Dusty Limits, also known as Dorian Black, is a singer, comic and
compere and one of the leading lights of the 'new cabaret' scene.
Time Out, who featured him as a cover model in their special
edition on the resurgence of cabaret, described him as 'The
Trailblazer,' and he has surprised and thrilled audiences from
London to New York, Dublin to Berlin with his three-octave vocal
range and darkly scintillating wit. He sings everything from Cole
Porter to Portishead, often with the words changed, as well as his
own original songs that deal with themes of mortality, addiction
and the futility of love. Usually for laughs.
He has performed in cabaret in the UK and abroad for over a
decade, appearing on some of the great cabaret stages - the Cafe de
Paris, Joe's Pub, the Famous Spiegeltent, Don't Tell Mama, and many
From 2007 to 2009 he hosted and programmed the monthly cabarets
Kabarett and KUNST at the infamous Royal Vauxhall Tavern,
showcasing both established and up-and-coming performers in an
atmosphere of decadent artistic experimentation. He was resident
host of La Reve, the weekly cabaret extravaganza at the temple of
20th century cabaret, the Cafe de Paris. He has also hosted and
performed in the ground-breaking Weimar New York produced by Earl
Dax and has worked with most of the brightest stars of the modern
cabaret world. In both 2012 and 2013 he won the London Cabaret
Award for *Best Host/Compere*. He has taught and directed at the
Central School of Speech and Drama, and is currently the director
and host of the Black Cat Cabaret at the Café de Paris.
'in a realm of his own' (ThreeWeeks)
'breathtakingly fresh and exciting* (Hairline)
'everything cabaret should be: dark, subversive, funny.'