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SOUL ON THE SEA Bournemouth Pier Details

8pm - 2am

Keywest

Bournemouth Pier

Pier Approach

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH2 5AA

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HI Steve & Charmain,

What a cracking night on the pier last night ,fanstastic venue ,and the music policy of make em av it ! really works and av it they did from clssics to the big tunes , a soul crowd that just wanted to dance ,looking forward to nexts years events ,brilliant!

KTF

Andy.

ps I dedicate my sets to the passing of sir Jimmy & Speedo RIP

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. Yes, without too many preconceptions of what to expect? It turned out to a very good night of expansive soul music on Saturday night.

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. As always there's a ritual that precipitates this event as you make your way down towards the bright lights of the promenade and then along the elevated boards of Bournemouth Pier. The exposure to the elements always creates an aura that adds to the build-up before you step into the bright warmth of the venue's open and airy dome-shaped interior.

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. On this clear night, there was an unseasonally warm refreshing sea breeze and yet, just below our feet the waves were rolling in and crashing heavily onto the beach. We ( Jan, Sarah Reynolds, Roger Stewart and I ) arrived just after 9.30 p.m. with Steve Lyons warming up procedings with Chuck Jackson - Hand it over.

. At 10 o'clock, guest player Andy Crane began with some sure fire classics as in Little Anthony - Use your head and Jim Montgomery - Dearly beloved to ease-in the punters, before switching to lesser played Oldies from the mid-paced Kenny Gamble - The jokes on you to stompers like Sam & Kitty - I've got something good and the odd quirky tune such as Shirley & Jessie - You can't fight love.

. Pete Widdeson's first set ranged from Oldies like Jerry Williams - If you ask me, mid-tempo numbers such as The Dells - Run for cover to smooth and easy plays as in Archie Bell & The Drells - Where do you go. He did produce a couples of 70s sounds and the odd underplayed, typically The Del Larks - Job opening to maintain a good variation.

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. There was a very good turn-out with a strong contingent from Southampton. The musical spread was skillfully transitioned through the various genres of soul and because it was working so well, there was a steady turnover of people taking to a busy dance floor. This contributed to a vibrant atmosphere as folk mingled and reacquainted themselves through their various friendships.

. Around midnight, crowd pleasers, typically :-

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. Roscoe Robinson - That's enough

. April Stevens - Wanting you

. Fred Hughes - Baby boy

. N.F. Porter - Keep on keepin' on

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. were spliced into a set between the guest spots by resident Steve Lyons, before handing over again to Andy Crane, who produced a rich variety of music containing some rare / underplayed soul. Examples being 70's soul - Let's clean up the ghetto, Zu Zu - The Zu Zu Band, Fool to Fool - Shep, Turn around - Two plus Two and one that was much appreciated with a strong ripple of applause The Spydells - Dream girl.

. It was quite refreshing to witness the music being received in this way. The night wasn't staid or laiden with cheezy popular soul.

. Pete Widdeson's 2nd set maintained the lively momentum with Oldies such as Gene Woodbury - Ever again, Lorraine Chandler - I can't change, The Volcanoes - Help wanted, Jerry Butler - Moody woman, etc. Here and there he would soften the mood with slower soulful numbers, a typical example being Maxine Brown - Let me give you my loving.

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. The pace of the music varied right to the end during Steve Lyon's finale. To play Gwen Owens - Wanted and needed not long before 2 a.m. and still get a favourable response from the dance floor speak volumes in how swimmingly well the night had gone.

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. Bringing in two very capable guest D.J.s had certainly done the trick in entertaining a very appreciative crowd.

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HI Dave ,thanks for your comments glad you enjoyed the night , yes its a great venue if the numbers keep rising this will be where the "INCROWD GO" so keep supporting the night ,looking forward to my next visit to the pier.

KTF

Andy.

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would the 'Two Plus Two' have been 'Look Around'...on Velgo??? and who played that??

(just interested so i can go pester them ;-))

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. Sorry about that. At my age you do tend to lose it. When I think of Montgomery I always think of Jim Montgomery of Sunderland making that wonder save against Leeds in the F.A. Cup Final.

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