Fans of soul take note: June will see the ever-popular Heart & Soul return to Digbeth’s Irish Centre for an all-out summer special.
After losing his son Ethan, aged three, following a corrective operation for TGA (transposition of the great arteries) in 2009, South Birmingham Scooter Club’s Andrew Marshall set up the event in the hope of making money for UK based charity, Heart Research UK.
Having already raised nearly £100,000 for the charity and Birmingham Children’s Hospital so far all proceeds from the upcoming event will contribute towards piloting Heart Research UK’s rehabilitation project for children who have undergone open-heart surgery.
The event offers a range of vinyl-spun soul, Motown, northern soul, mod and ska from special guests Glyn Preece and Tony Reynolds, alongside the likes of locally renowned DJs PID (host of Brum Beat) and Testify’s Vic Mullen and Adam Heath (pictured).
Though previous events have been known to sell out, tickets remain just £6 on the door. There will also be a raffle, drawn on the night, for the chance to win a Vespa PX125 scooter with 12 months tax and MOT.
Heart & Soul
The Irish Centre, Digbeth
20 June, 8pm
Words: Jamila Dworkin