The Shellac Sisters

I am one of the The Shellac Sisters, a group of DJs who play 78 records on wind-up gramophones. We have an extensive collection of music from the 1920s to the early 1950s. Our gramophones have been specially adapted so that they can be plugged into modern sound equipment, if necessary.

We started just over 10 years ago. A summer picnic in London's Hyde Park with gramophone accompaniment planted the seed of an idea into our heads. Our music proved such a success that we started doing parties, mostly for our various knitting friends with shops and events in and around London. Soon, The Shellac Sisters were doing regular gigs ranging from clubs (both vintage and otherwise) to museums and private parties.

The Shellac Sisters: Jenny, Virginia, Jane and Theodora

We've played in 5 star hotels and basement dive bars. We've balanced on floating platforms in a moat, wowed the crowds in Spiegeltents, and got our heels stuck in the mud at festivals and garden parties!

Here are just a few of the events we have done over the years. If you want to contact us or want some more information please send us an email at

A Wedding at Claridge's

With Darcey Bussell for the BBC's 
'Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood'

Wedding at Shoreditch House

               Vintage Festival on London's Southbank               

Event at The Wellcome Collection

Friday Late at the Tate Britain

Newspaper article 

Tea Dance at the Southbank Centre

Outdoor Garden Party

Fashion Event at The Dorchester Hotel

Party at The London Transport Museum

London Swing Dance Society Event

Our first gig - Brit Knit Kits at 
The Dartmouth Arms

 With Len Goodman for the BBC's 
'Dance Band Days'

I Knit Day 2007

 In the 'moat' at The V&A Museum

Nautical event On The Deck at The National Theatre

Posing on a Ford Capri outside the Vauxhall Tavern 

The Royal Academy 

Craft Guerrilla at The William Morris Gallery 

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