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 etc etc.... 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.....

MODERN SOUL OLDIES is another thing we could have called it I suppose!!! :-)

Here's some of the soul-folk behind MSC this time out.........

 

 STEVE WOOMBLE - MSC originator, has been trying his best to run soul nights and events for over 25 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, in the now established Modernsoulclassics session at the magnificent Blackpool Luxury Soul weekender and also a fixture at November's Blackpool Tower Weekender..... and anywhere else that will have him!

 

 

 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 original 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!) 


CHRIS BOX - A whippersnapper of the Modern Soul scene, but has already secured a well deserved top reputation and fast becoming an instant legend. Don't let his baby-faced 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? First name on the team sheet at many a weekender, spreading his wings to Europe now.... Today Modernsoulclassics, tomorrow... The World!!! 

 

 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 extremely well-respected as a top promoter and DJ, and his Manchester Ritz all-dayers have passed into legend. Credited with introducing 'Techno' to this country, now concentrating on his fantastic 'Soulvation' events. Neil was in at the start with MSC in Brough and brings that 'something extra' to Modern Soul Classics. Proper.