Friday, 17 July 2015

Karen, Mary & Trish report from the Quorn Soul Club, Loughborough

Whilst Northern Soul is not everyone’s ideal taste in music, a visit to Quorn Soul Club is well worth making. The soul club is run by Kevin Meek and is named after the village in which is takes place. The drive into the village of Quorn, Loughborough is a very relaxing one as the surroundings are very picturesque and there is a very relaxed feeling throughout this lovely little village. 

The venue for the do itself is the Con Club, Station Road and ideally has a large car park opposite, a very friendly pub named the White Horse across the road for a few pre-do drinks and various eateries nearby if required. 

The club is popular and has an old school soul club vibe.  The venue is quite small it does get very busy so arriving early is recommended. The outstanding feel you get when walking into the venue is one of welcome as although it is frequented by many “local” people they go out of their way to make newcomers feel very welcome.  

After paying and chatting with the very friendly door staff you enter the venue itself which is quite deceptive from the outside. There is a seating area and bar as you walk in but as you venture further into the building you will find the dance floor and DJ box. We have been several times now and never once seen the dance floor empty, quite the contrary, it is often hard to find a spot!  

The club has its resident DJs such as Julian Clapton, Kev, Twinny, Aga Steans as well has playing host to several guest DJs each month such as Alessandro D’Alessio, Rob Glover, Glyn Preece and Soup and Bread. We have always found that there are plenty of dance-floor fillers and classics played, so great for a good night of dancing. 

The club has also a very nice beer garden at the back which is very useful to cool off after you have worked up a sweat on the dance-floor.  

The club runs the 2nd Friday of every month, 8pm to late and is £3 otd – Con Club, Station Road, Quorn.


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