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…

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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

Speed Duetting – I AM CILLA!

I am quite excited. Nothing new as am somewhat of an overexcitable soul but, I will be hosting Speed Duetting at Lucky Voice, Islington, Wednesday 15th June. It’s speed dating, with a karaoke flavour. This means I am essentially Cilla Black. This thrills me immensely.

Me. Hopefully.

Read about the party here and book your chance for singing romance here 

They are collaborating with Bumble, the dating app for this night of sweet singing love. You can find out more about Bumble here and indeed download said app, then get your larynx all warmed up to sing yourself into someones heart. It’s one million times more fun than your average speed dating and maybe you’ll meet your perfect partner to serenade yourself silly to.

DREAMY

 

 

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:

LIKE RAVE KARAOKE? TELL EVERYONE IN CYBERSPACE AND LIKE IT ON FACEBOOK. OH AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER TOO PLEASE.

 

Bye.

Carry on Karaoke – Lucky Voice

Starting a new night next month with the Karaoke behemoths Lucky Voice! It’s called Carry on Karaoke.

Here are some words about it:

London’s premier karaoke bar hooks up with London’s most enthusiastic karaoke fan and host – THAT’S ME KIDS – for a brand new monthly night of themed karaoke cavorting and carousing!

On Tuesday September 8th, Carry on Karaoke will bring the Lucky Voice locals out of the private booths and into the spotlight (ok, bar) to sing themselves silly from a special selection of songs for the party.

TICKETS HERE

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 8th, we’ll be stepping back to the 70s and into our sequins for a night of DISCO. With timeless tracks from the dance floor dominators such as the Jackson 5, Chic, Sister Sledge and of course, the Bee Gees amongst many others, we’ll be getting Upper Street in a right shimmy.

Future months will see us wail along to Power Ballads, doing the running man in our cycling shorts for a 90s party and pitting Rock Gods against Queens of Pop for a musical battle of the sexes. The Lucky Voice dressing up box will be available to those who wish to accessorise their performance with an appropriate prop to make their musical moment MAGIC.

Not only this, but all Carry on Karaoke-ers get a post-party FREE hour in a karaoke booth to keep the party alive! To book this bonus please call 0207 354 6280 but make sure you’ve booked your ticket first!

It’s basically Stars in their Eyes meets X Factor meets MAX LOLZ. But without the criticism but definitely with booze and a massive wallop of fun. Now, that’s better than your usual Tuesday night of microwaved lasagne and phone call to your mum isn’t it?

So get your gang together, join me and let’s CARRY ON KARAOKE!

CARRY ON KARAOKE – Tuesday 8th September 2015

Lucky Voice

Upper Street,

London,

N1 1RG

8 – 11pm £3 adv / £5 on the door <<<TICKETS HERE>>>

www.luckyvoice.com / @luckyvoice

 

Gigzzzzzzzzzzzz

Durrrr….

 

It’s been a busy old time. But then I always say that. But I only speak the truth, so there we go.

So far in August have been to the Cotswolds to play at The Royal Oak’s Oakfest after Chas and Dave (I KNOW!); did the H&M Pop Up on Brick Lane again, plus the launch party with actual popstar Foxes; and of course lovely H&M Oxford Circus a couple of times.

Been to Brighton to check out Lucky Voice for Brighton Rave Karaoke. It rained, but in my heart it RAVED. Went on holiday for TWO WHOLE DAYS in Southwold with my ace family who were there for a week. Didn’t have fish and chips or ice cream! What a seaside LOSER. Then they came to London and we did loads of stuff that mainly involved food and beer as that is what my family excel at. Everyone should always play to their strengths.

Booze: Good friend of the Greenwoods

Presented Indeedy Musical Bingo again, which is always the LOLS, but was exceptionally so with a boisterously fun Wednesday crowd. Been djing at W Does Brunch every Sunday at the glorious W London and making plans with them for future brunching delights. And making plans with Lucky Voice in Islington for our forthcoming collaboration in September. More on that to follow!

Here’s what I’m up to over the next couple of weeks or so

FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST – RAZZMATAZZ, BARCELONA

Ah Razz. My beautiful home from home. Will be playing up in the Pop Bar (of COURSE) for Pop Will Save the Dayat bonkers o’clock in the morning. It’s the best. Always the best. Never not the best. I LOVE IT AND I LOVE THEM AND I LOVE BARCELONA FORVER AND EVER AMEN.

THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST – LEEDS FESTIVAL

Rave Karaoke is kicking off the Alternative Stage to get the festival off on a ragga tip and RAVING for the weekend of music mayhem. This should be ace. It’s a massive tent. Raving. GULP. I was born in Leeds, thus I have extra excitement for this!

SATURDAY 29TH & SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST – BIG WEDDING WEEKEND, SOUTHBANK CENTRE

The finale of the Southbank Centre’s beautiful Festival of Love concludes in the best way: with a gigantic mass wedding and party at the Big Wedding Weekend! I was lucky enough to be part of it last year and double lucky to be part of it again this year as the couples’ (yes, it’s plural) reception dj. Multiple couples get married on the same day and with their friends and family and wedding crashers, celebrate their unions in a colossal disco and celebration. You can see what last year’s was like by clicking here if you want. I wore a frock like a ball of meringue that lit up. This year I have another wedding themed creation lined up to get all unglamorously hot and sweaty in on this magnificent weekend of romantic raving.

EVERY SUNDAY – W DOES BRUNCH, W LONDON HOTEL

Brunch! But brunch with oh so much more, at London’s dazzling W Hotel. A laid back disco and dining delight! Food to instagram. Slippers and sofas to stretch out on and me in a daft get up to soothe you of a Sunday.

Will be back with news (sure, sure) about September and beyond!

I love you. Bye.