Showing posts with label Amy Winehouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amy Winehouse. Show all posts

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amy Winehouse on Saturday

This weekend we invite you to a new show, Amy Winehouse Tribute, where 'Amy' will be singing all her most famous songs for your enjoyment.

Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter who experienced a brief and dazzling career.  In 2006 she became mainstream famous with the release of Rehab and quickly followed this up with Back to Black and You Know I'm No Good.

Later, she became as famous as her music for her drug fuelled chaotic lifestyle, frequently appearing on stage completely off her tits and sometimes booed by the audience for giving a less than satisfactory performance.

This extremely talented but troubled songwriter died suddenly in July 2011 aged just 27.

Her legacy is that of soulful deep dark and meaningful songs and her iconic image which will be recognised instantly for many years to come.

Enjoy the music of Amy Winehouse here in London City:

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 9pm SL.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Amy Winehouse & Rocky Horror on Saturday WIN 2000L

On a special set built just for this weekend's big Halloween Show, we invite you to join us at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for The London City Halloween Party.

This year, singer Amy Winehouse will be in concert at 1pm SL singing her atmospheric songs to get you in the mood for the dance-a-thon of The Rocky Horror Show, right afterwards.

The theme for this Saturday is Best in Halloween.  Win at least 2000L for best in costume.

Halloween in London City is sponsored by DX Exchange
converting Linden Dollars inSL at best rates.

The party is here

Monday, January 02, 2012

Weekend in Review - 30 December to 1 January

Friday night saw us kick off the weekend with the usual parties at Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue.  These parties saw everyone looking fabulous and glamorous as we went to town on the glitz as we plunged towards the end of the year.

On Saturday we had a mammoth event in Regent's Park that rolled on well in to Sunday.  A pre-show party started us off before our Amy Winehouse tribute took to the stage.  After her amazing show the party continued as we danced our way towards the end of 2011 and in to the start of 2012.  Sparklers fizzed.  Fireworks exploded.  Rave sticks glowed.  Champagne flowed.  Contest and raffle winners were applauded.  All in all it was a spectacular send off to the old year and welcome to the new one.
Amy and the backing boys!
Obligatory crowd shot looking towards the stage.  Check out the champagne on the right of the pic!
Due to dancing we were all too busy to go to Big Ben at Big Ben came to us!
A few of the colourful people at the New Year's Eve party
On Sunday, we did not take to Comptons pub as we usually do.  Instead we went to the Regent's Park.  And we had a beachwear January.  A beautiful waterfall cascaded down at one end of the dance area and provided us with a small stream in which to cool ourselves down from the heat of London in January.  There were also lots of lovely wish swimming in the water so none of us have hard, dry skin on our feet any more.
We hit the January!
Advance weekend is a very special tribute concert featuring Blondie!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Eve - Your London Weekend and AMY!

Has it really been a week since Christmas and if so, why have you still got half a turkey in the fridge?

Time to gear yourselves up again for another fantastic weekend of booze and song here in London City and a brand new concert: AMY WINEHOUSE on New Years Eve.

Bar Soho and Madame Lala's are both open on Friday evening at regular times, 1 and 2pm SL for pre NYE bashes, then on the big day itself, we move to Regent's Park for The New Years Ball! from 1pm SL (9pm UK)

Win 1000's Lindens for Best in New Years Outfit (whatever you choose) and 250L in the free to enter Raffle.  With Madame Lala DJing for the first hour,  Amy Winehouse in Concert and then DJ Ruby Jones seeing us all through into the New Year!

On New Years Day, we continue in Comptons Pub with a Spring Party!  What else?

Happy New Year from London City!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Weekend in London City

Remembering the extraordinary talents of Amy Winehouse.

A month ago we brainstormed with  Mapoo Little about an idea for an Amy Winehouse concert on Saturday evening.   We thought it would be fun to have Mapoo using her powerful and tuneful voice to sing the songs of Amy and for us to come up with a satirical stage and set reflecting the chaotic lifestyle of this iconic singer.

Given the sad news yesterday of Amy dying in the afternoon, we felt inappropriate to continue with the concert as planned.   Many people were in our collecting IM's urging us to go ahead with the planned schedule, saying it would pay homage, whilst an equal amount advised against it, saying it would distasteful given that the news had just broken.

We decided to disappoint fans, rather than risk offending people and Mapoo put on a truly amazing  concert featuring the songs of Lady Gaga with only about fifteen minutes notice of a change of schedule.  If ever a decision went down to the wire, this was it.  Rightly or wrongly, we decided to reschedule Amy Winehouse for another day once everyone gets a chance to comes to terms with the fact that this immensely talented, yet tragic character is no longer with us.

During the concert, Mapoo paid tribute to Amy and sang two songs as tribute, including "Rehab", which was extremely poignant, if not a little unnerving.

People were saying that if only she hadn't done the drugs, pills and booze, that we would have this talent going on to greater things and producing more soulful songs for us for years to come.  Could this be true, or was the very lifestyle, the chaotic and unhappy existence fuelled by an aggressive relationship and the mood altering substances, that put her mind into the dark and remote recesses from where she could write her musical, bleak poetry?  We shall never know.

We have all seen Amy Winehouse recently, a shadow of her former self and whilst we are shocked at her passing, it was not entirely unexpected.   It is immensely sad that anyone so young should self destruct in such a public manner and that she felt she could only access her creativity by being in a mind-set that untimately lead to her death.  Amy Winehouse, singer, songwriter and talking-point was 27.

Mapoo Little LIVE in Concert in London City: Soho