Balcony Bar Sunday Sessions
Sun 30 Jul (Doors: 2:00 pm )
Join us for another Sunday Session at Balcony Bar. Relax, be entertained and soak up the sun in our garden!
Balcony Bar Summer Sunday Session
A family friendly afternoon packed with Live Music, DJ Set, Street Food and great selection of Gins, Craft Ales & Fine Wines! DJ Set with Mark James from Soul 45 ~ Southampton's Maximum Funk & Soul Dance Party spinning strictly 7" 45rpm vinyl records played all afternoon! Indulge in delicious, freshly cooked oven fired pizza courtesy of ‘It’s a Pizza Thing’ ~ don't hang about though, they sell like hot (pizza) cakes!! They're just back from Italy ~ home of the Pizza ~ and full of Pizza inspiration!! Why not accompany your pizza with one or two of our extensive range of Gins, Cocktails, Craft Ales & Beers and quality wines? So many to choose from! And to end the evening, we are delighted to welcome The Black Kat Boppers ~ Southampton's Hot Boppin, Groovin’ 4 piece group playing rockin, roots music with a Guitar, Double Bass & stand up Drums We want you to simply, kick back and enjoy a sublime afternoon/evening on us! *2.00pm - 8.00pm *Accompanied children most welcome *Live Music *DJ set *Food served between 3.00pm & 6.00pm *Free Entry
Black Kat Boppers
Black Kat Boppers quite simply play – hard boppin', jump up, rockin' blues, dance music! It’s authentic, real, raw & unique. The majority of the songs are self-penned The band are based between London and the south coast Line up – Roy Phillips – Vocals - Colin Owens – Drums - Luca Scaggiante – Guitar - Dylan Clarke – Stand up bass "With Black Kat Boppers you get to immerse yourselves in that rockin' feelin'. Think of us as 'rockin the blues' if you must, cos that's the way we roll!" - Roy Phillips (Lead Singer) Shows - Regulars at festivals inc Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Wilderness, Port Eliot, Notting Hill Carnival, Common People, Red Rooster, Cock & Bull, Latitude, Victorious to name but a few. Also play clubs, great parties, music venues, events, indoors, outdoors, upstairs, downstairs!!!! Have regularly worked with Paul Simonon of the Clash who contributed the artwork for the debut album Boppin’ Atcha as well as singing and collaborating with the band on a version of classic Clash song “Guns Of Brixton”– the band are currently putting songs together for the follow up, to be titled “South Coast Boogie”. Have worked with Damon Albarn of Blur/Gorrilaz and were also invited on to the bill with Blur at Hyde Park. Played 5 shows at Fuji Rock festival in Japan 2014 and were asked to play the opening party in front of 10’000 people – An exclusive version of the album was released in Japan with additional tracks including one, a collaboration with Damon Albarn In 2016 the band appeared live on French TV show L’emissions De Antoine – The Antoine De Caune Show, they have also played festival shows this year at Bestival, Wilderness, Victorious, Notting Hill carnival, Graze Fest, Isle Of Wight Festival, Port Eliot among other shows. After the well-received album Boppin Atcha the band are just about to embark on their new album South Coast Boogie which should be out late 2017 or early 2018. The band visit the USA for the first time in April 2018 where they will be playing at the Viva Las Vegas festival . Fans & supporters of note include Bob Geldof (who invited the band to play at his 60th birthday party), Florence Welch(who performed on stage with the band), Damon Albarn(who has appeared live with the band), Noel Gallagher, Bono, Jamie Oliver, Gizzi Erskine, Mark Lamarr, Sean Pertwee, Jude Law, Mick Jones, Antoine De Caune, Paul Simonon etc etc Black Kat Boppers have also been a popular choice for prestigious private events clients have included: Sam Taylor Wood, PM David Cameron, Bob Geldof, Sailor Jerry, Gizzie Erskine book launch, Viscount Macmillan, The Boglione Family, Serena Rees(Agent Provocateur) to name but a few Quotes – Gaz Mayall from legendary club night “Gaz’s Rockin Blues” declared "I’ve seen hundreds of rock n roll bands and The Black Kat Boppers are right at the very top!!".
Mark James ~ Soul 45
PLAYING 7″ VINYL IS FUN In the last 3 years years THE SOUL 45 DJS (Mark James & Neil Walters) have played host and supported big international artists and local acts including Trojan Sound System, Eddie Piller, Public Service Broadcasting, Craig Charles, Don Letts, Hannah William & The Tastemakers, Freddie & The Freeloaders, Black Cat Boppers, The Fliks, DJ Format, Mr Thing, New Street Adventure and Afrika Bambaataa to name just a few. As djs we take pride in the fact we don’t play from prepared cdrs, laptops, or ipods, enjoying the warm rich sound that only vinyl records can deliver. We’ve had our fair share of playing mp3s using vinyl emulation software over the years but often felt that we were fooling ourselves and forgetting all the hard work we put into digging for vinyl in record stores, fairs, carboot sales and flea markets. Vinyl records has prevailed through those testing times and proved that its the one format that will never be replaced, with contemporary artists and respectable djs of all genres seeing the importance of vinyl. Going back to vinyl, playing out these little records and partying with like minded people is great. We’ve never had so much fun. THIS IS NOT ABOUT DJ TECHNIQUE, BUT ABOUT GREAT TASTE! Everything from classic floor fillers to forgotten and rare gems in Motown, Funk, 60′s and 70′s Soul, R&B, Northern Soul, Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, Disco and the latest releases – All played out on glorious, original 45 rpm vinyl, providing a richer, more accurate mix of sounds with a superior feel and presence that you won’t hear anywhere else in the mainstream club night circuits in Southampton. Exclusively to SOUL 45 we also create one off pressings that nobody else has on 7″, either LP tracks which were never issued as singles, our own edits or completely unreleased songs that deserve to be played out to a wider audience.
It's a Pizza Thing
It's A Pizza Thing specialise in, you got it, homemade woodfired Pizza! With the clay oven in the truck, outside the South Western Arms St Denys