Photos and video by G.
On May 1, 2010, German cabaret singer Isengart and his band The Diplomats played a sold-out show at Joe’s Pub. I’ve seen Isengart perform many times, and he’s truly amazing every time. Tonight we were in for a special treat as this night marked Isengart’s first solo show at the legendary venue. To make the night extra spectacular, Isengart sang from the songbook of the king – Elvis Presley!The singer has one of the most beautiful voices around and he changes the arrangements of songs from cabaret to new wave to gorgeous sweeping ballads that have been known to make grown people weep (and it happened again tonight. I saw it!) For those who have not had the chance of hearing Isengart, today is your lucky day. Below, you’ll see a video clip of him singing “Heartbreak Hotel,” in German! But before we get to that, he sang a big-band style version of “Hound Dog,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (in German), funky renditions of “A Little Less Conversation,” and “Jailhouse Rock,” plus gorgeous piano versions of “Love Me Tender” and “Unchained Melody.”
Isengart, are you lonesome tonight?
He changed outfits several times and jumped into the crowd to spread the love in the room. Isengart is dripping with a sexy swagger and a fantastic body that he struts all over the stage. Sadly for all of us single ladies, he is taken, but when he sings and looks into your eyes, he takes you to heaven in a way that no roll in the hay ever could. He received well deserved thunderous applause after every song and he had to come back and do two encores as the screaming crowd would not let the show end. When he finished his final number, he was carried off the stage and an announcement was made: “The queen has left the building.” Oh what a night! Spotted in the crowd were New York legends Penny Arcade and Raven O. Isengart let me know that the very popular “Foreign Affairs” will be starting up again soon and you’ll have to be quick on the draw for tickets as the show sells out week after week.
See some more pictures of the deliciously sexy Isengart as well as a video of him singing “Heartbreak Hotel” in German!
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Photo by G.
New York! If you are looking for something cool to do on May 1, 2010 (May Day!), look no further. German singer Isengart is performing Elvis Presley songs on May 1, 2010 at Joe’s Pub (at 9:30 PM)! Isengart’s voice is definitely a gift from the gods as he will take you on a musical journey from cabaret to new wave and back again. I’ve seen Isengart several times live, and I think he’s really fantastic. Get your tickets here immediately as the show is sure to sell out! You will not only be entertained, but you will definitely leave with a huge smile on your face. Tell him G sent ya!
All photos by G.
You know you’re in for a special treat when New York legend Lee Chappell throws a party. Foreign Affairs – A Cabaret for the 21st Century, is musical candy for the eyes and the ears. Hosted by the fabulous Isengart and Lady Rizo, this show features some of the most talented performers this decade has seen. Tonight’s show was a tribute to Lee Chappell, who was celebrating his birthday. The packed house was treated to over 2 hours of performances by Lady Rizo, Isengart, Corey Tut, Julie Atlas Muz and Amber Martin, just to name a few. Each week at the cabaret you can expect surprise performers from Joey Arias to Alan Cumming.
Tonight’s show featured Isengart singing the Beatles’ “Rocky Racoon” and The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” two of my favorite songs, so you know I was going wild. It only got better as Lady Rizo sang Nena’s “99 Red Balloons” and Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man.” Burlesque legend Julie Atlas Muz did a striptease for the begging crowd and served the birthday boy cake in the sexiest way possible. Amber Martin sang the hell out of Janis Joplin’s “Turtle Blues” and I know Janis was looking in on our party smiling (and toasting us with her bottle of Southern Comfort) wherever she is.
The final performance of Foreign Affairs at the Night Hotel will be December 2, 2009 before it moves to its new location in Downtown Manhattan in 2010. When dates and venues are available, you’ll hear about it here. What a night! And many happy returns, Lee!
See some more pictures from Foreign Affairs, some NSFCMP (not safe for closed minded people) pictures of Julie Atlas Muz as well as my encounters with Isengart and Amber Martin after the jump.
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