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Lee writes.....

It's that time again when we get to announce next months guest DJ. Another new recruit to the hallowed King Bee decks, and another DJ from my beloved home city. I'm beginning to think every fourth person in Sheffield is a record collector/DJ. I've had few people telling me for months I need to get him spinning tunes at the club. At last weeks King Bee he thrust a mixcloud cd into my hand, and after playing it I agreed that yes indeed I did need to get him a slot. So without further ado, in the usual King Bee fashion I'll let Tim Jessop tell you a bit about himself:

"As a kid growing up in the Steel City, loving Two-Tone, Jamaican ska and Soul, I always had a passion for all things sixties and discovering new sounds.

Things didn't really click into place though until the early noughties, when, after purchasing Northern Soul comps and realising I much preferred the harder edged grittier Rhythm and Blues sounds of the earlier stuff, I discovered Kent's New Breed R&B and Mod Jazz compilations. Now this was a revelation! I now knew what it was I'd been looking for all these years. But you can't listen to this stuff on MP3, it had to be vinyl, so I invested in a turntable, started crate-digging in record shops again and never looked back.

Having built up a formidable collection of 45's from the 50's and 60's I have made the natural progression into DJing and although I consider myself a new kid on the block, I've been steadily building up a (hopefully good) reputation and been priviledged to DJ at various venues in Sheffield and London, where I have guested with Original Dance Music, a prestigious collective of some of the Capital's finest vintage vinyl DJ's

Locals may know me from my regular R&B sets down at the Riverside in Kelham Island with SFL Sounds.

I am a contributor to the international DJ community internet site that is Mixcloud where my mixes cover the full gamut of 50's and 60's genres, as well as R&B, I chuck in loads of popcorn, tittyshakers, rockabilly, surf, garage, freakbeat, exotica, doowop, anything cool and danceable really, although rest assured my King Bee set will be jam-packed R&B dancefloor fillers!

As I'm a semi-regular punter at King Bee (I don't get down as much as I 'd like) this is an absolute honour,especially to follow in the footsteps of so many DJ's I have admired and looked up to over the years...not creeping - it's true!! (No pressure then!)

I always thought KB would be perfect for me and after Lee had been browbeaten by people recommending me I finally got my act together and handed him a sample CD - luckily he agreed! (I think I clinched it when I mentioned I was cheap!)

Anyway, hope you can make it down and join in the shinanigans! Promises to be a good 'un!"

Usual £4 on the door - doors open 20:30

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