Brothers boogaloo are on a mission

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The Brothers Boogaloo are back!

After last month’s gig in Matlock, Lester Wright and Lee Boden - aka The Brothers Boogaloo - return to action with an event at The Boat Inn in Cromford on Saturday, November 15.

Together, Lester and Lee are on a mission to make ‘the Derbyshire Dales move to the groove’ and for the last year they have been doing just that, at their vinyl pop up funk and soul nights.

What started out as a chance meeting in Lee’s record shop Spinderella, based on Dale Road in Matlock, has developed into packed out nights in Cromford, Matlock and Matlock Bath.

The Boogaloo boys supported Matt Henry. the star of BBC hit TV show The Voice when he showcased his talent at The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath earlier this year.

Lester Wright said of their gigs: “We try and supply the souliest soul under the sun and the funkiest funk from beyond the stars!”

To celebrate a year of funky fun, Lee and Lester have put together a bumper pack of nights for your dancing shoes.

This month will see the return of their regular soul night in Cromford. Soul Time is at The Boat Inn this Saturday and then on December 20 there will be a special Christmas soul disco at the same venue.

For more information, follow them on Facebook. Find them at Brothers Boogaloo pop up funk and soul club.

n The application window is now open for bands and DJs interested in playing at the Indietracks Festival on the weekend of July 24-26.

The popular annual event, held at the Midland Railway Butterley, near Ripley, will have up to 50 bands playing across four stages.

To apply, you need to email the following to indietracksbands@gmail.com by December 7: A short biography – one paragraph is fine but please indicate where you’re located.

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A link to your music. Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube links are all perfect. Please don’t attach MP3s. (DJs don’t need to send a music link).

Please put “[Your band / DJ name]: Indietracks 2015″ as the subject title of your email.

This will help sift you out from any spam.

A spokesman said: “Early bird tickets will be available nearer the time.

“We’ll also be looking for volunteers (stewards and stage assistants) and workshop organisers, so please keep an eye on our website early next year.”

The spokesman added: “In the meantime, our recent Indietracks compilation albums are all available on Bandcamp. There’s dozens of fantastic songs by artists who played at the last few festivals, and all proceeds go to the Midland Railway charity. See https://indietracks.bandcamp.com/ for more.”