SOUL / SWING / RHYTHM & BLUES / MAMBO / ROCK ‘N’ ROLL / CALYPSO / FUNK
DJs Francis Dosoo, Fryer & Mr Mason bring you a monthly night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms & deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours at consistently one of our busiest nights. Featuring glowing visuals downstairs plus rotating guests upstairs. ‘Edinburgh’s hub for swing, soul & rock n roll’ (The List Magazine)
It’s at The Bongo Club every Tuesday – for those who want to celebrate the hip hop classics, but just as importantly the brand new! Tracks ranging from Big Daddy Kane, Odd Future, Slick Rick, Wiz Khalifa, Biggy, Wu Tang, Cool Kids, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Outkast, Biz Markie, J Dilla, Rick Ross, Styles P, The Dream, Kool G Rap, Kanye, Gangstarr, Clipse, Evidence, Big L, Strong Arm Steady…. Live performances, guest DJs & more
Drama & theatre workshops for ages 16+, £5 with bursaries available: Creative Electric create contemporary performance based on real experiences. Often our work is interactive, sometimes its personal, at times its one to one. Our work has been performed in both Scotland and Sweden, in theatres, studios, art galleries, nightclubs, on trains, in fields, city centre squares and on rooftops.
As you may already know, since we moved to our new home underneath George IV Bridge, the terms of our tenancy require us to vacate the premises for the summer months (Sunday 12th July until Friday 4th September this year), so The Underbelly can move in to use the space for the Fringe.
NB Without a venue, we’re unable to run any of our regular nights (or any Fringe events). We don’t have any control over this, nor do we have any involvement in what happens in the building during this period. The Underbelly is a completely separate business from The Bongo Club. It was here first and thus it takes precedence at this time. Sorry, folks, but ‘thems the breaks’, to quote an old favourite by hip hop legend Kurtis Blow.
We’re fully back in action on Saturday 5th September and very much look forward to kicking off the new season with you then. Until then, enjoy the festivals and have a great summer!
Latest tweets from the Bongo Club
This will be our second last w/e before we close for the summer! Headset this Friday and Soulsville on Saturday. thebongoclub.co.uk
BONGO WEEKENDER... 3 LEFT: Tonight: Four Corners £3/£5, Tomorrow night: Big N Bashy £4/£6. #edinburgh
Great work on Saturday guys. Vids and pics look great.... @reelyouthmedia