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Was a top Alldayer, going to be a top Weekender without a dout..say you were there Rod Clegg

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Can't wait see you all there lets dance dance dance !!!!

 

soulfun & love Sam xxx

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build up now for the one  everyone is talking about  !   great weekend of fab soul .. brilliant !

 

pete n' susan xx

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What can be better than a great weekender with fantastic people brilliant dancers and the chance to spin a few bits of old plastic all for charity life does not come any better and plenty of photo oppertunities for the old archives see you all very very soon bring it on the yockmiester

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3 Days of music to satisfy all types of soulie, ive got a spot every day rare soul and underplayed & RnB rooms, as usual the thinkin cap keeps askin me which records to play, so many to choose from,

Lookin forward to meeting all my old mates and any new ones.

Where else can you find a place like this with so many rooms to choose from and less than 2 miles from my front door?.

Garry

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Cathy and I all set ; looking forward so much to this one

 

I'm assuming Kev and Gloria have sorted the weather out as well [ and to be fair, they usually do ! ]

 

See y'all on the Friday this time - first Friday for us, then we're going to go bonkers on the Sat too !

 

pete

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DJ Line Up

FRIDAY

STUDIO ROOM

NORTHERN / MOTOWN & CLASSICS

1700 - Midnight

1700 Big Al

1800 Yocky

1900 Little Scotty

2000 Casper

2100 Tony the Hat

2200 Danny Clegg

2300 Steve Towers / Joe Dean

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RnB / Early 60s, Underplayed & Rare

1700 - Midnight

Bar Lounge

1700 Soulful Sally

1750 Aaron Turner

1840 Dennis Peacock

1930 Ady Hall

2020 Gary Huxley

2110 Kev Such

2200 Pete Lyster

2300 Len Dopson

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Modern / 70s & Crossover

Balcony Lounge

1800 - Midnight

1800 Soulful Sally

1900 Tony the Hat

2000 Steve Towers

2100 Sam Evans

2200 Karl Boddington

2300 Marco Martinelli

Ska / Mods & Northern

Dance Studio

20.00 - Midnight

Hip Cat Express & Guests

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Saturday

Main Room

Northern & Motown

1100 Glen Bellamy

1200 Len Cook

1250 Little Scotty

1340 Big Al / Yocky

1430 Sam Evans

1520 Jools Metcalfe

1610 Dave Rimmer

1700 Tony Dellar

1800 Sean Chapman

1850 Nige Brown

1940 Ginger Taylor

2040 Paul Donnelly

2130 Pete Lyster

2220 Ted Massey

2310 Dennis Hyde

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Studio Room

Freestyle

Rare / Underplayed & Modern (see DJ times)

1100 Al Shaw

1200 Kev Such

1300 Derek Higham

1400 Nige Brown

1450 Sean Chapman

1540 Ted Massey

1630 Danny Clegg

1720 Casper

1810 John McClure

1900 Smiggy

1950 Nidge

2040 Len Dopson

2130 Marco & Karl

2220 Rob Smith

2310 Steve Towers

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Mid-Tempo Chill Out Lounge

1100 Steve Towers

1200 Dennis Peacock

1300 Andy Norburn

1400 Casper

1450 Joe Dean

1540 Brav

1630 Clive Read

1720 Carms

1810 Sam Evans

1900 Marco & Karl

1950 Len Cook

2040 Big Al / Yocky

2130 Danny Clegg

2220 Derek Mead / Steve Lyons

2310 Len Dopson / Dave Vanner

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RnB / Early 60s

Bar Lounge

1100 Soulful Sally

1200 Ady Hall

1300 Carms

1400 Dennis Peacock

1450 Andy Norburn

1540 Steve Lyons / Derek Mead

1630 Wayne Gibbins

1720 Tony the Hat

1810 Dennis Hyde

1900 Kev Such

1950 Shaun Parker

2040 Brav

2130 Clive Read

2220 Dereck Higham

2310 Gary Huxley

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Ska / Mods & Northern

Dance Studio

Hip Cat Express & Guests

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Sunday

Main Room

Northern & Motown

1400 Jem Brittin

1450 Harold Soul Club (Jools Metcalfe / Lawrence Grimshaw)

1550 Len Dopson

1640 Shaun Parker

1730 Little Scotty

1820 Sam Evans

1915 Big Al / Yocky

2015 Danny Clegg

2115 Kev Such

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Studio Room

Rare / Underplayed & Modern (see DJ times)

1400 Sam Evans

1500 Clive Read

1550 Brav

1640 Dennis Peacock

1730 Dennis Hyde

1820 Smiggy

1915 Nige

2015 Steve Towers

2115 Marco & Karl

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RnB / Early 60s Bar Lounge

1400 Big Andy

1500 Joe Dean

1550 Ady Hall

1640 Derek Mead / Steve Lyons

1730 Derek Smiley

1820 Gary Huxley

1915 Brav

2015 Clive Read

2115 Soulful Sally

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Ska / Mods & Northern

Dance Studio

3pm - 7pm

Hip Cat Express & Guests

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We now only have a handful of tickets left for the Fri & Sat, please do not travel without a ticket as there will be NO pay on the door on these days..

You can pay on the door on the Sunday only..

Regards

Kev

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I HAVE 5 TICKETS LEFT SO DON'T BE LEFT OUTSIDE 

see you on the dance floor !!!!!!! 

 

Soulfun & love Sam Evans xx

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Sorry but the Friday & Saturday is now SOLD OUT.

You can pay on the door on the Sunday only..

