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WETHERBY SOUL CLUB

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The Engine Shed

York Road, Wetherby, LS22 7SU

SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER

7.30 till 2.00am

Andy Carling, Jeff Kidd and Guest Djs playing the finest in Northern Soul music

Entrance fee £5.00 on the door

For further information please contact: Andy on 07504 399952 or the Engine Shed on 07864 053839

or to pre book tickets 01937 588884


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Just confirming our djs for 29th December 2012 who are Lawrence Grimshaw and Dave West, its going to be another great night.

Andy.

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really looking forward to this , venue looks great and heard sound system is fantastic.

Dave

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Hi Andy,

We met at the last one, I came with Dave Scott & wives and we were talking early doors,

Great venue, its changed a lot from the earlier shed nights years ago, sound system is spot on, hope it turned out ok for you that night, it got quite a few familiar faces in.

We had a great time & hopefully, if graft allows will be at the next. Some good sounds played and I was made up when Tobi Lark_Sweep it out in the shed !! was played.

Paul

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Hi Paul

It was great to meet you guys and Dave played some fantastic records, i thought the night was a great success we had 198 people through the door and we've had alot of positive feedback about the sound system, dancefloor and music played.

i was also pleased when Dave played Tobi Lark Sweep it out in the Shed its been on the top of my wants list for quite awhile now.

( too many djs play the challenge my love side and i think sweep is the much better side )

Hope you can make it on the 29th December

Andy

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Just got our dates through for 2013 :

Febuary 9th

April 27th

June 29th

August 31st

October 26th

and December 28th

We've also been told that the bar will be open until 1.00 so the music will run from 7.30pm until 2.00am so you get an extra hour of music for nothing. This includes our date on 29th December 2012.

Andy

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LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING A FEW TUNES ON SAT 29TH

PLUS A EXTRA HOUR CANT BE BAD.

lawrence(harold soul club)

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Hi Lawrence

We are looking forward to having you over at Wetherby, this is a fantastic club it even has atmosphere when the place is empty. At our last event we had 198 people through the door, and the dancefloor was busy all night. Hopefully we will get a similar crowd in next time as we have had great feedback from our last event.

Hope to see you soon

atb

Andy

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Its been a few years since I've been to the shed if its half as good as last ones we went to it should be a

belting night. Shaun & Karen c u all soon ktf

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We've sorted our dj rota for the 29th at the Engine shed

7.30-.8.30 Andy Carling

8.30- 9.00 Jeff Kidd

9.00- 10.15 Dave West

10.15-10.45 Andy Carling and Jeff Kidd

10.45- 12.00 Lawrence Grimshaw

12.00- 12.30 Andy Carling

12.30-1.30 Jeff Kidd

1.30- 2.00 Jeff & Andy

Hope to see you there

Andy

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hoping to be there on the 29th as it sounds great,looking at the dates looks as if it could be perfect place for me as the dates fall inbetween dates at the central and the black bee and i only live up the road in seacroft.hope i can make it and maybe see some old friends and hpoefully some new ones.

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Hi Scottie

Hope you can make it to Wetherby its a fantastic club.i've never been to the black bee i,ll have to check it out.

Hope to see you soon.

Andy

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Hopefully we will make it to your second night. If it's as good as the first one well be happy!!!

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Our first night was fantastic and we will make every effort to make our second just as good.

Hope to see you there

Andy

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Missed the 1st one as out of uk so really looking forward to this one. Great guest djs with Lawrence and my good friend Westy. Jay will be there also if anyone wants a New Years Day charity all dayer ticket for the De Grey Rooms ballroom, York.

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Hello Andy and Jeff,

Coming down with a few more from the north east this time to listen and dance having Dj'd at the first one. Good way to lose those extra pounds put on over the festive season.

See you Saturday early doors

Dave

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It's all happening Saturday night at the Engine Shed so get them old soul shoes out, give them a polish, come on down to the shed and get dancing you won't regret it!

Get there early i'm on first.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Andy

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just having a last run through the record boxes, getting alot of feedback it looks like its going to be a busy night.

Andy

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been sorting my records out too, went through em all cleaning them up,took me 3 days ! wont be doing that again.

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here we go again, contrary to andys comments on our october page,i,m the good looking one,and still got the better records !!

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BIG THANKS FOR THE INVITE TO SPIN A FEW TUNES LAST NIGHT,HOPEFULLY A BIT OF EVERY THING FOR EVERY BODY.

THE ENGINE SHED IS A FANTASTIC VENUE FOR SOUL NIGHTS.

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First visit to the Engine Shed and it won't be the last, we thoroughly enjoyed it and well worth the trip up from Barnsley. We tried both dance floors, equally as good, and interesting to take a breather upstairs and watch everyone dancing.

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First time for Me and Bev at the New Engine Shed,and what a great venue.The inside complete with balcony level reminded me a bit of the Manchester Ritz of old.Realy enjoyed Lawrence Grimshaw's set with Lonnie Lester,Curtis Lee,Don Gardner,Barbara Lynn some of my faves getting me on the floor.All the playlists were accross the board with all styles covered, it was great to hear some underplayed stuff along side the common oldies.Will be back for sure well done to the promoters

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was great to be asked to dj last night, the night was brilliant and the music totally ATB. Dance floor full all night. Went upstairs for a breather and suprised to see a second dance floor up there. Not able to see this from downstairs. fantastic venue . Well done Andy & jeff

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Good intelligent sets from guest djs Dave and Lawrence - both reading the wide ranging punters expectations well with sets that included a tribute to Fontana Bass, 'drip drop', Arabians, Delcos, Erma Franklin, Adorables etc to Kirk Franklin

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Went to this venue more for a social night with a flavour of soul and a few tunes apart it wasn't for me on the night music wise,some may say i'm spoilt and so can't fully accept a night of poppy soul like say Spiral Staircase,David and the big uns etc etc but each to their own. The main reason i'm posting, two points, four of us arrived almost at the same time from the north east and four more due only to find some areas which we would have sat at suitable for eight of us " reserved " this was not only two or three seats but whole areas !!! annoying and even more so when the place was at this point almost empty......this is becoming more prevalent now seemingly and if i pay to get in somewhere £5 in this instance i do expect to be able to pick a seat where i want,who would disagree ? If you want a seat get there as early as the north east crowd do !!

So we ended up sat in a decent second choice position but found that everytime someone opened and closed the mens toilets yards away it stank of

urine,everyone around commented on it and when i used them myself i found them flooded with stale urine and a young lad (staff) was doing his best to sort it out....the young lad said it smells like an old folks home !!...i nearly said take a look around mate lol............where was the manager before it opened ?? he/she should have had it sorted,i wouldn't argue for a minute its a lovely venue but someone needs a kick up the jacksi running it.

Please no jokes about the infamous Station road toilets.........we didn't care then

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Hi Joe

Thank you for your comments i will pass them on to the management of the Engine Shed, i agree totally about the reserved area and will personally see that this does not occur in the future. The Engine Shed is under new management and they are aware of the problem with the Gents Toilet. and are in the planing process to carry out a referb of this area.

As far as the music policy goes we aim to play across the board, and keep the dancefloor busy, but its impossible to please everybody all at the same time.

Thanks again for your comments.

Andy

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On behalf of Wetherby Soul Club i would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who turned up and supported us on Saturday night. Also a big 'THANKYOU' to our guest djs Dave West And Lawrence Grimshaw who both kept dancefloor busy with some great tunes.

Thankyou to everyone who dropped flyers and helped with our advertising.

Also thank you to the staff at the Engine Shed who kept smilling while working hard all night.

See you at the next one on February 2nd

Andy

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i agree with not reserving tables,i did,nt know about this till 7.30 when a member of the barstaff put them out, felt like picking them up but did,nt want to cause a scene between the young lass who put them out and the people who reserved them.,but it wont happen again. The previous owner had spent hundreds of thousands doing the place up from a normal dance venue to what it is now, he just never got round to the toilets,the new managment are sorting this out now, i,ve been to many worst clubs with even worst toilets. I played both tracks that you mentioned as i got asked for them.From the start me and Andy wanted to play underplayed oldies and not just the normal overplayed ones as there's enough of them already, but if people ask for them and i,ve got it i,ll play it, apart from the snake! I like going to rare soul clubs and hearing new sounds but it would,nt work hear, we want people to dance to records they know or ones they have,nt heard for years, thats why we get the djs who have these records and not just a mate with a box full of boots or reissues, if you,ve ever run your own club you,ll know how much work goes into it, at least two months before each event doing flyer drops,newspapers,radio stations, cant just sit on us arses and hope people turn up, so think "a kick up the jacksi " is a bit off mark. Both guest djs played great spots, cant remember when i last heard Barbera Cooper played, so i would,nt call it a night of poppy soul, Dave played 2 tracks by Fontella Bass who died recently ,but dont remember him playing Fontana Bass,shes a new one on me,maybe just a spelling mistake hey ! Did,nt play half the rarer records i wanted as people were dancing and sometimes it empties the floor , maybe next time when its fuller ,we knew this one might be down on numbers due to xmas and new year. Thanks for your comments as we want to know any bad views also so we can sort them out, in the end people will vote with there feet, cheers jeff.

