2017 and that

Hello

Have been terribly tardy of late with the updates, sorry to anyone who is actually arsed.

Anyhoo, had a v busy December what with Christmas parties in their full swing and squeezed in a trip to Barcelona at the start of the month, as well as er, Bournemouth, but both were work not pleasure. Although, really, my work IS pleasure, especially when it’s by the seaside. Then it was actual Christmas so didn’t do nuffink work wise until NYE. But I don’t have to explain myself. You’re not the boss of me.

Before I quack on, must alert your ears and eyes to this LATEST PODCAST . This time on Anna Greenwood Likes to Talk, I talk to Zoe McNulty, a fierce fitness force, body confidence expert and all round excellent person. She is the perfect antidote to the January dieting / self hate yawn that is shoved in our face at this time of year and will make you put down the green smoothie, pick yourself up and learn how to WORK IT. She runs School of Strut which teaches women how bring some love to their chastised thighs, learn some amazing dance moves and have a right old LOL. Check her out here and listen HERE

Now to disco matters. I was kindly asked back to play the wondrous SouthBank Centre for their Vintage NYE party, which was just marvs. It was ace as ever and my dress was increds. I also managed to ruin it due to flailing limbs which are my signature dance move. WELL DONE ANNA. See before and after shots here:

   BEFORE
DURING
AFTER / DISASTER

(Mine hair etc)

Onto January larks:

W Does BrunchW Hotel – Every Sunday

Put your feet up, pop the slippers on and sink back into the sofas of the deluxe W Lounge as you are served up a Sunday sensation of food and drink with music from me! 12-4pm every Sunday, book in here 

Saturday Soiree – Soho House, Saturday 14th January

Shimmying my way up the stairs to the top of 76 Dean Street, shall be playing my decrepit vinyl and no doubt forgetting to take the covers off my needles as I am such a pro. 9pm – 1am

My Birthday – Monday 16th January

Same day as Kate Moss. Can guarantee hers will be 1000000000000x more fun than mine. I AM FINE WITH THAT.

G-A-Y – Friday 20th January

Start of my new monthly residency at London’s pop mecca. SQUEAL 11pm – 4am NON STOP BANGERS

Soho House – Thursday 26th January 

Thursday is the new Friday! Come and find out for yourselves at snazzy 76 Dean Street Soho House  10pm-1am

H&M Staff Awards Party – Friday 27th January

You can only come to this if you’re invited obvs, but you know, it’s my world ergo I shall spout about my carry on as I please.

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Have a dreadful feeling there are other things I have forgotten. But this might be dreamt events masquerading as facts. This wouldn’t be the first or last time. Oh well. Shall update here / Twitter as and when I wake in the night in an anxious cold sweat about missed gigs etc

BYE

 

 

 

 

 

Gigzzzz

As am typing it is the first day of November and am not sure if the sun has come up at all today. This what I imagine it was like in medieval times, except this one day of gloom was pretty much standard for the whole era.

But I am not a serf and having to produce pig iron or whatever (my historical knowledge isn’t exactly accurate, or indeed knowledge) for a cruel lord. No, instead I prance about in daft get ups playing records and / or trying to be entertaining. They would have drowned me as a witch in ancient times. And some may still want to now.

Here is where I am at this month:

2ND NOVEMBER – IPA EFFECTIVENESS AWARDS CEREMONY – HILTON BANKSIDE

Playing, not being awarded / annointed

3RD NOVEMBER – KENZOXH&M LAUNCH – H&M REGENT ST

In store disco for this year’s mega ace clothing collaboration. LOOK AT THE AMAZING CLOTHES. JUST LOOK 

4TH NOVEMBER – G-A-Y

Back again!

6TH, 13TH, 20TH & 27TH NOVEMBER – W DOES BRUNCH, W HOTEL

My Sunday home where you dine like royalty and I soundtrack the laidback deluxe lounging

8TH & 22ND NOVEMBER – QUIZ! THE BROOKFIELD, DEPTFORD

New quiz hosting duty south of the river

15TH NOVEMBER – IPA MEDIA OWNERS AWARDS, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Playing the after parteeeeeeeeeeee

18TH NOVEMBER – H&M CHRISTMAS PARTY

Favourite crew from favourite high st store, back after last year’s ridiculously ace carry on for another dose!

