Friday, January 4th, 2013

NYE pictures a-plenty!

Sean Rowley and Anna Greenwood getting a NYE disco shimmy on

Hello and a Happy New Yar to you.

If you were ringing in 2013 with us at HMV Forum at the GP vs Up NYE Party FACE OFF then why not while away a few minutes spotting yourselves in our photos?

We’ve got a choice few in the gallery section or a whole load of them on our Facebook page. Choose one, or the other or BOTH. It’s entirely up to you. It really is! Go knock your eyeballs out.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Bring on the razzle-dazzle discount dress up!

Escapade in Camden town are providing you chorus girls and boys 10% off their show stopping stage gear for The Sound of Musicals party at KOKO on Saturday 31st. Just like the stars of stage and screen, YOU get special treatment as well. Bask in it!

Claim your discount either online at the checkout quoting “BROADWAY” as the promotional code, or in person with a Guilty Pleasures flyer (one for this month, not one from three years ago mind…) at the shop at 45/46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1.

But who to be? What guise of the musical world to adopt for the evening? Let’s have a peruse of the virtual aisles and see just what’s on offer.

Grease is the word

Danny Zuko, the heartthrob blue-eyed, be-quiffed star of Grease was one of John Travolta’s iconic roles of his career (Battlefield Earth was the other obvs…) so who wouldn’t want to slip into his tight t shirt and wig for the night and make the girls swoon? Vernon Kay certainly would judging by the model above who bears a striking resemblance to him. Well, beats doing the Flora cuisine ads with your mam hey Vernon?

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I’m sexy and I know it. (No one else agrees.)

Fancy dress for girls always has to scream SEXY in a real classy way doesn’t it? There’s always bits of shiny pleather knocking about in certain regions and not a great deal of skirt. So why not ramp up the “I’m into doing it” vibe as a syphilis-riddled, absinthe-sozzled, legs-akimbo Moulin Rouge star. Now girls, who doesn’t want to be THAT?

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Punch me I won’t feel a thing. Seriously, try it.

A man made of tin, who doesn’t have a heart. Or was it a brain? Either way, he’s actually not made of tin here, which is good because it would be a bugger trying to dance with tin legs. Noticeably here, this Tin Man is sporting a pair of smart dress shoes. Good to see ye olde wood cutters took pride in their footwear. Long may the tradition continue, no matter how wrong it looks.

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Porky Princess

She’s not your average sty dweller. She can sing (sort of), she can dance (well, again, kind of) and will karate chop you into silence if you say any different. Ask Kermit. Admittedly the thought of dressing as a pig isn’t an attractive one but this is no ordinary pig. She can talk for a start and has a mean line in put downs. Who doesn’t want to be Miss Piggy?

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Get in the habit

Climb every mountain and solve a problem like Maria in one fail swoop as a nun. However we don’t recommend fishnet tights for hiking up hills. A more comfortable sock with blister protection might be best. And more appropriate in Jesus’s eyes anyway.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Tell us your Guilty Pleasure and WIN!

Would you walk over hot coals for the taste of the perfect burger? Would you? You must really like them then.

What’s your Guilty Pleasure? Come on, be honest we’ve all got one. Some of us have several. But we aren’t here to judge. No, we’re hear to celebrate and we want to hear about your Guilty Pleasures and the lengths in which you go to to enjoy them.

We’re after the best tales and stories of indulging in your desires and our favourite ones will bag you VIP tickets for you and three mates to a Guilty Pleasures night of your choice* AND we’ll publish your prize-winning story on our blog and tell the world about it. Email your story to info@guiltypleasures.co.uk with MY GUILTY PLEASURE in the subject and over the next few months we’ll be picking out and publishing winners galore!

