Tony Blackburn brings back the Soul Night
Tony Blackburn has announced on his BBC London 94.9 show that he’s bringing back his popular Soul Night Out for one night only.
The event will be held in aid of Children in Need on 4th November at Koko in Camden and artists include The Brand New Heavies, Shakatak, Si Cranstoun, Loose Ends, The British Soul Collective, Denise Pearson, Jaki Graham and Linda Lewis.
Tony used to hold regular Soul Nights in London with the late Steve Walsh via Radio London in the 1980s but has always vowed never to bring them back. But at his recent 50th anniversary celebrations he said “Wouldn’t it be great to do it once more, and this year is the right time to do it.”
Speaking of the event, Tony Blackburn said: “I’m so excited to be bringing back one of the Soul Nights. People have always asked when they were going to return and I can’t think of a better cause to do so! They were legendary back in the 80s, so I can’t wait to get back on that stage along with some fantastic artists performing live!”
Gareth Hydes, Head of Editorial at BBC Children in Need, added: “We’re delighted that Tony’s bringing back his Soul Night – especially as it’s in aid of BBC Children in Need. It’s a fantastic line-up and promises to be a brilliant evening.”