To live deliciously

Event Description

Dost thou dare to live deliciously? Would it frighten you?

Do you fear the depths of hell? Yet what cost for contentment?

Only by staring into the abyss do we find truth.

To live deliciously is the queer exploration of self and why we find ourselves delving into the underworld to find acceptance. Witness a heartfelt homage to the red baddy downstairs. As grandma used to say you go to heaven for the weather and hell for the company and we would all rather be having a smoke with Judy garland than shaking hands with some clean winged daddy’s boy.

Vibrate in symphonic hellish bops as ÚMBRIEL (James Halloran) and Sellma Soul return from the closet to present Brisbane’s first ride to hell as they sing hits from Kate Bush, Bjork, Tori Amos and many more.

Featuring CULT the fiendish big band straight from the goats lounge room!

My dears, I dare you!

A special festival collaboration between JAMES HALLORAN and SELLMA SOUL…


Thursday October 15

8:00 pm to 10:20 pm

The Outpost


The Outpost

8 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

About the Artists

Photography by Jade Ellis


"ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse based in Brisbane, Australia. Once described as “Like Enya on Steroids”, this flamboyant being is  guaranteed to seduce you into their strange, other-world where string quartets battle industrial synthesizers, all held together with a voice that is incandescent in its ability to grow, to strike, to pierce, and to mend, surrendering into vivid and emotive expression.

With influences spanning from Nina simone, to Kate Bush and Bjork, ÚMBRIEL blends orchestral theatricality, erotic depth, and pop appeal with industrial grit. ÚMBRIEL is a musician and performer whose process and work participates within myriad modalities and styles. This is freak-pop by genre, unsettled by its context, strident in its content.

"Industrial percussive thuds frame the delicate swirling of piano, bells and electrifying harmonies as ÚMBRIEL‘s voice wanders from lustful sighing to carnal cries, a theatrical and hyper-sexual slice of sonic brilliance.” - Happy Mag

ÚMBRIEL is a liminal being, an artist that seeks an intimacy with the Shining Ones, becoming a hollow bone to channel stories from the other side."


Sellma Soul Aka Ethan Watson. 

Sellma Soul is Brisbane’s most eccentric drag queen. Recently bursting onto national television Sellma has introduced herself as the queen of the big bald, beautiful and weird. In 2011 she interned with harvest rain now Hayward studios where she first got a taste for musical theatre she slowly slipped down that glorious dirty and accepting slope of cabaret where she discovered all things alternative...Well the rest is trash and sprinkles of high glamour.

General Admission – Cabaret Table Seating only
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start time
COVID-Safe restrictions in place
Licensed Bar available in the venue

Related Events

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Friday November 6

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

STARRING ANTHONY MARA More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years. The singer/songwriter not only has fascinating stories behind his music, but also compelling stories behind the man himself. More…

Gladstone Entertainment & Convention Centre

Saturday October 31

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Are you a Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, or Dr Frank-N-Furter? Dress up as your favourite character from the 1970s cult classic and revel in their bizarre and unforgettable evening at the mansion. More…

Gladstone Entertainment & Convention Centre

Tuesday October 27

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Award-winning six-piece group MZAZA provides Balkan and French sounds for sophisticated folk lovers around the world. Led by enchanting French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, these incredible musicians from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, France and Australia will mesmerise you with inspired performances and draw you into a world that knows no borders. More…