Back to when The Milk Bar was a cool place in London I used to frequent and not a sad referral to my lactating self. Back, back, back to 1993, when I used to think it was okay to go out clubbing wearing nothing but a silver skirt and a Wonderbra covered in marabou feathers, back when I didn't have a care in the world and my days were devoted to sleeping and my evenings were devoted to working and dancing, back to when I used to work in a dingy little nightclub above a bar called Dirty Dicks on the Barbican in Plymouth.
Back to that moment in time, I was witness to a wonderful phenomena being born. That phenomena was Jelly Jazz an evening of dance funk and intoxication for the ears. The kind of intoxication that transcends the aural senses and drifts deep into your mind lighting up your hips, and feet, so that they sway, so that they move so that they skip and jump uncontrollably like the heart beat of a love-sick teenager when she spots her crush across the street.
So, it doesn't surprise me to hear that seventeen years later, club nights have come and gone (RIP Cultural Vibes) but Jelly Jazz are still going. And they are not just keeping themselves to the South West either. Jelly Jazz are coming to Southsea,Hampshire for one night only, for a special charity do. So, don't miss out, buy your ticket and start planning that outfit.
They are hosting a Mexican Day of the dead Halloween special at Southsea Castle. An amazing venue for a party and the tuneage will have you exploding with rhythm like you won't believe. You can get your tickets at Bamboo Bar Southsea and the event itself is on 30th October.
Want some Mexican day of the dead inspiration? Think swirly psychedelic artwork, think skulls, think skulls with swirly psychedelic art work. It's all very Corpse Bride.
|Blue nose, much better than a brown one|
|Corpse Bride - I want that dress!|
|Or I could just go dressed as one of my predecessors, we head hunters are pretty damn scary|