Norman Jay’s Midsummer Garden Party - at the Fox and Firkin

29 June 2024 Fox & Firkin

British dance legend continues the funk and soul train at the Fox and Firkin this June.

It’s all happening at the Fox and Firkin this summer. With Craig Charles kicking off the summer, Norman Jay rides the wave and continues the funk and soul vibes at this unreal Lewisham spot.

Norman Jay’s legacy in British dance music is unmatched. A pioneer of Black British Dance music, he became known as the first DJ to play funk and disco at Notting Hill Carnival. His credentials stretch back to when KISS FM was pirate, where on air he coined the term ‘rare groove’, referring to funk, soul, and disco tracks left mostly obscure.

For his efforts in pushing dance music and culture forward, he became the first ever DJ to be awarded an MBE. Quite the repertoire for a man who has never had a studio album.

And now, he brings his decades of experience and similarly large record collection to the Fox and Firkin’s glorious garden. A huge open space, with plenty of seating and a photobooth nestled in the corner, the Fox and Firkin at capacity feels like a day festival. Enjoy guys.