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Sapphira & Emilio Merone

A dynamic jazz duo, Sapphira & Emilio Merone share more than mutual love of beautiful music, they are professional performers dedicated to creating world class shows. Australian born singer/songwriter Sapphira has been performing jazz and burlesque for 23 years. Attracting the support of Sir Richard Branson and being sketched by famous painter Sir Charles Billich, she has performed at prestigious venues worldwide. She is the founder of the Ibiza Burlesque Festival and offers sound healing sessions as certified Soul Voice® Practitioner.

The joint collaboration with one of Italy’s supreme pianists Emilio Merone is a reflection of unsurpassed quality. A celebrated music producer & piano player, Emilio Merone has taught in the best conservatoriums  & toured extensively with his group MAD Trio counting Jaguar, Land Rover and Barclays Bank among his corporate clientele.

Emilio Merone, Sapphira & Tonestepa (Photo: Lara Blake Photography)

DJ Tonestepa

Enhance the performance with DJ Tonestepa of 30 years experience, he can get the party started to suit any occasion. Tonestepa has a long legacy in the music industry. From touring worldwide and playing with his own band, Psalmistry, he has scope with live performances, album production and sound engineering as a diverse DJ/music producer.

Having rubbed shoulders with Smith and Mighty, Kosheen, Portishead and personally produced the likes of Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield, Sapphira plus singer/songwriters and bands across all genres,

Only Melbourne Show – Piano & Voice – Sat 18th Nov

Photo: Lara Blake Photography

  • Acoustic preview of the Mistress album by Melbourne born but London based burlesque artist and singer/songwriter, Sapphira

  • Intimate stories including meeting Sir Richard Branson

  • Accompaniment by Rory Clark on piano, an incomparable talent!

  • Fresh from debuting her album at the Ibiza Burlesque Festival in Spain, this is the only show being performed by Sapphira in Melbourne so do not miss this opportunity.
    Click here for tickets

#BurlesqueAPeel – World Record Attempt – Mental Health Awareness

Sapphira’s Showgirls and Ibiza Burlesque Festival are thrilled to have raised £1,005 for two charities during Mental Health Awareness Week, Sane and Butterfly Conservation. We would like to thank Juju’s Bar & Stage, Jo King, Maskerade, Party Superstores, Theo of Seven Milligram, Connor of Simulated Film and Ivor Davies along with all who participated and donated money to our cause. Click here to see our Virgin Money giving page at all the antics we got up to


Can you peel a glove in record time?

From May until October we are hosting  #BurlesqueAPeel. A World Record Events to raise money and set the Fastest Burlesque Glove Peel Relay. These are fundraisers to support charity. Click here to spectate or participate!