19th October 2017

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Neal Kay, founder of The Heavy Metal Soundhouse, will be back behind the decks for a one night only Christmas Extravaganza. This will be Neal's last ever DJ set and will take place on Friday 22nd December at The Lounge, Nightclub Kolis, 1 Archway Road, London N19 3TD.

Between 1975 and 1980, Neal managed The Bandwagon Heavy Metal Soundhouse in Kingsbury, North London, a venue that is a hugely important part of Heavy Metal history as it is the very place where Steve Harris first handed Neal a copy of Iron Maiden's fledgling demo tape, setting in motion a series of events that would set Maiden on the road to global superstardom.

The night will include DJ sets from Neal, Born Again and a special collaboration using 'Kay's Soundhouse Classics' which includes songs taken from the very last Soundhouse at the infamous Bandwagon. Additionally, the night will see many special guests.

Neal tells us:

"There I was, deep in slumber in my rocking chair at the Home For Retired Old Rockers, OAPs and Terminal Loonies, when I was awoken by two heavenly visions, approaching from the land of the living.

"The empty bottle of JD fell off my lap and crashed onto the floor, and sitting bolt upright I realised this was no dream! There was no escape - some things just must be done!

"After cracking a fresh bottle, Kayleigh and Michelle made me an offer that I just could not refuse. I grabbed my Zimmer frame, staggered to my feet, cane in hand, and I accepted with honour the opportunity to take to the stage ONE MORE TIME in the name of The Heavy Metal Soundhouse.

"We will deliver to all who turn up, a few hours of an historic Xmas Soundhouse Extravaganza with the sounds that were used back in the day, some from over fourty years ago.

"As long as I can remember how it all works, that is!

"Even further tempting, was the offer of real decks to spin those vital vinyl classic works of greatness, with all the more modern gadgets thrown in as well.

"So, I really am looking forward to this great event on Friday 22nd December, and Michelle, Kayleigh and I together are going to make it a real old-fashioned night to remember!"