26TH NOVEMBER – CINNABAR, STEVENAGE

After launching with them last month, am back in town for another early doors disco

29TH NOVEMBER – IPA BEST OF HEALTH AWARDS, BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM

Doing a turn

 

There are some other dates TBC and that, but one doesn’t like to write them down in case they get jinxed and they cancel. So look at me twitter for latest outings in my musical adventuring

See you later, bye

Autumn Changes

Officially can play this now. I love how Donna rings the seasonal changes

Autumn is very much the avocado on toast season isn’t it? You know, hipster fave, instagrammed sunrises with mist and bountiful fruit markets and that. In reality it’s a heck of a lot of dark mornings, cold rain running down the back of your neck, massive coats and gloves and scarfs and STUFF and tights. URGH, tights. The worst. Holding out with the bare leg for as long as I can.

I prefer the summer – heat! Sunshine! Luridly coloured clothes! Sitting down wherever you fancy because the ground is dry! Sunshine! NOT RAIN! OH GOD I MISS IT.

It will return. But there are no guarantees in our climatically vile country.

At least we have disco. Thank God for that. Here’s what I’m doing this month / what’s booked in so far…

Wednesday 5th October – Speed Duetting, Lucky Voice, Islington

Hosting this love-match lolful singing fun

Friday 7th October – G-A-Y 

I return! Last time was AAAACEEES

Saturday 8th October – Jewel’s Catch One after party, BFI 

Playing alongside one of my FAVE people, DJ Neil Prince for this fantastic disco doc. ALL THE DANCING LADY EMOJIS

Thursday 13th October – Cinnabar Cafe, Stevenage, Launch Party

Saturday 15th October – Private birthday party, Sanctum Soho Hotel

Monday 17th October – Red Magazine Women of the Year Party, (!!!!!!) Skylon 

Saturday 22nd October – A party. Of details I don’t have as yet, but it will be AMAZING natch…

Tuesday 25th October – Quiz hosting! Camden Assembly

Friday 28th OctoberH&M, Oxford Circus 12-4pm

Every Sunday – W Does Brunch, W Hotel, Leicester Square. The best way to spend a Sunday. Promise. And I NEVER lie

Will add other stuff as and when, or just look at me twitter for hot off the press news from my fascinating world…

Tra

 

Weekend Work Workout!

Getting in training for the weekend of work WOW

Hiya

Have neglected to update the internet / WORLD on recent happenings because I have been somewhat distracted and / or forgetful. Not that anyone noticed tbh. Have been doing lots of gigs up and down and around this septic isle and drove a car for the first time oin six and a half years. I drove it for 500 miles in 36 hours. I don’t do things by halves. Also, I didn’t drive that far in that time frame for the heck of it, it was a work practicality thing. It still takes me six hours to get anywhere though. No idea how or why, especially in this modern age and google maps and that.

ANYWAY, gorra bit of a BANGER of a weekend coming up starting this Thursday 26th of August where am heading to my place of birth, Leeds, for Leeds Festival where Rave Karaoke will be kicking of the weekends festivities from 8.45pm on the Alternative Stage. Am on before DJ Yoda AND Grandmaster Flash. BLOODY HELL.

Friday 27th am back in London and indeed in store at the high st mega mecca H&M Oxford Circus for an afternoon shop disco 4-8pm.

Saturday 28th it’s the Big Wedding Weekend at Southbank! SCREAM! I LOVE THIS SO VERY VERY MUCH. It’s the third year and indeed my third time to be the reception DJ for about 30 couples, their families, friends and wedding crashers (it’s a free party – come and join in!) for a big party of L.O.V.E. I am super excited for it. I love love and this is super love.

Sunday sees me as always at the glorious (it really is) W Hotel for W Does Brunch as I soundtrack the deluxe dining delight as you settle back on sofas and let the super ace W staff attend to your every need. Well within reason. They won’t bring you diamonds no mater how much you need them. But they will bring you bottomless Bloody Mary’s, a three course feast and fizzy alco-LOL. 12-4pm every Sunday, book it in here.

Will tell you about September and all that business in another post because right now I need to pack 400 glow sticks.

