Showing posts with label tribute concert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tribute concert. Show all posts

Sunday, August 07, 2016

"London City Players" is looking for Band Members



On Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm SL time, London City Players  play band members in the weekly tribute act shows.

We are seeking to expand this team. You do not need to perform each and every week, it is done in rotation.

We often provide your costume ourselves and gratuities are split between the Players that night.

If you are engaging and chatty and can work as part of a team, contact rubyjones in-world

You must have a basic understanding of Second Life, a presentable avatar and be of a chatty disposition.  This role would suit experienced residents.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Demis Roussos




Some very sad news today, Demis Roussos the legendary Greek singer has died aged just 68.

His shows at London City have always been immensely popular and fun events with large audience participation, plate smashing and dodging the tornados during his rendition of "My Friend The Wind".

We have decided to hold over the publicised event until next week and instead, perform a Tribute to Demis Roussos show, so that everyone can enjoy this superb entertainer at the height of his career.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK)  for a very special Party in The Park, celebrating the life of Demis Roussos.   Show starts at 1pm SL, here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/103/115/23



Monday, May 14, 2012

Holiday Weekend in Review - 11th to 13th May



Well another weekend has ended and a new week has begun.  We had the usual shenanigans in London City with all the venues going full out to keep everyone entertained.  Bar Soho, Madame Lala's London Revue, Lezbo, World's End and Substation all had events with diverse themes - but one theme did re-occur across Sunday and that was Best in Swimwear.  Obviously everyone was wishing for summer and we even had an impromptu beach party in Regent's Park on Sunday!

The big event of the weekend was the Saturday concert in Regent's Park.  For the first time on the main stage we had the amazing live singer Adevina Citron.  An hour of songs and humorous chat kept the crowd entertained.




And that's me signing off for another week - be good!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend in Review - 20th to 22th April



And so ends another weekend of costumes, music and insanity in London City.  The weekend started on a classy note with Best in Formal at Bar Soho.  It was a first for us, as the event was sponsored by Vero Modero, who provided free gifts and prizes.

Following on from Bar Soho, we headed on over to Madame Lala's London Revue for a Best in Disco contest and some fabulously camp and strange tunes.

On Saturday World's End Pub hosted a Best in Bizarre contest.  I don't wish to besmirch the good names of anyone there, but sometimes you wonder if they make an effort for such contests or just come as themselves!

Hot on the heels of the event at World's End, the party continued with Best in Party Wear in Regent's Park.  The tribute concert was the ever popular Neil Diamond, who had the crowd swaying with his crooning.


Neil Diamond...well, maybe Cubic Zirconia...and his band
After the concert it was time to head off to Best in Pirate at Lezbo.  Rather like fitting a ship in to a bottle, Ruby had managed to fit a pirate ship in to the club.  For added authenticity, she even left the taps running and flooded the club.  Still, it was about time the floor had a wash.


On Sunday we had our own version of the London Marathon, which proved to be fun for competitors, marshals and spectators alike.  Oddly enough even with furries and such, it didn't look any stranger than the real thing!

London hasn't seen so many people running since the lootings
To bring the weekend to a close, we had a Best in Dad's Army contest at Substation and then finally a Best in Fairy at Lezbo.

Stay tuned to find out what is in store for next weekend!








Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend in Review - February 24th to 26th



Well that's another weekend of insanity over with...although that one was even more insane than usual.

Things usually start off with our Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo, but there was an early start as a variety of old codgers took to a specially erected (stop giggling) stage in the Hub.  Rolf Harris, the Seekers, Demis Roussos and Peter, Paul and Mary all made appearances during the course of the afternoon.  These were accompanied by various toga, sixties and hippy contests set up to terrify...erm...I mean...thrill the assembled crowd.

We then had a Best in Patriotic contest at Bar Soho - with yours truly in a dress far shorter than I would usually wear - and Best in Glamour at Madame Lala's establishment.

The big news on Saturday was a combination of the big concert - Kylie! - and the Lezbo roadshow for a Best in Punk contest.  The concert featured possibly the biggest stage set to ever be erected (I told you to stop giggling) in Regent's Park.

Some of the party-goers in Regent's Park and Kylie and the band (as insets)
On Sunday we had our usual weekend wind down at Comptons where the contest was for the Worst Dressed.  This seem far harder to pick than anyone would have imagine from the state of a lot of people in SL...

The final blast of the weekend went as always to Lezbo with a Best in Baggies/Rave contest.  I am not saying things were bright but I think I have lost some colour recognition in at least one eye.

Speaking of eyes, it is time I rested mine!  Be good (and if you can't be good, be careful - or have an alibi).

Monday, January 09, 2012

Weekend in Review - January 6th to 8th



Yes, it's me again, auntie Bailey the crazy spinster of London City with the weekend review so hang on to your hairnets and let's do this.

