The Correspondents


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The South London Soul Train

Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

Saturday Dec 7th *Line-up Change*

Due to unforeseen circumstances Alice Francis will now perform in 2020. Alice Francis replaced by Electro Swing Pioneers The Correspondents (Live) and very direct.

Swing, swing, swing, swing everybody's got to swing! Sat Dec 07 - Guest hosts Jim Sharp (Dusty Donuts) plus Ali-B & Janette Slack (HK) soul slap and tenderise The South London Soul Train Live stage alongside 21st century Electro Swing champions The Correspondents (Live) and very direct. Expect to dance well harder y'all, as the quartet of red hot dancefloor nuking artists bring the heat and seriously fire up the dancefloor at The CLF Art Cafe.

Plus (and as always) we got so much more on multiple jumping floors, part of our ongoing mission to move your mind & body and force feed your soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.

Get down!

Level 1 - The Correspondents (Live)
Band on stage around midnight

The Correspondents consist of singer Mr Bruce and producer Chucks. Both growing up in South London, they formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages.

The show that quickly established the duo as one of the best live acts in the UK (The Telegraph's top 10 Highlights of Glastonbury in two consecutive years) has the monochrome clad Mr Bruce singing with force, scatting at speed and dancing like his life depends on it while Chucks takes the audience on a journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drum’n’bass and we truly can't wait to welcome them back to sonically demolish The South London Soul Train Live stage.

Release yourselves!

Then on Level 2 - Funks gonna hit the fan, as rare 45" vinyl junkies, The Legendary Snowboy and Jazzcotech Head Perry Louis drop more of the platters that absolutely still matter and wait for the sweat to fall. The finest selections in groove and downright nastiest in Funk, served up and delivered hard and direct to the dancefloor. All night long.

Room 3 - It's all about The Northern Soul of it all. Your Northern Soul Room host The Legendary Rob Messer and Oscar Romp dropping more seismic northern soul joints of epic proportions, hard and heavy on yehs. All on 45! Get down!

The South London Soul Train line up completed in The Rye Wax / Basement. The Super Soul Bowl. Your hosts, Wah Wah 45s supremo Dom Servini and Bopperson take you on another global excursion through the planes of World Wide Wonder Funk, Soul, Groove, Disco, Hip Hop Boogie & Beyond. Absolutely Positively Taste.T.

Prepare yourself!

The South London Soul Train (as always) All floors, will be taking, all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this one's for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.

The South London Soul Train Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place every Saturday night at The CLF Art Cafe + beyond.

Minimum of 500 tickets always on the door!

Next Events: Sat Dec 14 - The South London Soul Train with Rowdy Crowd (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe

Followed by

Sat Dec 14 - The South London Soul Train James Brown 12 Yr Anniversary Special with The LBJBs Live + More at The CLF Art Cafe

Time to keep getting it on,

See you on the dancefloors fo sho!

The Correspondents

The Correspondents appearing at this event

Mr Bruce and Chucks throw dance music from blues to jazz, electro to dubstep to drum’n’bass into the mix, with Mr Bruce’s vocals depicting the trials and errors of love, lust and loss.

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Jim Sharp

Growing up on a steady diet of East Coast Hip Hop in the early 90's in the Toronto area, Jim Sharp started playing records under the tutelage of local kings of the turntables. About 5 years ago Jim took his music back to vinyl with humble expectations but grand results. Joining forces with the Dusty Donuts crew, Jim has released over a dozen 45's over the past three years, reigniting his passion for deejaying and rocking crowds with sets full of scratching and smile on his face. With the likes of Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, DJ Numark and Skratch Bastid playing Jim’s edits and remixes, he has gained international recognition amongst deejays and crowds alike.

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Ali B

Ali B appearing at this event

An avid music collector who grew up with fifties and sixties music before going into funk and James Brown. A resident DJ at Fabric since it started in 1998, he now plays a huge variety of music which he uses to both educate and entertain. He also hosts a weekly radio show Monday nights at 2:00am on Kiss100.

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Alice Francis

Alice Francis knows exactly what she wants, and knows exactly how to get it. Together with her music partners Goldielocks and Chul-Min Yoo, the queen of the new swing era has developed her own sound, which combines fascination with 1920s swing music and electro-jazz-pop-hip hop nuances.

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Snowboy appearing at this event

Playing a classic range of jazz funk tunes, Snowboy brings his disco-boogie, nu-jazz, old skool rap sound to dancefloors around the world. Latin percussionist, recording artist, former writer for respected hip-hop magazine Big Daddy, he's been DJing since 1978 and his deck skills have been in constant demand.

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DJ Perry Louis

The original Messin' Around DJ, Perry Louis has amassed a lot of tunes throughout a dance career spanning 25 years. His collection spans over 20,000 records and the fact that over a quarter of his albums have been signed by the original artists speaks for itself.

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Rob Messer

An international soul DJ and Northern soul record dealer.

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Dom Servini

Dom Servini appearing at this event

Expect blue eyed soul, Afro Latin, boogie, jazz and exclusives from his ground breaking musical imprint.

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Also Appearing

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CLF Art Cafe (Block A, Bussey Building)

  • 133 Rye Lane
  • Peckham
  • London
  • SE15 4ST

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