BYE

Flaming June

Missing: This yellow guy

In the metropolis, June so far has been nothing like flaming. Flaming MISERABLE maybe, but closer to February weather wise than the sunshine smacked ideal we have in mind when we step into summer. However, it’s only three days young so perhaps one should lay off with the hating.

Instead, here’s some gigs I’m doing this month:

LAST NIGHT (2nd June) Brand Republic Digital Awards, Hilton Bankside

It was LOLZ

SUNDAY 5TH, 12TH & 19TH JUNE – W DOES BRUNCH, W Hotel, Leicester Square

The best way to spend Sunday – super luxe, amazing food, sofas, slippers, papers and me bringing you music to soothe, revive and drink a bottomless Bloody Mary to. 12-4pm every Sunday BOOKING / INFO

WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE – H&M Oxford Circus – Festival Collection Launch

12-4pm am sountracking your shop for a limited edition collection of festival tinged get ups. I will be sporting one meself

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE – H&M Oxford Circus  – Festival in a Box

H&M are teaming up with Field Day for a one off festival in store. Am playing some hedonistic sunshine (PLEASE) sounds 12-4pm

WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE – SPEED DUETTING, Lucky Voice Islington

I am hosting this speed dating/ duetting night of sweet sweet music. SCREAM! Read my excitable post about it here or the calmer Lucky Voice site version here 

FRIDAY 17TH JUNE – Soho House Dean St

Weekend is go! Join me on the top floor for some Friday night FUN. 9pm -1am

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE – Pop Quiz, Hornsey Town Hall

Bringing my 10000% LOLZ trashular-spectacular Pop Quiz to this amazing venue for the first time. Part of Crouch End festival, so yummy mummies and chai lattes a-plenty. 7pm start

THURSDAY 23RD – SUNDAY 26TH JUNE – Glastonbury Festival, William’s Green 

I’m baaaaaaaack! SQUEAL! Playing a mammoth set for four days in that magical musical land. Can. Not. WAIT.

 

Hope to see you at one, some or ALL

Bye bye

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…

Tra

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.

Tra

 

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

September girl

Am referencing The Bangles with this post, what with it being September and me being a girl. Bit obscure praps, but it’s my site so I can do what I fancy. SUCH FREEDOM. That’s the Bangles up there in case it isn’t obvious yet. Click on the pic and you can hear the track.

What I didn’t know was that the song is spelt September GURLS, even though I had the tape as a yoof. Also it sounds a bit like Moonlight Shadow doesn’t it?

ANYWAY, summer’s done one – well in honesty, it did one in late July – so here is a new month and indeed season. Here’s what I’ll be doing in a professional sense. Haha, professional!

THURSDAY 10TH – H&M STUDIO LAUNCH – REGENT ST STORE, 9AM-1PM

LOVELY new collection, of which us djs playing at the launch have been gifted some us. It’s not a bad life.

AOL SUMMER PARTY – FABRIC

Later that day / night am playing at the above. It’s for the company only, but thought I’d let you know.

FRIDAY 11TH – H&M STUDIO LAUNCH – OXFORD ST STORE, 1-5PM

Continuing the launch at the Oxford St store. Maybe I’ll wear some different clobber from the collection. Or ALL of the pieces.

SATURDAY 12TH – H&M POP UP – BRICK LANE, 2-6PM

H&M AGAIN! This time East side for the last few weeks of its pop ups. They have free coffee, lollies and cocktails for shoppers AS WELL as clothes. That’s good isn’t it? Oh and ME playing some records to soundtrack the afternoon to.

SUNDAY 13TH, 20TH & 27TH – W DOES BRUNCH – W HOTEL, 12-4PM

Lovely lovely brunch, lovely lovely W, sofas, slippers, amazing food and drinks, super staff, tv room, loadsa mirrorballs and me playing records in a fancy frock. INFO / BOOKING AND THAT HERE 

TUESDAY 15TH – CARRY ON KARAOKE – LUCKY VOICE, ISLINGTON, 8-11PM

NEW! NEW! NEW! Brand new monthly night of themed karaoke cavorting and carousing!  Every month the theme will change and thus the track list will cut its cloth accordingly from the ginormous catalogue of Lucky Voice songs. For the first party on September 15th, we’ll be stepping back to the 70s and into our sequins for a night of DISCO. Hosted by ME. MORE INFO AND BOOKING HERE! 

