The Society of Cool!
Saturday 13th October - 10pm to 6am.
229 The Venue, Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN
Now in our tenth year of this super successful London club night that started back in 2001 bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. This 1000 capacity venue in the heart of Central London home to Le Beat Bespoké, Nutty New Year and New Untouchables live promotions has three rooms of action with an all night bar!
The R&B ROOM is hosted by London promoters the New Untouchables with authentic Rhythm and Blues, Ska/Reggae and Club Soul on the menu from resident DJ Rob Bailey and special guests from top European R&B club joints including Roberta (Underground Blues-Teramo), Roger Banks, Brian Kelson (Scorcher) and Tim Ott-Jones (R&B@Canal)
The BEAT BASEMENT is hosted by the successful Mousetrap all-nighters in Finsbury Park. Resident DJ Dr Robert (Le Beat Bespoke) and Spider Webb (Horrors) + 2 Pete's (Perfumed Garden- Derby) spin the primest 60’s Beat, Garage, Psych committed to vinyl. Expect maximum fun, gorgeous go-go girls to a backdrop of kaleidoscopic visuals and the best live acts.
Five Live STRYPES are talented young lads from Cavan, Ireland who are the talk of the town right now. Their recent live shows in London were sensational. They headlined the Saturday night at this year’s prestigious Euro Ye Ye festival in Spain and are rapidly picking up new fans all over the World including Jeff Bexk, Miles Cane, Paul Weller and Jools Holland who saw them at a festival in Ireland recently (come on Jools get them booked in for the next series of “Later”). You can catch them live at 10pm at the next Crossfire on Sat 13 October and see for yourself just what all the fuss is about!
Coventry band THE SORROWS were a sensation at Le Beat Bespoké this year featuring the charismatic Don Fardon of ‘Indian Reservation’ and ‘I’m Alive’ fame on lead vocals. The Sorrows are one of the UK forefathers of the Garage Rock or the Freakbeat sound as it’s now known (a term given to maximum R&B). The band released a number of great 45’s in the mid sixties including ‘Take a heart’ which reached 21 in the charts and a brilliant album in 1965 which now fetches silly money among collectors. Expect to hear all the anthems on stage at 11pm!
Come over to the Crossfire event page on Facebook to sign up!
To find out more about Crossfire click HERE and to leave your requests for the DJ's on the night or chat about the event join the Crossfire forum page!
See you all there!