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We are heartily glad that DJ Derek has chosen the Notting Hill Arts Club, where he has been resident DJ at Sweet Memory Sounds since 2001, to play his last ever DJ gig on New Year's Eve. But we'll be so very sorry to see him go. If you have not been fortunate enough to visit Sweet Memory Sounds, or to witness DJ Derek playing in his beloved St Paul's in Bristol, or at Glastonbury, then you won't know that it's DJ Derek's passion for bluesy soul, ska and reggae music, combined with his warmth and wit and waistcoats, that make him so special. Derek might modestly say that it's those Sweet Memory Sounds that get people so excited, but it's the way he introduces and spins the tunes, some of which he bought on their release 50 years ago, that have made him such a wonderfully unique selector.
As FACT magazine has noted, DJ Derek is "one of those rare figures whose star has risen as he's got older, building a phalanx of young fans through regular sets at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, St Paul's Carnival and just about every university campus worth visiting."
So we're honoured that he has chosen his home-from-home at The Arts Club to play his finale set. It's going to be special, and Derek will be joined by Adam Callan of MyJuicebox, who played alongside him for many years at Sweet Memory Sounds.
So come and celebrate an amazing man, mighty fine music and an extra-hyped New Year's Eve. The 'Early Bird Tickets' have SOLD OUT, however don't panic. We have just release another batch of tickets at £25 a pop. Move now. They WILL sell out.
However, we have just release an extra 3 BOOTHS. These WILL sell out so move now to avoid disappointment. The £260 group price includes eight tickets, two bottles of bubbly and a table or booth that can be your base for the entire evening. Don't miss this!