Thursday, 23 December 2010

Some of last years parties on film.

A MASSIVE thank you to for all their hard work!

SHABBA DABBA DA NYE! "London's coolest club" i-D Magazine

The Shabba Dabba Da team!

Munroe Bergdorf!

Scott Whippy

Burger Kim!

La Richie Aka Jack France!

Daniel Lismore!


Fake Rolex!


Alex Prinz!

Glamorous Monique!

Luke Worrall!

Larry Tee!

Jodie Harsh!


Never ones to shy away from a massive party, Shabba Dabba Da has been bringing it all year with 7 huge nights. Each and every one more opulent, decadent and outrageous than the last.

How to top off such an amazing year? With a New Year's Eve party, the likes of which the capital has never seen before!

We will be bringing the madness back to the Avalon Bar, but this time we are putting it all on show! With an all star cabaret of our favourites DJs and performers as well as some brand new shiny faces the bar will be lit up like you would not believe.

We will also be bringing you a glitteringly debauched VIP room complete with jacuzzis and a very special Sauna Disco.

Forget what you thought you knew about Shabba Dabba Da, this New Year's Eve is going to melt your soul!

For the uninitiated and virginal, here is a breakdown of what to expect from our glittering lineup of DJs...


Jodie isTHE fashionista's DJ. She has performed her House and Electro sets everywhere from Pacha, alongside The Swedish House Mafia to Glastonbury and has even done mixes for Pete Tong's 'In New Music we Trust' show on Radio 1. Draped in some of the hottest new designers Jodie is fast becoming a London Fashion Week regular, having appeared on the runway for both Emma Bell and Naomi Campbell. Expect her to set the night on fire, making you dance whether you want to or not!


There is so much to say about Larry Tee: he coined the term Electroclash, he has worked closely with Peaches, Fischerspooner Princess Superstar, Santigold, even Perez Hilton and he has been at the forefront of the club scene for over 20 years. But most importantly he is a Shabba Dabba Da favourite. So what more do you need to know?


If you like your bass lines heavy and eclectic, Fake Rolex are most definitely for you. As North London's newest DJ/MC double act, Buster Bennet and Offkey bring you a truly innovative mix of live electronics and improvised vocals producing an unique live act which pushes the frontier of bass music forward.


Luke has been big on the modelling scene since he got his first Dazed and Confused cover back in 2007. Since then he has modelled for everyone from Marc by Marc Jacobs to Juicy Couture. He now has the honour of being Shabba Dabba Da's newest resident DJ.


Fashion muse Munroe has been involved in some of the hottest new nights in London including HAUTE and OMFG! She is also a Shabba Dabba Da Resident DJ, whose Pop and R&B sets are guaranteed to get you moving.


Performing a live show especially for NYE - A look back at some of the iconic tracks that made NIYI the pin up kid of Nu-Rave and also his brand new material never before showcased in London. Going to be a performance to remember !


New kid on the block Whippy has already made a big impact with his weekly party 'Your Mum's House' and his DJ sets are a mashup of Electro/Fidget/Dubstep/Pop/80's/90's. So something for everyone, yeah?


Model Alex Prinz and SDD Resident Maximus Crown have teamed up to form a DJ double act fit for a Queen. Currently generating a big buzz around London, catch them before they get too huge!


From fronting creative design agencies, writing Ribbed Magazine to being respected DJs and producers in their own right, Tim Hilton and Lillica Libertine are some of the hardest working Djs around. They will be sweating it out in the Avalon Sauna bringing some serious Electro to the party.


Presenting Shabbavision! The brain child of utopian futurist agent provocateurs K-Tron and LaRich, this live installation will leave you questioning everything you hold dear. Expect some world view shifting live art and visuals.

HOST - DANIEL LISMORE & GLAMOROUS MONIQUE (who we have flown in from Hollywood)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



31 December at 21:00 - Saturday, 01 January 2011 at 06:00

141-143 Shoreditch High St
London, United Kingdom

Imagery by Linda Cooper.
Photography and Filming on the night by request

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 Thank you!

"Icons of Our Time: Daniel Lismore"

(Pictured: Steve Strange, Luke Worrall and Lismore at his creation, "Shabba-dabba-da" in East London, September 2010. Photograph, Christopher James,

To understand why Daniel Lismore is such an expedient component to society as it is today, one needs only to know him. And yet that is perhaps why his role in 21st century improvement has as yet been so devastingly overlooked. Lismore is a shy character who rebukes any kind of negativity and reponds only with all that was before.

