RUSTY STREET PARTY

Our beloved #RustyStreetParty is back.

With more than double the amount of acts playing than last year, it’s going to be an absolutely banger of a day.

With pizzas, burgers, a pop and bar + more, this is going to be the best day of your summer.

This years date is Saturday the 28th of July. Join our Facebook event for more info on who’s playing and regular updates.

Jazz Fest 2018 at the Bottle of Sauce

Every year Cheltenham plays host to one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. As you know, we are partial to a good knees-up, especially when live music is involved, and we’re getting into the spirit of things with three BIG events at the Bottle of Sauce over the festival weekend…

ACT I: FRIDAY

Things kick off on Friday 4th May with Dodo favourites The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band playing their famously infectious mix of upbeat jump jive, rhythm and blues and vintage jazz late into the night.

Doors 9.30 p.m. Entry £5.

BOOK HERE! 

 

 

 

ACT II: SATURDAY

Soul lot of funk!

On Saturday 5th May, chill out at the official Bottle of Sauce house party.

With live music from notorious funk masters The Haggis Horns, funk organ trio Three Step Manoeuvre, London funk pop brass band Latimo, + many more, plus a cracking DJ set from Soul Casserole, you won’t want to miss out. 

From 3pm. FREE entry. 

 

 

 

ACT II: SUNDAY

Join us on Sunday the 6th May for Highbrow Art and Lowbrow Jazz, an all-day extravaganza of music and art presented by Stuart Macbeth (of Rabbit Foot Spasm Band fame!).

Featuring live music and DJs all day, plus a stunning exhibition of original Matisse litographs from his ‘JAZZ SUITE’ collection, presented by the Dantzig gallery.

12 – 12. £5 presale tickets / £7 on the door

BOOK HERE!

+ check out details of who’s playing (and displaying) below…

Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music. Formed as a tribute to the legendary Bessie Smith the group feature the warm, rich vocal talents of Julia Titus, backed by a dynamic Anglo-American band who look and sound the part.

Hailing from Manchester, jazz trio CRaB feature Salford’s Matt Nickson on saxophone, Michael Cretu from Romania on Double Bass and Chris Cruiks from Botswana on percussion. Their live sets are the stuff of legend up north and bring together disparate influences from Eastern European folk music, hard bop, Flamenco and African rhythms.

Vienna Ditto are a trip hop band who feature strong jazz and blues influences, such as can be heard on their electro rendition of Blind Willie Johnsons I Know His Blood Will Make Me Whole. Expect irresistibly danceable tunes from this duo, who have featured on BBC Radio One and Channel 4 and who have previously performed at Glastonbury Festival. 

PLUS…

Throughout the day The Shellac Collective, the UK’s premier DJs of vintage music, will be DJing original 78rpm Shellac records. Expect everything from original 1920s pressings of Louis Armstrong to 1950s Jump Jive. Featuring Gregs Greats 78s from Cambridge, Tony Tunes from East London, It’s A Wind Up from Manchester and Neon Trotsky from Oxford.

AND…

In the afternoon the Dantzig gallery will present a unique pop-up exhibition of Henri Matisse’s Jazz suite. They will exhibit a complete set of lithographs taken from the original plates prepared for Matisse’s publisher, Teriade, in 1947, and will be on hand to answer questions and reveal the hidden stories and anecdotes behind these stunning works of art. 

The Rusty turns 9…

Can you believe it? Our beloved Rusty Bicycle is NINE! It’s hard to believe that it was nearly a decade ago that we first threw open our doors, but any excuse for a good party… we celebrated in classic Rusty style last Saturday, with food, friends, booze, birthday cake, and tunes from Dodo favourites the Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band. (if you missed it – or if you can’t get enough of them – good news: you’ll be able to catch them again at the Bottle of Sauce for JazzFest in May!)

 

 

 

NYE 2017: Blind Pig Speakeasy at the Bottle of Sauce

This NYE we’re going back to the glory days of the speakeasy, recapturing the spirit of prohibition naughtiness and turning the Bottle of Sauce into a blind pig, hidden in plain sight.  

