.....A LIFE WITHOUT SOUL IS SURELY A SOUL WITHOUT LIFE
For this months Soul music feast in the Southeast, you have: Bourne Sunday Soul Session, Seafront Soul, Arundel White Swan Inn, Soul Galore Weekender, Upbeat at the Palace, Soul Kitchen, Fish in the Flesh, Eddie Holman @ Funky Fish, Nightshift at Lakeside, Soul Obsession, STATE OF SOUL and Loose Caboose.
October 1st Bourne with Soul Present's @ The Townhouse, 12 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3PA, looking for somewhere to go after Sunday lunch? Then look no further. This should do you nicely sir. It starts @ 3pm to 8pm with DJ's: Paul Nicholas and Ian Taffy Guy. Their all vinyl session will include: Rare, Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz. Why not try it, you might like it.
October 6th Seafront Soul @ Leons Bistro, Marine Parade West, Lee-on- the -Solent, PO13 9LW, Mike Presswell's Soul Motown evening all on vinyl, what! I don't believe it. Entry £5, now if you want to know more, there's a phone number here, but please don't call “nine times”.Leons: 02392 554696 to reserve your tickets or if you fancy a bite to eat.
October 8th Arundel Sunday Soul Session @ White Swan Inn, 16 Chichester Rd BN18 0AD, DJ's on this occasion: Tony Cassini, Keith Barnes, Joe Dean and Terry Nicholas, they will be spinning Northern Soul and Motown. The lovely Di will be at the door to meet and greet you, good news, she won't want any money from you cos' it's free entry and you know what they say “the best things in life are! The delicious carvery there isn't though, you have to pay for that and drinks. I know! some things are hard to take.
October 10th Featuring By Request for Stef Bassett: British Northern Soul Radio Show Special: On every 2nd and 5th Tuesday between 9pm and midnight. 'Susy Radio' broadcast on 103.4 FM from Reigate Hill, it reaches Redhill, Reigate, Horley, Crawley, East Grinstead and parts of Haywards Heath. Also worldwide on the internet, you can find it on the UK Radio player for phones and tablets.
Stef thinks this show will be of special interest to all you Northern Soul and Motown followers. Artists will include Edwin Starr, the Flirtations, Herbie Goins, Helen Shapiro and many lesser-known names. People your mission if you decide to accept it, is to get your ears on and have an earwig.
October 13th 14th 15th Soul Galore Soul Weekender @ The Grand Burstin Hotel, Marine Parade, The Harbour, Folkestone, CT20 1TX.
Les Csonge and Ann Taylor presents this first extreme weekender in the Southeast. The special guest's live on stage are: Kiki Dee, Snake Davis & The Suspicions, Soulutions and Peter Symphorien.
There's a 'host of' DJ's playing at the venues in and around the Hotel area namely:
Leas Cliff Grand Hall - Northern Soul Room resident DJ Ann Taylor, Leas Cliff Channel Suite - Modern Room: resident DJ Johnny Herbert, Southcliff Hotel – resident DJ Lindsey Jobling plus Grand Burstin Hotel - Disco Soul Room.
For more information: Please look on Facebook events.
If you want in, better get 'booking up baby'.
October 14th Upbeat at the Palace @ 37 White Rock, America Ground, Hastings, TN34 1JL. Shaker's Roy Williamson and Jimmy Kent plus guest DJ's: Darren Bennett and Madam Scorcher. Starting a: 8.30 till late. You'll hear a little Reggae, Northern Soul, Ska and R&B for free, well my goodness gracious me.
October 20th Soul Kitchen @ The Grey Lady, 70-72 The Pantiles, TN2 5TN, Tunbridge Wells. The indefatigable John Browne and the de-lovely Tracey Shaw start the proceedings @ 7pm to 1am for £5 otd. They will have Steve Guarnori, David Milne, Tommy Gunn & Kevin Lawer as guest DJ's. Playing absolute soulful blinders, rare bombers and mid tempo knee tremblers, “I can feel those vibrations” already.
October 20th The Funky Fish @ 19-23 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL 9pm to 2am. Paddy Shevlin host writes: A REAL SCOOP! Philadelphia Soul Legend and Grammy Award Winner EDDIE HOLMAN, will be appearing LIVE ON STAGE @ Too Darn Soulful in his only appearance in the South of England. He will be featuring all his classic tunes including 'I Surrender', 'She's Wanted In Three States', 'Eddie's My Name' and of course the immortal 'Hey There Lonely Girl'. “It's your chance to see a real Soul Legend in action”! I quite agree Paddy, I know it will be a night to remember.
Paddy will be accompanied on the decks with: Richard Scarborough and Terry Nicholas. Members EARLYBIRD Discount Ticket £16.75 or Non members EARLYBIRD Tickets £19.50 at skiddle.
October 21st Fish in the Flesh @ The Monty, 7-8 Montpelier Place, BN1 3BF, 8pm to 1am. Main man Steve 'Mr Fish' Clancy and his guest DJ's are James Pogson and Steve Gurnori it's a free night, except the drink's. For Brighton that's not bad, parking round that area and having a brilliant Soul night in a pub in Brighton is not bad either. If I was waring a hat Steve, I would take it of to you.
October 21st Nightshift at Lakeside @ The Canal Suite, Lakeside Leisure Complex, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6PT. This long standing event goes from 8pm to 2am. Resident DJ's are: Derek Mead, Pete Kelross and Roger Stewart, with special guest John Poole. Extra attraction will be the CD/Record stalls. Oh! By the way it's all about Northern Soul in one big room, with that said, it's all for £9.00. Get ready to live the night life. For more info 01932 402667 or 01252 319768.
October 27th Soul Obsession @ The Hassocks Pub, Station Approach, BN6 8HN, Dug Chant and Adrian Corbin head this change of location for their Obsession night. With guest DJ's: Nicki Shaw and John Lias, it goes from 7.30 to midnight for £6. Music policy: Northern, Motown, Crossover and Modern Soul, making my day dreams a reality.
October 28th STATE OF SOUL @ Oatlands Park Club, 75 St Mary's Rd, Weybridge, KT13 9PZ, from 7pm to 12 midnight. Resident DJ's: Johnny Pearson, Lindsay Jobling and Jez Bishop. Back for this second State Of Soul they promise to deliver quality rare Soul from across the decades. Cost to get in £5.00, to hear this imaginative and interesting mix of Soul music played by the resident DJ's plus special guests: Steve Lloyd & Kevin Higham. “Sounds like the grooviest thing this side of heaven”.
October 25th Loose Caboose, @ The Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, it starts @ 7.30 to midnight. DJ's: The resident DJ's on the Loose are: Style guru Rachelle Piper, and Martin Jackson with guest DJ: Andrea Mattioni, well known on the Mod scene. They will be spinning 50's 60's: Rompin' Stompin Rockin' & Soulin' records all for £5. So if you cat's like to Romp Stomp and Rock to your music this is right up your alley.
Nearby free parking at County Hall East, St. Annes Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.
There you have it my friends, one word to you all 'enjoy' this October's Southeast feast of Soul night's, all nighters and dayers to the max. If you want to know more please look on Facebook event's, Soul Source and The Soul Survivors Family Group.
Wishing you all a happy HalloWoon.
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