Soul! Funk! Disco!
If you want to kick-start your summer in sizzling style then get to The Longlands Club in Middlesbrough on 1 June.Oh man! This is going to be hotter than the sun! The above headline gives a good indication of what the night is all about (ie soul, funk and disco) with DJ talent arriving in the shape of Peter Kenny who’ll be aided by one of the hottest new vocalists on the block, Katie B, laying down some sensational vocal overlays. There will also be plenty of live performances to get your satin sheened backside a twitching. Odyssey (pictured) are the headliners and they will be hitting you up with classics such as ‘Use It Up and Wear It Out’, ‘Going Back To My Roots’ and ‘Native New Yorker’. Also ramping up the live thrills will be The Funk Collective (the region’s premiere disco covers act) and the soulful Laura Kelbrick. There will also be street food, gin & cocktail bars and Studio 54 inspired décor. Sold!
Middlesbrough Soul, Funk & Disco Festival, Saturday 1 June, The Longlands Club, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, 5pm, £15. skiddle.com