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Al Kent at Beats, Bats & Beers

Beats, Bats and Beers runs every Saturday Night with Bucky in charge of the soundtrack of House, Disco and Pop Obscurities ...This weeks special guest is Al Kent (Million Dollar Disco)

Jamie Scahill

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Date published: 29th May 2014

Al Kent was born in Scotland. His father was an avid record collector and had a cabinet full of them. And Whisky. Everything from Abba and Elvis to the Glitter Band and Buddy Holly was in there. What a load of shit they were.

In 1976 Al ran away from home to live in New York. Here, at the age of 8 he started attending the Loft and hanging out with Nicky Siano and a whole bunch of cool New York DJs with Italian names. In 1978 he was arrested for possession of PCP while guesting at Better Days with Tee Scott and deported back to Glasgow, where his dad was now getting into a bit more David Essex. He was shit too.

So Al opened.his own club in Glasgow, based on his experiences in New York. With his pocket money he flew Richard Long over to kit it out and had Walter Gibbons DJ at the opening party. ?Since then he's bought lots of records, done the deejaying in lots of places, and recorded an orchestra too.

Al Kent will be playing a 6 hour set and the best thing is its free to get in all night. Open from 4pm - 3am with DJs on from 9pm

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