Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Ginger St. James

Capital Tease Spring Fling Burlesque

Mavericks Bar and Grill, 221 Rideau, 1st floor

Saturday, April 16, 9 pm – 2 am; tickets $15

Featuring a musical performance by Ginger St. James & Capital Tease Burlesque

In 2002, Ginger St. James first appeared on the Toronto scene as a member of Les Coquettes as a sultry singer; her affection for good old rock ‘n’ roll and the lure of footlights led her to Broadway songs. And Les Coquettes, one of the first burlesque troupes in Canada to revive the old vaudeville tradition, led her to form her own group in her hometown, the Steeltown Sirens. St. James also toured the variety circuit with famed Canadian mentalist Mysterion the Mind Reader and a host of other macabre performers.

Eighty shows later, St. James has emerged as a singer as well as a saucy soubrette with slithery moves, legs to die for and a smile to melt the ice in your gin and tonic. Along the way, she worked as an artists’ model, took the femme fatale role in "Lucky 7", an indie film feature (and she’s currently involved in two other independent movie productions) and performed as a guest with many well-known Hamilton bands.


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