Belfast Telegraph

Jarvis Cocker calls bingo at club in east Belfast

Attendees at a social club in east Belfast on Saturday night were treated to a surprise when Britpop icon Jarvis Cocker stepped in to take over bingo calling duties.

The ex-Pulp frontman was appearing at the God's Waiting Room club night held by Belfast DJ David Holmes at the Ulster Maple Leaf Sports & Social Club.

Cocker had been doing a DJ set in one of the rooms with David Holmes while singer Dean McHugh was performing in the other room.

In between performing the singer was then asked by members of the Maple Leaf Social club to call the bingo.

While the Maple Leaf Club has been a fixture for nearly 50 years, and regularly hosts the God's Waiting Room night, the club is set to close after Christmas.

Secretary of the club Fred Brady told the Belfast Telegraph due to financial issues and difficulties getting new members it would be unable to continue.

Jarvis Cocker was appearing alongside Steve Mackey as part of their Dancefloor Meditations project.

The performance involved two 25-minutes sets where mobiles phones were switched off, and attendees were asked to sit on the floor in complete darkness.

His former band Pulp enjoyed a string of top-10 hits in the mid-90s which included 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 

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