On Thursday 30th July 2020 I went to the Herald Pub for their ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open deck night. It was nice to be able to play music to a (small, socially distant) audience again! Enjoy some recent purchases and a selection from the more modern end of my record box.
Our last Black Wax gig seems like a long time ago but that’s because so much has happened since. A warm up show for Rebellion Festival featuring the Newtown Neurotics, UnPunk’t and Cherry & Peesh, complimented by DJ Eddie O’Toole, and it couldn’t have been any warmer!
I’m not sure if I was caught up in the moment, or if I do really believe it – my ears are still ringing so it’s hard to be sure, but I did say that last Saturday’s Black Wax live show was the best yet. Definitely turn out wise, and volume wise it is at the top!
Opening band, More Kicks, were too tight for a band that has existed less than a year. They won over the audience with the high speed power pop, complete with harmony backing vocals, tight rhythm and at least one polka dot shirt. The only downside was a mix up with the delivery driver meaning there were no copies of their debut single available on the night, but it can be heard and ordered direct from the band here.
How did that happen!?
Well, news is – the radio show is on hold for the time being. If you’ve been tuning in recently, that wasn’t me… Black Wax Radio will live for a while as 29 streamable shows via Mixcloud. Thanks to everyone for supporting that venture. It’s not over, it’s just on the shelf for a bit.
Reason being – I’ve got a few other bits I’m working on and time is always running out. So, here’s what’s happening…
On Friday night I was invited to spin some records at Wolfson College, Cambridge Uni, as part of their June Event. Also on the bill were The Subways, who played at the same time as me… so I played records for the bar staff and the photographer. Great times!
It was a funky soulful affair and you can hear it here!
On Thursday, after voting, I went to The Herald pub for their monthly ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open decks night. I was great to see that the night has grown since I last went, and there were more people signed up to spin their records. Again it was a real mix of musical styles and everyone was very welcoming and appreciative of each others’ passion. Vinyl Junkies takes place on the second Thursday of each month at The Herald, Broadly Road, Harlow.
Went to the Herald pub in Harlow this eve for their ‘Vinyl Junkies’ open decks night.
Didn’t really know what to expect, but I knew it was a musically open minded pub so packed a small box of mixed records.
Not a busy night by any means but it’s only the second one they’ve done so word will hopefully spread. I played around 40 mins. Was unsure of what would go down well but then one of the good things about a small crowd is that there are less people to impress.
It was a fun night and all the DJs were different, will try and get to the next one if I can though I think the idea of having a theme is a good one so they can pull an audience who are into what’s on. It seemed a bit like DJ club, bring your girl (or boy) friend along.