XX Teens, formerly known as Xerox Teens (active from 2004 to 2008) were a five piece band originally formed of graduates from the Byam Shaw School of Art in North London. They began performing as Xerox Teens but with a growing fan base, an eponymous club night and airplay from Zane Lowe, Marc Riley, Jon Kennedy and Steve Lamacq the band came to the attention of the Xerox Corporation. The band’s live shows included contemporary dancers, a uniformed brass section and special guests. Such performances, combined with their distinctive videos and comically recalcitrant radio and press interviews, were hallmarks of the band’s early years and gained them a following in the art world. They collaborated with Cerith Wyn Evans to mark Modern Art Oxford’s 40th anniversary, were photographed by Hedi Slimane and performed forMartin Creed at Tate Britain.
Xerox Teens of London and Richard Curtis
Dancing Dogs & The Fantastic Xerox Teens
A special performance by the fantastic Xerox Teens of London, and the world renowned Richard Curtis K9 freestyle dancing dog display team, live music and human dancers.
The performance is considered the band’s landmark show, featuring Richard Curtis and his dog dancing display team dancing, to a special set on the evening of a lunar eclipse. It was broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM and raised a significant sum towards the upkeep of the radio station.
Richard Curtis is one of the UK’s leading Heelwork to music/ Canine freestyle handlers. He has successfully competed in heelwork to music, freestyle/ dog dancing, sheepdog trials and obedience, winning the Crufts freestyle final not once but four times with Disco 2006, Pogo 2010, 2011 and Whizzy 2014 plus winning the international freestyle competition at Crufts 2011 and 2014. Richard has judged the Crufts finals in 2007 and 2012 also he has officiated at various competitions in the UK and around the world.
The World Renowned Richard Curtis K9 Freestyle Dancing Dog Display Team & The Fantastic Xerox Teens of London, 2007. Performance, Sunday 03 March 2007, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the musicians and Studio Voltaire, London.