The Mrs Mills Experience - news, gigs and more

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, May 21, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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    We've started a new band - a tribute to the mighty Mrs Mills. We've already blagged a gig at the Vintage Festival without even recording a demo (or even having a band, truth be told!), and our debut gig is coming up on June 1st at the Brixton Albert.

    The band is made up of 80% old-school urbanites and is all about having a shedload of fun. We're even going to play the Dogstar at midnight on a full on club night and hit them with the old joanna!

    Hope you can come along and see us somewhere!

    More: http://www.mrsmills.org/index.html
     
  2. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Mrs Mills was class. :cool:
     
  3. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I absolutely love her. Although she was a big star in the 60s, she's been virtually written out of pop history and snubbed by the groovy retro crowd - which suits me just fine!

    I've been playing her stuff at my club nights for ages and they always go down really well: you'd have to extremely po-faced to not want to join in with the Lambeth Walk!
     
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  4. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Mrs Mills ftw.
     
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    If I could like this more than once I would :cool: :D
     
  6. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    We've got gigs galore coming up, and they're all fun ones :)

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    Fri 1st JUNE
    WORLD PREMIERE for the MRS MILLS EXPERIENCE
    Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane Brixton SW9
    Time: 9-2.30am - ADMISSION FREE
    Our first gig will be at the legendary Offline Club in deepest Brixton, and accompanying us on selected songs will be the Dulwich Ukulele Club. Sharing the same bill will be our noisy friends, the awesome garage noise exponents ATOMIC SUPLEX.

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    Sat 9th JUNE
    MRS MILLS AND PENNY FARTHING BIKES!
    Smithfield Market, Farringdon, central London
    Time: 3pm onwards - ADMISSION FREE
    We'll be be on the main stage providing a live soundtrack to the Nocturne Series 2012 bike races - including playing along to the incredible Brooks Penny Farthing Race at 5pm Don't miss it! [Official website]

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    Thurs 21st JUNE
    ALL ABOARD THE GO GO DANCING MRS MILLS BARGE!
    Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP
    Time: 7-1am - ADMISSION FREE
    We'll be taking over the Tamesis Dock boat on the River Thames, with all-girl go-go troupe The Actionettes providing the dance moves in a nautical themed evening of entertainment. Bring along your water wings and join in the fun!

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    Sat 30th JUNE
    MRS MILLS MAYHEM ON THE DANCEFLOOR!
    Brixton Dogstar 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LQ
    Time: 9-4am - FREE before 10pm
    Clubbers will be treated to the unexpected spectacle of the Mrs Mills Experience in full flight, performing in the middle of a packed dance floor at midnight, complete with tap dancer, party hats and streamers.

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    Sat 14th JULY
    MRS MILLS AT VINTAGE FESTIVAL!
    Vintage Festival - Boughton House, Northamptonshire
    7pm Leisure Lounge stage
    It's going to be a Saturday night party at one of the year's greatest festivals, with the band taking to the stage for a floor filling singalong set complete with go-go girls and tap dancers.

    All the gigs are free (except the Dogstar after 10pm and the festival, obvs) so come along and sing along!

    More details: http://www.mrsmills.org/
     
  7. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Are there four of you? How can you have 80% urbans? Are you more urbans than the rest or do the rest not add up to 75%?
     
  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    There's 5 of us, and 4 are urbanz :)
     
  9. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Pic says 4!

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  10. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Pic was taken before the 5th joined and will be updated post gigs :p
     
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  11. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Incredibly, it appears that we're going to be on the BBC later in the year too. :D
     
  12. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    There'll be 8 onstage for some of the set on Friday.

    We're just kerrrrazy!
     
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  13. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    I am satisfied :cool:
     
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  14. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Bump to shamelessly advertise for the evening crew :cool:
     
  15. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I don't get the five people to do a one man act thing though. :hmm:
     
  16. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    One woman - Gladys was all woman :cool:

    You'll have to come and see it to work it out ;)
     
  17. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I will one day. I love her stuff. :cool:
     
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  18. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Might have a show for you on 4th August if Jack SW9 hasn't already asked you.
     
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  19. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    He hasn't but tbf getting a gig off him normally involves getting a random facebook message at 2 in the morning :D Not sure if it'll be possible as I think there may be holiday issues with a couple of us but give me or Ed a shout as the Windmill might be fun if we can do it :)
     
  20. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I know.:D Best deal with me then. If you're around on 4th August you can play "The Summer Slam". Lemme know.
     
  21. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Will discuss and let you know :cool:
     
  22. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Cheers; you know the madness involved, including the Reggae Shack:D
     
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  23. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    We're playing tonight at the Albert. Party hats! Sparklers! Anti royal bunting!
     
  24. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Arrrgh shame I can't make it :D Looks wicked, who have you got signing?! :cool:
     
  25. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I'll be signing the autographs, but nipsla will be doing the singing.

    :D
     
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  26. Zabo

    Zabo Il est interdit d'interdire

    If you are using a proper piano I hope you are sticking drawing pins on the hammers to keep it sounding authentic.

    :D


     
  27. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    hahaha, this is awesome. I want to see video!!!
     
  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  29. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Would maybe 11th August work instead? This show would entail no Facebook chat messages at 2am.
     
  30. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I think I'll be at Boomtown then.

    We've got some mad gigs booked so far:

    1. Sat 9th June - Playing on the main stage at the London Nocturne bike races. We'll be accompanying the Penny Farthing bike races (!) - FREE!
    2. Thurs 21st June - Tamesis Dock boat party - a nautically themed party with the Actionettes - FREE!
    3. June 30th June - Playing the main dance floor of the Dogstar (with the BBC filming the show!) - FREE before 10pm
    4. Sat 14th July Vintage Festival

    www.mrsmills.org for more!
     

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