Guests @ The Shade Parade

Take a moment to get to know some of our guests. These are some of the voices who have graced our mics, adding an extra touch of shade & commentary to our episodes. Many of them are either prominent figures & veterans in NYC LGBTQ+ nightlife. We thank all you for coming to shade with us.

NOTE: THE GUESTS ARE NOW SORTED BASED OFF EPISODE RANK. THIS MAY CHANGE BASED ON THEIR EPISODE STATS.


Shaun Thomas Gibson

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Shaun Thomas Gibson

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Shaun is a makeup artist for D'angelo Thompson Pro Artist and M•A•C Artist Relations where he has worked as lead artist for TV series, commercials, promos, fashion shows, E- commerce shoots, and specials events. Shaun also works as an assistant artist for Factory Downtown, See Management, and Ken Barboza and Associates.



Shaun can be heard on the following episode(s):

Bryan Martinez

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Bryan Martinez

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Bryan is the owner of Inked Creates; a brand that celebrates fantasy, pop culture, anime, gaming and comics through fan art. Inked Creates also celebrates collectible goods through customized action figure dioramas and scenic displays.


Bryan can be heard on the following episode(s):

Richard Villegas

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Richard Villegas

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Richard Villegas is a journalist, podcaster, world traveler, retired club kid and thot. As a music and culture writer, his words are featured in publications such as Remezcla, MTV Iggy, Bandcamp and Rolling Stone, while his commitment to showcasing Latinx music and industry professionals led him to found the Songmess podcast alongside co-host Beverly Bryan. He is currently traveling through Latin America, engaging with independent art and music scenes along the continent in order to amplify and share their stories with the world.


Richard can be heard on the following episode(s):

DJ T-Boy

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DJ T-Boy

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DJ, performer & recording artist. You can catch T-Boy weekly at The Phoenix & Boxers Washington Heights.  Star of "Black Velvet" documentary by Tobias Daniels.  Featured during 2019 World Pride as DJ for "The Ackerman Institute for Gender & Family" pride float.



T-Boy can be heard on the following episode(s):

Trappy Hour Harlem

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Trappy Hour Harlem

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Trappy Hour Harlem is a weekly event at Harlem Nights Bar located at 2361 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd in New York City.  The venue is one very few black queer spaces & caters to a diverse LGBTQ crowd and makes for a great time heading into your weekend. Come have a drink & dance off the stress of your work week with DJ Worthy spinning the tunes every Thursday night.


Trappy Hour Harlem can be heard on the following episode(s):

Harmonica Sunbeam

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Harmonica Sunbeam

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Harmonica Sunbeam, The Queen of Comedy has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets, fundraising events and supermarket openings throughout the United States and abroad for over 27 years. Her live appearances have gained her a cult following of all ages, races and backgrounds.

With her unique, yet classic style and razor-sharp wit, she has all the necessary talents to reach her goal of mainstream stardom. "The sky's the limit!" Harmonica exclaims. "In the entertainment field, if people feel you are marketable, they will use you in any capacity". She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has been featured on several television shows (The Deuce, The Breaks, The Jack and Triumph Show, Law and Order SVU, Third Watch, Johnny Zero and 100 Center Street. Her film credits include Honey w/Jessica Alba, Uptown Girls w/Brittany Murphy and the Oliver Stone drama "World Trade Center".

