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Serena Soul Weekender

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019 at La Serena Golf Club

Serena Soul Weekend update

just to set people’s minds at rest who have booked hotel accommodation and tickets and have concerns about the recent Gota Fria storm floods in Los Alcazares.  Clean up operations have been completed at the hotel and the venue and both are open for business this Saturday (21st September  2019)


Charity Soul Presents:-

Serena Soul Weekender – 4th, 5th, 6th October 2019 – La Serena Golf Club, Los Alazares, Murcia, Spain

Weekender Tickets – €38

Day Passes – Fri 4th – €12, Sat 5th – €15, Sun 6th – €15 including paella.

Serena Soul is a weekend event in the beautiful surroundings of the La Serena Golf Club Murcia.
Los Alcazares is only 10 mins drive away with beautiful walks, beaches and restaurants.
The event will take place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of October 2019 with a full International line up of DJ’s playing the top Soul and R&B sounds around.

The event itself will be held in 2 rooms with indoor and outdoor dancing areas with food and drinks available at very reasonable prices.
Adjoining the Golf Complex is the Senator Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort with its beautiful self contained apartments with all the facilities you would require.
In all everything you will need all in one place for a wonderful holiday experience.

DJ Profiles – Serena Soul

Welcome to Steve Gainey – DJ Profile

Hi Guys my profile as soul music lover:
Been into Soul really since I was about 12 so was about 1970 loved the Motown sound buy was taken back by Chairman of the Board who really inspired my love of the music.

Got into Northern after leaving school in 1974 through a club in hull and somehow progressed to attending Wigan , then my love immersed into a serious fascination and addiction of buying of vinyl, attended other venues such as York Ebor Suite, Leeds Central, Manchester Ritz, Unity Warrina Stadium Peterborough along with many other excellent local underground venues. Although not a DJ have been lucky enough to play at some prestigious events, Brighouse Ritz, Bridlington Weekenders, South of France, Gothenburg, Hoochie Coochie along with many other great events.

Started collecting in 1974 with limited knowledge so often bought boots, re-issues until I attained some knowledge on what to look for and that knowledge I still search as I’m still a novice in the entirety of this brilliant scene. My real love now is 70’s Crossover music.

Looking forward to spinning few at this great event and for a wonderful worthy Charity.

Maybe play the likes of.

Trannells – Blessed with a Love – Flo Jo.

Al Williams – I am Nothing – Palma.

Brenda Jones – Big Mistake – Mercury.

Jimmy Bo – Horne – Just Can’t Speak – Dade.

George Hobson- Let it be Real – Sound City.

Welcome to Martyn Bird – DJ Profile

First dipped my toe into the northern scene in 1976 at a Doncaster All-Dayer ,quickly progressed to my first All-Nighter at Unity Hall Wakefield. After Unity my adventures took me over the Pennines to infamous Wigan Casino where I missed very few Saturday’s over the next 3 years or so.
I knew about Motown,Atlantic & Stax through my older brothers,so at my first All-Dayer I bought Blanche Carter-Halos Are For Angels GSF (boot) & a lifelong vinyl addiction was born 🙂
I’m a collector who happens to DJ on occasions & have quite an eclectic taste in northern soul,with one constant in my buying I like a good dancer. I find my tastes changing all the time as I hear different things all the time & my collection reflects these different influences. It’s always been about the next new tune to me so still find myself going to more up-front nighter’s or night’s.
I’m loving the Funky Northern,R & B,Latin side of the scene at the moment,some great dancers been played.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to DJ at some of my favourite night’s like The Wilton (one of the best nighters ever imo) Radcliffe,Empty Bottles,York Soul Club & a few more that have slipped my mind.
At the moment I’m helping run The Mojo R & B night in Hull where Mr John Parker is our resident DJ,well someone’s got to give him a job 😀
I struggle with top five’s/tens as by the time I’ve wrote them I’ve bought something new that belongs in them 😀
Five I’m hoping to play……………….

Lee Dorsey – Gaitor Tail Polydor

Damn Sam-Damn Sam The Miracle Man Tayster

Som Três – Homenagem A Mongo Odeon LP

Anna Belle Caesar- I’ve Got My Man Glad-Hamp

Zenobia Bonner-All Alone Accident

Welcome to Alber Acedos – DJ Profile
It’s a pleasure for me to have been invited to the Serena Soul Weekender.
Born in Madrid 30 springs ago, I’ve been spinning records in many clubs and festivals in Spain (Gambeat, Boiler, Euroyeye, Mojo Working, Beltza Weekend, Funtastic Dracula Carnival) and Europe (Underground Blues (Teramo), Look at the lights go up (Hamburg), Dreamsville (Lowestoft), etc.
I also co-organize with my partner in crime Dani Herranz “Someday” in Valencia and “MGC” in Madrid.

Alber’s top 5:
Little Nicky Soul – I Wanted To Tell You (SHEE)

Nat Hall – Why (LOOP)

Gil Bernal – The Dogs (BUMP’S)

Michael D. – There Ain’t Nothing To It (KEY)

Clarence Hill – A lot Of Lovin’ Goin’ Round (MAINSTREAM)

Welcome to John Parker – DJ Profile

I came on to the Soul Scene in 1972.initially as a collector but over the last 20 odd years have DJ most weekends.

I am currently resident at The Wardrobe Leeds..Mojo RnB Club Hull and Bridlington and Scarborough Weekenders.

