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Go BackTogether Presents… The First Birthday (Well, Sort of…) Saturday 27th January 2007

Posted: 5/1/07 10:44

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Cast your minds back to those blissful childhood days when jelly & ice cream was the greatest thing since… well, jelly & ice cream and all the kids at school would have competitions to see whose parents could give out the best goody bags at your Birthday bash.
Well folks, those happy days are back as Together presents The First Birthday (Well, Sort of…) on Saturday 27th January.

Together has long been lording it at Turnmills (5 New Year's Eve on the bounce), but it wasn't until January 2006 that our genre-busting club night went monthly. Fast forward 12 months and you're looking at the mother of all Birthday bashes, with more trimmings than Gordon Ramsey's Christmas dinner!
Free Together Goody Bags, (including party hats, Together keyrings, stickers, vouchers and anything else we can blag, oh yeah and those things that you blow out too!), plus Free Haircuts, Free Face Painting, A Giant Birthday Cake to jump out of, Laughing gas (naturally) and some proper old skool party games to play like Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues, Musical Chairs and Pin the Tail on the DJ. What more do you want? Jelly & ice cream? Cool, cos we they've got that too!! 

This month seeing as it's the Birthday, YOU decide on what you wanted to wear. Therefore it can absolutely anything. Think of the most weirdest and wonderful ideas and then come as that. As ever, top prizes will be awarded to the 'Best Dressed.' So that's the silly stuff covered then… onto the music.

One thing we like to do at Together is mix it up and so for the Birthday we thought we'd go that extra mile. The line-up then is quite a beast, kicking off in the main room with an exclusive DJ Set from NYC's flamboyant electro art-pop group Fischerspooner featuring Warren Fischer and his DJing partner Jon Kane. Fellow American John Acquaviva, who blew the Together roof off back in April 2006.
Together's all-conquering, fancy-dress-wearing residents Justin Robertson and Anil Chawla supply additional firepower as they look to build on what was an amazing 2006 for them both.

The beats (and bleeps) continue in T2 where the music policy remains as open as ever. Keeping the glow-stick boys and girls happy will the Klaxons who swing by for a spot of DJ revelry. The 'New Rave' (or whatever you wanna call it!) ravers are the hottest band around after a series of spectacular live shows during the summer.

We conclude in T3 – the home of the Midnight Ramble – the indie meets dance mash-up, brought to life with a smile by X-FM's red-trouser-wearing John Kennedy!!

This month's 'ramble' is the Official After Party for John's X-Posure Live All Dayer which is taking place at the Barfly during the day; and headline bands Brakes and The Horrors, will be making the short trip (with John) from Camden to Farringdon for a very special live show at the 'Mills.

Having supported Belle & Sebastian and Editors on tour last year, Brakes are certainly a hot tip for future greatness and we can't wait to see them in action.

Garage/Punk/Indie/Gothrock band The Horrors meanwhile join 'em on stage, just ahead of their NME tour in February.

Then there's Sunderland giants - The Futureheads – who take a break from their recent UK tour to mix it up good on proper on the decks. With two albums under their belts, expect the odd Futureheads track alongside a medley of sounds and styles to get the kids stomping their feet. 

A F T E R    P A R T Y    A L E R T

5am – Brunchtime - T2 & Topfloor @ Turnmills - £8 Guests / £5 with Concession Pass


Feat. Very Special Guests TBA

Carry On Together is a brand new concept for 2007. With hundreds of happy Together punters left wanting more at the end of the night every month… we felt it our honourable duty to give in to their musical cravings and throw 'em their very own After Party for FREE! Kicking off at 5am, Carry On Together will continue where Together left off until the late hours of the morning.

T2 will feature a no-nonsense underground vibe, with Topfloor (upstairs) operating it's anything goes mix of 80's pop, TV themes and golden classics.

If you're already in Turnmills come 5am then you get to stay on for FREE and if you're coming in from the cold from elsewhere, then admission is only £5 with a Concession Pass or £8 Guests. Look out for surprise guest DJs and Together faves. Get Together for longer…   

Room 1:
Fischerspooner (DJ Set)
John Acquaviva
Justin Robertson
Anil Chawla

Room 2:
Klaxons (DJ Set)
Paul Epworth (Phones)
Riotous Rockers

Room 3:
Midnight Ramble presents X-Posure Live All Dayer (Official After Party)
The Futureheads (DJ Set)
Brakes (Live)
The Horrors (Live)
John Kennedy (X-FM)

Room 4:
Hosted by Fishseeksbicyle

Room 5:
The Greatest Birthday Party in the World… EVER!!
Free Together Goody Bags, Face Painting, Free Haircuts,
Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues, Musical Chairs, Pin the Tail on the DJ,
A Giant Birthday Cake to jump out of, Jelly & Ice Cream!!
DJs… Mike Oman (Carbon Records), The Scarlet Pimp Vs Mannequin Doll, 10:4 Rubber Duckie, Nikolas Esselle

Together @ Turnmills - 63B Clerkenwell Road, London. EC1M 5NP
Capacity: 1000 / Info: 020 7250 3409 - Tube: Farringdon - Doors: 10pm - 7am
Prices: Limited £12 Advance Tickets / £15 on the Door / £12 Members & NUS B4 12am
Advanced Tickets: / 08700 600100 or

Ticket Outlets:
Rokit: 101 & 107 Brick Lane, E1 6SE. Tel: 020 7375 3864
Rokit: 42 Shelton Street, WC2 9HZ. Tel: 020 7836 6547

Words by Sonny