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World-renowned DJ Keb Darge to play one-off homecoming gig at Borough Briggs this weekend

By Jonathan Clark

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A WORLD-RENOWNED DJ, originally from Elgin, is set to play a one-off gig at Borough Briggs this weekend.

DJ Keb Darge, who grew up in the town, will play a set at the Elgin City Social Club on Saturday, October 2, in what is his first ever gig in his hometown.

DJ Keb Darge, originally from Elgin, is set to return home this weekend.
DJ Keb Darge, originally from Elgin, is set to return home this weekend.

The Keb Darge Homecoming gig will start at 7pm and go on until 1am, with Tony Greig, Rosco Smith and Joe Whimster as supporting DJs.

Music played will mostly be 60s garage and surf, with rockabilly and rhythm and blues. In Keb's own words, it's "The best of vintage underground music – basically The Kinks and The Rolling Stones but 60s American bands who created the music in their garage with the help of alcohol".

Keb, who has travelled the world playing sets in Brazil, Japan and Russia, is excited to return to Moray, where he still has many friends, and put on a show.

He said: "This will be my first ever gig in Elgin, which is crazy because I've played about 86,000 gigs in almost every country on the planet since leaving the town!

"I lived the superstar DJ lifestyle for 30 years, but this is where I started – giving the DJ at the Eight Acres records to stick on so I could listen to better music.

"This is just a one-off gig, which we've had booked since before Covid hit. I've got people coming from Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen so I'm looking forward to it.

"I still feel an affinity for Elgin and want to give them something different that they will enjoy."

Keb grew up in Elgin in the 70s and became a Taekwondo champion as a teenager. He was also a keen northern soul dancer.

His love of northern soul and dancing took him on trips to the legendary Wigan Casino and he eventually moved to Wigan in 1976, becoming a well known DJ himself.

At the age of 22, Keb moved to London, where he eventually gave the northern soul phenomenon exposure.

He was a massive inspiration to famous people like DJ Shadow, Paul Weller, Cut Chemist, Rza and a many of the world's top hip-hop and house producers.

Nowadays, he is following his passion for wild sixties garage and surf. He continues to DJ around the world and runs regular club nights – Sixties Rebellion and Lost and Found in London.

For more information on tickets for Saturday's gig, visit www.buyticket.at/readysteadygogo.

The gig's poster.
The gig's poster.

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