We’re super excited to announce the line up for Trans Pride Brighton 2021!
As well as these fantastic performers, the livestream event will also feature short films and special messages from trans and non-binary activists and community organisations. You don’t want to miss it 🙂
Running order of performers (first on through to last on):
Rainbow Chorus is the biggest and longest running LGBT+ choir outside of London. Having celebrated their 21st birthday last year they have a reputation for producing high quality music ranging from classical to camp.
They are proud of the role they play in the local community performing at events like World Aids day, IDAHOBIT, Trans Day of Remembrance and, of course, Trans Pride. Through their music and their very existence they celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes and preconceptions and pro-actively welcome trans and non-binary members especially to RC+, their monthly workshop choir.
LIVE – River’s Rodents & Reptiles
River will be introducing our hosts to some of his animals, including a blue tongue skink and an adorable guinea pig. Fun and informative, and likely to be chaotic – this is live TV after all, and you know what they say about never working with children or animals!
River has studied animals for 7 years. He is passionate about animals and enjoys sharing entertain facts about his animals, with the odd cheesy joke!
The Mollusc Dimension
The Mollusc Dimension is a multi-hyphenate, tour-de-force, 41-year-old Chinese, British-born artist like no other. He explores culture, race, gender and other aspects of intersectional existence(s) by building worlds (“prolific surviveries”) through drawing, music composition, performance, poetry, video, zines and more. He has been featured as a performer at iconic venues such as The Southbank Centre and The Barbican Centre and his work has been performed or screened in the UK, Europe, Asia, and the US.
Mollusc’s video for Trans Pride Brighton this year features the world premiere of his new work “Asians Have Feelings Too”.
Jessica Rowbottom AKA The Bleeding Obvious
The Bleeding Obvious is a one-woman queer cabaret singing original songs which are sometimes funny, occasionally poignant, and frequently involve experiences on the LGBT+ spectrum. Usually seen with a piano, her performances have drawn comparisons with the likes of Victoria Wood and Fascinating Aïda.
Jessica’s performance this year was exclusively filmed for Trans Pride Brighton by trans and non-binary filmmakers My Genderation.
Victoria Elizabeth The Magic Lady
Victoria Elizabeth, AKA The Magic Lady, is a long-time magical transsexual magician. Her magic combines entertainment and comedy.
Victoria’s magic show for Trans Pride Brighton features music from Lexy The Music Lady.
LIVE – Mzz Kimberley
As well as hosting the livestream, Mzz Kimberley will also be performing a set of classic civil rights songs!
Mzz Kimberley, also known Kim Tatum, is one of the UK’s most fashionable artists. As a cabaret artist with a powerful voice and broad vocal range, she entertains her audiences with jazz, soul, musical theatre, and gospel. Kim has performed in London’s supperclub, The Glory, The Ivy club, Shadow Lounge, The RVT, Club Wotever, L’Escargot restaurant, Home House, The Brompton Club, Shoreditch House, The Cellar Door, Arcola Theatre, Café De Paris, National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, and the Edinburgh festival.
Colours & Fires
Colours & Fires are an emotive acoustic indie folk band performing songs that will make you listen and sounds which will make you think. Their songs give an insight into a personal transformation across genders and relationships. They are active supporters of LGBT+ equality, specifically around transgender rights. Recent performances include Alphabet Soup, Oxjam Reading, Reading Pride, Readipop festival, Are you Listening Festival and Reading Beer Festival.
For Trans Pride Brighton this year Colours and Fires have a special recording of their trans-centred song “Set Yourself Free”.
HUSK is a trans masc non-binary artist making infectious gay disco and 80’s synthpop, offering fun, cathartic and unapologetic vibes: “I’m here to take up space in a world that doesn’t want me to”. Akin to the likes of Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Years & Years, and Bright Light Bright Light, with strong disco influences too.
Recently named Dean McCullough’s ‘One To Watch’ on Gaydio’s national breakfast show, HUSK has also had support from 6 Music’s Tom Robinson & BBC Radio Cymru’s Janice Long, and funding from Superbia of Manchester Pride. HUSK puts Pride front and centre.
Esme Anderson plays intricately arranged original songs on the Celtic lever harp, with themes of identity, gender and relationships.
Esme’s performance this year was exclusively filmed for Trans Pride Brighton by trans and non-binary filmmakers My Genderation.
Wild is a London-based genderqueer singer-songwriter, bringing stories to life from their ventures in the woods. As a spoonie, neurodivergent artist and forest school educator, Wild shares connection to nature through uplifting and affirming songs, and encourages folx to sing along. They have taken to many stages including Tate Modern, Bar Wotever, Into The Wild forest festivals, and Devils Dyke Network’s Pleasure Garden Festival. This will proudly be their third performance for Trans Pride Brighton.
For more music, comedy for quiet queers and flower art, follow them @WildSings and check out their albums on wildsings.bandcamp.com.
LIVE – Amy Sutton
Amy Sutton is a genderfluid performer, writer and storyteller. They have told in the past for Brighton DIY Pride, Mother’s Ruin at Hastings Storytelling Festival, and Live To Your Living Room’s Pride Month celebrations.
Amy will be joining us live in the studio for an intimate story-telling experience of their story “The Feathered Folk”.
Kat Kai Kol-Kes
Poetry-centred storytelling experience with spoken word, music and movement.
Kat Kai Kol-Kes is a groundbreaking trans-identifying interdisciplinary artist from Botswana. The performance titled “Daisies” is a poetry-centred storytelling experience. It will feature spoken word, music and movement.
Yvy DeLuca AKA The Bollywitch
Yvy DeLuca is a South Asian, trans writer and performer. She is the author of “Tainted Beauty – The Memoir of an Authentic Creation”.
Yvy performs as The BollyWitch, incorporating Bollywood culture and witchcraft to create spellbinding art.
Chloe Wing is an artist and songwriter living in London. She’s always wanted to create a small band and didn’t realise it was right under her nose as her partner will be playing alongside her today. She has studied lots of eclectic Arts subjects and one of them was songwriting at BIMM in Brighton 10 years ago. She usually makes paper cutting art, and is plucking up the courage to get her music out there more.
She is passionate about mental health and her music is compassionate, haunting and ethereal. She uses her music in a cathartic way to deal with her own struggles and social pressures, and ultimately wishes to connect with others through her emotional music.
The Spirits are a two-piece band from North London. They play bouncy guitar based music with quirky lyrics – or folk-punk with jazz chords. They have progressed from the London open mic circuit to slots at the Maui Waui, Brentford and OrchardFest festivals. During the pandemic they have managed to participate in a number of live streams from their front room to keep in practice.
The Spirits’ performance this year was exclusively filmed for Trans Pride Brighton by trans and non-binary filmmakers My Genderation.
octoberclub are Michelle Steele and guest artist R. Dyer. Michelle has been guitarist and drummer for Brighton-originated six-piece Slum of Legs and The Blue Minkies. R.Dyer makes experimental pop that tightropes between lush multi-layered loops and improvised silliness about horses from space. Together they play a sweet pop set – with undertones of forced optimism and struggling with the morning, whimsy around philosophical academia, desperation for love over lockdown, and queer/trans anthems. Music is somewhere between synth electronica and boy band sing-along songs.
octoberclub’s performance this year was exclusively filmed for Trans Pride Brighton by trans and non-binary filmmakers My Genderation.