Lismore is intelligent in a way ultimate to the progress of modern humanity; It does not concern any particular school of thought; it concerns all schools of thought. Philosophers might try to claim him as one of them, so might visual artists or leaders in style and of fashion. But Lismore is none of these. Lismore simply is. And there is nothing else one should be.

(Pictured here: Lismore with Isabella Blow. Lismore was Isabella Blow's last protégé, shortly before she took her own life in May, 2007)

Lismore's main achievement has been his incredible resolve and self-belief which have remained resolute despite showers of criticism and years of critic's unanswered questions. His love of freedom and liberty has lead to the most exciting creative movement in today's youngest generation.

At 17, Lismore was scouted by a top modeling agency. Not long after that, this image of a young 'debonair' was printed in L'Uomo Vogue:

Lismore was an internationally successful model, based in Milan, getting paid five figure sums for the most prestigious of fashion campaigns. There was no doubting Lismore's beauty, but as the fashion industry naturally proved to be a fickle business, Lismore edged further away from it. He moved back to London where he started to found a fashion movement, based entirely on the acquisition of experiences. His messages were freedom, love, equality and colour. London responded rambunctiously.

(Pictured above: Lismore in his early years at fashion party, 'Boombox'. He would later be asked to round up who he considered to be the height of London's dress-up scene for a special performance of Kylie Minogue's, 'WOW!' on 'The Kylie Show' in 2008)

Lismore showed himself as a likeable leader and gathered a large group of followers and fellow-inspirers who would accompany him to his parties and attend social events with him.

It is extremely commendable that Lismore remained approachable and well-mannered throughout the course of this huge change in his life. It would be what would later lead to his success proliferating at such a fantastic speed.

(Pictured below: Lismore with fellow inspirationals and friends, March 2010)

In 2009 he was rightly considered to be the most exciting creative force in London. But all of this was still 'underground'. Despite frenzies of paparazzi with HRH, Prince Harry and fashion royalty, Kate Moss, Lismore remained known only to the few interested enough to research London's more artsy scenes.

2010 was a pivotal year for Lismore. He successfully collaborated with New York legend, Larry Tee to create the fastest growing successful party in London, 'Shabba-dabba-da' and ID magazine took the initiative to feature him on their online site for 2011.

(Pictured below: Lismore snapped with Kate Moss at a private fixture in 2009)

What Lismore has to offer now is simply a continuation of his journey, but as of 2011 this will finally be to a mass audience. We say: catch Lismore now, while you can, as he'll soon be swathed in security and inaccessible to the millions who will want to shake his hand.

Who is my favorite celebrity?


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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Shabba Dabba Da 11th Dec I-D Mag coming to video so DRESS UP!

"The coolest club night in London" iD

Entry: £5 Guest List Open just follow this link to fill in your name in seconds:

Hey Shabba Family members!!!

We had such a manic event last month and are so pleased with the party we are putting on, but really want to thank all of our Shabba supporters !

So we are offering free entry between 21.00 - 22.00 just for this Shabba !

Our Dj's on the night are:

Larry Tee
Munroe Bergdorf
Maximus Crown
Luke Worrell
Fin Munro

We are putting together a special package of extra entertainment...



Face painting by Natalie Sharp, who is inspired by Kabuki, Maoris and ancient tribal warrior tattoos Her point of focus isf where make up ends and face paint begins. (She is bloody good)

Special "FREAK OF THE NIGHT" Art Prize for the best outfit to be awarded by Daniel Lismore.

The return of Sorapol from her travels to Thailand. She will be storming the dance floor with her disciples.

Photographer Linda Linda Cooper will be shooting the creative dressers for American magazine.

Address: Avalon, 141-143 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE 9pm till 2am

Entry: £5 Guest List Open just follow this link to fill in your name in seconds:

More on the Door.

Imagery by Linda Cooper.
Photography and Filming on the night by request

Friday, 5 November 2010

Shabba Dabba Da with Luke Worall & Charli XCX 6th Nov

"The coolest club night in London" iD

Entry: £5 Guest List Open just follow this link to fill in your name in seconds:

After a truly monumental party SHABBA V we are back to feed the frenzy !!

