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Grumpy's Bar

Canal Walks, Halton Road

Runcorn WA7 5QS

DJs: Carl Fortnum, Dave Welding, Joan Livesey & PhilT

+ special guest John Weston

8pm-4am, just £5 o.t.d.

Only the very best spins from late Wigan though Stafford, Morecambe, Tony's Empress, Shotts & beyond


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Sat Nav:

Enter Runcorn (town / city) and Halton Road (street) - the club is right next door to Webb's garden centre, postcode WA7 5QS

Look out for the Grumpy Soul banner on the grass bank next to the entrance

 

Accommodation options:

  • Closest is The Campanile in Lowlands Road, WA7 5TP - 01928 581771 or book on-line
  • The Holiday Inn, Wood Lane, Beechwood, WA7 3HA - 0871 423 4876 or book on-line
  • Premier Inn in Preston Brook, WA7 3BB - 0871 527 8954 or book on-line

 

There's also a taxi office on the club car park which is handy.

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hahahahahaha!! you're the right person to explain where it is mate! last time we went together you had no clue about where it is ;)

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A wee while away yet I know ... delighted that West Midlands wizzzard John Weston will be our guest on 2nd November. Quality :thumbup:

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That'll be two tins of Rose's then Phil ?

 You know Johnboy will only except payment in kind for his DJ services theses days ! :lol:

Dave

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Nice one Joyann!

 

The flyers landed this week so look out for those

 

Thrilled that John has agreed to do a set for us, top sounds for sure. God only knows what Fortnum will get up to this time, it's what I look forward to most lol

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Great party Great music spent in wonderful company loads of laughs most probally due to the amount of additives in the swizzles which I kept chomping down throughout the nite Joan ate that many crisps off the table by the end of the nite she bore a remarkable likeness to Gary Lineker lol Jacko was in top form as Del Boy he makes me laugh trying to get one over on me not a chance lol he,s nuts ..

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Whooops wrong posting lol should have been in Lisa party bloody hell will hav to write it out again lol

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started training allready need to be in tip top condition to keep up with these quality dj's and mr fortnums shinanigins,feel highly honoured to be asked to play at the grumpy den.

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Right on Joan,Dave,Phil and Carl .... hey we enjoyed your fab Grumpy soul night /mini nighter ? so much so that were just making plans for our November trip down - Dave when you pick the tins of Roses up from the cash n carry would you ask um to put some Hebridean Heather flavoured tablet and Troon Macaroon bar ones in the tins for the West of Scotland Brothers and Sisters that will be heeding south and getting down in Runcorn town ... Will fetch a couple of tins of full sugared IRN -BRU down again for ya !!!

Best TFK

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Will start getting flyers out and about this weekend so keep an eye out.

 

Loads already saying they're coming along; looking good for Nov 2nd :)

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We.ll be there booked the nite off work just had yer sidekick Joan around mi house in her official capacity of Wiggin MBC Historian borrowing Leigh Centurions Rugby Memobrilla off me for a exhibition at the Wiggin museum she looked stunning prancing about in a Tommy Martyn Testimonial Shirt LOL

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Hey, we're professionals lol

 

Like Phil said we'll be getting flyers out over the next few weeks so look out for those. It's seems like we'll be treated to a touch of the old Peebles madness with Elaine and Val in attendance - there's plenty of room for the odd forward roll :D

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Bunch of grave robbin' bastards, beware Johnny Weston they'll be selling your body for medical science !!!!! :wicked:

Just off to find my demo of " The Monster Mash " :lol:

Dave

 

P.S Great eyebrows Phil :yes: they don't call you the Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen of Northern soul for nothing! :P

I thought Carl was supposed to be into bondage not bandages ?  :g:

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She's started already ...

 

Been working like a dawg which means I'm SO looking forward to a proper blow-out at Grumpy!

 

Johnny Weston guesting for us.  Personally, I'm really looking forward to hearing things like Four Andantes (Modo), Senator Jones (Shagg), Martha Starr (Charay), Magnetics (Bonnie) etc; perfect! 

