The UK Chinese/East Asian clubbing scene has reached mainstream status. The economic downturn has seen the closure of many nightclub venues across the UK, but this previously niche market is doing their part by pumping hundreds of thousands of pounds every week into the economy.
In this 4 part special, Nee Hao Magazine interviews 4 promoters from the Chinese and East Asian clubbing scene to give readers an insight into the workings behind organising an event and the people they cater for.
For the next 4 articles on this feature Nee Hao will release one profile from the following…
Lindsey Vng and Waj Vng, of Go Go Promotions, Bristol, an exciting new company set up to cater for party people in the South West of England.
Wayne Chang and Duncan Shen of PlayKrown, London, also a newly formed partnership making big waves in the Capital.
Amy Nguyen of A2 Entertainment, Birmingham, one of the biggest and most established event organisers in the Midlands.
Jon B of Kpop Team, London, his parties specialising in Kpop are setting a new benchmark.
First up in this 4 part special: Lindsey Vng from Go Go Promotions of Bristol, South West UK
Do you think that promoters add value to the local economy?
Yes, we spend a lot of money on printing promotional materials such as tickets and posters, the hiring of DJs, then the club needs to hire the audio equipment, bouncers etc. Our clients will probably buy new clothes, maybe have a meal out before the event, take a taxi, buy a few drinks, so it definitely does.
What do you enjoy about being a party host?
What I enjoy most about organising a party is the outcome of it, watching everyone having a good time is probably the most satisfying part of the job. There is a lot of stress involved in promoting an event but I enjoy every single part of the process whether it’s good or bad.
Who is in your team?
My main team is my brother Waj and also I have some reliable and loyal promoters, Cat Linton and Michi and Tema O ‘Connor, just to name a few. Waj is responsible for the financial side of things where as I mainly deal with the promotional aspects. However we both share equal responsibility. Our promoters are the face of the company, their personalities reflect what the company is all about, bubbly, chatty, enthusiastic and motivated.
GoGo have been involved with our good friend Nader Navabis events aka Press Play who are based in Vancouver and Bristol. We also helped promote a few events that have had nearly 1,000 people coming. That was quite manic, but it went very well.
What was your last event?
Our last party we did was the BBC Radio 1Xtra, Rampage event on Easter Bank Holiday. We hope to have the same success for the event we are currently organising on Boxing Day (26th Dec) GoGo’s Boxing day special will be at ZEN featuring KISS FM’s very own DJ SWERVE, with local Bristol artist, DJ Migz.
And what’s in the pipeline?
I am very much looking forward to the Boxing Day party because it is one of the biggest events of the year, we hope everyone will come out and celebrate Christmas with us! We feel Christmas is over too soon so Boxing day is the perfect excuse to relax and unwind in a disco environment.
We will be welcoming anyone of any cultural background to our GoGo events (over 18) and we always love to see new faces! We also promote responsible drinking.