Monday, April 4, 2011

APRIL 4TH 2011 BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter is brought to you by
Happy Birthday Shoutouts to  members for this week • Mammarazi!!! -(Kerstin Alm)
, Ellie Rose Boswell
, Josh Rubin
, Georgina Cates

, Chinna Wodu
, Vanessa Esperanza, Treacle Tart, Gina Yashere
, Richard Peters
, Jane Temple, Bill Harrison, Hadrian Howard, Rayne Marcus, Rembrandt Flore and Sabra Williams.

Hey Breeps!

 BESFORE I GET INTO THE NEWSLETTER - WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT SOS ANNOUNCEMENT - HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?
MISSING GIRL IN LA - Brits in LA member Samantha Fielding's sister in missing - PLEASE HELP BY REPOSTING THE FOLLOWING LINK
http://britsinla.blogspot.com/2011/04/missing-person.html


I love LA - There I declared it! 12 years of living here has flown by and I will be sworn in to become an American Citizen on the same day Wills marries Kate, so there will be know forgetting when I became an American. Now don't get me wrong, I'm still a Brit at heart and will never forget my roots, but I will PROUDLY be embracing everything American, I can now be a voice in the community, vote in a federal election and be a part of the change.  

So spring is here, which means lots to do outdoors - Live music festivals, Cinema Screenings in the Cemetery, Patio dining and Daytrips to the California country side OJAI or  SANTA BARBARA or to the Southern Coast LAGUNA or VENICE BEACH Check out my recent pieces on Ojai and Venice Beach here.


My recent reviews on some recent bands I've seen, Duran Duran and The sounds, old and new in our BRITS LOVE MUSIC section


EVENTS

We have the Pub Quiz coming up on April 13th at Bar Lubitsch. 
They have donated a round of drinks to the winning team, but if any of you out there have prizes you would like to donate too, please drop me a line. You can RSVP for Pub Quiz here 


Eggs Benedict from the breakfast menu.







We are pleased to announce  that Lloyds TSB International* have now joined in co-hosting the Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconi's Click here for all the breakfast info and to RSVP: http://on.fb.me/h7TRiD

*Lloyds TSB International – Britain’s most trusted bank – catering to Los Angeles’ expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. For more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail losangeles@lloydstsb-usa.com and mention Brits in LA.

On the 17th of April. our sister Britsin. Brits in OC are having a BBQ - Click here to RSVP
Bonita Canyon Sports Park 1990 Ford Rd, Newport Beach, CA click here to join them too if live close by

Also Coming THIS month... The Royal Wedding Slumber party event, Brit week, The Salon opening...


PODCAST FROM AMERICA - NEW EPISODE IS OUT NOW!
The new episode of 'Podcast from America', hosted by Brit in LA Lisa Marks is out now. This month she interviews Jeannie Roshar and Boston Legal's Gary Anthony Williams, founders of the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, which runs from 7th-10th April, at the Downtown Independent Theater. This fabulous festival - a must for comedy fans and filmmakers - is now three years old. This year there are a handful of British and Australian entries too. http://bitly.com/f44xJi

While at the Comedy Fest look out for talented director Justin Reardon's short film too called Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love. Repped by Michael D at Station Film

 If you are an actor in need of headshots, Richard will shoot them for you and hand you the images. No middle man no printing fees, pick the images you like and go. Will do 5 looks for $150. He also cut Demo reels for actors, He just updated mine click here to see. So send him an E-mail @ richardkeith7df@aol.com

Our favorite British Corner Shop Oh Fancy That! have proper Easter Eggs in, Walkers Crisps and Royal Wedding Memorabilia. click here for Auntie Jean's facebook page and special offers!

 BRIT MUSIC

Looks like American Idol hasn't done Jennifer Lopez any harm. She comes across very well on the show and that has helped earn her the number one spot in the UK. with "On the floor" (Feat. Pitbull) Most of this week's  top 5 feels like they will be summer seaside hits for sure. LMFAO a dance floor pleaser is a huge high-climber with their "Party Rock Anthem" busting in at this week's number  3.

1 Jennifer Lopez On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) new | 1 week in chart
2 Adele Someone Like You down 1 | 10 weeks in chart
 3 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett and Goonrock) up 19 | 2 weeks in chart
4 The Black Eyed Peas Just Can't Get Enough down 1 | 5 weeks in chart I
 5 Nicole Scherzinger Don't Hold Your Breath down 3 | 3 weeks in chart


Echo and The Bunnymen are playing here in may Tickets here

I saw PLAN B a couple of months ago at the Troubador. He truly is fantastic. Get tickets here for April if not already sold out.

Let us know if you are headed to the SOLD OUT Coachella Music Festival - I'll be hosting a BRIT Party at my house. Limited guestlist email me directly if you want to come - craig@britsin.la


Looking for a british guitar player to front an Eric Clapton tribute band. Must portray the part in LOOKS AND MUSICAL ABILITY. Must be willing to play lead guitar in other tributes. Open minded and easy to get along with. E-mail at Orgtr@juno.com


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The Hayworth hosts Just Imagine, a multi-media tribute to the life and music of rock legend John Lennon. Tim Piper, who's toured the world performing the Beatles' hits, will front a live band in note-perfect renditions of Lennon's timeless songs and share anecdotes from his life and career.
http://www.goldstar.com/e/43275




BLA member Ewan Chung is in  a new play running for four weekends starting 1st April.
HELL MONEY, Julie and Katie have graduated from the foster care system and are trying to make a life for themselves in Los Angeles. Over one roller coaster night their luck turns to hell and all of their plans come crashing down around them. Performed site-specifically at AGENDA LOFT (400 S. Main Street, Suite 601, Los Angeles, CA 90013). More info at http://www.chalkrep.com/#/hell-money/4548894474

BRITS GET FIT

Welcome Fitness Expert CHAD MOUTON founder of Remix fitness, who is now contributing to our THE ANGLO FILES - He'll be giving us weekly advice on how to quickly trim up for the Summer. Only one season to go to be bikini ready.  Click here to see his first post.

 
ADVERTISEMENTS , RECOMMENDATIONS AND SPECIAL OFFERS 


Cars: 
If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at JosephSeymour@LACarguy.com 

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he has also produced shows for BBC and ITV. His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. Your first consultation is free. www.entertainmentcoach.com

Health Insurance: I unfortunately lost my health insurance this month, but thanks to Adam Beach I set up a HSA plan - I highly recommend him. He helped me through all the pros and cons of all different plans. - It's actually affordable and everyone needs to have it here for sure. 310 773 7939 or you can email him at ad.beachy@gmail.com

Need an Immigration Lawyer? 


Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email joe@joeadamsesq.com
 

Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many other Brits in LA with the immigration process and has a high success rate. I just did my Citizenship with him. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email Bernard@bernardsidman.com

GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON - has opened it's doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8910 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 


James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email is info@GalvinBenjamin.com






 

PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less.  I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options." www.claudiakohnproperties.com
 


 
If you want receive this newsletter straight into your email, you can subscribe by emailing britsnewsletter@gmail.com. If you have any news, want to advertise with us or have any feedback we would love to hear from you  Email us at BritsinLA@gmail.com

Cheers and have a great week ahead!

Craig

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