Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Now Then: Newton Dunbar
Now Then is a podcast by Jessie Lawson sharing the stories of people who are over 70 years old, told in their own words. This is the first 10 minutes of the third episode which features Newton Dunbar – a Hackney Legend who set up the The Four Aces in Dalston.
This month Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson introduce some of their other audio adventures with an episode with Dalston legend Newton Dunbar from Jessie’s new podcast Now Then – stories of and told by people over 70 and at the other end of the life scale; teenagers from Spotlight Radio Club discover a R-Urban Poplar, a sustainable neighbourhood hub in a local carpark, Pearl takes a tour with The Lower Clapton Tales author Carolyn Clark and revisits The Posh Club where you’ll find plenty of ooh la la and Hackney Wick based band based King Tides play live in the studio.
Club promoters Dan Beaumont and Newton Dunbar compare notes
Newton Dunbar who ran the Legendary Dalston club the Four Aces for over 35 years talks with Dalston Superstore promoter and DJ Dan Beaumont about Dalston night life, running a business and a passion for music.
This month we hear from an improv comedy group “Play it by ear”, find out more about Food Assembly who are making locally sourced food more easily accessible, we meet the cast of of Big House Theatre, made up of young people who have been through the care system, enjoy a live session by singer songwriter Hattie Whitehead and we re-run the Rising from the Dust audio documentary about night club founder and DJ, Newton Dunbar.
It’s never too late to become a DJ..
Newton ‘Ace’ Dunbar created and ran the Four Aces Club in Dalston until it fell first to dust, then rose to legend. He has now risen from this story and started a new life as a DJ. This audio piece featuring Newton Dunbar is about that journey.
Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio. (Pearl Wise)
For one night only, and to celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, Hackney Empire will morph into the late and great Four Aces reggae club. Featuring legendary DJ Newton Dunbar (founding manager of the Four Aces), and Tighten Up Crew selector Mistah Brown and MC Champian.
They’ll be spinning a vintage selection of the hottest ska, the coolest rocksteady, the roughest reggae, the toughest roots and the hardest dubwise riddims to get your heart pumping and your feet moving!
Tickets from £5
10pm – 2am
For deatils and to book go to the Hackney Empire website