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DJ Greyskull Talks Alternative Queer Night DirtyFilthySexy

20 March 17 interview: Promoter Focus

Find out a little more about one of Nottingham's favourite events, full of drag queens, music and laughs...

Your name:
DJ Greyskull

Genre:
Queer, alternative, goth, rock, new wave, electro

Venues you do stuff at:
Spanky Van Dykes, Rough Trade

Who else helps you run the nights:

Glitterhawk and Nana, our resident drag queens, along with newest member DJ Boz. Special mention to Marilyn Sane and JaJa Riot for their help at each event. Plus our extended family of performers and promoters in London, Bristol and all over the UK.

Ten words that sum up the events you put on:
Punk, DIY, queer, twisted, grunge, eclectic, crazy, fun, friendly, creative

Describe the average punter at your nights:
We don’t really have an average punter, per say. We get such a wide range of people from the LGBTQ+ and alliance community.

Which local act has gone down best with your crowd and why?
We’ve had so many acts over the last eight years that it would be hard to narrow it down, but it’s our resident queens that really seem to get the crowd going with their no holds barred performances.

Which non-local act would you bring back again?
I would have Alaska Thunderfuck, our good friend Dis Charge from Bristol or London’s Virgin Extravaganzah.

If you could get a celebrity compere who would you choose and why?
That’s tough, there are so many to choose from. Someone with a bit of comedic value is always useful as a compere so Bianca Del Rio from RuPaul’s Drag Race would be great to have or going back to my youth, someone like Lily Savage.

Which booze sells best at your events?
Shots are always a firm favourite, especially with the queens.

Tell us a crazy story that has happened at your events…
A few years ago, I was showing another DJ to the decks, behind the band that was playing. As I was showing him, the singer lubed up his fingers, pulled down his PVC pants and started fingering himself while leaning forward. He’d tucked his winky between his legs too. We weren’t quite expecting that, and the look on our faces as we comedically slid down the wall out of view was apparently hilarious to the entire audience.

If you weren’t a promoter what would you have ended up doing?
I am a promoter in my spare time. By day, I own and run a coffee shop in Sherwood.

What other events in Nottingham do you love?
I love Nightmare at The Maze for some good old EBM and electro, and Spellbound at Spanky’s for old-school goth. Both nights are among the longest running alternative nights in Nottingham.

What have you got coming up in March?
We haven’t anything coming in March. From April onwards we are building up towards Nottingham Pride in July and we have some extra special things planned this year, so keep an eye out.

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