On the Sunday morning most of the northern UK woke to a few inches of snow which caused us some concern as to the travel arrangements for people attending the event. By midday most of it had gone but we atticipated that many people would be travelling quite far and would still be affected. We knew from the original event that people were coming considerable distances from the Midlands, Yorkshire and Cumbria etc but as you will see from the photos the event was well attended as folks braved the elements and didn`t we have a good one.
Once again the blend of Soul grooves and Nujazz hit the spot with everyone up for dancing at what must now be one of the coolest venues. As the last afternoon diner in the Mark Addy was finishing we were clearing the dancefloor and setting up Baz`s amazing sound system and 20 mins later we were off with Colin easing us in with some choice jazz selections. The place filled up earlier than last time as Mark Grice took over and continued the jazz style groove. Enter Roger Williams and the place began to dance as some seriously nice soul filled the room. Nujazz time followed with yours truly and I must say that for me it is a pleasure to play to such an openminded and up for it group of people. Besides more regular tunes I enjoyed blowing the dust of Ronnie Jordan`s version of `So What` which was extremley well excepted. Colin & Roger took another turn playing so many tunes that there are to many to mention. The floor was busy all night and well, you`ve just gotta get there and experience it for yourself. Mark & I finnished off with a rather eclectic set and that was it another Freestylin night that seemed to shoot past all to quickly.
We did find out the next day that some people wouldn`t chance the weather but the good news is the next Freestylin is booked at the Mark Addy for Sunday the 2nd of May 2010 and with the warmer weather it is bound to be a packer. Come early....you have been warned.