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4Play Sound System


 

Fast Facts

Member Name : Wayne Foote
Job Title : Sound Leader
Sound System : 4Play Sound System
Music Type : Across the board
Contact : Email 4Play
Carnival Location : West Row near junction
of Kensal Road

 


About

 
4-Play was established in 1990 and first entertained at the Notting Hill Carnival in 1994. They have had a continued presence with guest PAs and DJs over the years, also playing at the Panorama Night for Notting Hill Carnival and at the Birmingham Carnival as special guests.
 
Group Members
Angel, Senator Lea, Major Lea, Dave B and Baby M.
 
The beginning
Members of 4-Play were influenced by listening to music played by their parents or at family party functions. This inspired them to collect music and play at private functions as well as part of a sound system. 
 
The early to mid 1980's
As a youngster DJ Angel played at house parties and organised school dances. Dave B played solo at private parties and as part of a sound system. Senator Lea also played at private parties and Major Lea played with a group of friends called Rags Fraternity at private functions. Baby M built up a collection of music over the years.
 
Angel and Baby M went on to join forces and formed the sound Trick and Treat with Dave B joining them in 1989. In 1990 Major Lea played at various events with Trick and Treat which led to the birth of 4-PLAY sound. Senator Lea joined in 1994 and added MC as well as his DJ skills to complete the 4-PLAY sound.
 
4-PLAY has built up a reputaion as a 'Party Sound' that plays a broad range of music in keeping with ever changing trends. Their sets include RnB, Rare Grooves, Jazz-Funk, Old  Skool, Jungle, Funky House, Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall and Revival music. DJ's from 4-PLAY have also played on various radio stations over the years.
 
 
4-PLAY have regular bookings for private functions and promotional events including:
  •  *  coach trips from East London to various locations in
  • England, including teaming up with other promotional
  • from all major cities in the UK.
  • * hosting excursions to Holland for the Rotterdam Carnival, including party nights in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and
  • were one of the first promotion teams to visit Rotterdam Carnival in the early 1990's and is now a main promotional attraction.
  • * playing at many of the UCL functions including Fresher gigs and hosted weekly student/societies party events.
  • * various open live MIC sessions (singers, bands, MC'S and spoken words) for local unsigned acts.
  • * hosting Annual Fashion and Industry shows.
Residencies have included- Moonlighting Night Club, Chocolate City, Night Moves Night Club and Club Oasis in London.
 
London events have also included a 'Ladies night only', hosting the infamous Hen party night where a video tape recording of the event was to be never seen!
 
They have also worked on the popular and successful Theatre production of 'Cinderella' and 'The Wiz' and regularly worked with comedians, Jefferson and Whitfield on various projects, including comedy nights and workshops in the local community encouraging local people to get involved.
 
One of their best promotional achievements was the legendary Valentines 'Chocolate Box' event held at the infamous Tyson Street in Hackney. This event (hosted by a line up of top DJs) was quoted 'one of the best Valentine parties ever' and had one of the most original concept flyers of it's time.
 
4-PLAY have gone on to join the management agency group called 'The Cartel' who are known to list the top DJs around, which has led to many more bookings for elite functions.
 
4-PLAY continue to host private functions, parties and events and have created a promotional team called K.I.S.S. Promotions (Keeping Intimate Sexual Secrets).!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
click here to view the 4-PLAY  photo gallery
 
For more information click here:  http://www.myspace.com/4playuk
 

 

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