I WENT TO NEW YORK AND IT WAS AMAZING

It was. I did. I want to be there NOW.

It was also an actual holiday, rather than work. A rarity in my life – haven’t had one for TWELVE YEARS.

Here are some pictures of the greatest city in the universe. I cried pretty much solidly with MAD LOVE for the first 48 hours. Because I am a cool dude.

Here are a few snaps and that.

Central Park
Frick Collection Garden Court – imagine this in the middle of your house!

Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry
The boss of New York
Deli-cious! (sorry)
Happy on the High Line
My Mecca
Empire State at sundown SWOON
I AM VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE
Pickle in a Packet – why America is BEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hostess with the Mostess

Mostess IS a word.

Alongside djing, I do a spot of hosting. Quizzes, (Rave) Karaoke and the odd cabaret show. Am doing 2 x turns of thus this week. First up, Karaoke!

This Thursday 12th May at the marvellous 76 Dean Street Soho House, will be hosting Pop Masters Karaoke from 9.30pm for all the show offs of Soho to belt out some bangers. God, I love alliteration. I know it’s quite naff but then, I AM quite naff…

Anyhoo, it’s packed full of pop favourites for nearly-the-weekend fun. It’s free! If you’re a member. So become one quick or find someone who is and come and have a sing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting part two is Friday 13th May for the fantastic Alternative Eurovision at the glorious London Wonderground. I LOVE DOING THIS SHOW. It’s my fourth year as compere and it is the MOST fun. Ten top cabaret stars adopt a country from the fine singing union and represent them in their very own original song and style, for Alt Euro GLORY. It’s daft, it’s silly, it definitely contains nudity AND swearing and is the perfect warm up for the real deal on Saturday night as well as being a pretty perfect Friday night out!

GET A TICKET HERE  

DOUZE POINTS POUR MOI

And here’s a lovely piece those people at This Is Cabaret wrote about it. They speak 100% TRUTHS

OTHER NEWS

I went to Barcelona last Friday to play Razzmatazz. It was ACE. Always is. Was home before I knew it and djing up The Shard. That’s not a euphemism, one would never be so coarse. I was djing up at the very top of the Shard. It’s terrifyingly high and the toilets don’t have blinds and it’s like doing a wee in the Thames. If that doesn’t sell it to you, then nothing will.

It’s dead sunny and warm here, hope it is with you. BYE.

Look who’s talking

ME. I am talking.

Started a podcast. It’s called Anna Greenwood Likes to Talk… Because I do.

Each episode will be talking to a different guest, the first one being Jess Indeedy from Indeedy Musical Bingo. So, its official title is Anna Greenwood Likes to Talk… to Jess Indeedy. Because I also do.

It’s hosted on the excellent Podcast LDN platform. You can listen now. Or later. OR NOT IF YOU’RE DEAD MEAN.

Bye

 ANNA GREENWOOD LIKES TO TALK … TO JESS INDEEDY PODCAST THIS WAY

Quizzzzzzzzzzing

Doing me Big Bumper Pop Quiz on Sunday 24th April at the splendid Shoreditch House. It starts after you’ve finished digesting your roast dinner at 6pm in the Library.

Here is an enticing description of what’s in store:

A trashular spectacular quiz from the poundshop queen of pop, DJ Anna Greenwood. Testing your brains with showbiz trivia from tv, music and celeb gossip, it’s a quiz for those fluent in emoji, know their CBB from their MIC and always have an eye on the Sidebar of Shame.

Featuring: Name that Tune (on the recorder), Instaham (where Instagram meets Ham) and THE MADNESS OF KANYE rounds. Prizes, medals and GLORY for winners, mega LOLZ for all!

