Brits in LA Newsletter June 6th

This newsletter is brought to you by Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica. 
If you need to lease or buy a car but have no credit they are the ones to talk to. You must have a social security number though!

Hi Guys
How are you all? There has been a discussion on the Facebook page regarding posting adverts. We are very happy for people to post their personal recommendations (as this is what makes the group so useful) however please refrain from posting if you are promoting your business without first getting approval from either Craig or me.

Happy Birthday to Annabel Wright, Simon Paris, Ryan Rickert, Brian Rodda, Joe Poe and Amy Watts!

The Irish Fair is coming up on June 18/19 and looks like it will be a blast. Lots of music and dance plus a sheepherding demonstration! I see they are looking for volunteers too, click here if you can help.

Muse are playing next month at the Coliseum, alongside Rage Against the Machine. click here to buy tickets

The Kooks are playing at the Troubadour on June 23rd

Glasvegas have a sold out show on June 8th. Perhaps post on the Brits in LA facebook wall and see if anyone has a spare if you are desperate to go.

Coachella tickets have gone on sale. For one week only they are offering a layaway plan. Click here to sign up. The festival will be held over two weekends, and will apparently have an identical line up. I think I am going to go for the final weekend. What about you ?

Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings have started up again. Bring a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of wine. You can now buy tickets in advance, click here

Steve Cooke is playing at the Viper Room on June 23rd!

LA FILM FEST starts next week. Click here for all the info

The Kills are back in September. Playing at the Wiltern. Click here for tickets. Brits in LA member Jennifer Leigh Warren has been known to sing back up for them too.

Talking of which, she has a great show coming up

PALIHOUSE are having a garage sale on June the 18th. If you have ever admired the furniture there, now is your chance to own something. I quite fancy the speakers that are encased in the big china dogs!

Calling all Everton FC fans! The first time on the west coast - two youth Everton teams have recently formed, a boys U13 (will play in Cal South Gold bracket) and a girls U13 team (will play in Silver Elite bracket). We have an amazing group of very talented kids who will be coached by professional coaches from the Everton Academy in the UK. To help support these kids and get the new club off the ground we would truly welcome any sponsorship - if there are any Everton fans out there who would like to see some of LAs young footie talent play in the Everton shirts or if you would like tryout info we would love to hear from you. Email Ray at

Joe Seymour from Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica visited the factories in the south and made this short video

Julian Shah-Tayler (ex guitar player for Whitey) has completed his solo album "Coito Ergo Sum"
After spending a long time playing piano, guitar and producing with artists such as Joaquin Phoenix, Shakespears Sister and Kerli, Julian decided to go it alone and release a solo record.
On the album he wrote, played, produced and performed every note from start to finish.
Standout tracks are many, but fan favourites so far are: "Wetter, Beautiful World" and "Electricity"
A video has also been released for the song: "Say What You Want" Which is available to watch here:

Johnny Depp lookalike . $300-$400 for half a day. Male 32-40. Actor will need to look like Johnny Depp and will be required to mix and mingle and take photos with guests. Sign up with LA Casting (free) for full details. 

DOG WALKERS needed. Apply here
We would like to thank Lloyds/TSB International* for co-hosting Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconi's. It is every Tuesday 930-1130 . Click here for all the info

*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 email  or visit 
and mention Brits in LA.

AD's and Deals

RENTAL CARS My neighbour recommended Economy Rental Cars to me and it seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester)
rates they are as follows starting at $16.95 - $20.00 per day including taxes, weekly rates start at $118 per week and monthly start at $450.00 . I haven't tried them for myself but I trust my neighbours judgement.

Have you signed up for yet? They are offering some great discounted drinking deals around town. Sign up this week and enter the promo code "free drink' to get $10 off your first Bevvy purchase. Brits in LA members run this site, so you know they have your best drinking interests at heart!

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

Need an Immigration lawyer?
Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold.

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our Royal Wedding Party and has helped over 100's of Brits obtain visas into the USA call or email him today to find out if he can help you. or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.

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

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. He has helped many BRITS IN LA through the citizenship application and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at

Need a website?

We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none. We look forward to creating a site for you, plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and


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."


Galvin Benjamin has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069
Bla MEMBER Alix Regan Wilton just recently went and here's what she had to say: 

"The Galvin Benjamin Salon in West Hollywood is THE BOMB! I cannot recommend highly enough after recent cut/colour with Alan Martinez - a STAR. Meeting the lovely owner was a treat too. GalvinBenjamin Salon, West Hollywood"
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

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.

Just landed? Need to lease or buy a place? British ex-pat Juliette Hohnen can find you a home anywhere in LA from Malibu, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Venice to Pasadena, as well as guest houses and short-term furnished rentals. To learn more about me visit, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at

Health Insurance: Rates are increasing in the coming months as you may have seen in recent news.
Now is an ideal time to review or amend your current health insurance plan to avoid or minimize these increases. Adam Beach is highly experienced with both Group/Business and Individual health Insurance. I would highlyrecommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate your insurance options.He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthy insurance cost! (Me, $100 a month and I didn't have to switch companies!!)
Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939 or

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We have Eatwell with Farwell from the lovely Claire, plus From Across The Pond from Fiona back in the UK. Chad is posting his fitness tips and Brit make up artist Lynn has been telling us all how to look lovely with minimal effort! and now Audrey's Feng Shui Design tips! If you would like to contribute to our blog please send us a request at

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at breakfast, and the rest of you very soon



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