Friday, 16 September 2011

Wine, Beats, Trainers in the Mix

NuNorthern Soul has always been about music and enjoying it in comfortable surroundings, with great food and wine... Through our travels and endeavours to find the perfect spot we from time to time come across some very interesting people and places with a similar ethos...

I caught the train over to Hoylake on the Wirral to meet such a person, Adam 'Pooky' Speechly...

Adam is the owner of, aptly names, Adams Fine Wines upon first inspection it is much like any decent purveyor of wines, but then you meet Adam, B-Boy swagger, fly trainers, de-rigour body warmer and slightly off the arse wearing of jeans etc...

The Yard, the wheels, the owner...
The Owner
What immediately struck apart from the amazing wines was the crates of old music magazines and records intermingled with the fine stock...

Easy Reading

Then I started to notice the 'collectable' figures dotted around and the copious amounts of sneaker / trainer boxes amongst the crates of ale and wines...

Top Shelf Action

MC Hammer

Dennis Rodman with Hot Pants

Dennis Rodman Doll
Adam, was a face on the Liverpool DJ scene for many years holding a very successful residency from 1997 to 2004 at the 'Camel Club' playing his unique block rocking party beats to a loyal and up for it crowd... He took some time out after a spat with the club owner over his desire to improve the sound-system which the owners didn't think was needed... One of the decks started playing backwards, the owner didn't see that as a problem!!!

Although he took a back seat to DJing, he never gave up making and collecting beats...

Check the wall of sound below... apparently this is the tip of the iceberg, he has a huge vinyl collection also...

Adams Wall of Sound
As we mentioned Adam is a beat maker also. A basic set up, but it does the business...

Block Rockin' Beat Machine

While we drank fine wine, chewed the fat and generally mucked about, I asked Adam if he would do a mix for me, I hinted at a Jazz influenced vibe and after a few months came back with this teaser... He is finalising a full length mix and as soon as that is ready we shall be spreading the word...



POOKY - NEW NOTES FROM BLUE NOTES (PREVIEW) originally for the NuNorthern Soul podcast by ADAM SPEECHLY AKA POOKY

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