This place is without doubt one of the best kept secrets on the London cabaret scene. Converted victorian toilet, piano lounge and underground burlesque bar, Cellar Door has been a staple for the great, the good and the rest of the London circuit.
Joe has had a residency there for several years, first with The Anti-disestablishment Club with Desmond O Conner. His solo show, Misery Loves Company which ran for a year and now a duo show with West-End regular Miss Chastity Belt called “Date Night”.
Aside from performing, Joe is also artistic director of Not My Circus, one of the top cabaret production companies in the UK. Himself and his co-director burlesque starlet Ruby Deshabillé have curated bespoke performances for numerous corporate clients including Laurent Perrier and Reebok and resident shows for hospitality companies such as The Inception Group, Antic London and Kettner’s/Pizza Express.
For more information visit: www.notmycircus.co.uk
Joe was thrilled to be asked to be part of The Rumour Mill, a spectacular theatrical feast, combining the very best in Burlesque, Boylesque, gender bending, slick choreographed show girls, show boys and high skill circus. Hidden under the arches at Our London Vodka distillery in Hackney, Rumour Mill is a high end evening of cabaret and cocktails.
Joe began his professional cabaret career in the infamous Proud Cabaret in the City of London. In a story Isherwood would be proud of, he moved from having a part-time job as the cloakroom attendant and knicker-picker, via playing songs at the piano in the interval, to finally becoming the resident compere after mere months of working there.
Joe then became the house compere 3 nights a week at the infamous Proud Camden and hosted everything from their supper-club shows, and live music club nights to fetish parties and everything in between.
When the company opened their newest super-club, Proud Embankment, in the West End, Joe was of course there to compere the star-studded grand opening and has become a regular face there as the new club has gone from strength to strength.
Ever since he first saw a picture of Noël Coward (the master) on stage at The Café De Paris, it has been Joe’s ambition to play there. In 2015 this dream came true. The home of London cabaret, ‘Café’ has been host to international superstars for nearly 100 years and so to be passed that showbiz baton really has been a career highlight.
Beginning by directing the 2015 Christmas Spectacular, Joe has become part of the inner workings of this magnificent venue ever since. He hosted the regular Saturday night Showtime Spectacular until it’s final night on NYE 2019 and has also been compere of the award-winning concept shows ‘The Service’, ‘Seven Sins’ and the currently running ‘Disco Cabaret Show’.
Joe was asked to join the cast of the international sensation that is Party Like Gatsby. Playing to thousands of people all across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, PLG is the ultimate vintage party experience, complete with immersive theatre elements and a huge variety spectacular show. Joe performs an hour of interactive piano singalong as part of the immersive show as well as an all singing, all dancing routine as comic relief, along side the show’s resident host
The past 12 months have been a particular joy for Joe as he’s performed in some of the most beautiful venues he’s ever been in, including the world famous Berns in Stockholm, The Volkshaus in Zurich, The Troxy in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and the 3,500 seater MuK in Lübeck.
Joe was involved as one of the driving creative forces of Bunga Bunga’s flagship venue in Covent Garden from its launch in January 2017. Aside from hosting, he was also responsible for concept and direction of the majority of shows, including ‘There’s no place like Rome’, ‘Burlesquoni’ and ‘Santa’s Paradise”.
At the original Bunga Bunga in Battersea Joe has overhauled the entertainment formats. Taking the spirit of the company, combining it with telenovela style and creating characters of La Famiglia Bunga, including Mama Bunga, who Joe himself plays, as well as her children Donatella, Gianni and Luigi, Uncle Silvio and Cousin Porcini.
A master of character improvisation, Joe is comedian, host, singer, bingo caller and drag queen, all rolled into one.
An incredible evening of true vintage burlesque starring and produced by international burlesque superstars, Miss Betsy Rose, Jolie Papillon and Missy Fatale. Joe is one of the regular roster of hosts asked to guest compere this fabulous, glitter filled throwback to the 1930’s in a secret members club in fashionable East London.