.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
Plenty on for you in the month of June, you have a: Too Darn Soulful to start off, hot on it's heels you'll be on the move to Mr Fish's 5 hr stint, setting you up for a Soulin' Down the River, then moving on Up Beat at the Palace, following on to the White Swan Arundel, for after's you've got a Soul Kitchen, then you get on down at the Funky Town, then you can shake it Loose at the Caboose and there's a Portsmouth Soul Club to finish off the month.
June 2nd Too Darn Soulful @ The Funky Fish 19-23 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL, goes from 9pm to 2am. A busy weekend for Mr & Mrs Shevlin. For this outing, Paddy's guest DJ's are: Jacob Flack & Andrew Vella, music policy is Northern Soul & Motown. Breaking news: TDS will be having a bit of a summer break, normal service will resume on 27th August for a Bank Holiday. all-dayer, when, wait for it, Dave Evison will be making an appearance. No Holding back the night here then!
Early bird Discount tickets available for those who move quickly enough.
June 3rd Mister Fish's 5 hr Rare Soul Set @ Coopers Cask, 3 Farm Rd, Hove (actually) BN3 1FB, starting time 8pm to 1am, where you will find Mister Fish spinning tunes at his local for 5 hours! Expect everything from: Pysche, Soul, Funk & Modern.
Coopers Cask is set on the boarders of Hove/Brighton and offers a great food menu, plus Ales & Ciders. Now't to do? then get a rod and go Soul fishing with Mr Fish.
June 4th Soulin' Down the River, with Too Darn Soulful inc Soul Survivors Family. A word from our host: Paddy Shevlin captain of the cruise. He “invites you to come messing down the river, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, when we launch our first Northern Soul/Motown Boat Cruise on the River Thames”. You cast off sharply at 2pm to 6pm from the Temple Pier on the Victoria Embankment London, WC2R 2PN.
I am sure you can expect to hear some great classic sounds, on the Golden Jubilee River Boat. Spaces are limited and you are advised to get ticket's nice and early. Please arrive in good time for embarkation and note that tickets MUST be purchased in advance. They cannot reserve or put any aside, sounds firm but fair.
Ticket's from: billetto.co.uk. Strictly over 21s event.
The thing is “Don't rock the boat or, tip the boat over” we wouldn't want that, now would we?
For More Information on Facebook Event's, Soul Source and Soul Survivors Family Group.
June 10th Upbeat at the Palace, @ 37 White Rock, America Ground, TN34 1JL, Hastings, close to the Pier, starting 8:30 till late:30ish all for Free. The finest in R&B, Soul, Ska & early Reggae all played on real 45's, by real DJ's: Darren Bennett, Jimmy Kent and Madam Scorcher, sounds hot or wot!
June 11th White Swan Arundel, 16 Chichester Rd, BN18 0AD, West Sussex. A Free afternoon that starts at 4pm to 8pm, Northern Soul, Motown on the spit, you have the lovely Di and Tony Cassini host with the most. DJ's for this Sunday are to include himself: Tony, with guest's Johnny Field, Fiona Shenton and Andy Vella. They have a great little dance floor, for feet dancing only, not talc dancing.
June 16th Soul Kitchen, Tunbridge Well's @ the Grey Lady, 70-72 The Pantiles, TN2 5TN, opening times 7pm to 1am, you pay £5 to get in. For this month only we are without John Brown & Tracy Shaw ah ha! Who we do have is the charismatic Dean Atkins, a vivacious Niki Shaw, one Professor Johnny Crawshaw (Soul Provision) und Keith Wooonski the magician.
I know the decks will be well and truly cooking with this line up, so be prepared, if you can't stand the heat ware something cool and bring a fan, I know I will.
June 17th Funky Town @ The Stoneham, 153 Portland Rd, BN3 5QJ Hove (actually). Musical agenda: Club Classics, Soul, Funk & Disco. FREE entry. Times 9pm to 12:30am-ish. DJ's: Paul Clark, Richard Goodlife and this sound's good, half price Prosecco for the ladies, I'm there already. More details: 01273 413800 they say party people welcome, so come on people let's party.
June 23rd Loose Caboose, @ The Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS. Host's and resident DJ's: Rachelle Piper, and Martin Jackson say “come join us for another night of musical delights”, they go on to say “that they will get your toes tapping and fingers snapping in no time”, do you know what sweet pea's? their not wrong. The guest DJ for this evening is the delightful Rachel Yarwood. For 5 smacker's you will hear 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin Jazz, wow wee!
June 24th Portsmouth Soul Club @ Paulsgrove Social Club, Marsden Rd, PO6 4JB, 8pm to the midnight hour. Apparently this is a new venue for Mike, who say's “let's make it a good one”. Northern Soul/Motown is played by Mike Presswell and guest Rob Williams all on vinyl, that's the main thing, we wouldn't settle for anything else. It'll cost ya £5 on the door, guess what? Parking's free and surprise surprise, NO TALC.
Wishing you all happy hunting on your Soul outing's, there are also a load of Soul Weekenders to look out for this flaming month of June (we wish), I call it Soul Packed.
Don't forget you will find more about the above on: Facebook event's, Soul Source and Soul Survivors Family group.
I'll be seeing you In all the old familiar places.
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