Introducing . . . Backstage
- David Pollock
- 28 February 2008
The best new nights in town. This fortnight: Backstage
Residents and guests A rotating line-up of regular Club Noir DJs, to keep every night feeling fresh and special.
Music policy In keeping with Noir’s ethos, a cross-section of the sexiest music from the 1920s right up to today’s pop charts.
What they say ‘We have a lot of fans of Club Noir, who adore it and can’t wait for their next fix. Because it’s so huge and takes so much work to organise we only hold it every three months or so,’ says Tina Warren, promoter of Glasgow’s burlesque extravaganza Club Noir, and its new, smaller sister club. ‘Backstage is smaller-scale but more regular; basically Club Noir without the burlesque stage shows. There will still be a strict dress code, so people can get really dressed-up, and the crowd will be the same bunch of friendly, glamorous, outgoing people we’re used to at Club Noir. It’ll be like a fabulous house party, I’m very excited about it.’
What we say Club Noir has established itself as one of the most popular clubs in Glasgow. Indeed, Warren reports that the last event sold out four days before the show, and fans had to resort to eBay for tickets. More than that, however, it’s set a benchmark for quality, with a deeper understanding of what is teasingly sexy – rather than just a bit too forward – than all its burlesque competition. As Warren points out, the crowd helps make it what it is, so the fact that Backstage is housed at the elegant, 350-capacity Winchester Club should ensure that CN’s fans can enjoy a more regular fix of fabulousness.
Backstage, The Winchester Club, Glasgow, Sat 1 Feb.