Bank Holiday Sunday special as George Powell Entertainment presents Soul Heaven – the undisputed leader and purveyor of quality soulful house music.
Neil Pierce is a name that has become and will continue to be synonymous with the Soulful House scene in London. He’s carved out a name which has come to represent quality underground dance music with nothing but Soul. It was during his time as manager at record shop ‘Release The Groove’ that he was asked to warm-up for Paul Trouble Anderson at the legendary Loft parties at HQ in Camden. Not long after, Neil was asked to be a Soul Heaven resident where he continued to refine his style and develop technical skills that soon became the one of the earmarks of his sound. It was also whilst managing the record shop that Neil met Dj Aaron Ross and in 2003, together they formed the successful production duo the Fanatix. Since then, the pair have consistently pushed out quality Soulful House music in both the booth and in the studio. Just some of the amazing artists the Fanatix have worked with over the years form a mixture of talent from across the globe such as Blaze, Kimara Lovelace, KOT, Kenny Bobien, Roy Ayers and Stephanie Cooke, as well as homegrown talent such as Terri Walker, Kele le Roc, Jamiroquai, Alex mills, Don-E and Sunburst Band and have seen releases across major House labels including; Sony, Defected, BBE, Ricanstruction, ZR, Def Jam, Soulgroove and of course Soul Heaven Records. And as if that wasn’t enough, in 2005 Neil decided to form his label Hustle Music which has seen releases featuring artists such as Franck Roger, Jihad Muhammed, Muthafunkas and Reel Soul to name a few. Neil has also been a regular on the underground club scene both at home and around the globe, playing for long-standing and respected promotions such as Garage City, The Southport Weekender, Need2Soul, Miami Music Conference, Soulogic, To the Manor Born, Angel Deelite and Soul City. Neil is also one of a handful of Brits to have graced the decks at the legendary Shelter in New York. In the last few years, he has had the pleasure of taking his sound global, seeing him play in countries such as Italy, Ibiza, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Sweden, Dubai ,Australia, Russia, Norway and the USA.
Soul Heaven Resident, 1 half of AphroDisiax and Colourful Radio presenter Sy Sez is a London DJ , Producer and Radio Host, who’s journey began playing on many of London’s pirate radio stations . Along with his radio shows he began playing at local house & warehouse parties. On his journey since then, he has graced many of the London’s best club venues including holding residencies at Ministry of Sound, Neighbourhood, Herbal, East Village, Matter (O2 Arena), Plan-B, and more…..as well as travelling world-wide to showcase his talent.
In 2005 Sy Sez caught the eye of infamous house-music duo ‘The Fanatix’ (Aaron Ross & Neil Pierce) and earned him a place on their monthly residencies at top London venue – Neighbourhood. This notorious residency was a very popular night and created a dedicated following and had been moved to London hotspot – Herbal, where he continued to be their resident. Due to his continued hard work, dedication and talent – Sy was then proudly welcomed into the Fanatix as their official third member and to begin joining them in the studio on their productions.
Soon after his baptism in production with the Fanatix Sy teamed up with fellow London DJ – Gavin Peters and formed the production outfit AphroDisiax – who have now caused a storm on the house music scene with their productions and remixes, having releases on labels such as Soul Heaven, MN2S, Tribe, Seamless, Universe Media, Soul Shine more.
In 2007 his DJ skills earned him a place on the Soul-Heaven lineup on its return to the Ministry of Sound featuring Terry Hunter & Terissa Griffin and also a repeat booking at Soul Heaven for Tony Humphries 50th Birthday…..2 great parties later and Sy was asked to join the heavy-weight in-house lineup as a fully fledged Soul Heaven resident, where he now travels the world flying the flag for Soul Heaven, playing alongside the superstars of the music!
SUPPORT BY MANCHESTER’S ZACHARIA SOUL
This event begins at 9pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open earlier for good times.