Thursday, 23 April 2009

BLOGNOR09: Caister on Sea

Caister Soul Weekenders celebrate thirty years this year! Caister was, and still is one of the many places to go and hear great Northern soul tracks. Northern has never lost its following of dedicated fans and continues to attract a new audience. Norwich still celebrates Northern and Motown with regular nights at the football ground, and you can hear some of the classics played on Future Radio 96.9fm by the great Kev Laws in his Cellar of Soul Show on Tuesday nights. Although my musical interests are far and wide, Northern can still get me on the dance floor. Here's some classics on You Tube to get you spinning!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Africa Delay in Frankfurt

Can't wait, off to Frankfurt for another night of fantastic sounds when Samy Pedo and I play the Africa Delay night at oldest bierkeller in town Friday Feb 28th! Every time I've played there the place has been packed with lovers of good music, Frankfurt really knows how to have a good time. Watch this space for the latest pics when I get back.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Analog Africas Vodoun Effect launch party

Well withall the other buisness going on , forgot to rave about that killer night in Frankfurt back in early November.
It was the launch of Samy Ben Redjebs excellant new cd Vodoun Effect on Analog Africa,its a compilation of Poly Rythmo Orchestres more obscure sides released in small nos round the Cotonou area in the 70s. I've played many of the 45s on my radio show, as usual it's excellantly researched and compiled by Samy who some of you may have met on his visit to Norwich or listened to on my radio show.Go to the Analog Africa link to hear and read more.
The night was a packer at the Frankfurt Jazzkeller (the oldest jazz club in Europe) with Gunter Gretz of Popular African Music putting in the speaker and light system he originally used back in the 70's.
The club was packed to the gills reminding me of the old Jolly Butcher nights and I always have a great time doing sets inbetween Pedo ( Frankfurts finest ) and Samy with his Colombian and Peruvian psyched out cumbia beats,a night to remember, thanks Pedo , Samy and Mark and big hugs to Poli for running us around.

Boiling Point club nite

Well for those who regulary visit my blog, may have noticed I haven't been posting much recently, partly my fault as I have been real busy with my day job.

Firstly I'd like to end any speculation concerning the Boiling Point club night which any of you who were regulars will know has finished for a while.

The April and May nites were poor as far as numbers. were concerned , the blame I place with myself for changing the Saturdays as I have a radio show to do the next morning, and I'm not any younger!

After the summer break we stuck a lot of time and effort into promotion to make the October nite a real cracker but alas it was'nt to be as the crowd was still thin on the ground. I spoke to Take 5 and told them that I wanted to rest for a while and if I did start it again it would probably be every 3 months. We all agreed that it was for the best and so watch out for a few odd dates there in 2009!

I love doing the radio show as it gives me far more scope and of course I still do spots for the Africa Delay boys Samy , Pedo and Mark in Frankfurt, that night for me is killer, where it 's magic turning up in Germany with just a record box and playing!!

So my first love the radio show carries on and check this blog regularly for club nites and info etc.

New Year with Sofrito!

This year I had a night off from DJing at New Year for the first time in a long time, so I thought I'd get on the other side of the decks and catch the excellent Hugo Mendez at his Sofrito club night in Dalston. What a great night! Fabulous music, especially from Hugo and Jono, and a really friendly crowd. You can catch up to date info on his nights on his site:

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Boiling Point @ Take 5

Cheers to all who came down on the 25th, despite Halloween parties, Bonfire parties ect. No more Take 5 gigs planned for the present, but watch this space for other up-coming gigs. To get your regular fix of the best in African, Latin and Calypso, don't forget to keep listening to Boiling Point on Future Radio alternate Sundays 11-13.00 GMT:

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Mmm Lost Friday..actually Lost Thursday!

LCR next Thursday, Oct 23...a welcome for the freshers and part of Black History Month.