DMSC 28 Sep - Three monkeys....
DMSC Soul nite was on last nite at the Springfield Hotel A55 Third one in the series and the final sort of see how things are going one.
Well how did combination of a line up featuring likes of KEITH MONEY, ION and DAVE THORLEY, a well smart venue and monkey attitude go?
Well need to hit read more for my own view and will just say watch out soon for next years dates, more top quality line ups and some near future news
Third Monkey happened Nite looking back seems to have been a succesfull one. All feedback got on nite and so far was that all enjoyed it . Crowd: A fairly mixed crowd, a good "here to enjoy" feel was all over place Fair few regulars hardcore now and hats off to the long distance ones such as St Ives and also the Irish contigent who flew in and paid the door in Euros! Fair few new faces, some regonisable. Found out hotel has been advertising nite in its own leaflets and reckon had a couple coming in cause of that. Full marks to the girls who turned up in a white stretch limo for the nite though not as impressive as my 24 hour hire nissan micra but was very close Djs Main regs Andy R and Rob T were on sidelines due to a double booking so a few last minute signings and reckon we had a well a strong line up Main room Keith Money, Ion, Dave Thorley being the main striking force and they went for goal big style. Some great sets, and some great sounds. First guest up was Chico doing the "local" spot, went for a 70s feel as doing 60s later and did good things.
Andy Killick another local (Chester) dj/collector up next, weve been warning people off about him as knew what he was going to dish out and he certainly deserved that warning with some top dog sounds. Ion making a rare appearance up here next and carried on from last time caught him with quality set Dave Thorley again a name not often seen round these parts, stepped up and lashed out with some great sounds Scotlands Keith Money was last of the all-star guest line up, and ouch, so good it hurt, know that now has a well strong dmsc contigent to his fanclub. Great stuff. Last half hour was the "monkey till you drop" finish with as normal the "local" boy taking it on. Chico dug deep and come up with a half hour feel good mix of classics, quality and good to hear agains. No excuses Play lists hopefully will follow soonest,
Second room Bit of confusion about this sometimes, as heard it called in past the "modern" ? room, the "R&B" room amongst other things!! Loose 6ts "across the other side of street format", is what we are after delivering and we try and get a varied mix of djs, who offer a varied mix of 6ts soul and reckon certainly had that this time. Allready this room seems to have got a bit of rep after the last one, with even a "undercover" reporter present. Didnt go as planned really due to one dj late and one dj doing what asked not to- what can you do? Martin Thomson made long journey up from London and gave us some quality These Old Shoes Style for the last hour set, some great stuff, and gotta say big thanks to Martin for making the journey Pete Coulson - was lynch pin for room, did early bit, then finished the nite off with a top selection of uptempo R&B which had place jumping Brian Rae - Brian dug deep for some classy little heard vinyl spins to take us on a voyage of discovery Mark Morgan - Mark pushed out a popular set that went down well on floor
odds digital cameras were out and about thanks to Anne, so some visual shocks should be up soon biggest suprise of nite was when Nick Brown just turned up outta blue -double take time online - always good to meet online people, hat off to Scotty and wife from Carlisle, plus all usual suspects news - lea manor is coming back soon venue hotel seems have well busy turnover of staff, but gotta say not many if any of previous hiccups showed up, few minor tweaks with sound, normal barstaff confusion with hour long two for one drink promotion but everything else seemed to work good.
Was a fair few record sales doing the rounds, with some good buys to be had future - next one is a one-roomer with main guest being Andy Dyson and regs Rob Thomas with Carl Willingham standing in for Andy Rix whos on holiday. Plus Mark Speakman and Soul talks very own Steve T Plan is to cram everyone in, look door and see what state all are in after 5 and a half hours of rare soul mayhem. Nov 16 being the day. own view - ok as one of the team, my view is coming from a different angle that the "punter",all feedback got was all seemed to have well enjoyable time, after 3 events now have a great bunch of regs and supporters, and know that theres a fair few "revitalised" (word some used to explain it) people hungry for even more fresh sounds. So what seen and heard feedback all good. Thanks - gotta say many thanks to all the guest djs, a fair few did some well long journeys to show up, and am sure their efforts are appreciated by all as their sounds were. Know they enjoyed themselves and had a great time, which is what its all about. Thanks as always to those who helped with flyers, spreading the word, supporting us and and more. Thanks to main sound crew Lawrence and arabians And Pete Coulson for 2nd room gear plus his roadies ....his family Thanks to DMSC door crew team Sue, Julie and Dave And of course thanks to all DMSC members, the ones who put the monkey in it DMSC ps we thrive on feed back and ears always open , so lets us know any thoughts, views, criticisms etc etc on nite always scrounging stuff for site if wanna do a review , shoot away either email firstname.lastname@example.org website - www.soul-source.co.uk should be updated soonest, if want to see video clips - give Dick John a kick when see him next.