Q&A: Rouge Foncé

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Q&A: Rouge Foncé


What’s your name then? Oh. And the name of your event?

Sarah from Rouge Foncé. We’re launching our single launch at The Curtin on Saturday November 12.

And what do you do?

I play drums in Rouge Foncé. We bring dark, seductive rock to the Melbourne music scene. We have a burlesque vibe, and the sexy burlesque dancer, Kerryx, performs regularly with us.

When did you start doing that?

We formed and had our first gig in 2009.

Why did you start doing that?

We decided that we would really like to get dressed up in fancy burlesque-type clothes and entertain people, but none of us were willing to learn how to dance, so we decided to form a band instead.

Do you think you’re good at doing that?

Hell yes. We have heaps of fun doing it, anyway!

If you weren’t doing that, what would you be doing?

If we absolutely couldn’t make music together, we’d just have to bite the bullet and learn how to dance.

What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

Performing is a complete buzz, and we all love that. We’ve got to play with some great bands too. Personally, I’m just really happy to be hanging out with the other band members – they are all awesome people and very talented musicians.

And what makes you unhappiest about what you’re doing?

Being poor. Making music is more expensive than I think a lot of people realise!

What’s your proudest moment of doing what you do?

We played at a fundraising gig in a church a while back. Despite the fact that we “toned down” the sexiness and offensive language, we managed to clear out all of the old people in the first five minutes. That was pretty awesome.

When are you doing your thing next?

We’re launching our single, Devious Eyes at The Curtin Hotel on Saturday November 12 with support from The Indigo Children, The Harlequin Chapter, and Swerve. Burlesque noir Kerryx will also be performing.