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Keele: It was the Weekend before christmas


Keele - the event

Thought was a good one, large crowd in and well busy

To me everything was on the ball

Had a great time and know many other did.

DJ line up was a pleasure to read,

Mick Smith, Butch, Ady C, Bob Hinsley, Dave Welding, Dave Rimmer Keith Minshull Roger Banks

were the billed line up

From what I saw of the floor it was busy most of time and great reaction to all sounds.

Great seeing stuff like Butchs Jean Carter cover up get such a floorfilling reaction

Some great sets, know some thought a few "safe" ones but meself thought balance was achieved

and defintely was no call to retire to cafe while so called big names bore us with overplayed crap

Sounds still ringing in head had to be yet again Vanguards "good times bad times" and the wonderfull Eric Lomax cover up!

(is it true that even mick s doesnt know the true details of this outrageously good tune.

Good to hear Dave Rimmer first time for a while, and reckon his appearance at next monkey will do the buissness

Crowd wise, seemed well busy when got in, espically at the bar, faces from all over Uk , including a fair few havent seen for a while.

Was last day of me sell off spare vinyl thing campign, which was a relief as cant even keep a eye on me fags never mind a record box

And laughs allround at my haggling wheeler/dealer skills

Overall was a great nite to me, next one is on first weekend of April.

And after this one got to say taking in all factors, crowd, venue, dj line up

Even after just two niters its got to be already one of the best Northern Niters around and compared to the "old" keele a completely different event.

Hats off to the promoters!



Latest SKM out on the streets and seems like as always its a must buy. Full of usual info, news, reviews and much more.

Highly recommended Check out the Soulful Kinda Music website in links for more details along with online info etc etc

Bury and Wrexham

Travel plans and xmas made it a one event weekend.for me

Heard from Kit and Caz that Viv Coulson did a great spot at Bury on Friday

Dick j says Wrexham RAFA was a good one on Friday

Notts Union

Spoke to Mick h about his Notts Union Nites and all seems going very well. With quality dj line ups and sounds and crowd to match already being acclaimed as one of the top northern nites


Caught it for first time for ages, Ginger was guest as always a laugh,

Shame the "how many times Prestwich is mentioned" pool isnt still going, though pretty impresive some of the connections Mr Searling uses as a excuse to mention it "its now coming up to a quarter to Prestwich."

Enjoyable hour before got on the wrong side of the welsh mountains

Crossfire 01 Feb

Flyers were out for this new event - with a top grade line up with djs from some of the best and respected soul clubs/nites/niters in London.

Causing a fair old bit of interest and anticipation this one already.

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