English Karl

Shadows & Reflections - Looking Back Into Tomorrow

Events I will be Dj`ing at:

WHAT A NIGHT!

Great night at the Defiance SC do saturday. Thanks to Charlie Cooper, The Loop & Small World for making it an amazing night. But without you lot that made the effort to turn up it would`nt of happened so give yourselfs a big pat on the back. For those of you that did`nt turn up, you missed a blinding night. So many old and new faces turned up (even Tony Morrison of Long Tall Shorty etc) that it was hard to talk to all. It took me once 20 minutes to get from the edge of the dance floor to have a fag outside (about 20 yards) because of so many people I have´nt seen for ages. I know there was a few people I did`nt get the chance to talk to but I hope to catch you next time. The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club salutes you all.....

There`s a lot of people we need to thank. Charlie Cooper who gave a blinding solo set, that bloke needs a band behind him, he can go far with all the energy and talent he has. The Loop were as expected amazing, giving a set they should be proud of. Their new album is also featured in this months "Record Collector" so get it while you can. Small World lived up to all expectations and more and it was a privilage to have them as headliners, there is`nt a tighter band around and they just take you back to when life was so simple and enjoyable with not a care in the world. Thank you all!!!!!

Thanks also to the deejay`s (Dj English Karl & Dj Carl Skalistic) for keeping the dance floored moving until the end and beyond and thanks to Dj Gary Crickmore for a surprise set before Small World that went down well. Thanks to Dizzy for the merchandise and all the bar staff at the Goffs Park Social Club. Thanks to Cheryl, Darren, Gary and all the rest that helped promote and sell tickets. Also a thank you to Scootering, Classic Scooter Scene, Jetset (LCGB) and all the local papers and event web sites in Sussex and surrey etc for promoting the event. Thanks to The Mod Generation, Adam from Rowed Out Records and all the people who promted the event on facebook and in their magazines etc. A big thank you as well for once again doing the flyer, they are in a class of there own. Thanks to Mic, Adam, Mark and Alex for being at the door and everyone else that helped. The sound man did a flawless job as well. To finish thanks to all that travelled so far. We had people from Ipswich, Dorking & Guildford, Horsham, London, Worthing, The South West and even further away etc etc etc with a couple of people even coming from abroad. We thank you all and if we`ve missed you out we apolagise but we thank you as well and you know who you are..... Last but not least a big thank you to Peter Markham for yet again producing an amazing flyer, he is in a class of his own. Cheers.....

But the biggest thanks should go to Gerard James, he was the person that arranged this event and without him it would`nt of happened in the first place. Sleepless nights and worries about everything from the PA to wondering if people would turn up took it`s course but in the end his resiliance paid off.

Once again, thanks to all that turned up. We look forward to the next one.

On behalf of:

The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club.....

"The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club"

Saturday, 24 March 2012 at 07:30 until Sunday, 25 March 2012 at 02:00

Goffs Park Social Club, Old Horsham Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8PE, England

"The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club" proudly presents:

SMALL WORLD, THE LOOP & ECHO GENERATION + Dj English Karl & Dj Carl Skalistic at: Goffs Park Social Club, Old Horsham Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8PE

Tickets are now on sale by contacting... Gel (Gerard James on Facebook), The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club on Facebook, Cheryl Muggeridge, Darren Scopes (both on Facebook) or send an email to [email protected] where we will get back to you as soon as.

With the likes of "Long Tall Shorty", "The Universal" and "DC Fontana" amongst many others appearing at previous Defiance events we can now proudly announce that Mod Legends "SMALL WORLD" will be coming to Crawley Saturday 24th March 2012. "SMALL WORLD" featured as headliners and one of a total "8" bands at the Defiance SC "Help For Heroes" Mod do June 2010 at (Royal) Wootton Bassett, Swindon raising over £2000 for this worthwhile charity.

