Tag Archives: The Golden Boys

The Wednesday Whoopee With Florence Joelle.

16 Jun

What a weekend., The Golden Boys were absolutely amazing on Friday at St. Moritz and we can’t wait to have them back. We wish them a very golden festival season knowing that they will be sensational. This week we have two shows for you. Florence Joelle at Trapeze on Wednesday and Oh! Gun Quit, on Friday at St. Moritz. More details on that gig to follow.

After an absolutely Stunning performance at the St. Moritz for the Friday Night Whoopee we couldn’t wait to get Flo back for some more Whoopee only this time on a Wednesday.

florence-joelle-june

Paris-born, London-based, singer / songwriter / blues harpist Florence Joelle was bred on jazz at home, and on the music of the Paris streets, the Gypsy art of Django Reinhardt, bal musette, and North African rai, Florence started collecting rock’n’roll, doo-wop, Latin jazz, and early blues as a girl. Her music draws from all these influences, carving out a unique sound that, although deeply rooted in the past, vibrates in the present

A twee retro singer she is not, though. Ever socially conscious, her songs depict what happens around her. The gritty ’29 Bus Blues’ tells of an assault witnessed on a London night bus, while ‘The God Of Things’, written during the riots of August 2011, warns of the materialistic world we live in.

Released last May, her second album, Stealing Flowers, has won four star reviews in the Independent, Daily Mirror and Jazzwise, amongst others, and her song ’29 Bus Blues’ was included in Tom Robinson’s Best of 2013 on BBC6 Music.

A direct to stereo analogue recording, the album was made using vintage microphones and analogue processing, and captured in four days, straight to 2″ reel to reel tape, “This is another beauty of analogue recording,” Florence muses, “much studio time and money can be saved that way, as long as everyone knows what to play on the day.”

And they certainly know what to play on the day… Her line-up boasts lead guitarist Paul Seacroft on acoustic, electric guitar and lap steel (The Tiger Lillies, The Specials, The Selecter and Slim Zydeco), double bass / flamenco guitar Chris Clavo and drummer / percussionist Matt Jackson. And what musicians! They also arrange her compositions. “I write the melody, lyrics and chord structure of my songs on an acoustic guitar. It all sounds very bare, so I need my fellow band members to work their magic”, Joelle admits.

Stealing Flowers, Florence Joelle’s second album, takes the analogue theme further, not only on recording, but also with an image shot by photographic artist Jayne Taylor using old film stock and a vintage Hasselblad camera. “Everything we see and hear now is airbrushed and over-altered, from the photographs in magazines to much of the music on the radio. Showing things as they are makes them almost futuristic.” Florence says. “Back in the day, music was recorded live, and there weren’t many ways, apart from reverb and echo, to alter sound. The best take was kept, and that was all. We went the same way with the cover artwork. Nothing was added, there was no stylist, I am wearing a £10 dress from a thrift shop which I took in myself, the records on the floor are mine, and I bought the flowers too. It’s all about Jayne Taylor’s composition. There is something beautiful about capturing moments of reality, unembellished. What is the point of creating something that isn’t yours?” – And this is all very much hers. Despite its title, nothing is lifted on Stealing Flowers.

What the press say:

“Joelle’s sensuous purred vocals and sprightly jazzy songs lend proceedings a contemporary edge while circumventing mere nostalgia.” – The Independent****

“Florence is a rare jewel and this second album captures her captivating style. She boasts deliciously suave vocal phrasing framed by a hot and agile band. Her savvy originals and jumping jazz standards are an unaffected joy. Blooming lovely.” – The Daily Mirror****

“A genuine talent, and definitely one to watch.” – Classic Rock – Blues Edition
“Stealing Flowers is a record to cherish.” – Jazzwise****

“Sultry, sexy and French, she was born with a voice tailor-made to pour out enticing cocktails of chanson, r’n’b and jazz.” – R2 Rock’n’Reel ****

“Florence Joelle sings rock ’n’ roll like Billie Holiday might, croons a torch ballad as Wanda Jackson may, and spices it all with a bit of Patti Smith attitude.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Florence Joelle’s Kiss of Fire Paris-born, Camden-based, her music has a heady, jazzy swing of the hips, the sultry tango of ‘I’ll Come Running’ the perfect soundtrack to any Martini-fuelled, Mad Men-themed party.” Q Magazine

“It’s her voice that smacks you around the head. It’s utterly unique.” Ruth Barnes’ Pick Of the Week, Tom Robinson’s Show, BBC 6 music

Florence Will be on stage around 9.pm

Samantha Pink Panther will be spinning some of her finest discs well into the night! Come join us and enjoy this fine evening of free entertainment.

