Artists performing at the Regenbogenball 2018:
Opening ceremony and midnight act
With her outstanding voice and hypnotic charisma, Wanda shines through her naturalness like no other.
Her unmistakable trademark: extravagant/luxurious stage costumes, which alone are worthy of applause. Wanda Kay thrills the audience with songs of her own and evergreens by the big names in the music business from Shirley Bassey to Liza Minnelli to Tina Turner.
Already as a child, Wanda kay was fascinated by the big divas of the show business. Elaborate costumes, perfect make-up and these great voices. She also wanted to be like that, and today she can say with conviction, “I am the Diva!”
More about Wanda: www.wanda-kay.net
For the first time Peter Schreiber will lead the way through the Rainbow Ball’s evening. For nearly 15 years he has made a name for himself in the music and event industry. His career in the media started with the format “Volume” on TW1 and led via society and concert reports on the Viennese city broadcaster W24 to the live-moderation of the program “Guten Abend Wien”. He can currently be seen on W24 in his self-designed lifestyle show “#POP!”.
Margaret Carter is the dynamic and passionate singer whose voice and stage presence thrill the audience. Originally from the USA, she has been singing since childhood. Her colorful and deep voice is perfect for jazz and the Blues. She has studied with jazz legend, Elly Wright, and enjoys performing with her especially for charity and cultural events. She has also performed with Italian rock legend Zucchero and often performs with coach, composer and cabaret artist Jenny Simanowitz.
At her performance on this year’s Rainbow Ball she will be accompanied by pianist Nikos Pogonatos.
From non-dancer to master of ceremonies: Bernard Bach (born 1979) started his dance career in 1998, in the dance school Mühlsiegel. However, only in 2004 was he introduced to the dance school Stanek and the Viennese Rainbow Ball. From then on he opened as a dancer in the committee and slowly but steadily, as well as under the guidance of Wolfgang Stanek, worked his way up to becoming his assistant. Since then he has acted as the “good soul” and support in dance rehearsals and as a choreographer. In 2013 he achieved his goal and became a dance master. Now he stepped into his old teachers shoes and leads the dance committee and organises the opening of the Rainbow Ball 2018.
Sankil Jones machte zuletzt u.a. beim ESC-Vorentscheid mit markanter Stimme und sexy Hüftschwung auf sich aufmerksam und sang schon mit Diven wie Diana Ross oder Mariah Carey.
Mit energiegeladenen Songs wie „Fire“, „My All“, oder „One More Sound“ liefert der in Wien und New York aufgewachsene Sänger und Songwriter feinsten Dance, Pop und Soul zwischen Gospel Extase und 1001 Nacht.
Bei seinem schwungvollen Auftritt am Regenbogenball wird er von seinen TänzerInnen unterstützt.
Die Kunst spielt eine zentrale Rolle im Leben der gebürtigen Deutschen, die im burgenländischen Rust ihre Wahlheimat gefunden hat: Sie ist Malerin, eine renommierte Restauratorin alter Kunstwerke, Designerin und Sängerin. Mit ihrer charakteristischen Stimme, die 3 1/2 Oktaven umfasst, begeisterte sie das Publikum auf zahlreichen Festivals und Veranstaltungen (darunter auch Vienna Pride).
Damenkapelle Johann Strauß
This ladies band loves all the members of the Strauss dynasty, Johann (father and son) and Eduard, yet also appreciates others such as Josef Lanner, Franz Lehár or Franz Schubert.
Founded in 1995, the band is lead by Michaela Wild.
In the “Year of Strauss” 1999, they were the musical ambassadors for the City of Vienna and the Viennese Chamber of Commerce and have been celebrated by the media.
Further information: www.musik-wien.at/konzert
Waltz, rumba, samba, tango, cha-cha, jive, boogie, sentimental ballads, pop-, disco- and soul-classics.
Motto: Music with the perfect tempo for dancing.
Live performance only: no playbacks or distorting equipment.
Exciting people at the Rainbow Ball since 2001.
Further information: a-live.at
Singer: Lisa Nielsen
Guitar: Eric Lary
Bass: Wolfgang “Joe” Schirl
Drums: Rainer Gartner
Repertoire: Jazz classics such as Blue Moon, funk from the 1970s (Can’t Stand The Rain) and original compositions by Lisa Nielsen and Eric Lary.
Another highly popular part of the band’s repertoire is Hebrew jazz (Jewish folk songs combined with stylistics of American jazz).
The band has been internationally renowned since 2004 when they performed at the Festival de Musiques Juives de Carpentras in Southern France.
Further information: www.desertwind.at
Les Schuh Schuh
The LGBT dance group was founded in 2001 and has had roaring success after its performance at the EuroPride. Since 2002 the group’s regular performance has been an acclaimed part of the Rainbow Ball’s opening. Les Schuh Schuh twists conventional role models by changing who leads, switching partners and doing some cross-dressing, and thereby ironises and questions these role models. Their repertoire includes historical dances (such as the gavotte) as well as modern ones.
Further information: www.lesschuhschuh.at
CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock
Johannes Willrader has been DJ out of passion since the mid 1990ies. He is known under his artist names CHOSN and DJ L. Rock and with his individual music mix at hip and exclusive events he causes furore and the best atmosphere all over Europe’s dance floors – amongst those for many years again and again the Solid Gold Disco of the Rainbow Ball.
DJane Kamikace & DJ Noisolepsy
Noisolepsy bringt mit einem Musikstil, der sich zwischen Electro, HipHop, Dance und Pop bewegt, die Leute zum Beben und macht ihnen Feuer unter dem Hintern. Was ursprünglich mit einer kleinen Party namens Assquake begonnen hat, hat sich mittlerweile auf ganz Wien und sogar bis nach Kapstadt ausgebreitet.
DJane Kamikace is the master mind behind PiNKED, which was founded in 2000, and created well-known events like Las Chicas and G-Mix. Since 2006 she operates the turn-tables and she is booked not only in Vienna, but all over Europe.
As a duo they contemplate each other perfectly and they worked together at other events. At the ball they will heat up the vibe at Gloriette-Bar.