I am one of the The Shellac Sisters
, a group of DJs who play 78 records on wind-up gramophones. We have an extensive collection of music from the 1920s to the early 1950s. Our gramophones have been specially adapted so that they can be plugged into modern sound equipment, if necessary.
We started just over 10 years ago. A summer picnic in London's Hyde Park with gramophone accompaniment planted the seed of an idea into our heads. Our music proved such a success that we started doing parties, mostly for our various knitting friends with shops and events in and around London. Soon, The Shellac Sisters were doing regular gigs ranging from clubs (both vintage and otherwise) to museums and private parties.
The Shellac Sisters: Jenny, Virginia, Jane and Theodora
We've played in 5 star hotels and basement dive bars. We've balanced on floating platforms in a moat, wowed the crowds in Spiegeltents, and got our heels stuck in the mud at festivals and garden parties!
Here are just a few of the events we have done over the years. If you want to contact us or want some more information please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wedding at Claridge's
With Darcey Bussell for the BBC's
'Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood'
Wedding at Shoreditch House
Vintage Festival on London's Southbank
Event at The Wellcome Collection
Friday Late at the Tate Britain
Tea Dance at the Southbank Centre
Outdoor Garden Party
Fashion Event at The Dorchester Hotel
Party at The London Transport Museum
London Swing Dance Society Event
Our first gig - Brit Knit Kits at
The Dartmouth Arms
With Len Goodman for the BBC's
'Dance Band Days'
I Knit Day 2007
In the 'moat' at The V&A Museum
Nautical event On The Deck at The National Theatre
Posing on a Ford Capri outside the Vauxhall Tavern
The Royal Academy
Craft Guerrilla at The William Morris Gallery