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Expansion 30th Anniversary Concert

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MusicConnex proudly present a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the UK’s longest running soul label, Expansion Records. On Friday 30th September, Expansion marks 30 years with a major Party with live music and DJs at one of London’s finest venues the Brooklyn Bowl in the 02, North Greenwich.

The live artists are Alton McClain and Tracy Hamlin reflecting Expansion’s position as both purveying greatness from previous decades in soul music to supporting the best new contemporary artists of the genre.

Alton McClain

Alton McClain & Destiny were with Polydor Records in the late 1970s and early 80s, signed to the label looking for a new Diana Ross & The Supremes and got a sound with “It Must Be Love” more akin to The Emotions with music that has endured to this day by lovers of disco, soul, two step and rare grooves. Alton McClain has never performed live in the UK before, and as part of her show will be a tribute to her late husband Skip Scarborough, a classic songwriter of the period whose hits included ‘Lovely Day’ (Bill Withers) and ‘Love Ballad’ (George Benson).

This special tribute will include songs like ‘Can’t Hide Love’ (Earth, Wind & Fire), ‘Don’t ask My Neighbors’ (The Emotions), ‘Lover To Lover’ (Maxi Anderson) and ‘Tell Me Please’ (Freda Payne).

 Expansion has its own CD dedicated to his work, “The Skip Scarborough Songbook”, in addition to the reissues of all three Alton McClain & Destiny albums.

 Tracy Hamlin

Tracy Hamlin has a recent background as a lead singer with Pieces Of A Dream, Starpoint and as a solo artist since 2005, and came to Expansion last year as a solo artist for an album “No Limits”. Much earlier this year she blew a 1000+ UK audience away performing alongside Kashif and with the popularity of her own recordings. We are thrilled to have her perform with us at such an important night for us at Brooklyn Bowl.

Joining Alton McClain and Tracy Hamlin on the night will be a mix of DJs with a shared passion for soul, playing until the early hours to make this THE soul party of 2016.

Friday 30th Sept 7pm – 4am.


Bobby & Steve (Zoo Experience)

Luke Howard (Horse Meat Disco/Rinse FM)

Lotus Disco

Terry Jones (Village Soul)

Ralph Tee

JM (Mi-Soul)

Tickets are £25 in advance £30 on the door.

See full info here



Tickets are £25 in advance £30 on the door.


Tickets here

For £5 Discount use code: soulsource (limited offer on advance tickets only)




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