Sex & Mugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll – Here’s the dealio…
That’s right ladies and gents, it’s all planned, it’s all official and we got it goin’ on. Like, for realz. The High Tea Cast girls are returning to Kensington with a stupendous blend of comedy, burlesque and the very best singalong rock’n’roll goodness you could hope to lay your eyes (and ears) on.
Following the undisputed success of last year’s Sex & Mugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll – which raised the final £1300 for London based charity Janie’s School to finish building a school for the young girls of Cambodia – we will once again be returning to Archangel Nightclub with an entourage of boundless talent to strut, sing and dance their way to helping third world women build a life for themselves… and all you need to do to help is buy a ticket for November 24th. (There’ll be free cake for everyone and the chance to win utterly amazing prizes too. Obviously.)
It’s a night packed with awesome entertainment from the likes of Vaccines’ pals Kid Champion and headteacher of London’s The Cheek Of It Burlesque School, Lady Cheek, followed swiftly by a DJ set ‘til 2am. This is all for the mere price of £8, and all proceeds will be donated to the incredible Janie’s School. The cash raised will help maintain the Cambodian school’s facilities and stock textbooks so the girls there can be educated. The alternative for them is a life of repression – in Cambodia the sex trafficking of young, helpless girls is not uncommon. Founder of Janie’s School, Jennifer Begg, says:
“I started Janie’s School as a way to honour my mum’s memory as a strong woman who worked hard, along with my dad, to provide an education for her children. We didn’t have to fight to go to school, learning wasn’t political for us but in 2012 in the developing world, it is. Thanks to strong women like Sam and Lea, we’re making a tangible difference in the world.
Eat cake + Dance + Laugh + Party = Real impact on childrens lives = WIN”
Book your tickets in advance (highly recommended – they’re already set to sell out) at AAA’s website, and have the time of your life while helping to save third world women.
Having just returned from playing Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, they’ll be headlining Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll for us this year – carnage is to be expected.
International Burlesque star, comedienne, vintage pin up and founder of The Cheek Of It! Burlesque School, she’s a lady with a whole lotta cheek!
A captivating storyteller and vivacious vixen, Lady Cheek has wowed audiences the world over with her unique combination of classic silver screen elegance and raucous comedy from slapstick to bizarre, training over 600 women every year from London to NYC in the art of being fabulous.
Total Glamour Puss, Vintage showgirl and fabulously funny, Lady Cheek is utterly sensational.
Following the success of their self-titled 2011 EP, the band released their full album in March 2012… then sat back and watched the avid fans roll in. This dance rock trio have had their gig schedule packed tight ever since, earning themselves well deserved airplay on BBC Introducing and numerous appearances on the stage of the Love Music Hate Racism Festival. We strongly suggest you get your skank on – their dancing drummer WILL pick on you.
Miss Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is the tattooed temptress who took to burlesque after dancing for 14 years, creating a concoction of characters offset by the cheeky stare, shaking shoulders and wiggling hips that have been known to drive audiences into a frenzy.
This pint-sized pinup found her true place in burlesque at the start of 2012, having founded Chantilly Lace’s BURLESQUE FEVER Show in her home town of Tunbridge Wells, bringing hoards of burlesque beauties, singers and magicians to the ever-thankful masses.
The Worry Dolls
The Worry Dolls won’t sing about love. Not directly, at least. It’s their small statement against a worn down lyrical standard that is too often relied on when a writer has nothing new to say. It doesn’t need to be groundbreaking, and it doesn’t need to be important (on ‘Oliver’ Rosie and Zoe sing about an infatuation with a West End drag queen), but it needs to be original, and it needs to have meaning. At least, that’s how the Worry Dolls both see it. And if they agree on that, it must be true.
Darren Michelangelo Smith
This British singer songwriter is the happy go-lucky guy sitting firmly on the fence between the genres of indie-pop and ska. Armed with the catchiest song ever (“She’s such a woo-hoo!”) and a hint of 60s pizazz, Darren appeared on the first series of E4’s Musicool before heading out onto the London circuit. He’ll be opening Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll with an acoustic set to get the crowd dancing early – after the first few chords of WooHoo, there wont be a single person still sitting…
Grab those tickets RIGHT NOW!