Just the right amount of wobble with Lady Fox

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Lady Fox describes her voice as “smooth, rich and warm with just the right amount of wobble”. This Mornington Peninsula resident, mother of three and just-shy-of-40 vocalist is bringing the best of jazz swooning and crooning to the Glamorlicious lunch at the Ranelagh Club in Mount Eliza on Thursday, October 3, with her rendition of Marilyn Monroe’s Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, and you’re in for a real oozy auditory sweet treat. But more about that later . . . 

Lady Fox has been entertaining audiences since she was a teenager and is currently managing herself as the sultry solo performer of her Lady Fox Performs brand. She’s also the booking agent, publicist, secretary and general dog’s body who gets everything that needs to be done, done! Sounds like motherhood, anyone? For the past three years she has been working especially hard at fine-tuning her craft and ensuring that her passion for the golden era of jazz — think Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, cigar smoke and sequins — is spread far and wide. From jazz to soul, lounge to swing, blues, acoustic and rockabilly, this self-taught singer and cabaret performer has her sights set on the big picture. 

Lady Fox explains: “I’ve performed at festivals, weddings, corporate functions, in variety and theatrical shows and at charity events. I learnt to sing by listening to the best of them —artists like Ella and Billie. I’m an auditory learner. I perform solo but also do cabaret shows with musician Diddy Reyes, who helps me with most things because it can get tricky when you’re the one doing all the behind-the-scenes stuff and you’re on stage as well, but I love it. Diddy and I perform jazz and blues cabaret, including songs by greats such as Bessie Smith, Dorothy Daindridge and Etta James too. The next few months before and after the Glamorlicious lunch are looking very busy. I’m off to Magnetic Island and Townsville, Queenscliff, Adelaide and am performing at Cape Schanck at the end of the year too. You can log on to my website for details, to hire me for a show or to get tickets for an upcoming event.”

With three kids at home supporting her creative ventures, Lady Fox is first-class crooning all the way to the jazz-infused moon and back. Frocked up, hair styled, and simply glamorous, she performs at least once a week around town and is set to take The Manhattan in Mornington by storm soon too. She continues: “I love getting up on stage and connecting with an audience. Whether it’s singing covers or original songs at a burlesque show, a festival or a charity event, it’s all about bringing the authenticity of an era to life. One of the best things about my performing life is working with other women in the entertainment industry. We support each other and have each other’s backs. I really like that.”

Check out her social media handles below to ‘like’ Lady Fox Performs, and don’t forget to book for the ladies’ lunch of the season this October. It’s time to get Glamorlicious, raise money for Peninsula charities and experience just the right amount of wobble with the Fox. What a lady! 

LIZ ROGERS

LADY FOX PERFORMS

W: www.ladyfoxperforms.com

FB: LadyFoxPerforms

INSTA: shadesofmarilyn

TWITTER: LadyFoxPerforms

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