.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
Continuing on from my 'look see' what’s on, here is the write up I promised: SOUL Session 14, Bourne Sunday Soul Session, The Soul Survivors, STATE OF SOUL, White Swan Inn, Soul Obsession, Turnin' My Heartbeat Up, The Nightshift, Upbeat Cracker, Northern Soul Haddon Hall & Southampton Soul Club.
December 2nd SOUL Session 14 @ Hassocks Golf Club, London Rd, BN6 9NA, decks start rolling @ 7:30 to midnight. Last one this year for the SS team of Paula & regular DJ’s: Andy, Keith and Maxine. Starting the Christmas merriment in grand stylee, we proudly present Eastbourne's very own Stuart Trevelion as special guest DJ. You will hear a wide variety of Soul: Rare, Northern, Modern & Crossover played with seasonal spice and spirit.
The lovely Paula will want a poultry £6.00 off you for entry to enter Santa's Soul grotto.
To find out more contact: Andy 07746 986618:
If you want plenty of seasonal spice and spirit, start your Christmas right here.
December 3rd Bourne Sunday Soul Session @ the Dew Drop Inn, South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4PU. Res DJ: Paul Nicholas plus his good mate Stuart Trevelion as his special guest DJ. You are likely to hear, Classic, Modern, Northern Soul, Jazz Funk, Boogie & Disco. Festive cheer is the order of the afternoon & early evening for DJ’s & patrons, why settle for anything less.
December 8th The Soul Survivors back @ the Dogs for Christmas @ The Coral's Greyhound Stadium, Nevill Rd Brighton, BN3 7BZ. Ticket info Skiddle member's advanced discount £8.00 or 'non' members advanced £11.25, it will run from 9pm to 2am. Father Christmas Paddy Shevlin host's the return of the legendary Soul & Motown night at this venue. Two rooms of Soul action, which Paddy hope's to recapture those great sounds and the wonderful atmosphere from back in the day. It promises to be, well let's say, the “Mother of all Christmas Parties”.
December 9th STATE OF SOUL @ Oatlands Park Club, 75 St Mary's Rd, Weybridge, KT13 9PZ, opening time 7pm closing time midnight. Resident DJ's: the Three French Hen’s: Johnny Pearson, Lindsay Jobling & Jez Bishop. For this months installment, the SOS crew have decided that the three of them will man this night themselves. They intend to bring you the best (rare quality Soul from across the decades) out of their record crackers for Christmas. Sounds firm but fair, for all that they will charge you £5, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas already.
December 10th Northern Soul, @ The White Swan Inn, 16, Chichester Rd, Arundel, BN18 0AD, West Sussex. The last afternoon of the year for Tony and Di Cassini start's at 4pm till 8.00 and it's free to get in. DJ's: 'Four calling birds' will be Tony and guest DJ’s: Terry Hendrick, Richard Scarborough and Colin Slater. Music from across the board including all the classics. Tony says “Bring your dancing feet as there will be a track for everyone”, be difficult not to I would have thought, jingle bells to you all.
December 15th Soul Obsession @ The Hassocks Pub, Station Approach, BN6 8HN, Dug Chant & Adrian Corbin head snowmen. With guest the Three Wise DJ's: Mark Anderson, Keith Woon & Maxine Woon. Party starts @ 7.30 to midnight for £6 be prepared to hear: Northern, Motown, Crossover and Modern Soul. I shall be waring my Christmas fairy outfit, and if you believe that!? then as they say ……...
December 16th The Nightshift @ Lakeside it's £10 to get in the Canal Suite, Lakeside Leisure Complex, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6PT. Northern & Motown Soul will be, played by Santa’s DJ's Derek Mead, Pete Kelross, Roger Stewart plus guest DJ and main Santa’s helper Nige Brown. You will want to know when it starts, I can tell you it's 8pm & finishes 2am safe journey home & have a jolly good Christmas time.
December 16th Turnin' my Heart Beat Up @ The Place, Arundel Football Club, Mill Rd, BN18 9PA. This is billed as a pre Christmas Winter Warmer, it start's warming at 8.00pm to midnight all for £3.00 otd. The Two Turtle Dove’s resident DJ's Tony Cassini & Soulie Simon, will have along a secret Santa guest DJ. They will be playing uptempo Northern and Motown Soul, hope your dancing feet can keep up, don’t forget to take them.
December 16th Upbeat Cracker @ the Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JL. Cracker pulling starts at 8.30 you've got till late to get them all pulled. Regular DJ's Santa's Reindeers Dasher & Dancer aka: Jimmy Kent & Roy Williamson plus guest DJ's: Prancer & Vixen aka: Stuart Trevelion & Simon Colebrook. Ska, early Reggae, R&B & Motown will be on the Christmas musical decks.
December 22nd Northern Soul @ Haddon Hall Hotel, Devonshire Place, Eastbourne, BN21 4AJ. Festivities start at 8pm to 12.30 all for £5. Regular DJ's & head Santa’s elves hosting this night are Alabaster Snowball & Bushy Evergreen aka: Ian taffy Guy and Stuart Trevelion. Guest elv DJ's are: Shinny Upatree and Sugerplum Mary, aka Keith Woon & Maxine Woon. Do you know you can get a room for £25 pp at the hotel tel: 01323 640953. Decking the Hall record wise will be Northern, Crossover and Motown Soul, it's guaranteed to be a Christmas snow ball.
December 31st @ Southampton Soul Club's So Soulful New Years Eve Party 2017
The Empire Hall, Totton SO40 3PY. Celebrations start at 7.00pm to 2am, no admission after 11pm. It will be a night of quality Soul Music Across the snow-board, they got that covered then. The guest DJ line up to take us into 2018, are Alfie Linney & Paddy Shevlin & from all parts of the UK are: Ted Massey, Kev Collins, Tim Smithers, Mitch Drake, Pete Summer, Andy Crane, Paul Johnson, Johnny Weston and Tony Varley.
Free CD To The First 100 Through The Door.
Super Sprung Dance floor - scintillating atmosphere...Record Dealers...
ADVANCE TICKETS £10 (at skiddle.com/whats-on/13061823) or £13 otd
More info, call Alfie on: 07811 360784 or look on Facebook event's.
That said, see you there to bring in a new soulful 2018.
I'd like to wish all my reader's a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, I look forward to seeing you all in 2018 around & about & especially on Max's (Southeast) Soul Event News Reviews.
Don't forget you will find more events around the UK if you look on Facebook event's, Soul Source and the Soul Survivors Family Group.
Be true to your Soul, and your Soul will be true to you.
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