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Due to our event clashing with certain other events we are having to move our February 9th Northern soul night.

This event will now run on February 2nd.

Many thanks

Andy

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Thanks for the replies lads,i thought the points were very valid the toilets more so and thats the reason i felt a post was needed.

Sorry you misunderstood my saying " kick up the jacksi " that was directed at those who manage the venue who are fully responsible for toilets.

The problem i see at so many venues is that folks wander in for a night out and i'm sure you would agree this was the case on the night,sticking my neck out probably 50% were in that catergory and not knowing the music get up for some tunes many of us would like to forget and so to anyone wanting to keep the floor packed they then follow in a similar vain which stops them as you say in your post from playing underplayed,one ive not heard for a while and welcomed was Billy Storm,the floor cleared considerably for in my opinion a great underplayed spin.

Appreciate the two i mentioned earlier were requests and the choice usually comes from folk who went some years ago and remember them and as i said each to their own but as happens sometimes up our way those who are sick of hearing them are forgotten as i say because they fill the floor so it starts the trend of playing the overplayed and too familiar but as you say you can't please all of the people all of the time.

Thanks for taking the post for what it was constructive criticism.

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one of the problems promoting is that if anything is wrong with the venue the promoter is the first one to get the "flack".

This has been on S.S. many times, some of the biggest venues in the country have come under fire for leaking roof in toilet so closed, over "excited" security,slow bar staff, freezing cold due to faulty air conditioning. All out of promoters control at the time.

With regard to the Non Soulies who are in attendance at virtually every soul do nowadays......how would you keep them out... stand on the door and ask to see some sort of soul credential,old wigan card, black fist tattoo etc.

In defence of handbaggers, wot.... yeah, if I was 35 and wanted to dance somewhere where would i go, to the local soul night,nice music,trouble free,ideal....

lets remember The venue owner isnt on S.S. but the promoter usually is so its him that usually gets it.

As for my set I played " I Cant Rest" as a tribute to Fontella, but admittedly did play the other side Rescue Me when it was requested. And I stand by playing it too.....First time its been in my playbox since I did Wheel spot many moons ago.

A good venue owner will work with the promoter to ensure matters improve.

lets hope the engine shed has a good owner

Dave ( i dont dress like a soulie) West

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Dave

I don't know you nor you me but if your post is in answer to my last then you are misunderstanding and haven't absorbed my earlier posts.

Fontella Bass i wasn't referring to at all but David and the giants and Spiral Staircase to name two as examples, thats there to read above......i was making the point that in five hours or so i was there i felt there was too many poppy/overplayed sounds due part to the fact maybe ? there was more than a few who were there for a night out only dancing to them.

At no time do i mention you or anyone else should keep them out of the venue the point i make is if you have a floor chocka with "wedding dancing uncles/aunties" its easy to then keep playing overplayed which an earlier post by one of your mates vindicates.

I don't attack the promoters in any way i'm only passing on the negatives,already agreed as valid by your mate above....in my opinion a night with toilets the condition they were in arguably should not have gone ahead on health risk grounds possibly,everyone in there was paddling urine around the carpets.

I at no time mention dress code or the like in my posts,my only reason for mentioning those not into the music is they, as is mentioned above can have an effect on the music played which seems to have been the case, again agreed by another of the spinners on the night.

This for me was more a social night as i could have saved myself over a hundred miles of travel and tenner door tax for a night local to me where i could have played some of my own tunes.......i didn't visit with any expectation music wise but at risk of repeating myself most were overplayed tunes but one bonus non were repeated so better than a well known promoters nights/weekenders/nighters.

Not my cup of tea as i said on my first post but as said earlier you can't please everyone all of the time.

One thing you are correct about here is that due to the many treating venues everywhere as a night out only and with little if any true interest in the music in my opinion again its fast going mouldy.

The " Wheel" you will have seen similarly affected or should that be infected, one or two original members i know stopped attending some dates due to the folk mentioned.Don't get me wrong to me everyones welcome until they start affecting then they can stay at home or go to bingo.

You haven't taken my post in the spirit i wrote it and i do say right above yours it is what it is "constructive"

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but my post was not in reply to yours, I dont mention what youve put, and my post is a generalisation of the scene today.

In fact i dont really mention the engine shed ,highlighting problems i know have occured at large venues/weekenders.

