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THAT DRIVING BEAT, LEEDS 16th FEBRUARY @ Empire Bar

Join us down in the basement!

Bringing an up front, atmospheric night of soul to Leeds, with a mixed crowd who are up for a top night. Music wise, we have fairly fluid policy; 60'S AND 70'S SOUL, NORTHERN, R&B, LATIN, FUNK EDGED SOUL..................This could be rare, underplayed, oldies, newies, whatever pidgeon hole you wanna put it in!! The emphasis is on QUALITY for the ears and the dancefloor (yes, you can have both). But don't just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves.....

THIS COULD WELL BE OUR LAST DRIVING BEAT, DUE TO ISSUES WITH THE VENUE. HOPING THAT WE CAN FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE AND CONTINUE LONG INTO OUR 5TH YEAR AND THEN SOME. LETS HOPE SO!!!!

Details:

SATURDAY 16th February @ Empire Bar, Leeds city centre

Doors: 9pm - 3am ish

£5 entry

Guest DJ's.........

CALLUM SIMPSON (Pow Wow club)

COLIN DENHAM

Plus Residents........AZZA, EDDIE WAINWRIGHT & RICH BUCKLEY

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Sorry to hear this Arron. Can't make this, sorry. A restaurant in Haworth that Peter and have been going to

for the last 26 years is closing down.

Have a memorable night. Hope you find a new place soon.

Regards

Pat.

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Bugger! Having no luck with venues are you Aaron. Hope you find some suitable. I shall have to pop along just in case!

Sure it'll be a good send off.

Paul

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Oh flippin eck!! Didn't think my week could get any worse :o(

Well, if it is the last one down in the basement, better give it the best possible send off, so count me in guys, especially with Col & Callum behind the decks, along with the superb residents, this is a leaving party I ain't gonna miss!!!

Good luck with trying to find a new venue guys.

Let's show The Empire what they're gonna be missing & pack this one out

See you "down in the basement" in Feb

Ali xxx

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Well that's a ball ache innit.......I'm sure you'll find somewhere else to keep the fire burning.

So if an imposed sabbatical might on the horizon we better get our arses over to join the party.....wrinklies corner will be bouncing.

Couldn't think of any better people then those two rather nice North East chaps to get the place rockin'

I'm sure "Driving" will leaving the basement kicking & screaming.......so lets be avin ya!!!!!

Cheers

Martyn

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Now then folks,

Yes, it is a shame about the venue. We were onto a winner with The Empire, however they're main venue purpose is for live music, and it's that which is the problem. They've had noise complaints from near by residents about noise, particularly when live bands are playing. They had to put a noise limiter in to satisfy the authorities, but that has been cutting bands off mid set, and now promoters aren't touching it with a barge pole!!!

So they've decided to shut in March, to either sort proper sound proofing out or go in a different direction. Either way this will be the last one at Empire.

I'm trying desperately to find the right venue, but if that doesn't come to fruition we'll have to wind the night up, which will be a real shame having built up momentum into our fifth year and putting Leeds back on the map soul wise.

So, get yourselves down for a fantastic evening and make sure its a good one!

Azza

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'and putting Leeds back on the map soul wise' ...and hopefully for many years to come .Good luck with the venue hunting - have pm'd you

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looking forward to this event, we are all staying over so its gonna be a night to remember,col

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Had an ear infection for the last week, hopefully I well be better for Satrday as I really dont want to miss this.

Nev, not to worry, even if I aint better you & Jo can still stay at mine, you will just have to be the reponsible adult who looks after Dee lol x

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Long overdue visit to TDB.....two great guests on Az.

Any luck on searchinng for a new venue yet?

Hey Kirst....no need to pick on Nev and Jo to look after Dee, Empire will be full to the rafters Saturday with responsible adults..... :lol: .

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Glad you are coming Dale, Dee was rambling on about you on facebook yesterday, then I pointed out that you arent his mate on facebook, he does make me laugh.

I've decided I'll be there, poorly ear or not cos I couldnt inflict him on anyone else lol xx

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You're such a considerate soul Kirsty, I reckon everyone should buy you a drink for that act of kindness :lol:

See you tomorrow darling, & hopefully your lug will be better by then :thumbsup: ... just in time for Dee to undo all the good work the antibiotics have done :rolleyes::D

Ali xx

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Thank god Saturday's here,so it's full throttle ahead for tonight..........yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Hands up who gonna be in wrinklies corner :D

Cheers

Martyn

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SET TIMES FOR TONIGHT.......

