"THE PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES", Brixton Prince Albert Friday 2nd April 2010
Described by the South London Press as, "the party to end all parties," this turned out to be one of the liveliest rock and roll parties of the year. We mixed up the street skiffle of the SEVERED LIMB with the floor-shaking rockabilly of the BRIXTON MULESTARS, plus the antler clattering, spoon-playing urban folk of the NO FRILLS band as part of Offline's 6th Anniversary - with a special dance set from the legendary ACTIONETTES too!
Offliine regulars and "Ramshackle Brixton folkies" the No Frills Band onstage.
The Dogstar connection!
The fabulous Actionettes take to the stage.
We love the Actionettes!
Skifflers extraordinaire The Severed Limb rock the stage.
The washboard player spilled real blood. Rock'n'Roll, alright!
The incredible Muleskinners on stage.
OFFLINE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY R'n'R SPECIAL
Fri Apr 2nd
A near-unmeasurable night of party massiveness!
This night promises to be one of the liveliest rock and roll parties of the year, mixing up the street skiffle of the SEVERED LIMB with the floor
-shaking rockabilly of the BRIXTON MULESTARS, plus the antler clattering, spoon-playing urban folk of the NO FRILLS band as part of Offline's 6th Anniversary - and DJ Editor's birthday celebrations. And we've got a special dance set from the legendary ACTIONETTES too!
"THE PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES" - South London Press feature!
(Click on pic for bigger image)
Formed late in 2009 by members of Stereo MC's & Alabama 3 bringing a whole new sound. They play Rockabilly, Western Swing, Hillbillyboogie, Jive bringing you vintage sounds from the 1950s. The band comprise a double bassist, washboard man, guitarist, drummer & a wholesome vocalist. Pure dance music for all rockabilly lovers!
After ripping up the dance floor at their last Brixton show, we've got the amazing Essex skiffle kids back to rock the joint. With their quiff-threatening mix of washboards, tea chest bass, box drums and harmonicas, they'll be taking the Rock Island Line straight into Brixton. They've already bagged prestigious support slots with Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and Imelda May, so get down early for this one!
"Awesomely authentic skiffle sounds from such a surprisingly young band. With their good looks and accomplished playing, we can see these boys hitting the big league" HotGigsUK
A ballroom blitzkrieg of shimmying, sparkling, synchronised routines from this all-girl dance troupe, kicking their shiny white boots to 60s girl group classics. As seen on Charlie Brooker's TV show and BBC2's Culture Show, these stars of Ladyfest 2008 are not to be missed!
"With each shake of the hips, the smiles get wider..." The Independent
THE NO FRILLS BAND
Full on Brixton folk serving up a house shaking, beer-spilling feast of clattering spoons, banging antlers, parping tubas, mandolins, fiddles, tin whistles, accordions and more.
"Fantastic, rabble rousing urban tunes... a delight to watch!"
We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars throwing down a top selection of tunes, including:
LANG & LOPEZ (The Actionettes)
A glorious celebration of 50s, 60s, Motown and obscure dance tunes from the Actionettes' very own Glamour Queens of Vintage Vinyl.
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills & Liberace in a floor stomping package proving that drinking'n'DJing can be a perilous trade.
NIPSLA (Falling over studios)
Packing more pop than a Rice Krispies factory, Nipsla's DJ bag is a veritable jumble sale of joy, overflowing with indie, dance, electro and party tunes.
BARON BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul)
More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.