THURSDAY 17TH – RAVE KARAOKE – LUCKY VOICE BRIGHTON, 8-11PM

Taking the party to the seaside. After the MASSIVE Leeds Festival gig (it was AMAZING), can’t wait to get them raving on the Sussex coast! TICKETS / INFO HERE 

SATURDAY 19TH – WEDDING

Only go if you’re invited. Could be embarrassing if not. Unless you bring a nice gift. Anyway, I’m djing.

FRIDAY 25TH – H&M OXFORD CIRCUS, 12-4PM

Shop disco!

SATURDAY 26TH – AS YET UNTITLED PARTY – BOUNCE, HOLBORN, 9.30PM-1AM

New party at the brill Bounce, a ping pong bar. My mate Zoe is amazing at ping pong. Like Monica in Friends. But not as violently competitive. Anyway, this is a new weekly party. It hasn’t got a name yet. But it will have. It’s from the people who brought you Buttoned Down Disco. I’m going to be one of the residents. I am toying with a frock made of ping pong balls. It might distract from the fact I am hopeless at ping pong. But then I’ll be playing records so I probably best concentrate on that really.

MONDAY 28TH – TELL IT LIKE IT QUIZ – SHOREDITCH HOUSE, 7PM

My trash culture quiz returns after its summer haitus. Will be testing the brains of the SDH members from the hi brow worlds of music, tv, film and more via the sidebar of shame, Heat and Take a Break mag.

 

Think that’s it work wise. Other than that I’ll be living la vida loca. Am not quite at Ricky Martin’s level, but it’s good to have something to aim for.

BYE

Busy bizzee BiZi

Check the cool street spellings.

So, it’s been a bit hectic and I haven’t updated the site, but I do quack about my goings on on twitter so you can see what in the hell I do by following me here. If you want. If you don’t then that’s equally fine. why you’re on this site though I don’t know Unless your my mum and don’t have twitter. In that case HI MUM.

Anyhoo, went to Glastonbury for the marathon gigs, they were amazing. It is amazing. I loved it and was the best of times all the time I was there. Played all manner of music and had a Glastonbury “moment” every day with a coming together of hilariously fun people in a collected love of some song or other, congas, anti-rain dances, dance OFFS, tops off, uncontrollable disco dancing and just A HECK OF A TIME. I was fuelled by coffee and chocolate and – no doubt – the druids vibes that were in abundance at the hallowed site. It truly is magical. I think I’ve been infected with hippy love. There are worse things to be infected with though tbh. Since returning everything has been ace, so the druids are clearly still at work. unless I stood too close to them funny cigarettes people had on the go. Whichevs, it was ACE. I hope I get to go back and do it all again some day. SIGH

Mid-set Glastonbury dj selfie with “concentrating face” in full effect

As soon as I got back it was all systems GO for the first Rave Karaoke at The Old Queen’s Head and it was a STORMER of a debut! We raved and sang and whooped it up in super style for a Thursday and will be back on Thursday August 8th for more of the same. You can get a ticket here

Since then I’ve been playing a few birthday parties, H&M, the marvellous W Hotel, South Place Hotel, hosted a dj battle (!!) & Indeedy Musical Bingo and recorded a show for Heat Radio. The latter has been super exciting. Radio is one of my dear loves and as Heat loves pop, celebs, gossip, silliness and general FUN it’s pretty much my ideal radio home. (To balance all this love of the sugary side of life I read the articles with all the big words at the back of the paper. Life is light and shade after all). Will let you know when I’m on air. SCREAM!

So the summer sees me off to Kendal Calling for Rave Karaoke, Leeds Festival for the very same, Southbank Centre for the Big Wedding Weekend bonanza, a gig with Chas and Dave (YES!) and loads more STUFF.

Will try to keep you up to date. But you know how unable I am to stick to that.

Anyway, here’s some things and dates for you. Hope to see you at some. Tra!

SATURDAY 18TH JULY – I’m doing a wedding! In Dalston! You can only go if you are invited though. Or the Bride or Groom. You should know this.

