First of all, let’s just put the obvious invested interests aside.
Ok, then now I’ll begin.
Tonight in the cold and wintery, but pleasingly silvery town of Aberdeen there is an event so flippin’ Christmassy that it even Santa Claus himself may have to look at his public image and consider a Madonna-like reinvention.
It is The Lorelei Festive Frenzy.
First, the details for any of my readers living in the Grey Toon who could conceivably liven up their night tonight by coming along..
Venue: The Lemon Tree (newly reopened, better than ever-except the Halcyon Days when I worked there, and still the best venue in Aberdeen)
Date: Tonight, Today, Heute, Este Noche, Th’day, 20th December, Five More Sleeps.
Time: Support acts Amy Sawyers, Eric Euan, The Family Simpson and St Winifred’s School Choir start at 9pm (OK I’m lying about the St Winifred’s School Choir- they aren’t there. Shame, though.)
Lorelei on stage about 11pm.
Now a bit of an incentive- the Lorelei are great, fast, loud, danceable, funny, and have got some extra special Christmas treats up their big sleevies and their Christmas gigs are legendary. This year's set promises to include two bagpipers, party games, a Mariah Carey cover that would make the X Factor judges wet their pants, costume changes and actual Santa.
So if you can make it,do. If you can’t and still want some of their Christmas fairy dust wherever you are in the world then listen to their session on Original 106Fm’s Sunday Showcase from last week, where you can giggle at their frenzied attack on Mariah's “All I want for Christmas is Hugh”. Whoever Hugh is- why’s he so popular, that’s what I want to know?
The Lorelei's last EP, Home is also available on itunes, chums. Much better than a jumper or a pair of socks for Christmas, I'd say.
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