 

The Friday Night Whoopee With The Golden Boys! & Tasty Lopez!

9 Jun

DISCO FEVER!

The Secret Showcase Presents are delighted to announce the return of the Golden Boys and welcomes the bootylicious Tasty Lopez as DJ for The Friday Night Whoopee at St. Moritz Club soho.

The Golden Boys

“Irresistible disco grooves, immaculate song craft and seemingly impossible commitment and energy. Add to the mix eight sequinned jackets and a never-say-no attitude and you have something resembling the Golden Boys. Pounding disco bass, silky smooth horn lines and shimmering house piano combine to create a unique and compelling sound that will have you dancing all night.” – Latitude festival 2013

Originally formed off the back of a weekend of busking in the red light district of Amsterdam, the skeleton of The Golden Boys took shape in 2010.

The line-up fluctuated for a couple years until the recording and release of The Golden Curry EP in late 2012, during which a core team emerged out of the growing squad of musical contributors.

With a settled line-up and clear musical direction the ‘Triple A Side’ EP was recorded in June 2013, just in time to be unleashed on audiences for the 2013 UK festival season…

After proving themselves as ‘festival favourites’ at Latitude with their five shows across the site (including headlining the Outdoor Theatre Stage) as well as performances at Secret Garden Party, Festibelly (main stage), Standon Calling and more, The Golden Boys emerged back on the London scene with a hard-earned tightness and a swelling fan-base.

Since then the band have been writing and road testing material for a new record, as well as further developing their live act with shows in London and beyond, one particular highlight being a sold out headline show at Hootananny, Brixton.

Before and after the live Music Samantha Pink Panther and Tasty Lopez will playing some classic Disco, Soul and Funk tunes to keep the groove a movin’.

Doors at 10pm Band on around midnight, club closes at 3.30.

The Secret Showcase Presents…A New Years Eve Party with Kansas Smitty’s House Band

19 Dec

I’m incredibly delighted to announce that The Secret Showcase Presents… will be hosting a very exciting New Years Eve Party at RibeiraPicture 7

After a successful year featuring illustrious acts The Golden Boys and CC Smugglers. We are delighted to announce that The Kansas Smitty’s House Band will transport us back in time and provide us with a number of tremendous live sets to celebrate.

ksrb small

Inspired by the swinging, hedonistic atmosphere of the one American city that overcame the Great Depression. The Kansas Smitty’s House Band are the fresh answer to London’s booming ‘speakeasy jazz’ scene. The Smitty’s House Band features an ever shifting line up of London’s best musicians put together by band leader on alto sax and clarinet Giacomo Smith. Hot off the back of sold out shows at Ronnie Scotts, The Vortex, Peckham Liberal Club & The Servants Jazz Quarters and unfettered by pretensions of academic authenticity, it is not just another vintage dress up party. They’re putting danger back in jazz.

What’s more, host and resident DJ Samantha Pink Panther will feature an assortment of the best old time Jazz, Swing, Jump ‘n’ Jive, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul and Rhythm & Blues dancing tunes on 45s, accompanied by a compilation of silent films.

Fancy something tasty! Grab yourself a refreshing Mint Julep, Kansas Smitty’s very own special recipe or something else equally as mouthwatering from Ribeira’s South American inspired food and drinks menu. Food service finishes early but resumes again in time for breakfast.

Dust of your threads and dig out your best dancing shoes. Please come and join us in our magnificent celebrations for a truly unforgeable start to the new year.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Guarantee your place at the party now and Book your tickets HERE at Design My Night for £10 or pay £15 on the door subject to availability

TSSP NYE BACK

The Secret Showcase Proudly Presents… The Golden Boys Christmas Special at Floripa

3 Dec
Job_SS_Poster_2
The Secret Showcase Presents team are please to announce the return of the Golden Boys for a Christmas special.

