Tuesday 22 February 2011

VYBE @ The Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel

26 March at 20:00 - 27 March at 02:00
Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel Leyland Way Preston Lancashire PR25 4JX For phone bookings please call: 08457 76 76 76 For general enquiries please call: 01772 422922
Created by:
Colin Dimond
More info

Admission £10.00 advance or £12.00 otd
To obtain advance tickets please email
janbcrowe@gmail.com stating name, number of tickets required, postal
address and email address.
Payment via Paypal to janbcrowe@gmail.com
To pay by cheque please ring 07740942021/07826038256 to be advised of
payment details.
Thank you.

VyBE is a brand new two room Soul and Dance night for 2011 in the fabulous surroundings of the Best Western Hotel in Leyland Preston Lancs
We will feature some of the top DJ's in this field in a two room event. This will encompass all musical styles and preferences.
The Soulroom will feature Roger Williams & Paul Goldsmith who both have acclaimed soul radio shows on Solar www.solarradio.com and Starpoint radio www.starpointradio.com respectively.Add to that the Manchester vybe of the Citys hottest new soul night Soul Kandi as we feature Geoff Allman and the Soul Brothers again backed with there own radio show on www.soulpower-radio.com .Producing a superb selection of contemporary Soul Music.
The Second Room will reflect the Soulful House and Jazzy Dance Vybe that is reflected in such gigs as Lytham Soulfuldance represented here by Pete Haigh Andy Lett ansd Steve Naylor with their unique music selections plus Soul Purposes very own Mark Randle who also has a monthly show on Starpoint Radio.
Tony Cooney is another of our residents in this Room a man who has almost single handedly ireinvented the Nu Jazz /Jazzy dancefloor experience as seen at Freestylin' & Fro-disia events his electricity and music when he is behind the decks is a well known phenomena in the north west.Tony also does a monthly Freestylin' Show on Starpoint Radio with Colin Curtis.
Our Very Special Guest on the Soulful House tip on this first event is the prolific and talented house producer / remixer Dj Sean McCabe !

House music producer Sean McCabe may be a new name too many people. If you look around a little you will find that Sean, age of 23 from South Wales UK, has an amazing list of credits to his name.
Since the age of 13, Sean has had a huge passion for music production and DJ’ing. Being influenced by radio shows like Danny Rampling’s Love Groove Dance Party and Deli-G’s The Touch, his love for soulful dance music grew immensely, inspired by the music he was hearing at the time, along with a growing interest in production and writing music, it became apparent that this was the right direction to be heading in.
He has Produced and remixed artists such as Roland Clarke, SuSu Bobien, Todd Terry, Quentin Harris and Stephanie Cooke. Sean’s first releases dropped in 2003 working along side Southern Divide. This saw releases on Mountain Records, Device Records, Soulfuric Deep, and Fluential Records; soon after, he met Chicago’s Big Ed of the legendary Blak Beatniks and began collaborating on new original songs and projects; from this, the idea for Melodious Recordings was born in 2005. This new partnership saw releases such as Free to be Free on Tony Humphries label Tony Records, plus a handful of releases on Melodious Recordings.
Sean’s more recent work has found him recording for labels such as King Street Sounds, Soundmen On Wax, Tony Records and Superb Entertainment, remixing artists such as Dennis Ferrer, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Stephanie Cooke, KT Brooks, Terrance Parker, Barbara Tucker, SuSu Bobien, and Roland Clarke.
Although production is Sean’s main driving force, he has always had a love for DJ’ing; being influenced by DJ’s such as Deli-G, Tony Humphries, Karizma, Louie Vega etc, he tries to deliver a musically diverse set without loosing the entertainment factor of DJ’ing and educating the audience in old and new soulful dance music from across the board.
Look out on Traxsource.com for Sean latest superb projects for King Street Records "Soulful Journey" plus new Mixes with Byron Stingily.
Colin Curtis who also has radio shows on Starpoint and SoulGang Radio will slot into both rooms adding his wealth of experience to this event.
Vybe is looking to bring you the ultimate experience in New Soul Music in all its forms over the two rooms.We will also complete this Vybe with the best quality selections from Soul musics rich history of top dance tunes.The Best of New and The Past !!!
All this in the fantastic Best Western Premier Hotel.
Rooms available mention Vybe for special rates.
Plus a superb Chill Out Lounge Area to warm up during the afternoonand later for the main event.
Come and experience this unique and New Vybe on March 26th Saturday 2011 !!

Also a Huge shout to all the independent Soul Nights up and down the country for Supporting.
Soul Purpose
Their Next Event is
Sayturday 19th March @ The Sketchley Grange Hotel Hinckley with guest Dj's Steve Hobbs & Roger Williams plus residents Mark Randle Mark Goddard and Sam Evans 8-1am £5
Soul Kandi
There Next Event is
SOUL KANDI Friday 18th March 2011, bringing you the coolest mix of modern soul, 80's and 90's grooves, upfront R&B, Y2K and Nu-Soul. DJ'S Geoff Allman, Roger Williams and Soul Bros plus special guest Mark Grice. 8.00pm thru 2.00am. £5.00 On The Door.
Soul Underground
There next event is
Saturday 26th February 2011 Ramada Hotel Oldbury Lin Taylor Paul Goldsmith Jamie Taylor & Glenn Worthington
There next event is Bank Holiday Sunday April 24th 2011 @ The Mark Addy ManchesterRoger Williams Tony Cooney Colin Curtis 5pm till Midnight £5
Lytham Soulful Dance
There next event is
Saturday April 16th
Soulful Dance @ The Langdales
318-328 Clifton Drive North
St Annes
Admission £5.00 OTD
8:00 pm 'til 2:00 am

