The biggest date in the UK soul scene calender has been for many years the 6Ts Cleethorpes Weekender, and this year’s live act line-up has just been announced.
Taking place over the weekend of 7th-9th June at Beachcomber Holiday Centre, Cleethorpes, the 2008 6TS Northern and Modern Soul Weekender boasts three impressive acts live at the Saturday all-nighter.
The opening act is Karime Harris, daughter of LA songwriter/producer Kent Harris and singer Ty Karim. Now a London resident, the one-time Killer Meters singer will perform a special tribute to her parents’ work (including ‘Lighten Up Baby’, ‘You Just Don’t Know’, and ‘You Really Made It Good To Me’). Next up is Frank Dell, the New York singer with the big voice, who travels to Europe for the first time. Famous for his northern soul hit ‘He Broke Your Game Wide Open’, the long-time jazz circuit singer is soon to feature on Kent ’s “Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities Vol 3”. Headlining Cleethorpes will be Gigi & The Charmaines, the superb girl group from Cincinnati. The group is lead by Gigi Griffin, who supplied backing vocals on James Brown’s King sessions and went on to work in Detroit and Chicago in the mid 60s when those cities produced non-stop soul gold. An unreleased track by the group was featured on the 6Ts 23rd anniversary single. Gigi’s sister, Gerri Jackson, was responsible for the duet with Herman Lewis (Griffin) version of ‘The Right Direction’, which she will perform on the night.
Weekend dancehall passes are still available for £59 each. Send cheques (payable to 6TS Weekenders and enclose a SAE) to:
1 Elm Drive
Or use PayPal – details and more information on the weekend are here.