Rough romp through the world of music clips

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Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Burly Irishman Dave Callan may not look like a seasoned dancer about to fervently take audiences on a journey through the best-known music videos of all time, but this is exactly the point of his show, which opens in the Live Lighter Busselton Fringe on February 28.

Dave Callan in Every Video Clip Ever features numbers from 1975- 2018, performed by skilled back-up dancers and starring Callan, who takes centrestage as he morphs from Madonna to Mariah Carey, Beyonce to Braithwaite.

Featuring the best of his previous performances, A Little Less Conversation 1, 2 and 3, it is fitting that Busselton’s first taste of Callan’s unique sense of humour and style is a show that combines his best loved acts of the past into one crammed hour of dancing, lip-syncing and comedy.

“The basic joke is the fact that I’m a big hairy guy doing sassy and complex hip-hop,” Callan said.

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“We haven’t toured it regionally yet ... but there’s lots of material in A Little Less Conversation that we weren’t quite ready to say ‘goodbye’ to and we’ll be bringing that to Busselton.”

Despite the rise of online entertainment, Callan remained confident live performances would remain popular for audiences everywhere.

“There’s nothing quite the same as seeing a live show with other people ... and being part of those random interactions that are hard to recreate,” he said.

“It’s the off-the-cuff and spur- of-the-moment stuff that’s a special kind of magic.”

Dave Callan in Every Music Video Clip Ever premieres on February 28 at 8.30pm and there are two further shows on March 1 and 2.

See the Busselton Fringe website for ticket information.

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