Anyone who has followed Tash York's career will have witnessed her evolution from a life full of nuggets, wine and desperately seeking happiness to marking out a place for herself in the world and dealing with ageing. In her new show, Love That For You, York has moved on from adulting and on to seeking the values that are true and meaningful in an intrinsic nature. This is of course presented through York's trademark sassy and camp cabaret numbers.
Gracing the stage in gold coloured outfits full of sparkle and some very imposing shoulder pads, York shares anecdotes of life's crossroads where doing what you want to do is more important than what you ought to do, something York has a bounty of experience in. She's in her mid-30s and childless, she's bisexual but married to a man, and she straddles the line between drag and cabaret. So when she sings an amusing song about DINKWACs it serves as a reminder that labels and expectations have ultimately no bearing on securing our own personal happiness.
She may have one of the biggest hair styles in the cabaret and drag scene, but York also has one of the biggest voices, a voice that has plenty to say and sing about with great panache and even greater talent. Love That For You is a dissection on the current chapter of York's journey through life, and just like a fine wine, she and her shows keep getting better and better with time.
Love That For You was performed between 9 - 10 February at Chapel Off Chapel.
Image credit: Mark Gambino