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About Graeme Thomas

I work in the Edinburgh office of Brown Paper Tickets in Business Development. I am a big fan of live music and stand up gigs. When indoors you can not go wrong with a good DVD boxset. I really enjoy getting out and meeting new producers/venues and showing them what we do!

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Friday, March 09 I This is Johnny Woo The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton   London’s ‘Tranny Superstar’ (TIME OUT) and undisputed king of parties presents an intimate evening of performance. Having recently celebrated 10 yrs in the business of alternative cabaret, Woo brings elements from his most recent show ‘This Is Jonny Woo’ straight from The Soho Theatre to Brighton. A show of highlights and favourite pieces from his substantial repertoire following his time as a ravenous party animal, through personal moments following a stay in hospital and his re-emergence even bolder and sillier than ever. Buckle-up for a rollercoaster ride into the mind of one of London’s favourite club stars. Stories, raps, caricature and high fashion. What more can you want!

Friday, March 09 I Adam Stafford, So Many Wizards & LeThug Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh   Adam Stafford is a great live performer, steadily and oddly building his loops and samples up into lush pop songs. He will be joined by So Many Wizards, who are over from the States and LeThug, a new droney, electronic pop band from Glasgow.

Friday, March 09 I Gutter Lane: Backstreets and Byways Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   Gutter Lane is a bustling Victorian backstreet brimming with forbidden pleasures and dubious wonder. Every month in the Jekyll & Hyde bar they invite you to don your top hat, strap on your Bustle and take your seat for a cabaret show with a difference. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in United Kingdom

 

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Friday, March 02 The Jitterbug – Volume V The Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham  Get ready ladies and gentleman, as the Jitterbug is back for its fifth instalment. They will be taking over the Black Cherry Lounge to bring you their hugely successful Swing / Electro Swing night presenting DJ Switch (3x DMC World champion), Josh et le Chat and Trip for Biscuits with a live audio/visual show. In order to meet your dancing needs once again they will be providing a FREE dance class at 9pm. Dressing up is strongly encouraged as you’ll be transported back to the 1920’s/30’s. Here’s a few ideas to get you started: 1920s flapper, 30s glamour, pearls, feather boas, flat cap, top hat, trilby, waistcoat & braces, dinner jackets & bow ties.

Friday, March 02 FRAME! Showreel The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh  Vivid Frame promotions brings you three great bands: Tiresias Archive, The Wintergreens and Birdhead. After the show, you can dance like a bad thing with Edinburgh’s best indie/alternative DJs.

Saturday, March 03 Llandow Circuit Bike Trackday Llandow Circuit, Llandow  As one of the smaller circuits in the UK, Llandow offers a unique opportunity for novice and intermediate users to enjoy some technically challenging corners in a controlled environment. All participants are given a full safety briefing and their Chief Marshal is available for advice and guidance throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 24 Itsy Presents: Kabarett The Voodoo Room, Edinburgh  Itsy returns with the first Kabarett event of 2012. They’ll be bringing their unique brand of neo-cabaret back to the luxurious surrounds of Edinburgh’s premier cabaret haunt the Voodoo Rooms for a night filled with twisted alternative variety performance. Featured performers include: Marnie Scarlet, Cherry Loco, Miss Annabel Sings, Miss Hell’s Belle, Puff Uproar & the Shimmering Sound Affair and comedic MC Dee Itsy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 17 SOUNDkitchen’s 1st Birthday! Ort. artist and community cafe, Birmingham   SOUNDkitchen celebrates their first birthday with an evening of eclectic music. The exciting line up includes @C, Mecha/Orga, Anvil & Stirrup and Ben Ramsay.

Saturday, February 18 Live Roller Derby: The Bruise Brothers Dundee International Sports Complex, Dundee   Dundee Roller Girls’ Silvery Tayzers are pleased to announce their next home bout: Bruise Brothers! Come along and shake your tail feather as they host the Fierce Valley Roller Girls’ Parma Violents in their first open bout. Local vendors, fabulous raffle prizes, music by DJ Col, cakes, merchandise and of course full-contact, all-female, live roller derby! What more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon?

