Cult British musical cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies are bringing their unique live experience to London in May.
The group’s only London concert band dates of the year will take place from May 13th to 18th 2014 at the Wonderground venue, a beautiful spiegeltent setting on the South Bank, next to the London Eye.
Fans have been told to expect “songs both old and new” as the act celebrate 25 years of their truly extraordinary music.
Formed back in 1989 by singer-songwriter Martyn Jacques, the group are often credited with being the founding fathers of Brechtian punk cabaret. Their sound fuses the ambience of pre-war Berlin with the gritty edge of punk, making for a live show like no other.
They have been described by the Independent as “a provocative and avant garde three-piece band that combines cabaret, vaudeville, music hall and street theatre”.
Their five-night stint at the Wonderground comes off the back of last year’s sold out Ancient Mariner show at the South Bank.
For the new concert series, The Tiger Lillies will unveil what the promoters describe as “a whole host of new, dark, depraved songs”, while drawing on “classic recordings” such as Shockkheaded Peter – the track that set the band well on their way to becoming one of the world’s leading avant garde acts.
“The Tiger Lillies never cease to shock, surprise and entertain,” the organisers added.
Tickets for the Wonderground shows are on sale now, ranging in price from £14 to £15.50.
Cabaret lovers planning a stay in the capital to coincide with one of the shows should book a room at the Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch.
This five-star boutique hotel is located at the top of Park Lane and offers excellent transport links, with the South Bank situated just a 20-minute journey away on the London Underground’s Jubilee Line.