.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
Night time, is the right time, for Soul time, do the right thing and jot these following event's down in your calendar: State of Soul, South Coast Soul, Deja Vu, Return of the Upbeat, Mr Fish 5 hr rare soul set, Soul Kitchen, Folkestone Soul Club, Northern Soul (Seaford), Escape Club, Grit's & Groove, Northern Soul (Eastbourne) and Too Darn Soulful.
August 5th STATE of SOUL @ Oatlands Park Club, 75 St Mary's Rd, KT13 9PZ, Weybridge (don't you know) it all kicks off at 7pm to 12 midnight. Host's for this inaugural event are: Johnny Pearson, Lindsay Jobling and Jez Bishop. On the bill musically speaking is, quality rare Soul across the decades. Their guest DJ's for this first of many are: Keith Woon and Maxine Woon, as requested they will be trying to recapture their Lightwater Soul Club night's from back in the day.
Tax on the door, a good old fashioned £5. So what you waiting for? It's time to get your mind and body in the right state, for the STATE of SOUL.
August 5th South Coast Soul, @ Bognor Regis Town football Club, Nyewood Lane, PO21 2TY. Resident DJ's Denise Hyde and Keith Robinson guest DJ: John White. They will be spinning Northern Soul, R&B and Motown memories from the 60's & 70's. £5 to get in, it's goes from 7.30pm to 12.30am. You'll find they have a large dance floor, that's good, 'air con' even better and free parking, I'm speechless.
Contact number's: 07828238653 – 02083399363.
August 5th Deja Vu Fundraising for Dementia @ St Paul's Art's Centre, Chapel Rd, Worthing, start's at 7pm. DJ's: Morgan Howell, Steve McMahon, Andy 'Gruff' brown, Damien Lebas. They will be playing 70's & 80's Soul, Disco, Funk and Jazz Funk, ticket's £12 available from the venue, it's all in a good cause. The meaning of 'Deja Vu': From French, 'is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation, that an event or experience currently being experienced, has been experienced in the past.
August 12th The Return of Upbeat, @ The Palace, American Ground, Hastings, TN34 1JL. Event organizer Roy Williamson return's and with him will be: Danny Fuller, Jimmy Kent and Alfie Linney, they will play a delightful mix of: early Reggae, Northern Soul, Ska and R&B. If you're going to the 'Palace' better have your crown at the ready. It start's at 20:45 and it's free admission, what! To the 'Palace' can't be bad.
August 12th Mr Fish's 5 Hr Rare Soul session, @ Coopers Cask, 3 Farm Rd, BN3 1FB Hove actually. Here we go again with Mister Steven Clancy Fish spinning 45's at his local, for 5 hours it start's at 8pm, living the dream I'd say! Which incorporates everything from Gospel, Disco, Psyche, Funk via Ghetto Soul and Low-riders! Coopers Cask is a great little boozer with local ales & ciders and a fantastic food menu. Sounds like a good opportunity to enjoy some great music, combined with a few little beverages and some great food to soak it all up, smash and nicey, ding dong!!!!
August 18th Soul Kitchen @ The Grey Lady, 70-72 The Pantiles, TN2 5TN, decks start a rollin' @ 7pm to 1am and it's £5 to get in. Head honcho's of the show are Tracey Shaw & John Browne their guest DJ's: Soul Not Dole all the way from Doncaster who are: Terry Wright, Steve Wagstaff and Dean Roach. You can expect to hear a selection of rare underplayed, with dance and a little 80's Disco Soul. A Kitchen is the room where you cook up gastronomic delight's, this one is no different, except it's Soul music delight's.
August 18th Folkestone Soul Club @ Southcliff Hotel, 22-26 The Leas, Kent, CT20 2DY, £5 'll get you in, for 7:30 to midnight. Res DJ's: The brothers Mitchell, Malcolm and Alan plus guests DJ: Michael Harry Harradine. You will hear Northern Soul with some Motown if this is right for you, then this is the night for you. If you want to know more tel:01303850075
August 19th Northern Soul @ The Royal British Legion, Seaford Club, Legion House, 70 Claremont Rd, BN25 2BJ. Starting time 8pm to 11.30 and they will charge you £1 to get in, cor blimey that's good! You have DJ's: Dug Chant and Jok Evens playing real records on real decks, a must me think's.
Parking at the rear and Club drinks prices, rail 5 mins walk, bus stops directly outside.
August 25th Escape Club in the 90's (that's a blast from the past) @ Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL Brighton. The great Escaper's are: Paul Clark, Richard Goodlife, Mikee Hollywood, plus guest's DJ's: Brandon Block and Russell Small. They have a classic House gig going on from 11pm to 4am. Ticket's £15 from Music Meltdown, let the melting begin.
August 26th Grits & Groove, Dead Wax Social @ 18a, Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD, get there for 9pm to 3am. DJ's: Eddie Piller, Tony Mappy Hayzer, Ray Patriotic, (I kid you not). Apparently it's billed as “The Ilford Palais, Regency Suite Reunion” ticket's a fiver in advance on line @ SEETICKETS.COM. You will have to look on their Facebook event's page, to get more info. Get down with the gritty nitty and groove.
August 26th Northern Soul, @ Haddon Hall Hotel, 17 Devonshire Place, Eastbourne BN21 4AJ, it goes from 8pm to 12:30, 3 'squids' to get in. DJ's: 'Souls Unite' Ian 'Taffy' Guy, plus Stuart Trevelion and Pete Stormcrow. You want to know more, then get in touch with my old mate Ian @ Coastal records phone: 07976465659.
August 26th Dixieland Showbar Night Club Reunion @ 10, Mark Lane, BN21 1RJ, Eastbourne, East Sussex. It goes from 8pm to 1:30 am and the idea is to play tracks from back in the club day's: Which will be 70's & 80's Soul, Disco, Motown, Funk. Charge on the door: £5 tickets available from Messaging Helen Withdean, Dug Chant is hosting this Reunion. If you want to know more about it, please look on Facebook event's. You you know what you've got to do, get on the Dixieland Express to Eastbourne, it's fast becoming the IN place.
August 27th Too Darn Soulful @ The Funky Fish 19-23 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL, goes from 3pm to 1am. It' guest DJ's: Dave Evison, Anton Ludwig, Dave Palmer, Jok Evans, Sue Brick, Mike Presswell and Linda Seddon. Looks like it's going to be a belting kind of a day also a sellout this time. Grab those Earlybird Tickets on line while you can £10 /£7 member's. Contact: 08456783340
Well toodle poodle pip for now, I'll see you for the September run down's latest and greatest happening's in and around the South East. Take good care of you and your Soul.
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