Independent Venue Week and The Alex presents:
The Lounge Kittens
The Lounge Kittens was devised by Jenny Deacon and Timia Gwendoline, who met during a production of Sondheim's 'Company' (as Amy and Joanne respectively). In late 2012, Zan Lawther, a mutual friend from choir was drafted in during an evening
of gin-fuelled refreshment...
The heavenly notes of 'The Vengabus is Coming' had surrounded the Kittens like an ethereal mist as they cackled around a suspiciously sticky table in The Dungeon Club, Southampton. Some may argue that this ethereal mist was actually the lung-blackening splutterings of an over-worked fog machine well past its prime, coupled with the personal gases of the fragrant patrons of the Dungeon...particularly those who may have recently enjoyed a microwavable burger or toasty.
As the green lasers caught the smoke and reflected onto their faces, they stopped exchanging disgusting anecdotes for a moment to dwell upon the fact that Vengaboys should probably be brought back to the masses; stripped back to piano with thick harmonies, the heartfelt lyrics performed dripping with sarcasm, errr..I mean, feeling. Emotion. That one.
Very little was done to follow through on this promise until Jenny booked the Kittens for a handful of shows over the summer and they hastily set about actually putting their pennies where their mouths were, which you should never do; it's disgusting and very unhygienic. You never know where a penny has been...