I recently had the hypnotic experience of enjoying a performance of Dizzy at the Spring Hill Hotel. Dizzy - imagine a young Elvis Costello - started the show with electric music from a Latino DJ and two warm up performers, one a quirky magician and the other an exotic dancer. Quite a mix for a Saturday night.
But the show belonged to Dizzy who engaged with the audience, walking out amongst them and made us all part of the nights entertainment…even inducing a few into a trance.
Dizzy experimented with several willing participants who volunteered to be on stage and were told to close their eyes and concentrate on his voice and imaginative instructions. One moment they were seemingly awake but with the wave of a hand they were asleep finding a pillow on a stranger's shoulder.
Dizzy ended up with four who were fully hypnotised and in a deep trance. It was here the nights entertainment really began. The four were put through a range of humorous but tasteful activities.
Even though the activities were predictable they were still never the less side-splittingly funny. The new stage stars were soon tapping away at an imaginary typewriter or opening their favourite toy on Christmas day…and the dismay when there were no batteries in the toys! Then they were strutting their stuff on the catwalk or dancing with their favourite celebrity.
Dizzy is a regular on the Brisbane circuit and if you ever get the chance to see him, or require an entertainer for your party – a great one for a wedding night - or corporate gig, Dizzy comes highly recommended. He has a repertoire that includes magic as well as hypnosis. More details at www.dizzymagic.com.au
The Spring Hill Hotel has a function room which acts as a great venue for cabaret in a small, intimate space reminiscent of an '70's club…but good retro! The drinks were a reasonable price and the on-street parking was good for a Saturday night. It's located at 100 Leichardt Street Spring Hill and the website is www.springhillhotel.net.au