Maximum six members per team. No cheating or googling or we’ll throw your phone in the pool

No doubt you are ALL clamouring to come after reading that. If you’re a member then it’s free. That’s good isn’t it? You need to be a member to go there anyway. But if you ask me nicely I could perhaps bagsy a table for ya’ll. Drop me a line – anna@annagreenwood.co.uk 

Saturday Night Soiree

Am doing a new disco at the splendid 76 Dean St Soho House. It’s on Saturday 16th April.

It’s called Saturday Night Soiree. Here’s some excitable words about it:

Push back the sofas, put on your favourite records and raid the drinks cabinet!

It’s 76’s Saturday Night Soiree!

A social shimmy in the heart of Soho at the top of the House. With Dj Anna Greenwood behind the decks, chi-chi cocktails behind the bar and a gang of merrymakers getting the party into a swing, it’s your new favourite night out. Come kick up your heels and join us for a vol-au-vont and a Babycham. Bottoms up and disco down!

What larks. Plus I play actual records. Vinyl ones that weigh a tonne and possibly are scratched and jump just like in the olden days. Still excellent fun though. An extra dimension to the disco. It’s starts at 9pm and stops at 1am. Then you can carry on in your own living rooms if you fancy. I think you should.

 

RAVE KARAOKE – LOVED UP!

RAVE KARAOKE – LOVED UP

THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2016 – OLD QUEENS HEAD

Pumping up 2016’s jam like Technotronic commanded, Rave Karaoke™ (yep that IS a trademark if you please) will be back at the Old Queen’s Head on Thursday 11th February doing just that and MORE.

<<<GET TICKETS HERE>>>

Kicking off 2016 at the brilliant Bugged Out Weekender in Bognor after a whirlwind of a debut year in 2015 – blagging appearances at festivals and parties throughout the UK – the glowsticks, whistles and VIBES, Rave Karaoke will be live and direct for your raving delight in London town once again. BANGING.

What with it being Valentine’s, we’re especially loved up for this month’s party and ready to share it with you all. Hosted by ME, the RK creator, I’ve got the love and all the tunes to make you move and sing yourself silly to – from Snap to So Solid Crew, Dizzee to Daft Punk, Reel 2 Real to Rozalla – choose your track, then take to the stage and RAVE.

Like normal karaoke the words are on the screen. Unlike normal karaoke you’re set for a proper trip so step to the mic, grab a glowstick and…get right on one!

Have you got the love? Can U feel it? Are you horny? Horny horny horny? Let RK be your fantasy and come and share the rave love!

Thursday 11th February, 8-11pm, Old Queens Head, Essex Road, London, N1 8LN

TICKETS HERE

FACEBOOK HERE

TWITTER HERE

N-TRANCE SET YOU FREE VIDEO HERE 

2016 – Starting with a BANG

Happy New Year! How long can you say this for? Sean Rowley and I tried to keep it going until April one year. Will see if he has improved on this.

Anyway, hiya, how was your Christmas? Did you get everything you asked for? I did. Because I sent a specific list and won’t accept anything else. Yeah, it’s like that. Deal.

It took me until New Year’s Eve to get into holiday mode, before that I was still in disco setting. Then I had to go to the disco as it was NYE and had a load of people on the Thames to play to and couldn’t lie on the sofa eating discounted seasonal confectionary. It’s a hard life etc. I mentioned up there in title of this post that the year started with a BANG, that’s because I was dressed like a Supernova for the Southbank Centre’s Vintage NYE Party. Look, here I am backstage:

KERPOW! So colourful! So exciting! So glam! So, er DRY! Four hours disco dancing djing under hot lights to excitable souls results in this though:

Oh heck. Worra soggy, saggy Supernova.

Was planning on skiiving through much of the early weeks of January, but found that I can’t. Well I CAN but I just won’t have any money or any work and so on. I like both those things and as I have seem to have bought half the shops during the sales, need to claw some coin back. Real talk.

