Northern Soul – alive & kicking in Pattaya

Friday, 02 March 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By  Paul Strachan

In November 2011, the first Northern Soul night was staged at ‘Play’ on Walking Street, the event was an outstanding success and left the crowd wanting more.

On Friday the 17th of February the same crowd along with a lot of new faces and some people even from Rayong & Bangkok came along to support and enjoy the second Northern Soul Night, this time the venue was the trendy ‘Deep’ bar at the Dusit d2.

DJ Barry Willmore kept the house grooving to the sounds of yesteryear.DJ Barry Willmore kept the house grooving to the sounds of yesteryear.

Earl Brown & Eva Johnson are responsible for transposing a passion that they both shared back in the UK and recreating the vibe here in fun city.

The doors opened at 8pm and the bar was full within 30 minutes, entry was only 400 baht which included two hours of free-flow beer & wine, but of course people were really there for the music.  Barry Willmore made a welcome return as the DJ and he was aided by Ricky Vaughan; the tracks they played were enhanced by a video wall showing some great old northern soul footage.

At 10 pm the free drinks ceased, however the Dusit had special prices which encouraged the crowd to stay on, with the night coming to a close shortly after midnight.

The beneficiary for this event was the Melissa Cosgrove’s Children’s Foundation and an incredible 75,000 was handed over to the charity.

Orn and Nui hand out the obligatory Northern Soul stickers.Orn and Nui hand out the obligatory Northern Soul stickers.

Earl and Eva have to be commended for creating something new and exciting in Pattaya, details of the next Northern Soul night are being worked on presently and there is even talk of staging some nights in Bangkok.

Watch local press for details or online on facebook and search for Pattaya Soul Club or email Earl & Eva at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

High jinks on Northern Soul night.High jinks on Northern Soul night.

A new breed of Northern Soul fans in Pattaya.A new breed of Northern Soul fans in Pattaya.

Eva Johnson demonstrated some sharp moves on the dance floor.Eva Johnson demonstrated some sharp moves on the dance floor.

Not, Earl, Imon and Ing get into the party mood.Not, Earl, Imon and Ing get into the party mood.

A packed house at the Dusit d2barracuda.A packed house at the Dusit d2barracuda.

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