About me:Well you might have figured I'm not anywhere near 64 years old or whatever age myspace has said I am, but hey! why does that matter?!
I have a life long love of the music and films from the 1930s - 1950s and I love to dance.
Since 1998 I have been working as a SPECIALIST DJ playing stompin' dance music from the 1930s to the 1950s,
MY SCHEDULE : Take a look here to check out where I'll be! I could be in a town near you soon! http://www.hulaboogie.co.uk/djs--news.html
Since 2003 I have been behind the ORGANISING and hosting of HOSTING
HULA BOOGIE vintage music n dance nights, held at the fabulous SOUTH LONDON PACIFIC TIKI BAR in South London - which to me IS heaven
Hula Boogie 5th Anniversary 2008 with Ray Collins Hot Club
I have also been lucky enough to have been invited to DJ and perform regularly some of the best vintage music events in the UK and INTERNATIONALLY:
(incl. DANCE EVENTS: Saturday Night Swing Club, Diamond Jive, Helles Belles, Gangbusters, Hellzapoppin, Boogie@The Grand, Jitterbugs London & Sevenoaks, Nosey Joes, Chicken Shack, Bomb Boogie, Brighton Jive, Jive Club Essex, C-Jam
BURLESQUE SHOWS: Flash Monkey @ Cafe de Paris, Hurly Burly Show@Soho Revue Bar), What Katie Did Fashion Show.
as well as regularly in Europe:
BALAJO - Paris,
LA GUINGUETTE Sur La Marne, France,
BROC N ROLL - Paris,
SWING NIGHT @ CLARCHENS BALHAUS - Berlin,
GLORIA THEATRE, Cologne,
See my GIGS ABROAD album for other shows I have played around Europe.
VINTAGE ROOTS FESTIVAL, Inzago, Italy
TEAR IT UP Festival Croatia.
ROCKIN' BALLROOM BOP WEEKENDER, Leipzeg, Germany
SWING IT AGAIN BABY! WEEKEND, Leipzeg, Germany.
RHYTHM RIOT, Camber Sands, UK (Hukilau with Tiki Marauders)
RETRO RHYTHM FESTIVAL, France
RHYTHM & SWINGHEART WEEKENDER - Davos, Switzerland.
*When I'm not in the DJ booth, I'm probably teaching someone to JIVE
- or TO do the HUKILAU HULA DANCE,(Every MONTH at HULA BOOGIE! - the first and only place in UK to regularly teach a hula dance). (Take a look at the video clips here of the show I put together for Rhythm Riot 2008 featuring live music from Tiki Marauders and dance assistance from Hurly Burly Girls and Hula Boogie Sailors!
SEE YOUTUBE FOR PART TWO! I have also taught The Hukilau all round Europe and England since 2002 (Davos - Switzerland, Treviso - Italy, Senigallia - Italy, London Luau -London, Leipzeg - Germany, Barcelona - Spain, Zurich - Switzerland)
I can also be found doing this: ... to date at Gypsy Hotel, Gaz's Rockin' Blues, Hula Boogie, Peter Parkers, Boston Arms, Charlotte Street Blues in UK and at shows in Spain and France...
I previously organised vintage themed club nights:
THE BLUE DAHLIA (1998 - ): Big Quarterly dress up swing music night with unique bands and with the best DJs from abroad given their first London gigs incl: Swingin' Swanee (Germany) Turky (France) GW Queen of Vinyl (Switzerland) Herb's Shuffle Deluxe, Hans (Holland)
SHANGHAI LILS(1998 - 2004): Monthly vintage music dance night
I also organised a series of vintage markets at South London Pacific. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, I REALLY LIKE THIS VINTAGE STUFF!
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone * with similar interests, * old friends, * bands with the 1930s to 1950s spirit and sound music policy! - demos and promo cds can be sent to
HULA BOOGIE!, c/o South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD UK
* anyone who I might have seen around at clubs or weekenders and never got around to saying hello. *
* ANYONE INTERESTED IN HAVING ME DJ TEACH OR PERFORM AT THEIR EVENT!
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO POTENTIAL MYSPACE FRIENDS: Please read my profile before you add me - if your profile does not show common interests you will NOT be added
NOTICE TO BANDS If you do not fit with my musical interests DO NOT ADD ME. I don't need my profile to say I have a million 'friends' so if we have nothing in common, unless you can convince me otherwise, please don't ask for me to add you - I'm not creating a 'collection' ( if I did I would only sell you on Ebay!)
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: London
- Orientation: Straight
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Children: Love kids, but not for me
- Smoke: No
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: DJ/dance tutor /events/online retroshop