The Silk Road in Colchester hosts the legendary Hacienda DJ Graeme Park on Saturday 6th November. The night called ONE, has been organised by RW&B Events in aid of TSUK Transplant Sport UK with profits from the event being donated to help people take part in sport.
The story of DJ Graeme Park really mirrors the story of the evolution of dance music and club culture itself. Graeme found himself working in a Nottingham record shop called Select-A-Disc in the early 1980s, when the very first house records began to filter through from Chicago, Detroit and New York. When the shop’s owner also opened a nightclub, it was only natural he should turn to Graeme to select the discs. Determined to showcase this new style of music, his reputation as a house pioneer soon brought him to the attention of Mike Pickering at the Hacienda in Manchester, who asked him to cover for him whilst he went on holiday in 1988. Simply put, there was no-one else in the country that could do the job. The Summer of Love followed, and Parky quickly became one of the biggest names on the emerging dance scene. Aside from his eight-year residency at the Hacienda, he was the first British DJ to play places like Australia, South America, the USA, Asia and beyond as well as producing and remixing tracks for the dancefloor.
Whether through his sets, his radio shows or simply by getting to know that audience, Graeme has spent the last 25 years getting his jocular personality across. He was there before it all started, he was at the forefront of the dance scene when it was at its zenith and he’s still there, still rocking it, years later- longer than some of the people on the dancefloor have been on the planet! And the best thing is he still loves it, still loves the music and still loves to play it for people to dance to.
DJ support on the night comes from Conan Liquid, Mick B, Darryl Wright, The Driver Brothers and Partners In Soul.
Pre Event Tickets £7.00 with entry anytime and queue jump.
£5 before 11pm and £10 after 11pm.
Anyone who buys tickets in advance will have quick pass in on the night.
Email [email protected] for or visit The Silk Road for tickets.
ONE @ Silk Road, Colchester 9pm â€“ 4am