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SOUTHAMPTON SOUL CLUB

NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL

EMPIRE HALL TOTTON

SO40 3PY

7pm till 2am

£10...O.T.D

Bar till 1am

FREE CD TO THE FIRST 100

MASSIVE WOODERN DANCE FLOOR

RECORD DEALERS WELCOME

(WILL PROVIDE DECK ETC FOR DEALERS)

SO MUCH SOUL DOWN SOUTH....

DJ LINE UP...

ALFIE

CHILLI

DANNY NORTH

GINGER DAVE

GRAHAM METCALF

TEZ

SIMON PRESTON...

PLUS SPECIAL GUEST

TED MASSEY...


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NOT LONG NOW SOULIES...FOR WHAT IS GOING TO BE A SUPERB NIGHT OF QUALITY SOUL ACROSS THE BOARD...CAN'T WAIT...

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Soulies are booking hotels...it's defo looking to be a busy one...premier inn are doing a double room 39 quid if booked within the next couple of weeks...

The cd is complete and full of souful gems...i will be giveing away one to the first 100 through the door...

Record dealers that are coming if poss give us a call on 07811360784 or mesage me and i will make sure there is a table reserved for you plus i will be supplying a record deck etc for the buying soulies to listen to those oulful gems which will be up for grabs

ppl have been asking bout tickets....no need as it's pay on the door...

roll on the 31st for what i going to be a splendid new years eve full of quality dj's playing quality choons....

Bring it on

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. I bumped into Alfie last Saturday night (Dec 3rd) when he was D.J.ing at the Soul Cellar in Southampton.

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. I've known him for about five years and what has always struck me about Alfie is his passion for soul music and his commited motivation in making things happen down here on the South Coast.

. He's very affable and certainly approachable. Thus he gets to hear opinions from all angles and with these insights, he endeavours to feed the appetites for varying tastes by delivering events that can range from a Motown Night to the rare music of Ghetto Soul.

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. This forthcoming New Year's Eve event at the large Empire Hall in Totton ( The same venue Alfie employs for the annual All-Dayer ) promises to be quite special.

. Being slumped backed in an armchair (pipe & slippers style) with a cognac in front of the box, isn't an option this year when we've got someone like Ted Massey headlining a comprehensive D.J. line-up at this superb venue.

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. We're really looking forward to a special New Year's Eve, Dave & Jan Mortimore

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Afternoon Dave nice seeing you & Jan last saturday....hope all is well and you've both had a good week....thanks for the kind words & the post about about new years eve....defo looking forward to it...hotels are beeing booked up by the travelling soulies as i type....if i don't see you before have a fantastic christmas and look forward to catching up on N.Y.E which is defo looking to be a busy...

regards

Alfie

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Afternoon soulies....

As i have a couple of hours spare i thought i would say a few words about Southampton soul Clubs N.Y.E Special...

DJ Line up

As you all know it can be very hard in getting the right dj line up & balance for any event...and as it's kind of special one being N.Y.E...

I thought the best thing to do was to bring a headliner dj ln and other dj's that all have quality record collections and are full of soulful passion...i would of loved to have more dj's on the line up but it just was'nt to be as there are loads of other quality dj's out there...plus some of them were already booked...hopefully next year...or at future events...

Starting of the night will be myself no need to wright anything you can make your own mind up...lol...following me will be Tez(oxford Soul Club)...Tez has dj'd for me at a previous event on the i.o.w(2010)...Tez & his partner Katrina have been surpporting Southampton soul Club events for a few years now and after Tez's dj spots on the I.O.W i had already short listed him to guest for us at the n.y.e event...he has outstanding records and soulful Knowledge....really looking forward to see what he pulls out of the box on the 31st...Next up is my good freind Chilli...We go back a long way and has joined up with me on the all-dayers to make them what they are to day...He is a lover of the 70's & Modern and i know of a lot of soulies enjoy what he plays(you only have to look at the dance floor)...i also know that he has bought a couple of gems that he will be spinning on the night...following Chilli is Mr Danny North(farnborough soul nights/bournemouth uni)I first meet danny a few years ago where he co-promotes farnborough soul nights with Chris Thorley & dj's along side the residents Mr Mischeif & Moldie...really looking forward to Danny's set as i know that he has a first class tatse for those big soulful gems...

