Dusty Limits

Dusty Limits

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Dusty Limits, also known as Dorian Black, is a singer, comic, actor, writer and director and one of the most celebrated figures on the 'new cabaret' scene. He performs everything from Cole Porter to Portishead, Tom Lehrer to Tom Waits, along with his own compelling original songs written with long-time collaborator Michael Roulston, which explore themes of mortality, addiction and the futility of love. Usually for laughs. Based in London, he has performed at cabarets and clubs around the world, in New York, Berlin and Dublin, all over the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

For Corporate

Dusty Limit's skill and savoir faire both as a cabaret performer and as a compere are second to none. He will perform for private parties and corporate events, including weddings and civil partnerships, while never compromising his distinctive edge.

He works as a host and MC, as well as performing in cabaret with his own pianist or a small band.

'The compere without compare.' (The Stage)

Dusty has previously performed and hosted for corporate clients including:

Oasis; The Dirty Red Ball; Shoreditch House; The Dana Centre; White Mischief; Torture Garden; Erotica 2007 and 2008; The British Travel Association; Oxford Brookes; Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society; Prime Focus; Vinopolis; 3/Purple; The Whoopee Club; Jones Lang Lasalle; Bonobo Presents; and many more.

'If Weimar cabaret could walk and talk, we'd be calling it Dusty Limits.' (Time Out, London)

He has appeared in cabaret and hosted burlesque and cabaret shows at venues across the UK and worldwide, including:

The Met Bar; Kabaret; The RVT; Cafe de Paris; Soho Revue Bar; The Shadow Lounge; The Cafe Royal; Volupte; The Pigalle; The Green Carnation (all in London); The Spiegeltents in Brighton, Dublin and New York; The Hanbury Club, Brighton; The Bongo Club, Edinburgh; The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh; The Tassel Club, Dublin; The Sugar Club, Dublin; Joe's Pub, New York; The Living Room, New York; Don't Tell Mama's, New York; Glastonbury Festival 2007; Latitude Festival 2006 and 2008; and many more.

'The best MC at the Fringe, by a country mile' (The Scotsman)

Note that Dusty's material is exclusively intended for a sophisticated, liberal-minded audience.

For Clubs and Burlesque events

Dusty Limits is a singer, comedian and drunken raconteur and one of the leading figures on the 'new cabaret' scene. He made his European debut in 1999, and since then has graced numerous stages from London to Dublin to Berlin to New York, where he was described by cabaret legend Steve Ross as 'a superior, singular artist'. He sings everything from Cole Porter to Portishead, from satire to chansons, often with the words changed. He also sings original songs, frequently with macabre and darkly comic themes.

With his three-octave vocal range and often quirky song choices, he has surprised and delighted cabaret audiences in venues from the world-famous Don't Tell Mama and Joe's Pub in New York, to the Brisbane International Cabaret Festival. He is also an instantly recognisable figure on the contemporary burlesque scene, and was the 2007 winner of the Ministry of Burlesque Awards for both Best Male Singer and Best Male Performer. Dusty is much in demand as a compere and has hosted shows throughout the UK. He also works as an actor (both stage and film), writer and director.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.