That really was another one for the memory banks, a truly great day with everything we look for from the Pikes On Sundays experience. The music was brilliant all day long; appropriate to the time and setting, interesting and diverse, a mix of old and new and put together in a confident and considered manner. Much love to all our DJs who brought their A-Game and a special shout out to David Phillips who played a brilliant extended set throughout the day and into the small hours of monday morning. We have a recording from the afternoon hours here, it’s mostly dave with some contributions from Buckley, Andrew Livesey and Jon Woodall. Hit play and transport yourself to the Pikes poolside.
The roast on Sunday was also particularly good and the kitchen appears to be firing on all cylinders as we pass the halfway mark of the Summer. We were completely fully booked by Thursday last week meaning well over 200 Yorkshire puddings served and consumed. The sweetcorn and green chilli soup starter was out of this world and hailed by many as “the best soup we’ve ever eaten”. The beef was ‘bloody’ delicious and the veggies tasted as good as we’ve ever had. As we say each week, if you would like to join us for a roast be sure to reserve your table quickly by calling Pikes on 0034 971 34 22 22. We will be sold out soon!
Coming up for your listening pleasure this Sunday we have enlisted the help of some returning friends and family. It’s fairly rare to get Paul T and Stretford Dogs Club in Ibiza, it’s even rarer to get them here at the same time. They both made their Pikes On Sundays debuts last Summer and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them back again this week. Ibiza Sonica’s finest selector and all round good egg Andy Wilson is back again with his usual brand of balearic treats and other worldly beats. Brother Mark is STILL away taking care of business in Croatia so Brother Andrew is back once again keeping things as Grim as possible all day long.
Many thanks to everyone who has been supporting us this Summer, we’ve been really enjoying ourselves and in the process we hope we’ve calved out our own little piece of Balearic goodness. We hope you will continue to share this with us and if it’s your first time we hope you’ll come and give it a whirl! Action as always from 1pm until 2am (ish!). Gracias amigos.
Last Sunday saw a great coming together of nations as our UK based representatives PBR Streetgang bridged the gap between pseudo-balearians Ruf Dug and Andrew Livesey and Italy’s renaissance men Riccio and Lorenzo. Quite the melting pot we’re sure you’ll agree and the ensuing musical melange was simply magical! Many thanks to all involved for their input.
This week we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our longest serving and most trusted regular guests. Having played more Pikes On Sundays parties than anyone, outside of your hosts The Brothers Grim, Jon Woodall knows the score better than most and we are very happy he has chosen to celebrate his birthday with us. We Love you Jon. Come and wish him well if you think he deserves it. We’ve asked a few of Jon’s nearest and dearest to come and add to the mix on the day with man like Buckley representing for the West Yorkshire connect and everyone’s favourite hotelier David Phillips keeping things cool with his distinctive Balearic swagger. Brother Andrew seals the deal on what will be a truly magnificent Sunday selection.
Any last minute reservations for Sunday Roasts need to go to Pikes by calling them on 0034 971 34 22 22. Again please be aware we sell out well before show day so act now if you’re craving some gravy. We’ve got lots more to come on the blog this week with music and interviews from our guests and residents so keep your eyes peeled. In the mean time head over here for 6 hours of the best music you’ve ever heard in your life. Gracias amigos and see you on Sunday!
We had an absolute blast on Sunday! We made some new friends, were reunited with old friends, amazed a few people and annoyed a few more; all in all a fantastic way to round out your weekend! Much love to all our DJs who delivered to the highest order. Our trusty residents The Brothers Grim kicked the day off in fine style before making way for a spectacular, albeit slightly hungover, Neil Diablo who then handed control to Pikes debutants Mr Solid Gold & Rolfie. The first timers did the business leaving Ruf Dug to finish things off by the pool up until Midnight. With what seemed like the entire broadcasting team of Radio 1 in attendance Ruf Dug took control again in Chez Fez culminating in an impromptu Back To Back set with friend of the family Artwork. As one couple of merry attendees put it, Pikes On Sundays delivers “the best music we’ve ever heard”
This Sunday we have another set of sonic treats lined up for you. Up there with our favourite DJs of all time, PBR Streetgang are back on the island for a few gigs at The Zoo Project and Circoloco and so we jumped at the opportunity to fit them in for another Pikes Sessions. The daring duo will be playing the last few hours by the pool and then helping out with the kick on inside in Chez Fez. Resident Ruf Dug is back for his third session of the Summer and will be playing the opening set from 1pm onwards. If your looking for the smoothest of subtle sounds then we recommend this set for you; he’s a true master of the music suitable for this time of day so come on down if you’re into the finer things in life. Our Italian envoy Riccio has enlisted the help of fellow countryman Lorenzo this week and the duo will play a special extended set in the early afternoon. Brother Mark is away in Croatia for the rest of August so Brother Andrew is left to represent all things Grim and will be doing so firmly back off the wagon after a dry start to the month. Check this fantastic mix from Lorenzo to set the tone; it’s a 100% Italian job!
