Wednesday, 7 July 2010
RAFTERS MANCHESTER REUNION PART 2 @ BAND ON THE WALL MANCHESTER SATURDAY JULY 10TH 2010
Come and join us THIS SATURDAY JULY 10TH to relive the Jazz / Funk/Soul memories from one of Manchesters greatest clubs from the 70's and 80's !!
Rafters Reunion pt2 featuring Colin Curtis, Mike Shaft & Hewan Clarke
Party - Reunion
Saturday, 10 July 2010 at 22:00
Sunday, 11 July 2010 at 03:00
The Band On The Wall, The Northern Quarter, 25 Swan St, Manchester, M4 5JZ
Rafters on Oxford Street Manchester ran
From 1978-1983 Rafters became the destination club in the centre of Manchester for Black Music.
It was also one of the original venues that created the whole Jazz / Funk movement in club culture
in the U.K.
During this period the main Dj's were Colin Curtis John Grant and Mike Shaft ! then came Hewan Clarke.
The connection between the club and raising of musical awareness in Manchester for black music
was huge as was borne out by the sales in what was Manchester's premier record store back then
Spin Inn on Cross Street.The clubs reputation was further enhanced by Mike Shaft's iconic Soul
Shows on Picadilly Radio. The combined effect brought thousands of black music fans flocking in
from all over the country.
Music included Roy Ayers,Lonnie Liston Smith,Pleasure,Kleeer,Maze,Jeff Lorber,Grover Washington,
Whispers,Keni Burke,John Klemmer,Quincy Jones,Rufus,Stephanie Mills,Kinsman Dazz,Brothers Johnson,
Bootsy Collins,Willie Bobo,Teena Marie,Sharon Redd,Terumasa Hino,Loose Ends,Narada Michael Walden,
Paulinho DaCosta,Galaxy,Brick,Donald Byrd,Jean Carne,Dennis Edwards,BB&Q,High Fashion,
Lakeside,Alexander O'Neal,Steve Arrington,Slave,Melissa Morgan,Ronn Matlock,Luther Vandross,
James Brown,Crown Heights Affair,War,Active Force,Fatback Band,Cedar Walton,Neil Larson
and hundreds of other great Soul,Funk & Jazz Artists.
Join us to celebrate this Golden Era of Manchester clubbing on our second Original Rafter's Revival
at the newly refurbished Band On The Wall Manchester !!!!
tickets on sale now from www.bandonthewall.org or call 0845 2 500 500