Kings Bloody Cross: The Noise Next Door

Kings Bloody Cross - The Noise Next Door
10 Jun 2017
12:45 - 14:00
The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross NSW 2011


Cultural historian, author, record producer and performer, Warren Fahey, moved to the Cross 15 years ago. His latest book, 'The Good Old Bad Old Days', is a salute to the area's curious history. Warren grew up hearing people say ‘It could only happen in Kings Bloody Cross’, a thought echoed by his longtime friend, the singer, Frankie Davidson, whose iconic song “Have you ever been to see Kings Cross?” was a national hit, and played nightly as the 'overture' at the infamous Les Girls.

Meanwhile, musicians from the Bourbon & Beefsteak played for thirsty Japanese mafia, crooked cops, and Sydney night owls. Composer and songwriter, Ben Fink, arranged the music for the hugely popular Hidden Sydney — an immersive cabaret celebrating Kings Cross in the '50s, '60s and '70s. 

Relive the antics and the era, one ripping yarn (and song) at a time.

Host: Warren Fahey AM
Guest: Frankie Davidson OAM, Ben Fink and musicians from the Bourbon & Beefsteak

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This session is part of a curated season of raw and riveting 'in conversation' events featuring Kings Cross luminaries. Rub shoulders with artists, idealists and opportunists and hear fascinating stories about 'ungentrified' Sydney — the heady days of rock 'n' roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex and politics during the twentieth century. Presented over three weekends, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile's people, bohemia and place. 

Curated by Olivia Ansell. 

Presented by Live Ideas and Working Management.

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