The rich and melancholic voice of Carla Lippis has evoked a cathartic reaction in audiences everywhere – from London’s West End to supporting Mötley Crüe.
One of Australia’s best-kept secrets, her sound oscillates between torch songs inspired by Angelo Badalamenti and dystopian avant-rock reminiscent of The Birthday Party. In this incredible performance, Carla channels her Italian heritage through the suspenseful dissonance of Giallo and the witchcraft of the stregheria.
Carla is backed by a formidable five-piece band featuring multi-award-winning bassist Ross McHenry, the aggressive post-punk stylings of guitarist Geoff Crowther and the electronics and keyboards of acclaimed film sound designer Duncan Campbell.
With a diverse musical portfolio encompassing alt-country, Italo-pop, rock and cabaret, the unifying factor of a Carla Lippis show is her powerful and distinctive voice – whether that’s as principal singer at the historic Cafe de Paris, the host of notorious nightclub The Box, as The Diva in the venerated circus La Soirée or in her raucous punk variety show Midnight Marauders featured at Edinburgh International Festival’s Club Cumming. Be prepared to be blown away by the power and talent of Carla Lippis Mondo Psycho.
'From the emotional delivery to the vocal technique to the musical ambition, it’s all turned up to 11… a wild ride.’
The Scotsman (UK)
'A knockout! ’
- Photos David Noone