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BOOMERANG @ The Canal Tavern

South Parade & Orchard Street


(located near Doncaster - take J5 or J6 off the M18)


Saturday 7th FEBRUARY 2015

8pm til 1am, £5 on door

guest DJ's






+ resident DJ/promoter MARIA O

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upcoming dates in 2015 dates (all Saturdays): * 16-May-15 * 01-Aug-14 * 21-Nov-15 *

Our music policy has never changed : "featuring quality sounds from the 60s & 70s" ...guests chosen accordingly!

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After seeing and hearing Arthur in great form at Masters Of Soul last night I'm looking forward to Boomerang next week even more than usual. Good to see Maria too.


I always enjoy my trip up to Thorne for this soul night, still my favourite, such a friendly crowd and classy music.

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DJ times for Saturday are:


08:00pm - Arthur Fenn (30 min)

08:30pm - Maria O (30 min)

09:00pm - Craig Butler (30 min)

09:30pm - Dave Thorley (30 min)

10:00pm - Maria O (45 min)

10:45pm - Craig Butler (45 min)

11:30pm - Arthur Fenn (45 min)

12:15pm - Dave Thorley (45 min)

* 1am - close *


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For years now Boomerang has been my favourite soul night and I've long wished it was nearer London but when I travel up there to Thorne I'm always full of anticipation. It has a combination of quality music and a crowd of enthusiastic soul lovers. The Canal Tavern has a proud soul pedigree going back to the 1980s, sells fine ale and good food. So all in all well worth a visit.


It was cold on Saturday morning when I left home and standing around at King's Cross before boarding my train didn't help. Even the train seemed to be on the chilly side, or it may just have been me. Anyway, arrived at the guest house I always stay in at about 4.15, relaxed for a while and then got ready for the night. A friend of mine, Keith Miller, had told me he was planning to make his first visit to the tavern so when he arrived at the guest house he gave me a knock. At about 5.30 we strolled to the venue. On arrival we got drinks and sat down and ordered some food. Dave and Malayka were already there and Arthur Fenn and Maria joined us.


We went into the room where it takes place at 8, Arthur was playing some nice Crossover and he was followed by Maria. Then it was the turn of the first guest Craig Butler. I know Craig and he's got some good records covering all genres but tonight he'd left his R&B records at home. He played Clarence Reid's The Price I Have To Pay, a good example of Southern type soul.


Dave Thorley followed Craig, and got the dance floor moving with records including Arthur Prysock's I Was A Boy, unissued acetate I think, which he played for Chalky and myself, the Fuzz's I'm So Glad and others.


Maria then did her second spot playing I'm Yours, Third Eye and more floor fillers.


Craig again for his second spot, including Eddie & Ernie's Bullets Don't Have Eyes, Tony Clark's The Wrong Man, Volumes' Ain’t Gonna Give You Up, Ty Karim's Lightin’ Up, Buddy Ace's Pleasing You and Lorraine Rudolph's Keep Coming Back For More. Funny the last one, I've got it but when I hear it out I can't think what it is.


Arthur next for his second and last set, opening with the record I'd requested, Living Color's Gotta Strange Feeling, one that gets me up on my feet in an instant. Pretty popular with some of the London crowd who were there, Matt and Faye, and Hailey and Ben, stalwarts of the 100 Club making their first visit to Boomerang. Among others played by Arthur were Teacher Man, his Flowers' cover up, Love Is The Answer.


The last 45 minutes were Dave's second set, including Florence Trapp's Love Came Into My Life, brilliant fast track that you rarely hear, think there aren't many copies, and he finished the night with Thomas East's Follow The Rainbow.


Both Dave and Arthur seem to have the knack of mixing Northern Soul with Modern Soul and still keeping the floor busy.


A few regulars were missing, they may have gone to the Rugby allnighter. The evening did start of quietly but it filled up. As I said earlier there were the London crowd making their first visit, glad they enjoyed it, and it was good to see many of the regulars. My friend Keith enjoyed it too, glad really because I'd recommended it to him.


I'm looking forward to the next one in May.

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