‘Take Three Girls’ AKA The Dolly Mixture Story – Film screening announced

Take Three Girls aka The Dolly Mixture Story – is slated for a rare screening;

The film directed by Paul Kelly is about the 80s seminal girl indie popsters Dolly Mixture, who effortlessly combined girlie dresses and Doc Marten boots then played incredibly catchy 60s influenced pop.

The film will be show at The Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG on Sunday 29th April. Doors from 6.00pm – the film runs for approximately 40 minutes. Limited tickets are available from here. Tickets are available for £3 in advance.

Dolly Mixture were formed in 1978, the three members Debsey Wykes (Vocals/Bass), Rachel Bor (Guitar,Vocals), and Hester Smith (Drums) sharing a love for both The Shangri-Las and The Undertones eventually supporting The Undertones on a few select gigs. John Peel loved them and subsequently featured them heavily on his show; this led to them being signed to major label Chrysalis, before being snapped up by Paul Weller who put out the bands single, the debut release for his own Respond label.

‘Take Three Girls’ AKA The Dolly Mixture Story – Film screening announced

The girls did achieve Top 40 success, however this was as the backing vocalists for Captain Sensible’ 1882 No 1 novelty hit ”ËœHappy Talk’ which led to numerous TV appearances. Despite this obvious support the band never quite broke through, and split in 1984.

Dolly Mixture are without doubt due a re-evaluation ”“ since they split they have had a 56 track 3CD box set ”ËœEverything & More’ released, however once sold out no further pressings have been made available.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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