North Norfolk’s Overstrand art and music venue The Belfry Centre has had a major coup by hiring Ibiza DJ Madhatter to play at its regular ‘Soul Night’.
DJ Madhatter, also known as NME journalist/author Paul Wellings, has played at leading venues including Ibiza’s superclub Pacha and the Ministry Of Sound in London. He was also a DJ with the ground breaking London Wide Radio – the station that launched Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Tim Westwood. His cult punk reggae band the Anti Social Workers toured with Peter Tosh (one of Bob Marley’s longtime band members) and released a critically acclaimed album. He has been a regular holiday visitor to the East Anglian coast since a child.
Resident Belfry Soul Night DJ and Overstrand resident Paul Hensby said: ‘DJ Madhatter saw one of our posters and asked if he could get involved with the Overstrand Soul Nights. I immediately agreed as we have a natural affinity. We both worked in journalism and PR, and have loved soul music from an early age. We are looking forward to working together and I’m sure the crowd will love our collaboration.’
DJ Madhatter who hails from London said: ‘Even though I’ve been very privileged to work at the world’s leading dance venues such as Ibiza’s Pacha and Space and the Ministry of Sound, this will be a very different night with a community vibe. I intend to play soul music from the 60s to the noughties to reach everyone. As we say in the London DJ world, it will be sick beats all night.’
DJ Madhatter’s first Soul Night session will be on Saturday 16th February from 7.30 pm at The Belfry Centre, Overstrand and will run alternate months.