Expect Irresistible disco grooves, heart-wrenching bossa ballads, immaculate song craft and seemingly impossible commitment and energy. Add to the mix eight gold sequinned jackets, some skin-tight gold leggings and a never-say-no attitude and you have something resembling the Golden Boys.

The Golden Boys, originally a 4 piece, have been bringing verve and exuberance to venues since 2010 and as the popularity for the band grew so did the band itself. Now boasting eight members they are able to create illustrious textures and realise ambitious sounds. Silky smooth horn lines, sweeping synth hooks and blazing guitars combine to create a unique and compelling sound that will have you dancing all night.

After the live entertainment TSSP. Resident DJ’s will play a selection of Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues & Rock n Roll on 45′s

And if there weren’t already enough temptations for one evening, Floripa have a great selection of cocktails on offer during happy hour between 5-7 and you can also sample Floripa’s brand new Brazilian influenced menu with mouth watering dishes perfect for sharing.

Doors at 5.00
Free Entry – Come early to avoid queues and to secure a table.

91 -93 Great Eastern St. EC2A 3HZ

The Golden Boys at Hootananny!

30 Oct

So as you might already know TSSP are huge fans of ‘The Golden Boys’ and I for one wanted to tell you about there next gig which is set to a real hoot indeed! (Pun intended)

You can catch them live this Friday the 1st November playing at ‘The Hootenanny’ in Brixton for Superhoot! They will be supported by Ta Mere & King Eider. If you need a good night out and want to get down, drunk or dirty to a great band then this is the band and Brixton is the place! It’s free before 10 and £3 after that.

 

GO GRAB YOUR GOLDEN FRIDAY!

Golden

The Secret Showcase Proudly Presents… The Golden Boys @ Floripa

19 Sep

SecretShowcase_v3-1The Secret Showcase Presents… Returns to host a night of wonderment at Floripa next week on Wednesday the 25th of September, introducing you to The Golden Boys and celebrating the recent launch of their EP ‘AAA side’.

I saw these Guys play at Latitude and knew strait away that I wanted to work with them and tell as many people as I possibly could how much I enjoyed them. These guys deserve wild and happy audiences… they really enjoy there craft and know how to work an audience, not only did they pull out the bag a hypnotically euphoric performance but they were incredibly humble with it too. On the Sunday at Latitude the Golden Boys were totally unaware of the stir they had caused among the huge audience they didn’t know they had pulled in, If you’ve been to Latitude you might know the stage in the far-away-forest and that its audience rises up hill and late at night, blinded by the stage lights The Golden Boys performed like their life depended on it.

Expect irresistible disco grooves, heart-wrenching bossa ballads, immaculate song craft and seemingly impossible commitment and energy. Add to the mix eight gold sequined jackets, some skin-tight gold leggings and a never-say-no attitude and you have something resembling the Golden Boys. The Golden Boys, have been bringing verve and exuberance to venues since 2010 and as the popularity for the band grew so did the band itself. Now boasting eight members they are able to create illustrious textures and realise ambitious sounds. Silky smooth horn lines, sweeping synth hooks and blazing guitars combine to create a unique and compelling sound that will have you dancing all night.

Our main influences are the good times disco of Chic, the English wit of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, the sincerity of Barry White, the intensity and experimentalism of David Bowie, and the dynamics and flow of disco influenced dance music”  – Dante Rendle Traynor – Lead vocals

“The Golden Boys will change the world. I don’t know how but they will.”
– The Independent

For those who also had parents that swirled around the lounge to Luther Vandross and screamed along to The Streets…our Latitude festival discovery – Gemma Cairney – Radio 1 & 1Extra

To add the icing to the cake so it were DJ’s Inigo Ugarteburu (our resident mix-tape extraordinaire) and Sister Sam will also be bringing you a selection of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll – Check out Inigo’s Mixtapes here.latinmusic1

This truely is an event you really DO NOT WANT TO MISS…..

Oh and did I mention it’s FREE? Well….. ITS FREE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/665493020130248/?ref=ts&fref=ts

740638_538627922860452_1668676402_o

%d bloggers like this: