3 The Soul – 5 nights of partying in Paphos
There are some short cuts to happiness and music and dancing are two of them. Many people thought clubbing was dead in Cyprus and Brian Norman and Trevor Bailey are out to prove them wrong. 3 The Soul is a new concept that’s coming to Paphos in late June as an exclusive clubbing experience for the Over 30’s. Soul music events at cool beach parties, exclusive open air night spots and an onboard boat party, over one blazing long weekend from 25th to 30th June.
When Brian Norman was DJ’ing at Hanover Grand in the West End, Trevor Bailey was running successful club nights in Essex, attracting celebrities and footballers alike, with big name DJ’s and artists on a regular basis.
In 2014 Trevor got married at the Coral Beach Hotel, Paphos, with Brian DJ’ing at their wedding reception, Trevor and Brian realized there was a gap in the market and the idea was initiated to bring their brand of music to Cyprus. In June 2015 they will be reuniting the DJ’s and the party-goers from back in the day, in the sunny resort of Paphos with 3 The Soul Cyprus.
So who is this duo set to do their thing in Paphos?
Following 20 years of club DJ’ing, Brian can now boast that he not only founded and promotes one of London’s longest running and most successful R&B nights, he has also developed his DJ’ing career to such a level that he is regularly asked to DJ as far away as Japan, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Ibiza, Dubai, Munich, Cyprus and Dublin. Whilst also being asked to DJ at high profile media events, a few recent parties being the premiers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar along with celebrity parties for Prince, Madonna, Samuel L. Jackson, Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean and Maxwell.
After the early days of his career in his home turf it wasn’t long before the East End gave way to the bright lights and far more multicultural mix of people to be found in the West End. This confirmed his resolve to turn what was at the time a fascinating hobby into a career. His residence at ‘Fresh ’n’ Funky’ is the UK’s longest running R&B club night and has received recognition and respect in the music industry receiving a prestigious MOBO Award for Best Club Night. There have been ‘Fresh ‘n’ Funky’ parties running successfully in Dublin, London, Hong Kong and the Cyprus resort of Ayia Napa.
Brian also founded the Fresh ‘n’ Funky Foundation, with his wife, in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for people affected by cancer. The foundation works to raise funds for charities like Cancer Research and ACLT as well as smaller and individual causes.
Trevor Bailey is a well-known face in Paphos, after being a successful football player here (APOP and Evagoras) in the early 80’s and then coaching in Paphos for 2 seasons.
Trevor and his brother Danny Bailey (who also played professional football in Cyprus) now have their own football academy in London, Bailey Elite Football Academy. (www.baileyfootballacademy.co.uk)
Trevor is also a scout and a Centre Manager for Tottenham Hotspur and returns to Cyprus to train players in Ayia Napa every year.
Trevor believes there are many talented players in Cyprus and he has quite a few young players from Cyprus living in England attending his academy. Trevor and Danny trained the likes of George Afrem, (APOEL), Valentino Shellis (AEL), George Shellis (Paphos), Andy Nikolaou and Leyton Orient just to mention a few. This year Trevor has a football camp in conjunction with Juventus Soccer School at the Yeroskipou Municipal Stadium starting on the 3rd August when he will be bringing boys with him from England to join in with players from all over Cyprus. There will be training, matches and fun for all the family.
Whilst playing professional football here, Trevor found the people of Cyprus to be very friendly, he made many life-long friends and would like to repay the people of Paphos who looked after him by promoting tourism to the resort, firstly with his football academy and now with 3 The Soul Cyprus.
Events for 3 The Soul include a massive DJ line up including Brian Norman, Dj Bigga, Paul Mac, Pascal, Haji Mike, Vivy Bee, DJ Pav Volitile, Chris Box & Antonis from Rock FM.
3 The Soul Full Schedule
Thursday 25th June – 3 The Soul Beach Party at Lighthouse Beach with DJs from the UK & Rock FM playing Soul & R&B music. Free sun loungers, food & drink available, plus volley ball and 5-a-Side Football to keep you entertained, a perfect chilled out start to the scorching weekend!
Friday 26th June – 3 The Soul Roof Top Party, dance to Classic Soul and R&B music, on the roof top of Everest Bar, overlooking the beach until the sun rises.
Saturday 27th June- 3 The Soul Casino Royale Dinner & Dance Party at Elea Estate with DJs and performance by a Soul Singer. A classy and lavish party night at the chic and stylish Elea Estate. Complimentary champagne or Bacardi Mixers, a succulent buffet meal, magician show with casino games and music by Natasha Watts performing her greatest hits, followed by 3 The Soul DJs. A night of cool music and sophistication.
Sunday 28th June – 3 The Soul Wave Dancer Boat Party with DJs and Performance by a Soul Singer. Late afternoon enjoy a relaxing day cruising the aqua seas along the coast of Paphos, with a delicious buffet on the ever popular Wave Dancer. From 9pm, party through the night until heading back to Paphos Harbour.
Monday 29th June – 3 The Soul Sunset Beach Party at Atlantida Beach with Rock FM Live Broadcast. Early evening, to cap the weekend off in style, dance along the sandy shore and party way after the sun goes down at Paphos’s only beach party spot, Atlantida Beach Bar. Rock FM will be hosting the party with 3 The Soul, broadcasting the party live to their huge listening audience with our DJs providing the soulful flavours.
Tuesday 30th June – Hamam Café Lounge Bar farewell party where you will be mingling and partying as we goodbye to our old and new friends, with 3 The Soul DJs providing the Soul R&B & Reggae music to sing-along to!
Full details on all events, DJ line-ups, start times and costs can be found at http://www.3thesoul.co.uk/
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