here are a few gigs happening around the country (and overseas) in the near future...
Lamont Dozier - London 2018
Lamont Dozier is coming to perform, (at this point) a one off show at the Union Chapel venue in London.
The gig takes place on the 14th of June 2018.
Lamont Dozier has written over fifty #1 hits for artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Four Tops and more as part of the songwriting team Holland/Dozier/Holland.
On this tour Lamont and his band, featuring acclaimed musician/producer/arranger Fred Mollin, will be performing his classic hits in support of a new album, scheduled for 2018 release, which 're-imagines' these iconic songs in a more intimate, more 'unplugged' format. Lamont will also, no doubt, share many of the stories behind the songs.
Detroit-born Lamont Dozier was signed to Berry Gordy's Motown Records in 1962. After hooking up with Eddie & Brian Holland, the trio wrote a breath-taking number of hits such as 'Baby Love', 'It's the Same Old Song', 'This Old Heart of Mine', 'Where Did Our Love Go', 'You Can't Hurry Love', 'Reach Out I'll be There', 'Jimmy Mack', 'Stop! In the Name of Love', 'Bernadette', '(Love is Like a) Heatwave', 'Baby I Need Your Loving' and many, many more.
The Invictus & Hot Wax record labels were set up in 1968 by Holland/Dozier/Holland and more hits followed such as 'Band of Gold' by Freda Payne, 'Give Me Just a Little More Time' by Chairmen of the Board and more. In 1972 the Lamont Dozier solo career commenced with 'Why Can't We Be Lovers' followed by more success with 'Fish Ain't Bitin' and 'Going Back To My Roots'.
Lamont Dozier has also collaborated with Simply Red, Kanye West, Alison Moyet, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mark Ronson, Solange Knowles, Joss Stone amongst many others.
Tickets are £35.75 (incl. booking fee)
the willoughby gigs - kingston upon thames
The Willoughby Public House is located in Kingston Upon Thames. For the last year, we have been playing some great music on the first Friday of every month. This is continuing in 2017. We have guest deejays, along with our own homegrown people (including yours truly). The brief is 'to play dance music, which moves you, because if it moves you, it is more than likely it will move others'. There are no barriers between house, reggae, northern, blue eyed, or modern. Friendly atmosphere, and a great sound and lighting system. Free entrance, by the way.
ronnie foster's band....