Weekend Going Ons
A fair few events happened and heres a brief run down of some of them, dont forget if want to pass on to rest of world what your event was just hit that submit button and let them know!!
Notre Dame - Friday
Heard it was a packer with a great atmosphere, and great sounds. As you may have read it was the last current one there due to the venue being converted into a theatre.Which is a great shame, as to me it was one of the leading uk soul nites, and definitely a unique venue. Lets face it anywhere which has such a strong regular dj line up and regular top drawer guests is going to be severley missed. The promoters are looking at new venues, hopefully news will arrive soon.
Big thanks go out to promoters, regular djs and all the guest djs - Nick and Dawn Brown, Andy Rix, Chris Dale and all for giving uk soul fans great quality rare soul nites at this great venue over the last 18 months
Prestwich - Friday
Heard it was a packer, with Tim Brown getting the thumbs up from mate as the spot he most enjoyed, said a great set. Reckons overall the nite on the main floor was mostly mix of current and revivals, with Ginger Taylor giving a great mixed set, he tried to check out the modern room but says as so popular and thus packed it was operating a one in one out policy.
Bangor - Friday
A local soul nite at the Bangor City Social Club up here in North Wales. Had a most enjoyable nite, a great range of quality sounds from all djs, current floorpackers, upfront r+b, top 70s, classy revivals , popular oldies. Something for everyone - being an apt phase. Guest Djs inc Mark Mac, Mark Morgan, Bob Schaffer. Round about 120 + in, if you in North Wales area next one is Friday Jan 05 more details soon
100 Club Saturday
Thanks to Nick who passed on a quick few words to let you know that ....yes it was another great nite at the 100 club!
100 was bloody busy, expecting the usual pre Christmas quiet night, so was
really surprised, good to see soul fans from Pisa, Italy over for the night. Good spots from
Ginger, only heard one spot from Arthur Fenn (he had Soul Sam carry his boxes!!!) started off with a couple of sixties then went into some nice xover, the ole shoes pair played some real nice bits Ady with his usual top drawer bits. A really good night, dance floor kicking all night,
went mental when Ginger (?) played the Helen Troy thing, ace night, always
enjoy it more when you're expecting just a bit of socialising and it turns
into one of those "everybodys up for it nights" Great.
Jazz Fm - Sunday
Well managed to catch it this week, and has a most enjoyable time listening to it, Tim Brown was the guest this week and him and Richard S delivered a thoroughly good show, loads of unissues, rarities, as you may imagine and usual high standard of information.
Few odds snips of news below
Big laughs at Gingers delayed request, with a request for "you hit me where it
hurts" and a message for his sparring partner Tim Brown to watch out for
those vandals. (just a wild guess but think this may have something to do with someones recent antics at a weekender ;) )
Guest on Boxing Day is Shifty so write that in diary
Goldmine CD - Niter 3 out in Feb covering the "Now" Northern Scene
Carla Whitney - Albert Jones rare Canadian lps are out on one single GM cd out this week
Next weeks guest Derek Pearson, so definitely sack Christmas shopping on that day
Next Rare Soul Review out in Jan
Audio of above to follow hopefully!