A comedy cabaret one-woman extravaganza, featuring the world class vocals and catchy melodies of award-winning, chart topping Canadian Shirley Gnome. Delight in a blend of biting satirical country/pop originals and darkly hilarious cover song reinventions, tackling topics as heavy as the #MeToo movement and as light as granny panties. Her newest hour is an exploration of what it means to say no, challenging the absurdity of western society’s cultural norms with smarts, silliness, sass and swears. Unapologetically femme, empowering, uplifting, smart and hilarious. Make sure to wear a pad, because you’re gonna leak a little.
Shirley Gnome is a consummate musician and a prolific lyricist and story-teller. Colliding original country/pop/rock music with comedy, story-telling, and fearless theatrical character work, Gnome challenges restrictive norms around sex and human nature. Her masterful musicianship and gifted theatrical talent creates accessibility to a wide range of audience while her honest and frank delivery of challenging material cultivates deep and impactful relationships with them.
She will be releasing her fifth album in the fall of 2019 with national and international touring in 2020. The new album remains rooted in topics around human sexuality but also expands its view to include broader contemporary concerns and choices around womanhood. Gnome’s artistic practice encompasses a long history of supportive collaborative performance and touring with a diverse range of artists. She regularly performs benefit events for a wide range of groups representing women’s rights, LGBTQ awareness and other sex positive/human rights groups and individuals.