She can also be seen in the movie "Please Give" directed by Nicole Holofcener and on LOGO for Dragtastic NYC : A Standup Comedy Event. Miss Sunbeam has also worked alongside noted musical artists such as Beyonce, Mary J.Blige and Jennifer Holiday to name a few.  She was featured on the season finale of Saturday Night Live as a backup dancer for artist Katy Perry performing her hit single “Swish Swish”. Harmonica entered the world of music with three pumping club singles that were produced independently but yet made thousands of new and lifelong fans. These titles include "Ready to Pump", "I'm Here To Work" and the latest "This Is The Beat". Miss Sunbeam’s latest project is showcasing her unique ability to uplift, encourage and engage children. She is involved with Drag Queen Story Hour where drag queens go into libraries, bookstores, festivals and other events to read books  to kids of all ages.  Drag Queen Story Hour audaciously encourages  the creativity and boundless energy of child’s play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity , while promoting positive LGTBQ role models. Since the inception of DQSH in the New York area, Miss Sunbeam has been featured in the NY Times and also interviewed for a now viral video on Buzzfeed. Despite her busy schedule, Miss Sunbeam still finds time to assist and work with many community-based LGBTQI organizations such as Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice , NJCRI , Jersey City Pride, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and AAOGC to name a few. Her commitment to being a positive role model in today's selfish world clearly speaks for itself. In closing, Harmonica wants to take the time out and thank all of her fans that continue to support her endeavors both on and off the stage.


Harmonica can be heard on the following episode(s):

Rissy

Rissy

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Rissy

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Rissy

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Rissy can be heard on the following episode(s):

Charles Rockhill

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Charles Rockhill

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Charles moved to NYC 15 years ago for school with a passion for acting. After a few projects fell through mid-production, he dabbled in nightlife at the Stonewall Inn, where he is also featured modeling for their current merch lineup. Charles is also 1/2 of the Dirty Little Horror Podcast alongside Christopher Downs. Creatively, he has a few projects in the works which includes working on his first single.


Charles can be heard on the following episode(s):

Robyn Bank$

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Robyn Bank$

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Robyn is Harlem New York’s drag princess. She is fun, lovable, and fierce. She is as real as they come. Robyn made her debut at the Hetrick Martin Institute back in may of 2008 performing for different events that was held. After getting amazing review, Robyn went on to compete in the 2008 drag pageant titled Ms. Stars. She sings, acts, & dances. In May of 2012, not only did Robyn turn 22, but the following week Robyn Banks made her official Debut. She was asked to perform for “National Gay Day” in boston.

In May 2012 Robyn released her debut parody single. Later that year released her first Parody EP ‘Criminal’. With the help of New York’s own Ctoonz Music Management, In May of 2014 Robyn released her second EP ‘ROBYN – The EP’ the same day as her 24th birthday. 

Since then, Robyn has been making her mark in the New York City drag world. Performing at place like Pieces, The Monster NYC and the legendary Stonewall Inn bar. In May of 2018 Robyn Released her debut full length album JAWBREAKER. Her single ‘Back it Up’ was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2019 GLAM awards. Robyn is also featured in the “Untitled” coffee Table book. She is also apart of Drag Queen Story Hour. These group of drag queen go around reading story books ranging from new born and beyond (Parents as well!) Her goal is to bring her unique urban drag style from Harlem, to the West Village, Hell’s Kitchen and then the world!


Robyn can be heard on the following episode(s):

LaMont Mason

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LaMont Mason

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LaMont Mason is currently a nursing student at Atlanta technical college in Atlanta Georgia, enjoys traveling & creates projects to feed the homeless through out the year. His motto for life is Live, Love, Peace.

Dabbling in writing from time to time, he puts together short stories on Instagram about some of his personal experience that he’s encountered with dating/hooking up. Most of it is comical, getting a lot of feed back on how entertaining and relatable his stories are.



LaMont can be heard on the following episode(s):

Ep 101: Confessions of an Atlanta Vixen

Louie G

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Louie G

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Nightlife Impresario & New York native, Louie G, has worked in nightlife and beyond for 13+ years. He is an editor at TENz and XEX Magazine. Currently, he DJs for the Hunkomania and Diva Royale shows and travels with the YOLO party, which was born in NYC and has extended to Miami and Chicago. His alter ego - Cicero Applegate - has competed for the Mr. Continental Pageant four times representing for the slender/smaller male entertainers, which hasn’t ever been prominent in the pageant community. Since then, he has become the social media manager for the Continental Pageantry System - recently celebrating its 40th Miss Continental Pageant with a 40 day “Countdown To The Crown” - featuring the 39 former queens. He dedicates his work and success to many people, including POC nightlife King - Big Ben (RIP).


