Dr Bob Jones

Soul music legend is a term often over used, but in this instance we think it’s fair to say, we have definitely had one at Summer Soulstice… take a bow please Dr. Bob Jones…

A good friend of Andy Weekes from the soul scene, Jonesy’s career in the music business started way back in 1967, securing a gig at his local youth centre. After making his first ‘club’ appearance four years later, his music policy was, as it is now, the highest quality black music featuring soul, dance and jazz.

Bob was soon playing at Caister Soul Weekender and became a regular on the DJ line-up. He went on to play across the UK, Europe and the world. His own club night The Surgery in London’s West End, was a successful soulful dance night at the Blue Note in Hoxton Square, he also a main part of the Southport Weekender DJ team and later played at festivals such as Tribal Gathering, Creamfields & the V98.

Bob has also produced over 30 different artists including The Temptations, Al Green, Daryl Hall, Swing Out Sister, Izit, Squeeze and Bobby Womack. He has compiled collections for Mastercuts, Barely Breaking Even and Slip ‘n’ Slide Records and formed his own record label, Black on Black Records, a high quality black music primarily using British singers, songwriters and musicians.

He was part of our original line-up at our first Summer Soulstice in 2007, and even dodged the lightening during a particularly lively thunder storm which happened while he played his set. Luckily, Dr. Bob and the rest of us survived the wetaher that day and we’re still blessed to have this humbler music maestro on board the good ship Soulstice.

He continues to DJ all over the UK and across the globe and you can also catch him on his radio show on Mi-Soul every Sunday. At our event in 2017 we presented Bob with a special Gold Disc from all of us at Summer Soulstice to recognise his 50 years a DJ and to say thank you.

Richard Weekes & Jamie Topham present Dr Bob Jones with a special gold disc to mark his 50 years behind the decks at Summer Soulstice 2017. © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

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