What kind of entertainment can you expect on a Brand g cruise?
In a word: Divas and DJ’s!
While the entertainment naturally varies based on the specific cruise, we always bring on our own special guests beyond what the ship provides.
Divas like the bawdy queen of cabaret, Amy Armstrong and her pianist prince, Freddy Allen. Chances are, you’d have to be living in a bomb shelter with Kimmy Schmidt not to know Amy & Freddy, the smash hit duo who perform in NYC, LA, Chicago, Palm Springs, P-Town, Puerto Vallarta and just about anywhere else a gay person has uttered the word fabulous. And – alongside the hilarious drag diva Miss Conception – they’re headlining our Prague & Danube cruise, August 11-20.
If Amy didn’t have such a big, sensational voice, and the incredible, super versatile Freddy as her pianist/arranger, she could have had a career as a standup comedian. She’ll have you crying with laughter; and then, when she sings some song like Fifty Percent or Old Friend, just simply crying.
Wear waterproof mascara.
Another Brand g favorite is the incredible Ann Hampton Callaway. If you haven’t seen her at venues like 54 Below in New York or Disney Concert Hall in LA, you need to surrender your gay card. Ann is one of the most gifted singer/songwriters working today. She has written songs for and with Barbra Streisand, the Cole Porter estate and Carole King, among others; and with her velvet-and-jagged-glass voice, is considered one of the foremost interpreters of the great American songbook.
If her singing doesn’t make you fall in love all over again, see your doctor. ‘Cause there be somethin’ wrong with your heart.
Then, last but hardly least, is the queen of Puerto Vallarta cabaret, that Canadian chanteuse and female delusionist extraordinaire, Miss Conception. Miss C should provide incontinence pads before her shows, because her act – a cavalcade of Broadway and pop divas – will make you pee.
A star who resides in the pantheon of top drag divas like Varla Jean Merman and Miss Richfield, Miss Conception will be appearing on our summer Danube cruise with Amy & Freddy.*
* Brand g accepts no responsibility if the ship explodes from the sheer force of these talents.
But Brand g isn’t just about divas.
On cruises like our masted sailing adventures, we bring on DJ’s like the super popular Bryan Craft, spinning hits for a top deck white party.
One of the great advantages to a Brand g river cruise is that these performers are frequently on the entire cruise with us. So you have the opportunity to get to know them offstage, as well. Having lunch with Amy and Freddy, taking a shore excursion with Ann Hampton Callaway, or enjoying a late-night drink with Kevin Levesque (aka Miss Conception) turns Brand g guests from fans into stalkers.
In the good way.
Contributing editor: Eric Poole
Photos by: Troy Bermel