 

Check out playlists from previous nights if you haven't already - the 'policy' is simple: no shite / create an atmosphere / get dancing and enjoying yourself. To that end, I suspect that:

- Carl will dig out his usual array of monsters (Eddie Parker, Don Gardner, Gwen Owens etc), a selection of awesome exclusives plus some late Wigan / Stafford / Bradford / Tony's era stuff everyone had forgotten about;

- Dave'll supply his usual blend of top class dancers (Tommy Ridgeley, Four Dynamics etc), with the odd one-off and the merest hint of a bit of quality crossover thrown in for good measure;

- me n Joan will be stood about worrying that no one will come  and, when they do, wether everyone is enjoying it ... while Tony tells us to stop panicking. (We do it for the relaxation :lol: )

 

So ... that's venue, sound, DJs and [we think] eight hours of proper records for a deep sea diver; hope that ticks your boxes.

 

Should be another belter :thumbup:

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Hey Andy

You better make that a crate of Irn Bru,I need as many stimulants as I can get theses days. Have you checked out that "Steamy Windows" Irn Bru add yet PMSL.

Dave

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Great tune on the video guys just heard Soul Sam has bought a copy off John Manship for ££££,s Tuuuunnee lol

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am hoping some kind soul will have a space in their car for me...

loved it when I was last there, so am hoping to get along to this one

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Absolutely stunning night here. Go there peeps - you will enjoy a brill night with quality tunes in a great atmosphere organized by the nicest people you can imagine. Would love to join it again, but can't make it this time....

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very much looking forward to it, and Del boy weston  not to mention  his didicoy bare knuckle referee getup he was sporting last time, 

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After watching this latest Jib Jab my life is now in ruins, people have frequently questioned my parentage and I've quite gotten used to being called a little bastard but this has all gone out of the window after this jib jab confirms that I'm really Phil T's love child. Well a sperm donation mixed in with a few rusty bolts

Dave

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Flyers out last night as far afield as Skeggy n Ashton in Makerfield ... we're trying to cover all bases lol.

 

(Incidentally, I think it was just the one old flyer that got in with the current batch but the next session is in just two weeks time on Sat 2nd November 2013 -  as opposed to August 2012. Thanks for pointing that out mate, what a numpty :lol: )

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great day yesterday nice to see you both big appologies cant make it  will be in touch poss Radclifffe.......

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See ya there guyz.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

 

P.s - I'll try and think of something 'witty' to add nearer the time (work head on at present) :wink: 

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Blimey, just over a week to go!

Last time we checked the Pope was still Catholic which means Spot will be there. Weston is buzzing like a good un and raring to go. Fortnum's got himself all black belted up special like. Welding is well Welding and Phil and I are our usual calm and collected selves (stop laughing Len) lol

I'm sure it will be every bit as good as our past nights so here's hoping some of you can make it x

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You have NO IDEA how much I am looking forward to this. Not been out this weekend........saving myself for next Saturday. Hoping to be there from start to finish........great line up as per........also look forward to meeting up with he Yorkshire/Scottish lot.........you know who you are.   :wink:

 

 

Sandy x

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Just nipped away from the desk for a mo.

 

Good lass Sandy, we're relying on you hun, one of the never missers.

 

Managed to get out for a couple of hours last night and judging by the comments and 'up-for-itness' (grammatical cringe inserted here for you Len) I'd get there early next week I think, looks like its gonna be rammed and an absolutely cracking night. Banksie's bringing Jen, his sales and his usual sensible self so that augurs well; its hard enough keeping Carl [nearly] under control lol

 

Buzzin!!!! Get on it you good people

 

Right, back to the grindstone ...

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OMG the last time the Bank's and Welding's where altogether under the same roof as the Cunnliffe's, poor Ian and Jane woke up to find themselves in very sticky situation LOL

Then of coarse there was poor ole' Chico who also found himself in a premature state of mummification !

Dave

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Okay, all systems go for this one, we have a little firm from Warrington, can't wait, some uber quality soul is coming my way.

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I don't know about you lot 'out there' (One straight backatcha Phil) but I feel not only the country, but the Soul Scene is coming out of a recession (metaphorically speaking) I'm enjoying myself more lately than I have in a long time.

