Solfest 2013, a set on Flickr.
Lancaster Speakeasy Festival Mayhem for 2013!
This Summer, we shall be playing around, in and about the festival circuit of the NorthWest of the islands that are know as the United Kingdom, the British Isles, or sometimes England.
The Ravens Nest At Ravenstonedale
We’ve opened heaven’s portals
Here on earth for you poor mortals
10:00pm – 03:00am
SOUND ASSEMBLY (LIVE)
DR. JEKYLL & MR JIVE
THE FIRE BENEATH THE SEA (LIVE)
The Snug at The Beatherder!
5th – 7th July 2013, The Ribble valley, Lancashire
As a great man once nearly said, the Snug should be as safe, warm and comforting as a favourite pair of slippers. From the Snug comes the hum of excited voices, for it is here – around the glowing embers of hope – that the voices of the soul commune. A place where owt can happen.
The Snug presents for a 5th year, from our Ethel’s living room, some of the snuggest jocks playing the tightest tunes on the planet. This year will feature some oversized portions of soul chips n funk gravy from our Snug Jocks, plus plenty of delicious guests over the weekend.
PA provided by the mighty jambeater soundsystem
Kendal calling 26 – 28 July 2013 Lowther Deer Park
At the Happy Slap Boutique experience will be like no other. After getting transformed into creatures and characters at our make-up and face-painting boutique get ready to be immersed in magical worlds, dazzled by spectacular cabaret shows, wowed by our traveling circus and entertained in ways you never thought possible!
Happy Slap Boutique present a world of fairy tales and mischief full of secrets to explore and discover, we’ll be keeping you entertained and giggling all weekend. Bump into Jack Sprat, a narcoleptic sleeping beauty or climb up Rapunzel’s hair and witness our take on your classic fairy tales. Our performers will be traveling around the festival entertaining you where you least expect it through music, song, dance and ridiculousness.
24th 25th 26th August: The Loveshack at Solfest
A wise man once said…
“The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together”
With this philosophy firmly in mind, The Proper North are proud to present ‘The Love Shack 2′ bringing together some of our best friends from the Northern Party scene playing nothing but the finest in Swing, Rock n Roll, Soul, Funk, Disco, Punk and House (sometimes all at the same time) also featuring exclusive Mash-Ups from The Love Shack Residents.
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Get set to get your hip, hop, asses bopping to some soul brother beats.
Securing slots at this years Beatherder, Solfest and Kendal Calling Will Williamson AKA Father Funk is embracing the small, independants like Ravenstonedale too.
"Local festivals like Ravenstonedale are especially close to my heart - festivals like Ravenstonedale remind us that we have a small but thriving music scene that, like the festivals, gets better every year."
From Friday night after dark the Lancaster Speakeasy crew will be taking over the Ravens Nest for one night only.
Prepared to be transported into an electric avenue of sexy 70s rare groove, retro funk, deep house, acid jazz and uptempo electro swing,
I give you the Lancaster Speakeasy Crew…
We’ve opened heaven’s portals
Here on earth for you poor mortals
Here at Coconut Grove we have distilled and refined some of the finest live acts and music from around the world for your delectation. Fusing the glitz, glamour and decadence of the 30′s and 40′s with up to date and exciting sounds, we are proud to present an extravaganza of swing! Dress to impress! think glamour, think flapper girls and GI’s, think evening wear and cocktail dresses.
Be there, or be bored to death hearing about how awesome it was.
We started in 2011 and 2 years later we are still packing an austerity busting punch above below the waist. Our hitherto fantastic and mystic events have included THE CORRESPONDENTS – CUT LA ROC – KIWISTAR – MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER – DJ DONALD – SOUND ASSEMBLY – LAMUZGEULE – JAHVIS – GRINNY GRANDAD -THE HUSTLE – ONE LOVE – SHEELANAGIG – LADY LAYTON – THE CHICKEN BROTHERS – ODYLIC FORCE – THE FIRE BENEATH THE SEA – MR SOMUCH – KITTEN AND THE HIP – DUTTY MOONSHINE – MADAME ELECTRIFIE – JINX IN DUB – JAMIE BERRY – PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL
Now for your listening pleasure, we present an evening at Ravenstonedale. Don’t be slapper, dress as a flapper. It’s time to party like is 1929!!
Introducing our Dj line up, we present to you…
DR JEKYLL AND MR JIVE
“Here was a new generation, shouting the old cries, learning the old creeds, through a revery of long days and nights; destined finally to go out into that dirty gray turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken….”
After being voted 3rd in 2010 and 1st in 2011 at the electro swing people’s favourite in the category “best dj”, he has published his own EP made with the Famous Duo Josh & Le Chat and published a lot of Remix for Artists like Bart and Baker Vassili Gemini Dimaa or Josh Wave.
His recent Remix of Caro Emerald The Artist and his Several Mixtapes have been listened to around the world and playlisted on many parties from Libya To Australia
2012 is also the occasion for him to play alongside artists like Spiral Tribe Elisa Do Brasil Minitel Rose and many more, prove that the electro swing can fit everywhere
His also become a part of the crew tha groovy basterds and resident of the bric a brac circus who is managed Party in La Rotonde and La Bellevilloise in Paris.
I’m a DJ based in Lancaster in the NW of England, recently started a night called Smithereens with two fellow conspirators – mostly playing breaks and beats. I’m in love with pretty much anything musical and I’m on a quest to unearth whatever sonic nuggets I can find; from wonderful transcendent IDM and electronica through to filthy beats and breaks. They’ll be played to a captive audience of Girlfriend, Daughter and cat swiftly followed by various London types. House parties and festivals is my bag, I tend to stay away from all the scenester club shenanigans – keeping it simple, gritty and real.
I’m a DJ and promoter based in Lancaster, UK, mixing anything from 70s rare groove, retro funk to modern contemporary deep house, acid jazz and uptempo electro swing. Currently running The Lancaster Speakeasy in Lancaster – the first of its kind in the North West. Also a regular funk night in Lancaster called function. See you there!
Are you impressed? Well you should be!
This is a perfect joining of creative hearts and hands to embrace all things sexy, glamourous, decadent and ultimately festival.
Put these dates in your digital diaries people, not to be missed 14th, 15th, 16th June. Ravenstonedale Festival, Kirkby Stephen
We urge you to get tickets through skiddle as soon as your funds permit, be warned the festival site has limited capacity.
Tickets are selling hard and fast!
RSD Festival Team
Sheelanagig and The Balkanics, a set on Flickr.
Lancaster Speakeasy, a set on Flickr.
The Fire Beneath The Sea plus Frequent Flyers!