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Welcome to 2013

The Grosvenor Rooms

Church Street

Sutton in Ashfield

Nott's

NG17 1FE

Come and see what all the fuss is about

We aim to offer you the VERY BEST in Soul music

Doors open @ 7:30pm - 12:30am

Heres what you get

MAIN BALLROOM

100mph Solid Oldies ALL NIGHT LONG

the very BEST Guest Dj's EVERY month

Probably one of the BEST sound systems in the Midlands

The very BEST Soulies around

fantastic dance-floor

Resident Dj's Graham Weaver

Rob Yates

This months Guest Dj - BRENT HOWARTH ( Bolton )

ASHFIELD SUITE

Stunning Motown & Club Soul sounds

THREE resident Dj's

Outstanding sound system

party & fun atmosphere

Great dance-floor

Resident Dj's Cressy

Gaz Shooter

Oggy

Another year to look forward to and its STILL only £4:00 on the door for BOTH rooms

Get the BUZZ back and come and see what all the fuss is about

we look forward to entertaining you in 2013

( Bring your dancin shoes coz your going to need them )

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Deffo will be there ! Brent is so well respected on the scene ,... a top dj and great friend :)

he also one of the founders of the "VaVa" club , Bolton. ! ... looking forward ,

pete n' susan xx

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yes!! brent will do us proud at the grov , wonder if he will bring the entronage off young soulies with him

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probably Ethan and Sarah but doubt the others will come .. have a good 'n at Eggy Grey !

pete n' susan

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Brid weekender tickets will be available at my table on the night pm if you want to specifically reserve some

plus a few sales etc

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looking forward to saturday night the place to be on saturday great dance floor & red hot it will be - scott get that heating on full mate

could be a little change in the main room this month saying no more ?

gaz & clare :thumbsup:

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Gaz you lot don't need the heating on !! The dancers generate enough heat. Will keep updating state of the roads if the snow comes but usually we're fine cos we're on the main road :)

See y'all Saturday

Scott and maybe Elliot ?

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aup scott get the young soulie back on the dance floor ,we miss him ,hes part of the grov

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Excitement is building guys. My heart is ready for the onslaught of seriously fast seriously soulful music. Butterflies in my stomach already ........ cant wait to hear Brent from the superb wirteup by casper ..... if hes respected by you he'll be awesome. :yes:

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aup nige ,it will good to see you again ,hope it dont snow for you with you being on your bike

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Hi all, Snowman Rob and Rudoph Mark will be attending :) My mate Gaz will be filling in for me on the last spot. I'm gonna do a bit in the Motown room later on. So if we can get there to set up we will be open.

Keep an eye on the thread for updates on the weather :)

Rob

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ROADS UPDATE,

travelling back from work last night all roads had been gritted all very slushy but easily drivable side roads not great though as to be expected, will update around 9 am when I've drove back there this morning

Scott :)

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Wont make tonight sorry chaps rigging elsewhere and its for Beaumond House local charity night so no pennies coming my way shame as was looking forward to tonight,But the local Hospice needs help and they help a lot of people around this area,so got to be done regards to all

Doug

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ANOTHER WEATHER UPDATE

main roads are fine and clear side roads not great but mainroads are clear as a whistle :)))

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All snow has been cleared from the car park as well :) looking forward to it see y'all later :)

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just been told still on rob & mark setting up now so see you all later 100mph from me later till then :thumbup:

k.t.f

gaz & clare

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yes!! lets do it , lets have a goodun for those soulies who venture out to nite ktf gray

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well,i,ve been alover today and the roads are all driveable,so see you all there,ktf,carl

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With Gaz going for 100mph you'll probably need air-con rather than heating!

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that's right mel and with rob not feeling very well doing frist spot as well soon be warm up see you all later :thumbsup:

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It was a great Pleasure and Honour to spin a few sounds for all the great soulies at The Grosvenor........ It may have been cold outside, But it was Hot Inside...... Once again Thank You.... Respect..Brent...

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Nice set Brent ! ... giving something for everyone to dance to :) .. not a bad turnout at all considering the road conditions , great to see Gaz on the main room decks too ... an evening with top friends. x

pete n' susan

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hiya soulies , it was another great nite at the grov numbers down due to weather, but the soulies still came , me mark and rob would like to say thank you to all who came last nite ,and to our guest dj Brent [bolton] played an awsome spot ,and to Mark Mellors up comin dj who did the early spot to fill in for rob who is not feeling too well , and our back room boys Cressy and Gaz for filling in as well doing excellent spots, ,next month are guest dj Mick h ,remember get to the grov for the buzz ktf gra

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As said the numbers were down but still a good crowd in that many venues would cry for.All DJ's playing what the Grosvenor crowd are accustomed to.Customary pics. now in gallery ENJOY and see you all again next month,the M & Ms,Alan & Tosh ktf.

