Saturday 11th May / Legendary percussionist, writer, producer and DJ “Snowboy” (DJ set)


Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove….where does one start…

As a musician:
He is a renowned multi percussionist and “Snowboy and the Latin Section”, his band, are Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz performers and recording artists.
As a percussionist in many styles, he has performed or recorded with Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Mick Hucknall, Mark Ronson, Mica Paris, Airto Moreira, Jon Lucien, James Taylor Quartet, Incognito, Flaco Jimenez, Big Boy Bloater and many many more.

He is the music director of ‘The Fantasy Funk Band’, An all-star band voted for by the listeners of BBC 6 Music’s ‘Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show’ and a member of the powerful big band Funk super-group ‘The Sound Stylistics’.
As a DJ:
He is the resident DJ every Friday at ‘The Good Foot’ at the incredible Madame Jo Jo’s, Soho. Playing 60’s & 70’s R&B, Funk, Soul, Boogaloo, Rare Groove and Mambo, with the UK’s greatest guest DJ’s, Regular Album launches from ACE Records and exclusive concert after-parties.

He is Resident at the bi-annually ‘Goldmine Reunion’ with the DJ Godfather Chris Hill.

He is Resident DJ at ‘Love Soul’, Ibiza. An annual Soul weekender.

He is Resident DJ at the ‘Southport Dance Weekender’. The largest and most important dance music event in the world.
As a producer, writer and promoter:
The curator of 1930’s & 40’s entertainment for Wayne Hemingway’s celebrated ‘Vintage’ festivals

Music programmer for BBC 6 Music weekly ‘Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show’.

Author of the music and social history book ‘From Jazz Funk And Fusion To Acid Jazz’.

Columnist for ‘Blues And Soul’– the longest running Black music publication in the World.

Compiler of 8 forthcoming compilation CD’s for BBE records.

Snowboy will our very special guest DJ…expect 60’s & 70’s R&B, Funk, Soul, Boogaloo, Rare Groove and Mambo…a big dancefloor and dancin’.
Snowboy will be supported by our resident DJs.
Free entry. 9pm-1am.

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