Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Great clubs! Installment one; THE BOOGALOO, LONDON
In this new series, I welcome guest posts! Write me if you would like to write up a favorite club of yours- either if you DJ a night or are a punter who loves a certain spot!
It had been a dream of mine for many years to spin some records in London, and thanks to friends Dean Chalkeley and Gavin Lucas (aka G The P) that became a reality in early May when I was booked as a guest at Dean's night, "Shake!".
It's immediately apparent when walking into the Boogaloo that this is a class joint and the type where a music aficionado is right at home. The jukebox is FREE and loaded with great music, and there's a framed portrait of Iggy Pop immediately to the right when walking in. Lou, who runs the bar, is a very friendly lady and was incredibly hospitable to us and our crew the whole night as well (cheers, Lou!)
The room filled up early and everyone was primed to dance and groove all night. I met many web friends and fans of the blog that night and it was just simply the greatest of times.
Between the amazing jukebox and the superb lineup of DJ's spinning everything from 50's rock & r'n'b to sixties sounds and beyond, the Boogaloo is my hometown bar albeit thousands of miles away. I cannot recommend it enough! Located at 312 Archway Road London N6 5AT. Check out their homepage!