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venues might cry for this attendance, but in truth not really northern soul is it? drunks amassing in numbers on the dance floor one of the main djs never seen an allnighter in its day witch shows in his choice of music ... graham does a good job after that hes left out on his tod ,rob his acomlpice asnt got a clue about northern soul ffs tim tam and the turn ons etc is this a real dj?,the best djs, who do know the score are resigned to the back room cmon ffs lets be honest how much longer can you get away with it? sort ur main room out play proper northern graham actualy does know what should be played ....

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Here we go then Tommo, with regards to drunks amassing on the dancefloor can't honestly remember any drunks being in on saturday infact can't remember seeing you on Saturday (cos you weren't there!!!!) which shows in the rest of your comments Graham did do a good job on Saturday as did Cressy and Shooter Rob wasn't even there and its obviously Rob your talking about.

The truth of the matter is the grosvenor does what it says on the tin gives everyone a "Buzz" thought look backs were to lookback on the night? you weren't there!! had you posted these comments on a night you attended could understand it but you didn't.

As a newbie to the soul scene I never attended a nighter "back in the day" but do ya know what I couldnt give a dam if I like what I hear I like it if I don't it's my opinion. Mark and Rob put on decent guests Ian Gee last month Brent Howarth this month and Mick H next month also the chaps in the back are DJing in the big room more of late ,Robs been doing the last hour in the Motown Room so again shows what ya know.

I would also like to add that this venue is so bad you chose it to host the East v West 1st Dayer which you then did nothing for and left everything to Sammy and Mark they did nothing but help organise and run the day !! Mark negotiated the rate for you so you used our venue at mates rates.

RANT OVER !!!!

Glad everyone enjoyed Saturday those of you that were there, really enjoyed Brents spot.

See yall next month if not before

Scott ;)

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Hi all,

well as some of you know I have not been well again and therefore did not attend the Grosvenor last sat night. I certainly was NOT expecting what ive just seen on here regarding the night? I must 1st of all say to Soul over easy that I must admit that I am sorry and disappointed that you feel that way, I am however told that you were not actually at the Grosvenor on Sat night. Scott says his was not aware of any drunks in the venue and that all of the crowd attending seemed to have a good night? We at the Grosvenor Rooms try our best to provide what our guests require and I am aware that this does not always suit everyone. For that we can only apologise but as they say, ( the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few ) the Grosvenor Rooms does exactly what it says on the tin and that is why our guests keep coming back. Personally I have not played the last spot in the main room for about three months as we have allowed some of our back room boys to do it, I can also honestly state that to my knowledge the Tim Tams have not been played in the venue for almost a year? I have also NEVER claimed to have attended nor played at any all nighters back in the day? We will however endeavour to ensure that all of our guests visiting the Grosvenor Rooms EVERY single month, get what they came for because whatever a Dj plays to the crowd his MAIN duty is to give them what they came for.

The Grosvenor Rooms is all about the music NOT the individuals

See you all next month ( weather / health permitting )

Rob 'n' Mark

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Hi Scott/Tommo

Playing Devils Advocate here :-

I understand where Tommo is coming from although he probably could have put it a little more succinctly. He was not talking specifically about this Saturday but about the Grosvenor Rooms 'Buzz' in general. He is/was a regular attender and has not just said what he has said in a fit of rage (although it does seem that way Lol !!)

In defence of the Grosvenor Rooms, the crowds turn up Month after Month and so you must be doing something right for them. Tommo is a bit of an Old School Boy, as am I, and is looking at the Grosvenor as being more a gathering of Friends listening to a bit of nice Dance Music as opposed to a 'Northern Soul Night'.

Not here for an argument, just pointing out the obvious. The Grosvenor doesn't push the Envelope too much and you get what you get. The staff and Promoters at the Grosvenor are probably the nicest set of guys and girls on the scene (apart from The Phoenix obviously) and you and they are to be commended for that. The problem for the older, more stayed boys and girls on the Scene is that they can remember the older tunes that were played and see what is missing from 'The Scene' today. Trouble is there are far too few out there. Everyone talks the talk but on reflection they fail to deliver. This is not an opportunity for you all to come on and say ' we don't at our Do' etc just and observation. Perhaps Tommo and those of a similar ilk should find another venue that suits their needs. Most venues I attend ( MOST not ALL) treat the night like its a Party Night with Cameras flashing, Birthday Cakes and the like. Some of us take the music, possibly, a little too serious or more serious, depending which side of the fence you sit. Off the cuff remarks like 'Dinosaur' etc are often thrown at us and we are told to move with the times. Don't want to, more than happy with my lot.

What everyone should do is, if the place is not for you then don't go there again !!

As I said, not here to argue or dis anyone just a possible explanation for some of the earlier comments.

On Soul Source we seldom see anyone saying negative things about places - everywhere is fantastic, Fab Music, Full Floor. The reality is somewhat different. If we cannot express our opinions, whether you believe them to be right or wrong, then how are we to grow ??

Scott is right in Scotts mind and Tommo is right in Tommos mind - who are we to disagree ?

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We all have our own opinions and should be able to express them, sadly this is not the case, positive feed back seems to be acceptable, but when pointing out a negative it causes upsets, what is the point of having look backs if we cannot give an honest statement of the event ??? Dave & Mary KTF !!

