The Toni James Band had the pleasure of playing at the after show party, for the opening of Hairspray at The Empire, at The Liner Hotel on Wednesday 18th August 2010. What a party it was.... A 7 ft pink hairdryer was hung from the ceiling with lasers reminiscent of Michael Jacksons 'Rock With You' video, with lashings of pink and a sprinkle of camp!! The party was laid on by Liverpool's famous hairdresser Herbert, who look fabulous in his white suit! Candy Floss, champagne and chocolate fountains flowed with a fabulous 60's theme.
I went to town on my 60's look, with a vintage 60's dress from New York and my hair styled by Holly Dobson. The band look slick with 60's hair and the traditional slim ties.
We played a selection of 60's songs as the celebrity guests arrived, followed then by the amazing cast of Hairspray. We then moved to our chart stuff, Lady Gaga and Beyonce 'Telephone', Plan B 'She Said':, 'Closer' by Neyo and Beyonce 'Single Ladies'... The dance floor was packed, the 2 hour set finished with Black Eyed Peas 'I Got A Feeling' and the place was bouncing. I was very happy at this point as lots of Hollyoaks cast where getting down on the dance floor screaming for more (I am a secret Hollyoaks fan and have been for years) The celebrity crowd wouldn't let us finish so I had to kick off my swarovski shoes and go wild singing two encores, The Killers 'Mr Brightside' and Kings Of Leon 'Sex On Fire'