Ladies & Gents you are in for a real treat cos knowing Danny he probably has been out & got hold of a few corkers just to surprise us all...Up next is Graham Metcalf(sussex soul club)being the host of the club and main resident he always knows how to fill a dance floor with an across the board mix of soulful choonage...i dj'd for Graham at the scout hut just over a year ago and was made to feel very welcome, an all round nice guy...looking forward to catching up again and looking forward to his set on the night...Ginger Dave will be takeing over from Graham...the nerves are already setting in as he told me only the other day when i was on the phone haveing a soulful chat to him...no need to be nervous i told him....but then again it can be a good sign as i know Dave is a very very passionate guy and has one thing in mind for this event and any other event that he dj's at, and that is to make sure that everyone is haveing a ball strutting to the records that he will be playing out....a first class bloke with a first class record collection...really looking forward to hearing Daves set as i am looking forward to hearing all the other dj's on this soulful night down on the south coast...

We will be 15 minutes into 2012 when the Headliner Mr Ted Massey graces the decks...what can i say about this man...a real nice guy that has probably got one of the best oldies play box in the country...i went to the last farnborough soul night a few weeks back and this guy just blew me away with what he was playing out....BRILLIANT...even though i was a bit hungover from the previous nights outing and i was'nt really in the mood for chatting loads...i do apologise...i just stood their & listend to quality choonage after quality choonage getting played my Mr Massey....My good freinds Mr Castle & his wife Lesley-ann made the trip up to meet Ruth & I, they have never heard Ted Massey play out before and all mr TC could say was....MAGICAL...totally blew him away....so much so that he was still going on about it 2 weeks later when we were putting the free cd together which i will be giveing out to the first 100 soulies through the door on the night...

For any of the soulies that have not yet had the chance to Listen to this guy and for what he has to offer then you are really in for a special new years eve treat....the man has records you would die for....can't wait for Ted to take over on the decks...if i had a request then it would have to be Eddie Parker I'm Gone....i can hear THE EMPIER HALL'S dance floor calling out for the soulful feet...pure class...

Last up on the soulful stage is Mr Simon Preston...over the last 10 years i have seen & heard Simon bang out some qulity choonage...also have had the pleasure to dj with the guy and also have him dj at some of the previous events that i have put on...a first class bloke with lots of knowledge on what is going on & what will be going on the soulful sceane itself...as alot of you know that Southampton Soul Club have dj'd for the Hipshaker Team in their guest soul room for the last 3 years on the I.O.W rally which falls on the august bh(for which we are truly greatful)...the guest dj that joined Myself/Chilli & Mr TC this year was Simom Preston...& with my hand on my heart this was the best time that i have heard Simon play out...please don't get me wrong every time that Simon Dj's it is always quality but for some reason this time was the best i've ever heard him...choon after choon...i just knew that i had to include him on N.Y.E dj line..so much so that soon as i got conformation from Ted i phoned Simon to see if he would be up for spinning some soulful gems for us down on the south coast...

Well Soulies that's about it...i could say alot more about this line up but i would probabaly be here all night...lol...i hope that all that are attending this event can agree with me that it is a very good line up and the correct balance for SOUTHAMPTON SOUL CLUBS NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL....in what is one of the best venues on the south coast...THE EMPIRE HALL...Home to the south coast ALL-DAYERS....(next one june 3rd 2012)

What ever you are upto on N.Y.E Soulies then just make sure of one thing and that is have a very very soulful one...all the very very best for 2012...

regards

Alfie

SOUTHAMPTON SOUL CLUB....

N.Y.E SPECIAL

DJ LINE UP & TIMES

7.45PM TILL 8.30PM...ALFIE

8.30PM TILL 9.15PM...TEZ

9.15PM TILL 10.00PM...CHILLI

10.00PM TILL 10.45PM...DANNY NORTH

10.45PM TILL 11.30PM...GRAHAM METCALF

11.30PM TILL 12.15AM...GINGER DAVE

12.15AM TILL 1.15AM...TED MASSEY

1.15AM TILL 2.00AM...SIMON PRESTON

GONNA BE GR8...CAN'T WAIT...