With live music from the Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band (the best jazz and jump blues band this side of the 1920s!), electro-swing DJs, a bathtub gin bar, reprobate blackjack, and our very own boardwalk empire in the courtyard, this will be a truly spectacular night.

So, in the timeless words of Cole Porter, let’s misbehave!

Get your tickets from the bar: limited earlybird tickets available for £10; standard tickets £15. And once you’ve booked, stay tuned… we’ll be giving out a super-secret password to all revellers on the night. No password, no entry!

Sunday 31st December 2017, 7pm – late.

NYE 2017: Say goodbye to the Rickety Press… and hello to the Babylon Club!

This is not the Rickety Press as you know it: this is Miami, circa 1983, disco going strong, the parties heaving all night long. For one night only, our Jericho pub will be transformed into the Babylon, with throwback cocktails, retro treats at midnight, and DJs spinning eighties classics and funk disco all night long.

Come dressed as your 1980s alter-ego, ready to dance the night away in our back room nightclub. Fancy dress is a must!

Grab your £10 earlybird tickets before they run out; standard tickets £15. Buy ’em from the bar.

Sunday 31st December 2017, 7pm – late. 

NYE 2017: What were you wearing when the police raided the Rusty?

Picture, if you will, an alternate reality. It’s New Year’s Eve, 2017. A gaggle of colourful eccentrics, correspondingly attired, are having a booze-drenched lock-in. Little do they know, the police are closing in. Imagine our eccentrics’ surprise when the doors are kicked open, and their secrets are revealed…

What’s the funniest, most outlandish, most outrageous thing you can imagine yourself wearing in that situation? Well, put it on, and pop down to the Rusty for a madcap New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday 31st December, from 7pm – late. Recreate our boozy, bizarre lock-in, with treats at midnight for all revellers, a mugshot photo booth, and DJs playing tunes all night long. We promise it’ll be crazy weird and crazy fun.

Get your tickets from the bar, and get them quick: a limited number of earlybird tickets will be sold at £10; standard entry £15.

The Bottle of Sauce is turning one, and we’re throwing a party

We can hardly believe it, but the Bottle of Sauce is nearly a year old! The baby of the Dodo family is growing up fast, and to commemorate this momentous occasion, we thought we’d throw a super sweet party. This is one not to be missed… expect cool gifts from us to you, plus music, food, and (it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway) booze aplenty.  

More details soon, but for now, mark your calendars: it’s all going down on Saturday 2nd December at the Bottle of Sauce, Cheltenham.

Tacos & Tequila Party at the Rickety Press – One Night Only!

We’re throwing our very own day-after-the-day-of-the-dead party at the Rickety this Friday the 3rd November, and you won’t wanna miss it. We’ve got super tasty Mexican street food, including tacos and nachos, plus special cocktails and a DJ.

Free entry. Food served 6 – 10, DJ 8 – late. One night only so don’t miss out! (We’ll tell you the date again just in case you’ve already forgotten in your taco-induced excitement: Friday the 3rd of November.)

Rusty Summer Street Party 2017 (plus refurb news!)

We threw our second ever Rusty Summer Street party on Saturday 29th July. Like last year, we closed off a section of Hurst Street, rolled up our beer truck stage, and settled in for a day of live music, beer and food.

Luckily the weather cooperated and we had glorious, hot sunshine all day.

Ha, just kidding! In classic British summer style, it chucked it down – but people just pulled out their umbrellas, zipped their jackets up, and carried on. And it was pretty wonderful. We were treated to the sweet sounds of Rusty favourites including Sian Lloyd-JonesJohnny Payne & The Thunder, Death of the Maiden,  Little MammothsLittle Brother EliJoaquim & the Smoke Machine, and Zaia. We drank a bit more beer than we should have. We ate burgers and pizzas outside, even though to be quite honest it was a bit chilly and damp. And we loved every minute of celebrating with this neighbourhood that we’re lucky to be a part of.

And now we’re closing our doors for ten days, while our beloved Rusty gets a much-needed refurb. In the meantime, relive the street party magic: