Bonded Warehouse hosts sell-out Soul and Funk night in Sunderland

A new and exciting music, food and craft beer venue has re-opened in Sunderland, attracting hundreds of people for their highly anticipated ‘Soul Limbo’ night.

The Bonded Warehouse re-opened earlier this year on the Quayside after undergoing extensive refurbishment to bring the historic industrial building back to life.

‘Soul Limbo’ night was the first event of its kind for Bonded Warehouse and Sunderland, as a huge line-up of talented musicians and DJ’s attracted hundreds of people to attend the sold-out event.

Richard Forster, general manager at the Bonded Warehouse said: “Soul night came about because all of us that work here really like soul and funk music, and we think it goes well with our image and brand.

“There didn’t seem to be anywhere else in Sunderland doing it, so it was a really great opportunity for us to create something we enjoy so much while filling a gap in the market.”

The venue is split into two spaces with the downstairs providing tank beer in the Tap House, while the upstairs has become the hub for music events and weddings.

Soul Limbo night was held upstairs in the venue last Saturday and saw hundreds of people dancing to established musicians and enjoying the street food catered by big food chains such as Fowl Play and Fat Hippo.

Richard said: “We collaborated with some really talented people who are already established in Newcastle with DJs from Brighton Beach and Motoon.”

Bonded Warehouse hosts its monthly ‘Bonded Sessions’ where local musicians take the stage to showcase their talent while customers can relax and enjoy the food and beer.

Richard hinted on upcoming and exciting new events, with another Soul Limbo night taking place on May 26. Tickets can be bought directly from the bar at the venue.

Check out the video below to watch clips from the Soul Limbo night, and an exclusive interview with Richard Forster on what makes this venue so unique to Sunderland.







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