Dashing off to Sheffield tomorrow, and wanted to get this off to
you now as there are some interesting events coming up I thought
you might be interested in.
Tony de Vit
2nd. July marks the fifth anniversary of his death. Coincidentally,
The Tidy Boys are releasing an album of his tracks and remixes and
holding a launch party at The Nightingale on Sunday, 29 June. Here's
what they say:
"TDV - Are you all ready? Launch Party and fundraiser at Nightingale,
Birmingham. 4pm till midnight - Tickets £10 + bf.
To coincide with the release of the TDV album on Tidy Trax, the
label is holding a launch party to raise money for charity with
a throbbing line up guaranteed to fill the 2000 capacity club it's
being held in.
The 100% confirmed line up is; Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage, Tidy Boys,
Ian M, Andy Farley, BK, Chris C, Steve Thomas, Lee Haslam, Pants
and Corset, Johnny Dangerous along with a live PA by SJ and Baby
Doc who will be performing the Tony De Vit favourite, 'Fever'. All
of these people and the venue had a special link to Tony.
(Actually, the current venue itself had no link to the man, as
at the time of his death The Nightingale was located on Thorpe Street,
The event will be held at the venue which gave Tony his first residency
- The Nightingale in Birmingham on Sunday 29th June from 4pm till
Advance tickets on sale now costing £10 plus b/f. All profits
from the door will be going to the TDV trust. All the DJs playing
have offered their services for free. For more information keep
Release date for album: 07.07.03. The suitabliltiy fo holding this
event at The Nightingale is somewhat questionable as though it's
true that The Nightingale gave Tony de Vit a residency, I have been
told repeatedly by various people around at the time that The 'gale
also sacked him once he started to play his newer style of hard
dance music. I am sure the irony of the choice of this location
will be lost on only a very few neophytes.
2Klub website updates
Additional website links have been added to the Community pages
for website recommended by newsletter readers and there are more
Systems Pumping in Cheltenham and riot! in London are both taking
a break over the summer.
New pages on the Glasgow gay scene.
New page previewing ff:reloaded - launch night this coming Saturday
at The Glasshouse, London.
Reviews on new venue Egg and new Sunday afternoon monthly event
Ricochet in London.
A new page on Passion is underway.
Your responses to the questionaire have been digested and are being
acted on. I'm hoping to have more mixes on the site and more reviews
and clubbing histories up soon. Those of you who would like to send
in a review of a club or a personal clubbing history for posting
on the site, please send them to me at Jonathan@2Klub.com . Relatedly,
if you've been to Kudos since the remodelling work, please let us
have your opinion on it, (I haven't been yet).
Forthcoming Events - details can be accessed from the 2Klub Community
Cream's opening party in Ibiza: Thursday 19th.
Then fly straight back for something different, Cyberdog
III on The Thekla in Bristol on Friday 20th. June. The
Thekla is a boat, (which I think is permanently moored).
Checkout Inukshuk at The Sanctuary this Saturday
21st. June. A wide variety of music in its numerous rooms, with
Techno and DJ Welly, "the world's youngest dj", on in
the main room. Cost is only a £5 donation and all profits
go to the charity ChildLine. Info on Inukshuk on the 2Klub site.
The Emporium in Coalville is host to Storm on 27th
June with a blast of a line-up including Ian M, and the following
Friday 4th. July, they host Religion, a touring event playing some
hard sounds and including popular Brum/Flashback favourite Mark
E G. Note there's no info on the website about either of these.
If you you want to send me a review of Storm or Religion based on
what you know and have experienced at either please do!
Numbers falling and rumours start circulating of a split between
the promoters... the latest story is a hoot... and would certainly
bring a smile to many an insider's lips if true, (and no, I'm not
going to repeat it). Suffice it to say that it is denied by my reliable
"I am appealing...." .....no ... that's not right... erm...
er... let me rephrase that.......... "Help!" ... nope....
that strikes a chord of desperation.... how about... "send
me your contribution and I'll find somewhere for it. If you've got
an interesting history of clubland or a perspective on a club current
or past, let's hear it." Yes, that'll do.
That's all f-f-f-olks.