 

That said - My work has gone mad, so our plan will be 'early start, early finish' - See you at 8.02pm :wink: 

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Dont ya worry Weldings & Banksy ive not forgotten the taping up of our chalet Good things come to those who wait Aaaeeee

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Hope alls cool and funky

Wow now that's soon came the aroond ...

Seats now reserved on the 'Soul Train " from Glasgow to Runcorn for "A Grumpy soul night oot" - would you reserve us entrance tickets on the door ?

See ya Saturday night

The McWhitmore Clan fae The Scottish oot backs....

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Been poorly the last couple of weeks but feeling a bit better today. Just in time too as I'll need my wits about me with Banks and Welding in attendance, and then there's Fortnum lol

Glad to hear you're up for it Andy and everyone, means a lot that does

Roll on!!

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Araagh yes Ian, but what would you have given for a roll of sticky tape that night you broke the handle of that ice cream machine ? :lol:

By the way is your elusive mate Harry showing up too :tumbleweed3:  :tumbleweed3:  :tumbleweed3: Dennet not Rednap !

Dave

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now I am looking forward to this ! been meaning to get down there for a long time cant wait

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Harry Dennett saw couple weeks ago at his 60th birthday party he must hav been gettin the money together for that 45 off u because he charged us £4 to get into his party thr strange world of Runcorn Soul lol
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looking forward to a good night out at grumpys  had a terrible week crashed me car for the first time ever , anyway i'll bring a few extra squid to buy ronaldo  one them poncy bottles of gnats piss he drinks , (he knows who he is ) but seriously looking forward to john weston again been a some time since i last heard him do his thing 

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You ok for transport then Paul? Glad you're ok mate, that's the main thing! (If its touch n go tell me where your records are lol)

I'm really looking forward to hearing John's stuff too. There was a time when he was running that place in Brum I thought I might never see him again, never mind hear him. Ian'll tell you about JW's confrontation with crazed E European doorman: "you've a chip on your shoulder about there" said 5'3", lagered-up Johnny boy.

I was on my way out when Mr 'All Heart' Cunliffe called me back, as only he could: "Hang on Phil, John Weston's about to get shot." We were absolutely laughing our heads off cowering behind that wall!

Gonna be a fantastic night mate

Atb

Phil

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My exact words where Phil if things turn nasty you take the big guy out and i.ll take Johns records out lol

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They were and I still have a chuckle to myself about it. Look forward to seeing you Saturday as always mate

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ha ha ha yes sounds about right. i heard he can shake the odd pram given the right  circumstances  

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It did a bit Andy (but, at the same time, it's felt like it'd never come round).

 

Absolutely delighted you're making the trip down again and llook forward to seeing you Saturday; you two bring a much needed touch of Scottish sophistication to proceedings.The single malt is on Dave all night I believe

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  johnny kirk and myself  will be making the trip up from northants

 

  looking forward to a banging night 

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 Now steady on Phil stop buying people drinks with my money.

I'll be skint by Saturday if this continually stream of Trick or Treaters doesn't stop soon, I offered one little bastard my usually carefully prepared Haloween sweets mixture comprising of Liquorice Imps, Parma Violets, Fishermens Friends and Zubes ! :wicked:

To which one little cherub replied "forget the nicy nicy stuff you old fart, I only accept one or all  three of the three 'C's

Three 'C's ?

"Yeah grandad, Cannabis, Cash or Coccaine"!!!!! :ohmy:

 Out of the mouths of babes, Feckin' charming ! :hypo:

Dave

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IMPORTANT QUESTION .........................................

Has JOHN WESTON STILL GOT HIS BEER GUT ? IF SO WOULD BE NICE TO TOUCH AND CARESS FOR OLD TIME SAKE .

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Oh! yes he's still the fine figure of a professional darts player that he always was!!!!!!!  :lol:

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Your right Andy alot of prople would love me to get wasted especially that bloke Cunnliffe !

If you find me face down in the urinals with a crossbow bolt between my shoulders then you know who is to blame !!!!

