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Dust off the dancing shoes and join us for a night of Rare Soul music encompassing Northern, Modern, R&B and Gospel of the 60’s and 70’s played off original vinyl on a state of the art sound system!

This month we have a special guest DJ ‘s Denny Johnson and Samantha Goldie as well as residents Soulman Stephen and Dave Boots.

Visuals by the awesome MrFish

Denny Johnson

Found soul music as a young teenager in the UK in the early 70’s when I started collecting vinyl. The vinyl collecting got put on hold during the 80’s and most of the 90’s due to family and career commitments. In mid 90’s started a new job that included plenty of international travel – and this coincided with resuming collecting vinyl and starting DJ’ing. I emigrated to Perth, Australia in 2000, although the international travel continued. I enjoy regular DJ gigs in the UK (Brighouse Ritz, Prestwich, Bury Town Hall, Radcliffe Civic) and Spain (Hitsville Soul weekender-9 yrs resident, Benidorm International Soul week-ender)and all around Australia. My music taste embraces all genres of black music.

Soulman Stephen

Collector and artist, DJ Soulman Stephen is Melbourne’s leading collector of rare 60’s and early 70’s soul vinyl. He brings to the decks all original US first press 45s sourced from dozens of crate-digging trips in the US, UK, Europe and Japan. His collection was featured in the 2015 contemporary art exhibition “9000 vinyl records” at Fortyfive downstairs. In Melbourne, Soulman Stephen has played at Cherry Bar, Gogo Bar, Revolver and Soul-a-Go-go plus a twenty year stint on Soul Time (PBS-FM). His sets cover the widest possible range of R&B, rare soul, funky soul, northern and slower southern grooves.

Dave Boots

Dave Boots has been a DJ for almost 20 years (collecting for over 25years) ,and entered onto the Soul scene in 2006.He has run “The Change Up”” (formerly with Ms Goldie) for 8 years on and off at various venues throughout Melbourne.He currently plays on the Australian Soul scene at interstate weekenders and The Annual National Northern Soul Weekender.

He has played legendary 60’s club night Watch Your Step (Brisbane)and more recently the Melbourne launch of the BAFTA nominated “Northern Soul” the Film and has frequently played at Soul Au Go Go (Australia’s biggest Soul/Funk party) since it’s birth.

Expect to hear a lively selection of heartfelt Beatballads, Staffordesque midtempo, Storming Gospel and Underplayed Northern!


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