Imagine a room full of rubber, leather, pup, lycra, cotton and any other gear you can think of. Add Broadway showtunes. Add songbooks. Add a cast of guest singers from our own fetish community, aided by a core team of experienced singers on stage. Add laughter, frivolity and being able to make new friends. Add the opportunity to raise funds for charity. All coming together in a safe, welcoming environment. That’s Geartunes Live!
+ Andrew Holt (producer)
+ Ben Davidson
+ Stevio Blackheart
+ Chris Hibbert
+ t.b.a. in 2022
|ANDREW HOLT – You may recognise Andrew as Mr Rubber UK 2019, but it doesn’t end there! Andrew has been performing on stage for over 25 years, including 1000 Cruise Ship performances, multiple solo summer cabaret seasons across Europe, festival appearances, corporate events, studio work, and most recently his online cabaret series “The Cocktail Hour”, which gained over 30,000 views. He also performed at the Leeds Arena in 2019, which is his proudest moment to date. Geartunes Live is Andrew’s fundraising project as part of his Mr Rubber UK title, so far producing 7 shows, and raising over £4,500 for UK LGBTQ+ charities. Andrew can’t wait to produce the show for Darklands.|
|BEN DAVIDSON – Ben is a hugely talented chart-topping singer, songwriter and producer, based in the UK. He has performed his music at iconic venues including Wembley Arena, Earls Court and the SCC Arena. His debut album “No One Knows” hit the UK top 45 on the iTunes chart, and his solo singles have been number one hits on various iTunes Charts around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Israel, and Australia to name a few. Ben joined the Geartunes team in early 2020 and has performed in 4 of the shows since. His natural presence, talent, (and cheekiness) definitely heats up the room, just wait and see!|
|STEVIO BLACKHART – This 27-year-old leatherman living in Milan, is something of an icon. Please welcome…. Mr Leather Europe! Stevio says “When the fetish community took my hand, it was one of the best things that happened in my life, because the Internet couldn’t show me how warm people within the community could be. I met so many people that changed my life forever, and I will bring some of them in my heart for my entire life. I’m Mr Leather Europe 2020-2021 and my mission is to bring more young people to the fetish community by showing the warm and friendly side of it.” Stevio says he loves singing in the shower, so get the hot water ready… he’s about to make a big splash with his Geartunes debut, and we can’t wait to welcome him onto our stage.|
|CHRIS HIBBERT – Geartunes Live regulars will immediately recognise Chris, who performed in nearly all of the UK shows during the first 2019-20 season. Chris says he started singing before he could talk, and from there, the world was his stage! He’s performed on the West End stage in London, and venues across the UK, and even a trip to Nashville in the USA. Chris says, “I have always sung for the joy of singing, and there’s nothing better then a West End classic to get you yum-pa-paing together! I also love perfoming ballads, dance, and country music too.” Chris can’t wait to be back at Darklands with the Geartunes team, and to sing his heart out on stage with us.|
Everyone with access to the Darklands daytime festival can join the show. We also offer premium table seating with the best view on the stage. These seats are sold to collect money for charity. All the profit from ticket sales will be donated to the WR1 Foundation, collecting money for the titleholders travel fund and charity at Darklands.
Show producer Andrew Holt is looking for 10 – 12 guest singers from all over the world. If you would like to join us on stage and sing for charity then fill out the form below. Andrew will get in touch with you soon and select our stage stars.