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We're really looking forward to Southampton Soul Club on NYE. A broken collar bone and bruising isn't gonna stop me having a great night with my soulie friends and family. Bring it on Mr Massey!

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Morning Nicki....hope your ok & on the mend...it's defo looking to be a busy one....look forward to catching up...till then take it easy...

Alfie

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We can't wait till the 31st - Alfie you Diamond for putting on 'The Event To Be At' - Can't think of any better way to spend New Years Eve and to see in the New Year, with some great friends in a great venue with a brilliant DJ line up. We know that as always it will be a Soul Event not to be missed. We are delighted from the message board that we will see friends that we have not seen for a while ... Dave and Jan Mortimore , we know the Fantastic Guys from Oxford Soul Club will be there too along with lots of our Soul Mates we will be catching up with, Steve and Lynne will be there so we know the photo's will be great, we just can't wait. We would not miss it for the world. Hotel is booked and soon we will be ON OUR WAY ... Pete and Elaine

Alfie can Pete request Stanky Get Funky and can I request 'Going to a Happening' ! and one for both of us would be 'Hand it Over' - (by Chuck Jackson - not my record that Pete gave you !!!!! lol )

PS. Alfie we have put out all the flyers and they have all been snapped up so feel free to send us some more x

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Blimey Nicki hope you are feeling better. really looking forward to the trip south hope to have a car full, and be there at the off :thumbup: hope you will be fit enough to dance to JT :thumbsup:

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. The feeling is mutual Pete (& Elaine). Where have you been? Up country constructing an abode somewhere no doubt.

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. The one thing that excites us about this night is that Simon Preston is on last. I know that The Empire Hall has got a very big floor, but later on there should be some extra space to get around and really let loose with the old arms and legs. It should be quite manic.

. From experience, Simon is most certainly at his best in the early hours of the morning. It'll be like the last throws of a night at the old Railway Club. We should be returning home truly knackered! I just know it!

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. These are more reasons why we're really looking forward to this special night. See you there! Dave & Jan

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Oh I'll be there Ted and nothing will get in the way of me dancing to JT! I just need to tart up my sling so it doesn't show up my lovely party frock! Have a safe journey down.

XXXX

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Looking forward to a groovy happening with a top line up of Dj's- a great way to see 2012 in! hope to be there!

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Be gr8 to see you Matt...hope you had a top xmas....it's gonna be a quality night...ppl coming from all over....can't wait....

Alfie

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not long to go now and really loooking forward to this a great dj line up awsome venue great sound system and with Alfie Smashy working his shrivelled little nuts off to give us all the best NYE bash in The South you know its gonna be a goodun, pre party at Bearsy Towers with a pretty damn good line up to this really will be a NYE to remember sorrounded by a mob of my bestest mates from Medway what more could a fella want :-)))))

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Hi Pete & Elaine....hope you both are well & have had a top xmas...looking forward to catching up on sat...the choon's you have asked for are in the box...see you soon....gonna be a goodun....can't wait...

Alfie

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Not wrong Bearsy...only a few days to go...it's defo looking to be a busy one...most of the work for this event is done...nearly 12 months in the planning...bring it on...catch up soon...

Alfie....

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Not long now till the great soul event to end the year and the start of a great New Year. Really looking forward to meeting up with our friends and having a few drinks a few laughs and dancing to some fab music. John and I have our party clobber ready and our shoes polished. See you on the 31st guys n gals to party on the South Coast !!!

Tracey and JB

KTF XX

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So happy I can make this...Oxford Soul (Club) boys kindly giving me a lift there + back....I shall dance my (not unsizeable) arse off...looking forward to meeting even more lovely people! See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Rich hope you've had a good grimbo....glad you got sorted with a lift...look forward to catching up...safe journeys down...

Alfie

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evening Tracey...hope all is well and you had a top xmas...looking forward to catching up and seeing in the new year with you and all the fantastic soulies that will be attending...i reakon most if not all will be wearing their party clobber...see you soon...

