Southern Belles - Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016

Festivals Artistic Directors 2016: Ali MacGregor & Eddie Perfect

Musical Director: Rosie Westbrook & Clare Moore

The Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre

June 22 + 23 SELL OUT SHOWS

Celebrating the sassy, red-blooded female musicians of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Jane Clifton and Carla Lippis perform the songs of Dusty Springfield, Loretta Lynn, Nancy Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Gladys Knight and the Pips and many more.  Featuring the powerful musical direction of Clare Moore on drums and Rosie Westbrook on bass, Southern Belles honours a time in history when women took hold of their lives, stories and the mic.

"...the most outstanding performances were by Lippis. Her version of Gentry’s southern-gothic classic Ode to Billy Joe was, for this reviewer, the highlight of the show" - Glam Adelaide
***** - Glam Adelaide

27 Club - Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015

Festivals Artistic Director 2015: Barry Humpries

Written by Thali Corin & Joshua Tyler

Directed by Thali Corin

Musical Director: John Thorn

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
17 - 19 June 2015

When Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the infamous crossroads, he was fated to become the founding member of the 27 Club. Its members include Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse and Joplin, musicians who all famously died aged 27. They were each the voice of their generation.

Hosted by charming devil Henry Wagons and featuring rock goddess Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Adelaide vocal powerhouse Carla Lippis and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne. Celebrate the musicians who will forever be 27 and the music they left behind.

"Lippis proves a masterful interpreter" - The Advertiser

"Brenta's Bad Thing" - Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014

Festivals Artistic Director 2014: Kate Ceberano

Arts Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre


Written by Carla Lippis & Dahlia Opala with Geoffrey Crowther
Directed by Dahlia Opala
Musical Director: Stephen Pederson with Carla Lippis

Discovered by Kate Ceberano in last year’s Cabaret Festival Backstage Club, local songstress Carla Lippis returns with her very own show. She brings to life Brenta – an Italo-Australian mafia princess living in a time when albums were made of vinyl and big hair was bitchin’.

After being left stranded on a lonely road, a chance encounter with a honky-tonk trucker leads Brenta down the rabbit hole of cowgirl psychedelia. Backed by some of Adelaide’s most revered musicians.

“Kickass Adelaide singer Carla Lippis... a superstar.”
— The Advertiser

Lippis’ performance of Brenta is a comic tour de force - The Clothesline Review
Lippis is one lone star worth watching - The Adelaide Review
Photo by Harmony Nicholas 

Photo by Harmony Nicholas 




THE RULES 2010-2013

Carla Lippis - Vocals

Adrian Zammit - Guitars

Paul Butler - Drums (Recording) - John Russo (Live)

EP recorded at Studios, Adelaide - Engineered and produced by Mike Deslandes