DJ Perry Louis is not from the usual school of DJs; he started his schooling on the dance floor dancing to Rare Groove, Jazz Funk, Boogie and Jazz in the ‘70’s and still performs today with his international Jazz Dance group the JazzCotech Dancers. What started as a clear love for the music and “Perry’s Red Box of 45”s has grown into an amazing Vinyl collection, a quarter of which is autographed by the original artists.
Perry has had residencies in some of the UK’s most famous Jazz clubs, such as the Jazz Café, 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s and the South London Soul Train in London, as well as venues in Spain, France, Italy and Glasgow. He has DJd (and often danced) for nearly all of the greats such as Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Marlena Shaw, George Duke, James Brown, Marva Whitney, Martha Hynes, Sharron Jones, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Jeff Lorber, Brand New Heavies, Fatback Band, Blackbyrds, Incognito, Light of the World, Earth Wind & Fire, George Clinton & Parliament, Gil Scott-Heron, Terry Callier and many, many more. In addition, he has also co-produced 2 Jazz Dance albums with Dave O’Higgins and released 5 compilations under his own promotion, Messin’ Around. His monthly Sunday afternoon Jazz Dance session Shiftless Shuffle has been described as a ‘cult session’, drawing in large crowds and many well-known Guest DJs every month.
When you see DJ Perry Louis in action, be prepared to go on a musical journey and don’t be surprised if you see him come running out from behind the decks and take to the floor.