“A post-Peel, post indie market-place discotheque
in the spirit of the pirates, fags and runaways” – Llewelyn Bowen

“a Dai Dominoe-rally of indiepop, new wave, post-punk, Northern Soul and rock’n’roll for lovers and dreamers; put your faith in this dancefloor” – Oyster Boy

“Like doing the Monster Mash in a Welsh valleys workingmans club without the bloke shit. This is fucking Pop music and community” – Dai Rock and Roll

“One of London’s best indie / soul clubs” – New Musical Express

“Bucking and burning with sounds from the cutting edges of alt Pop culture in the haze and the smoke” PopMatters

For invites to our night, befriend Dai Disco here
He won’t send you naked photos,  don’t worry.
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Des Was a Bowie Fan is a London clubnight playing sweet indiepop, new wave, disco, post-punk, Northern Soul and rock’n’roll

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The next Des Was a Bowie Fan is on New Year’s Eve in the DIY punk rock drinking city of the year, Cardiff, 9pm till 4am at The Big Top, 10 Feet Tall, with special guests the midnight bells of St John the Baptist Church



We Play: ♥ Dexys Midnight Runners * Pulp * Belle and Sebastian * Brigitte Bardot * The Smiths * Serge Gainsbourg * Suede * The Ramones * The Ronettes * The Raincoats * Veronica Falls * The Shangri-Las * Aretha Franklin * Anita Lindblom * Flowers * The Temptations * Blondie * The Supremes * Le Tigre * Bowie * Little Richard * The Fall * The Cure * The Field Mice * Camera Obscura * The Pastels * Johnny Cash * Jackie Wilson * Talking Heads * Joy Division * Joyride * Martha and the Vandellas * Magnetic Fields * Makthaverskan * The Beach Boys * Pet Shop Boys * Pixies * Art Brut * The Stammer * Dusty Springfield * Depeche Mode * Broder Daniel * Rita Pavone * New Order * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Jesus and Mary Chain * Candi Staton * Chemtrails * Orange Juice * Westkust * Kim Weston * Sonic Youth * Slowdive * The Four Tops * The Flirtations * Frank Wilson * Ritchie Valens * Meilyr Jones * Tcha Limberger and His Budapest Gypsy Orchestra * Teenage Fanclub * The Indelicates * New York Dolls * Velvet Underground ♥

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 Upcoming Nights

New Year’s Eve at The Big Top, 10 Feet Tall, Caerdydd

Friday January 25th at The Victoria (Dalston)

Saturday February 16th at The Big Top, 10 Feet Tall (Cardiff)

Saturday February 23rd at The Victoria (Dalston)

Saturday March 30th at The Victoria (Dalston)

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