Thanks to Sam and co for organising such a good alldayer, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did pop into the Modern room a couple of times but the music was “too modern” for me. However the Rare and Crossover room was right up my street with some of my favourite DJs doing the business. As usual Butch did a great set with I think a slight emphasis on 70s tracks including a couple of Crossover at the start of his set. Cliff played one of my favourite “disco” sounds (if I’m allowed to say that, lol) Paradise by Jewel, but of course he had to remind me what it was. Thanks to Andy Dyson for playing the Tropics’ Hey You Little Girl, love the way it builds up. What’s the title of the Point Of View record Steve Guarnori played in his set? All the DJs did good sets with a mix of sounds including funky soul, Crossover, 70s Modern and of course Northern. As I type this I’m finding it hard to remember who played what but will wrack my memory to see if I can put more down.
The company was excellent, thanks to Hayley, Faye and Matt for leading John Muir and myself to that nice pub by the canal where we had a very pleasant meal outdoors. Good to see friends from all over the country with the 100 Club well represented.
I left about 1ish, I was suffering from sleep deprivation and had began to feel a bit faint from the heat. After a few hours sleep felt as right as rain, and the journey back to London went well.
I didn’t stay at the Sketchley Grange hotel, I was too late but got into a really nice hotel/B&B a taxi ride away which if I’d recommend to anyone who needs to stay in Hinckley.
Once again thanks to all concerned.