This time we look forward to a full set from one of the most respected bands from the Mod Revival Era. For those of you who saw "SMALL WORLD" in Swindon it came as no surprise that the band are just as good, if not better than they were all those many years ago. With a couple of the rarest singles from the revival era (Love Is Dead & First Impressions) "SMALL WORLD" have etched their memory in Mod history.

"THE LOOP" who also played at Wootton Bassett also make the trip to Crawley after impressing at the "Help For Heroes" event in June. The third band "ECHO GENERATION" are what you could call Defiance Scooter Clubs resident band as they have featured in all the Defiance SC events in recent years including Wootton Bassett. The Deejays for the evening will be Dj English Karl and Dj Carl Skalistic who will keep the dance floor busy with Mod & Scooter sounds before, during and after the bands until 2am.

New larger venue, food available, cheap drinks and a paultry £10.00 (ADV) to get in (£12.00 OTD) it will be certain this night will be remembered for a long time.

BEWARE

As known, the last Defiance sc event with "The Universal" sold out long before the event took place and people without tickets could not get in. Make sure of getting tickets for this event by contacting one of the above.

Hope to see you all there. Where We Ride!!!!!

ALL ARE WELCOME.....

On behalf of: "The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club"

DEFIANCE HELP FOR HEROES MOD ALLDAYER

Conclusion of the Defiance H4H Mod / Scooter event at WOOTOON BASSETT

Well, what a day that was. It`s now been a week and has now had time to sink in.

A big thank you to all that turned up for the Mod / Scooter H4H Alldayer at Riffs in Wootton Bassett Saturday 4th June 2011.

All the bands were brilliant and when I say brilliant I mean brilliant, there was`nt one band that were poor in any way or form. So a big thank you to "ECHO GENERATION", "SUSPICION", "THE LOOP", "TIME BOMB", "TOMMY AITKINS", "THE UNIVERSAL", "DC FONTANA" and last but by no means least "SMALL WORLD" who showed why the Mod / Scooter scene is so strong at the moment, new and old bands with a common idea. Thanks as well to "MC GERARD JAMES" and "DJ MARK BAILEY" and "DJ ENGLISH KARL" for keeping it all running smoothly between the bands, even though it was`nt as smooth near the end of the evening for obvious reasons.

Another big thank you to Mark Chrisp and Swindons In-Crowd Scooter Club and all that turned up for the Scooter run through the High Street at Wootton Bassett. It was even in the local paper.

Thanks as well to all the sponsers and people who advertised and promoted the event, and that includes "SCOOTERING", "CLASSIC SCOOTERS" and basically everyone else that shared the event. One so called "Spokes Site" of Mod Culture kept on deleting the event when it was pasted on their site but that`s for another time, maybe they were to busy reviewing the latest Adidas trainer.....

One person who also deserves a big pat on the back is "MIC BRIGHT". He spent months planning this event for the "HELP FOR HEROES" charity, but in the end all the stress and sleepless nights payed of. Well done Mic.

If anyone has any photos of the event please send them to

Last but not least the event and YOU raised a total of £2000 for the "HELP FOR HEROES" charity, this would of been more if the ticket site had`nt of run into problems but this is still an amount to be proud of.....

On behalf of: "THE LAST GREAT ACT OF DEFIANCE SCOOTER CLUB"

Looking forward to dj`ing at the Mod / Scooter "HELP FOR HEROES" Alldayer this saturday (4th June 2011). Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Check out this line up!!!!!

SMALL WORLD, DC FONTANA, THE UNIVERSAL, TOMMY ATKINS, TIME BOMB, THE LOOP, SUSPICIONS, ECHO GENERATION, DJ ENGLISH KARL, DJ MARK BAILEY, DJ MICK GAUNTLET, MC GERARD JAMES

We have just heard that a few people have been having problems with ordering tickets from the ticket site for the HELP FOR HEROES Mod / Scooter Alldayer at Riffs in Wootton Bassett.

Because of this we will now be selling tickets on the door until the limit is reached.

To be extra sure of your tickets you can contact Mic Bright or Gerard James on facebook to reserve the amount of tickets you need.

