In 1996 East London Mods Alex Banks and Christopher Lord formed the Art Gallery DJ Collective – featuring Lady Michelle, Flaz, Cess and Graeme Very – to spin a mix of 60’s Soul, Beat, Jazz and Psych.

Art Gallery launched their first club night The Beat Bubble Ball on December 22nd 1996 at The Clinic in China Town followed in 1997 by a stint guesting at Paul Hallam’s Popcorn night at the 100 Club on Oxford Street.

For the next five years Art Gallery ran the now-legendary Lordy Lord! – a club famous for its soulful tunes. The nights we’re hot, sweaty and packed to the rafters.

Art Gallery launched their clothing range next.

The rest is history.