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The-GuardianStalkers, fat girls and murder: listen again to the lyrics of your favourite pop songs, Guardian Australia, 14 April 2015
When a song like Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines or Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me is released, feminists around the world are usually up in arms. Not so cabaret group Lady Sings It Better. “When one of those songs comes out that’s really offensive, everyone else is just angry,” says artistic director Maeve Marsden. “We’re angry, but we also schedule a rehearsal.”

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Lady Sings it Better gives sexy pop songs a feminist spin, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2015
The women of Lady Sings It Better – [Libby] Wood, [Maeve] Marsden, Annaliese Szota and Fiona Pearson – bring a mix of classical voice training and music theatre chops to the stage. Vocal prowess is at the forefront, though the emphasis is on humour – with a point. “The underlying purpose of all this silliness is to expose the misogyny that’s in a lot of pop culture,” says Marsden. “Some genres of music are aggressively misogynistic, but you also hear a lot of more subtle messages reinforcing the idea that women are more attractive when they’re being weak or submissive.”

 

Lady Sings it BetterLady Sings it Better Reveal Comedy Gold in Robin Thicke, Usher and Tom Jones, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August 2014
Beyond the feminist message and comedy, the group simply love music.  At any given moment, they slip into live harmony. Blurred Lines, which the Ladies mix with Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack “for a delightful sexual-slavery themed number” is given a melodic impromptu airing.”

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Daily Review logoPlaylist: Maeve Marsden, Daily Review, 10 July 2014
“Maeve Marsden is one quarter and director of hit comedy-cabaret group Lady Sings it Better. The four women are known for taking on the music of men and rearranging and reimagining the songs, finding the sexist, bizarre and outright hilarious notes.”

 

 

Women's Agenda logoRobin Thicke is a repeat offender, but he’s definitely not alone, opinion piece by Maeve Marsden, for the Women’s Agenda, 4 July 2014
“I don’t know of many people who grow up dreaming of singing songs about aggressive sexual encounters to crowds of smiling people. It’s mainly just me… and Robin Thicke. As a cabaret singer who builds each performance around the most misogynist, offensive and downright ridiculous songs written by men, Thicke’s latest antics are a creative goldmine.”

the-arts-hub-logoMaeve Marsden, profiled on ArtsHub, February 14 2013
“Producer, director and performer in her own cabaret shows, owner in a production company and working a full time job in communications and marketing, Maeve Marsden has certainly got a lot on her plate.”

 

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Male Songs Mashed Up, articles on Gay News Network about our Sydney Mardi Gras season, February 4 2013
“For the fourth year running, Lady Sings It Better returns to the Blackcat Lounge at Mardi Gras 2013.

ArtsHub WinnerLady Sings it Better win ArtsHub Awards (People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice) for Best Emerging Company
“The feisty female cabaret group have a growing fan base, proving it last year when they played to large crowds at their month-long Edinburgh Fringe season, including headline gigs and a guest spot at the famous Speigeltent.”

“Lady Sings It Better was the big winner at the ArtsHub Awards 2012, scooping up both the Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards for Emerging group or small company.”

Why they won, article about 2012 ArtsHub award winners
“Teaming misogynist pop music with cabaret is an interesting and cheeky concept executed with talent and flair by blackcat productions. Their ambition to tour eleven emerging artists to Edinburgh was immense, and the fact that they achieved it and did so well while performing in the Fringe is an impressive testament to the hard work and talent of the group.”

Interview on Radio Adelaide’s The Big F, 28 February 2011