.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
April will bring forth quite a few Soul night this traditionally showery month: South Coast Soul Bognor, the Oval, the Bar Next Door, Soul Kitchen, Folkestone Soul Club, Haddon Hall, the Gaiety Bar, Loose Caboose and Soul Guardians.
April 1st South Coast Soul Northern Soul & Motown @ Bognor Regis Town Football Club, Nyewood Lane, feet start moving @7.30 to 12.15, 6 squid on the door. According to resident DJ’s Dennis Hyde and Keith Robinson, their guest DJ “Sam Evans (Hinkley) is one of the best and in demand DJ in the country, he is guaranteed to fill the dance floor with the best sounds around”. You’ll have to go and find out won’t you, more info: Tel 07828238653 02083399363
April 7th A Night of Northern Soul @ The Oval, Channel View Rd, Eastbourne, it begins @ 7.30 to midnight all for £3 quid. Resident DJ’s: Steve Woolston and Stu Trevelion have Jimmy Kent as their guest DJ. They promise a night of classics and the odd rarity for good measure! Any measure sound’s good to me.
April 15th The Bar Next Door @ 21 Rowland’s Rd, Worthing, BN11 3JJ.
Join resident DJ Dennis, plus guest, for some more Northern Soul with a sprinkling of R&B and Ska. Lovely bar with room for a spin, a shuffle and a pair of pukka (not pies) but turntables, spinning from 2pm to 6pm.
April 20th Soul Kitchen @ The Grey Lady, 70-72 The Pantiles, TN2 5TN, Tunbridge Wells. Start’s cooking @ 7pm to 1am and all for £5, a pittance. Tracy Shaw & John Browne have as their guest DJ’s: Dave Halsall & Ben Summers bringing you 60’s, 70’s, rare, underplayed, easy riders and mid tempos gems. Also if you fancy a bite to eat, the Grey Lady serves a mean Pizza/Pasta/etc.
April 20th Folkestone Soul Club @ The Southcliff Hotel, 22-26 The Leas, CT20 2DY. You have the Mitchell Bros (Malcolm & Alan) plus guest’s: Ann Taylor & Les Csonge playing Northern Soul & Motown every third Friday of the month, all for £5. There is a huge dance floor, all it need’s is you to compliment it. More info:07784 949272
April 21st Northern Soul @ Haddon Hall Hotel, Devonshire Place, Eastbourne, BN21 4AJ. From 8pm to 12.30, join Stuart Trevelion & Ian Taffy Guy with special guest DJ: Rob Wilde for another night of floor filling across the board Northern Soul. Poundage on the door is a fiver. You know what you have to do, you don’t, I’ll tell you then, “go wild”
April 27th The Gaiety Bar, South Parade Pier, Southsea, PO4 0SP. Superb Productions have Derek Mead, Julie Lambert, Ann Taylor and Mike Presswell as their guest DJ’s. You will be listening to the sounds of Northern Soul, all for £10 pund, from 7:30 to 12:30. Please look on facebook event’s for ticket info.
April 28th Loose Caboose @ the Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS. Starting at 7:30 to midnight, it will cost you £5 otd. Resident DJ's: and style ‘guru-ess’ Rachelle Piper, and Martin Jackson have local Colin Grit’s ‘n’ Groove Baldock for this night. Expect a gritty night of 50’s, 60’s, Vinatage R&B, Latin & Northern Soul grooves. Loose Caboose take on a different Soul journey than most try it, you might like it. What! no birthday’s this month?
April 28th Soul Guardians @ 4 Degrees Bar & Kitchen, Unit 10,The Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone, ME14 1JL, Kent. The Soul Guardians bring you a one-off Northern Soul special event with six DJ's playing a stomping mix of floor-filling Northern Soul, Motown and a touch of Ska. From 8pm till 2am for the princely sum of £6.
If you are wanting a larger selection please look on Facebook Events, Soul Source & The Soul Survivors Family Group, for more choice. I’ll be snapping away with my trusted camera, so just say hello & cheese, any flavor will do.
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