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Rock comedy singer, actor, writer and sparkle warrior Geraldine Quinn has been performing her award-winning original pop/rock cabaret around the world for a decade.
Since winning Victoria’s Green Room Award for Best Emerging Cabaret Artiste in 2006, Quinn has continued to draw recognition and plaudits in Australia and New Zealand. Winning the Short + Sweet cabaret competition in 2009, she went on to be highly commended for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe, and was nominated for a Golden Gibbo Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and three Green Room Awards for her 2010 show Shut Up and Sing.
In 2011, she created The Last Gig In Melbourne, a unique suite of original songs inspired by the local live music scene. That same year, You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac (Moosehead Award recipient, directed by Casey Bennetto) won the Golden Gibbo Award for Best Local Independent Production in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Quinn has appeared on Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight, Upper Middle Bogan, Hamish & Andy's True Story, Rockwiz, Whovians, When TV Was Awesome and provided singing vocals for Get Krack!n. She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Green Room Awards Association's cabaret panel. In 2013, Stranger debuted in Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and she took You’re the Voice to Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, regional Victoria, New Zealand and Adelaide Fringe (where it was nominated for Best Cabaret).
Her covers show Sunglasses at Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret sold out in Melbourne and Perth and earned her a third Best Cabaret Artiste nomination in the Green Room Awards.
In 2014 she formed Quinn & de Grussa with Perth musician Michael de Grussa. Their debut production All Out of Pride: An Evening of Songs You’re Ashamed to Love sold out in Melbourne and Perth, was nominated for Best Cabaret in the Green Room Awards and came 2nd runner up for Best Cabaret in Fringe World (WA).
Quinn’s second Moosehead Award-supported show MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt debuted in 2014 MICF and toured to New Zealand Fringe where it won the award for Best Cabaret. In April 2015, after four career nominations in the category, Quinn took home the Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste for MDMA and All Out of Pride.
She was invited to sing at the launch of the David Bowie Is… exhibition in Melbourne in 2015, and later that year began her cabaret podcast Bang On The Strillers. In 2016 she produced her ten-year anniversary show Could You Repeat That? (nominated for two Green Room Awards) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and created a new rock cabaret Fox Poncing (also nominated for two Green Room Awards) for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Along with her epic rock covers band Spandex Ballet, since 2014 Quinn has hosted the MICF all-female line-up gala event Upfront and performed as house band for the annual Moosehead Gala. Spandex Ballet has been a popular event at MICF’s Festival Club for eight years and counting.
Quinn acted as Cabaret Panel Chair for the Victorian Green Room Awards from 2016-2017 and released her sixth independent album Fox Poncing in early 2017. Later that year she was cast as co-star of Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell's podcast sitcom Childproof, which was recorded live as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes comedy podcast charts. She has co-hosted Casey Bennetto’s A Swingin’ Bella Christmas since 2014, sharing the Christmas stage with guests such as Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, Rebecca Barnard, Tripod and Eddie Perfect.
Debuting at The Coopers Malthouse during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Quinn is currently developing Queen Bitch which will be directed by Geraldine Hickey.