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Jon Pleased Wimmin and The Manhattan Project

On Saturday 20 July, he’ll be headlining The Manhattan Project with a set inspired by Studio 54.


After cutting his teeth as a clubber at seminal late 80’s London clubs such as Taboo, Sacrosanct and the Mud Club, Jon’s career on the other side of the decks started in 1991. His 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ were spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny Rampling who immediately invited them to come and be dancers at his club Glam at the Milk Bar.

The Pleased Wimmin were an extraordinary sight, at once Ultra Glam but Streetwise too, never falling into the clichéd idea of traditional ‘Female Impersonators’. Their approachability and disarming wit set them apart….along with their high octane cackles and high energy presence.

Over the next year it became apparent to Danny that Jon was obsessive about his music and in the summer of 1991, he asked Jon if he’d like to warm up for 6 weeks whilst Danny was in Ibiza. An immediate hit with the crowd, requests for guest slots came in thick and fast and he became a regular fixture at clubs nationwide such as Puschca, Venus, Back To Basics, Miss Moneypennies, Slam, The Pod, Ministry of Sound, Cream and Renaissance to name a few.

Jon’s highly stylised dress sense (he is an ex-Fashion Student) and his skill at mixing an eclectic selection of tunes garnered praise all round and throughout the 1990’s he was a regular fixture in DJ Magazine’s top 20 best DJ’s in the world.


Jon still guests all over Europe playing current and classic sets and has played alongside the cream of the Dj world including 2ManyDj’s, Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Carl Cox, Andrew Weatherall, Boy George, Sister Bliss and Erol Alkan to name a few.

On Saturday 20 July, he’ll be headlining The Manhattan Project with a set inspired by Studio 54.

He has also been been writing, producing and remixing. In 2012 he released three of his own tracks ‘Oh Yeah’ ‘Guiltless’ & ‘Disconnected’ via the label Planet Acetate, these are available online at Itunes & Beatport under his own name Jon Pleased Wimmin.

Jon’s current sets will be likely to feature tracks from artists and remixers as diverse as Aeroplane, Rory Phillips, Soulwax, Jacques lu Cont, Lifelike, The Magician, Todd Terje and Ewan Pearson to name a few.

An eclectic mix for the discerning clubber as ever.

2012 saw Jon start up 2 new residencies in Edinburgh at his own nights Automatic and the weekly knees –up that is The Church of High Kicks.


Buy tickets for The Manhattan Project

When night falls over the city of Manhattan it rises in compelling glory as the most brilliant and inspiring cities on earth. It’s night life has created the most infamous entertainment and club culture in the world. The Manhattan Project is a cabaret club night that celebrates that culture with performances and DJ sets inspired by the iconic island. From the bright lights of Broadway, bohemia of Greenwich Village, the smug, over the top antics of Chelsea and Soho to the unattainable glamour of TriBeCa, The Manhattan Project will capture the essence of this legendary city in one unforgettable night.

Summerhall, Edinburgh
Main Hall
July 20, 2013

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