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ONE OF THE BEST NORTHERN SOUL DJ's IN THE UK WILL BE OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ON 7th JUNE 2014............
COLIN LAW FROM SCOTLAND!!!!!!!! AND MANCHESTER'S BRETT FRANKLIN.................
The legendary Scottish DJ who was pushing the 60Ts newies back in the mid eighties. Colin is one of the main promoters of the Peebles weekender at the Hydro Hotel & Spa in Scotland ( 5th & 6th September 2014). His sets and the records he was discovering are still a big part of a lot of DJ's sets to this day. Still collecting, Colin's influences are broad spectrum from Hip Hop to Jazz to vocal house 6Ts, 7Ts, 8Ts and Northern to the more funky side of soul tunes at the moment. His set at Lifeline did not disappoint he still hasn't lost his infectious enthusiasm to play top cool tunes - lookout the Duke is back in the mood!
Unfortunately Kitch can't make it so hopefully Colin will bring a few friends with boc=xes of records to jump in and take over the night.................
Just got the news that Brett Franklin has confirmed his appearance at the RAFA Club for the soul night on 7th June.
Brett Franklin got into Northern Soul back in the early 1980"²s attending the legendary Clifton Hall all-nighters, listening to Rare Souls finest dj’s such as Richard Searling and Pat Brady, also attending the fledgling modern soul all dayers in Sheffield around the same time, (With Searling, Sam and Fenn) he quickly got the bug for collecting original rare American soul vinyl. Djaying at various Soul venues through the UK and abroad, including the awesome Soul Essence weekender in Yarmouth , Monumental -On- Sea Weekenders from the famed London 70"²s/Modern soul club nights, The Hamburg, Germany weekender featuring the incredible ‘Botschaft’ all-dayers, Aachen, Germany Soul Weekender, The North Lancashire Soul Festival, Spiders Web, Edinburgh Anniversary, plus occasionally running the ‘Lost Soul Club’ nights in Sheffield, Filthy Soul, London, Soul or Nothing, Manchester, Soulsville, Leeds, Essential Modern Soul Weekender, etc, etc and many other dayers and club nights on the Rare Soul/ 70"²s Modern soul circuit, playing alongside some of the finest dj’s and collectors of the genre.
Numerous radio ‘specials’
Including appearances on Solar radios, Shaun Robbins ‘Sunday Soul Selection’, Solar Radios ‘Soul People’ and Starpoint Radio with Neil Forbes of ‘Filthy Soul, London fame, amongst others. Brett has a passion for rare 70’s soul and the hunting and collecting of these wonderful and obscure tunes on original vinyl only.
A few 45's that’ll be in Brett Franklin’s record box
F.J. Jones — Gone and Found Another (P.S.)
Tony Borders — Promise To Myself ( Quinvy )
Village — Destiny (T.D.Q )
Santiago — Feeling Good ( Bam- Buu )
Rey Villar and the Royal Flush — Heaven Is My Witness ( Ecbolic )
Units Band - Units Groove (High Quality )
Just Bobby With Way Out West Section — I’m A Winner ( R/R )
The Chosen Few — Wondering ( Konduko )
Brad Lundy — I Want To Share ( Lundy )
KEV HARKER (NEWTON AYCLIFFE) is the local guest DJ and promoters Paul & Ian Shoulder, Paul Ackley and Kev Cowey backing everyone up.
This will be one of our best soul nights in 2014. More details to follow. See you there folks.
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