DJ Derek

Photo By Maarten van Maanen – https://www.flickr.com/photos/maartmeester/3927624268/,
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Thought of this after reading an article about the Star & Garter just the other day. 

Whilst I’ve never been, I was aware of it’s influence in the Bristol and the wider area.

In particular the amazing story of Derek Serpell-Morris (aka DJ Derek) a one time accountant, who became a giant in the reggae world and told so well in the video below.

Cate Le Bon

Sugarhill Gang

Heavy Trash

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

Vamos! Festival

Vamos Festival in Newcastle celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with a closing day performance from Kid Creole & The Coconuts at the Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle. Despite the on/off rain it still ended the festival on a high. Vamos has scaled back it’s 2018 programme in Newcastle, but will be back in 2019 and also in Leeds in July 2018.