Paul Richards

About me

Scared To Dance is a bi-monthly club night in East London. We play indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music. The club nights are on every second Saturday of the month and every last Saturday of the month.

Since 2009 we have had a variety of guest DJs at the club such as Pat Nevin, Josie Long, Simon Armitage, Gideon Coe, Robin Ince, Allo Darlin’, Talulah Gosh, The Wave Pictures, Slow Club, Veronica Falls, Darren Hayman, Pete Paphides, Standard Fare, Withered Hand, Let’s Wrestle, Dougie Anderson, Shrag, Fortuna Pop!, Tigercats, Fever Dream, Betty and the Werewolves, Acid House Kings, Red Shoe Diaries, Ballboy, Moustache of Insanity, Evans the Death, The Understudies, Flowers, Pocketbooks, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Northern Portrait, The Rosie Taylor Project, Being There, On the Beach, Unpop and Stolen Wine Social.

We also promote gigs in London. Our past shows have included The Wave Pictures, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Shrag, Tigercats, The Just Joans, Stanley Brinks, Freschard, Pocketbooks, Just Handshakes, Rozi Plain, The Understudies, Rotifer, Evans the Death, Jack Hayter, The Spook School and Fever Dream.

We’ve taken the club to New York, Olso, Bergen and Edinburgh as well as DJ sets at Indietracks festival and across the UK. Please contact Paul Richards if you would like the club to come to your city.

Why you love Hackney

We have our club night at the Moustache Bar.

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