Great Big Kiss
Welcome return to GBK for Debbie Smith of The Nitty Gritty. Debbie's a superb DJ who plays soul, 60s girl groups, and r'n'b, and knows more than a thing or two about getting a dancefloor hopping. We're delighted that she's DJ-ing our Christmas Party!
Membership is free and registration closes at 5pm on the night. Membership is not available on the night itself. All members receive a laminated membership card and are added to our mailing list. If you're applying for more than one membership, please include an email address per person. These are strictly for the Great Big Kiss mailing list.
you miss the 5pm deadline, you can apply for temporary membership. You
won't get a card but you'll be added to the membership list for the
night. Applications for the temporary list close at 9pm.
of the best dancing nights we've been to, Great Big Kiss, has now entered
the realm of London's top list of clubs for us and you simply cannot
miss their next rendezvous. Northern soul, Motown, R&B, Rock 'n'
Roll with the likes of the The Shangri-Las, Tina Turner, The Supremes,
Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr to some of the lesser known but
still irresistible tunes for all the souls fans and a guest DJ every
night to make the experience a little different. We went on the night
Debbie Smith of the Nitty Gritty DJ-ed our pants off and will definitely
head back for the next one – without a camera!
monthly club night celebrates the sounds of the Sixties, playing a variety
of music genres including soul, Motown and pop, all on vinyl. Some dress
in vintage to match the theme, but everyone is there for the music.
The homely basement of Buffalo Bar makes this event feel like an authentic
60s night out. You have to be serious about your Sixties and register
as a member to get in." - High Life magazine (Sept 2013)
"When the Buffalo Bar, beside to Highbury and Islington station, sadly closed at the end of last year there were fears it might mark the end of the monthly Great Big Kiss club night but the night quickly found a new home at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square where it continues to be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9pm-3am. The night promises the best in northern soul, Motown, girl groups and rock'n'roll and rarely dissapoints anyone with any taste at all, with loyal members and newcomers all dancing together, this month in the company of guest DJs The Actionettes." - Tired Of London Tired Of Life (January 2015)
the sad closure of north London indie hangout the Buffalo Bar late last
year, soul night Great Big Kiss – which ran for four years at
the Buffalo – has relocated to central London boozer The Phoenix.
But don't worry, loyal GBK fans, as it's still packed full of the same
hip-shaking dance party vibes, with resident DJs and guests spinning
northern soul, Motown, '60s girl groups and rock 'n' roll." - Time
Out (January 2015)
Big Kiss is a night celebrating the very best of Northern Soul and Motown,
with a focus on 60s girl groups, taking place on the second Saturday
of the month. Entry is £6 for non-members and £4 for members;
membership is free so well worth joining to get your monthly soul fix."
- London Calling, Top 5 Soul and Motown Nights in London feature (January
"Are you ready to lip sync to Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield until the early hours of the morning? If you are, get down to this stylish South London party for a night of Motown, northern soul, rock ’n’ roll and some Halloween smashes for a perfect balance of 60s glamour and ghoulish ditties. Time to bust out your favourite flares." - Dojo App (October 2016)
"Bringing a classic hip-shaking 50s rock ‘n’ roll vibe to a great venue in Brixton, Great Big Kiss are providing their usual mix of “northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock'n'roll, with some graveyard smashes thrown in for good measure.” If you like dressing up, you're more than welcome to. If you'd rather come in your usual stylish attire, that's fine too. This is a no nonsense knees-up for those that love to dance, so make sure your Halloween gear is mobile enough to cut it out there on the floor." - South London Club (October 2016)
"A spooky special of the hip-shaking, soul-soundtracked party, with guest DJs The Actionettes, who will also be showing off spooky dance moves. Music will be monstrous Motown and ghoulish '60s girl groups." - Time Out (October 2016)
"Spinning a real horror-show mixture of northern soul, Motown, 60s girl groups and rock’n’roll, with some graveyard smashes thrown in for good measure, the Great Big Kiss soul club returns to Brixton for Halloween. If you’d like to dress up, you’re more than welcome, but if you’d rather come in your usual stylish attire, that’s fine too. The dead cool dance troupe, The Actionettes will be joining the party to dance and DJ through to the wee small hours too." - Brixton Buzz (October 2016)
"Great Big Kiss is a northern soul, Motown, girl groups and rock'n'roll club held at a great venue, bang in the middle of London Town - The Phoenix, Cavendish Square! With guest Dj's spinning tunes each month, and check out their Mixcloud playlists too." - Suit Yourself Modernists (April 2017)