We had a few sad looking campers this week who turned up looking to get their roast fix but without having reserved a table. We are usually fully booked for these by around friday afternoon so act now if you want a yorkshire pudding this weekend. To reserve call Pikes on 0034 971 34 22 22. Luckily our bar menu is spectacular and the burger soon turned a few of those frowns the right way around and the afternoon was saved! The bar menu is available from 12:00 all day long with no reservation required.
Keep your eyes locked to the blog this week for more musical meanderings from our residents and guest selectors and don’t forget to like our Facebook page if you’re into that kind of thing! Gracias amigos and see you all on Sunday!
Is it really August already?! The Summer seems to be flying by and it’s hard to believe we’re already up to week 14! Lots of love to our DJs from last week David Phillips, Jon Woodall, Riccio and Andrew Livesey who all played fantastic sets delivering 12 hours of simply beautiful music. This week we’ve got another standout lineup arranged with all three of our residents Ruf Dug and The Brothers Grim back in full force. They will be joined by long time friend of the family Neil Diablo who returns for his third consecutive season of Pikes On Sundays along with debutants Mr Solid Gold and Rolfie. With all the makings of a truly Balearic Sunday by the pool, we can’t wait to kick this month of with a bang.
Demand for the Sunday Roasts seems to be higher than ever at the moment with the restaurant looking set to be fully booked within the next few days. If you would like to reserve a table please act fast and give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22. Once they’re gone they’re gone! Thankfully for all of us in this hot weather the pool is always open with no reservations required and the ice cold cocktails are served from the get-go. For those with children in tow we have also extended the operating hours of the Kids Klub which is now open from 2pm until 8pm; as always this is free of charge to our Sunday visitors.
Keep your eyes on the blog over the next few days for musical treats coming from our residents and guests. In the mean time if you are looking for some soothing sonics then you can’t do much better than this exquisite mix from our Pikes On Sundays sensei Bernie Connors recorded live and direct from Pikes last month.
Gracias amigos and see you on Sunday!
We usually try and get these blog posts out every Monday to give ourselves a full week to promote the parties, if you see them on Tuesday it tends to mean that the Sunday was particularly wild. Today is Wednesday. Hopefully that gives you some idea of the fun we had last week. If not check the photos below which will give you a teaser of the afternoon fun in the sun. (The nighttime portion of the party was not suitable for public display!) Thanks very much to Mike Portlock for capturing these snaps.
Our trusty residents The Brothers Grim kicked the day off at 1pm with an extended B2B set with their new favourite DJ Leon Vynehall with the poolside audience reaching fever pitch a few hours in. Brother Mark continued his marathon set with some welcome assistance from Balearic Ben Korbel whilst Brother Andrew went off for his lunch before handing over the controls over to Ian Murphy and Carlo Bragagnini who finished of the outside proceedings before heading inside for the first hour of the Chez Fez knees up. It was then the turn of Belfast’s finest Hammer and Matthew McBriar to step to the decks before handing back to Mr Murphy for the final 30 minutes of fun. Big ups to all our DJs for all their hard work and fantastic music.
This week we’ve got another dream lineup to tickle your eardrums. We have a very welcome return for our newly revealed resident Ruf Dug who plays the second of his six dates with us, he will be playing directly after The Brothers Grim poolside from 16:00. A must see for anyone interested in the new sound of Pikes On Sundays. For the final five hours this Sunday we hand things over to Messalina Records who bring with them Mushrooms Project and the ever incredible Lucci Capri. We’re repeating this lineup from last Summer as it was a massive highlight for us back in 2016 and we’re very excited to be able to replicate it again this week. Expect incredible music & wonderful tales of strange happenings in South Yorkshire all evening long!
The dining room was full from the get-go this week and we are now consistently selling out of Sunday Lunch places by the start of the weekend so act fast if you would like to join us this week. For reservations please give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22. If a roast isn’t your cup of tea or if we’re fully booked by the time you get in touch we have a fantastic bar menu available all day long with no reservation required.
As always Pikes On Sundays is a free event open to one and all at anytime. We start things off at 1pm and run through until around 2am. We have a kids club operation from 2pm until 6pm for those looking to escape from the little ones for a few hours. To see more of these great photos head over to the full album on our facebook page here. Pikes On Sundays will make you feel good! Gracias amigos!
