Pretend Club Night


  • Clubbing, Fun Time Partying and Student Night
  • Tickets from £5.00
  • Shoreditch
  • Alternative / Indie, House Music and Jazz
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 21:00 - 02:00

A three part series of club events at The Book Club Shoreditch presenting some of the best emerging DJs in the UK right now, presented by Pretend. 

There is no music policy, our guests have free reign to play what they want but we’ve chosen DJs building their reputations across a range of scenes from Jazz, Breaks & House to those exploring the indie and post-punk revival across the UK right now.

22nd July w/ NÜWA NRTH & Gimme A Break Records

A night of breaks and garage.

22:00-00:00 NÜWA NRTH, another duo, these two play a mix of minimalist house, techno and garage. Catch them on Threads, Balamii and Foundation FM every month.

00:00-02:00 Gimme A Break Records, breakbeats and garage. Their debut compilation “We Are Viable” found its way to the top of the Bandcamp charts last year raising money for MAP Charity and they’ve since followed up with a slew of stellar releases. This will be their first London show and we’re delighted to have them down from Leeds.

12th August w/ Never Heard of Ya & RED

22:00-00:00 Never Heard of Ya, Harley Cassidy and Lola Stephen, are a DJ duo and one of the most exciting live music promoters in London at the moment. Playing everything pushing at the boundaries of the mainstream they’re fast becoming essential tastemakers through their Boogaloo and Why Now radio residencies… that said they might just play George Michael on repeat.

00:00-02:00 RED, coming to London from Wales by way of Bristol, RED is an eclectic DJ exploring the more experimental side of dance music from house music to breaks you can find her making a racket on both Balamii and 1020 Radio monthly and applying her impeccable taste to The Bottle roster.

19th August w/ Jazz Revelations & Creole Cuts

A night for the jazz heads among you.

22:00-00:00 Ally J Steel, founder of Jazz Revelations, one of the UK’s best new Jazz blogs takes the decks for the first two hours.

00:00-02:00 Pretend DJs and special guests TBA




Ticket Event time Cost
General Admission 21:00 - 02:00 £5.00



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The Book Club

Spread over two spacious floors of a former Victorian warehouse on Leonard Street, The Book Club is a Shoreditch bar & club serving up cocktails, beers on tap and local DJs. She's iconic for her outrageous parties and dirty basement club nights. The ground floor of the venue has recently been given…


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