Sunday, December 23, 2012

Xmas Maximus featuring Cathy Sorbo, The Candy Cane Dancers and a multi-member Xmas band at Darrells 12-22-12

Darrells was packed when I walked in. I had arrived early as I wanted to get a seat. That didn't happen but no worries. I was amazed to see what was on stage. It was going to be an interesting evening, seat or no.

I had attended the show last year, there was barely a soul in the place. I hooked up with my buddy Mark and his wife and we got a front row seat. We could have had any seat in the house. This evening was different. It was packed an hour and a half before the show even started.

You can read about last years show here:

You can see why it might have been so popular. Here is one of the dancers warming up.

My friend Dan is the owner of Darrells Tavern and his partner in music, Scott always have great shows. They play live music 5 nights a week and have special canned-music the other two. See Dan and Darrells here:

Cathy Sorbo is a local comedienne and a total crack up. She was sitting at the bar right next to me and I gave her a big hug and commented on the attendance. She was thrilled to see a full house. She was the MC and warmed up the crowd for the festivities to come. You can connect with Cathy and see her cool/crazy style here:

She was wearing red PJ's and was animated and a lot of fun as she introduced the Dancers and the band. She told some funny original jokes and sang a few tunes.

I saw Bella Bambina, one of the area's best known Burlesque artists and her entourage across the bar. She is voluptuous and cute, she is on the left having fun. See Bella here:

There was an artist in back getting ready for her dance, I caught a quick glimpse of skin. Yes, I am a dirty old man.

I asked Bella for a rundown of their act and this is what I got.
Our troupe is called "Lady Lux Burlesque" we are a new Shoreline/North End based troupe. We will be holding quarterly shows at Darrells Tavern and possibly others at neighboring venues in the future.
Acts were:
Nitara Ashling performing "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"
Lana Milknhoney performing "I put a spell on you"
Yours truly, Bella Bambina (the Bubble Booty of Burlesque),performing "I'm just an old chunk of coal"
Scandl from Bohemia performing "Saavy Truffle"&
Camilla St.Sin performing "The Christmas Doll"
Kitten: Lillian St. Syn
Stage Manager: Star Le'Quinne
If you have any other questions, feel free!
Thank you!!!


Thank you for the information Bella.

They have a great new page here:

Here is Nitara performing her dance:

She was a lot of fun and her Christmas tree pasties had little lights. Lillian St. Syn, the Stage Kitty was gorgeous, also very sexy as you would expect.

Lillian had a killer smile and a beautiful butt...did I say that out loud? Well hell, even Cathy Sorbo knew she had a sweet posterior.

This was a super fun evening and the band hadn't even come on yet. Xmas Maximus is a loose collection of musicians that come together over the holidays to provide the season's entertainment. I recognized a few from last years show, but not all.

Here is what I had from last year. I know there are more: Robert Henson (Dose, SIL2K, Transpacific, Western State Waltz Project), Barbara Trentalange (Spyglass, Sushirobo, Head Like A Kyte, Crooked Fingers), Mike Cody (The Wiyos, Western State Waltz Project), Stuart McLeod (SIL2K, Transpacific) and Gavin Guss (Tube Top, The Tycoons, Nada Surf, Gavin Guss).

Here is another shot of the core group of Xmas Maximus.

They played a lot of popular holiday tunes but with original and very creative arrangements. They do a great job of mixing the traditional tunes we all grew up with reggae, rock, punk and blues. Some of the familiar songs they perform are: Baby its cold outside, You are a mean one, Mister Grinch, Drummer Boy and many other great interpretations of the classics.

Here is Barbara singing with the core group.

Barbara is multi-talented and beautiful, another great entertainer tonight. Here she is playing the flute.

She is cute, but she did keep her clothes is another girl who didn't. It was time for Lana Milknhoney, a striking tall dancer. Her act was stimulating! I will let the photos tell the story.

Sometimes words are not needed, the pics are enough.

This was a great night, I saw a lot of folks I knew, the owners of El Norte and Mr. Villa were there rocking. Eduardo and his lovely bride serve some of the best food in Lake City (a Seattle neighborhood). They also book a lot of live music in their restaurants. I love them. See them here:  and here:

Bella came on with intros by Cathy with a couple more funny jokes thrown in, she is a riot.

Here is the beautiful Bella (the Bubble Booty of Burlesque) and her very sexy act. She performed to the tune "I'm just an old chunk of coal". The energy she radiated kept us all warm. Steam was coming out my ears at the end of her act.

Does it get any better? Thank you Bella and the Candy Kane Dancers for a lot of sexy fun.

The band came back on and added some more guests. Here Gavin is singing lead vocals.

Once the band came back on we all had to work off some of that sexual stimulation. The place started to move, dancers filled the floor and the vibe was great. There were beautiful girls, some obviously enjoying the evening's fun and drink doing the hippie dance.

I got a pic of these two girls dancing, they were having a gas.

Meanwhile, the band was giving the crowd what they wanted. Gavin had a great voice, he and Robert (both on the right) had a lot of fun and it showed.

Here is a pic of Barbara and Gavin doing a duet; Baby, It's Cold Outside.

I left at the end of the second set, it was total blast but there are limits. Live to fight another day.

Here is a pic of another one of their guests.

Thanks to Dan, Scott and the fine staff at Darrells for hosting this marvelous event. Thanks to Cathy and The Lady Lux Burlesque for a memorable evening. My buddy Mark, mentioned that we have seen the whole Xmas Maximus series...all two of them. I am looking forward to the next year.

I think I will also look for more Burlesque. Acceptable yet naughty fun. Here is Lillian again.

1 comment:

  1. Love Love Love this Blog, such a great review and shots. Bonus you even got a photo with me looking good ;) I am so excited for the next show and more from these wonderful ladies.

    -JenniferMary Photography
    {The Burlesque Team Photographer}


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