Saturday, February 18 The Ric Rac Club The Fox, London   Come one, come all for a very special edition of the Ric Rac Club this February. For they have something very exciting to celebrate… the release of Miss Naomi Thompson’s very first book, “Style Me Vintage Clothes!” This bible for all vintage fans will be published in early February, so they’re giving away not one, but FIVE copies of it over the course of the evening, some in their infamous Ric Rac Raffle, and some as spot prizes. Not only that, but Naomi is putting up a personal shopping trip around London’s secret vintage shops as a prize in the Raffle, too. There will be tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s, with the Mafia Girls on the decks, special guest DJs and their resident soul expert All Fringe No Knickers; all spread out over two floors of their lovely venue. Also there will be a delightfully entertaining ukelele turn performed by Miss Gemma King. Not only that but you’ll get a Free King’s Squeeze Cocktail on arrival, courtesy of the sponsor The King’s Ginger Liqueur. This is a social occasion for the vintage-minded and promises to be full of lovely and friendly people. There will be solo dancing demonstrations to break the ice too. So, whether you come in a group, pair or even solo, you are sure to have a smashing time. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, February 10 Gutter Lane: Sugar and Spice Winters Delight Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   On the second Friday of every month, within the Jekyll & Hyde Bar, ‘Gutter Lane,’ a bustling Victorian backstreet, staggers to life. With performers as dubious as they are memorable, there will be something to tease and excite all. The Lane itself boasts differing attractions from month to month including custom jewelry stalls, musicians and ad hoc performances. For those bold enough to walk the lane The Aerie Theatre awaits. This treasure trove for the curious is home to the heart of Gutter Lane: its performances. Here you will encounter exotic burlesque, shameful comedy, daring acrobatics and much, much more

Saturday, February 11 Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash The Kursaal (Function Suite), Southend-on-Sea   Join the heartbreakers, home wreckers and serial daters of Essex in rebelling against stupid Cupid and his painful arrows. Love is for losers. The Seaside Sirens are back with their first annual event of the year – The Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash. If you came to the event last year you already know you’re in for a treat! Posh venue, great bands, loads of roller girls letting their hair down and so much more. The best bit is tickets are even cheaper this year at only £8 each. Please note that due to the licensed bar and the content of some of the entertainment, this is an over 18 only event.

Saturday, February 11 Acid City Championship Wrestling: WRESTLERIOT! New Era Complex, Accrington   All titles are up for grabs as Acid City Championship Wrestling launches in Accrington with WrestleRiot! Champions will be crowned, as some of the most exciting professional wrestling talent in the world face one another in a bid to take over Acid City. Exciting storylines, extreme action and countless styles will collide in what promises to be one hell of a show! If you are a professional wrestling fan, you CAN’T afford to miss this! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, February 02 Comedy@ The Jam Jar The Jam Jar, Dunfermline  A top night of comedy headlined by Tom Stade as featured in Live at the Apollo (BBC1), One Night Stand (Dave) and Stand-Up For the Week (Ch4) also featuring JoJo Sutherland, Tommy Reid, Stephen Manson and David Mutch.

Friday February 03 The Jitterbug Vol IV Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham  After arriving with a bang on the Nottingham party scene last year, The Jitterbug is back for its first event of 2012. They take great pride in bringing you the very best national and international acts from the world of Electro Swing and the recent Electro Swing Peoples Favourite 2011 awards are testament to that with 4 out of 11 categories being won by acts hosted at The Jitterbug. This year is to be no exception and they kick off the year by bringing you Sound Assembly. Making waves in the Electro Swing pond, this 3-piece live act from Lancaster, fronted by Sally Bloomer, has played at countless events across the UK and recently at the Electro Swing Club in Paris. The Jitterbug is also pleased to present to you Bass for the Baby, having performed at London Decompression among other festivals, he is sure to stir things up. The Jitterbug residents: Jamko, Maxophone and Das Motz have been busy over the festive period preparing an audio and visual show which they will be unveiling for the very first time. To meet your dancing needs they will be once again providing a FREE dance class at the beginning of the evening followed by classic Swing music for social dancing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the UK. Check back every Wednesday at noon, GMT for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, January 26  Future Shorts Festival The Vibe Bar – London   Ninety minutes of the best six short films for your delectation. Future Shorts (the guys behind Secret Cinema) will be helping to launch the charity Yellobric with a pop-up short film festival. Yellobric will be hosting the screening which is part of a world wide festival spanning 30 countries. This screening will be in The Vibe Bar, one of East London’s premier venues on Brick Lane. Hang around after to raise a glass and celebrate Yellobric’s charity status. The films include one Oscar winner and one BAFTA winner, you can watch some of the trailers on their Facebook site. For a full list of films head here. All ticket sales will go to Yellobric registered charity No. 1144590.

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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