Keele Back with a good one - T
Busy weekend after Runcorn and Wilton, it was off to Broughton and then Keele Niter last nite Got there about 1.30 Been told that earlier on wasnt much dancefloor action But from 2am caught 3 great sets by Irish Greg, Butch and Roger Banks Dancefloor packed, place had a good buzz Three hours worth of then oldies spot by Rob Jones which wasnt my cup of tea Keith Minshull finished nite with a good set. Doors open at 10 so missed 4 hours of the niter inc sets by Mick Smith, Dave Welding, though got to say the 3 hours 2-5 were great stuff.
Overall ...from what I saw Well what an improvement, when last year the event closed down, it was said that the event had run its course. And to tell the truth my experience there agreed with this. This one though was a completely different affair. Crowd was from all over UK Down South, London, Cambs, Yorkshire etc etc and of course many from North West and North Wales.
A lot of familar faces and a lot of catching up Place had a good buzz, Greg, Butch and Roger did great things and the crowd responded. Look forward to seeing future dates, regulars and line ups. Going by those 3 hours if go for same am sure this new version will be a winner. And will be another recent addition to the decent soul events list.
Broughton was a good one, main guest was Arthur Fenn with Mark Speakman doing the North Wales slot. The normal guest timings had changed so only caught a bit of Arthur Fenns spot. regulars Soul Sam and Brian Ellis pushed out what they are good at, a good quality mix of all era soul Version of Family affair by Misia ?? was a stand out.