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Tee hee they love you really Dave .... Hey have them trick n treaters called it a night yet - the 3 Cs crew !!! Hey they could be out all night etc ... ??

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Hey Andy

They won't strike lucky with me the only thing they'll get off me to shove up their noses is a Vick's Nasal Spray !!

Great to see the Scottish crew headin' south to add to the Grumpy cas of 1000's music of the highest quality with the odd ghostly spectre creeping around the room aka Tony dishing the Roses out!

Dave

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Grandad - pmsl

 

Contrary to what he'd have you believe, David is the nice one out of all of us - I daren't tell you what Phil does to scare the life out of the poor kids round his way (keep any subsequent replies clean people - that means you Dave and Ian)

 

Day off today so times will go live later this afternoon (get me) lol

 

If anyone's feeling brave and would like to risk a sales table alongside Banks and Welding let me know, it's always good fun in there

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Julian Bentley is bringing sales too Joan. He might be a bit late finding his table though as he said he's got some English stuff so I'll need to push the middles out for him first :wicked:

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I can see that I'm gonna have to be their really early to claim my 8 inch of table.

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Here's the times for those that do, should be a great night!

 

 

      8.00   - 89.00      PHIL / JOAN

 

      9.00   - 29.45      DAVE WELDING

 

      9.45   - 10.30      JOAN LIVESEY

 

      10.30 - 11.15      JOHN WESTON

 

      11.15 - 12.00      CARL FORTNUM

 

      12.00 - 12.45      DAVE WELDING

 

      12.45 - 01.30      PHIL THRELFALL

 

      01.30 - 02.15      JOHN WESTON

 

      02.15 - 03.00      CARL FORTNUM   

 

    0  3.00 - 04.00      PHIL / JOAN

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Nice one Dave - were looking forward to The Grumpy experience and getting down in Runcorn town. See ya tomorrow night best Andy
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Canna wait to catch up Dave -what a tune hey !!! Ace double heeder !!! and ya just teasing me the noo cause somebody pipped me to that juicy white demo that you had for sale tother day /week/month .

Oops and don't forget to take some albums for sale too Dave for us 33 and a 1/3 RPM fans...

Well I never ??

The LP (Long Play), or 33â…“ rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph soul and funk records, an analog sound storage medium. Introduced by Columbia Records i, it was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound capability, it has remained the standard format for soul and funk vinyl albums.

At the time the LP was introduced, nearly all phonograph records for home use were made of an abrasive (and therefore noisy) shellac compound, employed a much larger groove, and played at approximately 78 rpm, limiting the playing time of a 12-inch diameter record to less than five minutes per side. The new product was a 12 or 10-inch fine-grooved disc made of vinyl and played with a smaller-tipped "microgroove" stylus at a speed of 33â…“ rpm. Each side of a 12-inch LP could play for more than 20 minutes. Only the microgroove standard was truly new, as both vinyl and the 33â…“ rpm speed had been used for special purposes for many years, as well as in one unsuccessful earlier attempt to introduce a long-playing record for home use.

Although the LP was especially suited to 60s soul music because of its extended continuous playing time, it also allowed a collection of ten or more top recordings to be put on a single disc. Previously, such collections, as well as longer music was broken up into several parts namely part 1 and 2 and had sometimes been sold as sets of records in a specially imprinted "record album" consisting of individual record sleeves bound together in booklet form. The use of the word "album" persisted for the one-disc Long Playing equivalent.

The LP was soon confronted by the "45", a 7-inch fine-grooved vinyl record playing at 45 rpm, introduced by RCA Victor . Originally expected to compete with the LP, so boxed "albums" of 45s were issued, as well as "EP" (Extended Play) 45s, which squeezed two or even three selections onto each side, but the 45 succeeded only in directly replacing the "78" as the format for issuing "singles" of individual soul recordings which later became popular with the very underground UK soul (Northern Soul ) scene especially at clubs like the world famous Grumpy Soul sessions in Runcorn England. UK

A quote from The Encyclopaedia files.

thatfunkykid Scotland 2013

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G-Day is here  :thumbup:

 

We'll be heading down to old Runcorn Town around lunchtime but will check-in just in case anyone needs info or anything

 

Looks like the Northants and Scottish contingents are well-up-for-it (especially for you Len) - good on ya!

