Interview with Peter & Bambi Heaven

In the run up to Voice's latest coverage of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we have dozens of interviews with performers like magical Australian duo Peter and Bambi Heaven, who we'll be seeing up there.

Interview with Peter & Bambi Heaven

Firstly, could you introduce yourself, and give a quick summary of your show?

Peter and Bambi Heaven, the triple threat; magic, dancing and more magic! Imagine if David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer were from Australia's Gold Coast, now roll them in sequins, set them on fire and you're almost there.

What is your earliest arts memory?

Probably watching a martial arts karate show at the Corakai show in 1986. This bloke broke bloody ice with his head! I was totally hooked.

What first encouraged you to become a performer?

When I saw David Copperfield in Vegas back in 92 I thought this is what I want to do, bloody great stuff.

Do you remember your first professional performance, and how did it go?

I was hired as a roving entertainer at Hollywood on the Gold Coast, I had to wear a Speedy Gonzales suit in thirty six degrees heat, I don't remember much.

What do you feel is the best thing about your job?

Mate, bloody everything. It's just a dream come true, travelling all over Australia and doing shows with Bambi, living the dream mate.

Conversely, what is the worst?

There is actually nothing bad about the job, I just love it mate.

How do you decide whether or not a show has gone well?

I don't decide mate, I just know. Before I go out there I make a decision to do a bloody great job and that's what I do.

If you could work with anybody, dead or alive, who would you choose to collaborate with?

I'd have really liked to do a performance with David Copperfield, he was a big hero of mine, so versatile really sad that he's gone.

What made you want to come to Edinburgh Festival Fringe?

To be honest, we had a big run of shows in West Australia that fell through after a locust invasion and we just needed to fill our calendar.

Is performing at EdFringe different from 'traditional' shows?

Look I've never done shows here before but I don't think so. People are people and they just want to have a good time.

If you could travel back in time and give 16 year-old you one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don't marry Sheree Jamieson, she was a god damn nightmare.

What advice would you give to young people who want to enter the industry?

Listen to your elders and work hard. I didn't get where I am today because I was a smart ass with his pants hanging around his knees, shut your goddam mouth and listen for a change.

Do you have social media that our readers can follow you on?

Yeah, we're on that bloody Facebook thing, Peter and Bambi Heaven

Where can people catch your show during EdFringe?

They can catch us every night except the 15th in the Piccolo at 10:30pm at the Assembly George Square Gardens.


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