The Actionettes are next performing...
Saturday 19th April 2014
Berwick Street, Soho, London
Time tbc, £FREE
With DJ Andy Smith
The Actionettes present... Female Trouble
Friday 2nd May 2014
UnderDog (Downstairs at BrewDog)
51 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
9pm - 2am, £FREE
Music policy.... Irresistible foot-stompers! Dynamic girl groups! Motown mamas! Northern Soul heartbreakers! R’n’b stormers! Wild rockabilly! Raw fuzzy garage! Red hot rock'n'roll!
From all-girl DJ team and dancers The Actionettes!
Coney Island Party
Saturday 14th June 2014
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
42-46 Pollard Row
Bethnal Green, London, E2 6NB
9pm - 2am
£6 Advance / £5 door before 10pm, £8 after
London's craziest retro club is back once again... Inspired by New York City's gloriously run down beach resort Coney Island! Dance all night long to the best 50s and 60s rock and roll, exotica, swinging rhythms and the odd guilty pleasure.
PLAY FAIRGROUND GAMES!
Roll up! Roll up! Play for free. Win PRIZES!
SEE FREAKY ACTS!
And let's not forget! The World Famous Coney Island
HOT DOG EATING COMPETITION!!
Feeling hungry? We hope so!
Mods vs Rockers
Saturday 2nd Aug 2014
Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome, Brighton
9pm - 3am
£12 in advance or £15 on door
Exactly 50 years ago this month, Mods and Rockers fought their first battles on the beaches & streets of Brighton. Cult queer vintage club peddlers Duckie recreate this historical epoch in music, dance, performance and choreography.
Join us at this special event for Brighton Pride starring Fingersnap, The Caezars, The Two Wrongies, The Actionettes, Black Elvis, Piney Gir, Miss High Leg Kick, Lorraine Bowen, Robin Whitmore, Open Barbers, The Test Shot, Lucille Power, The Drakes and a dozen Lesley Ash clones.
The Actionettes dancing - and hanging out with Jarvis ;) - at Duckie (at the RVT, London)
The Actionettes dancing with Shantel & the Bucovina Club Orkestara (at Electric Brixton, London)
We have danced previously: In Rome, Brighton, Holland, Newcastle, Belgium and Spain, at Gay Pride (& Gay Shame!), 30ft up high on a shelf at Shunt, at The 100 Club, on the Thames, Vintage at Goodwood, Vintage at Southbank and on many, many, dancefloors around the world...
The Actionettes are...
The Actionettes are London's original 60s dance troupe, performing synchronised routines to girl groups as well as Lulu, Nancy and Dusty. Established in 2000, The Actionettes have performed along side 60s legends Arthur Lee and Love, and The Action, as well as at the 100 Club, the BFI, the Tate Gallery, V&A, the Design Museum, Brixton Academy as well as countless other venues in the UK and abroad. They have also choreographed and performed in 60s-based film Made in Dagenham, on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, in the BBC's Primary Dance series as well as appearing in schlock horror film, Stitchgirl. The Actionettes also starred in the video for the recent hit single Boo Shuffle by The Pipettes.
Fiesty, friendly, fun and fiercely anti-conformist, The Actionettes manage to cause a stir wherever they go, with their unique style, infectious enthusiasm, high-octane performances and general joie de vivre.
Presenting... Miss Balconette, Cassette, Castanette, Corvette, Kitschenette, Luncheonette, Ringlette, Scarlette, Silhouette, Starlette, Twinsette & Velvelette!
"Your dancing and outfits and general joie de vivre were exactly what we knew only the Actionettes could deliver " (Unskinny Bop)
"An Actionettes' event is part gig, part party. The fourth wall between those on stage and off it is removed" (SoundsXP)
"With each shake of the hips, the smiles get wider"
Fantastic fun; great moves!"
Actionettes out & about...
Or see The Actionettes as zombie go-go dancers (?!) in Stitchgirl - part of the Bordello Death Tales films.
The Actionettes dancing at Gross Indecency
The Actionettes dancing at The 100 Club
press // photos by urban75.com