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DADDY MAC – ‘Halloween Party’
31st October 2008
@ THE GRAMAPHONE
60-62 Commercial Street, London E1
A night of eclectic beats, live bands and DJ’s
There are ghastly going-on’s at DADDY MAC headquarters as we host our very own Fancy Dress HALLOWEEN PARTY. There will be a prize for the best dressed - so get into the ‘spirit’ of things and come dressed to die for.
Our headline live act are VADOINMESSICO. Formed in 2006 when Giorgio Poti (Italy) and Salvador Garza (Mexico) met at music college in London they combine their various musical influences to create rousing guitar anthems with unexpectedly sweet vocals. They are joined by Stephan Buergermeister (Austria) on banjo to provide us with a fresh and exciting sound with a truly international flavour.
Our special guest from Mexico is Latin Grammy Award Winning Pop-Rock singer and songwriter NATALIA LAFOURCADE. In 2003, she was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best New Artist category (she lost to David Bisbal) for her debut album but it was not until 2005 when she releaseed her second album ‘Casa’ with her then group Natalia y La Forquetina that she won the Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Produced mostly by Café Tacuba's Emmanuel del Real, ‘Casa’ presented a more mature, rock-oriented sound while retaining pop and bossa-nova influences. In 2006, after a tour of Mexico and the U.S, Natalia announced that she will be leaving La Forquetina to once again work as a solo artist. A documentary about the band was made, mostly showing the group on the road and their travels. The documentary was aired on MTV in the fall of 2007. She is currently signed to Sony BMG.
To get us into true HALLOWEEN mood the evening will be kicked off by THE LUGOSI
North London based “The Lugosi” are the result of what happened when Matt Hill (guitar), Mike Baker (bass) and Richard Parsons (vocals, harmonica) each experienced their personal “Year Of Hell”. This darker, edgier, more visceral yet more grandiose musical direction sat uneasily within the confines of their already established powerpop group “Monterey” and so, with the addition of Greg Stapley (drums) and Lucia Hrda (vocals), “The Lugosi” were born – in 2005. Says Richard: “We wear black. We’re serious, certain, cynical, theatrical; it’s our second adolescence – only with less spots.
On the decks:
Promoter Matt Brown emerges once more as SAINT NOTHING to chop it up on the decks with a blend of dub, old skool and classic party tracks from his wonderfully eclectic record box
Resident and hugely experienced CRAIG GUNN will be laying down the party tunes with his own Hammer ‘House’ of horror beats. Hailing from Brazil we bring you NACHO DEPORPATAS . Having promoted club night ‘Spiritualised’ in London for a number of years and producing tracks for his own label Deporpatas Records we welcome his distinct funky techno to trance sound to Daddy Mac to finish off the night in a hard paced finale.
The event will be guest compared by ASH WOOD who will make sure the night runs smoothly with his on stage vocal stylings....
Guys - get on this. Everybody welcome. See you on the dancefloor
Doors at 8pm and we close at 4am. Price £5 before 11pm and £6 thereafter
The live music element begins at 9pm.
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