They don’t have to be musical, it can be a love affair with shoes or cheese or a fixation with fashion, but nothing too mucky of course. We are respectable members of society after all…

Do your friends know about the extremes you go to in your pursuit of pleasure? Does your partner know you still can’t stop buying dreadful Take That merchandise off ebay and you have been bribing the postman to deliver elsewhere for months? Did you walk three miles in driving wind and rain for your last ever Woolies pick and mix? No that would be ridiculous wouldn’t it! Who would do that? Can’t think anyone could be so stupid about confectionary.

If this sounds familiar and you fancy bagging yourself a free night out on us, then confess! Tell all about your Guilty Pleasure! You’ll feel better when you do, promise!


* Subject to availability. We have to say that.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Get match fit for the party

We’re pumping ourselves up for our Let’s Get Physical parties in London on January 28th and Manchester on February 11th. We’re necking the protein shakes and carbo loading a-plenty. All we need to do now is go to the gym.

To inspire us into such a heady task, we’re looking to the world of pop culture to motivate us into becoming the perfect physical specimens we are currently hiding away inside our flabby bodies. Plus we can pick up some handy fashion pointers too as frankly, shorts with a perished underpant lining and a faded Reading Festival T shirt from 1996 isn’t going to turn many heads now is it?

First off, Man 2 Man are going to sell us the virtues of this gym life. “Do you wanna be Jane Fonda or at least be like her?” they ask. YES! “Do you wanna be Arnold Schwarzenegger or at least be like him?” Er no! But thanks for asking!

If that was an all too frighteningly butch affair, then let the fragrant Olivia Newton-John guide you through her workout regime, which seems to involve pounding on some comedy fat lads a bit whilst wearing a natty headband. They all turn into oiled Adonises in tiny brightly coloured pants. Wow that’s some feat ONJ. They also only have eyes for each other. Oh bad luck old girl, still you can pull off the sportswear look with panache so that’s something. Even if the boys don’t notice, we do:

If contact sports, grunting and looking a bit mangled are more up your street then may we suggest Rocky? It can help you on the way to achieving all these things plus bonus dead animal punching!

The more graceful amongst us may not find other people’s sweat flicked on them as an appealing environment for exertion, so ice skating may be an option. You get a nice flouncy outfit, no one bats an eyelid at the amount of slap and fake tan you wear, it looks rather fancy etc. The only set back is that a de-ponytailed, ex-England goalie *may* drop you chin first on the ice. But as long as you avoid that you should be fine. The aim is Bolero, all dramatic reaching, sincere facial expressions and perfectly timed spins. Swoonsome. The reality is probably a trip down the hozzer and a limb in plaster courtesy of your butter-fingered partner. Ah well, one can dream:

Golf isn’t a sport. It’s standing around, talking and walking on a nice lawn with fancy poles and balls. But walking in plus fours! And brightly coloured knits as favoured by Irish light entertainers! Then shoes with studs and tassles! Ok, we can see the merits a little more, especially when Chevy Chase is holding the irons:

Children are never too young to get into sport. Especially ones where they can beat each other up. Everyone loves a violent child. Karate is a philosophy though; it’s controlled, it’s measured, it’s disciplined. Yeah, it’s still kicking another human harder than they kick you though isn’t it? With or without a wise Chinese elder:


Friday, February 25th, 2011

Edinburgh – Guilty Pleasures is coming for you

Edinburgh, so grand, so beautiful. All it’s missing is some day-glo GP pop

Hoots mon and other kilt-based tedious faux Scottish phrases. We’re bringing the party to Edinburgh once more after a riotous Edinburgh Fringe 2010 run where we unleashed the pop beast over 16 dates in this here capital of Scotland.

We’ll be pulling into town on Saturday 16th April at the most splendid Electric Circus for a great big pop-a-thon for all those music lovers in town to get overly excited about with us on the dancefloor.

More details to be announced. Tickets are a snip at £6 advance and are available NOW on the tickets and dates page. So get buying and get ready for a great big injection of joyous fun for your body and brain.

Guilty Pleasures
Saturday 16th April
Electric Circus
10.30pm – 3am
£6 advance