Pichi Keane’s “Came Here To Dance”: A Fresh Beat with a Strong Message

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Pichi Keane launches onto the Pop and Dance scene with their debut hit single ‘Came Here To Dance’ – a 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 pre-saving the single here and be one of the first to get down to this super catchy ode to the dancefloor.

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The lyrics carry a strong social message in a playful, feisty tone and encourage a kind reminder of the importance of consent.

A verse from ‘Came Here To Dance’ doesn’t sugarcoat 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 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”. Stay ahead of the curve by pre-saving the single today and be among the first to experience this dance floor sensation.

Pichi Keane thanks her audience for their standing ovation at National Arts Festival ‘23.
Photo: Cue

‘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 through bingeing RuPaul’s Drag Race and can’t wait to be within arm’s reach of a real-life queen.

Pichi is planning an exclusive live premiere performance of their debut single “Came Here To Dance” as the grand finale at their next much-loved show of ‘Ripe ‘n Ready’ taking place at Gorgeous George, St Georges Mall, Cape Town CBD on Friday, the 1st of March 2024.

Pichi Keane MC’s Drag Discovery Channel: Diva Fever at Lambda Lounge in Hong Kong. Photo: Sunsun Leung

More about this AFAB Queen:

Pichi Keane is a South African drag queen with a voice as big as her heart. Hot from Hong Kong, and now based in the Boland, Pichi is determined to spread infectious laughter and delight. Fresh, funny and flirty, Pichi will charm the pants off of anyone she meets – with consent, of course! One part bubbles, two part peach, is it a bellini mixed wrong, or is it Pichi Keane?

Pichi’s most recent notable performances were at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, where she was recognised with a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for her solo drag cabaret ‘Ripe ‘n Ready’. She is currently touring South Africa with the raunchy musical glamour clown extravaganza.
Pichi Keane started performing in drag while living in Hong Kong and has enjoyed singing and MC’ing at the official Hong Kong Pride Party 2021, Drag Discovery Channel and FEM – all hosted at the premier queer venue in Hong Kong, the Lambda Lounge. She also collaborated with her drag sister Trash Queen Doris to co-produce Get Trash’d – a variety drinking game show – as well as working alongside one of Hong Kong’s funniest femmes Francesca Ayala to present Big Bad Bingo Bonanza at The Aftermath, Sex Ed: An Uncensored Trivia and more. A trained vocalist with experience in musical theatre, jazz, pop and rock, she also established her band Pichi Keane & the Swing Machine – a project featuring some of Hong Kong’s most sought-after musicians. Originally from South Africa, Pichi is keen to savour the sunshine and sample the fresh produce of her home country once again!

More info on booking tickets is available on Pichi Keane’s website at www.pichikeane.com and you can follow Pichi Keane on Facebook and Instagram @pichikeane

Shaun Zietsman https://www.thesomethingguy.co.za

Blogger and Content Creator from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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