Dolly Doowop is a well known DJ in Folkestone. She plays the sounds that get the party started. Retro tunes from R’n’B, Soul, Northern, Motown, Disco, Funk, Ska, Reggae through Showtunes & 90s. She drives the night with infectious energy and Go-Go dancing, a musical trip from the kitsch to the credible.
Pic by Ken Krash
Dolly: I teach Performing Arts to teenagers with learning difficulties on weekdays and I am a DJ at the weekends.
The beginning ? I was involved in the 1940s swing dance scene and performed in a Lindy-Hop dance troupe and Charleston dance duo. I set up a rock n roll club with a friend which I brought to Folkestone, but started Dolly’s Dance Club so I wasn’t tied down to a single genre.
Music ? Dolly’s Dance Club plays music across all genres, from James Brown to Bowie, Disco to 90’s – as long as you can dance to it! Some of the music I have had for years, but I am constantly discovering new things, such as Afrobeat and Bollywood and the odd curveball.
© Tom Blanchet
Fashion ? I enjoy dressing up for Djing; some of my outfits include a cape made from feathers, a satin jockey outfit, a retro Adidas Luge suit and Lederhosen.
Folkestone ? I love living in Folkestone, I have been here for 5 years now, and love the way it is developing culturally and socially. There’s a lot of energy in the town.