All together now! The theme of Calgary Pride 2017 couldn’t be anymore fitting for us at Twisted Element! With a sponsorship and the official afterparty of Pride, we’re proud and excited to be apart of Calgary’s LGBTQ community.
The SHOW! (Upstairs at 10pm)
The body is here B*******! TRINITY “THE TUCK” TAYLOR, known for having the best tuck in the business, is a drag queen who’s roots start in Birmingham, Alabama. This body illusion extraordinaire has won more than 20 pageantry titles, including national entertainer of the year 2014 and miss national renaissance 2016. As a former fembot she traveled the world as a backup dancer for one of the most successful 1980’s leading group singers, Andy Bell from Erasure.
“I’M THE MOTHER-TUCKER
WHAT CAN I SAY?!”
On March 24th 2017 Trinity had her worldwide debut on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race when it aired internationally. Competing against 13 other powerhouse queens, she climbed her way up week by week to fight for the crown while showcasing her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. The Ninth season of Drag Race became the highest watched season of Drag Race at it’s time of airing, but it was Trinity’s southern charm that solidified her as a breakout star.
Kidd Madonny is no ordinary DJ. But then again, there’s nothing ordinary about Kidd at all.
Though his name might suggest it, Kidd is no newbie to the entertainment industry. His humble beginnings as a go-go boy later morphed into visual artistry as he coupled his performances with elaborate, eye-catching costumes. That design talent expanded & Kidd began decorating the venues he performed in, transforming them into his own unique worlds. Eventually, all those elements evolved into his own design & production company that continues to thrive under Kidd’s creative direction.
Throughout those two plus decades, Kidd’s love of music grew as he gained an appreciation for what those behind the turntables could do. The insatiable need to feed his creative bug motivated him to learn & master the skills of a well-rounded DJ. In 2006, he made his debut.
Ten years later Kidd’s DJ resume reads like an international “it” guide. Spanning across North America, Europe & even international waters, it includes the hottest nightclubs, powerhouse promoters, A-List events & icons in the fashion industry. No surprise that he’s sought ought by an eclectic clientele. While he describes his sound as a high energy blend of vocals, progressive house, electro & the all-important tribal sprinkled with a little bit of “disco house remixes”, his abilities aren’t summarized with cookie cutter labels. Kidd is a chameleon when he steps into the DJ booth, channeling his music savvy into the perfect sound for each event he spins.
The most important element, though, is fun. Kidd loves nothing more than a packed dance floor filled with an enthusiastic crowd. He includes himself in that grouping as the main person you should always see moving for the simple reason that, “If you don’t see me dancing, why would you be?”
But dancing isn’t all Kidd does. His creative bug isn’t content with just an auditory outlet & here is where his Renaissance man persona comes into play. Kidd is a virtual one man show throughout his set. He performs at various times, complete with costume changes, lasers, lights & crowd interaction as he hands out samples of his Kidd Madonny merchandise. All of this is done against the backdrop of a unique décor installation that Kidd not only designs, but sets up himself before the event begins.
Yet as much as a bio can try & describe Kidd’s creative chops, the truth is that words really don’t do him justice. The best way to understand what Kidd is all about is experience it yourself. Here are a few places to get a taste of his talents:
TWISTED UNDERGROUND: INFERNO with DJ Del Stamp
From his start commanding dance floors in Newfoundland, Del Stamp made his mark as the resident DJ for Liberace at Celebrities nightclub in Vancouver BC.
Most notably known among the burly, the scantily clad hairy folk of the gay communities across North America Del has leant his big room anthemic sound to promoters like Bearracuda, Prism, and TFD presents.
Del is a personality that demands a pant dropping good time, from drag shows to more salacious sweaty nights at the Pumpjack, he is sure to lube the party with his music. Known to some as the “Kanye West” of the Vancouver Drag scene, Del’s parties are a place for body worship and raw animal needs.
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