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Summer of Love

Hi Friends
Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
This coming Sunday, August 14th, and the next one too, August 21st, I’ll be DJ-ing at the Manchester United Restaurant Bar….here’s all the info. I hope to see you there for some summer fun!
all the best
anders

Weekend afternoon TEA DANCES were all the rage in the 1960s in Hong Kong and on August 14th and 21st, veteran Hong Kong singer/actor/DJ Anders Nelsson will help Hong Kongers relive those days with three solid hours of classic retro hits as he takes to the turntables at the Manchester United Restaurant Bar in Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
“Woodstock took place from August 15th to 18th in 1969 and Elvis died on August 16th, 1977, so August 14th to 21st is an historic fortnight,” says the Swede who has lived in Hong Kong since 1950 and calls Hong Kong his home.
Nelsson started his professional career with his band The Kontinentals playing tea dances at The Bayside Nightclub in the then brand-new Chungking Mansions, which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this autumn.
“The Manchester United club is just around the corner from where the Bayside was,” says Nelsson.

The sessions will be from 3 pm to 6 pm on each day and apart from playing the classics pop and rock hits of the day, Nelsson will have a dance instructor on hand to teach the younger generation how to TWIST and do the Cha Cha Cha and Mashed Potatos, with prizes for the best dancers.

“We’re going to relive the Summer of Love,” says Nelsson, “and the younger generations can come and see what it was all about”.

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I’m planning a night of playing Swing, Latin & Big Band hits! One Night With ANDERS NELSSON & The Stray Katz Big Band
Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 8:00pm until midnight
Location: Grappa’s Cellar Central
Address: Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Reservation number: 2521 2322
Only $188 (includes a drink!)

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I’m planning to do a lot more singing this year and my next gig is a guest performance with the Stray Katz Big Band on Saturday, April 4th, 2009. I will sing at least 8 songs with them. When you call to make a booking don’t mention my name as this is a secret surprise performance and the staff there won’t know.
Name: The Stray Katz Big Band Show
Date: 4th April,09
Time: 8:00pm until Mid-night
Location: Grappa’s Cellar Central
Address: Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Reservation number: 2521 2322
Website: http://www.elgrande.com.hk/event/2009/StrayKatz09/page1/
Call to book soon, because it’s already 70% full.

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Kontinentals Reunion in Canada!
Plus many more exciting events in Vancouver in September 2008. Please read more HERE.
Kontinentals members Sid Fattedad, Anders Nelsson, Dave Christian, Sammy Fattedad and Danny Piry in Vancouver 2008