A tale of what went on at the wilton by Chalkie
Well what can I say aboout this place except superb. Great venue and the music is what I like to hear at a nighter (hardly an overplayed oldie insight).
The nearest I can compare this venue to is the 100 Club.
Travelled up with fellow soul-talkers Andy Mac and Mick Brown, got there just after 11pm and straight to the bar to oil the tonsils. First person I met was Kenny (100 Club) and then Mark Hansan. Andy Dyson was at the decks playing some shit hot rarities. Some nice mid tempo items and then a few dancers to get the crowd goin. Stand out track was, according to Andy was Bobby Bennett Try Me Baby???, although he could have been bullshittin. Bumped into Barry James, Paul Mac and Derek Pearson.
It really is the next best nighter after the 100 Club, dare I say it maybe better, better venue certainly.
The policy of using "collectors" rather than so called big name DJs seems to be working well with a great choice of records spun that you really dont hear at too many venues. Fresh vibrant upfront 60s newies with some quality xover and the odd 80s track thrown in.
Stand out tracks for me were the Moments-You Said (Deep), James Lately-Love Friends and Money (Temple), Paulette-Love You Babe (Contact) and the awesome Lonnette-Blue Jeans (MS) what a fuckin record, extremely rare as well, plus too many others that Ive forgot (memory not as good, must take a pen with me next time). Not much of a report as the brain is still a little scrambled. Deffo a venue I shall attend again and recommend a visit to anyone wanting a quality night out.