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Sat Oct 13th - Great Big Kiss soul club in central London

Post by ian » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:08 pm

A rolling thread for the new soul and sixties night, now at The Phoenix after the sad closure of the Buffalo Bar. Go to the latest post for this month's night...!











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We're very excited to say that the first Great Big Kiss night at the Buffalo Bar is this Friday. Our guest DJ is Jon Slade of Born Bad and The Actionettes will be dancing too. Hurrah! The music policy is the same as the HDIF Soul And Sixties Specials, so northern soul, Motown, girl groups, and a bit of rock'n'roll and sixties pop.

You can pick up an advance ticket for this here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92376 - We've sold a third of the available tickets so there's plenty of tickets left right now, although all of the soul nights we've done at the Buffalo Bar have sold out so it might be worth picking up an advance ticket to guarantee entry. On the night, tickets will be £4 for members and £6 for non members. Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk - and you'll get a shiny laminated membership card with your name on it. Please note: HDIF membership cards are not valid for Great Big Kiss. I designed the new membership cards yesterday and they look gorgeous.

I'm so excited about this one - I can't wait for it to be Friday!

Finally, please send in some requests. What would you like to hear at the very first Great Big Kiss?

See you on Friday!
Ian x

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Great Big Kiss
Friday October 8th
Buffalo Bar, Highbury Corner, London, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket
Guest DJ Jon Slade (Born Bad), dancers The Actionettes

We play: Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * Gloria Jones * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * The Zombies * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Oct 8th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:34 pm

The next Great Big Kiss is this Friday at the Buffalo Bar. If you're going to see The Orchids and Darren first, come to us afterwards for a dance. Anyone with a ticket printout for the show will get a pound off entry.

Photos of the night in October are here:
http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/oct82010a.html

Great Big Kiss
Friday November 12th
Buffalo Bar, Highbury Corner, London, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, buy tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/96741
Guest DJ Lucienne Cole (Boutique)

We play: Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * Gloria Jones * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * The Zombies * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Nov 12th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:01 pm

Tonight! Come dancing after The Orchids and Darren...

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Re: Fri Nov 12th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:49 pm

And here's the first GBK of the New Year, with Paul from the Primitives DJ-ing. A night of dancing to round off the Winter Sprinter!

Great Big Kiss
Saturday January 8th
Buffalo Bar, Highbury Corner, London, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, buy tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/100580
Guest DJ Paul Court (The Primitives)

We play: Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * Gloria Jones * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * The Zombies * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Sat Jan 8th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:43 pm

Just a very quick reminder that the next Great Big Kiss soul and sixties special is this Friday at the Buffalo Bar. If you haven't been to GBK before, we play the soul and sixties side of HDIF - so that's northern soul, Motown, Atlantic, Stax, girl groups and a bit of rock'n'roll. Our guest DJ on Friday is Debbie Smith of the legendary London soul club The Nitty Gritty, who's a brilliant, brilliant DJ. If you went to the Actionettes 10th birthday bash at the 100 Club last year, then Debbie was the compere - and as a musician she's played in Echobelly, Curve, Snowpony, The Nuns and loads more.

There's an old podcast of stuff we played at the night in January 2010 here:
http://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-1/ - and I hope to be uploading a new GBK podcast in the next few days.
And photos of last month's GBK are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/jan82011a.html

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Great Big Kiss
Friday February 11th
Buffalo Bar, Highbury Corner, London, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, buy tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/105919
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
Guest DJ Debbie Smith (The Nitty Gritty)

We play: Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * Gloria Jones * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * The Zombies * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Feb 11th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:10 am

My favourite one so far! Debbie Smith's set was fantastic!

Photos are up now...
http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/feb112011a.html

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Re: Fri Feb 11th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by Karenbee » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:40 pm

I'm in london weekend of 11th/12th march so i'm going to try come to the next one. so excited!

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Re: Fri Feb 11th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:00 am

Karenbee wrote:I'm in london weekend of 11th/12th march so i'm going to try come to the next one. so excited!
Next one's on the 11th, guest DJ is Bob Stanley. I reckon it'll probably sell out in advance, we've sold some tickets already - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/109398

Sooo looking forward to this one!

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Re: Fri Feb 11th - Great Big Kiss at Buffalo Bar, London

Post by ian » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:13 pm

This Friday! There will be tickets on the door this...

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Post by ian » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:33 pm

Here's the photos from Friday night. There's three indiepop stars in there, see if you can spot them all (and not pictured, Simon Love...!)

http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/mar112011a.html

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Re: 11/3 - Bob Stanley DJs at Great Big Kiss, Buffalo Bar Lo

Post by ian » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:51 pm

This Friday, we're delighted to welcome back Lucienne Cole as our guest DJ at the Buffalo Bar. Lucienne's DJ-ed at GBK twice before and she turned in a superb set both times. Photos of those nights are here:

July 2010 http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/july312010a.html
Nov 2010 http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/nov122010a.html

Great Big Kiss
Friday April 8th
Buffalo Bar, Highbury Corner, London, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, buy tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/event/113776
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
Guest DJ Lucienne Cole (Boutique)

We play: Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * Gloria Jones * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Apr 8 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lond

Post by ian » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:56 am

Hello!

This Friday is the latest Great Big Kiss, our soul and sixties spin off club at the Buffalo Bar. Our guest DJ this month is Declan Allen, one of the resident DJs at ATP and co-founder of London's legendary Intensive Care club night. Declan's also DJ-ed Da Doo Ron Ron, Glastonbury festival and, most recently, Primavera Sound, so he really knows his stuff.

Declan has a show this week on Domino Radio, which is broadcast at 7am-8.30am on 87.7FM on Thursday, and you can listen again on the Domino website which is at http://dominorad.io/ - I'm Declan's guest for the show, and I'll be talking about HDIF, Great Big Kiss and playing some of my favourite indiepop and northern soul vinyl.

