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“I'm biased - it was our Gig”
Review of Hoochie Coochie

Hoochie Coochie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An city centre venue dedicated to Soul & Funk music exclusively. Regularly features high quality artists in an intimate environment, both national & International. Widest selection of spirits in Newcastle. Hoochie Coochie is a "not for profit" business.
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is a great club for lovers of live music, particularly Soul, Funk and Jazz. The artists booked to play here are top-notch with many BIG names such as Alexander O'Neal, Gregory Porter, Jocelyn Brown and Candi Staton to name only few. The advantage of being in this club as opposed to an arena is that you are up-close and personal with the artists .. you can't better that!

We'll be back (if Warren asks us) again, as it was a great buzz playing to such a switched-on crowd of music lovers - the dancing was brilliant and the atmosphere HOT!

NB: The review has asked things I can't adequately respond to, such as entry fee (most times, but sometimes free), length of stay (hard to say, folks continued to party well after we finished to the excellent DJ's), etc. Suffice to say this is a well-run, high quality establishment - definitely NOT in the 'Dodgy Pub/Club' bracket.... Think more like Ronnie Scotts, or Jool's Jam House :-)

1  Thank NorthofTheWall
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Warren T, Owner at Hoochie Coochie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

Thanks for the review !

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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We have been loyal customers here right from the beginning.... Not sure what the problem was but your door staff completely let your reputation down tonight. Absolutely no need for that attitude. Completely shameful. If you are reading this now and considering a visit... Our tip is... You're better off in alvinos just a few doors down! What a shame,your door staff has disgraced you. Have a word....

10  Thank Nic M
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Warren T, Owner at Hoochie Coochie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

We will investigate this including a review of video footage , as it must have been after 11pm, due to doorcharge.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Attempted visit with family and friends after coming myself for great dj nights (first time for the rest of my party) sadly very disappointed with attitude from the doorstaff, clearly let the place down, very vocally offensive threatening and intimating towards woman, after being abused we contacted police who will be investigating, we went to alvino and lady grey who where welcoming and warm, sadly, 11 people at £5 entrance plus drinks, may not equal a huge amount but still a disappointing loss in future custom.

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Warren T, Owner at Hoochie Coochie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

As with the previous contributor - We will investigate this including a review of video footage.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

What a fabulous night as Hoochie Coochie virgins. Thomas Brown Affair feat. Kenny thomas. Top class.
The clientele made the atmosphere special. Those we spoke to had travelled quite a distance to attend, that speaks volumes for this place. All staff were friendly, welcoming and chatty.....a credit to the club.

Paul.

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Warren T, Owner at Hoochie Coochie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for your comments they are much appreciated.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We visited on Friday night (25th July) for the Thomas Brown Affair. As soon as we arrived, we felt at home. The club is intimate without being overbearing. The ambience was friendly and relaxed and the clientele were of all ages, so you didn't feel out of place. We had a few drinks before Kenny and the band did their thing (the bar has a great variety of drinks). Kenny and co didn't disappoint and due to the intimacy of the venue, you felt very much part of the experience. We stayed afterwards for a few more drinks, enjoying classic soul/funk/disco tunes from the 70's onwards. Before we knew it, it was 'chucking out time' (time does fly when you're having fun!). Thumbs up Hoochie Coochie - we'll definitely be back! :)

1  Thank Alison B
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Warren T, Owner at Hoochie Coochie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for your kind review, your comments are much appreciated

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