For 16 years I was resident at York Soul Club ..I have DJd widely across the UK playing a mix soul music ..Northern Soul/RnB..I play in the main Ballrooms at Bridlington Weekender as well as the Rare and Underplayed Room and the RnB Room…I like to mix known tunes with a spattering of new discoveries and one-offs.

I have DJd in Spain..Valencia and Gandia.
in Italy..Rome, Salerno and Naples.
Copenhagen DJing the first Weekender there.
Also Amsterdam,London name a few.

Current top 5

Wayne Champion – Don’t Panic Baby

The Latinares – Aint No Secret.

Lafite – Help Me Find Her.

The Nightriders – Looking For My Baby.

Esther Grant – Lets Make The Most Out Of Love.

Welcome to Adela Domínguez – DJ Profile

First of all, thanks so much for inviting me to play some records on the Serena Soul Weekender.

About me,
I have been collecting for a while and have the pleasure of spinning records at a bunch of festivals and clubs around Spain, such as Someday Allniter, Mojo Weekend, Euroyeye, Siesta is over and Beltza Weekender to say a few, and right now also co-organize with a squad of women “Hey Sister Club”, a young club in Madrid willing to give the relevance they deserve to female collectors 🙂

My top five:

Mad Mouth Woman – Wayne Carter (Mootrey’s Studio)

I’m not ready – Ujima (Epic)

Oooh, Baby – Pamoja (Keiper)

Just be yourself – The Pretenders (Carnival)

Baby, what has happened to our love – The Ringleaders (M-pac)

Welcome to Keith Money – DJ Profile

I am from Dundee in Scotland, I first DJ’d at the Claremont Hotel in Edinburgh in the mid 1990’s,
I have been lucky to have DJ’d at lots of venues and weekenders all over the UK and Europe including Cleethorpes, Fleetwood, Prestatyn, Blackpool, Hamburg, Runaway love in Asturias and Madrid in Spain.
Cannonball in Carpi and Rimini in Italy,
Deep Cliffs in Portugal and lots of other venues,
I have also been a resident at the 100 Club in London for more than 10 years.

Very hard to pick 5 but some of the records I am playing over the weekend includes,

1 Four Andantes “Hipper than me” Mo Do,

2 Roy Roberts “So much in love” Sugar,

3 Sugar Boy and the Shades of Black “Free man” Shades,

4 Honey Bs “What love can do” Bs Wax,

5 The Intensions “She needs somebody” USA Records.

Welcome to Alfredo DjArnold Maddaloni – DJ Profile
Alfredo “Arnold” Maddaloni is a true soul journeyman, working with (among others) Do Yourself a Favor / Dance With The Devil (Rome), Black Vibration (Salerno) / Chono Records / / Funk Night Records Detroit. He took his first steps DJing locally in his home town of Salerno about 15 years ago, developing parallel contacts and skills through the major international forums, across multiple soulful genres. His selections range from R&B, Soul, Funk and other infectious grooves in the sound spectrum of black and tropical music. Over the years he’s also played for brands such as Fred Perry, Nike, Dr Martens, Ceres (50th Anniversary) & Vans. In 2015 he toured USA where he played at Botanica in New York, recorded a show for Brooklyn Radio, spun at the Emerald Soul City Weekender in Seattle, did a guest spot for Dublab in Los Angeles, and played at Fistful of Soul in Houston, Slow Jems in Detroit, the opening of ThirdMan Records’ Store and at the Motorcity Funk Night in Detroit. Since 2010 Alfredo has played around Europe at some the best Soul nights with the likes of Andy Smith, Keb Darge, Ian Wright, Diggin Dave and many others. In Italy, he collaborates often with Luca Sapio of Blind Faith Records, producing awesome vintage sounds. He also curates Blind Faith’s radio programme on Soundcloud, hosting mixes from some of the scene’s best.

Alfredo’s Top 5:

Welcome to John Berchtold – DJ Profile

I have had the pleasure to dj in Copenhagen’s finest clubs for around 15 years. I have been promoting club nights such as Absalon Got Soul, Double Barrelled Soul Club and the Copenhagen Soul Weekender (next one is on 29/08-01/09, 2019) and i also dj at Copenhagen’s best place for old sounds mesteren & lærlingen, on a weekly basis.

I have been collecting various styles over the years but my passion for Soul has been growing constantly! Behind the decks i like to take a risk and mix styles whenever i get the chance.

Top 5

Jimmie Raney & Sally Bennett – Crazy Moon

Eddie Campbell – Contagious Love

Cliff Edwards – You’re A Sweet Baby

Ike Porter – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

The Mighty Dogcatchers – It’s Gonna Be A Mess

Welcome to Dani Herranz DJ Profile

I discovered the rare soul world in the mid-80s, through the Spanish Mod scene and the Kent compilations, which were a point-of-no-return in my life and marked the road to follow. Since then I have not been able to escape the obsession for vintage clothes, colourful shocks, Detroit 45s and niters in the middle of nowhere.

Promotion of events has been an important part of my life (it´s a dirty job but someone has to make it!!), the more well-known have been Autumn Mod Rally (90s), Big Thing (07-12) and SOMEDAY (14-18), the latter still up and running in Valencia (next date 21st April, you should make it!), with my mate Alber Acedos

In terms of DJing I will not bore you with a list of dos I have Djed in, just to say that I like to mix different tempos and sounds and rare/classic within the same set, focused into 60s, I try to follow some direction when I play (sometimes leading nowhere but hey!!, I try!!)

Top 5 Plays:








October 4, 2019
October 6, 2019


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