Saturday, 5 December 2009

Pin Ups - Hogmanay Ball

EVENT - PIN UPS HOGMANAY BALL 2
DATE - THURSDAY 31ST DECEMBER
VENUE - THE FLYING DUCK, 142 RENFIELD STREET, GLASGOW
DOORS - 9PM - 4AM
ENTRY - £10 IN ADVANCE
PERFORMING LIVE - ROD JONES (IDLEWILD), PAPER PLANES
GUEST DJS - TWILIGHT SAD, FINDO GASK
PIN UPS DJS PLAYING THIER INIMITABLE MIX OF NEW & CLASSIC INDIE, PUNK, SOUL & ELECTROPOP
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Following the sell out success of last years first ever Pin Up Nights Hogmanay Ball, we’re doing it all over again. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make it the best party in Glasgow this New Year with the usual mix of Pin Ups nonsense, incredible live acts and big name guest Djs.

Our headline live act is ROD JONES (IDLEWILD). Guitarist of Idlewild and one half of the songwriting team that has brought you classics such as "I'm a Message", "When I Argue I See Shapes", "Roseability", "American English" and bona fide UK top 10 hit "You Held The World In Your Arms", Rod and his live band "The Birthday Suit" will be playing songs from his forthcoming album "A Sentimental Education" and if you behave yourselves he might just throw in some Idlewild too!!

Also playing live are the fantastic PAPER PLANES . Cracking debut single “Doris Day” has rightly inspired rabid hyperbole across the board (such as “The best debut single from a Glasgow band in living memory” from the normally level-headed Keith Bruce in the Herald) and the band will be playing their unique brand of surf-indie live in the Main Room.

Following their recent world tour in promotion of their 2009 album “Forget The Night Ahead” we’re delighted to welcome THE TWILIGHT SAD as very special Guest DJs. The entire band will be in attendance and treating you to a fine selection of their favourite tunes. Joining The Twilight Sad on the Pin Ups wheels of steel will be FINDO GASK. We have exhausted all our superlatives this year for Findo Gask – trust us, they’re dead good – and we’re delighted that the chaps will be on the decks to treat us to their high calibre selections.

We’ll be adding more action to the bill and in amongst all this drama the Pin Ups DJs (Baillie, Iain OC, James Butcher Cassidy, John D, Niall and Paul Smith) will be on hand to keep you on the dancefloor from the first instant at 9pm to the very end at 4am, and, after a very popular stint in the Kitchen at our September Circus, all-lady DJ troupe Bow-Peep will also be back in action to lend lady-power to the choice of tunes. The plan at the moment is to have a good rowdy Pin Ups disco in the Main Room and a definitive selection of what we consider to be the “Best of the Noughties” in the Kitchen. The Pin Ups boffins will be presenting this selection in a highly scientific fashion. There's talk of labcoats, clipboards, graphs and much much more!

As you would expect, the nonsense won’t end there with negotiations underway as we speak to have an old bloke playing accordion in the kitchen to give you that authentic Hogmanay flavour, a tall dark handsome stranger handing out delicious black bun, plenty of shortbread for everyone, the chance to become a bard with our special Hogmanay Aidan Moffat masks and much much more...

Although we’re calling at a Ball, there’s no formal dress code or any of those shenanigans at Pin Up Nights. If the chaps want to suave up in the style of Rabbie Burns and the ladies fancy the plunging necklines of saucy Jackie Bird then feel free but the choice is entirely yours!

Despite a loaded bill on the most expensive night of the year we’re keeping the ticket price down to £10 for an advance tickets and £12 on the night.

Most other nights in Glasgow are charging between £14 - £40 so we hope you’ll agree this is excellent value. We’re also confident you won’t find any comparable nights in town. In fact we can pretty much guarantee this, because over the last 2 months we’ve been in touch with loads of top Scottish musicians to sound them out for Pin Ups, and like crazed Scottish musician stalkers we can now tell you exactly what most of them are up to on Hogmanay! Feel free to ask us about your favourite (although disappointingly the answer is that most will be at home with their families....we know....BORING!)

Lastly, thanks to all of you for your support of Pin Up Nights throughout 2009. Its been our best year yet with loads of unforgettable action like The Pin Ups Circus with Naboo, The Festival in June, Florence and The Machine and Friendly Fires in January, our star studded ladies night in February, Pin Up Frights at Halloween....the list goes on.

Pin Up Nights.xx

P.S. Check oot last year's antics

P.P.S. Up next for Pin Ups in 2010 is a Guest DJ appearance by the chaps from LATE OF THE PIER at the end of January, and an NME Aftershow Party (Guest DJs THE BIG PINK and BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB) on Friday 5th February.

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