Notre Dame farewell bash, December 7th.
December 7th sees our final night at Notre Dame, at least for the time being, as the venue will be installing theatre seating over the Christmas/New Year period in preperation for a venture into the world of West End musicals. If you haven't already read about it in the papers, the musical is called "Taboo" and is by and about Boy George. Now it may simply do it's run and finish, in which case we'll be back in next summer, but if it becomes a runaway success, we'll never see the inside of Notre Dame again, so this is our last chance to show that dancefloor what we think of it for a good six months, and possibly forever. Obviously, this calls for a full-on-send-off party to say goodbye to Notre Dame (however long that ends up being for) and I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this is one night you definately ain't gonna wanna miss!
Chris is expecting to be unavailable due to work commitments, so the night's line-up will feature two guests, John Weston and Rob Thomas. Many of you will have heard John DJing at venues like the 100 Club, the Wilton Ballroom, Trentham Gardens and Albrighton, and so will already know what a mouth-watering playlist he can come out with. As for Rob, well, we have been looking for an opporyunity to ask him to do a spot at Notre Dame for a long time - on December 7th you'll see why! Rob was an active figure on the scene as far back as the early 70's, ferreting out new discoveries (many of which are now Northern Soul 'household names') and supplying them to DJ's rather than occupying the limelight himself. Rob currently works in close partnership with Andy Rix to turn up top-quality sounds for today's scene, and occasionally plays some of these new finds himself when DJing as a resident at the Ritz 'Rarest Of The Rare' allnighters.
Check out these top tens to get a fuller picture of the kind of vinyl these lads like to lay on the decks . . . .