Armed with the the ethos “Do Not Be Boring,” the night’s founder (actor/musician) Richard Strange states that:
“Since re-opening in 2010 it has been my intention to harness the “can-do” spirit of Cabaret Futura and relaunch it, thirty years later, as a once-a-month meeting place for artists, performers, writers and free thinkers. Rather than being simply a music club or a comedy club, Cabaret Futura features talks, lectures, interviews and short films, as well as performances and uncategorisable entertainments. A typical evening lasts 2-3 hours, on a Monday night, in a convivial atmosphere- tables and chairs, drinks and conversation. It is be a place to network, to be inspired, and to relax.”
The Paradise by way of Kensal Rise
19 Kilburn Lane
London W10 4AE
Show starts: 8:00 PM
Tickets: £10 (Available on the door, or click here to pre-purchase)
“We love reinvention, using elements that already exist like vintage music, performance styles and costume so we are able to please or uncover a love of swing with both vintage fans and modern kids. We’ve always been huge fans of London and it’s cutting edge club culture so to be accepted and given such support from so many people has just amazed us. We work with electro swing clubs, vintage themed burlesque clubs, the best of your festivals and it’s thanks to all our UK fans and collaborators for making our journey so exciting so far.” Bart
We are pleased to announce that our friends Bart & Baker have included our collaboration with them on their debut album ‘Introducing Bart & Baker.’ The track ‘Bee Zoo’is a little moment of kitsch that we hope fits in perfectly with their signature electro swing tunes.
If you’re in London and fancy checking out the cut of their jib, you can see them at The Electro Swing Club at Book Club on Sat 20th April. With lots of other DJ talent and some live performances, this is an internationally famous club night with a unique fusion of Paris/London Swing.
Those closer to Paris will find that Bart&Baker have their own monthly residency at the world-famed Parisian club La Machine du MOULIN ROUGE. See more about the vintage loving duo on their website.
To purchase the album, follow the links below my dears…
Whilst we wait (impatiently!) for the ‘Venus in Hollywood’ video’s final edits, Gavin and I thought we might have a little fun and do some filming ourselves.
Partially as a gift to our friend Nico, for whom this is one of her favourite songs. And partially for Gavin to try out some of his new film-making skills (another string in his creative bow).
This new clip is the result! Sweet Tooth perform the traditional song, ‘Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair,’ live in our studio. One take, no headphones, spill and all… Vocals by Fleurtini. All other instruments and music production by Gavin Hammond (bass and trumpet were overdubbed immediately after in one take).
Filmed (live), edited and produced by Gavin Hammond.
(PS. The song itself is a celtic traditional which has been covered by luminaries such as Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Esther Ofarim and Christy Moore. We love how it mystically takes on such different qualities depending on the artist singing it, so we’ve tried to put our own ‘Sweet Tooth’ stamp on it with this recording. We’ve decided to give the track away for free as a reward to those who join our mailing list. Do this via this link, or by entering your email address in the text box in the side-bar –>) ♥
You may already be familiar with Gavin’s beautifully moody and evocative photography as it’s been featured here on our site before.
The London Eye
If not, I’d like to remedy that situation right now, in light of the fact that it would be remiss for our fans not to know about it considering he’s received coverage in many of the UK’s national press this week!
He told the papers: “I stumbled upon my first puddles image by accident. My bicycle had been stolen so I was walking into town along the South Bank for once rather than pedalling past it in a hurry. It began to rain as I approached the London Eye and a large flock of tourists were blocking my way. I hate to be in a crowd so I stared at my feet as I waited for them to pass. And lo! a beautiful reflection of one of the gondolas emerged from a puddle, like a vision from another world, a view of a parallel universe.”
A Dickensian high-wire busker in Covent Garden
You can see his entire London set here on his Flickr page, (please get in touch with us via or contact page if you’d like to purchase prints).
Never one to rest on his laurels, Gavin (and film editor Phil G) also just produced this audio/visual clip showcasing his other sets of snaps, alongside a remix of our track ‘At Your Leisure,’ done by Berlin-based producer and DJ, Deep Child.