Norman Jay brings the Good Times to 2022NQ

One of the UK's best loved dancehall dignitaries brings the Good Times back to Manchester this month, when he drops in on 2022NQ for a signature set of soul, funk, disco, reggae and more.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 13th Sep 2012

The only UK DJ to be awarded an MBE for his services to music, Norman Jay first set up the now legendary Good Times Soundsystem back in 1981 - leading to a 32 year residency at Notting Hill Carnival.

He became a key DJ during the ‘80s London rare groove scene, hosting a series of legendary clubs – Shake ‘N’ Fingerpop, High On Hope (inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage) and famed sessions at London’s Bass Clef (later the Blue Note) - all of which built his reputation for open-minded, soulful selections spanning soul, funk, disco, early house, reggae and hip hop. The past three decades have seen Norman Jay's career go from strength to strength, and now he travels the globe, spreading the Good Times far and wide. 

On Saturday 22nd he'll return to Manchester for the first time in two years, to play a special Good Times set at new basement venue 2022NQ - where he'll be delving into his plentiful record box of deep and diverse music inspirations, past, present and future for an intimate crowd of just 250.

Supporting Norman will be Manchester's own disco destroyer Will TRAMP! - known to many for his DJ sets at Warehouse Project, Parklife and Homoelectric as well as being the founding promoter of the infamous Tramp! Night that ran in dark Manchester basements for a number of years. A huge Norman Jay fan, he'll be pulling out all the stops to keep the Good Times vibes flowing all night.

This event is selling fast, with all earlybird tickets now sold out.

2022NQ presents... Norman Jay (Good Times set), 22nd September, £8

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