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Reach Up Disco ft Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers at The Magic Garden

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - April 24 @ 2:00 am

Disco Boogie House Party with Reach Up Disco Wonderland spinnin classics all night ’til 2am! ft live band Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers

Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers

Stomp worthy Surreal Tales

At times playful, at times explosive, Mama Jerk and the Ladyfingers’ set of stomping tunes is infused with humour and sensitivity, and hooks that will stay in your head for days!

Their music borrows from Eastern Folk, French Chanson, Ska, Dub, Baroque and many more styles. This disregard for genre makes for an organised chaos which is tinged in Psychedelia and fully original.

The Ladyfingers hail from Bristol and London. They cut their teeth on the festival circuit, and have most recently been writing some fresh material ready for a new

festival season. Formed in Bristol in 2012, Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers have built their reputation playing at Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury, The Isle of Wight Festival and many more. Alongside their festival appearances, the band have been building up a following playing venues and parties around the country.

Over the years, the sound has been tamed and honed around the band’s diverse musical interests. With a laid back, dub and hip hop inspired rhythm section, indie and classic rock fuelled guitars, and songwriting inspired by world folk and blues rock.


DJ Andy Smith presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland DJ Andy Smith and Nick Halkes ( aka Nick Reach Up) drop 80s disco, boogie and proto house, evoking the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. They’ll dip into the rich soundtrack that emerged as the 70s turned into the 80s forming the DNA of today’s club music and mesh the set with the freshest productions, remixes and re-edits that they have sourced or can find! As schooldays best friends Andy and Nick ran a mobile disco together and hunted for bargain 12 inch vinyl in their childhood home town of Portishead near Bristol. At this point they had no idea that Andy would supply beats and tour the world with Portishead before becoming one of the top 100 djs in the world nor that Nick would go on to set up the XL and Positiva labels becoming one of the UKs most respected dance and electronic music industry executives. Reach Up launched more than five years ago at London basement venue The Waiting Rooms and soon after appeared at Carl Cox’s night at Space, Ibiza where they played for three seasons on the bounce and then also began packing out their monthly London residency at Peckham’s South London Soul Train (hosted at the legendary Bussey Building). The chaps 2018 Summer festival tour took in Bestival, Boardmasters, Eastern Electrics, Kendall Calling, Bluedot and an 8 hour take over at Festival No6. 2019 and 2020 saw them spread the good vibes in Lisbon, Berlin and back out on the festival circuit at Shindig, Beautiful Days and beyond. And as if that wasn’t enough to impress then their raft of releases certainly is. Following the 2017 release of the Reach Up Disco Wonderland compilation on the renowned BBE Records, Volume 2 was released in 2019. Andy and Nick’s re-edits of two tracks on the 2017 Reach Up Disco Wonderland comp were just the start. Nick’s collaboration with Full Intention, both to release original music on Midnight Riot and remix State of the Nation feat the Jungle Brothers, gained support from Purple Disco Machine, Dimitri from Paris and Roger Sanchez.From there a chart topping Nick Reach Up remix of Hideaway by De’lacey followed and a Nick Reach Up collab with Birdee and vocal legend Barbara Tucker that scored coveted daytime Radio One play in the UK whilst hitting top 3 on Traxsource. An invitation to remix Mel C took the Nick Reach Up sound into new territory whilst a rework of Body Work by Hot Streak also took off.Most recently Nick was approached to remix the Kylie single Magic taken from her album appropriately entitled ‘Disco’ and in October 2020 had 4 remixes of his simultaneously in the Music Week Upfront Top 20. In the time that all this was happening amongst other achievements Andys re-edit of Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler feat. Dames Brown – Lost Without You notched up a tune of the month accolade in Mixmag. Despite having much to look back on Reach Up’s monthly radio show on the award-winning Soho Radio features regular guest mixes from the likes of Full Intention, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Young Pulse, Danny Rampling and more showcasing the hottest new music along with classic and more hidden gems from back in the day. Despite knowing each other for decades maybe this is still just the start for Nick and Andys Reach Up Disco Wonderland adventure?!


The Magic Garden
231 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LG
London, SW11 4LG GB


The Magic Garden