VILLAGE SOUL HISTORY
If you read the History Page of Village Soul, you will enjoy a potted history of Village Soul at The Norfolk Village in Shoreditch. So much happened in this small unfashionable East London pub, so many brilliant tunes were played, and so many wonderful characters from the Soul scene passed through the doors in the 21, yes 21 years that it ran as a weekly Friday Soul night from 1975 - 1996, that it really is a potted history. So without writing a book, detailing the events and tunes that filled those wonderful years, which might happen one day, until then, the edited version is the best we can do. Although this milestone venue in UK Soul history closed over 14 years ago, the memories live on, in venues all over Europe where Village Soul still continues to delight audiences with the across the board, all in one room format, that was pioneered all those years ago. When the curtain came down in Shoreditch, it was obvious that those night at The Village had been a long series of 'one offs', as after a few aborted efforts in other local venues, I decided to start spinning my collection around the country, spreading the Village Soul vibe anywhere Soul boys & girls wanted to listen. Luckily for me, it seemed to be a format and style that was popular and since the demise of the Shoreditch venue, many other bars, pubs, clubs & weekenders have adopted Village Soul through yours truly, so much so, that it has really become a brand, associated with feel good events where the emphasis is on having a good time in a friendly atmosphere, listening to the best music in the world- SOUL MUSIC. Village Soul continues to flourish all over the UK & Europe, anywhere there are punters looking for a good time, dancing & listening to great music. I'm under no illusions that I have been privileged to meet some of the most wonderful people in the world, on the Soul scene over the years, and I am very fortunate that so many have the same mind set as me, when it comes to going out and enjoying themselves, like me they love to be entertained. So if you come to Village Soul, be sure that the old boy behind the decks, will be doing my utmost to make sure you are entertained. Below, is a selection of events & gigs that have embraced the Village Soul vibe, not room for all of course, so forgive me if you're not listed here, I do appreciate everywhere I am invited to play, and will always give you my all. The music and the punters are the things that make Village Soul, I'm simply the catalyst that brings it all together, with your help, we'll continue for a few years to come. Here is a selection of places where the Village Soul vybe has been alive & kickin'


Village Soul @ Hoochie Coochie Newcastle
Village Soul Sunderland
Village Soul Italia @ Cortevecchia, Tuscany. Italy
Village Soul @ Living Room Manchester
Back To The Village @ Industry Shoreditch
Back To The Village @ QdOS @ Herbal Shoreditch
Breakout @ Bloom in Milan, Italy
The Orwell in Wigan UK
Believers @ Porgy & Bess in Vienna Austria
Village Soul (Clarkey's 40th) @ Henry's Aveley Essex
Uptight Weekend @ Robert Johnson in Frankfurt
Bumpin' & Stompin, Edinburgh, Scotland
Soulshyne @ Babylon, Brighton
MAF Soul Cruise Metropolitan Soul @ The Rocket London
D-Percussion - Manchester Canal Tavern, Thorne UK
Club Soul in Stockholm, Sweden
The Devil's Den@ Cask & Glass London
Palmhaus - Vienna Music Festival in Austria
Monumental Soul - London
Ashley Park Alldayer - Aberdeen
Connoisseurs Corner @ Southport Weekender
Togetherness Weekender @ Cala Gran Fleetwood
Chocolate Soul @ Catch London
Mick's Mix @ Scott's St Albans
Terry's Chocolate @ Orange Bar London
FEA @ Progress London
Togetherness Allnighter @ Kings Hall Stoke
Nu Soul ln Kilmarnock, Scotland
6Ts Modern Nites@ The100 Club London
Elevation@ Upssala University, Sweden
London's Chosen Mass@ Scala London
Rimini Soul Weekender, Italy
Modern Room @ 6Ts Cleethorpes Weekender
Side Door Soul Club - London
Pitches in Rotherham
Two Tons of Fun @ Upssala Universty Sweden
Joes Bar & The Grange in Darlington
Suite Soul ln Kilmarnock, Scotland
Theatrebahn  Uppsala - Sweden
Stolen Hours ln Berlin, Germany
Cologne Soul Weekender, Germany
Stockholm Allnighter @ The Lydmar Hotel in Stockolm, Sweden
London's Chosen Mass@ Spaceland, London
Soul4Real in Bilbao, Spain
Brilliant Soul Frankfurt
Brussels Soul Weekender
Ibiza Soul Week
Bournemouth Soul Weekender
Margate Soul Weekender
Soul Toon Newcastle
Funky Like A Train London
Come On Over Harlow
Back To The Village Harlow

AND THE SOUL GOES ON.................................................