Bertie Page Clinic is spangles and glam, punk and transvestite, stiletto heels sharp as scalpels, station wagons, lyricism, grand eloquence and infernal vocal exercises, a hot, guttural sound which could burn a hole in your crotch!” Headsucker, Rennes, France 2010
Bertie Page Clinic is the perverted child of burlesque and classic rock, led in a flurry of fur, feathers and fornication by Australian cabaret star Bertie Page. Their witty works combine the best elements of yacht rock, punk rock and poodle rock, pulled off with a Jim Steinman flair. Since 2009 the Clinic has been playing venues and festivals all over Australia and the world, from London to Berlin, Amsterdam to Paris. In 2011 they were kicked out of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for being too loud and too naked, and with that a new album was born.
Released through French underground rock label Beast Records, the band’s second long player “Too Loud Too Naked” features ten tracks that weave a path from exotic strip clubs, to blue-collar worksites. On this tortuous journey we meet a burlesque bitch, a sultry stripper, a hungry kitty, and even 1950s leading man Robert Mitchum.
Bertie Page Clinic have just returned from a three week tour of Europe where they launched their new album. The album won’t hit Australian shores until late 2013 but in the meantime the band are hitting the road in August to release their new single “One Swan Pond”. It’s a biting, spitting little minx of a tune aimed squarely at those swimming in the shallow end of the arts pool.