 

Dave informs me he's sending Lou for an early bath (ooh missus) to ensure she's manning the door at kick off - runs a good door does Lou

 

Banks is outside the venue but it's shut (pre-dawn phone message left on Phil's voicemail) so he's in the garden centre buying trees. Started already has the lad lol

 

Right, better a wiggle on. Safe journey guys and gals, see you all later

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Nice one Joan....

Buddy eck winters arrived up here ??? .... Bbbbrrr it's Baltic oot there !!!!! Looks like al afta grab ma old sheepskin coat off the bed and start wearing it ??? What's the weather forecast like in that get down in Grumpy Runcorn toon etc ??

See ya the later TFK

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Good morning Andrew

 

Preston is cloudy but dry and a quick McGoogle says it's the same-ish in the teeming metropolis that is old Runcon Town

 

Sheepskins look cool whatever the weather so strip ya bed and wear with pride

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Hey Joan

Andy always feels the cold he even wares his scarf in Benidorm :lol:

 

Jenny's just texted Louise to say that Roger has just bought a plastic Heron thats it I ain't gonna be out done by his props I'm digging the dancing cat out out of the loft !!!! :yes: That's if I can find it's head :huh:

 

It's a pity your not taller  Joan you'd have made a great weather girl :wicked:

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I think you'll find it's a cravat, bit of posh is our Andrew

 

Dig that dancing cat out, you can't beat a dancing cat - head or no head (you'll have to sneak it in the back way though or Lou will charge it a fiver to get in)

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Not that I'm excited or anything but OMFG it's Grumpy Day again!!!

Campanile booked and a cool beer with even cooler soul waiting for me!

I so need tonight to be here been a tough few weeks!

 

laterzz all

Mark Jones

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WELL THE CAR IS FULL OF SO NOT GRUMPY PEOPLE,A COUPLE OF WHACKY DUDES THOUGH SHOULD BE AN INTERESTING TRIP.HOPEFULLY A NIGHT TO REMEMBER OR MAYBE NOT.

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Sorry to say I can't make it - no lift, plus I have a broken husband to nurse. One is not best pleased to say the least!

Have fun y'all x

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All set-up.

Quick bite to eat then away we go; quality from the off!

Hope to see a load of you good people later.

Atb

Phil

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Anyone from the stoke area able to give Josh Evison a lift down he says he'll pay towards petrol and all that

Cheers calvin

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  hi,   im traveling from northants    wlli be taking the  m6 toll     if theres a service station he can get to i dont mind taking him

 

  best nige

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Remember my proposition Joan if you want a toy boy and you can give me all your records lol really though what a night absolutely magic tunes 1st time there and it certainly won't be the last

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Remember my proposition Joan if you want a toy boy and you can give me all your records lol really though what a night absolutely magic tunes 1st time there and it certainly won't be the last

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Didn't get there until nearly midnight, got drowned crossing car park, but was soon dried out & revived. Still managed to meet loads of old faces from the fog that is my memory.

 

My first trip there after a tip off from our Joan when we met up @ the Shotts Session a couple of months ago.

 

Venue is a great little club, not too big to seem overwhelming and the numbers made it feel full most of the time, even when people were leaving early I spotted more arriving.

 

The music was to my taste for the lesser played 6T's, many I hadn't been able to dance to for years, quite a few that I didn't know, which encouraged me to stroke my chin a few times. For my particular likes would have liked to hear a bit more across the board/crossover dropped into the sets. But that's a minor selfish point.

 

Decent sized record bar which I denied myself access to for financial reasons. And £5 for what is effectively a mini all-nighter with reasonably priced crash hotels nearby it's a must visit doo.

 

All in all a great evening and cannot recommend it highly enough to others of my era. Will definitely be attending the next one in February.

