It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ‘n roll. It’s also a bloody long way up the A11 to Norwich if you want to ‘funk ‘n soul’. Not that we’re complaining. It was an absolute pleasure to be asked up to Rocco’s nightclub this Easter Sunday.
Quiet little gig? Not on your life. Rocco’s was rammed. Management had taken care of that. They’d done a nice job on publicity Flyers, TV screens emblazoned with the LJ motif and piccies, even 7″ TFT’s on the Beer Pumps (when did they start doing that?). All of which promising, quite literally ‘the best night of your life’ if you came down to see The Love Junkies doing their thang in East Anglia – no pressure then.
Also good to see Radio 1’s Rox (as featured in those Chris Moyles jingles). Well it’s true, and regular work too, ner ner. Little bit of marketing leverage and all that.
Anyways, not our normal wedding and corporate crowd, so actually a pleasure to play to an, ahem, younger audience. Shall I say late teens/early tweens? Yes, that covers it. These guys like a party, no surprises, were up for it on a Sunday and frankly could’ve partied until 9am next morning. I’m sure some of them probably did.
Billed as funk, motown ‘n soul, we started off on that tack. All cool, but actually after playing Disco Inferno, We Are Family and Car Wash, it was pretty clear they really appreciated 70s disco. So we obliged, and then some more. Finally topping off with some more modern floor fillers, plus some new ones we’d added to the set, ‘Moves Like Jagger’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Next To Me’ by Emeli Sande.
A thoroughly cool gig. Hi to our friend Nick Mahon, who turned up unexpectedly to say hello and ended up helping us with the get-out. Also great to have new sound tech, Joe on board to help with the PA. Much appreciated chaps. Let’s not leave it so long next time Rocco’s. Great fun.