“Her worldview is laconic, her lyrics lacerating, her voice now capable of going deeper than a Chilean miner.”



“Keane, whose piano-playing remains as sprightly and inventive as ever, prompts gales of laughter with merely the raising of a quizzical eyebrow.”


“Exudes faded glamour, a bit like Brighton sea front”


All About Me

Dillie Keane is a songwriter, singer, actress and cabaret artiste – perhaps best known as one third of the satirical cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda, of which she is the founding member. She’ll do a lot of things for payment, and has regularly written for a number of well known publications over her long, long, long life. Rather in the way that very important celebrities launch their own brands of swimwear, perfume and headphones she is hoping to launch a line of her seasonal chutneys which can be purchased at her farm gate for £3 per jar (leave the money in the honesty box, please.)

Fascinating Aïda, however, is her grand creation. The achievement can be told in numbers.

23 million YouTube hits to date
12 million hits (and growing) for Cheap Flights
36 years since formation
35 years with Adele Anderson
14 years with Liza Pulman
11 countries
8 CDs
8 Sopranos that you know of (and at least 5 you don’t)
7 nervous breakdowns
5 languages into which their songs have been translated
5 continents
4 DVDs
3 Videos (now lost)
3 Olivier Nominations
3 Drama Desk (NYC) nominations
2 London cabaret awards
1 Perrier nomination
1 City Limits award


Dillie has teamed up with the legendary Barb Jungr to bring you a Christmas show… mostly made up of Christmas Songs you have never heard of and are never likely to hear again. After trying it out last year, they’re delighted to bring it back to the following venues.
Tuesday 6 December |  EG Jazz Club, Chequer Mead Theatre |  Book now
Thursday 15 December |  The Stables Theatre, Wavendon |  Book now
Friday 16 December |  The Electric Theatre, Guildford |  Book now 
Monday 19 December |  The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham |  Book now
Thursday 22 December  |  Crazy Coqs, Zedel, Piccadilly |  Book now
Friday 23 December |  Crazy Coqs, Zedel, Piccadilly |  Sold out
Friday 23 December |  Crazy Coqs, Zedel, Piccadilly |  Sold out

“The wonderful Dillie Keane wears her genius lightly.”



“Life, love and the songwriting process are celebrated in this richly layered cabaret.”



“A rare performer who can produce sharp, piercing satire and deliver heartbreaking songs with élan.”


In addition, I have been burnishing my credentials as an armchair ecowarrior. As a result of my blog (click on the link to find out more, if you don’t know it already) brought me to the attention of the London South Bank University and I was asked to give the opening Keynote speech at their recent online event on Climate Change and Sustainability. I know some pals had difficulty logging on and have asked me if they can view the speech. It’s here on YouTube – my contribution starts at about 23:45 – but there are a lot of interesting speakers so don’t just watch me!

Thanks so much – and stay safe.