Street Sounds

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Venue: Coronet, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013

Time: 7.00pm til’ 3.00am

Age Restrictions: Over 18’s Only



The SUMMER BALL will be one of the most spectacular events of 2013 and considering there are 4 artists performing, including two full live band performances, the price is unbelievable value for money! Confirmed are FULL LIVE BAND concerts by ROSE ROYCE and CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR; two of the most successful & legendary groups ever, plus the original 80's diva FONDA RAE!


The Street Sounds 30th Anniversary extravaganza was a resounding success, even beyond our wildest dreams! So many of you have told us how much you loved the evening, how great the atmosphere was and that only a Street Sounds night could feel like this!

30th Anniversary - What you said - click here  In pictures - click here


The Street Sounds SUMMER BALL will feature the very best music of the 80’s. The main room will have the headline artists & DJs performances and be hosted by Andy Smith, Peter P & Morgan Khan. Everyone who made it to the 30th Anniversary and listeners of the Street Sounds Radio Show on Solar Radio knows and loves the energy, atmosphere and hilarious banter between the hosts; the SUMMER BALL promises to take this to another level with not only the best music but also fun and surprises all night long.


The other three rooms will have some of the best leading DJs playing incredible sets across all the genres of music from the Street Sounds years including Soul, Funk, Old Skool Hip Hop, Electro, Jazz-Funk, Rare Grooves, Boogie, Disco and House. Wow, 4 rooms of heaven!



FULL LIVE BAND concerts by 2 of the most successful & legendary groups ever!



 - ‘One of the greatest Soul, Funk and Disco bands EVER!’

80+ Minutes Full Live Band Concert - (first European performance since 2007)


“Magic Touch”, “Car Wash”, “Is It Love That Your After”, “Wishing On A Star”, “Do Your Dance”, “I Wanna Get Next To You”, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, “Still In Love” …



 - ‘The most influential Funk and Disco bands of the 70’s & 80’s!’


This will be the band’s ‘Legacy Concert’


60+ Minutes Full Live Band Concert - (first European performance since 1998)


“Galaxy Of Love”, “Dreaming A Dream”, “Say A Prayer For Two”, “You Gave Me Love”, “I’m Gonna Love You Forever”, “Far Out”, “Dancin’”, “Every Beat Of My Heart” …


Also performance by 


 - ‘The Original 80's Diva!’


As well as having her own hit records, Fonda has worked with worked with Don Armando and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Fonda also collaborated with more mainstream artists such as Taka Boom, The Fat Boys and Debbie Harry.


“Touch Me”, “Over Like A Fat Rat”…


4 ROOMS - Some of the best leading DJs including:

DJ CHAD JACKSON (1987 DMC Champion), Solar Radio Room: DENNIS O'BRIEN, TONY MONSON & MIKE GEE, Soul Syndicate DJs: BONNIE DJ, DJ TRISH & CHRIS PHILLIPS, JAZZY M (The Godfather of House), SCOTT JAMES (Stomp Radio), TONY FERNANDEZ, STEVE WREN, DAVE ‘FUNKMASTER’ PALMER, FROSTIE (The original Caister & Southport DJ), Old Skool Kool: PAT SCOTT & ROB HARDMAN with special guest JASON BRADBURY from ‘The Gadget Show’ on Channel 5 and DJ X Rated (History of Electro-Funk, House, Hip House, Hip Hop & Electronic 80’s – Takin’ us back to the days of THE ROXY in New York!), SOUL FINE: DJ ENYAW, DJ D LUX, DJ WOZ and DJ LP (Quality Soul for Quality People!), FITZROY ‘DA BUZZBOY’, (Soul Survivors Magazine), RALPH TEE (Expansion Records) and ARRON CURTIS. The evening will be hosted by ANDY SMITH, PETER P and MORGAN KHAN.

To the Street Sounds Summer Ball ticket holders: RAPPER'S DELIGHT - CANCELLATION

Click the image to read the Lawyers letter

It is with deep sadness and regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg of Rapper’s Delight (which group includes former members of the Sugarhill Gang which performed such hits as “Rapper’s Delight”, “Apache (Jump On It)”, “Eight Wonder” and “The Lover In You”) will not be appearing at the STREET SOUNDS SUMMER BALL this coming Saturday, 22nd June. We have attached herewith copy of the letter we received from the group’s Manager/Lawyer, Edward J. Albowicz, so that you can see for yourselves and appreciate, just how they feel at letting everyone down, due to no fault of their own.