Our weekend kicked off in London City as they always do with a Best In contest at Bar Soho.  Friday's contest was Best in Slogan T-Shirt so no photos have survived the censor's knife as everyone always wears things with rude slogans.  Even a shy, retiring maiden aunt like me is force in to something provocative.

After our stint at Bar Soho ended, we trudged off down the street like some bizarre protest march to Madame Lala's London Revue, where we were treated to the musical stylings of Judith Durham and The Seekers.  I am sure I was not the only one who regarded this with more than a little trepidation but it turned out to be a fantastic musical tour through some classic songs that had the patrons dancing in the aisles...or maybe that was the alcohol.

Judith Durham and the (not very) New Seekers on stage at Madame Lala's
On Saturday we had our big event in Regent's Park with a new addition to the list of tribute concerts.  London City favourite Britt McMahon brought us Blondie - ably assisted by some of the lovely ladies of the London City staff (who were all transformed in to men to be Debbie Harry's band).  Despite many complaints (from the staff who were forced to wear sensible, i.e. ugly, male shoes), the concert was a huge hit with numbers on the sim peaking at 102.

The Blondie crew
Obligatory crowd shot


You may have guessed the contest theme was Best in White
Sunday brought us a sense of deja vu as Judith and The Seekers did an encore performance at Comptons.

The Comptons party goers
Stay tuned to this channel for further announcements from London City!

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 Midnight...so 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 beach...in Regent's Park.  And we had a beachwear party...in 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 beach...in London...in January!
Advance warning...next weekend is a very special tribute concert featuring Blondie!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekend in Review - 16-18 December



So here we are again, kiddies...another weekend over.  Not many left in 2011 - time flies when you are having fun (and also when you are dancing on stage in a white outfit and afro...more on this shortly).

This is the point in my reviews when I say we did the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue stuff on Friday to start the weekend off.  Only one problem.  We didn't!  Last week we had the Bar Soho roadshow in the park outside Comptons pub...stage, dancefloor, lighting, the whole works.  To further confuse everyone, on Friday the Bar Soho event collided with Madame Lala's campfest to form one big mashup - with music ranging from camp, cheesy pop to hard dance.  A totally bizarre experiment in musical mayhem, but hugely enjoyable - even for the elderly (like me)!

Saturday provided another unique experience as Gallery Xue provided us with a Natatorium in the water out back of Comptons.  With everyone in the water floating on their backs as a series of visual effects taking place, it proved to be something totally different to anything we have seen before and was hugely popular.



Later on Saturday, the party hordes descended on Regent's Park once more for an overdose of classic camp pop with our tribute to Boney M.  It proved to be a great success as always.


At Comptons on Sunday we had a festive knees up, as this was the last party in Comptons for 2011.


On Friday, the Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue experience crashes together once more in Regent's Park with a special festive celebration featuring Demis Roussos.  Saturday sees the Christmas Proms take to the stage for a Christmas Eve that is sure to prove unforgettable (hopefully for all the right reasons!)

As this is my last Weekend in Review before Christmas, I would like to wish everyone involved in London City in any way a very Merry Christmas - whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whoever you are with spread a little joy and be open to receiving some back.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend in Review - 12-13 November



Following the usual insanity of a Friday in London City as the weekend was welcome first at Bar Soho and then Madame Lala's London Revue, Saturday proved to be a mixed day.

We were saddened when we learned that the schedule artist for the concert in Regent's Park, the amazing Mapoo Little, had to cancel, but thrilled that our Tina Turner tribute was able to take over the performing honours at short notice.  Ms Turner did a fantastic job of rocking the audience who all looked resplendent in their outfits for the Best in Gold contest that was running throughout the concert.

The audience assembled for Tina's show
Sunday morning saw the usual party revellers in a more sombre mood as we gathered at the cenotaph for a short Remembrance Sunday service and observation of the two minute silence at 11am GMT.
Gathered together in an act of remembrance
On Sunday evening, Adevina Citron-Gearz returned to the stage in Comptons for a live set featuring a selection of songs from a wide variety of genres.

Revellers partying to the amazing Adevina

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend in Review - 21-23 October



All the usual insanity occurred over the weekend in London City.  Bar Soho.  Madame Lala's.  The bus journey of death between the two...  We had a Best In Sportswear contest at Bar Soho on Friday as a special request from one of our loyal patrons...and she actually polled the most votes in the contest!

Two things have taken the emphasis over the weekend.  The first was the announcement of London City 3 coming in to existence to complement the existing two areas.  Already it is taking shape nicely thanks to the dedicated builder.

The second thing that played a major part this weekend was the first ever Take That tribute concert in Regent's Park.  It went down spectacularly well and attendance on sim was in the mid nineties at it's height, which isn't a bad turnout for a grown up boyband!

Gary, Mark, Jason and Robbie...alas Howard was stuck in a motorway cafe as his moped broke down
An eager crowd enjoying the delights of the band
Next weekend promises to be spooktacular as it is Halloween!  Get your pumpkins ready now!