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Des Was a Bowie Fan: Edinburgh Special on Saturday 18th January 2020
On Saturday January 18th London clubnight Des Was A Bowie Fan returns to Edinburgh - indiepop, new wave, post-punk, 60s Pop and Northern Soul dancing at ace subterranean club venue Henry's Cellar Bar on Morrison Street, just off Lothian Road. 11pm till 3am.
The Shangri-Las to The Smiths, Brigitte Bardot to Belle and Sebastian, Roy Orbison to The Raincoats, Dusty Springfield to Depeche Mode, The Beach Boys to Ballboy, Jackie Wilson to Joy Division, Buddy Holly to David Bowie, with a smattering of Edinburgh post-punk legends. As it's the anniversary of Bowie's death, we'll draw heavily from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars during the first hour of the night.
'One of London's best indie / soul clubs' - New Musical Express
Expect to hear: Dexys Midnight Runners * Pulp * Prince * Belle and Sebastian * Brigitte Bardot * Candi Staton * Blondie * B-52's * Felt * The Smiths * Serge Gainsbourg * Suede * The Ramones * The Ronettes * Roy Orbison * The Shangri-Las * The Shop Assistants * Aretha Franklin * Talking Heads * The Temptations * Diana Ross & The Supremes * Ladytron * Le Tigre * David Bowie * Little Richard * The Cure * The Fall * Fire Engines * The Buzzcocks * Elvis Costello * Elvis Presley * The Field Mice * Camera Obscura * Johnny Cash * Jackie Wilson * White Stripes * Westkust * The Raincoats * Joy Division * The June Brides * The Jam * Veronica Falls * Martha Reeves and the Vandellas * The Magnetic Fields * The Beach Boys * Pet Shop Boys * Pixies * Art Brut * T-Rex * Television Personalities * The Beatles * France Gall * Dusty Springfield * Depeche Mode * Broder Daniel * Bronski Beat * Belinda Carlisle * France Gall * New Order * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * The Jesus and Mary Chain * Chemtrails * Carter USM * Curtis Mayfield * Omar Souleyman * Orange Juice * James Brown * The Indelicates * The Rolling Stones * Mary Wells * Kim Weston * The Wolfhounds * Sonic Youth * Slowdive * Arcade Fire * The Four Tops * Flowers * The Flirtations * Frank Wilson * The Undertones * Ritchie Valens * Meilyr Jones * Vic Godard & the Subway Sect * 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 Pop dancing havens for lovers and dreamers young and old. Guest DJs at the club in its London carnation 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 after Shakin' Stevens' autobiography.
Music Genres: 60s, 80s, Alternative, Indie, Punk
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