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Re: Fri May 10 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:51 pm

This Friday's guest DJ at Great Big Kiss is the brilliant northern soul DJ Andy Lewis. Andy was one of the founders of legendary Blow Up club night, and is also an acclaimed musician, currently playing bass for a certain Mr Paul Weller. Andy knows all there is to know about getting a dancefloor hopping and we've been dreaming about having him guest at GBK for ages and ages - to say we're excited about this Friday is something of an understatement! Woo-hoo! Bring it on!
 
Tickets are the usual price of £4 for members, £6 for non members, and £6 in advance. You can pick up a ticket here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/234652
 
As always, I've been hunting for new vinyl gems to play at the club. My picks for this month are as follows: 
 
* "Girls Are Getting Prettier" by Edwin Starr. A glorious dancer from the master. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPT387JTcn8
* "It's Fantastic" by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. An infectious beauty from the Motown vaults. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0As1J1NNg
 
Photos from last month's Great Big Kiss are here: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkjuly122013a.html
 
It was a great night, and at the end someone who came along for the first time said the nicest thing: "What a wonderful night. Everyone was on the same side." 
 
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Great Big Kiss
Friday August 9th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/234652
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
 
Guest DJ: Andy Lewis
 
We play: 
 
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!
 
The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!
 
 
 
 


 

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Post by ian » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:12 pm

The next one of these is tonight. It's going to be a fun night, as we have The Action Men dancing and DJ-ing for us. All the info is below...

We're delighted to welcome The Action Men for their debut appearance at Great Big Kiss. The acclaimed male answer to the Actionettes, the Action Men are London's only all male 60s dance troupe. They'll be dancing and DJ-ing for our entertainment.

Friday September 13th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/239909
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

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Post by ian » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:46 pm

This Friday is our third birthday party. We've had three happy years of dancing to northern soul, Motown, girl groups and rock'n'roll in our favourite Highbury basement and we're going to celebrate with cake, balloons and lots of hand-clapping, foot-stomping, hip-shaking classics! Our guest DJ is Declan Allen, of Da Doo Ron Ron and ATP fame. Declan's DJ-ed for us twice before and has turned in a stunning set of northern dancers both times, so we're really looking forward to welcoming him back. This month also marks the 15th anniversary of  Da Doo Ron Ron, which first opened its door in October1998, at - where else? - the Buffalo Bar. So please come and help us celebrate our third and their 15th!

Tickets are the usual price of £4 for members on the door and £6 for non members, and advance tickets are £6. You can pick up an advance ticket here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241894

Photos from last month's GBK, featuring the Action Men, are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbksept132013a.html

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Great Big Kiss
Friday October 11th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241894
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
 
We play:
 
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!
 
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Re: Fri Oct 11 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:21 pm

 
 
 
We're very very pleased to say that this month's guest DJ at Great Big Kiss is none other than Bob Stanley, Saint Etienne's girl group expert, top notch DJ, acclaimed author, and all-around authority on everything that's cool about 50s and 60s pop. Bob recently published his brilliant history of pop, "Yeah Yeah Yeah", and he's DJ-ing up and down the country to celebrate its release - and we're very happy to have him back at Great Big Kiss for another session of northern soul, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll. 
 
Photos of Bob's last visit to GBK are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkoct122012a.html
 
Admission is the usual price of £4 for members, £6 for members and £6 in advance. You can pick up an advance ticket here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/246407
 
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Great Big Kiss
Friday November 8th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/246407
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
 
Guest DJ: Bob Stanley
 
We play: 
 
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!
 
The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!
 
 

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Re: Fri Nov 8 - Bob Stanley DJs at Great Big Kiss in London

Post by ian » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:52 pm

The Wave Pictures DJ at Great Big Kiss. Friday January 10th.

At the Allo Darlin' gig at the Half Moon in Herne Hill, I asked the Wave Pictures if they had enough soul and rock'n'roll vinyl to do a guest spot at Great Big Kiss. They went away, consulted their record collections, and said yes! I know they've also been buying some new vinyl treats in the six months since then, so this is going to be a blast. No gig, just them playing records. Actual proper records. If you're going to the Winter Sprinter gig, then come to us afterwards for a dance.

Great Big Kiss
Friday January 10th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/254742
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

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Post by ian » Wed May 07, 2014 12:26 pm

It's Great Big Kiss this Friday at the Buffalo Bar. It seems like an age since the last GBK so we're really itching to get back on the dancefloor. Our guest DJ this month is Gary Crossing, from London's superb Crawdaddy! club night, who will be playing a floorfilling feast of nothern soul, Tamla Motown, 60s soul, mod and ska. Gary's DJ-ed at GBK quite a few times now and his own club night is one of London's best, so we're in for a treat - two clubs for the price of one!