Alfie

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Good afternoon Alfie , Hope you and Ruth had a great xmas . Have a great evening ,sorry I wont be there ,as I`m D.J.ing in Bournemouth , wishing all you Southern soulies a great new year

Happy new year WiganBrian .

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Not long to go now.

Myself,Kerry,Bob & Anne Snow,Danny & Mandy North will be making the trip down tommorrow afternoon for what will be a NYE soul night to remember.

Bring it on

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yes I have but...am feeling a bit better now:)

so look out tedstar cos I bringing party poppers!

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1/2 hour left to toil ;)

Then all ready for the off ....

Really looking forward to Saturday Night & catching up with friends old and new,,, years since I did anything remotely exciting on NYE ....

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Evening Brian....a top xmas had by all in the Linney household...hope you had a top xmas....have a gr8 new year in sunny Bournemouth...catch up soon...

Alfie...

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Lookforward to catching up Chris/kerry/Bob/Ann/Danny & Mandy...went down to the guest house where your staying to make sure Maryalice from the states had settled in ok...i told her that you guys will be arriveing sometime tomorrow...safe journeys down....

Glad your feeling better lou...gonna be a goodun for sure...soulies coming from all over to see the soulful new year in....see ya soon...

Catch up tomorrow Ritchie...i's defo looking to be a busy one...very excited meself...ifact i can't bloody wait...bring it on...

Alfie

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be lovely to see you Nicky..do hope your feeling better after that nasty car crash ..:)

hey bearsy if ya reading this, are laurel and hardy making a comeback sat lol.I still got my hat and dickie bow lol

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Looks like i'm coming as well hotel booked, staying at the holiday innADANAC PARK REDBRIDGE LANE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO16 0YP, if anyone wants a lift = non drinker..

See you

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Hiya Lou. I'm a little sore but a few drinkies and Northern Soul will soon sort that out! Be great to see you and Woody too. Safe Journey! XXXXX

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Dear All- many thanks to all involved, it was a great nite shared by like minded soulies, a great way to start 2012!! well done to Alfie, Ruth, Chilli and all for organising the event! ktf

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Well done Mick for posting these- memories of a very enjoyable nite!

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a great night big thanks to Alfie and Ruth for asking me to spin a few. the south has a gem there keep it going

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What a cracking night this was.Great spots from all the dj's.Spot of the evening though for us has to be Ted's. Classic tune after tune followed and we were just blown away.

Well done to Alfie & Ruth for a superb evening.

Great to see lots of friends from all over as well.

Dave & Viv.

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Yet another outstanding night courtesy of Southampton Soul Club!

The venue, people and music were superb, canâ"žÂ¢t think of a better way to have seen in 2012, well done Alfie and Ruth for putting on a fantastic night...

Roll on June!!!

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great night, thought they would have been more inattendance..

Great music, Ted must have the best box of tunes around ???

Great night thanks to all for hospitality and Alfie & Ruth for putting it on

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i also heard it wasnt as busy as the last two..they proberbly lost two ppl to the event at bournemouth and one person to the event in pompey

ted does indeed have a superb box.....the tunes inside aint bad either

regards moldie

hope the videos show just how good the night was

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Brilliant night brilliant atmosphere and brilliant music, been to a few of Alfie`s NYE doo`s now and this by far the best, thankfully only a few months ago this venue came up for grabs for NYE and thankfully now Alfie has it for at least the next few NYEs and what a difference this venue has made to the growth of Southampton Soul club its perfect for a Soul Event and to also see it very busy was great testament to how far Alfie has come in his promotions here in Southampton and long may SSC continue, with his lovely wife Ruth by his side he might just be coming of age lol, many thanks to Alfie & Ruth and also to the djs for a great night and a great way to wave 2011 goodbye (yipee) and say hello and please be a goodun 2012, cant wait for next years doo now :-))), thanks to all my friends for a great night and great words of support and see you all very soon i have a feeling its gonna be a great year ;-)

Bearsy & Marie

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Just spoke to Alfie on the phone and he has asked me to post up a few words for him as he is not very well at the moment so getting plenty of rest and taking it easy whilst the Morphine does it work,

he wants to thank everyone for making it a Fantastic night and to the DJs for the Fantastic music played and as soon as he is feeling a lot better he will post up a few words himself,

get well soon matey and rest up ;-)

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All the best, Alfie...hope you're feeling better soon...I had a wonderful time NYE & so much of that was down to the hard work Ruth & yourself put in...I appreciate it so much, wish you a swift recovery & look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Excellent night! Great Music, great atmosphere, great venue full of lovely soulful peeps! Loved all the sets especially Ted's . Thanks for playing my fave tune!

