Profile text: I started my professional career as a DJ in 1978, DJ’ing for Alan Lawrie’s DJ agency called I.D.E.A. which was based in Copenhagen. Alan arranged numerous contracts for me while I was working for his agency during the years of 1978 and 1979 to DJ in various clubs in Luxembourg and Denmark.
I returned to the UK to get married and start a family in November 1979, after which time I hung up my DJ boots until the late 1990’s at which time I got the DJ’ing bug once again, and since then, over the last 16 years or so I am regularly asked by other promoters to either DJ at, or putting on my own soul nights in and around Carlisle and Dumfries and Galloway.
Starting in November 2011, I was resident DJ and co-owner of the newly opened “Soul in the City” night club in Carlisle, but due to the decision taken by myself and the other 3 partners for us to close the club at Easter this year it has lead me to start to put on a new bi-monthly Northern Soul mini -nighter event which will be known as “100% Northern Soul Carlisle” which will be held at the amazing 1000 plus capacity, state of the art event centre in Carlisle called “The Venue ” located on Portland Place in the middle of Carlisle town centre, the first one will be held a week on Saturday the 21st of May kicking off at 8pm finishing when the bar closes at 4am when myself and the other 7 top local Northern Soul DJ’s will by then have played on vinyl, 8 hours of everyone’s favourite Northern oldies from back in the day …..I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my last 40 plus years as a DJ and health permitting will continue to do so until that last big allnighter in the sky beckons !!! ….K.T.F. … Chris Patrickson.