See you all saturday for a very worthwhile event with great bands etc.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Tickets for the HELP FOR HEROES Mod/Scooter Alldayer at Wootton Bassett are now on sale. Remember this will sell out and will be an all ticket event.

With Mod Revival Legends SMALL WORLD as well as DC Fontana, The Universal plus at least 5 other confirmed bands & with 3 top dj´s you can`t really go wrong. At the same time you will be supporting the HELP FOR HEROES charity. All for a poultry £15.00!!!!!

ALL ARE WELCOME

Only a short time to go. Don`t forget to get your tickets.

Get tickets here

The line up for the bands and dj`s are as follows, all are confirmed:

Bands Perfoming:

SMALL WORLD

DC FONTANA

THE UNIVERSAL

TOMMY ATKINS

TIME BOMB

THE LOOP

SUSPICIONS

ECHO GENERATION

Mod and Scooter sounds:

DJ ENGLISH KARL

DJ MARK BAILEY

MC GERARD JAMES  

Just to let all know that The Universal gig at Copthorne Social Club Saturday 26th March 2011 is now officially SOLD OUT.

This means that there won`t be any tickets available on the door.

People who have`nt got got tickets won`t be able to get in so please don`t waste your time travelling to this event.....

On behalf of:

The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club

Where We Ride.....

CLUB MAU MAU DJ ALL-NIGHTER AT DRONE BAR

Saturday 12th March CLUB MAU MAU will be having it`s debut DJ ALL-NIGHTER at DRONE BAR in Nørrebro.

So to catch and hear Club Mau Mau`s Dj`s: Von Markham (DK/UK), Mr. McCaffrey (DK/IRE), Brocky Holly (US) & English Karl (UK) you know where to go

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To start things off Club Mau Mau`s "Terrible Twins" DJ Brocky Holly (US) and DJ English Karl (UK) will be spinning rare and obscure 60`s Beat, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), Soul, Northern Soul, Freakbeat, Garage Punk, Mod & Psych plus the latest underground movers on the international scene on the original 7" vinyl it was released on, how it was meant to be heard!

This event kicks off at 12.00 midnight and goes on to 5am.

Saturday 12th March 2011

Drone Bar

Nørrebrogade 184

2200 København N

Club Mau Mau is on from Midnight to 5am (but Drone itself is open from 9pm)

To make a great evening even better it`s also FREE ENTRY

We hope to see as many of you there as possible so spread the word!

A short history in Danish.....

CLUB MAU MAU (DJ’S) er en hyldest til den nu afdøde amerikanske rhythm & blues-sanger Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ sang ”Feast of the Mau Mau”. De fire faste DJ’s, Von Markham, Mr. McCaffrey, Brocky Holly og English Karl, har nu i 6 år spillet plader og arrangeret koncerter i København med udgangspunkt i 60ernes britiske og amerikanske rhythm & blues, beat, soul, rock’n’roll, garagepunk m.m. Med yderst dansable numre fra dj-pulten er der lagt op til en fest af de helst store.

Åben 21-05

Gratis entré

Defiance scooter Club Proudly Presents:

The Universal with support from Riot Night & top Djs

Saturday 26th March 2011

Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast

The Last Great Act Of Defiance Scooter Club proudly presents:

The Universal & Riot Night + Dj at Copthorne Social Club (Near Crawley).

Tickets are now on sale by contacting Gel (Gerard James on FaceBook) or send an email to [email protected] Tickets are also available at Surrey Scooter Services.

With "The Universal" & promising local band "Riot Night" with Mod/Scooter Sounds from Dj English Karl with a Northern Soul set by Dj Mick Gauntlet between the bands.

After the success of the Defiance Reunion last year with Long Tall Shorty headlining we expect yet another great night.

Hope to see you all there. ALL ARE WELCOME.....

Mad Mod Saturday All-dayer for "Help For Heroes"

With many bands including Small World, DC Fontana and The Universal plus top Djs 

Saturday 4th June 2011

It May Be Too Late

The Directions