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Does what it says on the tin ...guess it is what it is .. and what it wont be it will never be .. ? :)

pete x

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Tezza, Dave and Mary and Casper I agree whole hearted ley with all ya points.

Dave and Mary I agree and in fact think negative feedback is more important than positive as no one ever gives you the negatives, as you point out. my only gripe with tommo is the fact that he wasn't there saturday. Mark n Rob have listened and anything possible they can change they have I know that Mark goes the extra mile to make sure that everyone has a good night at the Grosvenor and long may it continue I for one love it even if I'm working. Mark will listen to any ideas anyone has and is always looking at ways to improve the night.

KTF

Scott :)

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very cryptic comment. However, reading between the lines it seems you are having a snide 'dig' at the GROV. Not so long ago, pre 'Blackhearts' you were among the crowd who obviously enjoyed the Grov and all it had to offer. I have seen many photos of you dancing and having a great time with friends you have known for years. the same people who share a mutual love of soul. i dont understand what all this back-biting and nastiness is about - it's simply about the music and there is room for everyone on the 'scene'. ktf helen

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Disagree with that Helen think caspers telling it how it is ! And he and sue still do attend

Just telling it how it is!!!

That's right Dave ya did and not wanting a lambasting but why don't ya attend anymore? And know I could be opening the can of worms LOL :)

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In reply to you Scott the reason we do not attend anymore is the last time we attended Dec 2011 there were several drunken louts for want of a better expression arsing about spilling drinks on the dance floor, Mark (who we both adore) was trying to sort the situation out & had my full support on the night. Unfortunately the situation went down hill fast when one of the "louts" threw up on the dance floor and another threw up in the gents, apart from that i thought the music was a trifle stale, also the tray of talc was being kicked around the dance floor, so as for us it is not we would expect at a "northern soul" night & did not enjoy it, hence we have not been back since. I bet you wished you hadn't asked now lol, KTF Dave & Mary

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Not nasty at all helen .. x

it does do very well what it "says on the tin"

so it is what it is..

and what it wont be , (without any kind of change) is what it will never be ... (it will not reach its full potential) , it can be better , it can offer even more and keep all happy, and the happy perhaps even more happy :) ... but to do that you cannot just dismiss what someone has said on this thread just because it does not "sit very well" ..

There are many points of view and on such a forum all should be welcome as long as constructive, the fact that there is some unrest with someone we all respect should raise perhaps a little alarm ?

as for myself ... I have had many happy times at the grove .. and have also been there from the start .. but it is true i do not dance there as much as i once did.. but do dance more elsewhere ... it could just be a change in me ? just as it could be a change in tommo ? .. I would not expect the Grov to change "just for me" .. nor I suspect it should for Tommo or anyone else ....

as a question will I continue to support ?.. yes , so long as I enjoy some ,if not all aspects of the club I have supported for years..I do not support all of its policys, but hey ? so what ? I guess some do not support myself and Mitch's policys ... you have to have faith in what you want to have faith in, but keep an open mind and be ready for change too .... At the moment I find I enjoy more the social aspect at the grov ,with the odd dance or two ... so many great friends at the grov who I value some time with as well as the hundreds and hundreds we know at other venues all over the country..

pete x

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No Dave glad I did, can't believe that was dec 2011 remember the night clearly, it was the straw that broke the camels back the door staff now keep a tab on any potential trouble makers, with regards music DJ's are moved round a bit more of late. Gaz and Cressy finishing off this month and gaz and gray? (I think) the month before. The talc tray all came about to try and stop the talc getting under the carpet gripper. I wish we didn't use the stuff cos it takes 5 hours to clean the floor the day after LOL, but it's all part of the scene. And no I'm glad I asked can remember chatting outside Loughborough a long while ago and things have changed only for the better IMHO.

Hopefully see you around soon

Scott ;)

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Echo what Casper says there. Love the Venue and the people are as friendly a crowd as you will meet anywhere. Always support your Local events, without them we would have nothing !

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Can't Understand What All The Bitching Is About ,If You Don't Like It Then Don't Go,If You Like The Venue Then Go ,Simple end of

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I agree with this comment, been quite a few times and always had a good night. My only gripe is that some turn up quite late after drinking quite a lot, then they plonk down at your table dump coats and bump into people on the dancefloor. Dont know why they are there really cause they are wearing 8ins heels and fall all over, that apart, I love the place the music and the people to bits. So if your not happy then STAY AWAY!!

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I was there the night the lout threw up on the dance floor and ended up getting it on my top!!!

and to be fair Mark and Rob tried to defuse the situation but I was furious.

In the end I returned to the dance floor wearing a shirt loaned by Billy Back Drop, thanks to him,

and since then have not returned although it was one of my husbands favourite venues, not what you want when all you want to do is dance and listen to

music, all for another £4.

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though we do not attend every event, It has to be said that since that episode we have not seen any real evidence of this kind of behaviour at the grov , the new door staff have been great in changing the enviroment so much for the better :thumbsup: .

pete n' susan x

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