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A new club night for the over 25s starts at the end April, aimed squarely at the clubbing generation from a bygone era.

The Goodvibes House Party launches at The Blacksheep Club Lounge on the 27th April promising stonking sounds from the 90s and 00s. The person behind it is veteran club DJ, Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore so there is no doubting it will be a belter.

Ian enjoyed a stellar career as full time club DJ after leaving the Army and creating such behemoth nights as Dynamite and Casualty. Many will also remember his residencies at Woodys and Temptation, plus guest spots at Slinky, Progress, Ministry of Sound and touring with Miss Money Penny’s. Throw in 7 appearances at Bestival and you know you are in good hands.

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Speaking about the upcoming event, Ian has said:

“For some time now, some like-minded friends and I have been mulling this over. We’ve got great records to play but nowhere to play them.

“It’s not about wanting to reinvent or relive the past, been there, done that and very good fun it was to. You have to know when to call it a day and I stopped spinning in clubs in 2010. I’d been going at it full tilt since 1990! This is about having a giggle with friends and throwing some dodgy shapes on the dance floor to some top quality dance music.”

Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore with Superstar DJ, Lisa Pin Up

A recent online survey returned some interesting observations that an over 25s night was wanted. One with an older styled selection of music, a dress code and a happy atmosphere, in a location that was fun, funky and friendly.

Some of the finest guest DJs are on rotation as well as showcasing some new, up and coming Island talent. DJ Star, one of the Island’s favourite female spinners, kicks off proceedings having enjoyed sets in Ibiza and on the Island shores at The Balcony, amongst other venues. Newcomer DJ Phathead takes his first time on the decks with what promises to be an Ibizan styled set of funky floorfillers.

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Ian continues:

“The hardest thing for a new DJ is to get club experience so we have created an opportunity. One of the key things is being able to play the room as well as the music. You’re mixing emotions as well as large ones. If anyone aged between 18 and 30 wants to have a crack, get in touch and we’ll give you a helping hand and you can become part of it.”

The night also supports the Youth Radio station, Youth Radio Rocks – a not for profit entity that gives young people and like-minded individuals the opportunity to take part in DJing and Radio broadcast. 100% of proceeds go straight to them for the purchase of new kit and training materials.

Saturday 27th April from 22:00-02:00 at The Blacksheep Bar and Club Lounge, Ryde. Over 25s only.

Tickets are on sale via the website now, with limited numbers. For the chance to win free entry you can subscribe to the Goodvibes Guestlist at the website


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