With Timeout calling us one of the greatest parties of 2010 we take note but do not rest on any acclaim. Bringing you another delicious recipe of Performance, Music, Photo shoots & pop-up shops !!

Also do remember that we at Shabba always have a few surprises up our eight sleeves so keep an eye,ear antenna out !!!

Special Performance By Charli XCX!!!

DJ's on the night:

Introducing our new resident DJ cover boy Luke Worrall.
Larry Tee
Maximus Crown



Get down early for another in a series of infamous Shabba Dabba Da Photoshoots.

We will announce the maestro of flashbulbs & snaps behind this Photoshoot shortly!!!




For all you boys and girls who want to show off what you were born with.

UMA GAWD will be making her return to London's stages after her long backpacking holiday which caused her to break all of her nails.

She will be presenting the HOT BODY CONTEST with Larry Tee where the winner will win £50 and will be entered into the final.

All you have to do is strip off ALL of your clothes and let the judges decide who has the HOTTEST BODY

To enter please email


Face painting by Natalie Sharp, who is inspired by Kabuki, Maoris and ancient tribal warrior tattoos Her point of focus isf where make up ends and face paint begins. (She is bloody good)

Special "FREAK OF THE NIGHT" Art Prize for the best outfit to be awarded by Daniel Lismore.

The return of Sorapol from her travels to Thailand. She will be storming the dance floor with her disciples.

Photographer Linda Linda Cooper will be shooting the creative dressers for American magazine.

Address: Avalon, 141-143 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

Entry: £5 Guest List Open just follow this link to fill in your name in seconds:

More on the Door.

Imagery by Linda Cooper.
Photography and Filming on the night by request

9.30 - 2AM
141-143 Shoreditch High Street
London, United Kingdom

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Time Out

What Stars Are Made Of.

London 'scensters' on "The Kylie Show"

Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Robyn, Mark Ronson, Roisin Murphy, Ke$ha, Alexandra Burke, Beth Ditto, M.I.A, Paloma Faith, La Roux. That’s quite a list of the pop-stars who currently make up the European music scene, isn’t it?

They have in common a love, reference and use of London’s club-scene creatives- yet these people are lesser known. Scottee, Daniel Lismore, Jodie Harsh, Andre J, Mika Doll and the exquisite Lady Lloyd are the creative engine of this, but are often hidden behind the popular artists they inspire.

The club-nights Circus, Shabba-dabba-da, Tranny Shack, Nancy, Wearable Art for Durable People and The Face often achieve cult status among generations, yet the people behind these are seldom talked about as much as the stars for whom they create a vital platform.

With the punks of the 80s and the ‘Indie Kids’ of the 90s, it had long been assumed that the heaviest influence on their fashion choices was the music youngsters listened to. “I think the opposite is true,” says style-artist, Daniel Lismore. “It's fashion that inspires music. The London fashion scene brings these people together and then seemingly out of nowhere these new genres of music are created. Because people can’t directly hear the fashion, they don’t see at all” he says, in a matter-of-fact kind of way.

The London club scene certainly does inspire fashion. Lloyd Dixon, alias 'The Lady Lloyd', has a one-off look and has modeled for Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne mentioned recently, "I don’t know about styles and trends. Much more to me is Lady Lloyd. He is fantastic."

High fashion is also laden with club scene based artistes. Mika Doll, a leader of her own style direction, is the face of Illamasqua, an alternative make-up brand tipped to go huge in 2011.

The latest big names to watch out for are wonderfully exotic: Oozing Gloop, Sorapol Chawaphatnakul, Medusa, Uma Gawd, Pandemonia. The world waits impatiently for musical direction and fashion tips from these innovators.


Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Ke$ha was asked what she wanted in her dressing room. She said TRANNYS! So Lady Lloyd, a few of the Trannyshack girls & I became her back up dancers every time she comes to the UK.

I can now say I have done Wembley Stadium!

