Swinging to sounds of the 78 disc

Colin Wilson Blues/swing plus rock'n'roll and jive will be part of an unusual evening's entertainment at the Norwich Arts Centre this Saturday (8pm).

Colin Wilson

Blues/swing plus rock'n'roll and jive will be part of an unusual evening's entertainment at the Norwich Arts Centre this Saturday (8pm).

The hall and bar of the centre will be filled with music and dancing from six top local DJs, the difference being that every record played will be a 78rpm shellac disc.

The Shellac Collective, a group of like-minded enthusiasts led by Greg Butler (who has a collection of more than 120,000 discs) and DJ78, Norwich's own top 'gramophone jockey', will be bringing the pre-vinyl sounds of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s back to the city and giving people the chance to hear some very rare grooves indeed. He'll be joined by Kingston Daddy and Banks - the mystery DJ.

As well as the musical on shellac, there'll be live performances from London barrelhouse blues shouter Cookie The Cutter, who will be launching his new CD Blue-eyed Devil, and James Goodwin - a truly soulful blues pianist who will be launching his debut album Blue-eyed Devil.

The Shellac Collective have already appeared at numerous clubs, festivals and on national BBC Radio 1, when they produced a two-hour spectacular for Rob da Bank's late-night show.

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t 01603 660352 (£6, concs £5) Norwich Arts Centre box office; www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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