.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
April showers spring forth, May Soul night's, let's see what this merry month has in store for you, ah! Yes: The Mojo Club, Sussex Soul Club, Soul Kitchen, Vittle & Swig and Ultra Club.
May 5th The MOJO Club @ The Funky Fish, 19-23, Marine Parade, BN2 1TL, Brighton.
Following on from Paddy's last Sunday all day breakfast and not stoping for air, he, Rik Taub and guest's come in this Friday with, get ready for this, a night of: Motown, Northern/Vintage Soul, R&B. Plus Throwback Friday, Funk, Brit Pop, Post Disco, from 9pm to 2am cost ya: £5 Funky Fish pounds.
May 6th Sussex Soul Club (WADARS Animal Charity Event) @ Clapham & Patching Village Hall, Long Furlong, BN13 3UT, West Sussex.
Decks start rotating @ 7:30 and stop about 12:30, it will cost you £6 to get in.
By the way it's not the usual Lambert affair, this is a special charity event at this venue. You have DJ's: Newman (Derby), Johnny H (IoW), Tony Cassini (Arundel), Annette Maughan (Lancashire). I am told they will be playing 60's & 70's Modern Soul, with the same format of bring your own Mini Cheddars & your favorite 'pop' goes the woonies.
May 19th 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. When you have, expect to be blasted away by the likes of some mid tempo gems. Not the sparkling or lettuce kind, but the round black vinyl kind. Played by the dynamic John Brown & Tracy Shaw (who should be on the cover of Vogue magazine), they will be joined by: Jumping, jiving Johnny Pearson, the mean, moody and magnificent Manus, & the very likable Lindsay 'Jobbers' Jobling warming us all up, I'm up for that.
May 20th Soulful Saturday @ the Vittle & Swig, 26/28 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2PT, 7:30pm to 1am, £5 entrance. You have head honcho promoter Simon Penfold, he will be schmoozing on the decks with the likes of Andy “Soul Train” Crane, Jiminy Cricket Kent along with guest DJ'ette: the lovely Linda Seddon, a veritable rose amongst “as they say” thorns. You are likely to hear big Northern Soul tunes, a little modern and a few surprises, may all your Soul night's be big ones.
May 26th Ultra Club, Vintage Style Night Club in Classic Venue, Hassock Hotel, Station Approach, BN6 8HN. Kicks off 8pm to 12:30. £5 smackers get's you in to hear real records on real decks from the 1950 'n' 60s, dance music of course. DJ's for the night: on your Mark(s) Anderson and his team will be joined by their special guests: Grits and Groove DJ's and extra special guest DJ: Johnny Field, it's looking good boys & girls.
There you have it my little Soul-stirrers, may you all have a jolly good time trippin' the light fantastic around any of the above. I'll see you trippin' over something, somewhere at one, or two, or three, or all of the above, who know's. One thing I do know is keep you Soul close to your heart.
More info on all of the above and other Soul outing's on Facebook event's and Soul Survivors Family Group.
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