9.00 - 9.30 Azza

9.30 - 10.00 Eddie

10.00 - 10.30 Rich

10.30 - 11.30 COL DENHAM

11.30 - 12.15 Azza

12.15 - 01.15 CALLUM

01.15 - 02.00 Eddie

02.00 - Close Rich

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I'm gonna be all over the place :o) but I will call by your corner, to do my bit for the community, & Help The Aged ;o)

See ya later

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what a brilliant time we all had, top class music and people i hope azza finds a venue quick as the lads have a lot to offer the rare and underplayed scene ,col

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Well said Col,every thing you could want from a night & then sum.Fingers crossed it's not gonna be a long sabbatical as quality night's like this are had to replace.

Well done Azza & Co.

Cheers

Martyn

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Just wanna say had a fantastic time last night, top music kept me dancing at times even when the legs struggled to find the energy :D

Good to see lil Ali Hamilton, Dale, Martyn, Lynn, Trevski, Andy Hudson, Nev, Jo, Kirsty, Dee and of course enjoyed the time with our crew the Denhams, Browns, me sis Lee-ann and Phil

Suz x

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What a leaving party that was !!! ...... & trust Rich Buckley to trip the electrics with the volume :rolleyes: , well, if you're gonna go out, might as well go out in style :thumbsup: Was only a short break until normal service was resumed & I quite liked fumbling around in the dark :wicked:

I thought both guests did a superb job. Callum has frequented before so knew what pressed our buttons (& we all love his style anyway) and hats off to Col (a Driving Beat virgin) who read us well and kept the dancefloor very active. Both guests were smashing so cheers Azza, Rich & Eddie for choosing the right guys on the night :hatsoff2:

Here's some piccies for your enjoyment or for your embarrassment :D

(if anyone wants any photo's deleting, and before I put them on Facebook please let me know)

Looking forward to the next chapter of That Driving Beat (Leeds) as I know you guys won't let this special night fade. 5+ years is some achievement, so pat yourselves on the back, have a well earned rest, & sock it to us again, whenever & wherever that may be.

Take care & bye for now

Ali xxx

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Was lovely to see you too Suz!! What a great night it was (we know, we were there!), and you certainly know how to strut your stuff lady.

Hope it's not too long before we're doing it again

Ali xxx

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Great pictures Alison, that capture the happy and lively vibe of the night perfectly. Lots in, and there won't have been anyone going home disappointed. The only gripe I have is this was the last one :-( Or at least the last one until a new venue is found. Hope your search is swift and successful guys, cause this in one of the best soul nights in town, and we can't be without it long.

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Thanks for all the nice feedback on the night, on here and through private messages. As always, the DJ's were outstanding. Our guests were absolutely top notch. Both Col and Callum stamped their own onto their sets, and redicents were in great form too with a good selection of new bits brought to the wheels of steel too.

I thought Saturday night was bloody brilliant. Musically, right up there with some of the best nights we've had, but also of lots of events i've been to in the last couple of years! The blend and mix of sounds was bang on and the dancefloor was packed all night.

It was a real shame to say goodbye to the Empire after a year and a half. Great little venue with fantastic staff and a management team who work with you at all times. That's a rare commodity these days i'll tell ya!! However, i think we signed off in style.

You the punters have given me the enthusiasm to try everything in my power to stop the night from folding. The next venue has to have all the right elements, but i'll do my best to find it. I think That Driving Beat has plenty left to give, and whilst ever people feel the same it will keep going.

Azza

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I HOPE YOU CAN SORT SOMETHING OUT AZ IT WAS ONE BLINDING NITE, YOUR RESIDENTS AND YOUR SELF HAD ME DANCING ALMOST NON STOP, CALLUM HAS COME A LONG WAY IN THE LAST 2/3 YEARS AND HAS A FEEL FOR GREAT MUSIC THAT HAS BYPASSED ME OVER THE YEARS, YOU YOUNG GUNS HAVE TOOK OVER THE DRIVING SEAT,AND WILL TAKE THE SCENE A BIT FURTHER ON IM SURE, MUSIC WAS AS YOU SAY BRILLIANT EDDIE AND RICH COULD PLAY ANY CLUB IN THE COUNTRY I FEEL,THE DRIVING BEAT HAS THE FULL PACKAGE,,THANKS AGAIN FOR INVITING US DOWN,COL

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