After Broughton, the minibus headed for Goldbourne niter, picking up yet a few more North Welsh strays, was a great nite. Somewhere along the line Goldbourne has become a regular haunt for us, with a minibus full and 6 others from coast turning up at the event, there was a well strong presence from the homeland. Think the recent selection of djs , the venue and the fact we always have right old laugh there make this a most enjoyable niter. And the quality of sounds heard there makes this imo a great niter.
Sounds wise threw some quick and dirty words together on what caught, apologies if a bit brief and not feature all djs as kept getting side tracked .
Steve Thomas - Yeah its your man otherwise known as the Holyhead monkey, did a great set, again he varied flavour with strong 6ts feel this time
a off the top of head 5 plays were
Choke the monkey - San Remo Strings feat Junior Walker cover
(Caused a stir first time out at the last Monkey and did the same here when he started set off with it, and had so much interest and requests had to play it again at end of set. This is going to be massive, brief sound clip up here shortly)
Patti Austin -Someones Gonna Cry. *just 17 when she recorded this)
Johnnie Mae Matthews -Lonely youll be
Dee Dee Warwick - Worth Every Tear I Cry
Patrice Holloway Stolen Hours
Mick H followed and did the business with the likes of
Demanding Man -Sensations ..ouch
And also the likes of Anthony and Delsonics
Mick said will pass on plays later
Carl Willingham did more rare soul damage with a great set with fair bit of new stuff, top stuff and a few revivals
Isonics, Soundmasters, Itching Man ?? Tamala Lewis were just some that memory remembers
Kev Murphy started off with some rare revivals, also included two "cheapies" that dont get much outings but sounded great out loud and proud, Amazers "Without a doubt" and Cody Blacks "Going Going Gone". Course many big sounds included likes of Regents on Mad (someones pass on title as its all gone blank) got a outing
Time caught up with us, as always at the mercy of Stevie Ts work plans so had to leave early.
Alan Barnes says the Easter Viaduct was a packer
He was dishing out some cracking 2k stuff in the "other" room, including an interesting 2003 mix of Flamin Kings Ho Happy Day
The family tax credit mess up seems to have had dire effects in north wales, as we turned up with about 6 sales boxes, when you include Steves 50 play boxes our "entrance" must have seemed like a road crew for .......
Final word, most enjoyable niter, as said we always seem to have fun here! A very late bar, bit of a edge to nite, great dj policy and only a fiver in.
We enjoy it!
On every 3rd saturday of month
Golborne Catholic Club High Street,Golborne,NR Wigan
Cheap plug tie in:
Can catch Carl Willingham as special guest at Next Monkey at Springfield Friday 23 May
Can catch Steve T at every Monkey! ;-)