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GUESTS: SEAN CHAPMAN & NIGE BROWN (Smashy & Nicey) and for the first time behind the decks at Bisley, DAVE HARRIS + Residents: ROGER STEWART, DEREK MEAD & PETE KELROSS

Large Dancefloor, Records Stalls, 2 Bars, Large Car Park, Onsite Hotel

HOURS: 8.00pm til 2.00am

£8.00 on door.

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. My observations from Saturday night were that, through popular demand, Classic Oldies are the sure fire way to fill Bisley's large dance floor. Of which there were plenty throughout Roger Stewart's, Nige Brown's and Derek Mead's sets of Northern Soul with the odd Modern or piece of Crossover being thrown in for good measure. It's what the vast majority of the throng that attended this soul night were looking for, judging by their enthusiastic response to the many tried and tested dance worthy tunes being put down. The unquestionable quality of the music was superb, but this alone wasn't going to send me on my way home with refreshing sounds running through my mind. However, that was to change during the early part of Shaun Chapman's set when he dabbled away from the well beaten track with a couple of underplayed and somewhat forgotten heavy stompers I had once experienced at the former Bournemouth Railway Club . With Carl Holmes - Soul dance no.3 and Wess & The Airedales - Crazy. Shaun also threw in a couple of uptempo Crossover tunes that were new to my ears and a close match in quality to the more well known play of Harvey Averne - Never learned to dance.

   Shaun did what any good D.J. should try to do in my book and that is, interdispersed amongst the popular Oldies, he keep it interesting and made a good fist of holding up the dance floor in the process. A difficult job that was well done and thus Shaun should be commended for it.


. Every now and then a record comes along or an Oldie is resurrected like Stanky get funky - Billy Davis and from small beginnings, it gets bigger and bigger, until it gets hammered to death. My fear is that this is beginning to happen to another one of the old Railway Club's tunes from some 6 years ago. Shaun played Manny Corchado - Pow Wow on Saturday and as much as I love this Latin soul upbeat number, I hope it doesn't get too popular and thus destroyed on the process.


. I don't do write-ups that often these days, but Shaun's excellent contribution has made it worth the effort. Thank You Shaun!


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