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  1. I am not much for writing big write ups! So all I can say is what a brilliant night, once I got over my nerves of being up on a big stage for the first time! Sandy x
  2. Hello & Goodevening, Really looking forward to Alldayer. its looking to a very busy one. the camera is packed roll on tomorrow. The kellys
  3. Will be a fantastic night! Such a wide variety of music between the two rooms! Bring it on!
  4. We are really looking forward to it, first do for a long time for us two!
  5. Terrific write up sent through by Mark Sargeant! Southampton Soul Club Alldayer II, Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton 30th May 2010 Under the Stewardship of Southampton Soul Club, with co promoters and resident DJ's, Alfie and Chilli, at the helm, the regular every other month, Saturday night Soul in The Crown sessions have been going from strength to strength in the Crown, Shirley High Street, Southampton. In fact they are a do not miss event for many soulies from the south coast and surrounding areas. As an extension of Soul in The Crown, there's an annual Alldayer on Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend Sunday. Well, it's Annual now, as 2010 saw the 2nd Southampton Soul Club's Alldayer take place in Totton's Empire Hall. A large venue with a spacious dance floor, reasonably situated seating areas along either side of the Hall from the stage to the pocket friendly bar, as well as additional seating on carpeted areas either side of the entrance, which are ideal for housing the record bar. Added bonus was the soul BBQ outside, in the smoking area, just as well, as at times the demand for hot, fresh cooked snacks had the griddle smoking more than the nicotine addicts! On a blazing hot Bank Holiday Sunday outside was the place to talk soul, scooters with friends old and new, while the quality sounds emanating from the entrance provided a perfect musical back drop to a proper lazy Sunday afternoon. Although the Alldayer had 12 hours of soul on offer, Alfie and Chilli ran the event on a similar format DJ wise to the winning formula utilised at Soul in The Crown. Which is each DJ has two slots, a 30 minute set early on followed by a later set of 45 minutes. Whereas Soul in The Crown has two guests alongside the resident duo, the Alldayer obviously allowed a greater number of guest DJ's, each bringing their own favoured sub genres of northern and rare soul along, providing a wide, eclectic and varied range of soul sounds. Of course, with two slots per DJ, nobody can gripe about their allotted DJ time being too early, as it's more or less the same for everybody. During the afternoon I probably spent more time outside than inside, shooting the breeze as well enjoying the company and sunshine. That said on my regular forays inside the Empire hall, usually but not definitively to visit the bar, there was always some dance floor action going on. All the DJ's served up some scorching soul from all the rare soul sub genres during their first sets, as the day went on more people arrived from far and wide, the enthusiastic punters were fluid in numbers for part of the day, I estimated there were in the region of 250 through the doors for the duration. There was literally something to suit all pockets and tastes in the vinyl goodies on offer, I personally did a deal that closes a 20+ year old hole in my collection, which leaves me with a sizeable empty chasm in my bank balance! With hard earned readies still stretching to make day to day living a reality for most, the higher priced end of the market didn't evoke many exchanges, though 45's in that category did get many wanting and longing looks. Into the DJ's second round of slots, the dance floor got busier and busier as the day became evening and then night. Some of the stunning selection of sounds spun included Johnny Watson's timeless RnB flavoured Ain't Gonna Move, 70's Philly soul from First Class with the evergreen Candy and The Ethics current in demand I Want My Baby Back and the spoken intro side of Jan Jones' spine tingling crossover gem Independent Woman. Alongside classic oldies from the golden era and beyond such as The Tomangos, Johnny Sayles, The Velvettes, Roger Hatcher and The Q and many more too. At one stage mid evening Fiona, (who made the huge wall banner) and Emma Hagen, both superb dancers appeared to having an unofficial 'dance off' which was spectacular to see for the three or four records when it was taking place. Needless to say the DJ lineup of Dave Morris (Bournemouth), Mike Cook (Plymouth), Ginger Dave (Southend), Dolly( Manchester), Mr Mischief (Exeter), Paddy Shevlin (Brighton), Johnny Herbert (Kent), Simon Preston ( Newbury) and of course Southampton Soul Club's own dynamic duo Alfie and Chilli combined to provide a full 12 hours of soul. What's more, collectively together they entertained, enlightened and educated the crowd in equal measures for the entire duration. Other tunes given a spin that particularly caught my attention included Richard Knight - Show Stopper ( NOT the Cashmeres rarity), Hokis Pokis -Nowhere, which I've not heard played out since Yate!, The Profiles -A Little Misunderstanding, Rufus Lumley-Minnesota Misouri, Rohana Davies-Can You Remember, Little Major Williams -Girl Don't Leave Me which has the equally awesome Girl , You're So Sweet on the flipside. There were a few tracks repeated during the Alldayer, which said nothing was re-aired too close together, and given that the paying punters do request particular favourites of theirs no real problem there. Filling the penultimate DJ slot was Chilli with some 70's stormers from the likes of Ace Spectrum, Gladys Knight And The Pips, NF (Nolan) Porter and Bits And Pieces. Co promoter Alfie ensured the 2nd Southampton Soul Club Alldayer ended on a high by serving up floor filling faves including Marvin Gaye- Come Get To This, Brenda Holloway-When Im Gone, Sandra Phillips-You Succeed, Solomon Burke- Cry To Me and Martha and The Vandellas- No-one There. My only criticism of the day, and believe me it is a minor one, albeit it does warrant a mention is that once the bar closed at around 12 midnight, for the remaining 2 hours there was no way to buy soft drinks to replace energy and liquid sweated out on the dance floor. Although if you could find a spare glass the time honoured tradition of filling up with water from the toilet washbasins was an option. Like Soul in The Crown, Southampton Soul Club's 2nd Annual Alldayer was in a great venue, with a great bunch of people there and quality soul music all the way. As Alfie rightly proclaims, there IS so much soul down South! Sarge (Mark Sargeant) And photos from me!
  6. Now featured in Issue Number 58 Summer 2010 of In The Basement!

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