Modern Soul Classics

Playing the cream of Modern Soul from the 70's, 80's, 90's and Y2K to the present day

Oo are yer?.........

Modern Soul Classics was originally born out of a desire to keep alive the tunes of the 7ts, 8ts and 9ts made famous at such places as Bradford Queens Hall, Rotherham Clifton Hall, Nottingham Rock City, Blackpool Mecca, late Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, Morecambe Pier, Hull's Callis Waudby & Sailmakers and Brigg's Arties Mill. Tunes that  seem to fall between 2 stools nowadays (is that the right phrase? I do hope so!), spun at neither 'Northern' nor more 'upfront' real Modern Soul nights.....

But!.... We also have a love and passion for Y2K soul, soulful house, brand new releases, jazz-funk, and allsorts of things really... And whilst the 'Classics' will form the main backbone of our playlist, anything could turn up on the decks!.....

Here's the people behind MSC's launch in Preston.........

 STEVE WOOMBLE has been promoting soul nights and events for 20 odd (very odd!) years and held the reins at the Cleethorpes Winter Gardens events from 1992 to 2007, the highlight being a packed house for the live appearance of Dean Parrish at the Good Friday all-dayer in March 2005. Steve also had a hand in the well-regarded and very well-supported Romeos revival nights in Hull, bringing live appearances from Womack & Womack, Gwen McCrae, Kenny Thomas and Rose Royce's Gwen Dickey. A resident in the modern soul rooms at Cleethorpes and Whitby Weekenders, and also a resident at New Century Soul Club's Radcliffe (Manchester) All-Nighter.

 

 

TJ aka TERRY JONES has been spinning SOUL to the UK SOUL punters for over 40 years now  (he started when he was 3!), having his own weekly London residency "The Norfolk Village" for an incredible 21 of those. 2003 saw the release of a tribute album to the venue, compiled by Terry. Released through Expansion Records, SOUL Togetherness presents Village SOUL is very much a 'must have' for all SOUL fans, and was followed up with another equally collectible set, when Village Soul 2 was released late in 2008 to much critical acclaim. He continues to entertain audiences all over Europe and his schedule now includes his own weekender Village Soul Italia in Tuscany every September. TJ plays quality SOUL all night long, in a style that's all his own.

 

 MARK CODDINGTON, better known to us all as FISH, has been a well-loved and well-respected stalwart of the Modern Soul scene since 'back in the day', and if anyone knows a 'Modernsoulclassic', then it's this man! Owner of Simply Soul Records, most of us have had many a tune from this man over the years, and continue with that right thru to the present day! Fish was one of the main man behind the fantastic Prestatyn  Weekenders, running the fabulous modern side of things. Was also behind the much loved and much-missed 'Without Boundaries' nights (so get your finger out Fish and get it going again!)

 

Other reprobates on our team include......

CHRIS BOX - A true young whippersnapper of the Modern Soul scene, but has already secured a well deserved top reputation. Don't let his babyfaced good looks fool you, this man knows his onions and what's more sure knows how to work a dancefloor! Taught (literally!! Honest!!) by the legend that is Soul Sam, so what better a teacher? Coming very soon to MSC!

 

 Well known and well-loved throughout the soul scene, SHAUN "The Captain" KEARNEY will bring his own unique style of mayhem to the proceedings. Anything could happen, but you can guarantee that you'll be on that dancefloor when this man's behind the decks... Just put St John's Ambulance on standby. Just in case like....

 

 

 RICKY WOOLLONS - Very well respected on the Modern Soul Scene since 'back in the day' and widely acknowledged to have one of the best 80's collections in the country. What this man doesn't know about Modernsoulclassics just ain't worth knowing. 'Nuff said.

 

 

 

Network Records label owner NEIL RUSHTON has been a stalwart of the Soul Scene for many a year. Neil is well-respected as a top promoter and DJ, and his Manchester Ritz all-dayers have passed into legend. Now concentrating on his fantastic 'Soulvation' events, including the Newquay Weekender, Neil was in at the start with MSC in Brough and brings that 'something extra' to Modern Soul Classics. Hopefully we can look forward to Neil joining us once again in the very near future!