‘Souled Out’ packs them in for 6th anniversary

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No strangers to Souled Out events, Rodney Charman, Margaret Granger and Pai from the Hand to Hand Foundation.
No strangers to Souled Out events, Rodney Charman, Margaret Granger and Pai from the Hand to Hand Foundation.

Pattaya Soul Club celebrated its 6th anniversary at the Robin Hood Tavern in Pattaya on Friday January 6.  And this ‘Souled Out’ event was indeed sold out as music lovers flocked to the pub in droves and packed it to the rafters.

Doors were opened from 8pm and the place filled up quickly.  Entrance fees of 500 baht per head included the usual free-flow of beer and wine and guests were welcomed at the door by Eva Johnson and Earl C. Brown, founders of the Pattaya Soul Club.  Everybody in attendance received a commemorative anniversary T-shirt for joining in with the charity cause.  All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Take Care Kids foundation.

This event’s big sponsors included the Riviera Group and Pecunia Asset Management, while additional media sponsors covered the occasion.  Robin Hood Tavern was a new venue for the Pattaya Soul Club but it didn’t fail to impress and housed over 200 people on this night, the numbers far exceeding expectations of the organizers.

The evening progressed with the DJs playing some old school jams, the majority of music being northern soul from the late 60’s to the early 70’s, and putting everyone in the mood to dance.  Many familiar faces were seen on the occasion to help celebrate the 6th anniversary of what is deemed to be the best gig in town for soul music lovers.

By 10pm the free-flow drinks had all but run dry but the fun and dancing continued until late into the night.  The dance floor got more and more packed as those who claimed “I haven’t danced for years!” couldn’t resist the good vibes.  There were no doubt some aching bones in the morning, but it was all great fun.

The event raised a grand total of 74,000 baht which was presented by Eva Johnson to representatives of the Take Care Kids charity.

Eva Johnson, co-founder of the Pattaya Soul Club, is all smiles on the night.
Eva Johnson, co-founder of the Pattaya Soul Club, is all smiles on the night.
Guests were all given a 6th anniversary T-shirt by the Pattaya Soul Club.
Guests were all given a 6th anniversary T-shirt by the Pattaya Soul Club.
Northern Soul nights are very much a British institution.
Northern Soul nights are very much a British institution.
The dance floor at Robin Hood Tavern was packed throughout the evening.
The dance floor at Robin Hood Tavern was packed throughout the evening.