Dance Dance You Rascal You

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A new clubnight from Des Was a Bowie Fan, a sweet blaze of 1920s and ’30s New Orleans Jazz, Hot Swing, 1940 and ’50s Jive and Rock’n’Roll, Brass-Fueled Gospel, Gypsy, ’60s Girl Groups & Soul.

The night derives its name from the Harlem Hamfats’ glorious ‘I’ll be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You’, and the feeling shall be that of a swing culture de-formalised, with a prohibition-era romance and freedom to get feral to the beat and sway.

For invites to this night, and to Des Was a Bowie Fan, join the group page here, or befriend Dai Discotheque.

Expect to hear: King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band * Jimmie Noone * Billie Holiday * Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five * Sidney Bechet * The Washboard Rhythm Kings * Harlem Hamfats * Bessie Smith * Jelly Roll Morton * Muggsy Spanier * Buster Bailey * Sister Rosetta Tharpe * Sister Wynona Carr * Firehouse Five Plus Two * Serge Gainsbourg * Frances Gall * Jacques Brel * Lajkó Félix * Goran Bregović * Beirut * The Turbans * The Bobby McGees * Django Reinhardt * Tcha Limberger and His Budapest Gypsy Orchestra * Elvis * Roy Orbison * Jackie Wilson * The Diamonds * Ritchie Valens * The Everly Brothers * The Shangri-Las * Frankie Ford * Eddie Cochran * Dion and the Belmonts * Danny and the Juniors * Wilbert Harrison * The Monotones * Dee Dee Sharp * Betty Everett * Marvin Gaye * Tammi Terrell * The Ronettes * Wanda Jackson * James Brown * Buster Brown * Peggy March * Sandy Shaw * The Ramones

Membership to the club is free via It’ll get you £4 entry to each night.