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Neil Frame 07/01/70

Stumblin’ Slims

Stumblin’ Slims at Village Underground | Alternative Nightlife

With yet another series of X-Factor having started on ITV1, it has now become your moral and social obligation to find more interesting ways to spend each of the Saturday nights that remain between now and Christmas.

You owe this to yourself.

One particularly interesting date for the diary is Saturday 1st October, which sees beehived, tattooed TV chef Gizzi Erskine headlining at the 1950’s-inspired “Stumblin’ Slim’s” Rock n’ Roll night.

Hosted by the team behind The Blues Kitchen, Stumblin’ Slims will recreate 1950s and ‘60s Hollywood in East London. Described as “a cross between Prom Night and a late night drag race meet”, it’ll see bequiffed guys and gingham clad girls drinking from punch bowls and doing the jive to a collection of live bands.

Included in the live music line up are The Langley Sisters, an all-girl three part harmony group whose vintage hits herald back to a golden Hollywood age, The Caezars, and one-man boogie band Dollar Bill.

One-off, random escapades into another era are always to be encouraged.  But this one gets a particularly firm thumbs up because of the night’s highlight: the Stumblin’ Slims couples’ twist contest.

1st prize: got your name written all over it.


Stumblin’ Slims at Village Undergound | 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

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Stumblin’ Slims

Village Underground, 54 Hollywell Lane, Shoreditch, The City and East London, EC2A 3PQ