Stage Style

Jack Jones of Trampolene wearing the harmonica and plectrum on ball chain necklace at Kilmarnock Grand Hall 19.9.17

One of the best live bands around is Trampolene, so in February 2016 combining a gig at Brixton Jamm, a chat and a jewellery collaboration was always going to be a good night! Jack Jones (vocals, guitar and spoken word poems) chose to wear the antique bronze star, Wayne Thomas (bass & vocals) wore a bronze key on cord and Rob Steele (drums) had the harmonica and Pirate Treasures plectrum on ball chain. The harmonica necklace was so popular Jack wore it for some of the band's photos with professional photographer Daniel Quesada and I had to bring one for each of them next time we met!

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I was lucky enough to see AmyJo Doh & the Spangles two nights running at Hackney Empire, supporting Peter Doherty (AmyJo's brother) - and then a few days later at one of my favourite venues - Nambucca in North London. They are a really fun band to see live, which you could describe as having a punky-rock'n'roll-surf-garage-pop vibe with added sparkle and glow in the dark rainbows!!!

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I gave AmyJo one of my Rock'n'Roll Star plectrum charm necklaces in red as I thought that went with her glitter, tutus, polkadots and flamenco style!

Pirate Treasures has had a range of cool jewellery for years, but was spotted by online music/fashion/arts magazine The Zine UK and featured in their blog in September 2015. This was followed by an invitation to style the bands at their ArtBeat gig at the Amersham Arms in South London. Lucie Barat and the Au Revoirs, Mourning Birds and Nova Twins got involved and chose a selection of necklaces to wear. You can read all about it from p.129-131 in the Zine here

Lucie has been seen wearing her Pirate Treasures plectrum and microphone necklace on stage several times since then!

We met up with Sisteray for a collaboration at their secret "Guerrilla Gig" in Whitechapel in 2016. The necklaces were well received - Dan the guitarist especially liking the harmonica, he's been seen (and heard!) wearing it about London since! Niall (vocals/guitar) chose an antique bronze treble clef, Mick (bass) a bass guitar and Pirate Treasures stamped disc necklace and Marco (drums) wears the bird skull on ball chain.

Thanks to Gary of Longview Guitars & Amplifiers for taking the photos of Jane with the bands!