EVERY SUNDAYW Does BrunchW Hotel – The best brunch in swinging London town. We have a feast for body, brains, ears, mouths, eyes and legs as they get to sprawl on sofas in slippers and be served up a right treat. I soundtrack it all between 12-4pm

MONDAY 20TH JULY – Tell it Like it Quiz – The Electric – Taking my lolz-packed, trash can culture quiz over West for some brain-testing (well, kind of…) Monday night fun.

THURSDAY 23RD JULY – Heddon St Kitchen – Gordon Ramsay owns this place. Am djing at a party there. Don’t think el Gordo will be there. But you may be?

FRIDAY 24TH JULY – H&M pop up – Brick Lane – Not sure WHERE this is exactly, but I will do and will be there betwixt 3 – 7pm.

FRIDAY 31ST JULYRAVE KARAOKE AT KENDAL CALLING – SCREAM! This is going to be ACE. Kicking off their Acid House party on the Friday of it’s 10th year, Rave Karaoke will have you reaching for the lasers and singing your heart out as we pump up the jam. It’s sold out! Me and Snoop! SCREAM AGAIN!

 

May day(s)

Me. Just hanging out.

Look it’s bloody well May. Yet one still has the need for gloves of a morning. Tights however are BANISHED.

In more musical terms, I’m doing some stuff this month. Different stuff, all of a musical ilk though. Let’s have a look shall we?

FRIDAY 8TH MAY – RAZZMATAZZ

As the UK’s politicians have a big fight / flirt whilst cobbling together some sort of government, I’ll be whizzing to Barcelona, back to my favourite place Razzmatazz, for an early morning / late night / completely normal time set (depending on your view and whether you’re Spanish / Catalan) in the Pop Bar.

Best disco ever. I love it. They’re ace. It’s hot. In every sense. It’s also bonkers. In the best sense. Info / tickets here 

FRIDAY 15TH – PRIVATE PARTY

See you there if you’re invited / it’s your party. Soz if not

SATURDAY 16TH MAY – ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION

Third year hosting this amazement of cabaret wonder with some of London’s top performers representing a European / made up country, singing a song of their own from this adopted or otherwise heartland.  Warming up for the following weekend’s actual Eurovision, come join us in the spectacular speigeltent that is London Wonderground with this festival of song in crackers cabaret style. Info / tickets here

MONDAY 18TH MAY – TELL IT LIKE IT QUIZ

Shoreditch House‘s bargain basement quizzing fun, direct from my brain into yours via pictures, words, song and general silliness. Pop culture knowledge essential. Au fait with Daily Mail sidebar of shame? You could be our winner. Knowledge of actual historical facts, mathematics and classical literature? Not here. Not ever. Sorry. Top prizes on offer and poundshop treats galore. 7pm start for the members of said snazzy house.

THURSDAY 21ST MAY – MUSICAL BINGO

Music + Bingo = FUN. Joining two wondrous worlds together, this London phenomenon is interactive weekend-warming up like no other. I’ll be hosting the party at Drink Shop & Do from 8pm. It’s great fun AND there’s a sweet shop upstairs. What more could you ever want? Tickets / info all here

SATURDAY 23RD MAY – H&M OXFORD CIRCUS

Daytime discoing amongst the rails of this shopping mecca. In town? Come pop whilst you shop! 12-4pm sees me do my bit.

THURSDAY 28TH MAY – HOXTON HOTEL, SHOREDITCH

Djing as you drink, dine, dance or ALL from 8pm – 12am in this London hotel hang out. Always a favourite place to stay pre- Londfon livign days. My mum and dad like it too. They like the fact you get proper milk for your tea. These things matter! Anyway, make your weekend start sooner with a cocktail and a summer set!

EVERY SUNDAY – W HOTELW DOES BRUNCH

Where you’ll find me come sun, rain, snow, hail, wind, humidity that knackers your hair do (you get the point) from 12 – 4pm I reside in the glorious W Lounge for W Does Brunch. Sit back, sprawl out and stuff yourselves on a foodie feast, as the staff attend to your every need whilst I soundtrack all this delight, twirling around in the booth and nicking the pick n mix. Book in / info – all here. It’s top. You should try it. Luxe lounging lovliness.

Ok, that’s it I think. Hope to see you at one, some or ALL

Bye!