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Soho Legends Share All at Soho Music Month
Mark Powell - Suggs - Philip Sallon - Princess Julia
This July, Soho Music Month, a free music and culture festival, teams up with Soho aficionado Chris Sullivan to host a series of talks with some incredible Soho legends. Bringing together a line up of true Soho ‘ace faces’, Sullivan will uncover tales of misdemeanour, style mongering and general high jinx within the square mile that will have you rolling in the aisles.
Chris Sullivan, the founder of Wardour Street’s famous Wag Club, writer, DJ and West End gadabout, will be chairing the Soho-centric talks with some of London’s greatest icons and raconteurs at The Clachan on Kingly Street. Sullivan starts on 15th July with Mark Powell who has had his menswear tailoring business in Soho for 35 years. Powell’s client list includes Naomi Campbell , Paul Weller and Bradley Wiggins, while his knowledge of Soho along with his tales of nocturnal meanderings are legendary.
On 20th July, Sullivan shares the stage with Suggs of Madness. There is no pop star in the world more capable of commenting on the style and musical legacy of Soho than the beloved Suggs McPherson. Passionate about Soho, he first took to the streets as a toddler accompanied by his mother, eminent jazz singer the late Edie McPherson. He recalls “I remember when Hendrix was about, when Ella Fitzgerald played Ronnie’s in 1974, the Sex Pistols performing the Marquee, Afrika Bambaataa at The Wag Club and Amy Winehouse at the Astoria. Soho is a very special place”.
For 22nd July the infamous Mud Club promoter, Philip Sallon is in the chair. At the centre of London night life since the 1970s he is one of the most important and outlandish nightclub promoters of the 20th century. Guests are sure to hear many humorous tales from the man himself.
The final talk on 29th July is with "the first lady of London's fashion scene." – Princess Julia – who has carved a career as one of London's leading DJ’s and iD Magazine’s music editor while maintaining her status as one of London’s most innovative dressers. Julia will tell of her times at iconic London spots such as The Blitz Club, Kinky Gerlinky, Leigh Bowery’s Taboo and Boombox.
Tickets are free and available via a ballot on www.carnaby.co.uk/musicmonth-2021/.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Carnaby is in the heart of London’s West End, where over 100 retail brands of quality and distinction and over 60 independent restaurants, cafes and bars can be found across 14 streets, including the world famous Carnaby Street. Carnaby is a unique and iconic experiential shopping, dining and leisure destination.
Soho is the creative hub of London’s West End with a vibrant mix of independent and concept fashion stores, restaurants and bars. Shaftesbury’s Soho portfolio includes 39 shops and 31 restaurants, bars and cafes across several Soho streets including Berwick St, Broadwick St, Denman Street and Brewer Street.
Shaftesbury owns and manages a 16 acre property portfolio in the liveliest parts of London's West End. The portfolio comprises of restaurants, cafés, pubs and shops, extending to apartments and offices in the highly popular, sought-after and prosperous locations of Carnaby, Seven Dials and Chinatown, together with substantial ownerships in East and West Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia. All our properties are close to the main West End Underground stations, and within ten minutes’ walk of the two West End transport hubs for the Elizabeth Line, at Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street.
About Soho Music Month
This summer, #SohoMusicMonth returns to Carnaby and Soho and everyone’s invited! The free month-long celebration takes place throughout July and is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the area’s rich and vibrant music history. Visitors will able to enjoy a series of events such as the Independent Label Market down Carnaby Street, as well as exclusive pop-ups from Ronnie Wood, Museum of Youth Culture and Creative Media Network, countless in-store activations, competitions, music tours, art exhibitions, talks with influential Soho faces and exclusive, limited-edition products. Brand activations include live music from Gypsy Dynamite at Cahoots Underground bar, a limited edition ‘BlackPink’ cocktail from Korean spot Jinjuu, a pop-up vinyl shop at Oliver Spencer, exclusively designed tints from Moscot and for a bit of fun Kaleido Rolls are giving away a free roll to those who dare to give the name of a song with the word “roll” in its title. Other brands include, Ain't Nothin' But, Bread Ahead, GANNI, Polpo, Ugly Dumpling, size?, Pastaio, adidas plus many more.
Check out https://www.carnaby.co.uk/musicmonth-2021/ for more information.