“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 clubs” – New Musical Express

“Bucking and burning with sounds from the cutting edges in the haze and the smoke; put your faith in this dancefloor” 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, post-punk, new wave, Northern Soul and rock’n’roll

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The next Des Was a Bowie Fan is in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday October 27th, a Talking Heads / Halloween Special on Kierkegaard’s double edged sword at The Big Top, 10 Feet Tall.


Our next London club is on Friday November 2nd: A David Bowie Halloween Special at The Fiddler’s Elbow, Chalk Farm

Advance Tickets:

£3 earlybird

£5 later advance

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

Friday October 12th at The Victoria (Dalston)

Saturday October 27th at Ten Feet Tall (Cardiff): Halloween Talking Heads Special / David Byrne After-Party

Friday November 2nd at The Fiddler’s Elbow (Camden): Bowie vs The Ghosts of Halloween Special with guests Astro Children (New Zealand)

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