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Des Was a Bowie Fan: Cardiff Special at The Big Top-10 Feet Tall

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On Saturday April 28th, the first Des Was A Bowie Fan in Cardiff - indiepop, new wave, post-punk, 60s soul and rock'n'roll dancing till 3am upstairs at The Big Top, 10 Feet Tall. The Shangri-Las to The Smiths, Dusty Springfield to David Bowie and Depeche Mode, Brigitte Bardot to Belle and Sebastian, Martha and the Vandellas to Meilyr Jones, The Velvet Underground to Veronica Falls, and The Four Tops to Flowers. The general timbre.

In the only venue to stand in the shadow of the steeple of a pre-medieval parish church and feature a Gypsy traveller wagon for seats, we will go two wheels round the bend.

Come get drunk on a Welsh dancefloor.


"A post-Peel, post indie market-place discotheque in the spirit of the pirates, fags and runaways" - Llewelyn Bowen
"One of London's best indie / soul clubs" - New Musical Express

Entry: £4 / £6
Cheaplist via deswasabowiefan@gmail.com
Advance tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/436137

Expect to hear: <3 The Smiths * Pulp * Belle and Sebastian * Brigitte Bardot * David Bowie * Dexys Midnight Runners * Serge Gainsbourg * Suede * Soft Cell * The Ramones * The Ronettes * Veronica Falls * The Shangri-Las * Aretha Franklin * Alvvays * The Temptations * T-Rex * Blondie * The Supremes * Le Tigre * Little Richard * Los Campesinos! * The Fall * The Cure * The Field Mice * Camera Obscura * The Pastels * Prefrab Sprout * Johnny Cash * Jackie Wilson * Talking Heads * Hefner * Joy Division * Joyride * Martha and the Vandellas * Magnetic Fields * Makthaverskan * The Beach Boys * Pet Shop Boys * 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 * Westkust * Kim Weston * Sonic Youth * Slowdive * Flowers * The Four Tops * The Flirtations * Ritchie Valens * Gloria Jones * Meilyr Jones * Shirley Ellis * Shakin' Stevens * The Velvet Underground <3


Des Was a Bowie Fan is a London clubnight founded in 2013 at the Tutu's nightclub on the Strand. It has since played out residencies at East End venues Jamboree, The George Tavern and Paper Dress Vintage, creating feral and ageless Pop dancing havens for lovers and dreamers. Guest DJs at the club in its London carnation have included Eddie Argos of Art Brut, Darren Hayman of John Peel favourites Hefner, and feminist author and post-punk musician Helen McCookerybook. It is Wales' 600th most successful export across the bridge, coming in just before Gindrinker's ode to darts in popular culture and just after Shakin' Stevens' autobiography.


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