Admission is the usual price of £4 for members and £6 for non-members. Advance tickets are £6 and available here - http://www.wegottick...om/event/273268

Photos of last month are here - http://www.howdoesit...apr112014a.html


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Great Big Kiss
Friday May 9th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottick...om/event/273268
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJs: Gary from Crawdaddy!

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat

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Re: Fri May 9th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:28 am

This month's Great Big Kiss is a Beatles and Stones covers special. We'll be playing lots of soul versions of Beatles and Stones songs alongside our usual selection of northern soul, Motown and rock'n'roll. Expect to hear Beatles covers by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells and more, and Stones covers by Otis Redding, Thelma Houston, Wayne Gibson, Marie Laforet and more.

Guest DJ: Paul Court of The Primitives

Friday July 11th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280225
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Photos of last month's Great Big Kiss are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkjune132014a.html

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri July 11th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:46 pm

Just in case you were in need of some soul dancing in London tomorrow night! Here's the latest Great Big Kiss...


Friday September 12th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288572
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ Astrid Lopez (The Actionettes)

Very welcome return for the brilliant Astrid Lopez of The Actionettes, who will be playing a foot-stomping selection of 60s girl groups, nothern soul, 50s r&b, and more.

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

More info from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html

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Re: Fri Sept 12th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:54 pm

A one-off night at the Canterbury Arms!

Great Big Kiss
Friday October 31st
Canterbury Arms, 8 Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QD. The pub is five minutes walk from Brixton tube. Map of the venue is here - http://tinyurl.com/kr9zfxy
9pm-2.30am, £4 for members, £6 for non members, £6 advance ticket - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292697
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ: Lucienne Cole (Crawdaddy)

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...

There's a ghost in my house!

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Re: Fri Oct 31st - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:05 am

Here''s this month's soul night!


Great Big Kiss
Friday November 14th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, just outside Highbury & Islington tube station. 
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket , 9pm-3am. Advance tickets - http:// www.wegottickets.com/event/ 297788
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co. uk

Guest DJ: Andy Lewis

We play: 
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Nov 14th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:08 am

An excellent line-up of DJs this month, featuring the very welcome return of Gary Day. Gary's DJ-ed at Great Big Kiss several times now and always turns in a superb set of soul and r&b. As well as DJ-ing, Gary's also an acclaimed musician, having played bass on three classic Morrissey albums.

We're also very pleased to have Sarina Reuben playing an early doors set for us. Sarina's the resident DJ of Camden's Modfather shop, and has DJ-ed at Crawdaddy, The State We're In and all over the UK at March Of The Mods events.

Great Big Kiss
Saturday March 14th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 9pm-3am

Advance tickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310846

Guest DJs: Gary Day and Sarina Reuben

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

More info from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html

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Re: Sat March 14th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:12 pm

Here's a podcast of some of the songs we'll be playing on Saturday night....

https://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big ... odcast-22/

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Re: Sat March 14th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:42 pm

One of our favourite guest DJs returns for another session of 60s girl groups, northern soul and 50s r&b. Debbie co-runs the brilliant Nitty Gritty club night, and knows exactly how to get a room hopping. We're looking forward to seeing her work her magic on the Phoenix dancefloor!

Saturday April 11th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 9pm-3am

Advance tickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/314724

Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Sat April 11th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Here's the next one of our soul nights in central London...

Last seen dancing at Great Big Kiss on Valentine's Night, Evil Elvis from The Action Men returns as our guest DJ this month. He'll be playing a set of northern soul, 60s girl groups and R&B.

Saturday June 13th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 9pm-3am
Advance tickets are here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/320746

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Sat June 13th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:31 pm

Because I obviously don't need any sleep, I'm doing this the night after HDIF (well, this was always in the diary, and we hurriedly added HDIF this week after the announcement...)

Great Big Kiss
Saturday August 8th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 10pm-3am
Advance tickets are here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/326656

Guest DJs: The Actionettes

A very welcome return for Astrid and Janine of London's much-loved all-girl 60s dance troupe The Actionettes. They'll be playing their usual floor-filling mixture of 60s girl groups, northern soul, and rock'n'roll.

Please note that the club starts at 10pm this month, as The Phoenix's popular Fringe Comedy festival is running earlier in the evening. If you fancy making a night of it, Ardol O'Hanlon of Father Ted fame is performing in the room from 8pm-9.30pm. We'll be back to our usual 9pm start from next month onwards.

