Any Old Sunday @ BOHO Camden, London – 22/10/2017
Any Old Sunday has been running for a fair few years having started life in Kings Cross. Now in BOHO, Camden and with Fitzroy (Soul Survivors Magazine) at the helm, it’s a free entry soul night with an every increasing jam-packed dance floor.
Heaving with London soul scene regulars and friendly faces, it kicks off at a civilized 6pm but an hour in, feels like a Saturday night. Dangerous!
A Mexican inspired menu will keep the hunger at bay and Any Old Sunday regulars are offered a 10% discount on food and drinks which is a nice touch. Fitzroy transports you back to the 80s with rare grooves and electro boogie like The Voice of Q. He was joined on the decks by Dez Parkes who began his set with Tees Happy – North End ft. Michelle Wallace and ended with a bit of Dancing Machine – Jackson 5, Funky Sensation – Gwen McCrae, The Bottle – Gil Scott Heron and a funk mix of Superstition – Stevie Wonder. People were dancing in every available space but there was ample room for some phenomenal boogaloo footwork plus a small crowd had brought their own rhythm percussion. Dezzi D’s set was full of bass heavy disco, jazz funk and some anthems from the old Spats hip-hop club, London, like Sweet Thing – and a Latin mix of Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do for Love. A few guys started their own highly addictive rhythm percussion section with some hand instruments which added to the ‘just do your thing’ vibe.
Fitzroys final set included the sounds of soulful house, disco and some latin jazz, which had the salsa dancers showing off their skills. Any Old Sunday, which was
It is clear, Any Old Sunday has a strong following. Supporters came from far and wide to take in the vibes. The next event is on 19th November 2017 at BOHO, Inverness St, Camden, London, NW1 7HJ – the anniversary of Any Old Sunday so get there early!