High-energy Punk Disco Queen Gaff E transcends genres flying her own divine style. Her radical performances are a wild, carnal, hallucinogenic, activating trip!
A unique artist, Gaff E brings bold individuality and vibrant colour to every stage she sets foot on, and every camera that captures her authentic style, she is a shameless queer wild woman, liberating bodies globally. Showing others an alternative way; their own way, to express themselves and how to play.
Gaff E’s passion for challenges and collaborative projects has cast her on a continuous international tour of creativity – DJing, modeling, styling, performing, dancing, directing, and producing subversive, psychedelic, empowering electronic music with teeth and claws.
Classically trained as a pianist, violist, and saxophonist, today Gaff E expresses her musical talent through DJing (playing disco, italo, funk and soul), self-directed music videos, performances with her band MEGA Ω MEGA, and the MC Gaff E show which blends musical wit with high energy athleticism for a truly unforgettable entertainment experience.
Gaff E has DJ'd and performed around the world; supported Peaches live in Toulouse, Glastonbury (UK), Charli XCX in London, Burning Man (USA) and the Big Day Out Festival in Australia. She has also DJ'd at Le Baron in NYC and Paris, Sink The Pink & Oval Space in London and at festivals; Camp Cosmic, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Rainbow Serpent and Sydney Festival. Gaff-E also curates parties all over the world featuring queer artists like Dorian Electra & Karma She and is a resident DJ at Odessa Bar in Berlin and at London's finest queer party spaces; Savage and The Glory.
As a performer, Gaff E has made her mark on stage with Chicks in Speed in Berlin, at the National Theatre, Hackney Empire, London Pride at Village Underground & Lovebox in London, La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, headlined La Fête Du Slip & Festival de la Cité in Lausanne with Le1f, The Metro Theatre with Hard Ton, Paradiso, Mysteryland with Hercules Love Affair & Valtifest with Major Lazer in Amsterdam, Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Fancy Him in Tokyo, Solyanka Club with Geneva Jacuzzi in Moscow and supported Christeene and iOTA in Sydney.
Gaff E has modelled on catwalks and performed shows at New York City Fashion Week for Susanne Bartsch, London Fashion Week for Bas Kosters, Alternative Berlin Fashion Week for Nixi Killick and Sydney Fashion Week for Desert Designs. She has also collaborated with fashion designers; Alex Noble, Perks and Mini/P.A.M, Carley Hague, Doodads & Fandango, Katie Jones, Shara Hayz, Isolated Heroes, Nathan French and Rubbish Fairy.
Inspired by colourful artists, traditional global textiles, exotic lands, tribes, and jungle animals, Gaff E is always cloaked in wild colours and creating art in her mind. Gaff E lives and breathes by the Frank Zappa philosophy “A mind is a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” The depth and breadth of her performance portfolio is evidence of how strongly this belief shapes her art.
Gaff E thrives on sharing luscious performances and cosmic music to connect people with their individuality and freedom with a supreme and individual sense of style and fashion, she is ever-evolving and on the edge – using the dress-how-you-feel mantra.
Gaff E has a new live with the soon to be released album GET REAL and is currently touring her extravaganza show with My Bad Sister & Andrea Noce. POW!
Betty Grumble: unapologetic in her bodily animal energy, Gaff E is as infamous as she is dedicated to colour and female vibrance. Unparalleled in her shape shifting collaborative energy, she is a dream artist and generator of surreal, potent art.
Image by Louisa Foley