The Defining Ten with...Marijne van der Vlugt (Salad)

The Defining Ten with…Marijne van der Vlugt (Salad)

At The Cellar Arts Club, 70 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QB


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The Defining Ten is where an artist/creative is invited to take us on a musical dot-to-dot journey of the tracks that led them to who they are today. These could be the first song they have a memory of, first purchase, first song they learnt to play, the track that opened doors, the track that closed doors, a track that inspired and led to a new musical direction – so expect a variety of tracks from themselves and other artists. These tracks will be played in turn – either from vinyl, CD or streamed – and discussed with the artist.

On Thursday 27th June we bring Marijne van der Vlugt to the Cellar Arts Club in Worthing to hear and discuss her Defining Ten.

In 1978 Marijne came to England from The Netherlands at the age of twelve, the same year ‘Grease’ was in cinemas. She left school with three ‘A’ Levels and after a six month stint as an Au Pair in Paris found herself at Art school in Farnham in 1984.

She then decided to study Fine Art Film in London at ‘North East London Polytechnic’, however she only completed one year when in 1986 she was given the opportunity to start travelling the world as a fashion model.

Things started to fall into place, in front of the camera appeared to be where she was most comforta-ble. This was handy as she also ended up as a TV presenter at MTV Europe in the early 1990s and as the lead singer and co-songwriter in the Indie band ‘Salad’ from 1992 to 1998. Salad have since become known as being part of the now legendary ‘Britpop’ scene, even though Marijne is Dutch.

Salad were signed to Island Records in 1993 and released three albums. The most successful being ‘Drink Me’ which reached no.16 in the main album chart in 1995. They toured with Blur, Suede, Su-pergrass, Carter USM, Black Grape, Catatonia and Baby Bird amongst others.

Some of the most memorable appearances Salad made were on the Channel 4 programme ‘The Word’ with their song “Diminished Clothes” in 1993, they contributed to the 1995 ‘Help’ album for the Warchild Charity with Terry Hall on the song “Dream a little Dream” and their track “Drink the Elixir” is still regularly played on BBC Radio 6Music. Their highest charting single was “Motorbike to Heaven”.

When Salad disbanded in 1998, Marijne briefly formed another musical act called ‘Cowboy Racer’ with 4AD musician Mike Mason.

In 2017 Salad reformed for five years, played live across the UK and released a total of five albums in that time. Their 2019 album “The Salad Way” was the first album released with brand new material since 1997’s “Ice Cream. It received 4/5* in Mojo Magazine. All the other releases were mostly ‘lost’ tracks and demos from the 80s and 90s, but also included a spin-off project called ‘Good Love Bad Love’ by “Salad Undressed”, Marijne’s favourite of all of Salad’s releases.

Marijne has also had careers doing voice over work, tv production and editing, leather handbag de-sign, and currently works in colleges with students with special educational needs (SEN). Her next creative project will be her memoir, “Dutch Salad and other delicious recipes for disaster”.

We are very excited to be spending several hours in Marijne’s company where she will be discussing the 10 songs which have inspired and defined her career, followed by a Q&A and sneak preview of her forthcoming memoir.

The event takes place at the Cellar Arts Club, Marine Parade (off Prospect Place) in Worthing.

Please note this is a ticketless event – you will need your order number/ email receipt to gain entry to the show.

Tickets are non refundable unless event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control

Seating is limited on the night – so please arrive early to ensure you have a seat!

This event plants trees – for each ticket purchased we will plant one tree with #nomusiconadeadplanet


The Cellar Arts Club, 70 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QB