Expect to hear over the two rooms muic from Eric Benet,Nothende,Derek Damian,Patti Austin,LJ REynolds,Vick Lavender,Dolls Combers,Byron Stingily,Ziggy Funk,Cool Million,Reel People Kindred The Family Soul
Lin Rountree DW3 Joy Rose Margo Thunder Elisha La'Verne
Nik West Cynthia Simons Phil Geston Dave Young
Heston Quasimode Charlie Wilson Chris Rouse LeNora Jaye
Urban Street Level Jocelyn Brown Semaji Monique Bingham Kerri Chandler Phil Asher LeRoyal Sean McCabe Sybil Sonny Fodera Louis Benedetti Kimara Lovelace Julie Dexter Al Olive Nicole Mitchell Montana & Stewart Joey Negro Dawn Tallman Neil Pierce Nicola Conte Gerardo Frisina StarDish Mark Murphy and more the unique music mixture that is Vybe !!

Love Soul Love Vybe !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Contemporary Progressive for 2011 !!
Bring your dancing Feet and dress to impress !!!

Admission £10.00 advance or £12.00 otd
To obtain advance tickets please email
janbcrowe@gmail.com stating name, number of tickets required, postal
address and email address.
Payment via Paypal to janbcrowe@gmail.com
To pay by cheque please ring 07740942021/07826038256 to be advised of
payment details.
Thank you.

Wednesday 16 February 2011



Make a complete Manchester Soul Weekend of it this Weekend Saturday & Sunday.
Saturday 19th Keni Burke Live at The Band On The Wall Manchester tickets available and pay on the door option.
Then Sunday join Roger Williams , Tony Cooney and myself Colin Curtis for the first
Freestylin' Session of 2011 on the 20th February Sunday from 5pm till Midnight at The Mark Addy Manchester. £5 on the Door !!!


All-time Soul hero Keni Burke brings his unique brand of “Luxury Soul” to Manchester’s famed Band on The Wall venue this weekend..
Loads of you have already got your tickets for this amazing one-off concert / Expansion club night at the Band on The Wall in Manchester this Saturday night , but just in case you have nt , or did nt know about it, you can still pay on the door on the night.
Alternatively, call 0845 2 500 500 for an advance ticket..or go to www.bandonthewall.org to book online
With the Sunburst Band behind him, Keni will be performing all his class act tunes between 10pm-11.30pm in top quality surroundings where you will be able to reach out and almost touch our hero- if you have nt been to this venue yet then you are in for a treat!
“Risin to the top”, “Hang tight”, “Let somebody love you” , “Never stop lovin me”, “One minute more”, “Paintings of love”, “Love is the answer” the list goes on and on…….
The ambiance and the sound at the Band on the Wall venue is second to none…………it’s just made for a night like this.
Keni is flying in especially to play his first-ever gig in the North West and has been a hero in these parts right back to the early days in Chicago when he was a member of the Five Stairsteps and the protoge of one Curtis Mayfield.
The schedule for Saturday is:
8.30 DJ set: Richard Searling andRalph Tee
11.30 DJ set: Ralph Tee
12.30 DJ set : Richard Searling and Jimmy Hargreaves
2.00 DJ set : Ralph Tee
3.00 Close
The Band on The Wall is located at 25, Swan Street in Manchester’s Northern quarter .
Looking forward to a memorable , unique session this Saturday and to seeing one of the world’s top soul stars here in the North West at long last..
Well done to Mike Chadwick and the team at the BOTW for making this happen!

Sunday 6 February 2011


We're delighted to announce that Neo-Soul superstar Eric Benet will be appearing at our 16th Luxury Soul Weekender taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th May. Eric will be performing on Saturday 28th May.

Eric Benet is nothing less than a soul superstar whose latest album 'Lost In Time', featuring duets with the likes of The O'Jays' Eddie Levert, Faith Evans and Ledisi, has been a huge critical and commercial success. He has also been nominated for three Grammy awards. Since 1996, Eric has released five albums of exquisite soul music and his 1999 single 'Spend My Life With You' was a US number one and was certified gold, and nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group along with a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album Male.

Eric Benet made his solo debut with 1996’s ‘True To Myself’ and instantly came to the attention of soul fans with the single ‘Spiritual Thang’ from the album. Prior to this his he recorded with a family group Benet and delivered a couple of superb vocal tracks for jazz fusion keyboard star Jeff Lorber.

In 2004 following a difficult time in his life, the singer released his third and pensive album ‘Hurricane’. It featured the song ‘Pretty Baby’ which became a featured song on ‘The Sound Of Jazz FM’ when the station relaunched in October 2008. His next album ‘Love & Life’ arrived in September 2008 and featured the smash ‘You're The Only One’, which spent 4 weeks straight at #1 on Urban AC radio and was declared song of the year by Ralph Tee on Jazz FM and later covered by UK soul star Mica Paris. The CD debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and garnered two Grammy nominations—including Best R&B album.

Eric’s latest album is the passionate, playful and heartfelt, ‘Lost In Time’, released in 2010 and is a love song to the love of making sweet soul music. “I want people to remember what music is and what it can feel like. There’s so much to be depressed about right now and I think this more so than ever that you need to remember how good it feels to get back to the real. People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives". The album became the most popular soul album of 2010 making Eric Benet man of the moment on 2011 and the artist everyone wants to see and hear perform live.

For all booking options please click on the link below to go to the Jazz FM booking portal.


Thursday 3 February 2011


Fri.4. City Limits Sheffield Modern Room

Fri 11th Greenlands Soul Club Preston

Sat.12 Rafters Revival 3 Band On The Wal

Sun.20 Freestylin' @ Mark Addy Manchester

Fri.25 The Happening Irish Centre Leeds

Sat.26Sun.27 Torquay Jazz Dance Weekender Victoria Hotel