A DJ who has played all over world is coming to the North-East for a one-off charity event.

Seamus Haji will be playing at the Voodoo Cafe in Darlington on Sunday, May 5 for what is described as ‘a night of soulful house and disco’ to raise money for local charity Muscles For Mitchell.

The charity was established by the family of eight-year-old Mitchell Tinkler, from Darlington, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The initiative raises awareness and funds to support treatment and research into the debilitating muscle wasting condition.

Seamus Haji is best-known known for his hit remake of ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ which reached the top 15 in the UK national chart and his remix of Booty Luv’s ‘Boogie 2Nite’ which peaked at number two.

As a DJ he has held down residencies at Ministry of Sound and Pacha in London and Ibiza and has toured for the likes of Defected, Hed Kandi and MOS across the globe.

He is also much in demand for radio mixes and compilations and highlights include two Radio 1 Essential Mixes and two exclusive Sessions releases for Ministry of Sound.

He has released two compilations for Men’s Health magazine, as well as those on his Big Love label.

Haji, who started out at the age of 16 playing hip-hop and soul for London Sound Systems, describes himself first and foremost a DJ – everything else he has achieved has followed.

He will be supported at the event in the Voodoo Cafe on Skinnergate by guest DJs Mike Stead (Sunday Social), Aidan Davis (Vibe & Cream) and Scott Wetherill and James Watson (Double Entendre).

Mr Watson said: “It was great to book Seamus to play in Darlington for Muscles For Mitchell.

“Following the last event when Acid Jazz’s Eddie Piller played at Voodoo, to have a Ministry Of Sound and Pacha In Ibiza DJ play in the town is tremendous.

“His remixes are fantastic with his Last Night A DJ Saved My Life mix being a highlight of a lot of DJ sets all around the world.

“This is going to be a great night and for such a great cause.”

Doors open at 6.30pm for the event on Sunday, May 5. For tickets, costing £9, contact Voodoo Cafe on 01325-467555, or visit the website at www.voodoocafe.co,uk. Tickets are also available via www.skiddle.com.