Had an enjoyable time at last weekends Niter/Dayer at Llandudno. As always it had its own unique feel and atmosphere and had a great time.
Think niters been going over 6 years now, main thing I always say about them is they have their own unique feel, style and atmosphere. Hard to explain really, think many factors come in; the promotion, the location, venue, crowd and djs booked. All give event its own identity and feel. Of course being a "local" my view may be a bit different than others, all spoke to gave it a big thumbs up.
Got there fairly early, bit quiet early on, but picked up later. Place had a fair sized crowd in, not packed or over busy but no tumbleweed blowing
either, and numbers had no effect on nite.Think all talked to said was a most enjoyable night.Well friendly feel, and as always a good crack.
Loads of familar faces in attendance, good to meet up with Brian Dunn from Ireland, also greets to Adrian from Nuneaton and his wife who as always took up their regular post Loads of catch ups, most of usual partners in crime knocking about. Fair few familar vinyl sellers and some nice stuff around.
Sounds wise, great mix of sets, the "something for everyone" phase a fair statement, dont think heard one bad set at all, of course not all sounds/styles my cup of tea but all went down well .
Mark Bicknell - as always some classy quality stuff
Dean Anderson -was a lot of very good comments on his set,
Bob Hinsley - as always great stuff great mix
Neil Jones - got top 5 and along with some news see post later for that
Lee Crandell Experience - Come on Baby
Harrison Bros-Run Forryour life
Irene and the Scots - Im Stuck on my baby
The Tears - What Youre Doing to me
Dickie Wonder - Nobody Knows
Pete Coulson - great selection and yet again Pete gave a different flavour to his set and come out with some great and some inspired selections
Rob Smith - last hour mainly oldies all way to finish 70s then 60s
Mark Morgan - good stuff stamping his style
Gary Beattie as always getting things under way doing the opening bit
Whole mix of nite seemed to work well, few not my cup of teas but others enjoyed. A balanced mix of sounds, current indemanders, fresh stuff, little heards, some good to hear oldies and even some over played oldies for those who like that sort of thing.
As said a enjoyable niter to me
Dayer - to me a great part of whole event, held in rugby club got going bout 10 and finishes at 6
Come midday was a fair old crowd, with many from niter still living the life, cheers to Kit for tapes, Coulson family for enduring me, and all rest caught up with.
Last two were in blazing sunshine and outdoor event really, this time defintly a indoor one, dj wise usually a mix of all sorts, policy being just get on and do what you want, always enjoyable as wide variety and ears have a day of enjoyment. Know missed a few of names, and brain currently on vinyl overload, so apoligies play details crap. ,
first names gone west - was bit quiet till 12 as normal sunday bacon sarnie meet ups going on, guys on dished out some nice stuff for us early morning pint of lager fiends and got event going nicely.
Ritchie Andrews - place busy now, some may know name from past days - his and Bob Foster exploits in 70s, including responsible for supplying many sounds to djs, been back on scene and the vinyl trail! for a while now and dished out a great set of classy quality soulful stuff, some well horny sounds along with the odd quality revival, lots of thumbs up
Managed to just grab his current top 5
1) 21 St Century Coming Right back/Shadow of a memory- Dot
2) Virginia Blakly Let Nobody love you- Mojo
3) Big Dee Irwin You really are Together- Fairmount
4) The Lazy Susans I Give In- Kapp
5) Patti Austin Someones Gonna Cry/Youd Better Know- Coral
Debbie from Stockport - think her debut on decks and took to it like duck to water, and great example of someone really enjoying dj-ing and also fitting in getting on floor as well, great sounds, great balance, went really well hats off
Mike H - always enjoy doing a bit here, went for a bit of mainly known local pleasers and all that ,
Playlist off top head so not error free
Albert Washington - Im the man,
Ted Taylor - Miss you So,
Wilson Picket - Baby dont you weep,
September Jones-Im coming home,
El Corols - Chick Chick,
Houston Outlaws- Aint No Telling,
Jones - Name of the game,
John Edwards -Aint that good enough,
Gayle Adams - Baby need your loving
Jamica Underground -Love Existing ,
Holland Dozier- New Breed Woman,
Judy Freeman -Hold On (test lp vers- as always requested/demanded by Fran)
Wooden Nickles, Tyn Times,
Bleu Lights- They Dont Know,
Sensatations - I wont be hurt,
Four Chaps-True Lovers
Don and Juan - What i really meant to say
Pentagons - I wonder
seemed to go well with good response to most
Ouch names gone - mate of dave and eddies on next - some great stuff, a aretha franklin uk 1986 b-side intesity ? being just one of a fair few that caught ear
dave c and eddie - Sound crew boys giving their own equipment some hammer - all good quality stuff, with some good first hears to me and great to hear agains
Chris Fletcher - Finishing the long sunday off with more good stuff likes of charades okeh one and more from his box
Come end, got to say feeling was apart from well worn head, brain and body out was a great sunday, and capped of a most enjoyable weekend.
There you go