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Bristol Indie Soul Mixer – Testimonials

Eve Arslett

Thanks Mike and Beki for giving such a wonderful time X

Misty Sharp

The Indie Soul Mixer is jumping….Nikki Wade, Catt Gallop, La Sonya Gunter, Khiry Wade, Rose, Zion Flex, Celestine, D Nyce, work in the studio today, intervied with 98FM, performed at Trinity Centre & finished the night rehearsing for tomorrow. Canteen in Bristol 19/6/2011 15:30 Shout to Mike Ashley for throwing the best Mixer in the world.

Mike Ashley
Amazing soul music at trinity last night, day 2 tonight real soul music live , come and experience,

John H Gordon Awww wish I could be there!

Juliette Farrell Thanks Mike, I had a lovely time x

Godfrey Fletcher still buzzing mike loved it rock rock on

La Sonya Gunter ‎@John H Gordon hey John, it was an awesome show!

Tom Chappell

Music Music Music!!!! Having a great time in the UK…some amazing music artists….made many new friends. Thanks to all of you. http://tritommusic.com/

Tom Chappell

nothing but positive vibes from our new friends in the U.K. two days of awesome performances and networking. ATL ,UK, DC , NYC, Detroit all rep

Misty Sharp

The Indie Soul Mixer is jumping….Nikki Wade, Catt Gallop, La Sonya Gunter, Khiry Wade, Rose, Zion Flex, Celestine, D Nyce, work in the studio today, intervied with 98FM, performed at Trinity Centre & finished the night rehearsing for tomorrow. Canteen in Bristol 19/6/2011 15:30 Shout to Mike Ashley for throwing the best Mixer in the world.

Colie Williams

Having a great time. Thanks so much to Mike Ashley, David Nathan, Godfrey Fletcher, Ujima Radio and all the fellow artists Keyonne and I have met while we have been here! It is been a blast! More to thank soon! Cheers!

Rozaya Hopkins

has has a amazing time takin part in the indie soul mixer wk end, Meetin great artists from all over the usa!!! and the uk!! has truly been a truly great experience wiv fatastic music and people……i ran outta gud wdz 2 use…..bt wat eva they r, yal all it 🙂 special thanks to mike ashley for holding the event big up ur self!! and thanks 2 everyone who took part making it as special as it was xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

La Sonya Gunter

IS HAVING BREAKFAST IN BRISTOL THIS MORNING!!!!!!
WE ROCKED THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT Bristol Indie Soul Mixer
WE HAD SOME AMAZING TALENT FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE!!!!!!

La Sonya Gunter 

OH! Girl I came here and sang my heart out!. It’s funny, people know my music here. My stuff gets some good airplay. i was overwhelmed with all the support i have here in the UK.

Rozaya Hopkins

THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT MAYN!!!! SOUL MUSIC!!!, FUN TIMES!!! IT WAS A PLEASURE 2 B PART OF THIS WIV ALL THESE TALENTED PEOPLE!!!

 

I second that Bashema, I’m still floating high. What a weekend!!!! Xxx

Heard everyone had a great time. Congrats Mike! ttys

Bashema Hall

Has had the most amazing weekend with the Indie Soul Mixer. Not only have I meet the most talented musicians from Bristol & the USA, but I have also made new friends! Thank you so much to Mike Ashley & Beki Wills for putting this together. Roll on next years ISM!

THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT MAYN!!!! SOUL MUSIC!!!, FUN TIMES!!! IT WAS A PLEASURE 2 B PART OF THIS WIV ALL THESE TALENTED PEOPLE!!!

Rozaya Hopkins i’ve just finished reheasal wiv rich 4 our gig this wk, no rest 4 the wicked ey!!! still wouldn’t of missed indie soul mixer for the world!!!! x

Paul Thrower Had a great time Beki – thank you very much. Some excellent new music, & sad that a few others didn’t give these artists the support they richly deserved. Loved Ms Nikki Wade, La Sonya’s tracks are excellent – 2 inparticular & thought that Nathan Watson had a definite Jamiroquai feel to them ! Top evening & well done you & Mike for all the hard work. Xx

Levanna Mclean Im sure we will keep in touch and thankyou so much for coming over! 😉 .. me and the band have learnt alot and had fun in the process!! 😀 x

 

Had a great day today with Khiry Wade! .. You did an awesome show today:)

Eve wrote “Yeah it was great, I wish I could have stayed for all of it. You are brilliant at what you do Mike.”

Tom Chappell Yes, Trish and I are feeling the same…What warm spirits and vibes from everybody. Love and Peace to all of you.

 

·         Nikki Wade

WINDING DOWN & WRAPPING UP FROM A WONDERFUL TIME HERE IN THE UK…GREAT SHOWS, GREAT ARTISTS, GREAT ENERGY! CAN’T WAIT 2 COME BACK BRISTOL…WOULD LOVE 2 STAY (but its 2 d*mn cold & i gots 2 have my sunshine! lololol) HOWEVER, IT’S TIME 2 COME HOME 2 THE “A”!

