THE HIGH TEA CAST present SEX, MUGS & ROCK N ROLL
THE HIGH TEA CAST PRESENT
SEX, MUGS & ROCK N ROLL
Fed up with podcasts dominated by techie old men and magazines plastered with scrawny malnourished women, Sam and Lea set out in July 2011 to bring something different to the ears and eyes of intelligent and sharp thinking men
and women. What they couldn’t know is that after just a year, they’d land their own radio show, head up the world’s most awesome editorial team and speak at huge conferences such as Cybher and Eroticon. Oh, and bring back Sex &
Mugs & Rock’n’Roll of course. Working with a witty, intellectual and downright sarcastic editorial team The High Tea Cast tackles topics and issues in the way only your best friend would know how to – honestly and to the point. They’ve got a monthly podcast, live radio show and daily blogzine packed to the brim with cheeky doses of the things that bother you most on a daily basis: Sex, style, food, culture, opinions and music – we’ve gone there.
Kid Champion are the three cheeky chappies hailing from South West London proving their undoubted promise and popularity with radio plays by top BBC’s Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, not to mention a live session performance for the BBC and support slots for artists such as the Vaccines, Cribs and The Libertines’ Gary Powell. The band have already been championed by Banquet Records’ Jon Tolley, playing regular shows at his New Slang club night, and the video
for “Forgotten What It Feels Like” was a viral hit just days after release. We’re not sure, but that might have something to do with them getting really, really naked throughout. Having just returned from playing Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, they’ll be headlining Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll for us this year – carnage is to be expected.
International Burlesque star, comedienne, vintage pin up and founder of The Cheek Of It! Burlesque School, she’s a lady with a whole lotta cheek! A captivating storyteller and vivacious vixen, Lady Cheek has wowed audiences the world over with her unique combination of classic silver screen elegance and raucous comedy from slapstick to bizarre, training over 600 women every year from London to NYC in the art of being fabulous. A pioneer in the celebration of femininity, Lady Cheek is an expert on all things Burlesque and has numerous TV appearances under her garter including Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky 1 & 2. Total Glamour Puss, Vintage showgirl and fabulously funny, Lady Cheek is utterly sensational.
Like Gary Barlow’s X Factor comeback, Go-Zilla have made an unprecedented success of their first year in the spotlight – with added inflatable dinosaurs. Following the success of their self-titled 2011 EP, the band released their full album in March 2012… then sat back and watched the avid fans roll in. This dance rock trio have had their gig schedule packed tight ever since, earning themselves well deserved airplay on BBC Introducing and numerous appearances on the stage of the Love Music Hate Racism Festival. We strongly suggest you get your skank on – their dancing drummer WILL pick on you.
MISS CHANTILLY LACE
Chantilly Lace took to burlesque after dancing for 14 years, creating a concoction of characters offset by the cheeky
stare, shaking shoulders and wiggling hips that have been known to drive audiences into a frenzy. This pint-sized pinup found her true place in burlesque at the start of 2012, having founded Chantilly Lace’s BURLESQUE FEVER Show in her home town of Tunbridge Wells, bringing hoards of burlesque beauties, singers and magicians to the ever-thankful masses. This tattooed temptress is the best of the best – catch her at Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll.
THE WORRY DOLLS
London-based duo Worry Dolls are at war, not that you’d ever know. Think of the Worry Dolls as Tom And Jerry, but in one of those episodes where the titular two-some are forced to team up against a great evil. In this case, the evil is meaningless music filled with tired clichés. The Worry Dolls won’t sing about love. Not directly, at least. It’s their small statement against a worn down lyrical standard that is too often relied on when a writer has nothing new to say. It doesn’t need to be groundbreaking, and it doesn’t need to be important (on ‘Oliver’ Rosie and Zoe sing about an infatuation with a West End drag queen), but it needs to be original, and it needs to have meaning. At least, that’s how the Worry Dolls both see it. And if they agree on that, it must be true.
DARERN MICHELANGELO SMITH
This British singer songwriter is the happy go-lucky guy sitting firmly on the fence between the genres of indie-pop and ska. Armed with the catchiest song ever (“She’s such a woo-hoo!”) and a hint of 60s pizazz, Darren appeared on the first series of E4’s Musicool before heading out onto the London circuit. He’ll be opening Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll with an acoustic set to get the crowd dancing early – after the first few chords of WooHoo, there wont be a single person still sitting.