The next Luxury Soul Weekender is the 21st event, and takes place at the Hilton Blackpool over the weekend of January 8th to 10th 2016. Expansion will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary, and in addition to a top line up of DJs in four rooms playing soulful house, lovers rock, rare groove, jazz funk, salsa soul, upfront new soul and modern soul classics we have an incredible live show on the Saturday night.
Headlining for this event will be a concert by double Grammy nominated 80s soul music icon KASHIF. It will feature his solo hits including “Help Yourself To My Love”, “Stone Love”, “I Just Gotta Have You” (Lover Turn Me On) and those he has written and produced for artists including Whitney Houston, George Benson, Barry White, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Howard Johnson and more. In 2004, KASHIF was inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame as a ‘Living Legend’. He has lived up to his name, KASHIF meaning ‘inventor, discoverer and magic maker’.
Expansion are excited to reacquaint themselves with the artist they first worked with in 1998 on a studio album “Who Loves You”, part of a three decade long story delivering exceptional new music to a generation of soul music fans disenchanted with the contemporary mainstream. The event also provides an opportunity for KASHIF to perform live in the UK with a full band for the first time since his Arista Records heyday with signature dance floor fillers and ballads from a golden era. Home in America he has hat 17 hit r&b singles and four Top 40 albums.
Joining KASHIF on stage to sing the songs he write for the ladies will be TRACY HAMLIN, herself an emerging force in soul music with four stunning albums to her name and a series of international live dates. Tracy will also be performing songs from her Expansion album “No Limits”, and on Friday night we are joined for a very special guest PA by SouLutions.
Over 18s only.