If you can't wait until Thursday for your northern soul fix, the latest Great Big Kiss podcast is up now. You can stream it here - http://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-5/ - or download as an mp3 here - http://www.mediafire.com/?lw1d9nysntghblv

Tickets for Great Big Kiss are the usual price of £4 for members and £6 for non members. Please note that HDIF membership cards aren't valid at GBK. If you'd like to apply for membership just email greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk - Advance tickets are available here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/121955

There's more on Great Big Kiss - including photos of previous nights and our infamous Soul And Sixties Video Jukebox - here http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html

See you on Friday!
Ian x

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Friday June 10th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance ticket, buy tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/121955
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ: Declan Allen (ATP/Intensive Care)

We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton Stevie Wonder * Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * The Yardbirds * The Young Rascals * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials * Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri June 10 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lo

Post by ian » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Yay, tonight!

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Re: Fri June 10 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lo

Post by ian » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:25 pm

The next one of these is tonight! At the Buffalo Bar, with Jon Slade DJ-ing...for all your soul dancing needs!

More info here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html

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Re: Fri Aug 12 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:54 pm

Well that was fun! Photos of the young folk a'tail-shakin' here:
http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkaug122011a.html

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Re: Fri Aug 12 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:03 pm

We're back at the Buffalo Bar this Friday for another night of girl groups, northern soul, Motown and rock'n'roll. Our guest DJ this time is Launette, of NTS Radio, who's DJ-ed at the Heavenly Social and this year's Vintage festival. She'll be playing an all-vinyl set of soul and girl group goodness, guaranteed to go straight to your feet and your heart! Please come along for a dance.

Photos of last month's GBK are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkaug122011a.html

If you'd like to get a preview of the kind of songs we'll be playing this Friday, the latest Great Big Kiss podcast was uploaded this morning. It's a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, hip-shaking collection of northern soul, Motown, girl groups and rock'n'roll. You can listen to that here - http://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-7/

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Friday September 9th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members, £6 advance tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/131878
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ: Launette (NTS Radio). Launette has been DJ-ing for almost a decade, spinning at the likes of The Heavenly Social and Vintage Festival. She also hosts her own Sunday morning radio show, Launette's Hour, on NTS Radio.

We play:
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

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Re: Fri Sept 9 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Here's the latest one of these - tomorrow night, and it's our first birthday party! Woo-hoo.

Steph from Born Bad and Shrag is our guest DJ, there'll be cake and balloons and plenty of soul tunes to shake your stuff to. Please come along for a dance!

Here's the latest GBK podcast - http://www.mixcloud.com/hdif/great-big-kiss-podcast-8/
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Re: Fri Oct 14 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:08 am

We're very pleased to welcome back Debbie Smith as our guest DJ at Great Big Kiss this Friday. Debbie DJ-ed for us back in February and played an amazing set that really got the club jumping - all from vinyl of course. You can see photos of that night here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbkfeb112011a.html - Debbie's the co-founder of the superb Nitty Gritty club night in London, and a legendary musician too, having played in the likes of Echobelly, Curve, Snowpony and The Nuns, so she really knows her stuff. Please come along for a dance!

As always, if you have any requests, please let us know. I've been busy snapping up vinyl on ebay again this month, so I've got some new gems to play. Probably my favourite of the lot at the moment is "Well I Told You" by The Chantels, a brilliant girl group response to "Hit The Road Jack". Check it out here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tJUvbSSbQI

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Great Big Kiss
Friday November 11th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk
 
Guest DJ: Debbie Smith (The Nitty Gritty) 
 
We play: 
 
Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!
 
The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

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Re: Fri Nov 11 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:58 pm

This Friday's the next one of our soul nights. Should be fun! Here's the blurb...


Just a quick reminder that this Friday is our very first Great Big Kiss Christmas Party! We took last December off to go to ATP, so we're looking forward to breaking out the festive Motown and girl group treats - in fact we'll be playing all of Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift For You" album over the course of the night. Plus our guest DJ Lucienne Cole will be keeping the Buffalo Bar hopping with her usual selection of northern girl and girl group goodness. Please come out for a dance!

Admission is £4 for members, £6 for non members, and £6 in advance for members and non members. You can pick up an advance ticket, which will guarantee entry, here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/143912

Photos of last month are here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/gbknov112011a.html

There's more info about Great Big Kiss at our website here - http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html
And we have a group on Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/143419499028685/

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Great Big Kiss
Friday December 9th
Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, right outside Highbury & Islington tube, 9pm-3am
£4 members, £6 non members
Membership is free from greatbigkissclub@yahoo.co.uk

Guest DJ: Lucienne Cole (Boutique). This night will also be our Christmas Party. To celebrate, we'll be playing every song from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift For You" album over the course of the night.


We play:

Sugar Pie DeSanto * The Shangri-Las * Jackie Wilson * Dusty Springfield * Chuck Berry * Gloria Jones * Ike And Tina Turner * The Supremes * Pat Powdrill * Mamie Galore * LaVern Baker * Big Mama Thornton * Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin * Richard Berry And The Pharoahs * The Del-Vikings * The Silhouettes * Little Richard * Nancy Sinatra * Del Shannon * Ray Charles * Melba Moore * The Shirelles * Edwin Starr * Little Anthony And The Imperials Ruth Brown * Bo Diddley * The Orlons * Wanda Jackson * Otis Redding * Fats Domino and loads more...!

The big beat keeps you rockin' in your seat!

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Re: Fri Nov 11 - Great Big Kiss soul club at Buffalo Bar Lon

Post by ian » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:48 pm

Tonight! Yay!

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