We will be re-scheduling a concert with Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg within the next five months and anyone with a ticket to the Street Sounds SUMMER BALL will be invited to come for FREE (Please retain your ticket stub from the SUMMER BALL).

We are EXTREMELY disappointed and frustrated and appreciate the anticipation everyone, including ourselves, felt at seeing Rapper’s Delight perform live at the Summer Ball and deeply regret having to make this announcement.

Following the legal issues an injunction was taken out in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in favour of Joey Robinson Jr. prohibiting this UK performance. Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg are devastated by this turn of events and understandably so. We have assured the guys of our unfaltering support at this time. We respectfully ask all of you, as true and loyal fans and despite your feelings of disappointment, to consider doing the same. 

May we also say that Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg now ONLY perform as RAPPER’S DELIGHT so this is the ONLY group to see!

Once again we would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused.

Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg, have felt it appropriate to explain and apologise in their own way. Please take a minute to look at their video.





On The Door Tickets - £55

IMPORTANT: 2 days ago we received a legal notice prohibiting the appearance of 'Rappers Delight' who are very upset and who have stated that they will provide a FREE CONCERT to anyone presenting a ticket stubb for the Street Sounds Summer Ball 2013. So KEEP YOUR TICKET STUBB & watch our facebook pages and this website for news.

Please note that the last day of posting is Wednesday 19th June. Tickets purchased after Wednesday will be ready for you to collect at the Coronet Box Office on Saturday.

GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNTS – If you want to book a party of more than 10 people, or are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion please contact us.

We are here to help you in any way we can and want you to have the best time ever. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any special requirements:

Telephone: Office - 020 8144 7451 / - 07749 392728


(plus £2.25 Handling Fee per ticket)

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Rose Royce is a nine member band for whom Norman Whitfield produced the MCA soundtrack to the Richard Pryor movie Car Wash. With its hand-clapping, funky intro, exciting vocals and the band's great performance, the title track became one of the biggest dance songs ever, leaping to No.1 on the pop and soul charts and taking Rose Royce with it.  Fortunately, the group turned out to be neither a one-hit-wonder nor just a dance band.  Rose Royce's follow up from the soundtrack, "I Wanna Get Next To You," was a gorgeous ballad as strong as anything Whitfield had provided to the Temptations and the performance was again outstanding.

Formed by trumpeter/vocalist Kenny Copeland, drummer Henry Garner, trumpeter Freddie Dunn, and  keyboardist Michael Nash, in the mid 70s, the group first served as a backup band for Edwin Starr, who introduced them to his "War" producer, Whitfield.  This led to regular work with many of Whitfield's other Motown acts, including the Undisputed Truth.

As a principal vehicle for former Motown hitmaker Norman Whitfield's engaging compositions, Rose Royce ascended to the top of the Soul Music world with a string of great hits and a tight, full sound that rivaled many of the best self-contained soul and funk groups of that era.

Car Wash moved Rose Royce to the head of the R&B pack, and the group capitalized on its position with In Full Bloom, the band's formal debut album (on Norman Whitfield's own Whitfield Records), which topped the charts and landed the big hit, "Ooh Boy."  In 1978 Rose Royce again proved to be a great love song group, hitting the charts with two now-classic ballads, "Wishing On A Star" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (later remade by Beyonce) and the top five album Rose Royce Strikes Again.

Rose Royce continues to this day with the foundation of Copeland, Garner, Dunn, and Nash who self-released the album Live In Hollywood.  A resurgence of their music, through the continuing popularity of "Car Wash" and the cover of some of their ballads by new generation singers, has made Rose Royce a popular touring act again and kept the classy funk and soul flowing well into the 21st Century.




Named after the neighborhood in their native Brooklyn,
Crown Heights Affair (C.H.A.), is a disco, funk and R&B fusion group formed in 1973. C.H.A was originally known as Ben Iverson and the Nue Dey Express which was a collaboration between music industry professionals - Ben Iverson, Mark Lipetz, Donnie Linton and Britt Britton. It was the release of their self- titled debut album in 1973, under RCA records, that marked the band’s new moniker.

Throughout the years the group consisted of vocalist Phil Thomas, keyboardist Howard Young, vocalist/trumpeter James “Ajax” Baynard and Tyrone Cox, Vocalist/bassist Lorenzo “Muki” Wilson, vocalist/guitarist William “Bubba” Anderson, vocalist/percussionist Ray Rock, brothers- Bert Reid- Vocals/saxophonist (who died of lung cancer in 2004) and Raymond Reid- vocals/trombonist, and the newest member LA Blacksmith- vocals/saxophonist.

