I hadn't been to this night before, but it had often been recommended to me by some of my friends in Stamford who go, and I know a few people in that area anyway. I'd decided to do a Midlands double bill over the August Bank Holiday weekend stopping over at my parents' at Derby, with this night being on the Saturday and the Derby Rolls Royce dayer on the Sunday (will post up seperately).
I posted this review up on the www.northernsoulmusic.co.uk message board before. Kingsway is one true Northern Soul Oldies night, plenty of my fave tunes are the Oldies anyway, specially enjoyed the sets from guest DJs Dave Raistrick and Sam Evans, both being personal friends as well. The night was busy though regulars described it as "quieter than usual", but there was also to be a dayer on the Monday a short way up the road at Forest Town Welfare.
Another flying visit that last weekend of October, being part 2 of my Midlands triple (see new threads on the Regency at Ilkeston and the Heritage Hotel in Derby). Went for "early doors" at Mansfield as the group I was meeting up with at Derby weren't getting there until 10-10.30, so with Kingsway being open from 7.30 figured that gave me a couple of hours there and I'd spoken to people at Lincoln the week before who were going. Sure enough arrived not long after opening time and soon among familiar friendly faces, resident Ian Gee getting proceedings under way with a largely Motown Northern flavoured set, two tracks standing out were Supremes' "Run Run Run" (got it on LP but never heard it out) and one by Stevie Wonder I think was called "Love a Go Go" (really liked it and don't think I have it). Enjoyed a few more dances to mostly familiar oldies before heading to Derby for part 3 of this somewhat mega-Midlands weekend.