Optimo Hogmanay Party

  • It's time for our annual Hogmanay Party at The Old Fruitmarket. Each year we strive to improve on the previous one and this year will be no exception. For months we have had our lighting designers, video specialists and production team slaving away in a top secret basement working on a production Broadway would be proud to call their own. No shoddy erections! For our guests, we thought long and hard about who would put on the most entertaining live show and came up with two acts who are ALL about putting on a great show, which frankly is what is required on Hogmanay. Firstly we have local super heroes Den Haan. Two Hi Nrg, Italo Disco maniacs from Glasgow who put on one of our favourite shows at the club this year (let's hope they don't set off the fire alarm this time). Destined for greatness in 2009, their "Release The Beast" and "Nightshift" songs are already dancefloor stormtroopers. They will be presenting an all dancing, visual extravaganza on Hogmanay. Then, from Paris, France we present the completely awesome Nôze. As well as making some of our favourite songs of the last few years - "Kitchen", the total anthem that is "Remember Love", and "Love Affair" - they are renowned, nay, notorious even for their live show. Perhaps we should let them tell you a little bit about themselves - "Nôze are two comrades, two troublemakers, full of life, joy and happiness, often wearing their straw hats and stripping of their clothes at the end of their show after musically anything has been touched. A touch of Summer even in the deepest Winter. They are coming with a lot of gear, playing real instruments like the Korg MS20 and the digital legend Korg M1. Supported by their music computers, the big mixing desk as the core and their own voices, they create a unique show on any stage, taking the vibes of the club up to the max! The friends of Nôze excited of their music are: Luciano, Akufen, Ricardo Villalobos, Hot Chip, and, Herbert? to name a few." Anchoring the night will of course be Optimo AKA JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. Doors will open at 10.30pm on the 31st December 2008 and close sometime after 4am on the morning of January 1st 2009. Tickets are available now from Monorail Records, Rub A Dub and City Halls Box Office Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ T: 0141 353 8000 Online: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com Ps - Anyone with a Hogmanay ticket can get in free on Sunday January 4th. Have an amazing Christmas and all the very best for 2009.
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