Reviewed: Musical Bingo comes to Balham

It’s bingo, but not as you know it.

This Friday 18th November sees Musical Bingo make its second appearance in Balham, taking residence in the upstairs room at the Balham Bowls Club, reopened about two months ago in all its splendour (very keen on the birdcage lighting). We went to the first one there last month and we came away with a t-shirt, free dinner voucher and a hangover….

Host Jess Indeedy (really hope that’s her name, how very cool) and her hubby DJ Helix are the brains behind this classic game with a twist. Don’t expect this to be a hush-hush game with eyes down; you’re actively encouraged to dance and sing along to the tunes being belted out, running up to the stage once you’ve achieve a line/full house. We had three rounds; 80s, ‘Punch Drunk’ and dance classics. Team SwishJunction did very well indeed, scoring a dinner for two at the BBC (more on that later), a bottle of wine and a money-can’t-buy (oh alright, you can on their website, but still!) Musical Bingo t-shirt, as modelled by the lovely Liz of Balham.

Jess Indeedy’s enthusiasm becomes more infectious as the night continues and certainly works the crowd. They’re back at the BBC this Friday. Don’t miss it.

Enq. www.musical-bingo.com. Tickets: £5 online, £7 on the door.