25 May 2011

Right On! meets Bande À Part - Sat 4 June

Right On! meets Bande A Part - flyerAfter the success of our encounter in 2010, I've been invited back to Shoreditch's premier vintage black music night, Bande À Part, to play another Right On! style set.

You can expect a fantastic mix of jukejoint sounds from the 1950s, 1960s and beyond, aimed firmly at the dancefloor, from myself and resident DJs Cousin Benson and Kimihiro Oue: RHYTHM & BLUES, DOO WOP, BLACK ROCK 'n' ROLL, SOUL, SKA, REGGAE, BOOGALOO and more - all on original vinyl.

Located just off the main Shoreditch strip of Old Street, The Troy Bar is an atmospheric, one-floor venue with tucked-away booths and a separate bar area, leaving dancers all the space they need to shake a leg on the wooden dancefloor.

Right On! meets Bande À Part
@ Troy Bar, 10 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NG
Saturday 4th June, 2011. 8pm - 2am
FREE before 11pm; £3 afterwards

To find out more about Right On! visit www.right-on.org

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19 May 2011

Shiftless Shuffle 10th Anniversary - 19 June

Shiftless Shuffle, London's amazing jazz dance club session, celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Sunday 19th June.

Although this is a celebration, it will also sadly be the last one for a while as the club has to leave its present venue. So make sure you don't miss this one and help give the session the send-off it deserves. DJs for the night are: Perry Louis, Nick Hosier, Simon Mansell and Seymour Nurse.

Shiftless Shuffle 10th Anniversary Party
@ The O Bar (basement), 83-85 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6QE
5pm – 10.30pm (No dance class)
£6 before 6pm, £8 after

For more information visit www.jazzcotech.com/whatson.htm

07 May 2011

The Impressions live in London - 10 June

AGMP & Jazz FM present the first ever UK performance of one of the most important soul groups of all time - The Impressions. The band will be performing all of their hits and the songs of Curtis Mayfield with backing from the Curtom Orchestra. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience one of the greatest soul groups in person. The exact line-up of the group has not been advertised, but I would assume it to consist of Sam Gooden (who originally joined in 1958), Fred Cash (who originally joined in 1960) and Reggie Torian (who originally joined in 1973 after Curtis Mayfield's departure).

UK funk band, Speedometer, have been confirmed as the support act for this concert, with Andy Fairclough (The Root Source / The Organism) sitting in on piano/organ.

The Soul of Curtis Mayfield
Featuring The Impressions & the Curtom Orchestra + Speedometer
Friday 10th June, 2011. 7.30pm
The Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Tickets: £22.50 - £35

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