First off, The Piston has air conditioning! But, more importantly, we've got a very special guest D.J., MISS SHING-A-LING, coming all the way from Richmond Virginia to spin some of that sweet Soul and R&B music for your listening and dancing delight!
Mark Friday July 26th on your calender so you don't miss your opportunity to dance to MISS SHING-A-LING spinning alongside the Shindig residents you know and love GENERAL ECLECTIC and DOUBLE K (PARKDALE FUNK)! Playing the best Soul and R&B from the 50s and 60s at The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West!
MISS SHING-A-LING grew up behind a defunct record distributor in North Tonawanda, New York and started collecting records at the age of 5. She was instantly drawn to 45s and picked up everyone she found and took them home to listen to. Needless to say, her collection started to become very serious at a very young age. So serious that, when she was in her late teens, her D.J. friends encouraged her to step behind the decks to share them at parties. Once she was doing it for a while and realized what a male dominated scene it was, being a natural competitor, it only made her want to keep at it, work harder and continue to find more records and better records than so many of the wack dudes who thought they were the shit and that females had no place in their boys club. Her drive and motivation to do this has made her one of the TOP Soul and Funk D.J.s in the WORLD! She's has been seen spinning records all over the Eastern United States and the U.K. and collectors and DJs like Grandmaster Caz, Jazzy Jay, Jazzman Gerald, Andy Smith and Tim Brown have all been known to drool over her amazingly extensive collection of Soul and Funk 45s! Miss Shing-A-Ling is the real deal and we are very grateful and humbled to be able to have her as a guest at our July Shindig!
As usual, this party is free before 11 p.m. and only $5 after!