A third of the year has gone and as the weather improves as summer approaches, I have four fantastic gigs in May.
First up on Saturday 11th May is Hypnosis at Tall Trees in Newquay where I’ll be DJing alongside Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson. Hypnosis was massive in the south west back in the 1990s and I had some memorable nights playing for them in Cornwall, so I’m very much looking forward to returning to Tall Trees which was one of the original venues that hosted some amazing Hypnosis parties. It’s always fun hanging out with and Djing with Marshall Jefferson too.
More details: Hypnosis @ Tall Trees Newquay
On Friday 17th May I have two gigs. I start the evening off in Liverpool where I’ll be DJing at Sevenstore in the Baltic Triangle as part of the city’s annual Light Night arts festival. I’ll be supplying the tunes from 8pm as the soundtrack to the exciting ClubTogether exhibition and digital installation by design studio Dorothy. On the night you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and rituals of electronic music and club culture and contribute memories to an interactive map. This exciting audio and visual event is family friendly and free.
More details: Club Together @ Sevenstore Liverpool
Straight after I finish in Liverpool at 10pm I’ll be heading down the M62 to Manchester for the latest hometown FAC51 Haçienda club night at the magnificent Albert Hall where I’ll be joined on the decks by a huge DJ line-up that includes Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Chez Damier, Greg Wilson and Tom Wainwright. There’s understandably a lot of excitement about this event and I personally can’t wait for what promises to be an epic club night. Its also Chez Damier’s Haçienda debut and Roger Sanchez’s first Haçienda show in years. Massive!
More details: FAC51 The Haçienda @ The Albert Hall Manchester
21st of May is the Haçienda’s birthday and it’s 37 years since it opened its doors for the first time on Whitworh Street West in Manchester. The physical venue closed in 1997 and the subsequent auction of its contents, fixtures and fittings is documented in the film Do You Own The Dancefloor? which is being screened at the Everyman cinema in Kings Cross London on Tuesday 21st May. Straight after the screening I’ll be taking part in a Q&A session with Ben Kelly who designed the original building. Afterwards I’ll be DJIng in the Supermax venue situated beneath the cinema.
More details: Do You Own The Dancefloor? @ The Everyman Kings Cross
My final May gig sees me head to the Lake District for some Bank Holiday Weekend fun as my latest Long Live House club night comes to The Odd Frog in Barrow-inFurness. I’ll be playing anything and everything from the past thirty years right up to the present day as I celebrate all things house from the past present and future.
More details: Long Live House @ The Odd Frog Barrow-in-Furness
Hope to see you on a dancefloor this May.