Kick-Ass-Queereeoké is not just Karaoké. It’s an memory device, reminding us of our true selves.
We are more than what we live. We want more, we can more, we should more.
Kick-Ass Queereeoké puts an end to control and conformity.
We open our mouths; we respond and become responsible.
We are mad and therefore we’re fun!
Kick-Ass-Queereeoké is the source of eternal youth and inspiration.
We leap over our shadows to the beat of the street.
Fem it out!
Be butch about it!
What's the deal?
Kick-Ass-Queereeoké is a multi-tasking performative karaoke party. It’s a glamorous mixture of a concert, mass hysteria, empowerment and political strategy. The performers bring a concept of pleasure and overcoming stage fears by providing an atmosphere of belonging and support. Every song is accompanied by an improvised instant choreography that simply makes every singer look fabulous. A simple recipe for solidarity: we do the job, you earn the fame. A shot of the disco drink is your reward or your enhancer. Either way, no matter if you loved or hated karaoke before: it’s highly addictive!
How it all began?
Once upon a time, basically… Missy Lopes used to work in that café that had recently opened and that needed a little bit of action. See some people just like drinking tea and we also love to spill it. Anyways, Danny Banany came over one day while Missy was doing her shift. And they looked around the place and said – ok, girl, we need to give those kids a reason to go on! Deeds followed the words and here we were!
Kick-Ass Queereeoké shows took place in a multitude of venues ranging from a small caravan to a huge theater ballroom:
- Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
- Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
- Boomtown Festival, Winchester, England
- Real Deal Festival, Vienna, Austria
- Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria,
- Queen Collective, Marrakesh, Morocco
- Nachtbar at LSF Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany