Colin Curtis Paul Garland Natasha Watts Soul Sam Grumpy Brown
Kev Oxberry Chris Box Fish Dave Lyn Mark Merry Foxman
Steve Laming Bill Griffin Steve Omahoney Steiner Claridge Mark Whiffin Mark Blee Paul Fossett Grant Fisher Darren Perry
It was some 10 years ago, in May 2008 that I first started doing soul nights at the beautiful Orchid hotel here in Bournemouth. We ran a monthly Friday night event and tempted some real quality DJs to join us, including Soul Sam, Terry Jones and Arthur Fenn. Although attendances were reasonable, due to work commitments, we decided not to continue, although my passion was undiminished.
Having joined Soul Power just over 12 months ago I suggested to Grant that we visit the hotel with a view to holding an event. We took the girls there one Saturday night for dinner and we all agreed we should approach the management. On first meeting Helen the events manager it was clear that she was totally on board with what we are trying to achieve. At her behest we held our first “all dayer” this year on the 9th of June, with a strong line up of DJs and 3 rooms of music. We had over 140 attend. The feedback on both the hotel and the event was overwhelming.
We are now going one step further and holding a 4-day weekender over Easter 2019. Our music policy is simple, no boundaries. From sweet and deep, soulful 70s, latin, jazz funk and soulful house, we aim to cover all corners. If you like a real quality venue with the cream of Britain’s DJs then our event is a must.
We are situated 200 meters from Bournemouth’s golden beaches so a perfect location for that long weekend break.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.