Soul-a-Go-Go is a monthly soul night that takes place in Melbourne … yes, that’s Melbourne, Australia! The night started way back in 2007 and since then it’s become a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene…. the Go Go people say: “A night of music for lovers of getting down and having a good time.”
Well, Australia’s a far way to go to test that claim but you can be sure that they’re bob on the mark by checking out a brand new 7″ single simply called ‘Soul-a-Go-Go’. The disc is credited to the SOUL MESSIN’ ALLSTARS who comprise members of The Putbacks, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, The Teskey Brothers, Fulton Street, The Meltdown, The Wolfgramm Sisters and Cara Robinson. In other words, the cream of the Aussie soul scene all marshalled by Jake Mason (Cookin’ On 3 Burners) and Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock).
The tune is a 24 carat Northern soul monster. Lots and lots of modern soulsters try to capture the classic Northern sound but they rarely get it right. Well, believe me, on ‘Soul –a-Go-Go’, everything is right – so right that if someone told you this was an old, unissued 60s track from some obscure, US indie label you’d totally believe it… yes, it is that good!
‘Soul –a-Go-Go’ will be released on limited edition 7″ on Soul Messin’ Records on October 18th. You’d be a fool to ignore it!