Des Was a Bowie Fan clubnight
With the B-52's announcing that this summer will be the last time they'll roam around the world, and their final London show coming on Sunday June 30th, here's an extravagant clubnight celebration behind the hidden door at The Victoria.
Amidst the club's usual mix of indiepop, new wave, post-punk and Northern Soul, expect to hear all of the gloriously exuberant B52's hits from 1978's debut 'Rock Lobster' onwards through 'Planet Claire' and 'Private Idaho' to 'Summer of Love', 'Love-Shack', 'ROAM' and 2008's ace 'Juliet of the Spirits'.
It will be a discotheque from a Fellini dream.
'One of London's best indie / soul clubs' - NME
'A post-Peel, post indie market-place discotheque in the spirit of the pirates, fags and runaways' - Llewelyn Bowen
Expect to hear: B-52's * Talking Heads * Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers * Dexys Midnight Runners * Pulp * Prince * Belle and Sebastian * Brigitte Bardot * Blondie * The Smiths * Serge Gainsbourg * Suede * The Ramones * The Ronettes * The Shangri-Las * Aretha Franklin * The Temptations * Diana Ross & The Supremes * Ladytron * Le Tigre * David Bowie * Little Richard * The Cure * The Fall * The Buzzcocks * Elvis Costello * Elvis Presley * The Indelicates * The Field Mice * Carter USM * Camera Obscura * Johnny Cash * Jackie Wilson * White Stripes * Talking Heads * The Raincoats * Joy Division * Veronica Falls * Martha Reeves and the Vandellas * The Magnetic Fields * The Beach Boys * Pet Shop Boys * Pixies * Art Brut * T-Rex * The Beatles * Dusty Springfield * Depeche Mode * Broder Daniel * Bronski Beat * Belinda Carlisle * France Gall * New Order * Jens Lekman * The Jesus and Mary Chain * Candi Staton * Chemtrails * Omar Souleyman * Orange Juice * Los Campesinos! * James Brown * The Rolling Stones * Mary Wells * Kim Weston * Sonic Youth * Slowdive * Arcade Fire * The Four Tops * Flowers * The Flirtations * Frank Wilson * The Undertones * Ritchie Valens * Meilyr Jones * The Velvet Underground ♥
Des Was a Bowie Fan is a London clubnight founded in 2013 at the Tutu's nightclub on the Strand. It has since played out residencies at East End venues Jamboree, The George Tavern and Paper Dress Vintage, creating feral and ageless Pop dancing havens for lovers and dreamers. Guest DJs at the club in London have included Eddie Argos of Art Brut, Darren Hayman of John Peel favourites Hefner, and feminist author and post-punk musician Helen McCookerybook. It is Wales' 600th most successful export across the bridge, coming in just before Gindrinker's ode to darts in popular culture and just after Shakin' Stevens' 'Green Door'..