Things are manic as always in the run up to the next soulful night at the Plinston Hall in Letchworth. So, rather then the normal individual e-mail to each and every one of you we have taken the step of mailing this cover all mail and hope that those of you who run your own sites and newsletters etc will be good enough to post those bits you feel are relevant.
Firstly due to the overwhelming success of our opening night (and a HUGE thank you to all of you who supported us) we have opened a second room upstairs for the November 1st event concentrating on Modern and crossover goodies. The Gallery Suite (known as The Ghetto - Its a family affair) overlooks the Kennedy Gardens and has a 16ft x 16ft dancefloor with a huge carpeted area for those who cant squeeze on! There is a separate bar and toilet facilities and DJs for this try out will be Taffy, TheBigO and Nathan. Open from 10pm-1.30am. Expect to hear such gems as Mr Day Soul on wax; Mind&Matter Under your spell, Gloria Gaynor Mend whats been broken; Millie Jackson Dont send nobody else and Lisa Stansfield 831 to name but a few.
We are hoping that come March all 3 rooms will be open on a regular basis, but more on that later. The opening of The Ghetto allows us to throw in an extra 100 soulies and so we should see an easing of the crush on the dancefloor of the first night. In addition we have had a long and productive chat with the Plinston management and have addressed many of the opening night teething problems, namely more bar staff, more beer, no drink on dancefloor enforced by Security etc etc. So hopefully we should see an improvement on all fronts, let us know if you have any concerns on the night. November 1st is the next event from 8pm-2am and features our very special guests, Dave Rimmer, Dudleys top bunny, with his brand of top notch
Northern goodies and the lovely Nick&Dawn Brown, faces behind the successful and scene leading Scenesville events in our nations capital. Expect tip top sounds to get you fighting for dancefloor space from them. They will of course be supported by the Usual Suspects!
WE STRONGLY STRONGLY ADVISE if you are travelling to purchase your advance ticket from the box office before the night as we think this will be another sell out, probably in less than the 2hrs it took our opening night to sell out!!!!! Dont be caught out, get it sorted!!!
On that note the Plinston done gone changed their box office number. The new number to call is: 01462-672003. Denis monotone voice will guide you through the buttons to press, please do try and stay awake! We have booked all of 2003 events and so can you make a note of these.
They are: Fri 7th March, 9th May, 4th July, 5th Sept (Anniversary Do with Live Act we hope) and 7th November. If you are a fellow promoter let us know if we clash and well do our best to get things sorted out so no-one is left holding the baby so to speak.
Future guests that we are hoping to confirm shortly inc. Butch, Andy Rix, Soul Sam, Ady C (for a West Hampstead memories night) and Guy Hennigan.
Oh, forgot, all future event tickets will be on sale on the night (i.e Jan 10th will be available on the 1st Nov night). See the Sinister Sisters, Jane & Jenny, on the night.
One last mention, Sat 16th November sees Randy Cozens celebrating 17yrs of Southgate (or Soulgate as we all know and love it) at Ye Olde Rising Sun, opposite the BR station in Southgate from 11am to midnight.
24+ DJs inc Taffy and TheBigO and the whole range of soulful grooves. Top man, top dayer and all for free!!!! Having missed only a couple over the years we can strongly recommend This thing of ours.
Many a tip top tune has been played there first and then gone onto bigger and better things across the country, such as Bobby Kline, Teddy Pendergrass, Anette Snell, Millie Jackson the list is endless.
Check out the scenes best kept secret and the greatest little soul alldayer - EVER! (Trademark)
Thats all for now then brothers&sisters.
Look forward to seeing many of you on the night. Til then, remember...Time is passing us all by, so be young, be foolish but above all else.......
BE HAPPY! North Herts 6Ts Mafia