Amateurism at Port Eliot Festival 2016 - A playlist from Barny Read

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With Port Eliot Festival commencing in just a few days, we deliver our third and final playlist in what we and many others are calling, "A TRILOGY OF VIBES".

Showcasing some of the key members of the Amateurism crew, up first we had Rob Leggatt, followed by Gavin Lucas, and up now we have the one and only Barny Read....... B-Dogg!

A record spotter extraordinaire, Barny always has something special up his sleeve, and with this playlist he presents nearly 2 hours of most excellent music, in its full eclectic beauty. So good.

Catch us all as part of the Hole & Corner area at Port Eliot Festival 2016, joining forces with the newly formed The Peg & Mallet bar from Golden Age, we'll be playing music from 9am - 11pm each and every day. 


Amateurism at Port Eliot Festival 2016 - A playlist from Gavin Lucas

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"Hole & Corner" is all about your little niche, your "thing" that you love to do, the area of your brain that gives you nothing but pleasure and your dedication to it is boundless forever more. This can of course be your profession if you're one of the very lucky ones, but more than anything it's your hobby and your personal interest. These same principles can of course be very directly applied to "Amateurism" too.

In the build up to our collaboration with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival 2016, as part of the newly formed The Peg & Mallet bar from Golden Age, we are showcasing playlists that capture that very spirit from fellow Amateurism crew members who'll be playing music over the weekend.

Last week we had Rob Leggatt and his most excellent take on the Sunday morning playlist, and now we Gavin Lucas and his killer collection of Southern soul (and beyond). Our man Gavin, or G The P as he's known to some, has amassed an enviable collection of hard to find 7"s that focus on a wide breadth of 50's-60's blues, soul, rockabilly, diner, boogaloo.. call it whatever you like, he's got the good shiz! You're in for a treat.

True to the H&C vibe, please follow the link to delve into a particular corner of G The P favourites..... take it away.....!


Amateurism at Port Eliot Festival 2016 - A playlist from Rob Leggatt

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As part of the build up to our weekend-long residency at Port Eliot Festival in 2016, we present a series of Spotify playlists selected by our fellow amateurs to give those attending a taste of what to expect - and for those who can't, a taste of what they're missing! ;)

Up first we have key member of the Amateurism clan, Rob Leggatt (or Bobby Cornwall as they call him down in St Germans), and his soundtrack to Sunday morning. 

Catch Amateurism all weekend alongside Hole & Corner magazine's 'makers tent' and new bar from Golden Age 'The Peg & Mallet'.

Levels. Vibrations. Unity.


Andrew Weatherall talking to Emma Warren

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Check this out… Such a rare treat to be able to enjoy an extended conversation with the wonderful Andrew Weatherall – it’s always a pleasure to get further insight into the methods and wisdom, both in life and music. He himself being a rare treat of a man.

Emma Warren is also a lovely person and a talented journalist with a first-class open-minded approach to music – a perfect candidate to put questions to the big man.

May we commend you on an impressive new beard accessory too Andrew. Amateurism salutes you sir.

A lesson in dancing

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We like to specialise in music you can move to, so here’s a couple of helpful clips to point you in the direction of exactly how one should be moving on the dancefloor.

Step up the original, the innovator, the Godfather, Mr James Brown:

Up next we have this special clip, as the Godfather hands over the baton to the King in 1983.

James Brown started the party, but Michael Jackson definitely finished it:

And just to prove that Americans will always be better dancers, here’s a young pre-superstar DJ Sven Väth, with some very fruity moves. Certainly impressive, but nowhere near as cool:

Weatherall talking about drugs

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One of our favourite stories from the great man. He needs more platforms to tell his weird and wonderful stories – we’d love to read the Andrew Weatherall autobiography one day, however unlikely that is to happen, we can only hope.

Everlasting respect to The Major.

The wise words of Jonny Rock

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Count me in for the summer breeze
As u know will be over quick and yet again winter will freeze
I shall try to present the toner
So when u close your eyes and listen… you get a boner
No boundaries shall be my boundary
Pure emotion shall be my escape
Amateurism is a form of art
Last name Simpson first name Bart

This was his original response when we asked our furry freak brother to do a Pro-Am mix for us