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The Gospel, According to Rhia

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Snapshot _ Caffeine Nights Show Plot, Annelie (45, 193, 3752) - copyOK, folks, I am calling on you to repent of your SINS!聽 Come forward and dedicate your lives…to having fun and dancing up a storm!聽 For two hours, we’ll be dancing and having fun to some of the most awesome gospel music, from old-time religious music to the most modern of remixes!聽 Shake the dust from your feet and tap them to the most uplifting two hours of tunes you’ve ever heard!聽 – Rhia C

Last weekend we were treated to a most uplifting themed show DJ’d by the lovely Rhia ‘Blues Mamma’ Colclough. Now I’ve always loved gospel music, so I was really looking forward to see what she would play, but she really pulled out all the stops and as well as the more traditional ‘churchy’ gospel, she also mixed it up with some amazing true Southern Baptist style blues gospel.

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We were even fortunate enough to manage to get hold of the very popular gospel choir, the Second Life Gospel Singers, who gave Rhia a resounding backing vocal support…

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We had a great turnout and everyone felt the spirit lift them as they danced and raised their voices to the heavens.

And it just goes to show how music can bring everyone together, as we even had angels and demons dancing in harmony…

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Though I did wonder what the celestial punishment would be for dancing on the head of an angel…

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And finally, our very own Mr Sword Starfall presents one of his outstanding stop-motion movies of the event, so you can get the true feel of the atmosphere and the music:

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The Caffeine Nights Orient Express – Woowoo!! All Aboard!

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Marcel’s Cafe took it’s entire crowd of Caffeine Nights clients on an amazing trip on the Orient Express last week. With DJ G-Winz at the wheel, we were taken on a musical journey through many of the countries visited by the original Orient Express, all with a fabulous chff-chff-chff rhythm to accompany the rocking of the carriages as we passed through each new location.

Here are some pics I took before the show, as Sword and I discuss the journey…

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Arriving at the platform
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Briefing the staff
Steaming up, and just waiting for the passengers to arrive
Waiting at the station
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Sword gets a break from bartending as George takes over for the evening
Dining carriage with tables laid and tea trolley at the ready
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Pre-departure drinks in the bar carriage
Pre-departure drinks in the bar carriage
DJ G-Winz getting warmed up
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Yours truly showing off her new outfit 馃槈
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Just a cool shot for no reason…

And now, click on the YouTube video to get an actual taste of the journey, with sounds and scenes recorded and compiled by the very talented Mr Sword Starfall!

 

And finally, here are some very kind words left by our passengers in the Caffeine Nights Guest Book….

 

聽‘I’m adoring your work. astonishing, really. congratulations……..Satu.’

  • satu Catronis

‘猫 bellissimo stare con voi! grazie!! it is wonderful to be with you, thanks’

  • Stella Anwyl

‘Thanks for having me – what a lovely event!聽 ~ Zoe’

  • Zoe Foodiboo

聽‘Thank you for fulfilling my dream for me!聽 HUGS!聽 Liz!’

  • Elizabeth Wallington

‘This place looks lovely :)’

  • gustav2005 Resident

‘First time aboard. Very excited!!!’

  • Emily Genopeak

‘Love this train and station – the detail is incredible!’

  • Rhiannon Colclough

‘lovely time had by all, thx, kalanite’

  • kalanite Bluestar

‘Great party Anouk’

  • alexiasulamericana Resident:

Next themed show – June 7th!

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Following the outstanding success of our first themed show for Caffeine Nights, we’re on a roll and have another great event planned for Saturday 7th of June. We’ll release more details closer to the time, but mark the date in your diaries and make sure you’ll be available! 馃檪

G’s Alternative Eurovision at Marcel’s

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Another surprising evening with G-Winz’s alternative Eurovision song contest at Marcel’s!

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Some doubts remain as to how could Hungary win with more votes than people voting,

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and everyone mentioned a suspect undercover person that after taking a bow over the counter left with the trophy…

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Seratta Italiana

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On Saturday 3rd of May, Caffeine Nights was proud to open with our first themed show of the season. Some of you who have been members of the old Club Mirage will know that we have done many themed shows over the years, and I am slowly getting round to uploading pics from them to the Past Shows page.

Sword adds:

On a train voyage from Milan to Genoa our friends Stella and Fabio passed the time away making a list of their favourite Italian tunes, since we had once considered the idea of an Italian evening.聽 This is mostly the result of their choices put together with the elegant and creative vision of our own Anouk, one of the best set designers in Sl!
Could only result in this amazing evening, to which our Italian friends decided to add some classic and historical figures, making it a mix of romantic Italy and lost Atlantis!

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So it was great fun to roll out one of our old sets for our new guests to enjoy. We created a romantic Italian evening in the Colosseum in Roma, where our guests came and danced in the flickering shadows to the beautiful tunes selected by our friends Stella and Fabio and played by our very own DJ, Sword.

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Everyone made a fantastic effort with their outfits and we had some very impressive visitors.

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We even had our own version of the Trevi fountain, and guests were able to throw in coins to make a wish…

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The evening ended with a surprise firework show, and guests being showered with hearts and flowers..

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(although earlier in the evening, there had been a brief, un-forecasted flurry of..pizza..?)聽 馃槈

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Sword has put together a groovy slideshow of the evening so if you want to get a little feel of the music and atmosphere, here it is, and don’t forget to subscribe to his channel for future events! 馃檪

G plays Ray Charles

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Last Saturday, Marcel’s Penthouse Ballroom held it’s weekly party, and, starting at 15:00 PST (23:00 GMT).

 

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Our amazing turntablist/electroswinger G-WINZ, conducted a vibrant and swinging re-visitation to the work of the great Ray Charles, exploring all angles of the great musician’s work, either from personal interpretations or covers from his masterpieces.

 

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It was a major success and G was forced by popular demand to extend his program for an extra half hour!

Here we have some pictures from that evening.

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Be Happy,

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New Guest DJ events at Marcel’s!

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Howdy everyone 馃檪

From this week, Marcel’s will be having a selection of our lovely DJ pals hosting guest slot sessions at the bistro, between 4am – 5am SLT (midnight – 1am GMT).

Although each of the guys has their own usual favourite genre of music that they specialise in, these guest slot evenings will really be a lucky dip, allowing the DJ’s to play totally freestyle, so ya never know what might occur!

Until I can properly update the聽Opening Times & Events聽page, here’s a breakdown of who’s going to be guesting when:

  • Mondays – G-Winz
  • Tuesdays – Lorah Lanah
  • Wednesdays – Rhia
  • Thursdays – Closed (Sword DJ’s at Crossing Culture)
  • Fridays – Sword
  • Saturdays – No guest slot at present (G-Winz and Sword DJing on the upper dancefloor alternate Saturdays)