At the risk of sounding like a needle which is stuck in the groove of a particularly well-loved but well-worn 45, one of the most exciting things to have happened to me in recent years is becoming part of the Simply Thrilled collective.
The launch night was something special, but that was surpassed by the two subsequent events we’ve run with guest DJs, firstly Aidan Moffat & Noj and then Stuart Braithwaite as part of the official after-show party for The Twilight Sad at which we raised £1800 for the Scott Hutchison Fund.
We’ve just announced details of our next night. No guest DJs, just hard work and honest endeavours from the four of us (myself, Carlo, Shug and Robert) who will put together the music to match the graphics and visuals from our IT genius, Ash.
It’s on Friday 5 July and the venue will once again be The Admiral Bar in Glasgow.
There might still be some early-bird reduced tickets available – £4 plus 40p booking fee – which is a real bargain for what will be a memorable night. Even the full price tickets at £5 plus 50p booking fee will be more than worth it for five hours of consistently great music that you can shake one or more of your body parts to without looking or feeling ridiculous.
Here’s the link to make your purchases – https://www.wegottickets.com/event/468991
In the meantime, here’s an hour(ish)-long mix of the sort of stuff you might hear on the night, complete with occasional interjection of my exclusive Radio 2 style jingle, courtesy of my great friend Alison Eales of Butcher Boy fame:-
Top of the Pops – The Rezillos
Sparky’s Dream – Teenage Fanclub
The Modern Leper – Frightened Rabbit
Stop The Rain – Suede Crocodiles
I Could Be Happy – Altered Images
Michael – Franz Ferdinand
I Only Want To Be With You – The Tourists
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
I’m Free – Soup Dragons
I Travel – Simple Minds
The Rattler – Goodbye Mr MacKenzie
Oblivious – Aztec Camera
Happy Like Yesterday – Groovy Little Numbers
A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins
Big Rock Candy Mountain – The Motorcycle Boy
Party Fears Two – Associates
Rocks – Primal Scream
April Skies – Jesus and Mary Chain