Preview: Beat Generation at Blackpool Cricket Club

This Saturday Blackpool Cricket Club is hosting Beat Generation. The weekly radio show is awesome and has loads of attention. Norman and Gaz, the hosts, told me more of what to expect of the night:

Tell me more about this Saturday night and who you guys are.

We are Norman Haslam and Gaz Heckman. We run the Beat Generation Radio Show on Cowbell Radio every Tuesday. You can catch us from 7pm till 9.30pm. We play Mod, Ska, Soul, Funk, Northern Soul, 60s, 2 Tone, Indie and 21st Century Mod. We encourage lots of interactive live banter with listeners who comment and ask for requests on our Facebook page. We organised a very successful night as part of March Of the Mods in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust in March at the same venue and hope to recreate a similar vibe.

So what’s involved?

We have got The Cycle Paths, a three piece Indie/Mod band from Sheffield who do original and cover songs along with local band The Getsettes who play up beat, melodic, catchy tunes influenced by 60s pop, Motown and Northern. Norman and Gaz will be spinning tunes in between bands and it’s also Gaz’s birthday so feel free to buy him a drink! We are also pleased that Chinny will be doing a guest DJ spot too playing Trojan/Jamaican Ska and 2 Tone on vinyl.

We are looking forward to making the night a regular feature, hosting Beat Generation at Blackpool Cricket Club the first Saturday bi-monthly, and are really looking forward to having a variety of live bands and guest DJs.

What time should we arrive and how much is it?

It’s on from 8pm till 1am . There is no charge as such but there is an honesty bucket where guests can put in what they feel like, although we recommend £2 per person.

For people who haven’t attended before or have not seen the new refurbishment, you are in for a treat. Since our March Of The Mods event we now have a stage and a great dancefloor, so see you all there on Saturday 17 May, it will be a cracker!


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