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Daresbury Festival 2024
Walton Hall And Gardens , Warrington
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Daresbury Festival 2024 at Walton Hall And Gardens
Daresbury Festival 2024Sat 22nd Jun1:00 pm - 10:00 pmWalton Hall And Gardens , Warrington
18+
Boogie By The Sea at The Oval (Hastings)
Boogie By The SeaFri 26th Jul4:00 pm - 11:00 pmThe Oval (Hastings)
18+
Boogietown North at Barton Aerodrome
Boogietown NorthSat 27th Jul12:00 pm - 11:00 pmBarton Aerodrome, Manchester
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Hardwick Festival 2024 at Hardwick Park
Hardwick Festival 2024Fri 16th Aug4:00 pm - 11:00 pmHardwick Park, Stockton-on-Tees
18+
Fac51 The Hacienda Live at Wollaton Hall at Wollaton Hall
Fac51 The Hacienda Live at Wollaton HallSat 31st Aug1:00 pm - 10:30 pmWollaton Hall, Nottingham
18+
Boogietown 2024 at Apps Court Farm
Boogietown 2024Sat 7th Sep12:00 pm - 10:30 pmApps Court Farm, Walton-on-Thames
18+
Bohemian Soul All-Dayer at Binks Yard
Bohemian Soul All-DayerSat 14th Sep2:00 pm - 10:00 pmBinks Yard, Nottingham

Biography

Soul II Soul is a 2-time Grammy winning act that emerged at the end of the 1980s from London. The group initially attracted attention as a sound system, playing records at house and street parties (where their clothing style - dubbed "Funki Dred" - quickly made a splash, inspiring them to start a line of clothing). Founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians - notably Nellee Hooper, Simon Law, Phillip 'Daddae' Harvey and Caron Wheeler - Soul II Soul's experiments in music-making of their own resulted in the dub plate "Fairplay," which secured them a deal with Virgin Records. They had huge hits in 1989 with the singles "Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)," both from their debut album Club Classics Vol. I. These songs (both featuring Wheeler on vocals) set the tone for early 90s mainstream dance music in the UK.

Their follow-up album, Vol. II: 1990 - A New Decade, yielded the hits "Get a Life" and "A Dream's a Dream," the latter featuring operatic vocals by Victoria Wilson-James. While their U.S. following declined somewhat following its release, Soul II Soul continued to have hits in the UK, including 1992's #4 single, "Joy."

Soul II Soul reached Volume 5 of their series for Virgin in 1995, then released 2 more albums for Island Records.

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Soul II Soul is a 2-time Grammy winning act that emerged at the end of the 1980s from London. The group initially attracted attention as a sound system, playing records at house and street parties (where their clothing style - dubbed "Funki Dred" - quickly made a splash, inspiring them to start a line of clothing). Founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians - notably Nellee Hooper, Simon Law, Phillip 'Daddae' Harvey and Caron Wheeler - Soul II Soul's experiments in music-making of their own resulted in the dub plate "Fairplay," which secured them a deal with Virgin Records. They had huge hits in 1989 with the singles "Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)," both from their debut album Club Classics Vol. I. These songs (both featuring Wheeler on vocals) set the tone for early 90s mainstream dance music in the UK.

Their follow-up album, Vol. II: 1990 - A New Decade, yielded the hits "Get a Life" and "A Dream's a Dream," the latter featuring operatic vocals by Victoria Wilson-James. While their U.S. following declined somewhat following its release, Soul II Soul continued to have hits in the UK, including 1992's #4 single, "Joy."

Soul II Soul reached Volume 5 of their series for Virgin in 1995, then released 2 more albums for Island Records.

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