The Venue

Northwest London - Close to M25, M40/A40.

The first venue where these were held, was an old Gothic mansion in the English countryside, full of charm, atmosphere and 300 years of history.
A Grade 1 listed building and mentioned in the top 100 World Heritage Sites it had a central stone spiral staircase, octagonal rooms, a dungeon, hot tub, trap doors, secret rooms and a dancer's pole in the lounge. Parties were held in either the dungeon or The White Room (see photos for these in the 'Picture Gallery' tab), depending on the theme or time of year. An amazing place for a party, I'm always going to be trying to match that and am forever indebted to the host for introducing me to what went on there. Some of the architecture is still on display in the Gallery. I have many happy memories from there, and I thank you if you came along to see it and supported me there. What a blast!! : )

The rooms were all candlelit to create a unique feel, and I used coloured bulbs, along with hanging lanterns, flaming garden torches on the lawn and lit gothic wall sconces, plus incense and good music.
The parties continue with these theatrical themes, along with many new features bought worldwide from online sources and different parties will have different flavours. There will be around 5 different themes:
  • Chinese
  • Middle Eastern/Turkish/Moroccan
  • Modern
  • Olde Worlde candlelit
  • Neon/LED
  • Also many new Halloween props, some shipped from the U.S., are being purchased.
Expect therefore - Lava Lamps, fibre optics, LED rope lights, moroccan and turkish lanterns, coloured glass hurricane lamps, coloured scented candles, LED balloons, blacklights/Ultraviolet, glowstones, colour changing lightbulbs, Chinese lanterns and chinese lightstrings, LED candles and even some lights that illuminate with the wave of a wand which should create a unique atmosphere and be an improvement upon the somewhat Spartan charms of the dungeon in the castle.

Also the walls will show framed classic poster artwork from hard rock and heavy metal icons. It will showcase what I believe to be some of the very best album and singles covers ever drawn and I make no apology for it being entirely retro in taste, to some point back in the 1980's. Some of these illustrations are now shown in the 'Picture Gallery' tab. Its my house, so its my decor ; ). I intend to exhibit them at some time in the future at a gallery in London after some promotion, and before I die, as I have no one to pass them on to, the Hard Rock Cafe chain has expressed an interest in purchasing them and having them in their restaurants. 

Of course, there won't be any trapdoors, Gothic architecture, secret rooms or a communal hot tub, though a pole may reappear at some future location. My intention is to continue the club as I progress through life, at different venues. They are a meeting place for friends and I put them on for your entertainment and mine, to stop me getting lonely as a single guy and to relieve the boredom and tediousness of normal life. My aim is to make it unique and original.


House of Lords - Pleasure Palace

'Pleasure ... in the palace of rock, a good time for all, and nothing can stop, all the pleasure in the palace tonite, so be my guest, won't you step inside ... '  Lyrics taken from ...




From L.A. California. Classed as Hard Rock/AOR.
The eponymous debut album by House of Lords, a Giuffria spin-off band, featuring keyboardist Gregg Giuffria. It was released in 1988 on Kiss bassist Gene Simmons' own label and distributed by RCA Records. The album reached position No. 78 in The Billboard 200 Chart on February 25, 1989.

James Christian - lead vocals
Gregg Giuffria - keyboards, producer
Lanny Cordola - guitars
Chuck Wright - bass
Ken Mary - drums, percussion