Crown Heights Affair was a pioneering group in the 1970s, revolutionizing the R&B/ funk approach to disco and dance music. The group gained recognition after Mark Lipetz landed a deal with De-Lite Records in 1975, which was home to Kool & the Gang.
Under the management of Donnie Linton (who died in 2011), the song Dreaming a Dream was No.1 on the Billboard disco charts for thirteen weeks and climbed its way up to No.1 on the Hot Dance Club Play charts as well. Other singles that attracted a worldwide audience were Every Beat of My Heart, Foxy Lady, Dancin’, You Gave Me Love, I’ll Do Anything, Galaxy of Love and Sure Shot..

The group has performed on
American Bandstand , Soul Train, and Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert which included a lineup with Earth, Wind & Fire and Jay Leno as the up-and-coming comedian.

In 1976 C.H.A. performed for the royal family of the Netherlands at The Hague. The band has also made multiple appearances at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

They have many hit recordings by other artists to their credit, such as:
France Jolie- Gonna Get Over You, Taana Gardner- Heartbeat, Gwen McCrae - Funky Sensation, Unlimited Touch- Music in The Streets, Empress- Dyin’ to be Dancin’, Denroy Morgan - I’ll Do Anything For You, Amii Stewart- Knock on Wood and Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy.

Crown Heights Affair made their triumphant return to the concert stage in 2013 at BAM Cafe in Brooklyn, New York where fire marshals had to turn away almost 400 fans. The band says any additional artists/musicians and other performers will vary from show to show.



Fonda Rae is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for her club hits like "Over Like a Fat Rat" and "Touch Me" (the later which was later covered by Cathy Dennis).


She also worked with part-time chart-toppers such as Don Armando and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Fonda has also collaborated with artists such as Taka Boom, The Fat Boys and Debbie Harry.


We have researched hotel and hostel accommodation within the Elephant & Castle area, which we hope you will find useful.


Below is an up to date list of hotels and hostels near to the Coronet Theatre. We have concentrated on rooms with a price range of between £15 to £75 to cater for all budgets. The available number of rooms for each property was updated today, but will vary day to day and obviously there will be cancellations so these numbers may vary leading up to the Summer Ball.


PRICE RANGE #1 (£15 / £30)


Safestay at Elephant & Castle - From £25.00

144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London, SE17 1JL.

Tel: +44 (0) 207 703 8000          




From the Elephant & Castle underground station, take the Northern Line exit or Shopping Centre exit.  Turn left out of the station. Then turn left again at the roundabout onto Walworth Road. Go under the bridge for another 400 metres and you’ll see us on the right, opposite the Cuming Museum. 

RestUp London - £22.05

172 New Kent Road, Southwark, London, SE1 4YT. 

Tel: +44 (0)203 642 4549




Situated 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle tube station, RestUp London is a purpose-built hostel which offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a garden. A snack bar and vending machine are also provided. Shared bathroom facilities are provided with most rooms, while some offer en suite options. A sink is also provided in each room. The Coronet Theatre is a 5-minute walk from RestUp London and features regular live music and club nights. London’s West End and Oxford Street can be reached in 15 minutes via tube from Elephant & Castle Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom. Prices are per bed Included in price: 20 % VAT.

London Eye Hostel - From £15.00

73 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6DX.   

Tel: +44 (0) 207 582 3088




We have just taken delivery of new beds for the whole hostel. You can now enjoy complete comfort with your own personal Light, as well as European and UK plug sockets for charging your phone, laptop or MP3 ....just for you! We also offer you one of the best breakfasts in any London hostel. With a choice of 6/7 cereals, toast, and as much tea & coffee as you can drink all day.


The London Eye Hostel, one of London's best loved and best located hostels, who have been enriching the travels of young visitors to London for years. Their team are on hand to ensure every traveller has a uniquely memorable stay and a fantastic London experience. Always willing to help with London insider advice on what to see and how to get around. The hostel also offers free nibbles to go with your beer from the bar every evening as well as having movie nights and special dinner nights when your evening meal will be cooked for you.

London Eye Hostel – 5% charge on credit card payments


PRICE RANGE #2 (£40 / £50)

The Caswell - From £40.00

25 Gloucester Street, Victoria, London, SW1V 2DB.

Tel: + 44 (0) 207 834 6345   




The Caswell Hotel is a small and idyllic family-run hotel situated in the heart of Westminster, one of central London's most prestigious areas. 15 minutes from the Coronet. When visiting London, location is everything and the Caswell Hotel offers easy access to some of the capital's greatest attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the Tate Gallery. The hotel offers a range of tastefully furnished and affordable rooms of varying facilities and sizes. All prices include a full Continental breakfast and VAT.