Did it in a FUN way yesterday at H&M pop up on Brick Lane. It’s a Sportswear ONLY store for all the workout clobber they’ve just brought out fresh for the January resolutioners. Did a marathon DJ set 12-7pm and as it was all about the sports, got to wear an outfit fromt he collection and TRAINERS. Djing in trainers in the DREAM when usually trussed up in stillies and costumes and a face full of the MAC counter. I love this of course, but man, can see why other djs opt for the comfy get up.

Collection is ace. Looks good and wears well for people who like throwing themselves about a bit with heavy things and so on. Yes yes, I know this looks biased as am a H&M dj, but as a regular human who a) does a mental amount of exercise b) needs clothes to wear when doing this c) preferably nice ones and d) ones that are well made and comfortable – they’re getting high marks from me. I bought the rest of the collection. So can you. Here

The rest of the month am trying to get rid of endless STUFF in my flat that the age of consumerism makes us buy, going to lots of meetings with new clients to talk discos, feeling smug about not having to sit and cry over a pile of receipts as have already done my tax return (yes, I hate me too), trying to keep the annual resolution of seeing more films (so far seen one – Star Wars and LOVED IT) trying to take a day off each week and doing this:

EVERY SUNDAY – W DOES BRUNCH – W London Hotel

12-4pm, I play records. You eat amazing food. BOOK / INFO 

FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY – Private Party 

SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY – RAVE KARAOKE at BUGGED OUT WEEKENDER

Back where it all began – Bognor Butlins with the ace Bugged Out crew! Best way to wake up a mis January and it’s my birthday – come and have a ravey sing! BOOK / INFO 

FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY – H&M STAFF AWARDS

Will add to this as and when blah blah blah…

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IIIIIIIT’S CHRIIIIIISTMAAAAAS!

Well it is in the party world. PARTY WORLD. Imagine if that were a real place. A 24/7 PARDEE. Like being in Made in Chelsea maybe.

But yes, Christmas parties are all a go-go and indeed it has been Christmas on the fourth floor of Liberty since August. I’m going to lots of these parties, but more as the turn than the guest. But no doubt they will all be glo-ooo-oooo-oooo-oooo-ooo-rious.

Here’s what I am doing on the last days of 2015:

FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH – RAZZMATAZZ, BARCELONA

Popping up in the er, Pop Bar at crackers o’clock in the morning. It’ll be a ding dong of a disco as it always is in Catalunya’s capital’s number one club. Info! Tickets! Y mucho mas – aqui! 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH – TO LONDON WITH LOVE, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Christmas cabaret show with me whirling about in between and after some rather amazing acts who can do things with their bodies and voices most humans can’t. They’re kind of like superheroes in a way. Except their powers don’t extend to actual flight and / or shooting lazers out of their eyes. But maybe one day… anyway, you get an amazing dinner and show in a beautiful room – tickets and info here

SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH, 13TH & 20TH – W DOES BRUNCH, W HOTEL

Step into the W Lounge, pop your slippers on and get set for a super deluxe Sunday where a three course brunch will be served to you by the wonderful W staff. I’ll be playing music throughout and all you have to do is sprawl around on sofas and generally slob out. In an elegantly refined way of COURSE. 12- 4pm every Sunday, book yourself in here and make the most of your weekend

TUESDAY DECEMBER 8TH – PRIVATE CHRISTMAS PARTY

(Soz)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10TH – PRIVATE CHRISTMAS PARTY 

(Soz again)

FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER – H&M OXFORD CIRCUS

Soundtracking the festive get-up getting from 12-4pm

PRIVATE PARTY THAT NIGHT IN A SNAZZY HOTEL

SATURDAY DECEMBER 12TH, TO LONDON WITH LOVE, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

See 5th December for info – or just go here

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH – W DOES BRUNCHW HOTEL

Here are Slade, the captains of Christmas to add some visual marvel to this list of words and words and words

