London Lite Thursday, 22 October 2009 23 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Englishman who rules New York Jay Sean The song Down is out on Monday. 13PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman THEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday EVEN before his single Down topped the US Billboard charts this month, Jay Sean was officially Britains most suc- cessful male R&B export to the States. Released in June, it sold more than a million copies before even reaching No1. Not bad for a boy from Hounslow whod been dropped by his UK label. Sean, 28, began his career with Me Against Myself in 2003, an album which spawned several hit singles and, thanks to Asian influences, was a hit in India. A self-released second album, My Own Way, got the attention of American hip hop label Cash Money and a move to New York paid off when Down, his debut US single featuring labelmate Lil Wayne, became a summer radio staple. Yet the British Asian, who releases the song here next week, insists having a home hit is just as important. It matters more to have success where you grew up. If Down isnt a hit here, though, Ill still be happy. Success in the States is a dream come true. It proves that anything is possible if you work hard enough. And thanks to his label, Sean is about to embrace bling. When I hit one mil- lion sales, Cash Money made me a chain. Its like a christening present they send all their successful artists. Im not really a bling person, to be honest, Id prefer a Bugatti. Next month Sean releases his third album, All Or Nothing, featuring guest spots from Birdman, Sean Paul and a couple of Brits. Theyre a sur- prise, he insists. Oh, okay, one of them is Keisha Buchanan. We recorded a song while she was still in Sugababes. Did I know she was going to be fired? No, and I dont think she did either. So if All Or Nothing matches Downs success, will the Bugatti be on the cards? Maybe, he laughs. But I already have a cool car. Its a BMW M6 tucked away in a garage in Hounslow. Dont worry, it has an immobiliser and a tracking device. What colour is it? Not telling. And just because I dont make it back to Hounslow much, dont be getting any ideas! LISA VERRICO BBC new MuSiC ShortS FLORENCE + The Machine, right, and Metronomy perform after the New Music Shorts premier of films inspired by their music. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, bbc.co.uk/electric proms), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Chalk Farm Juliette lewiS THE actress turned rock star, right, performs songs from her supercharged new album Terra Incognita. Attack Attack and Officer Kicks support. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100, o2shepherdsbushempire. co.uk), 7.30pm, 14. Tube: Shepherds Bush williaM FitzSiMMonS THE folkie, right, plays tunes from last years album The Sparrow And The Crow, which was written following his divorce. 12 Nov, Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd W12 (020 8222 6933, bushhall music.co.uk), 7.30pm, 10. Tube: Shepherds Bush Grand theFt iMpro PHIL WHELANS, left, Dylan Emery and Drew Leavy perform an hour and a half of astonishingly inventive improvisation. Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place W1 (020 7580 1585), 8.30pm, 5. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd thiS iS not what i waS expeCtinG KERRY GODLIMAN, left, has perfected her Everywoman routine as she ponders the gaping void between expectations and reality. And Sat, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883, sohotheatre.com), 9.30pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd ruSSell Brand BRAND, left, will tread the boards in aid of Focus12, the charity that helped him beat his heroin and crack addictions (but clearly not the sex addiction). 8 Nov, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7 (020 7589 8212, royalalberthall. com), 7.30pm, 18.50-24.50. Tube: South Kensington Marilyn SUNNY THOMPSON, right, stars in this one-woman show set just before the iconic stars death. Until 18 Nov, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm & Sun 5pm, 15-35. Tube: Leicester Sq never ForGet THIS musical, right, about a Take That tribute band trying to hit the big time includes all your favourite hits. Until Sat, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway SW19 (0844 8717646, neverforget themusical.com), Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm, mats Fri 5pm & Sat 2.30pm, 10.50- 31.50. Tube: Wimbledon the priory JESSICA HYNES, right, and Rupert Penry-Jones star in this comedy about a New Years Eve party. 19 Nov-9 Jan, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Sq SW1 (020 7565 5000, royalcourttheatre.com), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 10-25. Tube: Sloane Sq FaBriClive FABRIC opens on a Thursday for the second week running with electro sets from Modeselektor, left, Joker and Patchwork Pirates and visuals by Pfadinderei. Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St EC1 (020 7336 8898, fabriclondon.com), 9pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Farringdon perFeCto DANCE music legend Paul Oakenfold, left, who produced Madonnas Celebration, hosts this bash thats well worth the trip down the Jubilee line. Matter, The 02, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon.com), 10pm, 12. Tube: North Greenwich viva voyaGeS WEAR your most colourful woollies to this jazzy jumper- themed Ibiza reunion boat party with DJ sets from Alex Ellenger, Nathan Viva, left, Jimbo Jangles and more. 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