Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Practically Royalty, 15th Aug 2015

I'm excited to share this new show with London, this Summer. It's going to be a totally unhinged mixture of songs and spiel, working a very acidic character angle into a satirical froth. I shall unveil a new vision for England, guided of course, by voices from the other side.Don't ask, just come and bear witness.

Photo by Bruce Atherton and Jana Chiellino

It's 2015, take a look around; the country is in tatters, barbarians are at the borders of Europe, and you can't get a decent soy latte for under £3.50. The only person who can save us from ourselves is cabaret starlet and neoliberal sweetheart La JohnJoseph. Half despot-in-waiting, half hostess trolley and all glamour, La JohnJoseph is the thinking man's social climber. A toxic mix of the Empress Agrippina and Hyacinth Bucket, prepare yourself for a blisteringly satirical, deliciously malicious political agenda, as La JohnJoseph takes the welfare state in-hand once and for all, and makes Britain great again! More delusional than Nigel Farage and more duplicitous than all the members of the cabinet combined, La JohnJoseph is here to better you, whether you want it or not.

TKTS HERE: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/la-john-joseph-practically-ro-91358

‘Surely the artistic love child of William Blake and Penny Arcade...what is very clear is that this is a star is in the making and he knows it’ The Stage

‘An icon in the making’ Time Out

‘A non-stop explosion of individual personality’ The List

Thursday, March 26, 2015

You Are Boring!

Here's an extract from Vika Kirchenbauer's film, "You Are Boring!" in which I cement my status as an icon of underground European experimental art house cinema. The full meisterwerk should be unveiled any minute now.

YOU ARE BORING! - Vika Kirchenbauer (2015) _2D excerpt: Mysti + La JohnJoseph from Vika Kirchenbauer on Vimeo.

I had the most wonderful time rehearsing and filming this, everybody involved was adorable and inspiring, and I really felt the reverberations of working on this for a long time. It was such an intellectually rigorous, emotionally sensitive production, and we were all spoilt terribly with incredible food and a fair amount of cuddles throughout the proceedings. I can't wait to see the whole film!

Friday, March 13, 2015


He's done it again! The third single from my identical twin brother, Alexander Geist, came out this week on New Pangea Records.

Rather uniquely, the single is released as a handwritten love letter, to be mailed out to fans across the globe, complete with a photograph and download code. Naturally the press are just wild about it!

Out There write that Geist, "Seems to have truly come of age, bringing a slick sound and arresting video," and have a tasty little interview with him here.

Lujon claim that he, "Inexorably manages to conjure an incredibly visual soundscape," in their feature, which you can read here.

Queer Music TV are also showcasing the video here.

But the icing on the cake is really this piece from QX magazine, which goes as far as saying, "With a broken heart and a panther's growl... 'Malediction' is a queer pop ballad for the mephedrone generation." And even I get a mention in the article above Geist's review - how nice!

You can order your handwritten love-letter from Alexander via www.alexandergeist.com or get the download from New Pangea.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LAMBDA Literary nomination

Oh my good Garfield! My debut novel has been nominated in the Best Transgender Fiction category at the Lambda Literary Awards! I'm really thrilled, bemused and flattered to be nominated, I don't know quite what to do with this picnic of feelings. But rest assured that should I win I will be taking that Oscar to bed with me FULL JOAN style!

Congratulations to the other nominees :) You can see the full list of nominations here: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/04/the-27th-annual-lambda-literary-award-finalists/