Sophie deLightful is a versatile performer always willing to try something new and put herself into unfamiliar environments. Aside from her obvious deviation from the traditional physicality of her industry counterparts, Sophie deLightful has a natural wit, a cooling demeanour and an unnerving cheek so rare in today’s cabaret scene that no matter the platform, she will continue to draw interest from fans both current and new. She is classy yet brash, heavenly yet devilish, and all the time brimming with sparkles and glitter. In a world which judges all too quickly on swipe-left likeability, this Melbourne-based cabaret starlet aims to teach that you shouldn't always judge a book by its dredlocked cover.
Dipping her stilettoed toe into the burlesque scene first in London six years ago, she performed in newcomer competitions and showcases, and soon started to attract stand-alone gigs at various events and bars around the iconic city. Alas, visas only last so long and thus she returned to Australia after traveling the world, having completely exhausted her funds and her energy.
It was, however, a return to the stage as a cabaret performer which really got things moving for Sophie deLightful. Over the last couple of years while based in Melbourne, Sophie deLightful has produced and starred in three productions (“Supa SnH Plus Liqour”, “Childhood Dreams & Fairytale Queens” and “Clause & Effect: A Christmas Obsession”) which have also featured an array of Australian burlesque, cabaret and circus performers. “Childhood Dreams” was also taken to Sydney and Canberra, both of which sold out, and there are plans for more cities in the very near future! Her latest show, Power Pussies, has sold out every month since launching in Melbourne, sold out in Canberra and packed out the house in Sydney with Brisbane soon to come.
Sophie deLightful looks forward to bringing something fresh and exciting to your event, and is excited to have the opportunity to expand her unique brand of cabaret-burlesque into the festival space. Packing a punch with her vocals as much as her wit, she'll turn your favourite lullaby to a seething cesspool of sin and debauchery. Or just sing about farts.
As an artist, Sophie deLightful believes in burlesque and cabaret as an empowering force in adult entertainment, and her role is purely the middle lady. By allowing the stream of consciousness to flow between music, art and collective minds, she is facilitating the growth of belief and strength within every single person that sits in front of me. If she, as a performer, manages to break through to that glorious being that resides in all of us, then she has done her job. Let the beauty shine!