Fri 14th DECEMBER 2012: CHRISTMAS PARTY INDIE-STYLE!
Prince Albert 418 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton London SW9 8LF [map]
Tel: 020 7274 3771 Facebook event
DJs 10pm - 2.30am
FREE ALL NIGHT!
We were delighted to welcome back the London-based alt-folkers THE LOST CAVALRY to our Christmas show.
We've been huge fans of this band, led by ex-Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West. The band played another great set backed by a Santa's sackful of DJs spinning top notch ska, drum and bass, reggae, rock and roll, skiffle, rockabilly, punk, dance and good time music tunes.
SPECIAL GUEST! We also had a slot by Steve Mclean Ellis. Steve fled his native Scotland in the early 1990s to avoid a life of heroin, shortbread and the Proclaimers. Since then he's sporadically read his rants and rhymes on the London gig circuit and cabaret nights. Remaining true to his roots, he has retained his Scottish work ethic as he averages around 4 shows every two years.
PHOTOS FROM THE DANCEFLOOR:
Steve delivers his sometimes baffling, sometimes funny, sometimes cutting poetry.
This as one of the baffling bits!
Lost Cavalry onstage.
Some ectoplasm appears to have materialised on the dancefloor!
Formed by vocalist Mark West, former guitarist of Fanfarlo, The Lost Cavalry are one of our favourite bands of 2011. Serving up beautifully textured, finely crafted tales of adventure and hope, the band make their way through a vast array of acoustic and electronic instruments top produce a wonderfully eclectic sound.
"an instant delight...beguiling set of crafted alternative indie folk tunes, acoustic smiles ...their songs are uncluttered gems"
"Smiths and early Travis-like guitar pop" Time Out
DJs on the night
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills and Liberace in a floor stomping package.
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.
DJ TWENTY QUID (Real Ale Heartland)
Funkier than James Brown on a spring, expect a floorboard-troubling mix of massive party tunes, spiced up with some soul, punk and new wave.
RICH (Cherry red)
Big floor fillers from start to finish with loads of top ska and indie. Yeah!
Videos and photo slideshows of street photography, random amusements and weird shizzle from the internet.
MAP & DIRECTIONS
The Albert is less than two minutes walk from Brixton station and a few minutes from the Brixton Academy.
Turn left out of the tube station, take the second left down Coldharbour Lane (by the KFC), go past the Prince of Wales and it's the next pub on your left.