 

Mark (from Gloucester still apparently :-) )

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A while ago, Phil wrote something on a thread that I picked up on - He said words to the effect of “The people will find each other, they always have done”….I think that happened last night, I didn’t know loads of people, but really felt everyone was there for the same reason - There was a good ‘vibe’.

 

‘Stand out’ record for me was……….No, not ‘Ramona Collins - You’ve Been Cheating’, although, a very busy floor to it (I’m a very busy dancer)  :D  …..No, it was ‘Sony Craver — I’m No Fool’ (played by Dave Welding) I not only love the record, but plan to play it at Boomerang in a couple of weeks time.

 

I can’t believe I asked Carl Fortnum if he could play something a little bit more ‘fluffy’ (I must have forgotten I was in the North for a moment!)….and what the f*ck is ‘Fluffy Soul’ anyway? lol

 

Suffice to say, our ‘Grumpy Trip’ was an adventure, and a welcome ‘switch off’ from the stresses of work - Thanks to all involved.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Hi Mark,

 

Ref your comment that you personally would have liked a bit more across the board / crossover dropped into the sets - Maybe that’s what I meant by ‘Fluffy Soul’!  :D I am of the same opinion about a few places, but at the same time, I like them being different from each other. I suppose it all depends on how many people do want ‘Fluffy Soul’ - I think we may be in the minority at some places, which is fine.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Phew, we packed the sound gear up at 4am and headed home, after which I was off to a family wedding on Sunday up in the Lakes; needless to say I wasn't all that sharp yesterday and am just about coming to now so sorry for the delayed post.

 

Just a thank you really to Len, Mark and all the other hardy souls who contributed to yet another great night on Saturday at Grumpy, including the djs, Tony n Lou on the door and everyone who does their bit every single time. As I've said before, no one makes any money out of it and its a helluva lot of work putting it on but the unwavering support and enthusiasm of everybody involved makes it totally worthwhile as far as I'm concerned.

 

Saturday was a case in point as, despite absolutely atrocious weather from tea time onwards, folk travelled from far and wide to get and keep the place moving and grooving right through til the close when the dancefloor was still really well stocked; good on yer! (Great to see a group from another night in Runcorn attend too, once their session had finished. Theirs is a different kettle, musically, I guess but they came along nonetheless, had a dance and a chat and it was really great to see em!)

 

Thanks Mark and Len for the constructive feedback too. Its always helpful to get a meaningful view from someone not involved in running the night. Insofar as 'atb' or as you term it Len, "fluffy soul" lol, is concerned, all I'd say is that the dancefloor is what dictates what gets played. (That said, if folk ask for something and the dj has it and thinks it'll fit then it'll get an airing at the right point during the set / night). There's no denying the 6ts dance vibe overall, with a hint of quality 70s for sure, but there's certainly no rigid formula or constraints applied insofar as tempo, rarity etc are concerned. Just about the dancefloor as I say.

 

See you in Feb snow permitting.

 

Thanks again

Phil

 

ps. Vee Gees, Milton Parker, Frederick Hymes, Sonny Til, Hesitations, Four Dynamics, Sonny Craver ... how fluffy do you want em Len :lol: Think Carl played a bit too alongside Walter and the Ads and Rodd Keith :wicked:

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Afternoon, we finally made it from Stockport Ged,Bev,Alish, Steve and we picked up Julian Bentley en route. Nice to meet some old faces again. Met Len from Northampton and Smiler from Banbury for the first time. Hi Guys!. Music was class all the way. Jumping Joan did a good set, Dave Welding kept em busy and I really thought Carl Fortnum was top quality. Lots of tunes to enjoy and as someone else said one or two chin strokers amongst the ones I did not know. A little bothered about the first set by John Weston ( which I enjoyed) but the floor was fairly empty. Maybe despite his own obvious enjoyment a little more of a spread would have been a better approach.  

Will be back thats for certain. Thank You for a really good night.

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Thanks for making the trip over and the feedback Steve! See you in Feb I hope

 

atb

Phil

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I find the different styles of soul most interesting, not least this newly discovered ‘Fluffy Soul’ :rofl: I have noticed in general that there has been a definite ‘shift’ between what the music was played during the 90’s, to now - They don’t play ‘Teddy Randazzo — You Don’t Need A Heart’ at 4.00am anymore, and are now probably too scared to, thanks to the Up-tempo Terrorists.

