So, last weekend the Beats & Swing team actually won two out of three of their races at the Dragon Boat Festival at Lakeside, and managed to raise more than £2,400 for their chosen charity, Tonic Music in the process.
I popped to see them at their event in the evening and had an amazing time. I’m surprised they were all still standing.
Well done to all involved.
This weekend, on Saturday, The Old Barn in Milton is being treated to the legend that is Paul Trouble Anderson. This one is being brought to you by the guys from Groovebox from 7pm until 1.30am. Southern Exposure present We Love Oldskool, bringing you classic house that is deep, funky and soulful.
Paul followed a sound that evolved from what he heard from his uncle – a reggae sound which blended into soul. They called it ‘troublefunk’ which is where his stage name came from.
Joining him on the line-up will be residents CJ Makingtosh, Groover Washington and Tony Broad.
There’s not only all of that, but they have also teamed up with The Kindergarten Sessions to take over the second room with DJs Nicky K, Matt Singleton and Jordan Paddon on the bill.
They plan on making the night all about house music and transforming the Old Barn with a laser show and lights by OMB MD.
These guys go all out to make sure you have wicked night, so head down and party with them. Tickets are £10.
It’s also time for the second instalment of Maison Music at The Fleet in the city centre tomorrow from 11pm until 5am.
I have some high expectations on the quality of artists that these guys are going to bring to Portsmouth.
This weekend they hit us with a strong line-up – Richy Ahmed from Hot Creations, topped off with Laura Jones from Visionquest.
And not forgetting support from Soul Divide and Alex Fowlie.
They’re sticking to their catchline: ‘Proper house, proper people.’ Tickets are £11 for students and £15 standard, available from eventbrite.co.uk