Standard Single Room sleeps 1 Breakfast included Room Notes: Nice, clean Single basic room (shared shower and toilet) .The room has got in-room facilities like HD LED TV, tea-coffee making facility, hair dryer, a small wash basin (sink), mini bar, small safe etc.

Chester Hotel  - £49.00

27-29 Longmoore Street, Victoria, London, SW1V 1JQ. 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 834 3791

Email: direct from website



Chester is a family run hotel. All of their rooms have a TV with Digital Freeview channels. tea and coffee making facilities. Bath towels and soap are provided for guests. Complimentary tea and coffee is available in reception.


Their facilities include tourist information, private and common bathroom facilities, 24 hour hotel access with room keys, street parking (weekdays after 6.30PM and all weekend ). Check-in between 2PM - 11PM ( early luggage drop off is welcome. In case of late arrival please notify them to arrange a late check in). Charges on all cards transactions £3.00 per item.


PRICE RANGE #3 (£55 / £70)

Eurotraveller Hotel-Premier - From £69.00

18 Amelia Street, Walworth, London, SE17 3PY.

Tel : +44 (0) 207 358 6876 

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Close to Tower Bridge, Premier Hotel by Eurotraveller offers modern rooms and a stylish lounge bar. Bus stops close to the hotel allow easy access to central London.Each air-conditioned room has a private bathroom, a mini-fridge and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms also have a luxurious hot tub bath and a separate dining area with sofas. Eurotraveller Hotel Premier Tower Bridge is just a few minutes journey by bus from the Elephant and Castle Rail and Underground Station and its links across London.


The New Dome Hotel - From £55-£75

51/53 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8TR.     

Tel: +44 (0) 207 703 5262




Just 10 minutes from central London and 1.6 miles from Elephant & Castle, New Dome Hotel offers budget accommodation with en suite facilities. With an on-site restaurant, Oval Underground Station is a 20-minute walk away. The cosy bedrooms at The New Dome have colourful linen and lots of storage space. All rooms offer satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities, and have double-glazed windows and ironing facilities. The popular New Dome restaurant serves a traditional Indian menu with a variety of vegetarian options available. Continental and full English breakfasts are also served daily. Situated in Camberwell, The New Dome Hotel is just a 30-minute walk from the O2 Brixton Academy. Westminster and Big Ben are just 3 miles away, and local buses to central London run nearby.

Please note: We do not recommend or approve any of the hotels or hostels in this list and offer this service for information purpose only.   

We are here to help you in any way we can and want you to have the best time ever!


For further information about the SUMMER BALL or if you have any special needs, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Telephone: Office - 020 8144 7451 / Mobile - 07749 392728




In the heart of Elephant & Castle, The Coronet is 2 minutes away from the Elephant & Castle tube station and is a highly accessible venue in New Kent Road.



1 – New Oxford Street to Canada Water Bus Station

35 – Clapham Junction to Shoreditch

40 – Dulwich to Aldgate Bus Station

45 – St. Pancras International Station to Atkins Road (Balham)

63 – Forest Hill to King’s Cross Station

68 – Euston Station to West Norwood Station

133 – Streatham to Liverpool Street Station

171 – Newquay Road to Holborn Station

199 – Elephant & Castle/Newington Causeway to Norwood Junction Station

333 – Tooting Broadway Station to Elephant & Castle/Newington Causeway

N35 – Clapham Junction to Tottenham Court Road Station

N63 – Crystal Palace to King’s Cross Station

N68 – Old Coulsdon to Tottenham Court Road Station

N133 – Raleigh Gardens to Liverpool Street Station

N171 – New Oxford Station to Catford Garage

148 (24h) – Denmark Hill to White City Bus Station

176 (24h) – Penge/Pawleyne Arms to Tottenham Court Road Station

188 (24h) – North Greenwich Station to Russel Square Station

344 (24h) – Clapham Junction Station to Appold Street

453 (24h) – Deptford Bridge to Great Central Street



Car Park – The London Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre offers limited secure parking from £3/hour and its open until 23:30 Mon-Sun.

Parking Meters – There are plenty of car spaces to park around the area, and they’re free from 18:30 to 8:30am. Outside these hours a fee of £2.40/hour is charged.



Licensed Private Hire Operator

Elephant Car Service

109 Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB

Tel: 0207 703 0134

Know what you are getting into. All private hire vehicles, including minicabs, must be booked through a licensed private hire operator.


Elephant & Castle Station (through First Thameslink)


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