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Pichi Keane ‘Came Here To Dance’

Pichi Keane launches onto the Pop and Dance scene with their debut hit single ‘Came Here To Dance’ – an euphoric dance floor hit demanding
death drops from every Heather, big girl, baby gay and everyone in between and beyond. Don’t believe us? Experience the infectious energy for yourself by following the link to the track here and be one of the first to get down to this super catchy ode to the dance floor. The lyrics carry a strong social message in a playful, feisty tone and encourages a kind reminder of the importance of consent.

A verse from ‘Came Here To Dance’ doesn’t sugar coat it:

“You put your hand on mine
And then you don’t let go
Babe, you’re the kind of guy
Who don’t get the meaning of ‘no’
I can see you’re “smilin” cuz you think you’re gonna score
Buddy, I’ve got news for you
I came to dance and nothin more”

Pichi Keane advocates for the importance of consent on the dance floor, reminding us that respect is non-negotiable when it comes to getting down.
In Pichi Keane’s own words, “I wrote ‘Came Here To Dance’ a couple of years ago, and performed it live to a small audience for the first time with just a ukulele as accompaniment early in 2020. I think it’s fair to say that it had humble beginnings, but I’m in awe of the talent and enthusiasm André brought to this project. He really captured the essence of what I was hearing in my mind, and he encouraged me to take chances with the vocals which has elevated the song as a whole. I’m really excited for listeners to hear it, to feel empowered to take up space and honour their boundaries.” Producer on the single ‘Came Here To Dance’, André Scheepers is a South African composer and songwriter who has had a hand in many chart-topping songs over the last two decades including hits from Tasha Baxter, Jesse Clegg, Auriol Hays, Johnny Apple, Bobby Van Jaarsveld and Chianosky to name a few.

No stranger to the spotlight, Pichi Keane has already left their mark on the stage. With a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award from the National Arts Festival under their belt and sold-out performances along the Garden Route during their solo drag cabaret tour, Ripe n Ready Pichi is a force to be reckoned with. Prepare to be swept away by Pichi Keane’s infectious energy and bold attitude with Came Here To Dance. After its release on 15 March 2024, the track is available to stream wherever you listen to music now. And if listening at home has whet your appetite, you can also catch the queen live in April performing in ‘Ripe ‘n Ready’ at the  Love Life Festival  in McGregor.

‘Ripe ‘n Ready’ is described by Pichi as a “musical glamour clown extravaganza” and is a heady mix of live sung pop songs with a cabaret twist, a side of raunchy stand-up comedy and a touch of tease that has left countless audiences begging for more. No under 18s are allowed as the production includes strong language, sexual themes and partial nudity. The show has been a must-see whether you’re queer, curious or just fell in love with drag while binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and can’t wait to be within arm’s reach of a real-life queen. The performance on Saturday, 27 April 2024 at the Wisdom School Hall in McGregor will be one of the final opportunities to see ‘Ripe ’n Ready’ as Keane plans to focus on touring with two new cabarets, ‘Freshly Squeezed’ and ‘Soetsappig’, for the rest of 2024. With a reputation for pushing boundaries and inspiring audiences, Keane's performance is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who witness it. Tickets are only R150 and can be booked on  Quicket.

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