Featuring hand-picked contemporary cabaret acts and performers including aerial acrobats, magicians, beat-boxers, Kissy Sell Out on the decks, an exclusive live set from US indie-rockers OK Go, flamboyant Parisian rock troupe Fancy and dance floor dynamite Goose, the night is shaping up to be one of the most unique in town.
Having debuted at Koko in October 2006 with an event featuring art-popsters Fischerspooner, Smirnoff Electric Cabaret also showcased the likes of man-becomes-6ft-balloon-act; Bruce Airhead. The Show went on to wow audiences in Scotland and Ibiza with events boasting the talents of Guillemots, The Go! Team and Doves alongside top cabaret eyebrow-raisers like Joanna Peacock, who sent sparks flying with her thigh-high angle grinding act, and champion beatboxer, Foz. Now returning to where it all began, Koko is set for another night of spectacular entertainment this November.
The Koko show will feature Chicago-based four piece band OK Go who are devising an original, one-off performance especially for this event. The band shot to international stardom with their highly original “Here it Goes Again” music video which saw them dancing on treadmills and – with over 30 million views – has been one of YouTube’s most watched clips as well as earning them a prestigious Grammy.
OK Go will be joined by Kissy Sell Out, the 23 year-old electro wizard currently taking UK clubs by storm. As if delivering floor-destroying noise-funk reworks for Groove Armada, Sugababes, Calvin Harris and All Saints wasn’t enough for a DJ of his years, Kissy has been snapped up by BBC Radio 1, presenting on their weekly ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show.
Next up are Parisian rockers Fancy who, having just released their debut album, are fast taking on the world, eyeliner, feather boas and killer tunes at the ready. With support slots for Daft Punk and The Rapture and flamboyant French style-mag shoots under their studded belts, this will be one of their biggest UK shows to date. Keeping with the eclectic theme, Goose are set to take to the stage with their synthed-out brand of Belgian electronica; imagine a band that mixes circles with Soulwax and cites AC/DC as part of their musical DNA.
The Koko event will also feature original Smirnoff signature cocktails and introduce unique ways of serving drinks. After the opportunity to sample a Smirnoff cocktail on entry, once inside, guests may be invited to choose a drink by scent, with greeters using specially-designed ‘snifters’ (hand-blown glass nosing tubes) to offer a choice of three different drinks. Further, there will be a hidden boudoir bar for guests to seek out, clues about which will be unveiled throughout the night.
We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away; simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Cabaret shizzle” to enter. Entrants must be over 18. Winners will be announced on the 15th November. Good luck!rn