The Social Service 6th Birthday with WINSTON HAZEL
The Greatstone Hotel, Manchester
Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 9:00pm - Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 2:10am
It's been a full 6 YEARS since we first managed to lure about 40 people down to The Greatstone Hotel with the offer of free cheese butties and got them so smashed on shots that they didn't even seem to notice that we kept playing our crackly records at them and even charged them THREE POUNDS for the privilege.
Well 6 years on hooray to us for not falling out and killing each other, hooray to you all for coming back time and again and a massive hip hip hooray to our first and best home The Greatstone Hotel - without a doubt the most unique and soulful venue in Manchester.
Earlier this year, we all got our heads together and had a democratic vote on which of our previous guests we'd like to invite back to play this auspicious occasion. First past the post was Sheffield's finest, WINSTON HAZEL!! *
A true Sheffield dance music pioneer - Winston djed at the legendary Jive Turkey and Kabal nights as well as producing the first ever release on Warp records as part of the Forgemasters.
No stranger to a Manchester crowd - Winston has been a regular at Electric Chair, Electric Elephant and the Riot.
Winnie last came and played for us in 2016 and brought a massive buzz and energy showing he instantly got what we were all about.
Recording from that night is here >>>
As if this wasn't enough we've got a special extended set from the Wigan Wonder - our own Dave O.
Back-ups on the night in case Dave eats all the mushies again - Sifi and Ladybeige.
*(Ref: Minutes of The Social Service AGM January 2018 - note-taker Steven Broderick)
The Greatstone Hotel , 841-845 Chester Road , Manchester