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Sado Opera (RUS GER)

The Guardian: “Queer Russian theatrical disco troupe SADO OPERA are all saucy, big-hearted joy.” BBC MUSIC: "Incredibly flamboyant electro-funk pop group. The queer party band with no borders" Billboard: “The extravagant group, in full makeup completely dazzled The Great Escape crowd.” ///////////////// Berlin-based queer band famed for extravagant and risqué live shows. Inspired by Parliament Funkadelic, Prince and Liberace, SADO OPERA hail from St. Petersburg. Now based in Berlin, this queer collective has become one of the city’s most provocative and eccentric music imports. The legendary US talk show host Conan O’Brien selected SADO OPERA as a musical symbol of Berlin and joined them onstage for his TV special about the German capital. The resident band of Wilde Renate – one of Berlin’s most notorious nightclubs –SADO OPERA also play shows across Europe, spreading their message of unrestrained, gender-fluid love. Their songs offer a mix of disco, boogie and electro-funk fused into a high energy live show experience. Played at THE GREAT ESCAPE (UK) **** SZIGET **** MELT **** REEPERBAHN **** FUSION full list here: DER TAGESSPIEGEL: Surprisingly new sound in Berlin’s musical landscape. Queer and kinky, high-energy flawless electro-pop number. KALTBLUT: Looking like a fairytale mix of Kiss and Army of Lovers. Their shows contain fun, dancing, good music and ridiculous amount energy. INDIE MAG: One of Berlin’s craziest and most expressive bands on the front line of the underground scene.