Man-of-many-talents Brendan Maclean (pictured) will appear as half of the world’s first gay pop duet this weekend and then debate the merits and pitfalls of fag-haggery next week as Sydney’s set for two exciting LGBT fundraisers.
Live on stage at Saturday’s annual Aurora Dinner at the Town Hall will be a special collaboration between Maclean, Nathan Hudson and music producer Paulmac.
Amaze! This Saturday at Aurora in Town Hall: Me & Nathan from Faker premiere what may be the world’s first gay duet! Written by Paul Mac!!!— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) June 19, 2012
The three gay musicians will perform their new track ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ from Paulmac’s forthcoming untitled album.
“The song ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ is possibly the world’s first gay pop duet,” says Paulmac. “It’s fun and, we’ve had a lot of fun putting this number together especially for the Aurora event.”
The Titanic-themed event will also feature the grandeur and elegance of the great ballroom, to the debauchery of the crew cabins, right down the depths of the ocean floor, say the Aurora crew. Guests will climb aboard to discover high society, Captains and heroes, sailors and stowaways, mermaids, sharks and – of course – that iceberg.
And as part of Sydney’s Pride Festival, next Wednesday’s Great Debate fundraiser will also feature Maclean among the line-up of comedians tackling the fun topic of “fag hags and fruit flies – trash or treasure?”
The ACON-fundraising event will ask: “Are straight mates the perfect homo-cessaries? Or are they lazy sextra-terrestrial cling-ons that need to straighten up and fly right? And with the mainstreaming of gay and lesbian culture, are these homo honeys a help or a hindrance to maintaining a queer ID?”
Writers and comedians Wendy Harmer, Joel Creasey, Felicity Ward, Rebecca De Unamuno, Dan Ilic and Verushka Darling will speak to the topic at the hilarious-sounding event.