The Northern Line - Warrington on
Thank you for your support and understanding when we cancelled the April event due to the extremely sad and unexpected death of our dear friend John ‘Biff’ Griffiths.
Nothing and no-one can replace Biff and we won’t even try to, but however hard it may be for us we feel that (for the moment at least) we must continue to host The Northern Line because we believe that this is what John would have wanted. In fact, John’s wife Bev has already scolded us, saying that John would have been very annoyed at us for cancelling the April event, but there was no way we could even think about running the night as emotions were so very raw with John only having recently passed away with his funeral due to take place just a few days later.
We plan to hold the next Northern Line on our usual 4th Saturday of the month on Saturday 28th May and we hope you’ll join us because this event will be held in memory of John, and as a celebration of his life and his love for the music. We’ll try to play the 45s that John would have chosen and that have so influenced him over the past 40 or so years. All proceeds will be given to John’s family.
We have a couple of special guests lined up for you, one of these being Kev Such who’s coming all the way from Kettering for your dancing delight and musical pleasure. If you’ve never heard Kev DJ before then boy, are you in for a treat as Kev has a tremendous collection and he knows how to use it!
We also have one of John’s oldest and best buddies behind the decks, Peter ‘Cog’ Cogley. Peter has a wealth of experience and alongside John is probably one of the most well known and most respected of DJs and promoters in the North West. Cog has known John for 45 years and has DJ’d with John for most of this time, and therefore we can think of no more fitting a guest on this bitter-sweet of nights.
To complete the complement of guest DJs Dave Truscott will be double decking with me. John, Dave and I ran, and DJ’d at, The Birchfield Soul Nights in Widnes for nearly 10 years and it is therefore fitting that Dave will be with us on the night and spinning some tunes with us in memory of John.
Ben Moses will be starting proceedings at 7:30 with a blend of classics and newer sounds (I wish I’d had his musical taste and collection when I was his age), and Moz and I will try not to mess things up when it’s our turn.
We do expect a high turnout for this event and as such we’d respectfully suggest that you might want to come early if you’d like a fighting chance of bagging a seat and a table. That being said, as you’ll be dancing your little socks off you won’t have time to sit down...
Please do join us and have a dance and a drink in memory of our buddy Mr John ‘Biff’ Griffiths.
(on behalf of Moz Arnold, Ben Moses and in fond memory of John ‘Biff’ Griffiths)