Hey there hepcats and hipsters, sinners and swingers, wise guys and dolls, gangsters and molls, dynamite dames and vivacious vixens, international playboys and lounge lizards, high societies most eligible and the FBI’s Most Wanted, debutantes and miscreants, high rollers and low riders, card sharks and hustlers, lindy hoppers and finger poppers, pimps, players and private eyes, sirens, vamps and superfly guys, rockin’ high rollers and rat packers, lounge lizards, lap dancers and linebackers, B-movie actors and drag queens, disco divas in limousines, showgirls, wiseguys and smooth operators, churchmen in disguise, Elvis impersonators, cabaret crooners and Broadway stars, starship troopers and men from Mars, Romans, Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, chat show hosts and circus freaks, femme fatales and surfer dudes, foxy chicks with bad attitudes…
You are all cordially invited to join us at the swingin’-est soiree of this or any other year, the most happenin’ Hogmanay hootenanny anywhere to be found on the jumpin’ blue dot we call Planet Earth - The Vegas Grand Hogmanay Ball!
Let’s rewind to the halcyon days of the town they call “Lost Wages”, back before they strapped a sack of dynamite to The Sands. This is Bugsy’s town, but it’s Frankie’s world and Dino and the Rat Pack have the whole sweet swingin’ sphere locked down tight into a Nevada state of mind. Let’s go back, way back….
What better way to say farewell to 2018, and welcome in 2019, than with a scintillating soiree of vivaciousness & va-va-voom; blackjack & burlesque; glitz & glamour; roulette & romance; moonlight & martinis; hedonism & hi-jinks; champagne & cabaret. Add a twist of sophistication, a hint of Marilyn magic, a shot of JFK's Camelot-era cool and a sprinkling of Rat Pack razzmatazz, a killer line-up of DJs, MCs, burlesque artists, cabaret performers and live musicians, and of course, the most important ingredient - yourself – and you have the intoxicating cocktail of cool that is The Vegas Hogmanay Ball!
We’re taking over every nook and cranny of this labyrinthine palace of entertainment : the Ballroom, Speakeasy, American bar, French Quarter, Main Bar and Restaurant providing ideal environments and intimate hideaways for dancing and romancing, carousing and celebrating, dining and imbibing in style as we say farewell to 2018 in the glamorous, opulent and decadent setting of the Voodoo Rooms.
It is our great pleasure to welcome back to the Vegas stage, by popular acclaim, for the fifth year in succession, the incandescent star of La Clique and numerous Fringe headline shows, sultry chanteuse Becc Sanderson and her band, The Counsellors. They know just how to ignite the Vegas dancefloor with their classic lounge, jazz and pop stylings: smooth, tart, with a twist of kitsch and a kicker of mischief. With fabulously playful arrangements of classic pop standards from the last 50 years (Gnarls Barkley, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra et al.), Becc Sanderson and The Counsellors are set to swing your world, all the way into 2019!
And a warm Vegas welcome back to Scotland’s very own Queen of Burlesque, the bewitching and beautiful Missy Malone. Fresh from sell-out headline shows around the world, and now head honcho of her own emporium of vintage delights in Cheltenham, Missy will delight and dazzle you with her glamorous gyrations and terpsichorean talents!
But of course Becc Sanderson & The Counsellors and Missy Malone aren’t the only stellar talents in this Night of a Thousand Stars. Vegas is delighted to welcome the wonderful, the fabulous, the sensational…Jesus L’Oreal! Fresh from his latest Fringe sell-out show Nailed It, the sassy King of the Shoes completes our Holy Trinity of special guest stars with his inimitable cocktail of song, dance, Pontius pilates and Jehovah’s fitness. As if this wasn’t enough to make anyone proclaim Halleberrylujah!, we have even more in store. Gasp and delight at Edinburgh’s own tantalising temptress and hostess with the mostest, Gypsy Charms; laugh with homegrown comedy sensation Bruce Devlin, and the inimitable talents of Sir Lance O’Lust. The Vegas Cabaret and Burlesque Revue will showcase the best in cabaret and burlesque talent in The Speakeasy (with an hour long show from 10.30 pm).
There will be dancing into the wee sma’ hours to the exotic rhythms, intoxicating melodies and irresistible dance-floor grooves of Vegas musical maestros Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini. Hipster swing, hepcat jive, gangster grooves, beguiling bossa nova, luscious lounge, sanctified soul, fired-up funk, electro swing, rockin’ R&B, blues, boogaloo, dancefloor jazz, cult classics & mob hits are just a few of the choice cuts on the musical menu for your dancing pleasure.
And just in case there wasn’t enough glitz, glamour, razzmatazz and va-va-voom already, Nikki Nevada & the Vegas Showgirls will turn the Fabulousness Factor all the way up to eleven and shake their tail-feathers most delightfully. These sultry sirens combine the sophistication of the salons of Paris with the sassiness of the Vegas strip. And of course we can’t forget the hustlers, card sharks and wild cards at the Stardust Casino Lounge, presided over by the Fabulous Scott Sisters and located in the French Quarter - a hint of the Big Easy in the heart of Sin City - the only casino where you can gamble the night away at the roulette and blackjack tables without fear of losing your shirt, courtesy of our complimentary Elvis dollars.
A glittering galaxy of stars and heavenly bodies will illuminate the Grand Vegas Hogmanay Ball, but shining brightest of all will be yourselves, the Vegas in-crowd! The coolest cats and kittens in club-land will descend on the Voodoo Rooms for an unforgettable night. So join us at The Vegas Grand Hogmanay Ball. Let’s start 2019 as we mean to go on….with a swingin’, ring-a-dingin’ good time!
Vegas, The Grand Hogmanay Ball!
Starring Becc Sanderson and the Counsellors, ,
Fanciforia Foxglove, Gypsy Charms, Bruce Devlin, Pete Sinclair, Sir Lance’O’Lust, The Vegas Cabaret & Burlesque Revue plus your Vegas regulars Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull, Nikki Nevada and the Vegas Showgirls, The Fabulous Scott Sisters and You!
at The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh.
on Monday 31st December 2018
9.00 pm - 3.00 am.
Tickets £25.00 (stbf) from Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland, and The Voodoo Rooms. Credit card hotline 0131 220 3234.
Combined Hogmanay Dinner and Club tickets from the Voodoo Rooms. 0131 556 7060.