Terry Hall (DJ Set)

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The Legend Terry Hall needs no introduction!

In between touring commitments with The Specials and some solo projects, Terry Hall takes his own collection of CDs to The Bear & Doll on Saturday 1st July. Giving us the chance to hear the songs he loves, up close and personal.

So what can you expect from a Terry Hall DJ set?
First of all, let’s be clear about what not to expect. Don’t expect Terry Hall to play any Terry Hall records.

On a BBC 6 Music interview with Matt Everitt in 2014 he likened the scenario to being invited round to Robert De Niro’s house, and then asking to watch Taxi Driver. Fair point.

What you will hear are some great tunes hand-picked by the man himself. From early reggae and ska to pop, funk, soul and even disco; Terry’s musical tastes are eclectic to say the least.

Check out the Bear & Doll on 1st July and expect to hear the likes of David Bowie, Toots & The Maytals, The Las, The Jackson 5, Max Romeo, Althea & Donna, Talking Heads, and much more. He closed one set in Stoke-on-Trent with the Zorba’s Dance Greek anthem.... simply brilliant!

It’s all about fantastic music, but also a great opportunity for getting an autograph or photo with the man himself – something that’s proved a challenge at a Specials’ gig over the years.

Terri Hooley DJ will be supporting Terry Hall this weekend at #TheBearAndTheDoll... read below for a little insight into this music legend!
'Terri Hooley has been a prominent figure on the Belfast music scene for well over 50 years. He was founder of the record label and shop 'Good Vibrations' which put punk bands such as The Undertones, Rudi, and The Outcasts on the musical map in the 70's. After playing Teenage Kicks twice in a row on BBC national radio John Peel became a big supporter of Good Vibrations records and the label celebrated its thirty-year anniversary in April 2008.
A biopic Good Vibrations based on the life of Terri was released in 2012. It covers Terri's remarkable story, from his tireless commitment to local bands and the chequered history of his shop and record label . In his book 'Hooleygan' he writes about his volatile encounters with the mainstream music industry, his drinking binges with rock stars and his run ins with John Lennon and Bob Dylan. His resilience in the face of setbacks such as arson, bankruptcy, bomb blasts, and attacks by racketeers are well documented.
Terri has won many awards including The Irish Music Industry Award and was the first person to win the N. Ireland Music Legend Award. A plaque for Terri was put up by the Belfast City Council on the original site of The Harp Bar (Hill St) and a tree was planted outside his original shop in Belfast's Great Victoria St (Bomb Alley).
A true music lover his dj sets are a journey through his absolute obsession with all genres of music, so expect Punk, Rock, Indie, Ska, Northern Soul, and much more.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 05th June at 5pm via thebearandthedoll.glistrr.com

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