.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
Roman Candle's, Rocket's, Catherine Wheel's, Fountain's and Sparklers yeah yeah yeah! We all know about them, thing is, do you know what's on the Soul calendar this month no! I'll tell you: Sussex Soul Club, The Beat Goes On, Soul Kitchen, Farnborough Soul Club, Mod 'n' Soul and Loose Caboose.
November 4th Sussex Soul Club @ Patching, Village Hall BN13 3UT, 5th SSC Anniversary and the last show of the year for resident DJ's: Julie & Darren Lambert along with "set up crew" Alison & Mark Etherington. Guest DJ's: Keith Woon and Maxine Woon, they will be playing a potpourri of Northern, Crossover, Modern Soul you give £6 to pass James guarding the door. Spinning starts at 7.30 till 12.30 great dance floor, guess what it's wooden too. No TALC reminder and bring your own 'vanity fare' ie: tuck, drinks, pop, popcorn or pop goes the weasel etc.
November 10th The Beat Goes On @ 9 Nevill Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5RU. Quoting Simon Penfold: this is a new sweaty funky dance night. It starts @ 8pm to 1am and is a mere £7 on the door...you will here a flavour of SoulJazz, Mod&Ska, Northern, Funk & Soul plus Acid Jazz, I'd say they have it covered.
November 11th Twisted Soul @ The Havana Lounge Bar, 10 Mark Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4RJ. Hey up, it's free entry. Motown & 70's Soul is planned for the decks all night, that'll be from 8pm to 1.30am. Dug Chant is in charge, with no doubt Sue Macnamrra chant their to keep an eye on proceedings.
November 17th Soul Kitchen @ The Grey Lady, 70-72 The Pantiles, TN2 5TN, Tunbridge Wells. The last cook-up of the year for promoters John Browne and Tracey Shaw. It starts @ 7pm sharp and goes till 1am for only £5 otd. Guest DJ's supremo Gavin Page, Maxine Woon and Keith Woon. They will be giving it their all, playing classy crossover, mid tempo, rare Soul beats with a hint of jazzy up tempo vibes. Keith will be kicking off big time with smoking Soul gem's to make your eyes water, or something like that.
November 18th Farnborough Soul Club, @ Farnborough Football Club, Cherrywood Rd, Hampshire, GU14 8UD. Resident DJ's: Chris Thorley, Danny North, Mischief, Richard Morris, plus guest DJ's: Derek Mead, Ann Taylor. This long standing event is billed as a Northern Soul & Motown night, it kick's off @ 7.30 to 1am and will cost you £5 to get on to the dance floor.
November 18th Mod 'n' Soul @ The Smugglers Return, 112 Ham Road, Worthing, BN11 2QS, you have to get there for 7.30 and leave at midnight. It's all about “Band of a 1000 Dances”, featuring Small Fakers, I kid you not, and the original Birds frontman Ali McKenzie. For tickets contact 01903233146 – 07515394174 you pay £10 ADV or £12 OTD I hope you don't go OTT.
November 25th Loose Caboose, @ The Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, it starts @ 7.30 to midnight. Resident DJ's: Rachelle Piper, and Martin Jackson's last outing for the year. They have guest DJ Donna Hughes all the way from Belgium, oh! I say will she be bringing some chocolates with her? You pay's £5 to get in to hear a range of vintage: 50's 60's style R&B plus Northern Soul.
Nearby free parking at County Hall East, St. Annes Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.
That's it for this month, the above are just a few suggestion for your calendar. You will find more events around the UK and the globe if you look on Facebook event's, Soul Source and The Soul Survivors Family Group.
I look forward to seeing you out and about helping to keep Soul alive and well in the Southeast.
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