Last Sunday really was one for the history books! Massive thanks to all the DJs that came and soundtracked our Sunday fun. Midland, Ewan Pearson, Ruf Dug, Declan Lee, Ben Korbel and Mark Broadbent, we love you all!
This Sunday Brother Andrew’s longest serving friend Martyn ‘Tinny’ Sheard celebrates his 30th Birthday with us and to commemorate this special occasion we’ve enlisted some of his favourite DJs to come and bring the heat. Luckily for us Tinny keeps good company and so the music will be of the highest order. Irish chums and label mates Hammer and Big Mac (wink, wink) have managed to sneak a few days from their heavy touring schedules to come and give their housemate Tinny the 30 bumps he deserves. King of the North East and captain of the carpet cutters Ian Murphy is back for his third consecutive Pikes On Sundays appearance having played in 2015 and 2016. Next up we’ve got Carlo Bragagnini who will be serving his own signature dish of Italian classics with just a hint of Lancashire charm thrown in for good measure and Balearic Ben Korbel is back on the island and we simply can’t get enough of him. Having made his Pikes debut last week, he’s back for round two this Sunday playing an extended set with our beloved residents The Brothers Grim. A treat for the ears, the eyes and your hearts we’re sure you’ll agree!
As always Pikes On Sundays is a free event and everyone is welcome at anytime. We start the music at 1pm and run through until the small hours of monday morning, moving from the pool to the inside to finish the night off with a bang. If you want to join us for a roast this week then you’d better act fast. Last word from the restaurant was that there were only a handful of spaces left available. Give Pikes a call on 0034 971 34 22 22 to see if you can be accommodated. If you think it’s perhaps a bit too hot for a roast then the bar menu is available all day long and no reservation is required for this.
Gracias amigos, happy birthday Tinny, and see you all by the pool!
We love all the DJs that we book at Pikes On Sundays but this week we’ve got something a bit special on the cards with perhaps our favourite line up of the Summer so far. Ewan Pearson, Ruf Dug, Declan Lee, The Brothers Grim and a very Special Guest all performing at one of Ibiza’s most iconic venues and as always completely free to one and all. There’s no better way to spend your Sunday!
Although we can’t say who our special guest is we can say that he entered our lives and hearts back in our days at We Love Space where he quickly became one of our favourite guests. It was instantly obvious that he was capable of tearing the roof of both of the main rooms with his distinctly recognisable selection of unrecognisable records. To have those rooms going-off in the manner that he did without relying on that season’s biggest hits or Ibiza “anthems” was a clear indicator to us that here we had found a true music lover and a kindred spirit. Whilst the music he plays at Pikes On Sundays is acutely different in sound, the ethos remains the same and the standard as high. He was fantastic last year and we can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeves this week!
Next up is another We Love Space comrade and master of his trade Ewan Pearson. Ewan was a firm favourite in the We Love family and his sets and visits were looked forward to with great anticipation each Summer. In a similar fashion to our mystery man, Ewan was very capable of playing both of Space’s main rooms and one of his Terrace sets goes down as one of Brother Andrew’s favourite Space sets of all time. This will be Ewan’s Pikes On Sundays debut performance and we are sure it will be simply spectacular.
And now it’s time to introduce our Ace In The Hole, Ruf Dug. Having delivered one of our favourite records of the year in 2016 we were thrilled when he agreed to play for us last Summer and such was the quality of his set then that this season we invited him back as a resident and we are very happy to say that he said yes! This will be the first of 6 shows with Ruf Dug at Pikes On Sundays and what a way to kick them off! Click here to read Ruf Dug’s Music Masters interview where you will also find a truly fantastic mix from our new resident recorded especially for you with feelings of the Pikes poolside floating through the ariwaves from start to finish.
Completing the selection of guests this week is Declan Lee. Declan was a pivotal cog in We Love’s operations over in Australia and one of our favourite people from the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a very rare thing to get him up this side of the Equator and even rarer to have him in the Balearics so we jumped at the opportunity to lock him down poolside at Pikes to play some of his favourite songs.
We’re sure you’ll agree that is a fine lineup by anyone’s standards. Add to this the usual dash of Yorkshire charm from our beloved residents The Brothers Grim along with the beauty of Pikes, the amazing food and the delicious drinks and you’ve got yourself a recipe for one hell of a Sunday. As always we will be kicking things off at 1pm and running through to Monday morning. Get your table reservations in if you want to join us for lunch and get your head together if you want to join us in Chez Fez after dark 😉