A Night of Bedlam
The Zen Hussies

Top Shelf Jazz - a band best described as the satanic rebirth of Al Bowlly blessed by the ghosts of Cab Calloway and Groucho Marx. Inimitable style and rakish banter, be it dark cabaret, street festivals or a grand ball room, they will drive you to drink and wild abandon. So leave your troubles at the door!

With their “Fast & Louche” album already out and a new E.P. in the wings, you may have previously seen them in the Park Lane Ball Room, Le Quecumbar, Glastonbury, the Linz Street Festival, East End cabarets or stumbling around French coastal resorts in safari outfits. You will see them this year in the Royal Albert Hall, ‘The Big Chill’, ‘Secret Garden Party’, the Pigalle Club, ‘Kendal Calling’, most M4 services and the rowdy music halls of western provinces.

Top Shelf Jazz

The Zen Hussies

The Bristol-based band have been bringing their horn-heavy fusion of swing and ska to venues around the country since 2001. The Hussies have won a reputation as dancefloor-fillers and have also recordedtwo albums - Flatfoot Sharpsuit and Continental Adapter.

DJ Sacha Dieu

In 2004, he co-founded “Stranger Than Paradise”, the successful burlesque monthly at Favela Chic (London) where he is resident DJ, airing out Balkan, Belly dance, Bollywood and Russian Disco music. Recently he djed alongside Lubo Alexandrov (Winner of the Juno Awards 2007) for the Balkan fever festival in London. As freelance journalist for Fact magazine, Sacha compiled a chart of Top 10 Balkan Beats and with the help of Edo Bouman, a Top 20 of the craziest Bollywood records ever made.

On the 20th of October 2010 Alien Jazz Party presents "A Night of Bedlam" at Dingwalls with Top Shelf Jazz, The Zen Hussies and DJ Sacha Dieu of Stranger Than Paradise. Photo gallery of the night HERE.
Night of Bedlam Gallery

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