Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Soulstice 3

On Saturday The third Summer Soulstice took place in Barnet!The weather looked a bit dodgy at first and there was a little drizzle at one stage but not enough to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds that were making there way to the Soulstice!The Jazz Tent was the first port of call where I managed to hear Djs Jester and Jazzy Ruth Fisher of Starpoint Radio who played some cracking tracks by amongst oothers Lou Donaldson,Jimmy McGriff,Brecker Brothers and vibes player David Pike..The main stage was where most of the activities were focused for the day with volunteers maning stalls and all backstaging duties etc!All Djs played a 1 hour set on the main stage or the Jazz tent with some playing on both like the excellent Bob Jones!Sound crew had a nightmare of a time setting up with things running late plus having to work around the Djs and Bands simultaneously but still managed to do an adequate job in the circumstances!Well done to all concerned!!Beggar & Co and the Funk Jazz collective started the set with a version of Ronnie Laws "Always there" with special Guest Glenn Goldsmith and Ray Carless they delivered a set of classic funk moments including a bunch of kool & the gang originals as well as some slamming funk of their own!All in all a fantastic day in Barnet for a good cause with all proceeds going to a cancer charity.Looking forward to next year Summer Soulstice 4 here we come!.

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