This was such a fantastic show. I am planning on making the New Years Eve Eve show a tradition. Kiki Valentine was a hilarious and gracious host who navigated us through an evening of big band jazz, tap dancers, baton twirlers, vocalists and burlesque dancers. All of whom combined to make this a great evening. If you have a chance to see one of these shows don't hesitate. Great music, great dance, sexy ladies and lots of laughs!!!
JC Hopkins Biggish Band featuring Justin Vivian Bond and Kiki Valentine
Sun Feb 10 2013
Photograph: Courtesy JC Hopkins
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 29 2013
Songwriter-producer Hopkins and his 13-piece orchestra are joined by alt-cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond and funny lady Kiki Valentine for a pre–V-Day evening of songs about love and other horrors.
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I attended their previous evening at the newly-reopened Slipper Room in December, and it was incredible! JC Hopkins band and singers had such diverse talent - young and old players combined, all with personality and chops. To see Justin V Bond with this group in such an intimate setting, commandeered by Kiki Valentine (whose pace and mind are akin to Lenny Bruce), is a rarity; all I can say is expect a lot of smart surprises. I wish this was a more regular happening; there's nothing like this in NYC right now. The space is enchanting and once inside (the doors were confusing, enter on Stanton Street), when things started up, I definitely felt like I was tucked away in an underground theater in Berlin, or even another era NYC. Plus the drink prices are NORMAL, so I don't have to pregame and ride the subway drunk at 7pm on a Sunday.