Weekend was a good one, few words on some of the events that went on...
Heres some of the things that went on
Been told the Bury soul nite on Friday was well packed, full dancefloor all nite, music mainly oldies style, with Ginger mixing in a fair few current sounds.Also Dave Evison and his son Joshua? 13 years old (?) in action
Attendence of 1000+ there quoted, one mate says was a really good night with great atmosphere, and a great mix of sounds, only time floor wasnt full was when a couple of dodgy wigan "classics" were played. Plus heard that some DJs were having a great time with some great one-liners
King Georges Blackburn was on, heard from one guy who went, that he didnt enjoy it, too many beer monsters in attendance meaning a soggy dancefloor
Winsford Niter Saturday
A most enjoyable nite, wasnt a packer but not sparse either. Top tip - turned up early to grab few beers, but the pub across carpark is now boarded up, so thought hit bar inside, big mistake as bottles only and at 2.20 each just a bit expensive, gotta be pub 5 mins down road next time
Dj wise -There was some problems with planned line up as many were delayed and things had to be juggled a bit, which with my memory, the fact that was not driving, may just reflect in details!
Keith Money - Scotlands finest. This spot was the main must hear for me as last time heard him at the 100 Club did a great set , must have been the most travelled furthest DJ but unfortunately was only given a 45 min spot, started off as expected top rare sounds, all his normal top stuff- dancefloor full of those who like their soul rare and full of quality, the last 15 mins or so dancefloor tailed off a bit though think was due to rare soul fatigue, as so much quality was dished out
Derek Allen - Last time caught him think was down 100 club on return to uk about 3 year ago he was Mr Enthusiastic, dancing, singing, and can remember a great set this time, seemed to be lot more subdued and so did his plays
Paul Baldwin - Great balanced set, he started off with a couple of classy floorfilling revivals, which went down well but had us thinking in for oldies session but then just dropped in Sonatas - Going Down The Road and then Montclairs dead casual like, and carried on with intelligent mixing, gotta be a winning formula as seemed to unify the crowd
Roger Banks - Just caught brief bit of spot seemed normal quality worthwhile set
Bob Hinsley -As always a great set Charisma Band, Bobby Rich and more classy 70s balanced with top 60s rare floorfillers
Kerry L - Memory says mainly classic oldies
Sam Moore - inc some uplifting r+b
Little Scotty- Missed most
Brian Rae - Finishing set and a lot different from last time here with some
great choices of little heard and some first hear to me oldies
Modern - Didnt spend as long as last time as main hall was a lot better this time, Liberation being the brand name with Roger Williams running the show, djs inc Mark Randle, Steve Aggasild and more. To me modern is a complete different kettle of fish nowadays and feel am not really the man to do justice to a review of the room, and not really fair just doing it by popping in every now and again, all I say is there was a fair few in there, dont think as packed as remember last one, dancefloor busy, crowd always seemed to be well enjoying themselves. So djs were doing the works, did hear some classy stuff. So I would consider it a job well done, of course if you were one of the many in there who were having a top time and want to give a more "informative" view feel free to send it in.
Overall View- mix current and oldies, 50/50 may be fair guess, but what was good to hear was some thought going into some of the oldies set, a fair amount of interesting revivals, that did the job and got the floor busy, with not many groans of not that bloody record again that follow some "top" djs . Though thinking starting a Jackie Wilson Because of you Free award as cant remember not hearing it at a venue:) Current rarities, well many ultra rare and just plain normal rare quality sounds were dished out. Though gotta say never agree with total ban on repetition, but was a hell of a lot of it tonite, Cashmeres, Sugar and Spice were two of many that got repeated, sure some were played up to 3 times. Lot of R+B dished out ranging from current popular ones to bit more obscure.
Odds: no lengthy detailed playlists as well busy but one r+b wise heard a great more up todate version of Lillians Offitt - Miss you so - sort of takes the happy days feel out of it and gives it more solid 60s r+b feel that works well and better to me.Ted Taylor on Ronn being the one to look for. Since found has in past been popular mod spin.
End of story - a most enjoyable niter, better than last one in my view, myself would have prefered some of the well known oldies to have be given a rest, but one mans poison..... think the mix worked well with the crowd and a good balance and nite for all was achieved.
As always just my own and others personal view of things, feel different? Well dont start moaning at me ...just use that submit button!