MONDAY DECEMBER 14TH – CHRISTMAS CRACKERS KARAOKE, SOHO HOUSE

One-off seasonal special at the original Soho House in the last working week before Christmas. Unless you’re a nurse. Hosted by ME, there will be a selection of classic Christmas songs to sing, as well as prizes for best performance, most festive attire and most impressive embodiment of the season. Or something. To be honest I will be randomly awarding the prizes to whomever I think deserves one. A bit like Santa, but without the beard, reindeers and belly. So nothing like Santa. It’s for members only so hurry up and be one or get mates with one and come along – 7pm start.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16TH – PRIVATE PARTY

It’s at One Embankment fyi.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 17TH – ANOTHER PRIVATE PARTY

Aaand, this one’s at Bloomsbury Ballroom.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 18TH – H&M OXFORD CIRCUS

Festive fever in central London, 12-4pm

SATURDAY DECEMBER 19TH – RAVE KARAOKE AT HOUSE PARTY, MANCHESTER

Bringing the rave up north and to my home town for this triple decker disco. Info and the like all over here – advance tickets are a bargain £5! STICK ONE IN YOUR STOCKING 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 20TH – W DOES BRUNCHW HOTEL

Last brunch before Christmas!

TUESDAY DECEMBER 22ND – H&M, OXFORD CIRCUS

Only three days until Christmas – COME PANIC BUY AND HAVE A DANCE 12-4pm

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23RD – WEDNESDAY 30TH

SITTING DOWN AND EATING

THURSDAY 31ST DECEMBER – VINTAGE NYE, SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Final hurrah of 2015 sees me take to the fantastic Southbank stage for a massive party in every room of this tremendous building. Not that I will be in EVERY room. As much as I would like to be, it’s not all about me. SIGH. Anyway, come say SEE YA to 2015 and HIYA to 2016 – tickets info and stuff here

And that’s IT. 2015 OVAH. Heck, that’s gone terribly fast hasn’t it? Ah well, best get on with new stuff for the New Year then. And maybe find some time to buy some presents before 25th…

MERRY BLOODY CHRISTMAS

November Rain

This post is named after the Guns n Roses song with the most bombastic video. Stephanie Seymour in a “sexy” wedding dress, Slash playing a guitar (sans amp) outside a church with a fag on, Axl doing some of his best acting in a flouncy shirt, an unnecessarily RUINED five tier wedding cake by a dramatic guest and a soggy dinner. Oh and rain. So much drama in such a short time. And didn’t people smoke LOADS in the olden days?

Apropos of nothing, here are my dates this month probs featuring a lot of rain thanks to the climate of this septic isle, but alas no wedding cakes for one to dive into.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5TH:

BALMAIN X H&M LAUNCH, H&M OXFORD CIRCUS,  9-1PM

Did the press launch a few weeks back, now it’s time for the WORLD to get their hands on the highly desired collaboration. Am doing the opening set of the day when the fashion fans have been queueing all night on a damp pavement and are knackered and then rewarded with their dream threads. It’s quite something.

PRIVATE PARTY, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Then the above later. After a disco nap and so on

FRIDAY 6TH & SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER – LONDON NEVER DIES, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Maybe I should sleep there this weekend. Am playing three nights, the latter two being the final hurrah of the London Never Dies cabaret nights which have been great fun. I like the old school styling of the night with dining and acts in between. Kind of like the clubs they go to in Goodfellas and so on. But with no murders or illegal dealings. Anyway, you can book in here for the last shows.

EVERY SUNDAY – W DOES BRUNCH, W HOTEL, 12-4PM

Deluxe dining delight int he heart of the capital. Every Sunday it’s W Does Brunch, bringing you an amazing menu of food and drinks, me djing, slippers and sofas to stretch out in and a TV room to enjoy your Sunday food coma in. It’s pretty good I cannot deny. Book in here 

THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – RAVE KARAOKE, LUCKY VOICE BRIGHTON, 8-11pm

Getting them on a ragga tip by the seaside. Whistles! Glow Sticks! Technotronic! Baby D! 2 Unlimited! YOU?! Come and have a Thursday night lol below the streets in the Lucky Voice bar for a mid-week mini rave. It’s all the fun. Plus you get a free hour in the private karaoke rooms after for you and your crew! BANGING. Tickets here 

SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – KANDYPOP, BOUNCE 9PM – 1AM

Ping pong disco! Goes UV after 11pm. Day-glo BALLS. Come and have a dance with me.

