Guilty Pleasures is an unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. In eight short years it has become one of the biggest events and movements of the music scene; “a putative global phenomenon” no less, as The Guardian described us.
Created by broadcaster and music fan Sean Rowley on his cult BBC London radio show, the once a week spot on the programme has evolved into a full blown club night, a compilation album series, a television show and a place in the nation’s lexicon.
Music was our first love…
The music played at Guilty Pleasures takes in the full breadth of the pop spectrum, from 70′s to now. Much loved classics, forgotten gems and straight up dance floor crackers – it’s an all out party so no holding back! Sure, anyone can play these records, but our cast of djs, dancers and performers extraordinaire are united in their passion for pop and we celebrate it in full euphoric effect, free from irony and cynicism for the biggest, boldest and ridiculously fun night out of your life.
Where to find us
Our flagship night takes place at KOKO in London where we entertain a 1600 strong crowd of similarly minded and enthusiastically dressed individuals who relish our themed parties with glee. We also reside in Manchester once a month spreading the good word of pop to the blessed souls of the city.
Alongside Sean, our cast of performers include acrobatic dance troupe Hot Gusset, cabaret without compare, The Dreambears and the singing, dancing show off DJ Anna Greenwood.
Outside of our fair isle, we have brought our razzle-dazzle to places such as Barcelona, Austria, Canada, Abu Dhabi and France. In the summer, we’re often found headlining a tent at major music and arts festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Latitude and in 2010 we hosted every weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a run of 16 shows. Read all about it here.
As you can imagine, we’re pretty good at throwing a party and certainly know how to have a good time so are often are called on to play at some of the biggest events around including award ceremonies including Q Magazine, BAFTA Television and Cannes Film Festival.
Popstars sometimes require our services to get their crowd going and we’re always on hand to help and highlights include supporting Take That at the o2 for their live NYE television concert through to having the honour of opening for George Michael at his historical Wembley Stadium dates.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Guilty Pleasures continues in its championing of pop bagging an X Factor Special in 2010 – click here to read more – and are ever creative in sharing this love wherever and whenever we can. So, come join us on the dancefloor for an unforgettable heart stopping, disco dancing pop spectacular!
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