Whycan'twejustallgetalong? & Fortuna POP! presents
THE CHRISTMAS COVERS PARTY 2014
City Shanty Band
Plus compere Niall McCamley (The Spook School)
And DJs Paul Wright (Track & Field) and Simon Love until 3am
Saturday 20th December, Doors 7pm
The Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EB
Transport: Dalston Kingsland Overground Station / Rectory Road Train / Buses 488, 236, 149, 76
Tel : 0207 249 0810
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets / £6 Door
It's happening again!!
This Christmas, please join us for yet more festive capers as we expertly trawl through music’s joyful past.
Many years ago deep in the mists of time Nottingham promoters Whycan'twejustallgetalong? decided to get all their friends' bands to play a Christmas party. Because there were a lot of them, and to make it a bit more interesting, they asked the bands to only play cover versions and to limit their sets to 2 or 3 songs. They christened it "The Christmas Covers Party". Well, you would, wouldn't you?
There are no headliners - the music has a gradual gradient from 'less party earlier to more party later' – and the bands don't tell anyone what they are going to play. Over the years all sorts of red herrings have been planted to throw covers detectives off track. Previous years have seen medleys of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Spandau Ballet and covers ranging from Cher Lloyd to Throbbing Gristle, from Belle and Sebastian to R Kelly (those last two in the same set!).
So basically, lots of bands play lots of covers whilst we get drunk, dance around and shout at them. Sounds suspiciously simple doesn’t it? Almost too simple...
The first band is on at 7.30, so please turn up before then so as not to miss any of the fun.
All profit goes to Shelter.