 

Just a note about the D.J’s — I would imagine any one of them are well capable of taking on board comments, and in fact welcome them. I have done the odd D.J spot here and there over the years, but guys like John Weston are at it all the time, and it must be really difficult to find that balance of keeping their spots interesting, yet not repeating themselves - If I did it so often, I’d soon run out of records, let alone ideas!

 

D.J’s are ‘damned if they do, and damned if they don’t’ — But they keep entertaining us, so thanks :wink:

 

Phil — As you have noticed, I’m a great believer in getting behind venues that I believe in, and spreading the word as much as possible. If everyone did that about their chosen venues it makes a difference, It's something we have encouraged at Soul in the Bowl - people feel it’s their event, and it is.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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had a good night  thought john was on top of his game 

well done 2 all the grumptys

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Thoroughly enjoyed Saturday night, always do. Its my favourite venue full stop. Great music from start to finish, there's not many places i'll stay till the lights come on, (dont you just hate that)?. Heard loads of records that i hadn't heard before, fabulous company, even a rare sighting of  that rare species that is the Donz. Thanks to Tony for the lift. I cant praise this night enough......roll on Feb. Thanks Joan and Phil etc for such a fantastic night, keep up the good work, you have a cracked it there guys, spot on. See you out and about somewhere soon. 

 

Sandy x

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Amazing night made even more so given the atrocious weather conditions, so a big thank you to each and every one of you who turned out on Saturday night. To all the travellers from Scotland, Hull, Northants, Yorkshire, Wales, Midlands and those more local - we salute you!

 

Special mention to all who have posted and Len for his support (both on here and on the night). Pmsl at his gnawing of nails at the bar early doors to his "now that it's packed the decks will stop working" - couldn't stop laughing

 

Like Phil said, full dance floor most of the night - so full at one stage people were dancing on the carpet. Great stuff

 

Next one 15th February, save the date :thumbup: 

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Yes, I must admit I felt a tad guilty saying that - It didn’t last though :D ….To explain - I understand the awful ‘is anyone gonna turn up?' bit at the beginning of an event, so I try to ‘cut the tension’ for Phil and Joan by taking the p*ss out of them (You're welcome btw)

 

Anyway, a hoard of people seemed to arrive all at once, so I shouted at them whilst they were D.Jing “See, I told you they would come”…..smiles all round……”The only thing you need worry about now is if the decks break down”…..I can’t tell you how funny it was to see their faces drop with a look of horror, closely followed by their laughter - Brilliant :D

 

There was a great ‘atmosphere’ wasn’t there folks? :wink:

 

Hey, in two weeks (Sat 23rd Nov) you can come and get your own back on me as I'm 'D.Jing 'with the grown ups' at Boomerang - I plan to play some of my 'Fluffy Soul'.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Absolute quality, quality quality soul music.

Unfortunately had to head off bout 1.30, so quite early as I had family stuff to do early Sunday morning.

Got a feeling it was just getting started then too.

But anyways, what a great venue, great soul, great atmosphere too.

Won't be going early next time for sure.

Didn't catch up with PhilT, but sure I will soon.

My fav tune of the night was Rose Brooks Moanin, I know there was more rare/soulful on the turntable on Saturday, but thats just a personal fav on mine.

Great night, good job.

Can't wait for Feb.

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We braved the the Pennine's, the torrential rain, the terrible wind (That'll be the Cabbage :rolleyes: ), Gail being ill & the soiled underwear (Me driving :huh: ), at least Asda helped by cutting fuel prices to £1.34 a litre. There's something about this little venues, the people & the music that grabs you by the shirt front & says "Enjoy", well we did & we do & I danced, enough said. :hatsoff2: 

Spot & Gail. :shades: 

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I wonder who'll be the first DJ to play Fluffy Falana for Len in February

P.S I thought the Dancin' Cat had a great night too!!!

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