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DRAG PROFILE Beverly Rage
2019-09-04

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"Beverly Rage is the lead singer/guitarist of Bev Rage & the Drinks. Bev Rage was my great-great-

grandma's name. She lived in the back woods of Ohio and made her own wine. I relate to her."

FIRST DRAG PERFORMANCE

"I began doing drag in any sort of serious way in the fall of 2015, so nearly 4 years. Prior to that I was doing some trashy bedroom drag with friends, and finally decided to hop on stage when I formed Bev Rage & the Drinks with Aaron Ehinger and Trevor Cole. Sam Westerling joined us on bass guitar in 2017."

DRAG INSPIRATION

"My biggest drag inspirations are Divine, Elvira, Coco Peru and Jerri Blank. Divine was filthy, hilarious, and doing things that no one else was doing with drag. I like embracing weirdness and filth, while still being approachable and never a diva. I've never taken my drag too seriously, but I do take my music and stage show seriously. It just might not look like it, but that's the point!"

GO-TO NUMBER TO SLAY A CROWD

"I write all of my own music, both on guitar and lyrically. A few of our faves to perform are "Limp Wrist," "Someone New," "Bitter Old Queen," and a new song, "Permanent Receptionist."

FAVORITE PIECE IN YOUR CLOSET

"I don't pretend to have the most expensive costumes out there, but I do make all of my own wigs. I'm a size queen with my wigs. Bigger is better."

WHERE CAN WE CATCH YOU

"We play all over Chicago at music venues, DIY spaces, and sometimes drag bars if we are feeling adventurous. The clubs we play most often are Empty Bottle, Subterranean, and GMan, but we've played most venues that bands our size play."

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Facebook: Bev Rage and the Drinks

Twitter: BeverlyRage


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