Thursday, May 4, 2017

NEXT PARTY - 1st JULY 2017

Facebook event - https://fb.com/events/1212879318838010

Soul Underground
Saturday 1st July 2017
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB

Soul Underground returns on Saturday 1st July and as it’s also Lin’s birthday, we thought we’d try something a bit different.

For whatever reason, on our little scene, there seems to have been a reluctance to book DJs to play extended sets – whether that be a four hour stint, or even the whole night. This could be due to more traditional line-up formats being preferred, or maybe DJs not wanting to play any longer than two hours. A more cynical explanation might be that booking more DJs guarantees a few more bodies on the floor! Perhaps all these reasons have a hand to play, we’re not quite sure. Either way, it seems a real shame as there are some incredible record collections on this scene, crying out to be explored and shared through longer sets.

In an attempt to buck this trend, we’re giving the whole night over to our resident, Jamie Taylor. With six hours to go out, Jamie will dig deep through his crates to reflect what Soul Underground means to him. Without the constraints a short set imposes, he will have time to explore, in greater detail, the genres, labels and artists the venue has championed over the last seventeen years. There will be soul, house and jazz, and he’ll attempt to join (as Gilles Peterson puts it) the musical dots in between.

Now, it wouldn’t be Soul Underground without our resident percussionist, Glenn Worthington. With an unrivalled knowledge of his music and craft, and a unique understanding of how Jamie plays, Glenn is the perfect accompaniment for sets like this. Plus, for the first time in a long time, he’ll be dusting down and bringing out his full percussion kit – timbales included!

Really hope you can join us for this one and as always, if you fancy staying over, double rooms are just £38. Just call 01922 722921 and quote 'Soul Underground' when booking.

We’ve also recently uploaded 27 recordings from previous parties to our Mixcloud page, so fill your boots with the link below -

SU on Mixcloud: https://mixcloud.com/Soul_Underground
SU on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/soul-underground-music






Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEXT PARTY - 15th APRIL 2017

Facebook Event - https://facebook.com/events/272887206474198

Soul Underground returns on Saturday 15th April and we're really happy to be bringing back one of our favourite guests of recent years, Trev Cox. As a DJ we feel Trev has carved out his own unique space within our scene, championing jazz-fuelled soul music that's always perfect for the dancefloor. From underplayed and rare gems, to lesser known reworks and latin rhythms full of soul, his sets are often the most celebrated at SU and always a personal highlight for us.

Paul, Lin, Jamie and Glenn will be in support as always and if you fancy staying over, double rooms are just £38. Just call 01922 722921 and quote 'Soul Underground' when booking. There's so much good music around at the moment and we're really looking forward to sharing it, so hope you can join us!

Soul Underground on SoundCloud -
https://soundcloud.com/soul-underground-music

Full lineup:

Trev Cox
Paul Goldsmith
Lin Taylor
Jamie Taylor
Glenn Worthington on Percussion

Saturday 15th April 2017
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB

8pm - 2am
£7 Entry



Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEXT PARTY - 4th FEBRUARY 2017

Facebook event: https://fb.com/events/1306614042731015

Saturday 4th February marks the date for the first Soul Underground of 2017 and we thought we'd kings things off with a residents party. Hope you can join us!

Listen back to some of our favourite sets from last year -
https://soundcloud.com/soul-underground-music

Full lineup:

Paul Garland
Paul Goldsmith
Lin Taylor
Jamie Taylor
Glenn Worthington on Percussion

Saturday 16th April 2016
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SOUL UNDERGROUND - THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY

On Saturday 29th October we celebrate 15 years of Soul Underground! 

Line-Up:

Colin Curtis
Paul Goldsmith
Lin Taylor
Jamie Taylor

£5 Entry
8pm - 2am

As always the hotel is offering discounted room rates for those wishing to stay over. The venue is intimate and atmospheric and we have a superb sound sytem. Hope you can join us!

Saturday 29th October 2016
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB


More info - https://facebook.com/events/317653605246165

Listen back to some of our favourite sets from the last few parties -
https://soundcloud.com/soul-underground-music



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

FREE PARTY > 9th July 2016 - Lin's Birthday!

Saturday 9th July marks the date for our Summer party. It's also a special birthday for Lin so we're going all out, extending the night and line-up and making it a free party! 

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT 
18:00 - 02:00

Full Line-Up:

Ian Wilson & Paul Smith
Chris Anderton & Dave Lucas
Trev Cox & Glenn Worthington (DJ set)
Paul Goldsmith & Sandi B
Mark Randle and Fish
Paul Garland
Jamie Taylor
Glenn Worthington (Percussion)


If you know me at all then you will know what a massive part music plays in my life. I love music, old music, new music, I love soul, r&b, jazz, house, gospel and with that in mind I have invited some of my most favourite DJ friends to come and play their chosen style of music for us.

Over the many years that our event has been going these DJ's have never failed to please. They haven't got a single ego between them and they have the most incredibly good ears, great taste in their specialist genres and they play and share with love and passion and that'll do for me every time.

And as if that wasn't enough they are giving their time for free so that none of you have to pay an entrance fee, amazing! We plan to start at 18.00 so we can cram 8 hours choc full of top quality music into the night so please be there early as once we're full, we're full.

The hotel are offering the usual discounted rates for the rooms for those wishing to stay over. The venue is intimate and atmospheric, the bar is about as reasonable as it gets and the sound system is top notch. Please come and join us!

Lin x

Saturday 9th July 2016
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB


More info - https://www.facebook.com/events/270167986651931   




Friday, February 26, 2016

NEXT PARTY > 16th APRIL 2016

Facebook event: https://fb.com/events/177946632575198

Saturday 16th April marks the date of our first party of 2016 and we're really excited to welcome back SU favourite, Mike Stephens. Cheaper room rates are available at the hotel as usual, just call 01922 722921 and quote 'Soul Underground' when booking. Hope you can join us!

Listen back to some of our favourite sets from last year -
https://soundcloud.com/soul-underground-music

Full lineup:

Mike Stephens
Paul Goldsmith
Lin Taylor
Jamie Taylor
Glenn Worthington on Percussion

Saturday 16th April 2016
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Metro Inns
Birmingham Road
Walsall
WS5 3AB