A word from our frontman

Less than one week to go before the next Nuis@nce, our completely sold-out(!!!) charity fundraising gig featuring Johnny Dean’s first gig in over 15 years. We have two rehearsals left. I’d be lying if I said the nerves weren’t kicking in. It being his first gig in that long, we don’t want to let him down, y’know? And our setlist is ambitious. There are a LOT of songs. A lot. That’s the problem with Bowie…when you’re covering someone with that many great songs, how do you whittle it down but make sure everyone goes home happy? Johnny has been blogging the experience so far. You can read it here: http://mrjohnnydean.wordpress.com

All of this is in aid of the National Autistic Society. We’ll be doing a raffle on the night, so we thought we’d get Johnny to write some words on it. So:

I want to make as much moolah as possible for the National Autistic Society. Obviously the gig will earn a bit. But I want MORE. So I have a Just Giving page for people who can’t attend the gig and want to get in my good books here http://www.justgiving.com/johnnydean.

Still, this isn’t enough, so I have devised the best raffle known to man. With the best prizes ever given away in such an event. Seriously. I’m talking well over a grand, nearly two, or maybe more in booty donated by some very generous and lovely people. Tickets will be on sale, on the night, at a bargainous £3.00 each. There will be first, second, third AND fourth prize lots. And if you win one of the top prizes I seriously recommend you get a cab home. Or hire a private security team to escort you. Bring change, lot’s of it, the more tickets you buy the luckier you’ll be!


1st Prize 

2 original prints by one of my favourite artists, Stuart Semple, signed by the man himself and worth about five hundred pounds.

A sterling silver autism awareness bracelet by Chamilia worth £580.

An awesome Bowie T-shirt by Charles of London worth £45.

2 tickets to the sold out Bowie Is exhibition donated by the V&A museum.

A Lush Cosmetics ‘Think Pink’ gift box worth £50.95.

Build-A-Bear autism awareness bear.

A Fifty Shades of Grey Beginners Bondage Set donated by Lovehoney.co.uk worth £54.99.

A necklace donated by Tatty Devine worth £40.00.


2nd Prize

A sterling silver autism awareness bracelet by Chamilia worth £550.

A £50.00 Experience Days voucher donated by experiencedays.co.uk.

A Headmasters voucher for a cut and blow dry.

A Choc Chick raw chocolate making kit worth £24.95.

An E’SPA bath oil collection.

A Lovehoney Sqweel 2 oral sex simulator (for real) worth £39.99.

A Me & Zena Bright Eyes rabbit ring worth £25.00.

A set of original Britpop prints by Steven Horry.

3rd Prize

An Angel Ramblings sterling silver jewellery set.

An E’SPA bath oil collection.

A Moonstone jewellery ring.

2 entry tickets for the new London Dungeons.

WHSmiths India jewellery roll and notebook.

An original Bowie painting by Loz Tronic.

4th Prize

2 Nanny P jewellery sets.

A Pret A Manger £10.00 voucher.

WHSmiths India notebook and purse.

2 entry tickets for the new London Dungeons.


In the run up to the show these lots are likely to change as more stuff is added. I’m sure you’ll agree how awesome all of this is, and special thanks  must go to Nikki Howes who went beyond and further in order to get a lot of these super prizes. Hurrah! I’d also like to thank all the people/companies who donated. You are beautiful people.

Just to add to that, Nikki’s work has been BEYOND superb. She’s a raffle-organising superwoman! Thanks Nikki!

Oh, and after the gig, you’ll be able to get in for the usual club after, so if you’ve not got a ticket or are going to see The Stone Roses, come down and see us after! We’ll be banging out the Britpop.


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Photograph by Hannah Goodwin

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