Louie G can be heard on the following episode(s):

Skittlez

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Skittlez

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SkittleZ can be heard on the following episode(s):

Lola Michele KiKi

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Lola Michele KiKi

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Lola Michele-Kiki, started her drag career in 2014 and became the second official member of the haus of kiki the year after. You can catch her all over the east and west village hosting weekly and monthly shows. Lola Michele-Kiki is the founder, creator and co-host of “THE KIKI”, which is the longest running monthly drag show residency at the legendary Stonewall Inn, co- hosted alongside her sister, Catrina LoveLace. Social media handle and venmo: @LolaMicheleKiki


Lola can be heard on the following episode(s):

Sasha Pierce Davenport

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Sasha Pierce Davenport

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Best known for her live vocals, Sasha Pierce Davenport was born from the New York City stage. A daughter in the Haus of Davenport, she carries on the family name through her performace quality, powerhouse vocals and comically entertaining hosting skills. From producing and hosting long running cabarets, benefit concerts and wowing critics with her own solo cabaret, to hosting and performing for private events and parties and even competing in the Pageant World, Sasha has left her unique mark on the NYC Drag scene and continues to surprise. Keep an eye out for Sasha as she will soon be featured in commercials and streaming media for National TV and Internet campaigns.


Sasha can be heard on the following episode(s):

Miz Jade

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Miz Jade

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Miz Jade is a black queer drag performer, event host and professional dancer. A queen known for her teaching, activism and quick wit, she's bound to gag you and turn the party. Known throughout NYC, Miz Jade has been described as fierce, sensual, sophisticated & full of surprises.


Miz Jade can be heard on the following episode(s):

Godiva Romance

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Godiva Romance

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Godiva can be heard on the following episode(s):

Sailey Williams

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Sailey Williams

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Sailey has had a long fascination with visual arts and creative media. Once he stepped behind the camera he knew that fashion and advertising photography was what he wanted to do. Sailey has developed a keen eye for conceptual detail and a shooting style uniquely his own. His education in graphic design and advertisement design has given him an understanding of composition, color, structure, and communicating ideas visually through photography and other creative mediums.

Sailey’s career in the field of visual arts has allowed him to work with several international brands, magazines, newspapers, record labels, and celebrities. His clients have included Sephora, Macy’s, White House Black Market, Haute Living, Essence & L'Uomo Vogue magazine.

In 2009 Sailey became the Publisher on XEX Magazine, an online and print Fashion Art Design Bizarre multimedia platform designed to act as an dynamic, engaging resource offering commentary on the “New, Now, Next” in popular and unpopular culture to a core millennial readership.


Sailey can be heard on the following episode(s):

Kareem McJagger

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Kareem McJagger

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Kareem McJagger is a songwriter, music video producer, nightlife personality, and energy drink enthusiast. He's a veteran troublemaker who loves to make sure you're having a good time.



Kareem can be heard on the following episode(s):

Episode 99: Welp...New Year, Same Shade

CoCo Iman

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CoCo Iman

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Coco Iman a 30yr old black transqueen living in Chicago ( for the time being). Self-Coined Golden Deity. Has been doing drag for 10 yrs, loves competing in competitions and has dreams of becoming AAG(All American Goddess) one day.



CoCo can be heard on the following episode(s):

Phillip Orozco

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Phillip Orozco

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Phillip Orozco is an NYC based illustrator of drag queens.  He has created artwork on clothing featuring Ari KiKi, Lucky Madison and several others to name.  Check out his shop on DRAGQUEENMERCH.


