Weekend Grooves presents Connected to House

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    Neil Smith Rosey More to be announced
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  • This is the start of something special.. Connected to House is a brand new night for people who simply want to hear house music at its best. With the opening night on 14th December at the Burdekin Hotel dugout room, this will be an intimate affair with a killer Funktion One sound system that will blow your mind, in addition to free entry and drinks promos! Hosting the night will be Neil Smith and DJ Rosey, both hailing from the UK with a wealth of DJing and club night promotional experience from around the globe. Put simply, their ethos is to have a good time with house music with friendly faces and be 100% attitude free. Further handpicked DJ’s will be announced within the next couple of weeks, so watch this space. Neil Smith Neil Smith would typically describe his music as funky, yet deep & soulful with big vocals and solid bass lines. Starting out in England on the south coasts’ vibrant nightlife scene, playing in the south’s biggest bars and clubs including Bar Bluu, Klute and Passion, and Koola Bar, Neil built a reputation that carried all the way to London. It wasn't long before he was playing in the capital at the legendary Bagley’s and soon after was playing guest slots at Turnmills, The Cross and The Egg, playing at nights such a Prologue, Smartie Partie and Therapy London. In addition Neil had great experience DJ’ing for Hed Kandi at their premier bar in London’s South. He is equally comfortable playing in bars as he is in nightclubs, feeling that both types of venue have something different to offer in terms of the vibe and mixture of music. His influences in the early days were Alastair Whitehead, Graeme Park and Danny Rampling, and he is now inspired by the likes of Crazibiza, Ministry of Funk, The Layabouts and Jamie Lewis. Having played with acts such as StoneBridge, Ariel, Lisa Pin-Up, Bam Bo Tang, Peyton, Beth Yen, Jack McCord and Graham Cordery, Neil is firmly set in terms of experience and playing with solid names within the industry. He first arrived in Australia in 2004 and has enjoyed success with gigs in Sydney and Melbourne, including world class name; Hed Kandi, as well as lots of bars and clubs around the two cities, including Tryst in Melbourne, the Burdekin Hotel, Charlie Bar, Icebergs and a residency at The Exchange Hotel in Balmain among many more. With his tight mixing and innate ability to read the vibe Neil has been tipped by iconic DJ Stonebridge as someone to watch. “Neil is one of those DJ's that genuinely loves his house music and never compromises quality for the latest fad sound. He also has many friends in the DJ community on an international level, and is well respected globally”- StoneBridge 2011. Rosey DJ Rosey (aka Alex M) would most describe his music as big room, uplifting house. “For me it’s all about the ability to use sound to create a hands in the air, eclectic, eyes shut experience”. Sense tingling chords, building, uplifting melodies, chest thumping kicks and driving bass lines are a recurring feature of Rosey’s sets. Named after his cat, Rosey grew up during the early energetic and emerging UK house music scene. He began his DJ’ing journey during the 90’s playing at various clubs and bars in Glasgow (The Arts Factory, Gen Bar and Betsy’s He then moved to Ireland where he began regular DJing gigs on radio (Radio Limerick Club Scenes sessions show) and in some of Ireland's biggest super clubs on both the east and west coasts (JB’s (Jonno Bananas ;-) the GPO and Club KCR in Dublin) In 2000 Rosey came to Australia and has continued to bring the best uplifting house musical experience to venues around Sydney via residencies at Bar Broadway and the Burdekin. He has successfully run the “PP summer and winter music conference house music” nights for over 6 years, the “Go Slore” weekly nights and now “Connected to House” at the Burdekin. His enthusiasm and drive to deliver and share the best house and dance music to everyone is exceptional and notable. His DJ sets are always energetic and involved, demonstrating the commitment and hard work he puts into every performance. Citing early influences as Nick Warren, John Digweed and Paul van Dyke, his music and DJing style has more recently been inspired by producers such as Erick Morillo, Mark Knight and Kaskade. In 2010 Rosey also turned his hand to producing and now has a number of tracks which are due to be released in the New Year. “…it’s all about bringing an experience to your audience, connecting with them through music…and being named after your cat..” See you at the bar or on the dancefloor!
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