Pulling the Triggers on the 45’s: World Music DJ to play Theatre Severn

After a ten year lay off from DJing, award-winning radio broadcaster and foreign correspondent Andy Kershaw is getting back into the spin of things with his new ‘Global Dance Night.’ Taking to the decks in Theatre Severn’s Walker Theatre, Andy will be serving up an infectious blend of dance music from around the world.
 
Andy Kershaw still remains in people’s minds for the years on Radio One alongside the late John Peel. He has an almost cult following due to his ‘down to earth northern presenter’ approach. Like Peel, Kershaw played an eclectic mix of alternative music but his love of world music made him stand out from the rest.
 
Andy was also instrumental in bringing African bands to the UK in the 80’s, bands like The Bhundu Boys and The Four Brothers all had Radio One sessions on his show and continues to be a driving force in the world music scene.
 
On the 24th October Shrewsbury audiences will be able to share his passion in a very special gig at Theatre Severn. The venue’s Walker Theatre will be transformed. The usual raked seating will be replaced with cabaret style tables and a dance floor, the bar will be open throughout the gig and audience members are being encouraged to bust some world music moves.
 
Venue spokesman Pip Bayley said ‘This is the first time we have tried something like this at the Theatre. The Walker is such a versatile venue it’s great to be able to utilise it in this way. We really hope Shropshire music lovers come out and show their support. Andy’s record collection allegedly ways seven tons, so it will be exciting to see what he brings!’

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