Phillip can be heard on the following episode(s):

Kari Kerning

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Kari Kerning

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Kari Kerning is a graphic designer, artist, and drag performer living and working in New York City. She began her career ten years ago in Columbus Ohio performing with the West Family before moving to NYC in 2012. She is a former Miss Saliva, Miss Barracuda, and is currently the promoter for NYC’s National Comedy Queen Prelim, Miss Big Adam’s Apple. You can catch her Monday nights at Industry Bar as part of the case of SHOWS! Follow her on instagram @KariKerning and look for pageant updates @MissBigAdamsApple



Kari can be heard on the following episode(s):

Ep 105: Valentine’s Day: A Kari & A Cackle

Svetlana Stoli

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Svetlana Stoli

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Svetlana Stoli - self-proclaimed Rated R Russian goddess of NYC scene. Political refugee from Mother Russia, Svetlana find herself doing drag in NYC after graduating Tulane University in New Orleans wiry MFA in musical theatre as a Fulbright grantee. You might have seen her on SNL with Katy Perry and some of her drag sisters, or in Jennifer Hudson and Gorgon Cuty music video “go all night”, as well as in music videos of her legendary drag mother, miss Sherry Vine. Svetlana has her original content as well, check out her parodies like “welcome to my hole”, “gangbang song” or “golden showers” (video for which you still can find on YouTube). Currently you can find Svetlana at Lucky Cheng’s as one of the main showgirls for their dinner shows and the hostess and creator of the newest Lucky Cheng’s weekly show “Crazy Boozy Brunch


Svetlana can be heard on the following episode(s):

Zarria Aurora Powell

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Zarria Aurora Powell

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Zarria Aurora Powell is current reigning Miss NY Princess & Miss New York National ShowGirl @ Large.  Performing for over a decade, coming back on the scene, she is stirring up trouble and making her name known!



Zarria can be heard on the following episode(s):

Ep 107: A Nite With The Diva f/ Zarria Powell

MysterE Mel KiKi

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MysterE Mel KiKi

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MysterE Mel Kiki your Jersey Drag King! Latinx non binary drag performer ready to put on shows and spread love ❤️


Mel can be heard on the following episode(s):

Episode 96: All Types of Inappropriate

Catrina Lovelace

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Catrina Lovelace

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Catrina LoveLace is a NYC drag queen who is a member of the House of Kiki. She has been doing drag for the past 5 years, and now frequently performs in the East and West Village. Follow her on all Social Media Platforms @CatrinaLoveLace


Catrina can be heard on the following episode(s):

Alotta McGriddles

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Alotta McGriddles

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Alotta McGriddles is a Brooklyn based queen that hosts every Saturday in the east village with Ari KiKi. Also Known for the longest running drag event in Brooklyn Alotta Stuff Auction with Thorgy Thor, this rhino will stomp her way into your hearts as the bitch who leave you in cardiac arrest. Choke on her salty goodness.


Alotta can be heard on the following episode(s):

Jayse Vegas

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Jayse Vegas

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Jayse Vegas, 25, is an independent artist. Born and raised in New York City, this pop-superstar in the making is currently dominating the nightlife scene.

A, jack of all trades, Vegas writes and produces music for himself and others, models, acts, as well as curates productions and parties through out the NYC TRI-STATE area. In January of 2019, Jayse Vegas was awarded with the BEST MALE PERFORMER in NYC NIGHTLIFE award, at the 20th ANNUAL GLAM AWARDS - for the second year in a row.

You can catch Jayse once a week at OFFSIDE TAVERN, once a month at ROCKBAR NYC, MACRI PARK, and other locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC.


Jayse can be heard on the following episode(s):

Angel Elektra

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Angel Elektra

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Angel Elektra is from Westchester County in New York State. She's married to Shay D'Pines and host a weekly show and monthly brunch at Guapo in Yonkers, NY.


Episode 100: EPISODE 100! f/ Angel Elektra & Shay D'Pines

Daria Dee

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Daria Dee

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Daria can be heard on the following episode(s):

Ike Avelli

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Ike Avelli

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Ike can be heard on the following episode(s):

Karla Croqueta

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Karla Croqueta

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