Horse & Groom NYE w/ Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) pres Boombox, Gerry Rooney (Velvet Seasons), DJ Alex, Discovery & Reach Up!

The Horse and Groom

Thursday 31 December 2015

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Thursday 31 December 2015
20:00 - 06:00 (doors at 20:00)
Desigm my night early bird £10
Clubbing, New Years Eve Party
80's Music, Funk & Soul, House Music, Party Mash Up
Liverpool Street
over 18

2 floors of fun/3 party crews including downstairs hosted by Andy Smith ‘Ex Portishead)

Downtown 70s - 90s Funk. Old School Hip Hop, Early House, Disco & Boogie w/ 'Boombox' meets 'Reach Up'  w/  DJ's Andy Smith (Ex Portishead), Nick Halkes & Crissy Kybos

Uptown in the Loft Discovery - house, disco and party bangers with host Jac the Disco & Neil Thornton joined by Christian Schenal, Dj Alex (Voices) & very  special guest  renowned London party selector Gerry Rooney (Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold / Black Cock Records) who will be playing a very special midnight set  with a festive NYE makeover, visuals and lots more

The Horse & Groom New Years Eve spectacular 2015 and what a party it promises to be with a evening planned of the finest music, drinking, dancing and celebration taking place over all three rooms of Shoreditch's fav party pub . The whole venue is going to have a festive transformation too with each floor having a different makeover theme alongside some crazy visuals and plenty of surprises to make the party a night to remember. Early bird tickets which will be going on sale a bargain  £10 are available from Design My Night  ( please note it is well worth purchasing these as our NYE party for the last 5 years have sold out way before the big night. The drinks will be pub price drinks all night there will be lots of special treats for the early arrivals plus a 6am licence to boot. We are particularly excited this year as Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) will be hosting downstairs with his 'Boombox' meets 'Reach Up' party while house and disco party crew take over upstairs.

Downtown- Boombox' meets 'Reach Up'  DJ Andy Smith brings together not one, but two of his nights to the downstairs bar of The Horse & Groom on New Years Eve on Thursday Dec 31st 2015.

The 'Boombox' night combines with the 'Reach Up crew (having already done Bestival, Lovebox & the back room of Carl Cox's Space night in Ibiza) to give a quality soundtrack of 70s - 90s Funk. Old School Hip Hop early House, Disco & Boogie to see in the new year in fine style.
DJ Andy Smith - DJ Andy Smith is best known for releasing the first ever major label multi genre mix CD, The Document (FFRR/London records) and for supplying samples and warming up for Bristol based band Portishead during the 90’s. He has gone on to release many more DJ mix CD’s on various labels and holds down weekly DJ residencies in London as well as touring the globe in his own right
Nick Halkes - From founding XL recordings and signing the Prodigy through to getting ‘in the mix’ as a guest on both Mistajam and B-traits Radio One shows under his Horx guise in 2012, Nick has played a consistently dynamic role in the global evolution of dance music. Catching Nick at Reach up is a rare chance to hear him play the tunes that inspired him to make that journey.
Crissy Kybosh - With around 15 years of experience supporting a diverse selection of acts from De La Soul to Chesney Hawkes (seriously), Crissy is no stranger to rockin a party. DJing and Producing for the Hip Hop group 'Twisted Link' he has his roots in Hip Hop/Scratch DJing but as any good DJ, has wide tastes and a varied bag. Expect tight mixing and good vibes.


 Uptown- Discovery Increase the heat for their final party of 2015!!!
The Horse & Groom / London based affiliated party will be taking the Discovery magic carpet ride upstairs for New Years Eve 2015/16 .
Joining the fun loving resident party gunslingers Neil Thornton & Jac the Disco for the NY celebrations will be the renowned London party selector Gerry Rooney (Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold / Black Cock Records) who will be playing a very special midnight set to bring 2016 in with style. Also on the bill is Horse and Groom aficionado Christian Schenal and  Dj Alex (Voices) flying in from Berlin which will ensure guaranteed party vibes on the night.
// Expect a festive makeover, sexy visuals and audio enhancement for the girls and boys on the dance floor. //


Introducing Gerry Rooney who started Djing in the late 80s inspired by the acid house cultural revolution and numerous warehouse raves & parties. It wasn't long until he was soon drawn to the bright lights of NYC and its late night Disco's and infamous loft parties along with his record dealing missions in search of black gold. Gerry has acquired a weird & wonderful collection of amazing, fun records from around the planet with no limitations to styles or genres!

Having DJ'ed at gigs across the spectrum of musical events, nightclubs, warehouse parties, corporate events, festivals, fashion gigs as well as sleazy and exotic dives. Gerry has played on some of the finest sound systems and joyous locations over the world including 39 Hotel Hawaii, Love in NYC, Yellow in Tokyo, Cielo NYC , Sarcastic party LA , APT NYC and Plastic People (RIP) Loop & Zero in Tokyo.

Gerry Rooney together with DJ Harvey created and produced the highly influential Black Cock Records label as an amusing twisted alternative to what was happening at the time.

Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold is the musical adventures and creativity of Gerry Rooney & Joel Martin (Quiet Village ) releasing a string of influential releases & remixes; Camel Toe Central; Truth Machine for Lovers; Seaman Level; Witch Doctor Love & Fishpowder Dance; and the amazing remixes of Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) Mind Fair Ceremony, Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold Remix, and Computer Controlled, Ethereal Sounds of the Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold remix. Associated labels: Black Cock , Lucky Hole & Love Shot Records.

Introducing Discovery; headstrong for 6 years, having booked acclaimed guests such as Tornado Wallace, Gilb’r (Chateau flight), I- Cube (Versatile), Casino Times, Steve Kotey, Loud-E, DJ Kaos, Dan Beaumont, Andy Blake, Lee Douglas, Justin Vandervolgen, Eric Duncan, DJ Kaos, Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco, Rahaan, Toby Tobias, In Flagranti, Young Marco, Baby G, Warm, Tim Lawton, Jonny Rock and many more joining us in the DJ booth.




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The Horse and Groom
28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NZ

East London

Nearest station:
Liverpool Street (Tube)


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