playing with one of his early bands Cross Section.

Phil is currently based in Tenerife and is a member of local bands Crush & Philharmonics  has recorded a live session from his base in Tenerife for #GMVPride2020.

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Brandon Burk Comedian
Comedian
BRANDON BURKE
Comedian
Award Winning U.S. Comedian Brandon Burke.  A good ol’ country boy with a dash of red-neck and a helpin’ of queer. He's not fabulous but he's a hell of a good time.
Brandon's set for #GMVPride2020 was broadcast live but due to a technical difficulty it could not be broadcast. Here is a video from Brandon's You Tube Channel showing part of a performance in London.
First runner up BrexitVision 2020.  Also seen at Comedy Store (LA), Laugh Factory (LA), Comedy Central (US), The Improv (West Hollywood)
Facebook - @brandoninbritain
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CHAI LATTE
Drag, Poet, Performer

Chai is a drag queen, published poet, songwriter, performer, arts student and current reigning Mx Madhouse 2020. Hailing from Cheltenham but based in Kent/London, she uses the stage and her performances to tackle hard hitting subjects, such as, homophobia, drug addiction, abuse and grief.

Chia's performance introduced by Mama G

Chia talks about Pride with her Mum in this podcast What Matchas

Facebook chailattequeen

Instagram: @chailatteofficial

Podcast Stream: www.whatmatchas.co.uk

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COSMIC NINJA
Band

Cosmic Ninja never fail to leave an impression with their high-octane mash up of alternative and electronic sounds.

Here they talk about Pride, Their Music and perform their songs for #GMVPride2020


 

Their musical lucky dip and band mantra to rock and rave has proved infectious, with releases being featured on Fresh on the Net and BBC Introducing in the West. They have most recently signed with Beating Hearts Booking Agency.

Cosmic Ninja offer a visual spectacle that is emphatic, engaging and demanding of your attention. The queer fronted Bristol 4 piece have brought their explosive party vibes and politically charged tracks to audiences at The O2 Academy Bristol, The Godney Gathering, Bristol Pride Festival, Hazy Days, FarmFest, LFest, Warton Music Festival, Farmer Phil’s Festival and many more.

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Life Coach

"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” Amy Bloom.  

In this webinar, Certifed Life and Weight Loss Coach David Breaker will be guiding us through steps to achieve self-acceptance and improve our self-image. He will be talking us through his own journey as a gay man who was once 32 stone and hated himself to losing 20 stone and falling in love with what makes him unique. David will share with us how Love, despite being the most powerful emotion we have, often comes with baggage and ways in which we can come to terms with loving ourselves.”

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Elberace
SInger / Elvis Tribute

Turning the King into a Queen!

Award winning act – Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2019 for Diversity, Elberace is the first worldwide OUT LGBTQ+ Elvis act to receive such an award.

Elberace (Gay Elvis) talks about his equality award for his performance of Gay Elvis, and his live set performance for #GMVPride. Introduced by Mama G

Elberace has also performed live on Capital Radio to over 3.5 million listeners and has been hailed as one of the best moments in the history of the Porthcawl Elvis Festival.

Not an impersonation but more an interpretation. Always respectful to the brilliant legacy of Presley but performed in his own unique style, mashing together Elvis and Liberace. So, put on your jumpsuit, grab your sunglasses and bring a pair of knickers to throw at this hunk of mincing love!

‘This is an act of pure robust energy performed in a unique style. Upbeat, joyful and immense fun.’ Boyz Magazine

‘You can almost taste his future success, so catch him now before he’s really famous!’ Remote Goat

‘Worth seeing!’ Fringe Report.

What’s On Stage nominee 2011 for his show James Haslam Is Clutching Pearls

 

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Jayne Snow
Singer/Musician

Jayne Snow is professional singer/songwriter who has over 10 years experience gigging and performing live.

Jayne Snow performs a Live set for #GMVPride2020 introduced by Mama G


 

Jayne is the 'National Grand Finalist' of the 'Open Mic Uk Competition' where she performed at The NEC, Birmingham to labels such as Sony, Universal and Warner.

@jaynesnowuk
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LEANNE JONES
SInger
Leanne trained at Mountview academy of Theatre Arts and made her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. In the first year of Hairspray's success Leanne was awarded the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, the Theatregoers Choice Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical and also the Laurence Olivier Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical.
 
Leanne Jones talks about #GMVPride2020 and sings 'At Last' Introduced by Mama G
 

 
 
Theatre - Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Alhambra Theatre, Bradford), Hairspray (DUCTAC, Dubai) The Naked Truth (UK Tour), Tick Tick Boom (Union Theatre), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre), Beauty & The Beast (Gordon Craig, Stevenage), Bedroom Farce (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) The Sunny Side of The Street (The Jermyn Street Theatre), Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens (Leicester Square Theatre) and Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory (The Lyric Theatre Belfast & Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and in the West End in 2014), 'Bea' in the original west end cast of The Three Little Pigs (Palace Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk 2016 and Beauty and The Beast 2019 (The Woodville), Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (UK Tour 2020).
 
Television & Film - ‘Nugget Love’ directed by Charlie Manton, BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’,
ITV’s ‘Unforgotten’, CATS directed by Tom Hooper.
 
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LEONARDO AGUIRRE
Percussionist

Originally from Lima Peru, Leon  has been a resident of Gravesham for a long time and his beautiful live percussion acts have been a firm favourite in venues throughout the borough.

LEONARDO AGUIRRE (Percussionist) LA LIVE PERCUSSION SET introduced by Mama G



LA LIVE Percussion has been presented across London and Kent, including places like Pacha (London), The Event (Brighton), Westow House (Crystal Palace) and all Nightclubs in Gravesend. 
The fusion between DJ and live percussion has been one of the favourite entertainment events for many customers and with the chance to participate in playing the drums during the visits to nightclubs.

Today Leonardo’s  percussion set is a mix or Latin, African, Egyptian and modern drums, with the inclusion of all type of accessories to complete a percussion sound adding Live to a DJ set.

LA Live Percussion is also part of Olds Cool Events, which is presented across Kent.

Leonardo is very excited to present his Live Show to the Gravesham Community.

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MAMA G
Personality, Performer, Storyteller

Gravesham's favourite Panto Dame and Story-Time Queen, Mama G believes in loving who you want and being who you are.  She came to life during a production of Mother Goose at the Brighton Fringe and has been making waves ever since.

Mama G Introduces Gravesham & Medway Virtual Pride Sat 15th August 2020. Mama G is the Host for this week long event which ends late on Saturday 22nd August

Mama G and her opening performance for #GMVPride2020 Sat 15th

Mama G and Lolly Talk Omnibus

Her first story telling session was at the  Cowley cafe in Brighton which was quickly followed by appearances at the South Bank Centre and the Unicorn Theatre in London.  Since then she has appeared at libraries, theatres, bookshops and cafes all over the UK; as well as in Canada and via video link to Texas. 

She's become a firm favourite here in Gravesham too, with her unique performances in panto at The Woodville and hosting Story-Time at Gravesham Library. 

Mama G Storytime and Lolly LGBT Reading list

Mama G STorytime and Lolly A Fox Called Herbert

Mama G Storytime and Lolly Fran & Vera

Mama G STorytime and Lolly Rainbow Poem and Ghost Story

Mama G Storytime two stories on the final day #GMVPride2020

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Photos SJ Knight Photography

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