Heart Of England Soul Club Returns To The Ritz This Easter Sunday

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The forthcoming Manchester Ritz Easter Sunday Mini All-Nighter will be the first Heart Of England Soul Club event at the iconic venue since the day the SAS saved the hostages in the Iranian Embassy siege!
The rescue took place on May 5, 1980 - and at the same time the 5th Anniversary HESC All-Dayer was taking place with Ronnie Laws live on stage.

"We had people breaking into the Ritz through the roof that day so later seeing the SAS abseiling down the side of embassy was surreal. Mecca owned the Ritz and they pulled the plug on the All-Dayers after having people breaking in," said HESC promoter Neil Rushton. " The Mini All-Nighter will be the 38th Anniversary of the All-Dayers, the first one was on Easter Sunday, March 30, 1975."

Music policy in the original iconic ballroom will be 100% Northern Soul, with original Ritz All-Dayer DJ's Ian Levine, Pat Brady, Ian Dewhirst, Neil Rushton and Dave Evison joined by Mick H, Nige Brown and Bob Hinsley. The downstairs club will be devoted to Ritz/Blackpool Meca/Cleethorpes 70's anthems.

Advance tickets are £10 (plus booking fee) each online from http://www.soulvation.biz/ or to callers at Beatin' Rhythm Records, Manchester. Pay on the door is £15.Info - 01543 670116.
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Winsford SoulMar 26 2013 05:11 PM

Neil

 

Cant belive its that many years ago since the HESC do,s

Hope to be turning up sometime during the night after slight recovery from Radcliff

 

Ste


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Garry HuxleyMar 26 2013 05:38 PM

Heaven must be missing an angel, Tavares live at manchester ritz 197? Was the last time i went got my album signed by the band,god knows where it is now. If i remember right it was their first show over here, And that spring based dance floor was superb

So much water under the bridge since then,


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 05:56 PM

Tavares was Sunday Oct 2 or 3, 1976.

A long time ago.

What a great All-Dayer that was!

 

Neil

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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 05:58 PM

Tickets are selling very well for Sunday.

They are £10 each (plus booking fee) online from www.soulvation.biz or to callers t

Beatin' Rhythm, Tib Street, Manchester.Beatin' Rhythm sold a load today.


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 06:00 PM

Heaven must be missing an angel, Tavares live at manchester ritz 197? Was the last time i went got my album signed by the band,god knows where it is now. If i remember right it was their first show over here, And that spring based dance floor was superb

So much water under the bridge since then,


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 06:02 PM

I remember being very happy that Wigan did not book Tavares.Russ reckons it was because the group didn't want to stay up halfway through the night to do a show. The Casino must have regretted missing out as we had 1700 plus in the Ritz that day..


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Garry HuxleyMar 26 2013 06:02 PM

Heaven must be missing an angel, Tavares live at manchester ritz 197? Was the last time i went got my album signed by the band,god knows where it is now. If i remember right it was their first show over here, And that spring based dance floor was superb

So much water under the bridge since then,

 

P.S. The album was the orig US which i bought off Martin Barnfather (Soul Sam) for a £5.00) before it was released over here

At Whitchurch civic centre saturday night do's some years earlier. I remember buying the mirricales love machine on LP at the 

same time ? cost


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Garry HuxleyMar 26 2013 06:07 PM

Tavares was Sunday Oct 2 or 3, 1976.

A long time ago.

What a great All-Dayer that was!

 

Neil

 

Yes i remember it well and it taking me till lunchtime the next day to hitch hike home.

Garry Huxley


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 06:09 PM

Breaking news ... loads of brand new Tom Moulton remixes will get their World exclusive plays at The Ritz on Sunday night.

Ian Dewwhirst will be DJ'ing in the downstrairs club room, which will be devoted to 70's Ritz/Mecca/Cleethorpes favourites, and will be using his set to launch the forthcoming Philly Re-Grooved Volume 3 album of Tom Moulton mixes.

Listen out for remixes of Bettye Swann "Kiss My Love Goodbye" , Sons Of Robin Stone "Got To Get You Back", The Modulations "I Can't Fight Your Love" and loads more...

The album is not out until June.

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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 06:22 PM

Yes i remember it well and it taking me till lunchtime the next day to hitch hike home.

Garry Huxley

How far did you have to go?


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Garry HuxleyMar 26 2013 06:38 PM

How far did you have to go?

Whitchurch shropshire all of about 50 miles but tell that to drivers at gone midnight and the long walk to major roads,At the time i used  to earn about £9.00 a week.

THAT WAS THE LOVE OF SOUL

Garry Huxley


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 07:35 PM

Breaking news ... loads of brand new Tom Moulton remixes will get their World exclusive plays at The Ritz on Sunday night.

Ian Dewwhirst will be DJ'ing in the downstrairs club room, which will be devoted to 70's Ritz/Mecca/Cleethorpes favourites, and will be using his set to launch the forthcoming Philly Re-Grooved Volume 3 album of Tom Moulton mixes.

Listen out for remixes of Bettye Swann "Kiss My Love Goodbye" , Sons Of Robin Stone "Got To Get You Back", The Modulations "I Can't Fight Your Love" and loads more...

The album is not out until June.


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Neil RushtonMar 26 2013 07:43 PM

Ian Dewhirst has  just confirmed that he will have the following tracks with him on Sunday -- no way will he have time to play them all...

 

All brand new Tom Moulton remixes. All taken from Mulit-Tracks.

 

Ian has played 4 of them on his radio show, but none of them ever played in any club anywhere in the World - so WORLD EXCLUSIVE CLUB PLAYS for the ones he drops on Sunday...Ian will be in the downstairs club from 10pm to Midnight.

 

BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT - WILLIAM DEVAUGHN

KISS MY LOVE GOODBY - BETTYE SWANN

I CAN'T FIGHT YOUR LOVE - THE MODULATIONS 

HOLD BACK THE NIGHT - THE TRAMMPS

HOT SHOT - KAREN YOUNG

MAKING LOVE AIN'T NO FUN - THE EBONY'S

STANDING RIGHT THERE - MELBA MOORE

I'M DOING FINE NOW - NEW YORK CITY

GOT TO GET YOU BACK - SONS OF ROBIN STONE

LOOK ME UP - BLUE MAGIC

I JUST CAN'T SAY GOODBYE - PHILLY DEVOTIONS

 

Proper Ritz exclusive!!!!!!!!!!!!


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chasMar 26 2013 07:58 PM

How can you have an authentic celebration of that great club when the music that featured at that time will be played in the lesser of the two rooms?
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sjclementMar 27 2013 06:24 AM

Always a great mix of music at the Ritz, New York Disco from the likes of Starship Orchestra, Aquarian Dream and Crown Heights, Jazzy with LL Smith, Chic Corea  Manfredo Fest and 70s Tyrone Davis, Garland Green Millie Jackson and top notch Northern George Blackwell. Robby Lawson etc.

Really Looking forward to it

(how about Mr Ts record bar?)

(no Colin Curtis)


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mikeMar 27 2013 01:19 PM

post removed ref dj times

 

idea is that this feature  is a news/article feature

 

so ask can you use the event entry for dj times etc 

 

here are

 

http://www.soul-sour...ni-all-nighter/

 

 

 

closing this as per event news policy