Unlock some dance history in memory of Welwyn Garden City DJs

PUBLISHED: 14:47 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:39 26 October 2018

L-R: Justin Roberts and Scott Franey, the much-missed DJ duo. Picture: supplied

L-R: Justin Roberts and Scott Franey, the much-missed DJ duo. Picture: supplied

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A charity dance night in Welwyn Garden City is coming up in memory of two beloved DJs.

L-R: Justin Roberts and Scott Franey, the much-missed DJ duo. Picture: suppliedL-R: Justin Roberts and Scott Franey, the much-missed DJ duo. Picture: supplied

Club lovers can dance the night away at the View - formerly known as the Fairway Tavern - in aid of a good cause on Saturday, October 20.

In the early 2000s, DJs Scott Franey and Justin Roberts used to hold the L.U.S.H. club night, spinning club classics, dance and rave music for a crowd of enthusiastic friends.

But in 2002, a crash tragically ended Justin’s life, and Scott bravely carried on in his memory, putting the takings towards numerous causes including a fund to support the two children Justin had left behind.

“Scott found it very difficult to DJ without him,” said longtime friend Deniz Gentle.

Scott FraneyScott Franey

Tragedy stuck again four and a half years ago, when Scott himself passed on due to a brain tumour.

Now Deniz, who has many bittersweet memories of their dance nights over the years, wants to keep their legacy going with a DJ night at Welwyn Garden City’s the View.

DJs Rhodesy, 2 Bad Mice and Danny Keith have all offered their services for free and the View has given the space at a “minuscule” cost, said Deniz.

All proceeds will go towards Isabel Hospice, who cared for Scott in his last days.

Scott Franey. Picture: suppliedScott Franey. Picture: supplied

“The reason behind it is to give a bit of a thanks to Scott and Justin, and to get everyone back together,” she said. “A lot of the nights before were overshadowed with sadness, of course, so I really wanted to do this from a really happy place, showing you can carry on and be grateful for the time that you have.”

She’s even given a new meaning to L.U.S.H., saying it now stands for “Let’s Unlock Some History”.

She’s thankful to all the friends who have offered to help out putting the night of old school classics, rave and and dance tunes together.

L.U.S.H. will take place between 7.30 and 1am, with tickets £10 in advance and £15 on the door.

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