Quoted by massive attack as early influencers on the ‘ Bristol sound ‘ the origins of Soultrain can be traced back to the early 1970’s which a BBC radio 6 documentary reported Soultrain DJ importing funk 45's and creating an underground scene whilst everybody else was into pop or punk / heavy rock.
Local author Chris Brown has penned a book " suited and booted " acknowledging brothers Steve & Adrian Ashby & Paul Alexander as movers and shakers back in the day!
It all started in December 1992 when Paul (Alexander) got together with DJ friends, Jason (Lumbar), Johnny (Stallard), Steve & Adrian (Ashby) and Steve (Phillips) all original 70's soul & funk DJ's together for a one off re-union, the rest they say is history: we haven't stopped since.
Launching Soultrain was a milestone and landmark that has resulted in Bristol's favourite Soul Institution and probably the longest running club night in the country. Let's face it how many club nights have been running for 24 years and are still going strong? With roots and origins tracing back to the early 70’s.