Baltic Soul Weekender 4 - 23rd -25th April 2010
Houston, we have a Line-Up.
Firstly, we'd like to say thanks for your faith and dedication resulting in 1800 tickets being sold in the past few months alone. Three types of accommodation have sold out, and all this despite any of you knowing who's going to be on next years' line up!
At the 4th Baltic Soul Weekender you certainly won't be disappointed. We are proud to reveal a first taste of the quality line up we have prepared for you.
This won't be the end of things by any means. We'll constantly be adding artists to the line up, right up to the festival date itself, and we'll naturally be keeping you updated. Those of you who don't have tickets reserved by now, should hurry in order to obtain desired accommodation.
So, reserve your dream weekender apartment at http://www.baltic-soul.de now!
First Line Up for BSW #4
*THE REAL THING*
The Real Thing, brothers Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith are appearing in April and will surely deliver an unbelievable show. With classics like "You To Me Are Everything", "Raining Through My Sunshine", "Children Of The Ghetto" andthe Johnny Bristol penned modern soul favourite " Love Takes Tears". The question is "Can You Feel The Force?" YES, WE CAN !
As a member of the 5 Stairsteps, and through his work with Curtis Mayfield, Linda Clifford and Terry Callier, Kenny Burke has left an impressive legacy in soul music, with "Rising To The Top" he gave us an absolute anthem, but with other weekender classics like "Hang Tight" and "Let Somebody Love You" and of course the 5 Stairsteps favourite " O-o-h Child" shows that he has a wealth of material on offer, we look forward to a brilliant performance from this "musical genius".
*COLLINS AND COLLINS*
Siblings Tonee and Bill Collins recorded a single album on A&M Records in 1980 which included the Ashford and Simpson song "top of the stairs" and Gamble and
Huff 's "you know how to make me feel so good" (also recorded by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes),"Top of the stairs" became a modern soul monster in the UK and is still played to "hands in the air " crowds. Witness them LIVE! With us!
The wonderful "Southern Soulstress Ann Sexton will be appearing for the fourth time as a lifetime resident, you will become a fan of this lady as soon as she opens her mouth on that stage and holds you under her spell with classics like "You're Losing Me" "You've Been Gone Too Long" and "I Still Love You". A dazzling experience guaranteed!
Gloria Scott was discovered by Barry White who produced her one and only album "What am I gonna do" in 1974. The album was largely ignored at the time of release, but the quality of songs like the title track and " A Case Of Too Much Lovemaking" made it a firm favourite on the soul scene. After 30 years of absence from the stage her comeback was breathtaking. Ensuring her status as a "Lifetime Resident", she will perform and inspire us again in April with classic and new material.
We also love bringing new acts to the beach for you: Anyone who loves good soul music will love Cool Million. Founded by Frank Ryle (Demark) and Rob Hardt (Seductive Soul), their debut album "Going Out Tonight" has just been released and is supported by some very fine musicians indeed. Cool Millions' motto is; "Taking Good Soul Back to the Future"..
Words like "Neo Soul" and the name Kaye-Ree go hand in hand and perfectly summarise the style of this Frankfurt female artist. The singer with Persian roots has been likened to great vocalists such as India.Aire, Asa and Erykah Badu. Her debut album " Endless Melody" was released earlier this spring. Her unique performance at the BSW 2010 will promise to be a magical selection, accompanied on the guitar by Felix Justen.
In our DJ line up we'll see the return of some good old friends, as well as meeting some newer "friends to be" such as Tom Kuklicz and Raw Deal. Here the DJ list in short
*Crout · Bernd Niedergesaess · Dan D. · DJ Friction · DJ Tomekk · Eddie Piller · Hans Nieswandt · Henry Storch · Kenny B. · Lloyd Attrill · Mick Farrer · Mike Thompson · Miss Kelly Marie · Ralph Tee · Richard Searling · Rob Wigley · Smudo · Steve Hobbs · Supergid · and many more... *
Baltic Soul Store
We have made all the merchandise, which is usually only on sale during the Weekender, available through the shop. All proceedings will provide additional help for the Baltic Soul Charity project!
BSW Compilation now available on Vinyl
For all collectors and those who value the sound of a good old vinyl record we have produced a limited number of vinyl copies of the Baltic Soul Weekender Compilation, featuring Dennis Taylor, Dezzie, Marc Evans, Bennson, Ray Munnings, Lou Pride and Lemuria.
*The record can be ordered in our shop
Kurtis Blow Video Special
The first official video for the Baltic Soul Weekender #3 is now online. Kurtis Blow's Perfromance at BSW #3 is still in good memory to all who witnessed this show. Now, for all of you to experience the madness again, here is the video:
*Kurtis Blow Video Special
Gran Can Soul Week: A Week of Summer!
We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to come with us to the northern part of Gran Canaria from the 14th to 22nd of November 2009. We'll be celebrating Cran Can Soul '09 with a great DJ line up and numerous live acts from the last Weekender, such as George McCrae, Ann Sexton, Steve Hobbs, Eddie
Piller, Mick Farrer and many more.
*Visit http://www.grancansoul.com for more information.*
English Website online
It took a little while but thanks to the contribution of Andrew McGuinness and Sean Daly who offered their help translating the contents, we now have the English version of the Baltic Soul website online. Thank you, gentlemen.
That's all for now. Make sure you reserve you're ticket before we're booked out and we hope to see you at the beach!
The BSW Team