Tonight was the Horror Rock Circus! This concert was brought to you as part of the Vignettes for the Appocalypse and was one of the most anticipated events of the festival - performances included the Alien Surfer Babes, The Blood Brothers, and of course the Witches in Bikinis - Glam pop/rock - 60s girl group with a modern twist! What's not to love? Besides, for one song I brought all my commedia skills to bear as the most-clothed witch in "Jesus versus Godzilla" - as Godzilla!
The Witches in Bikinis began in 2005 with Bill Rozar - who writes the catchy rock songs that combine beach party excitemement and low-budget horror movie entertainment. Bill was with us tonight in a new iteration of the band as we performed 5 songs with theatrical stagings: Kissy Kissy Love Spell, Party Like a Chimpanzee, Dear Doctor Frankenstein, Calling King Kong, and the big closing number - Jesus Versus Godzilla.
"... never have I been so well entertained. With nasty rifts that made me remember Rock of the 60's …” “… the fun of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" without the transvestite & gore“ “… this is girl power the Spice Girls could never achieve” … I will not miss a show near me ever. And neither should you!" - Jim Fetzer, Fetzer Music Management (about a previous WIB show)
After hours of rehearsal in Harlem and any studio space we could find we donned our wigs, our bikinis, and our platform heals and strutted on stage. These girls are absolutly incredible and multitalented performers: and gorgeous to boot. Needless to say - the costumes weren't just a gimmick to get an audience - this was one rollicking show! In Kissy Kissy Love Spell we channeled fem-bots, in Calling King Kong we braved a wet stage to pump out an African styled dance, and I channeled my inner Grease Monkey for Dear Doctor Frankenstein,
Perhaps the biggest success of the evening - and the finale - involved me wearing a costume with plenty of coverage. Godzilla in Jesus Versus Godzilla. This romping number is exactly what it sounds: a song about the epic Tokyo battle between Jesus and Godzilla that reenacted the whole glorious fight onstage - complete with a small city. I brought all my physical comedy and commedia powress to bear (who would have thought in a band called Witches in Bikinis) and the evening was a huge success. I have to admit, the compliments on my oversized reptile reenactment made my night!
So feel free to watch the videos below and see what all the hype is about - and remember, when I'm not dressed as a guy or Godzilla I'm the witch wearing yellow.