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London, United Kingdom, 2005/11/13 - Bright Young Things... bringing the glamour of the 1930's Jazz scene back to London. Performances from festival gurus, Blue Harlem, the beautiful Sheena Davis Group, and surprise guests, this is the ultimate party on the London social scene.
Saturday 10th December 2005 will see the revival of the 1930s-1940s Jazz Party. The legendary Marquee Club, renowned for past performances by Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to name but a few, will host the first ever Bright Young Things event, one of the most inventive and exciting parties on the UK social scene, featuring performances by Blue Harlem, The Sheena Davis Group and Surprise Guests.
The Marquee Club, situated at No. 1 Leicester Square, in the heart of the West End, has three levels all connected by both stairwells and elevators. The Swing Ballroom will be situated on level 3. This 1930s inspired ballroom will host Blue Harlem, the ultimate swing band, accompanied by renowned dance company, Swingland, who will be bringing both professional dancers and friends, dressed for the occasion in classic retro attire, to dance the night away to this fantastic band. Blue Harlem is a band not to be missed; they’ve earned a reputation as on of the UK’s premier swing/jive bands and count Michael Parkinson among their fans, who has said “Blue Harlem – the group I’m currently raving about. It’s happy music – it makes you want to dance – Highly recommended!”
The Midnight Jazz Bar will be situated on the top floor, level 5. With its décor suitably arranged for those that prefer a more relaxing, Ronnie Scott’s style atmosphere, the bar will offer guests as opportunity to experience “one of the finest singers on the scene” (Jazz FM) Sheena Davis. Sheena, herself a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, has been described as a “superb singer singing superb songs” (BBC Radio 2) and has established herself as one of the most respected vocalists the UK has to offer. Not only will Sheena’s beautiful vocals be lighting up the sparkles in every guests eyes, the bar will also offer panoramic views of Leicester Square to add to the magnificent ambience provided by some of the most beautiful sounds around.
In between the live sets DJ’s will be spinning well-known jazz/funk tunes to keep the party going.
The venue itself will be transformed, home to some remarkable and curious creations offered by some of the best up and coming designers the UK has to offer – no head will be able to be turned without being impressed by the attention to detail that has been applied. And with the expanding Blueprint Project, one of the UK’s most talked about performing arts companies, guests will be greeted with a mixture of reality and fantasy as the boundaries of performance art and reality merge throughout the evening. The dress code will be Black, White and Diamonds.
The Room with a view will be situated on level 4 and will house the nights VIP guests who will range from celebrity faces to industry professional and UK creatives. Incorporated into the stunning balcony views of the entire Swing Ballroom will be a plush lounging area for those lucky enough to receive VIP invitations.
Tickets can be obtained from the ticketweb box offices on 08700 600 100, or through ticketweb.co.uk
Tickets are set to be snapped up by some of the most exclusive partygoers in town, with the Bright Young Things Ultimate Jazz Party proving to be a stylish, innovative and sexy night.
Bright Young Things – The Ultimate Jazz Party
The Marquee Club, No. 1 Leicester Square
Saturday 10th December, 8pm – 1:00am
£20 adv £24 on door