Never too old to party

October 30 2015

YOU’RE never too old to party. These are the words of reassurance from resident DJ Lucy Reeves.

YOU’RE never too old to party. These are the words of reassurance from resident DJ Lucy Reeves.

And to encourage those who feel too old to go out dancing, the local mum-of-two is launching a new ‘midlife’ club night.

It is called Club 33-78, and promises “eclectic tunes to get you dancing”. Party-goers can expect funk and soul, but also jazz, blues, house and hip hop.

“The name is a pun on the old 'Club 18-30' but the numbers are speeds of vinyl,” Lucy said. “It is really for people who used to go out dancing but feel they are too old for the clubs in town.”

Lucy, who says she can’t wait to turn 50 on her next birthday, started DJing four years ago following a back injury, which meant she could no longer dance.

She has already ran a successful series of nights at Halo Bar in Gloucester Road called ‘Cheshire Cat, Bristol’s Middle Aged Disco’, but is now hosting her new evening at The Chimp House, further up the high street.

Proceeds made from Club 33-78 will be going to Refugee Action.

“When you get to a certain age staying in to watch ‘Strictly’ can be much more appealing than going out,” Lucy added, “but I noticed in the last few years that when any of my friends had been to a party where they ended up dancing they just loved it, it just blew away the cobwebs.

 “Any exercise that is fun is a good thing so I wanted to create a place that gives people the opportunity to dress up a little, dance in a relaxed space and get home at a reasonable hour.”

Lucy is also behind the successful Window Wanderland trail, which saw hundreds of Bishopston residents taking part and dressing up their windows earlier this year.  

Club 33-78 is being held on November 14, 8-12.30pm at The Chimp House, 232 Gloucester Road. Tickets are £5 and available from October 29 at The Chimp House or £6 on the door.