INTERLUDE: here’s Slash with a fag on in front of a church

AND RESUME:

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – PRIVATE PARTY

Not for nosies

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER – CARRY ON KARAOKE, LUCKY VOICE ISLINGTON, 8-11PM

Back again for the themed Karaoke parties at the splendid Islington Lucky Voice. This month it’s all about the twos as we celebrate duos and duets! As Tammi and Marvin said (ok SANG) It Takes Two! Perhaps you fancy a Nelly and Kelly duet, or maybe you’re more Michael and Janet Jackson? Or even Dolly and Kenny! Spanning all music genres, decades and haircuts and a bonus free hour in the private karaoke rooms post-party. Whoop! BOOK HERE 

FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER – CHELSEA HARBOUR, H&M PRIVATE PARTY

First Christmas party of the year for my number one favourite high street store!

SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – THE GHERKIN, PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Playing right at the very top of the glass-clad amazing building, thrusting into the London skyline. I went and had a look at the room a few months ago and was bedazzled by the 360 degree views. My vertigo was in overdrive. I may need to be bolted down to stop the urge to LUNGE.

TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – PRIVATE PARTY, CAFE DES PARIS

Snazzy

FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER – PRIVATE PARTY

Your name’s not down you’re not coming in

SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER – ROYAL MARSDEN PARTY, SUPERNOVA

The amazing hospital does an AMAZING party. Third year for me!

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That’s it for now. Lots coming up in December though. Then I’ll be ready for my Christmas dinner. And a bloody good sit down.

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RAVE KARAOKE DATES!

Apologies for YELLING,  but you know if I don’t shout about it then HOW WILL YOU EVER KNOW?

Here is where you can come and get your rave on before 2015 does one:

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER – OLD QUEEN’S HEAD – 7PM

RK’s home in the capital on Essex Road in Islington. Just £3 in advance. £5 on the door

TICKETS HERE 

THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – LUCKY VOICE, BRIGHTON – 8PM

Raving by the sea in the Lucky Voice Karaoke disco den.

TICKETS!

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER  – OLD QUEEN’S HEAD – 7PM

All I want for Christmas is RAVE KARAOKE. Get it in your stocking

GO TO FACEBOOK FOR INFO. GO ON

SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER – HOUSE PARTY, SOUNDCONTROL, MANCHESTER – 11PM

Part of a Manchester mega rave knees up before we all get stuffed on turkey. Three floors to go bonkers in.

TICKETS HERE 

Here’s a picture of what’s in store for that:

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Bye.

Winter is coming

Woof! It’s winter (nearly)

Well would you look at that. We’re in what the music industry calls Q4, where all the big hitting albums are released, X Factor and Strictly is on telly for YEARS and it’s well dark out. And raining. However, as I type it’s still sunny so maybe this will be the glorious Autumn everyone imagines. All that big coats and boots and crisp morning fantasy chat, when in reality it’s windy, raining like heck and pavements are a constant invitation to do your ankle in with an abundance of soggy leaves.

Yeah, REAL TALK. Deal with it.

Here’s what I’ll be doing amongst the pavement slides and sighing at the amount of layers to wear of a morning:

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER – FOX AUTUMN SHOWCASE – CENTRAL ST MARTINS

It’s private babes., yeah? For the telly folk. I am going to be dressed a bit like a pop star who is in one of their shows. I can’t say who yet, but I am excited already.

FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER – LONDON NEVER DIES – BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

A James Bond extravaganza at the beautiful Bloomsbury Ballroom. Each event will take its lead from a Bond film with performers, dinner, drinks and ME in an appropriate frock getting a disco going! First one is From Russia With Love. Am going to have my hair DEAD straight and look well serious. Have a look at the video here  and all booking info and so on is here

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER – H&M OXFORD CIRCUS / KANDY POP – BOUNCE

Double disco day – first stop H&M Oxford Circus for shop popping 12-4pm, then disco balls meet ping pong balls at Bounce for Kandypop my new residency from 9pm – 1.30am. In between am having a nap. I love a nap.

SUNDAY 4TH, 11TH, 18TH, 25TH OCTOBER – W DOES BRUNCHW HOTEL

Lovely Sunday deluxe relaxation – amazing food and drinks, slippers so you can put your feet all over the sofas, loadsa sweets and a tv room to watch endless Ab Fab repeats in. Not bad for £25. Oh and I play records! Not too loud though, I know you may have sensitive ears of a Sunday. Info! Booking! HERE  

MONDAY 5TH OCTOBER – TELL IT LIKE IT QUIZ – SHOREDITCH HOUSE

My trash culture quiz for the snazzy members bar propping up Bethnal Green Road. Testing some of London’s coolest brains on facts about low brow fims, one hit wonders and sizes of instagram stars arses. CLASSY. 7pm start

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER – LONDON NEVER DIESBLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

This time the film inspiration is You Only Live Twice. INFO / BOOKING  

SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER – KANDYPOPBOUNCE

Ballin’ etc, 9pm – 1.30am. Have a look at the website, it’s dead good.

***STOP PRESS***LATE ADDITION***

MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER – RED MAGAZINE WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2015SKYLON

Playing the after party for Red Magazine’s Women of the Year party. A room full of ace women, fab frocks, celebration dancing and ME djing? ALL THE SHOE EMOJIS! Hideously excited to say the least.

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER – TELL IT LIKE IT QUIZ – ELECTRIC HOUSE

Taking the quiz up West! The cleanest pavements and hair lie in Notting Hill. Last time I was there someone asked me if Bingo Halls still existed. An insight to another world. I LOVE IT. Quizzing starts at 7pm for them there members.

FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER – LONDON NEVER DIES – BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

I’m back being Bondy. Octopussy is the film the night takes a nod from. I may dress as an octopus-meets-cat. Not sure if they would be happy. Perhaps best run this by them first. INFO AND THAT HERE 

SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER – PRIVATE PARTY

Your name’s not down you’re not coming in. Out in Newbury for the night for a 50th party dj set. Coo!

WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER – H&M X BALMAIN PRESS LAUNCH

SCREAM! Djing at the press launch for the next uber fash collaboration from my favourite high street retailers. VERY EXCITED.

FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER – LONDON NEVER DIES – BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

You know the drill now – website has the info Film this time is The Spy Who Loved Me, which incidentally is my favourite Bond theme. It’s the Carly Simon Factor. Such lovely teeth. Let’s have a picture of them to break up these endless words

Carly: top gnashers

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER – KANDYPOP – BOUNCE

More bounce to the ounce. 9pm – 1.30am

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER – RAVE KARAOKEOLD QUEEN’S HEAD

YES! Back FINALLY at The Old Queen’s Head after taking RK round the country. Come get on a ragga tip, re-re wind and let me be your fantasy as we go raving karaoke style. An arsenal of glow sticks and whistles will keep us dancing and singing and having a right good time. 8 – 11pm. TICKETS HERE  OI OI

FRIDAY 30TH & 31ST OCTOBER – LONDON NEVER DIES – BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Weekend double Bond. Double Bonded. Theme is Spectre. Ooh, that’s the new one. We’re on a Mexican tip. Ay carumba! Info and booking here 

Quite a lot of stuff that. Best get carb loading. It IS winter after all. Follw me on twitter for more up to date stuff and general CHAT

BYE