Monday, 23 April 2018

April Dial Up a Sell-Out Success!



Thank you so much to everyone who came along and made our SOLD OUT April Dial Up such a success! Hopefully see you at the next one on Friday 18th May, our theme is ICONS! As ever, you can interpret or ignore the theme as you choose! All Welcome, Tickets £6 online/ £8 on the door.

And do check out The Dial Up page for details of my Wimbledon concert on Saturday 9th June. Here's the link for tickets:

http://colourhousetheatre.co.uk/rebrand/booking/dial-up/

And finally, sign up to perform in our first ever Dial Up Song Competition on Friday 6th July! Details at the tab above. Hope to see you at one or all these exciting events! Much love, Alex xx

Monday, 19 February 2018

Terrific Photos from our Love Songs Dial Up by Linda Birmingham!

 A first time Dial Upper from Holland regaled us with a pop piano tune.
 Steve Thorne shared reflections on Cario Zoo.
Singer songwriter Kenesha Melody with Robert Pawlus on guitar
 Monika brought the house down with some soul-infused funk
 Caroline Chan shared a song with an environmental message
 Dial Up resident poet Jim Connor hosted the Open Mic
 Tina Ogorman dazzled with some acappella singing, and even gave me the multicolour rose I'm waving below!
 Brian Scott keeps the trophy for another month with his love song infused poem
 Bonnie C gave a haunting rendition of a pop cover
 Steve McClennon and Ernie the fastest milkman in the West!
 Sophia K and I have a go at Sondheim's Being Alive
 Trevor Thomas brought the open mic to a beautiful close
What a terrific turn out we had for our Love Songs Dial Up this month! Lots of familiar faces and a great number of new people too. Our next event is on Friday 16th March and the theme is Great American Songbook, so hope to see you there! Much love, Alex xx

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Wonderful pics from our Anything Goes Dial Up by Becca Parker!

We were delighted to welcome as our special guest singer, actor, radio host and Titan of the London Cabaret Scene, Tim McArthur! Also on display are Alex (yes, another one!) and Kayleigh on drums, Anthony Folami hosting the open mic, Trevor Thomas on guitar, the inimitable David Forest spinning his cheeky tunes, poet Brian Scott and making his Dial Up debut Gavin Brock sharing two tunes from his new musical. What a night! Thanks to everyone who came to support, I can imagine no better way to kick off The Dial Up's new year! Our thanks to Becca for the fab photos. Next one is our Love Songs Special on Friday 16th February. Hope to see you there! Much love, Alex xx










Friday, 15 December 2017

The Dial Up in January 2018!

Sad as it was to say goodbye to our Watford and Croxley venues, The Dial Up is delighted to be making it's new home at the wonderful London Improv Theatre, 2 mins from Finchley Road tube station!

We'll be there on the Third Friday of every month, and our theme for January 19th is Anything Goes. So whatever your creative passion, be it singing, playing an instrument, poetry, drama or prose, dance, magic or stand up, make The Dial Up your space to shine!

Hope to see you there, and here's wishing you all a Happy New Year! Much love, Alex and The Dial Up Family xx

p.s. Remember to book online for the reduced entry price! www.londonimprovtheatre.com 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Dial Up this Christmas!



Join The Dial Up this December for our Christmas Specials! There's no better way to bring in the festive season than with our inimitable open mic and a good old sing along!

Friday 8th December, 7.30pm
WATFORD Dial Up, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street
Tickets £5

As ever Christmas is a busy time, so we're on Friday 8th this month, a day before our usual slot. We'll be back to the third Saturday of the month for 2018.

 
Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm
LONDON IMPROV THEATRE, 2 mins from Finchley Road tube station. 

Tickets are £8 on the door or £6 online, so please do follow this link to book online! http://www.londonimprovtheatre.com/

Throughout 2018 we'll be at The London Improv Theatre on the third Friday of each month, but Christmas being as busy as ever, we're on Tuesday 12th this month, so do make a note in your diary!


Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm
CROXLEY KITCHEN Dial Up, opposite Croxley tube station

Tickets £5


This month's Croxley Dial Up will be our last for a while as we shift our attention to growing our presence at our new venue, The London Improv Theatre. To help bring that touch of yuletide magic I'm delighted to announce we'll have Matt Wakefield back with us on the keyboard!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Dial Up this November!

Video: Watford Celebration May 2017

Join The Dial Up this November for a fantastic evening of performance and open mic at one or more of our three great venues:

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm
WATFORD Dial Up, Fresh Shop- Hidden Bar, 2 Market Street
Theme: The Magic of Musicals!
Tickets £5

Thursday 16th November, 7.30pm
CROXLEY Dial Up, The Kitchen Croxley, Croxley Green
Theme: Poetry Please!
Tickets £5

Friday 17th November, 7.30pm
LONDON Dial Up, The London Improv Theatre, 104 Finchley Road
Theme: The Magic of Musicals!
Tickets £6 online, £8 on the door so please book ahead!

As ever, interpret or ignore the themes as you choose! Future dates and themes available to view at www.thedialup.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Dial Up This September!


The Dial Up is delighted to announce that from September we are back in London!

As well as our usual Watford Fresh Shop event on the second Saturday of the month, and our Kitchen Croxley event on the third Thursday, we will now also be at the wonderful London Improv Theatre on Finchley Road on the third Friday of every month! And even more exciting, the terrific Jon Medcalf will be back on piano! Rehearsing with him last week brought back happy memories of when he arranged the piano part for my apocalyptic jazz song Getting Near The End of the World, video above.

Saturday 2nd Septemer, 7.30pm
The Fresh Shop Dial Up, 2 Market Street, Watford
Theme: Let's Do It!

Friday 15th September, 7.30pm
The London Improv Theatre, Finchley Road
Theme: Favourite Songs

Thursday 21st September, 7.30pm
The Kitchen Croxley, Croxley Green
Theme: Indulgence

I've updated the tabs above so you can now easily search for our future dates by venue. Do come and join us as often as you can as we continue in our quest to celebrate community and creativity in all its forms! Much love, Alex xx