Galveston’s iconic “Queen of the Gulf”, Hotel Galvez & Spa®, 2024 Seawall Blvd., opens its doors for a special night of curated music, craft beer, speakeasy inspired cocktails and more as part of a Friday Night Revue Prevue on April 27. This new addition to the annual contest will feature the first public introductions of the 2018 bathing beauties, a special phonograph DJ set by Amelia Foxtrot, and is hosted by Dandy Wellington from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and vintage attire is encouraged.
Be sure to come in your vintage best for this new event, one lucky person will be awarded a coveted Beach Revue winner’s sash for “Best Vintage Dressed”.
About Dandy Wellington
Born and raised in Harlem and inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington has taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance. Dandy’s vintage style has been featured on CBS Morning, in Nylon magazine, the New York Times, Ebony, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and numerous other outlets. He is also author of tthe wo books; I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman and Style Like U.
“I’ve always wanted to perform. I remember sitting in my room and watching Gene Kelly dance and wanting to do everything he was doing. That bug bit me so early.” says Wellington. “It’s important, with the music, for me to make people feel good and to engage people actively. There’s something about going back to another time but not to any time specifically. I think that’s a really important thing, to transport people through music and the dress, but not make them feel like we’re going back to such a specific time that they can’t be a part of it.”
About Amelia Foxtrot
Amelia Foxtrot specializes in live entertainment featuring hand-cranked phonograph record players from the early 1900s. An expert in vintage audio elegance, Amelia dresses in 1930s clothes, cranks the records, and demonstrates the machines to curious patrons. It’s an educational and musical experience. The music played ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Texas Swing. All music is played on 78RPM record format, and the phonographs do not run on electricity.
The Austin Phonograph company was founded in 2012. Amelia Foxtrot combined her love of Hot Jazz, phonograph players, and fascination with the 1920s. She is also the owner of Sweet Ritual, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Hyde Park, that specializes in dairy-free ice cream.