SecretSundaze club night at T-Bar Club

SecretSundaze - Hidden Depths @ T-Bar Club ShoreditchThe third in a series of five special one-off music events this summer sponsored by San Miguel is taking place this Thursday 31st July, at the T-Bar Club in Shoreditch, London.

Following successful nights from Mark Jones & The Wall Of Sound Records at the Soho Revue Bar & The Glimmers in Manchester, the Hidden Depths series continues with DJ’s Giles Smith and James Priestley, best known for their London-based SecretSundaze parties, will be hosting a club night of bring of underground techno, house and disco along with their hand-picked special guests.

Secretsundaze is an underground institution in London and is the brainchild of residents and promoters (and producers) Giles Smith and James Priestley. Since its inception, the music policy has always focussed on underground House, Techno and Disco.

For more information on the Hidden Depth Events go to the San Miguel UK website.

Visit the official SecretSundaze website and SecretSundaze MySpace page.

The Glimmer Twins play Manchester

The Glimmers Are Gee Gee FazziGrandmaster Flash will be appearing as one of the special guests when The Glimmers host the second of five one-off special Hidden Depths events. Last week Mark Jones of Wall Of Sound Records hosted a successful first evening.

The Glimmers come from Belgium and play in Manchester on 10th July at Joshua Brookes. They are two well respected DJ’s and music artists who are renowned for their own style of remixing. They have also released several remix CD’s & recently released their own album – The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi.

If you would like a FREE copy of the album just send your full name, contact number & postal address. The first lucky 5 emails to be received will win a copy. Send your entries to freecompetition@buzzinmedia.co.uk with Buzzin Music Glimmers Competition in the subject line.

If you are unfamiliar with their music, visit The Glimmers MySpace page.

Mark Jones / Wall Of Sound Records Live Review

Mark Jones / Wall Of Sound Records
Hidden Depths event sponsored by San Miguel at the Soho Revue Bar on Thursday 26th June

For those Soho Revue Bar virgins, the main bar is an intimate room with small stage, with a small dance floor, 3 or 4 rows of seating and the bar area at the back. The room is lavishly decorated with huge chandeliers.

The intimate crowd consisted of a mix of music fans and general partygoers of all ages. The overall feel for the night was one of entertainment, humour and partying in an intimate club.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Mark Jones, truly on form in a pimp daddy style leopard print two-piece. The bands that played from the Wall Of Sound label were excellent.  At times coming offstage to sing in the crowd to give the whole night a special feel of intimacy, which is often lost in bigger venues.

The Shortwave set was a real highlight.  As was Mpho Skeef who’s London sound set the tone.  The lead singer had a distinct husky quality reminiscent of Macy Gray and Corrinne Bailey Rae.

A Human provided the perfect energetic performance to get the party in full swing.  One group that proved very popular was the Infadels. All the acts went together seamlessly and each brought their own individuality; all of which now appear on my iPod playlist.

It was good to see each of the bands staying to watch and support each other’s performances and having a good drink and a dance.  Walking around the venue you had a chance to have a quick chat with all the bands, which again helped create a good vibe.

Marc Almond’s performance was the biggest act of the night, and he didn’t fail to get the crowd going. Like a kid in a sweet shop he was in his element on stage, loving every moment.  This was that time of the night when everyone hit the dance floor.

Marc sang some new material, and after some persuading (chanting from the now tipsy crowd), revisited some old favourites including the big one, Tainted Love.  Everyone was taken back in time and bounced around the room in alcoholic excitement.

Following Marc Almond was a perfect time to introduce Chicago’s DJ Pierre – the legend of House who took control for the post-midnight slot; the Revue bar by this stage was definitely a full-blown club night, making full use of the busy, compact dance floor immediately in front of the stage.

The night was a great success, and the crowd were very enthusiastic, particularly after a few complimentary San Miguels’. There was another bar upstairs, which was far more chilled out. But the action was definitely down in the the main bar all night. An excellent night was had by all.  Now we are massively looking forward to the second of the five /hidden /depth events as the Glimmers play Manchester on 10th July at Joshua Brookes (next to the old Paradise Factory).