Cody Cricheloe & SSION - Boy

Kathy Grayson & Meghan Coleman of The Hole, New York
an exhibition by Cody Critcheloe and his band SSION
...Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc

10th oct – November 14th

Private View Saturday 9th October 6-10pm
11 Mare street, E8 Wed – Sunday 12-7pm or by appointment

Viktor Wynd Fine Art are delighted to present Cody Critcheloe’s first U.K. show following on from recent solo shows at Peres Projects, Berlin & The Hole, New York.
The exhibition includes video, painting, drawing, and installation, the sum of these parts could be called “Kansas City Gone Wild” this big mess in the Midwest!
Cody Critcheloe is the mad mustachioed front man and creative ringleader of SSION: a band pronounced SHUN like the word PERCUSSION and FASHION and EXPLOSION. SSION is a collaborative confluence of creative kids in Kansas City. This queer punk performance art band just came out with BOY, a feature length movie documenting Cody’s life as a small town punk kid addicted to junk food dreaming of stardom who becomes a glamorous pop star with the help and hindrance of a gaggle of crazy dames. Archly witty and abounding and self-aware parody and pop-cultural collage, this film composites various music videos Cody made for SSION songs from 2007-2009 and links them together with mockumentary interviews, tour footage and cultural critique. Shitty green screen and handmade painted cardboard props abound, as do hot fags, hot dance moves, and smoking hot costumes by Peggy Noland.
Cody will be installing his exhibition like a sweet hangout zone and video lounge.

Stacey Switzer of Grand Arts writes “First things first! It’s SSION, pronounced “shun,” as in mission, fission, ambition—all
apt words to describe the gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art that is Cody Critcheloe
and the queer punk/performance/art band he invented ten years back as a high school
student in Lewisport, Kentucky. In the time since then, SSION has released 4 full-length
records, toured extensively throughout the United States, and enjoyed cult status among
fans and music writers who have lauded Critcheloe as everything from Out magazine’s
Hottest Artist of the Year to “Prince’s love child”i to the “one true master” of “high-concept
sleaze pop.”ii Despite gushy reviews from taste-making music blogs, indie magazines,
and the mainstream press, SSION has largely (and only until now, one hopes) escaped
the attention of the contemporary art world and critical art press. Here’s why, I suspect:
SSION is more fun than we think art should be. Critcheloe’s songs are catchy, not
abstract, and his visuals and live shows are crafted to appeal to more than an art-going
crowd. SSION could easily cross over to become a pop phenomenon—a potentiality (or
prophecy) which, in a stroke of self-reflexive genius, Critcheloe has already written into
the narrative arc of his work to date. The story of SSION is a raucous, louched up, campparody of Critcheloe’s own life, in which a small-town punk kid hooked on doughnuts
and pizza follows his dreams with razor focus to emerge as a svelte, smoky-eyed pop
star embraced by adoring crowds. And here, it seems, is the catch. While the annals
of art and film give us plenty of examples to draw on for theorizing the artist’s alter ego
(Duchamp’s Rrose Sélavy) the image-obsessed dandy (Warhol, Hirst, Koons, etc.) the
high-camp auteur (Waters, Jack Smith, and recently, Ryan Trecartin) and the concept
band (Yoko Ono, Tracy and The Plastics) the discourse is less prescribed for an artist
and musician who straddles all of these genres while aspiring to create work that actually
is pop in the broadest and most populist sense of the word.
SSION’s first feature-length film, BOY, affords a fresh opportunity to consider the band’s
work in the context of popular media and within the discourses of contemporary art. To
situate the work in this way is to necessarily highlight a degree of fluidity, criticality and
complexity in the work that far exceeds the typical coming-of-age movie or arena concert
experience. “

09 October at 18:00 - 21 November at 05:30

LocationViktor Wynd Fine Art Inc
11 Mare Street, E8
London, United Kingdom

After Party @ Shabba Dabba Da Click here

With Cody at Wynd's StudioHelping pain the Exhibition

POP Magazine 'Cairo.Return' My first official casting project.

Photography By Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Fashion By Vanessa Reid
Casting Daniel Lismore & Cassie Machado

We searched high and low to find and cast the perfect boys for this story.
I guess we call ourselves creative dressers. Although when I was doing the casting I asked for crossdressers. I think in the past there has been a negative association in the media with crossdressers so we don't really use that term. We are all more than that anyway. Everyone in the shoot is part of London's nightlife history. Bright, young, beautiful individual's with talent and their own view on fashion.

The Pop story was quite beautiful but for me very sad. It was based on the cross dressers of Cairo, Egypt. There are so many people around ther world are not allowed to be themselves, some countries it is illegal to show how you feel inside, like Egypt. It is so wrong that we could not risk shooting the editorial with the scenesters the story was based on. We are so lucky to be able to live our lives as we do.

This is the POP magazine editorial I cast for.