People are probably aware that Alfie is currently in hospital. I hope you recover quickly chuck. All my love and best wishes.

Nicki XXX

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. We reached The Empire Hall as Chilli was half way through his set which comprised mainly 70s and crossover soul.. With the venue bristling from a healthy turn-out, there were plenty of people out on the floor letting themselves loose and giving it some with flowing arms and legs.. This early atmosphere confirmed our expectations, this was going to be a brisk night of soul to welcome in The New Year and say goodbye to 2011. What a year it's been! Through health concerns, which seem to be over since receiving good news on Friday, it's been a tough one for me psychologically. I think I was suffering with an old year hangover as I wasn't feeling too good and thus couldn't truly get fully involved amongst the lively throng at this special event.. Our hosts Alfie and Ruth were visibly pleased through out the night. All the preparation and hard work had been worth it, for nearly everyone seemed to be enjoying the sense of occasion whilst soaking up the music... Danny North began his well engineered set with upbeat numbers such as Don't lead me on - Emanual Laskey and That beatin' rhythm - Richard Temple, before slowing things down with Doug Banks - I just kept on dancing and the like, before cranking things back up again with a variety from the RnB feel of Lonnie Lester - You can't go to Don Thomas - Come on train during his very popular spot.. Graham Metcalf followed on the across the board theme with plays from The Flaming Emeralds - Have some everybody to Ace Spectrum - Don't send nobody else to invariably ending his set on a real energetic high with Gene Chandler - There was a time.. The music kept flowing through the magical mid-night into 2012 courtesy of Ginger Dave. From the mid-tempo Carl Carlton - I can feel it to the thought provoking Sam Fletcher - I'd think it over twice through to the choice Motown sound of Marv Johnson - I miss you baby and upbeat Talking bout ya baby - The Mighty Marvellows, it was quality music all the way with Dave fittingly finishing on the classic anthem Jack Montgomery - Dearly Beloved.. The stage was now set for Ted Massey and his opener The Parliments - This is my rainy day followed by The Antellects - Love Slave, Harvey Averne - Never learned to dance, The Admirations - You left me and a string of other universally appreciated numbers through to the big finale Eddie Parker - I'm gone... Throughout much of the night, space on the dance floor had been at a premium. On numerous occasions it was plain to witness that special symbiosis between the D.J. and the audience, often when many of the energetic dancers were locked into plays as they reached for that certain high. It's a tribal thing, that could be described as a trance like therapy that deep soul music can truly deliver, whilst dancing amongst others moving in time to the tempo, out on the boards in an authentic old dance hall environment. That's what you get at the impressive Empire Hall in Totton... The flow of the night had gone really well. That was, until a glitch occurred within a couple of plays into Simon Preston's set, when one of the amplifiers began playing up. Two or three minutes later, normal service was resumed with entertaining classic oldies from Bernie Williams, Julian Covay and The Salvadores. He did play some more up to date soul and a couple of other plays in Evil Ways and Al Robinson - Sho' bout to drive me wild which were synonymously nostalgic of his time at the Old Bournemouth Railway Club, before he ended the night with Frankie Crocker - Ton of dynamite... Alfie thanked everyone for their support and how they'd responded to the big occasion. In turn, I think we would like to thank Alfie and Ruth for the organisartion and effort they've made in making it happen... We look forward to more of the same in the future, Dave & Jan Mortimore

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A LITTLE VID FROM NEW YEARS EVE....

A GR8 NIGHT HAD BY ALL....

DJ'S ARE BEING BOOKED FOR NEXT YEARS EVENT...

HAVE A SOULFUL 2012 YOU LOVELY PPL....

ALFIE & RUTH

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