Yes, The Glory’s juggernaut drag lip-sync battle is back for 2017. Once again the same rules apply, 8 heats , one final and one prize of £1000. But this time JONNY WOO is back in the driving seat as your host and he is on the look out for new drag talent, men or women to be part of his and The Glory’s project for this year and beyond.
You have 4 minutes to prove yourself with a lip-sync to any track of your choice. It’s year 3 and The Glory has seen lip-syncs to practically everything now. Show tunes, rap, pop, Eastenders, political speeches even the washing machine. They have been sped up, slowed down, mashed up, cut up and stuck back together. We have been given virtuoso performance from winners Ellis D and Rodent Decay and now scene stars Crystal Lubrikunt, TV TV and Ruby Wednesday. This is YOUR chance to not only win £1000 but to dive in and give it a go and unleash a new talent, start your drag career or just have fun being part of a London gay scene phenomenon.
FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS:
LIPSYNC1000 is free to watch and is one of the best nights in London (“Hands down the best night of the year and it’s only March” – Grace Dent, LIPSYNC1000 2015) The pub opens at 5pm and there’s no reserved seating. The show starts as close to 8pm as possible. It gets warm but there’s a cloakroom downstairs which opens at 9pm. When we close at midnight on Wednesdays we recommend Dalston Superstore if you’re looking to dance till late. If you want dinner before, queer-owned Tonkotsu serve a brill ramen, or Chick N Sours for something cheeky!
THE POINT OF IT:
JONNY WOO is looking for new talent for large scale projects this year with The Glory, to join him and the drag dance troupe at Glastonbury (we take a team of 40 artists to perform and party with us at NYC DOWNLOW – the festival’s world famous gay nightclub!) and Jonny is also looking for characters for his new mega show THE UN-ROYAL VARIETY.
Plus he will be casting an eye on new artists with whom to work with on an ongoing basis for bookings with The Glory (we book multiple drag queens every week – don’t all pubs?) Jonny loves the imagination and sheer insanity that goes into a mash-up but he also really loves an artists who can take 1 song, deliver a great lip-sync, own it and find the humour, the personal and the drama. Lip-synching is the scene’s most enduring form of entertainment. Humour is always at its heart, as is passion and commitment. If you have never done it and want to give it a go, if you commit to it and give it your all, in Jonny’s eyes, you cant fail! Jonny is generous and loves anyone who shares his age old passion for performing and putting on a show!
Jonny will be joined by judges from media, fashion and personally invited experts from the lip-synching world, but each week he will be the one casting his eye over the talent and deciding who will go through to the final. Jonny’s say is final and the judges can be cheeky but WILL NOT be mean. Previous judges include CHRISTOPHER KANE, GRACE DENT, ERDEM, JODIE HARSH, AMY LAME, PANTI BLISS, GAIL PORTER, LAUREN HARRIES, BOURGEOIS & MAURICE, ATTITUDE MAGAZINE, TIME OUT and PRINCESS JULIA. You see – LIPSYNC1000 is how you get KNOWN around here! They’ll be watching your number and Instagramming THE FACE OFF YOU!
This competition is open to those with no experience as well as those with experience.
You can enter as many times as you want (We love it when it gets desperate – drag queens don’t KNOW the word!)
Its open to men and women, but this is a ‘drag queen’ competition so Jonny wants to see your interpretation of this. We’re a cool pub-club so you know – a girl’s gotta work for the attention – you gotta DREAM BIG!
The track length is 4 minutes. (You must message Jonny if you have any requests beyond this) Every Wednesday at least 1 entrant will be given a place in the grand final. The grand final is a WHO’S WHO of the year – and one will win £1000, several will win festival gigs, and everyone will have “ARRIVED” by the end of that night!
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING..
It’s SUPER FUN !!!!!
Email Jonny at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and get your slot
Let the battle commence!
RODENT DECAY – CRYSTAL LUBRIKUNT – MISS CRAIG – POLLY AMOROUS – ELLIS D – VICTORIA SIN -ORANGE GINA – MAXI MORE – RUDI DOUGLAS – BOURGEOISIE – JACQUI POTATO – JONBENET BLONDE – PHOENIX – CHAKA KHAN’T – DAN MCBRIDE – BABY LAME – LASANA SHABAZZ – ALFIE ORDINARY – TRACEY ERMINE – SHAYSHAY – LYDIA L’SCABIES – SMILEY VYRUS – TVTV – FABULOUS RUSSELLA – DICKIE BEAU – SCARLETT JOHN HANSON – KARINA TOTTI – SPANKY – OBERON WHITE
Read about LIPSYNC1000:
RUDI DOUGLAS – “FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE” (LIPSYNC1000 2016)
LASANA SHABAZZ – FORMATION MASH UP (LIPSYNC1000 2016)