·         Nikki Wade

BREAKIN’ IT DOWN IN BRISTOL BABY!

Juliette Farrell Was lovely to meet the UK and US artists Mike ,thanks for inviting us, great musicianship and networking x

Eve Arslett Keep doing what you believe in Mike and Beki, it was still a special event and even life changing for some…. XX

Richard Price Mike and Beki the intimacy of the whole event was for me a genuine blessing. It was one of the most inspiring and educational weekends of my life. Thank you so much and I can only echo your praise for Jay and the band – they really were amazing!

Edson Burton Amen to that. It is a viable event for sure and there is certainly a market in Bristol and further afield. I wouldn’t change anything but to get a few extra heads, n feet on-board to market the next venture. –

La Sonya Gunter M, you are near and dear to my heart. I am grateful for every bit of supoort and kindness you have shown. It was a blessing to get to see you.meet Beiki and work with so many talent artists from the US and The UK. I CAN’t WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!

Coco Brown

Mike thank you for last week. It was lovely to meet you and the event was well needed and appreciated. You have enabled me to take so much away as well as connect with so many amazing artist from the US and UK. I look fwd to your next event…s and will try to support anyway I can. Take care and stay blessed. Coco.xx

Misty Sharp We love you Mike Ashley. Thank you for being you and all you do. You throw the Best Mixer Ever. Positive energy, good vibes, much love.

thanks mike i really enjoy it the people who came with me like Coco Brown and Riley R Daley enjoy and took alot from it…its also has help the likes of Juliette to get her name across with so of the brilliant US artists and also strengthen… what Nuvybe Records/U Turn project is try to do with artist like e.g Bashiyra The-Voice, Juliette Farrell, Coco Brown showing us it about traveling is the key to achievement…The people or artists who said they was coming who never came it was your lost it just expose you more to the industry and it the small group which move things…i am realist not a journalist so we just got to build on what we had and got and keep it moving….Thanks Mike and Beki 4 doing this 4 us our support is with you in what you do next and will at the next one in October

Mike Ashley & Beki Wills – stand up & take a bow ! On behalf of someone who was lucky enough to enjoy a fantastic evening on Saturday at the Trinity, amongst the Indie Soul Mixer family, talking to & listening to some amazing performers, wh…at you both managed to put together was tremendous.
The concept is to be applauded – the support that you got from the UK was pathetic, & the so called ‘supporters of new independent Soul’ music should take a long hard look at themselves as this was a wonderful opportunity for them to ‘give a little back’. As you’ve said Mike, the sound was stunning & the back up from Jay Wilcox & his band was brilliant – you called it ‘vibing off each other’ – I’d say that there were 3 very talented musicians more than able to pick up on any groove !
It would be wrong to single out any particular act as I’d missed the Friday evening, but I thoroughly enjoyed Celestine & Nathan Watson, who came across really well. The finale was really good fun & the added bonus of picking up some unreleased music from the lovely LaSonya Gunter . . . oh yes, the artists were there very much to promote themselves as well, so ‘freebies’ were around – was fantastic. The whole show was masterfully MC’d by Ms Nikki Wade, what a character, & it was quite obvious that the lady was simply having fun . . . ‘come & join us in Atlanta in October, y’all’ . . . now there’s a thought !
Positives – lots, without doubt, simply the fact that all these artists had made it over from the US to network & perform with other likeminded UK artists, is a huge feather in Mike’s hat. Yes – of course there were negatives too & as a new event there were always going to be, but it’s a brave man who undertakes something like this in the first place, but it’s an honest man who sticks up his hand to admit those mistakes.
So would I go again, yes – without doubt. Can it get better, yes – of course it can, but only with a lot more of the UK Soul scene’s support. Would you enjoy it, again yes – without doubt, simply because the overall vibe from the artists was so positive & exciting.
Come on UK, stand up for new music if you believe in it, as we’ve all moaned about the lack of exposure over the last few years, as here is something that can grow & become a wonderful platform for all these exciting new live acts.
Support Mike & Beki – support the next Indie Soul Mixer in 2012 !!

  • Nathaniel Lewis Mike! Can I get on the next one…?
  • Simone Sheckles Oh how sweet it would have been to be there. Thank God for Hope. I Hope to be a part next time.

 

sure no worries mike, I really had a great time and made some lovely new contacts. ill call you to let you know ive emailed the bits over to you.

 

hope everything went well.

thanks

aLEX Howard (Studio Engineer)

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One thought on “Bristol Indie Soul Mixer – Testimonials

  1. Mike, you know I’d have been there supporting it big time had it not been for a ridiculous and very badly timed workload which meant I couldn’t make it at the very last minute, and to say I was disappointed doesn’t begin to describe my feelings about not being able to be part of it. Massive respect for all you do and continue to do and your comments about a ‘scene’ being detrimental are very much on the money. You can count on my support in every respect for the next one, that’s a promise. Roger

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