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The Boiler 7th Anniversary - Barcelona - 9 & 10/07


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The Boiler 7th Anniversary - Barcelona - 9 & 10/07 Details



7th Anniversary weekender!



Sensational debut!


Do the hunka hunka!




BATMAN (France)

+ Resident Djs: Jordi Duro, Alberto Valle & Cristina Alonso


Carrer Vallmajor nº 33 - Plaza d'Adria (Barcelona)

FFCC: Muntaner

Bands: 23:00h til 00:00h

Warm Up: from 22:00h

Allnighters: 00H30h til 05H00

Admission: 12 euros - each night (including min. drink)

WARNING: Very limited capacity. Arrive early or you'll be left out!



Hailing from Madrid, the Imperial Surfers started as a canonic surf band some years ago just to start getting on a more specifically R&B-Frat vein. One of Spain's most funny-to-see bands are coming for the first time to Barcelona, with a special repertoire including some frantic R&Blueish stuff to keep the floor boiling.


Our city's brand new sensation, this seven piece explore through mid-to-late 60s R&B, Soul & early funk sounds with the delighting voice of singer kakau valls, and the savouir faire of guitar player and band leader Adrià Gual (already on Los Walkysons, The Fab Ottomans and the Kongsmen; to name a few bands he's been involved with).



"From being introduced to soul music in Cleethorpes via the dizzy heights of Grimsby Town FC in the mid 70's, the soul bug well and truly bit by 1977 when I became a regular at the Winter Gardens Soul Nights/Allnighters and Alldayers and decided to venture further a field in search of this magical music. Out with the thumb as well as jumping trains and rides in the back of ice cream vans to various Allnighters up and down the country resulted.

By 1978 the vinyl collecting bug as well as persistently annoying local DJ's resulted in DJ spots around Grimsby and Cleethorpes. I became good friends with the late Nev Wherry as well as Son of Sam (Jonathan Woodliffe) who's coach trips took me further a field and enhanced my reputation as an 'IDIOT'. When my parents moved to Lincoln, I became friends with local collector Graham Coates as well as the legendary 'Jim & Soap' duo. I was regularly in attendance towards the end of the Casino and saw both the good and bad sides of the music that was on offer at this time. This strengthened my taste and collection towards harder more cutting edge raw 60's soul/R & B - there were no barriers then - if it was good it got played (60's mafia).

It then became an obsession with weekends in the 80's dominated by resident DJ spots at Warrington, Bradford, Loughborough being a resident DJ for Steve Croft. I then started to get bookings for Mod/R & B events because of the type of music that I was playing and the reputation I was getting for my drunken exploits!!! Bookings at Weekenders then followed as well as overseas where I was told I was a leg-end or could they have meant 'legend'(!). On one occasion at the Mousetrap a young enthusiastic Japenese fella congratulated me on my spot by telling me "Oh Mr Banks, you make me crap" - I really think that what he was saying was I made him clap!!!

After various moves around the country as Mr Top Man, I decided in the early 90's to turn my hobby/obsession into my business and R & B Records was born. A lengthy dispute then followed between myself and that other bloke who calls himself R & B Records! This dispute was finally put to bed in the summer of 2008 when me and that other bloke had it out, rolling around the floor at his Six Hills NUTS Weekender. Obviously, I was the victor and that other bloke's seersucker jacket took a pounding.

To this day he still insists on booking me for his events!"

Current Top 10 Floor Shakers:

Little Willie John - Country Girl (Home At Last) - Unissued Capitol 1966 (thanks to Ady - so good it's scary)

Marilyn Fowler - We Got A Good thing - Audio Disc - Unissued

Booney Taylor - If You Gonna Love Me - Dynamic

Wilfred 'Jackie' Edwards and the Velvettes - Do You Want Me Again - UK Black Swan

Fred Bridges - Oh Baby Don't You Weep - Versatile (the version from the co-writer)

Benny Spellman - This Is For You My Love - Alon

Barbara Perry - A Man (Is A Mean Thing) - Unissued Goldwax

Betty Everett - Someone Else (Is Taking Your Place) - Unissued Acetate

B B Carter - Leave Me Alone - Emanuel

Irma Thomas - Hittin' On Nothing - Minit


Became a Mod in the early 80's while at school & have never really grown out of it.

Started putting clubs on in 1990 with a few friends under the name Teh Hipster Image RnB Club. In the mid 90's started DJing with my mate Mike Parry at a club we did called The Sound Suite & later Shaken - we played mainly 60's funk, boogaloo and soundtracks. Around 2005 we started The Pow Wow Club playing most genres of black 50's/60's music, leaning heavily towards RnB. Can't wait to play at the Boiler & am honoured to have been asked.

Small Time Leroy - Homework

Traci - Little Evil

Hal Waters - St James Infirmary

Tim Jacob - Mercy Baby

Eddie G Giles - Tingling

Billy Hamlin - If you ain't got no bread

BATMAN (France)

I started going to rockin' events in the 80s. At that time I was living in south of France not too far to Bcn. I love and collect a wide range of musical things: lot of r&b, blues,twisted rockers, instros, and stupid stuff! during these last years, I have been djing at places such as the rockabilly raves, Hembsby weekenders and numerous gigs in Europe.

Little Johnny Burton: Talkin' about me (Ivory)

James Cotton: Laying in the weeds (Loma)

Model T. Slim: Falt foot sam (Styletone)

Ace Holder: Wabba Suzy Q (Vanessa)

Curtis & the Creepers: The thing (Dauntless)

+ RESIDENT DJs: Jordi Duro, Alberto Valle & Cristina Alonso

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