Electro Swing Speakeasy
Invite your friends NOW - this is likely to SELL OUT fast.
After our return to London in Feb, when our debut at VILLAGE UNDERGROUND was a massive SELL OUT, we are delighted to announce yet another absolutely STUNNING line-up for May. This will be our last London show here until October...
ADVANCE TICKETS available NOW at just £17:
or from the box-office (£21 for final ticket allocation) - BE QUICK.
Have a look at last months event pics here:
"Sublimely decadent" (Clash Magazine)
"One helluva turbo-charged party" (Time Out)
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★ THE SWEET LIFE SOCIETY
One of Italy's hottest exports at the moment. About to tour the US and recently signed to major label WARNER MUSIC, The Sweet Life Society are an exceptional big band, mixing hip-hop and swing to create the most incredible party atmosphere: have a look at this:
Or their single MY SOUND:
Read more about them on our Blog here: http://www.freshlysqueezedmusic.com/news.html
We will be bringing over the FULL BIG BAND plus their AV show!
★ NATTY CONGEROO & THE FLAMES OF RHYTHM
On the vintage tip we have support from the exceptional NATTY BO and his Cab Calloway-inspired band. Natty is the brains behind, and the frontman (er...) in front of, both the mighty TOP CATS and world-famous SKA CUBANO so expect a first rate live show band and world class vintage swing stylings... they will be on early so do not miss!
★ DJ and Compere NICK HOLLYWOOD
Described as a 'suave impressario' by The Independent and 'the godfather of Electro Swing' by The Telegraph, Nick is behind the Freshly Squeezed Record label and the award-winning WHITE MINK : BLACK COTTON compilation series...
★ DJ CHRIS TOFU
One of the most important figures behind the rise of Electro Swing not just in the UK but worldwide over the last 3 years. Chris will DJ in his own inimitable 'selector' style…
★ THE BEES KNEES
London's finest flappers return to grace the White Mink stage. In the interim these girls have been hosting their own swing nights and Charleston classes at world famous deco icon Claridges Hotel in London no less. Pure class…
Immersive theatrics from these monochrome mime artists straight out of the silent movies…
★ VIV THE SPIV
This discerning gentleman will be on hand to entertain you while flogging quality goods and merchandise as you wait for your drink. Its not nicked, its just not paid for yet…
★ DEPARTMENT OF BRILLIANT AV
One of the signature elements of a White Mink night, maverick AV genius of crazy light-bending inventions and trickery. Gerred has created visuals for us but is also behind the success of people like Public Service Broadcasting and lots more...
If all that isn't enough to convince you, have a look at our past event gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitemink/
Or to hear what we're about listen to our WHITE MINK 3 compilation CD1 - modern:
And CD2 vintage:
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To avoid serious disappointment, please buy tickets very well in advance...
We have a strictly limited capacity!
EARLY BIRD: £17
LAST TICKET RELEASE (or on the door if we have any left): £21
54 Holywell Ln, London EC2A 3PQ
020 7422 7505
Visit their website here:
http://villageunderground.co.uk/ (also their box office)
9.30pm - 3am
While we don't wish to enforce a dress code, we do very strongly believe that dressing up will significantly add to your enjoyment of our events while adding to the ambience for everyone else. Please make an effort. You will be rewarded. (See previous event pics here: http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=262314363295 or visit our Pinterest page for inspiration here: http://www.pinterest.com/whitemink/ )
And remember to invite your friends.
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We were named by Mixmag this year as the second best party in the UK. As the originators of a speakeasy and swing revival, we are proud to be "taking clubland by storm" (The Daily Telegraph). We founded London's Electro Swing Club which blew up into a world-wide phenomena and are responsible for the eponymous, album-charting White Mink : Black Cotton (Electro Swing vs Speakeasy Jazz) CD series. We have curated numerous amazing festival stages annually from Glastonbury's Shangri La to Bestival's Spiegeltent, and we continue to promote sell-out UK shows by bands like Parov Stelar and Caravan Palace. We have a lot to live up to!
So this better be good...