My comments about fontella bass are not aimed at you, you have never mentioned the lady.

you seem to think the promoters are my mates, well i can assure you the Engine Shed djs are not booked on a "matey matey" basis, in fact I have only met the guys once.I was recommended to them due to my record collection and in fact recieved a lot of good feedback from the night.

perhaps you should give the Engine shed one more try, I dunno, the next two djs on are very good IMO and also have collections I'm envious of.

Unfortunatly I wont be there as I'm booked to dj at the Skegness butlins weekender same weekend.

if you do go again and still have hygene concerns I suggest you contact the venue first to see if your worries have been eliminated.

dave

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I obvioulsy don't know who the promoters are so wrongly as you say thought you were one,i don't know any of the names connected to the club in person.

Then reading your post defending Fontella made me think you had not read my original possibly and i was having a go at you playing them.

The two other issues the toilets and the reserving of areas i felt were points that needed airing and as i said this was the management responsibility on the night.Was it you who played Billy Storm by the way ? i'd then know who you were.

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to be honest joe i think your taking this toilet issue a bit far, i remember you and yer party coming in fairly early doors, so cant understand how they were swimming in urine,i went in about 7.15 and there was no piss anywhere, but through the nite some does get on the floor,but thats same with any venue,pub, motorway services etc cos some blokes are dirty sods, but not once was it swimming in it and being taken on to the carpets, and dont think it would have gone down to well if we cancelled it because of iffy bogs. its true that there is a smell but its not urine, its more disinfectant ,mixed in with strong air freshener, the owners of a venue of this quality would,nt have disgusting toilets. Like i said before i,m all for hearing any negative comments but to read something that is,nt true could have a bad knock on effect for us as promoters,jeff.

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no that was Lawrence, the rnb i played was Jimmy Hughes,Albert washington and Jimmy Robins, i also played Adorables,valentinos,barbara cooper , mill evans and Billy Thompson

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Jeff you answered me earlier,i'd made my point but felt i was being misunderstood and ive only posted further to clarify,i went twice to the toilets and the first time i mention the young lad laying paper towels all over the floor to soak it up right back to the basins and door so unless someone had been running around jetting it all over i can't fathom how it got over there also using a can of air freshner no doubt what you were then smelling ,everyone on the night said it was a smell of urine and i'm speaking for myself when i say i did too.

Anyone in and out of em is carrying it on their feet,you won't see it but its still there,has to be.

What you are now saying contradicts some earlier posts stating there is a problem with the toilets ?

This is no fault of the promoters as ive said but management,they know about it as said above so its true and they should fix it as they rake in a canny pot of cash over the bar so should look after those bringing it in,yourselves.

I only wish i hadn't mentioned anything now but then you hear it said why didn't someone tell us !!

What i thought i was doing being constructive has turned into a marathon.

I could have just ignored anything written after my initial post but i will always answer back if i feel ive been misunderstood.

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You've gone soft in your old age, obviously you never went to Wigan now u'r talking gents

toilets

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HI JOE I PLAYED BILLY STORM/barbara lynn/curtis lee/lonnie lester/don gardner etc

BEST

LAWRENCE

haroldsoulclub.co.uk

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That was the set i enjoyed on the night mate,the other four or so hours,most anyway were just not for me,as i said just my opinion is your place or was the one with the boxing ring in the corner up some stairs ???

many years since we were there !

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Did you read my first post ? thought not,have a look.

Thats me now,said my piece and i don't want this to be as long as War and Peace.

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Problem is Andy we were young then & not so bothered but a bit more refined now (Some of us), we stopped going to some venues because the toilets were disgusting & it was more hygienic to take a leak outside, remember the ladies are very particular and if you lose them you lose they're fellas. I know Joe well & his criticisms would have been meant as constructive, so Jeff & Andy don't go all defensive & retaliatory, just bite the bullet & accept the remarks, making sure it doesn't happen again, as for music at venues I'm afraid it's the same everywhere, the nostalgia kicks in & majority eventually rules.Anyway good luck with it lads. :thumbup:

Take care, be safe & remember,"Across the board is a modern day myth",

Spot. :shades:

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HA HA WE DID RUN A NIGHT AT THE CENTRAL CLUB BRADFORD FOR A YEAR OR SO,THE ONE WITH THE BOXING RING.

THEY WERE EXTRA NIGHTS TO OUR HAROLD SOUL NIGHTS WHICH ARE GOING STRONG WITH TEN YEARS UNDER OUR BELT IN FEB

BEST LAWRENCE

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We have had a meeting with the Management of the Engine shed and expressed concern over the gents toilet area, they are aware that this is a problem and are currently getting estimates in for the referbishment.

There will be NO reserved areas in the club at our future events.

Many thanks for your contructive comments.

Andy

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