It's one of our favourite events, and featured such great originals as Charlie Gracie and Roddy Jackson, complemented by the talents of Lil Mo and the Dynaflos, Nico Duportal and his Rhythm Dudes and the incredible vocal delivery of Gizzelle, who is pictured left.
Another great weekend and for us the review of which will appear on our weekender page soon, and was also the prelude to a big event personally.
Those who know us, will be aware of our passion for dancing. These last few months, our wings have been clipped by June's deteriorating hip problem. We used the Rhythm Riot as our last hurrah before she was admitted to hospital to have the situation rectified. So at the end of November, June was the recipient of a brand new joint. Home now and on crutches, the rehabilitation is going to be a lengthy process, but there's no reason we have been told that we won't be back dancing soon. Sure it's frustrating for an active couple like us to be sidelined, but clearly it's for the greater good.
We are actually looking forward to next year's events, and here's one of the best for 2015, the second Atomic festival
Our general mobility prevents us from attending this time, but from previous experience, it comes heartily recommended. Take money folks, you'll need it ;)
Clare and June (pictured left ready to go out at the Rhythm Riot) were only in contact over the internet and text. June gave Clare a list of measurements and design ideas, Clare sourced the material and turned those ideas into this fantastic lounge suit.
Being of slightly more mature years than the model Coco Lopez, on the Charm Facebook page (click on our pic to take you there), June asked Clare to modify the classic tie top, into a tie-jacket, with three buttons. With the quality of the material and the skill of the sewing, the end result fitted like a glove. The fabric is a lovely soft Rayon which Clare imported on our behalf.
As it was one of two bespoke pieces, all we will say is that for the work involved and the quality of the fabric, the cost was very reasonable, and you can also contact Clare at her Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharmByClareMarie
Oh, and apparently, it's great to dance in.....says June :D
Keep checking back on our site folks, new reviews, pics and montages very soon