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Sat Aug 8th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:46 pm

Happy birthday to us! Happy birthday to us! We're very happy to say that this Saturday is our fifth birthday party. Five years of dancing to northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll! We're throwing a huge party to celebrate, and our guest DJs for the night are Kev and Linda from Manchester's Ready Steady Girls club night, who'll be playing a set of girl group favourites. Kev and Linda have DJ-ed many times for us over the years and always bring a box of delights with them to Great Big Kiss, so we're really looking forward to finding out what they have in store. Five years! I can't wait.

Admission is the usual price of £4 for members and £6 for non-members on the door, and £6 in advance. You can pick up an advance ticket here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/333942

As usual, I've spent the month on the hunt for new vinyl gems to play at the club. Here's my pick of the bunch:

* "I've Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin'" by Joe Simon. Utterly irresistable northern soul. Take a listen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSfZ5Uu5GQ4
* "Stop And You Will Become Aware" hy Helen Shapiro. Glorious northern soul gem, and vastly undervalued in my opinon. Listen to that one here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5a4y_b-t4w

Hope to see you on Saturday night.

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Saturday October 10th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, five minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station, £4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 9pm-3am
Advance tickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/333942

Our fifth birthday party!

Happy birthday to us! Happy birthday to us! Five years of dancing to northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll! We're throwing a huge party to celebrate, with guest DJs Kev and Linda of Manchester's legendary Ready Steady Girls club night playing a set of girl group favourites.

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

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Re: Sat Oct 10th - Great Big Kiss soul club in London

Post by ian » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:52 pm

A one-off night for Great Big Kiss in south London for Halloween!

We'll be playing our usual mixture of northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll, with some graveyard smashes thrown in for good measure. If you'd like to dress up, you're more than welcome. If you'd rather come in your usual stylish attire, that's fine too. Come one, come all!

Great Big Kiss
Saturday October 31st 2015
The Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London SW2 1XN
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, 8pm-2am
Advance tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/333952
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ: Jon Slade of Born Bad

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

More info about our Halloween club night in Brixton here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkhalloween.html

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Re: Sat Oct 31st - Great Big Kiss soul club in Brixton

Post by ian » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:47 pm

Our Christmas Party with guest DJ Gary Day.

Welcome return for Gary Day, who'll be playing his usual floor-filling mixture of northern soul 50s r&b and rock'n'roll. Gary's a superb DJ and has guested at GBK several times now. He's also a renowned musician, who has played with Morrissey and the New York Dolls amongst others.

As this is our Christmas party, we'll be playing songs from Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You album. Come and dance to Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes and many more.

Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday December 12th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1. 9pm-3am. Admission is £4 for members and £6 for non-members on the door. Advance tickets here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339966

A few minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station, The Phoenix is a wonderful basement bar that's hosted soul and mod nights for the last 30 years. It's a touch bigger than our old home at the Buffalo Bar (so there'll be a bit more room to dance), has a lovely wooden dancefloor, a great sound system, and a bar serving pints at pub prices.

'This monthly club night celebrates the sounds of the Sixties, playing a variety of music genres including soul, Motown and pop, all on vinyl. Some dress in vintage to match the theme, but everyone is there for the music. The homely basement makes this event feel like an authentic 60s night out. You have to be serious about your Sixties and register as a member to get in.' - High Life magazine

More info from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html

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Re: Sat Dec 12th - Great Big Kiss soul club in central Londo

Post by ian » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:31 am

Here's this month's Great Big Kiss!

Valentine's special with guest DJs The Actionettes

Make the most of Valentine's Day by celebrating from the very first moment. Have a great big kiss at midnight when Valentine's Day Eve turns into the day itself, and then twist and shout into the early hours! Whether you want to say "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" to your regular dancing partner or "Be My Baby" to your secret crush, come and shake your tail feather to northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll.

Saturday February 13th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1. 9pm-3am. Admission is £4 for members and £6 for non-members on the door. Advance tickets here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/346667

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

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Re: Sat Feb 13th - Great Big Kiss soul club in central Londo

Post by ian » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:02 pm

Debut appearance at Great Big Kiss for Myia Hancox, who's DJ-ed at Hipsville, Hawaiian Bop, Glastonbury festival and The Trip Out festival. She'll be playing a hip-shaking mixture of 60s girl groups and soul.

Saturday April 9th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1. 9pm-3am. Admission is £4 for members and £6 for non-members on the door. Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Advance tickets - https://www.wegottickets.com/event/355527

Photos of last month's GBK are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkmar122016a.html

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat

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