Regards

Kev

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Hi, I have 1 ticket as a mate cannot make it. I will be at the event sat only FROM ABOUT 5 PM. I live 2 miles from event so could meet up If you want to go earlier. pm me. ta KIMBO

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just got home from the first night of welli weekender what a superb night stayed In bar lounge RnB earl 60'sunderplayed  & rare all night the top spot gotta be pete lyster anyone that can turn up with a box of 20 records and nobody played them before gets my vote then lenny comes on and did a awesome spot to finish, araon must be the best up and coming dj  I have heard inn a long time

al the others  were awesome  just gotta thank kev n Gloria for putting on a fine show

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Wow what a great opening night the Castle was Buzzing in all the 4 rooms ....

 

Huge Thanks To Kev Bourne & Gloria Bourne for inviting me back to spin in the Modern room last night .. Top tunes from all the dj's Must Say a BIG THANK YOU to Kev Such for the supplying the Equiptment for The Modern room im sure kev will be in his dark room today ....lol..

 

Just Waiting for Richard A Rowley to get here so Must go & get ready for Round 2 Can't wait to hit them deck in to NORTHERN ROOM at 2.30pm so don't be late !! then im spinning tunes in the Mid-tempo chill out room @ 6.10pm tonight ... see you then you get there .. lets dance dance dance !!!!!!

 

Soulfun & love Sam Evans xx

 
 
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Just got home from round 2 @ Wellingborough All Dayer

WOW WHAT A DAY !!!

Huge thanks to everyone for your support in both room's on and off the dance floor great to see you all enjoying the day too .. Top tunes from all the dj's ... Big Thanks to Tony & Bernadette Roberts for inviting me to Lunch in there Motor Home my prawn Salad was fab, love & Hugs to you Both ....

Then it was back on the dance floor yes i danced in every room you could say i dance dance dance !!!!!!!

Can't wait to do it all again today ..lol...

 

soulfun & Love Sam xxxx

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Enjoyed great late afternoon evening in the rare underplayed room.... John McClure excellent .... Get him on later next year Lenny. Nice to hear you playing plenty of mid tempo and people dancing!! Main room looked packed but never really went in there. Great venue too

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top spot in the rare and underplayed room for john mcclure :thumbsup: them two c/u you played were fantastic...well done mate :thumbup:

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Arrived Friday night to get a feel, seeing as it's been so long! 

 

The Castle itself, as usual, was in immaculate condition and a great venue for a weekend soul event. Everything about this place is first class, from toilets to bar service (jugs of water on the bar was a nice touch) by 10pm the place was buzzing whichever room you were in, roll on Saturday.

 

Arrived around 12.30 and straight to the main hall, seemed slow to get going and the atmosphere seemed quite muted. For some reason the dance floor was like a sheet of glass! However, still a great surface.

 

To be honest I thought the music never really got going and the consistency from the early DJ's was up and down. As usual later in the day the venue started to fill and the big names played their stuff giving a totally different atmosphere.

 

Haven't really anything to say negative about these 2 days, apart from the usual local drinkers who have to congregate on the dance floor edge (this annoyance is everywhere and you should stick to the pubs!) this usually happens from 9 pm onwards. Also, the art of being a DJ is to play for the crowd and get them dancing; rather than play tunes they can dance to themselves! (This happened during the early afternoon.)

 

Overall immaculately organised and run throughout. 8.5/10

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Just home from round 3 @ Willingborough weekender

WOW What a great day Thanks to Kev & Gloria Bourne for a fun filled weekend !!! can't wait for next year ...

Great to see all the soul family enjoying the weekend 5 room's of great music & Dancers ...

Soulfun & Love Sam & Andy xx

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Yes, dancing to Mid-tempo, I think some were even enjoying themselves - I can only apologise! :D

 

On a serious note though - As Ted pointed out, I'm not involved in the D.J times. But coincidently, Kev Bourne did have a word with me about maybe getting involved with something next year, and we will be having a further chat about that sometime soon (I would like to somehow get that Studio Room busy a lot earlier) - Like anyone can, I shall throw any ideas I may have at Kev and Gloria, then it's obviously up to them which they think will be beneficial to the event.

 

Even though numbers wise this event is an absolute success, Kev is constantly watching / noting things, and generally being aware of different peoples needs whilst taking note of any suggestions - I think this is important to point out.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

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I was Ted - I'm always there from the very start (It wouldn't be cricket if I wasn't, living so close to the place)

 

I have a few ideas rattling around, but not really sure how to motivate more people to get to All-dayers earlier - In saying this, there was plenty in the Main Room, and lots of people outside socialising which is fine, that's the way All-dayers are.

 

Len :thumbsup:

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Just got back from a superb weekender, well done Kev & Gloria and Staff at the Castle. Just my own feeling,  maybe too many rooms on the Sunday! I like the idea of across the board Soul music in the Main room and possible rare sounds in the bar area, Kev will do his homework and sums I'm sure to get the best  formula needed.

But with it being the first of what I think many weekenders! Keep up the good work. 

Ps, I heard some fantastic tunes and met some really friendly folk" THANKYOU  Rod Clegg

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Had an excellent time. Well done all. My suggestion for next year Kev. Get one of those temporary dance floors in the upstairs modern room. would have stayed and danced longer but oooh that carpet was like dancing on Velcro. atb Kimbo

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The additional Sunday idea has potential, and I'm sure Kev will put some thought into how best to play it (Many that didn't do the Sunday this year have said they will next year) Maybe The Main Room only on the Sunday, to include some Modern and some under played next to the Classics could be the way to go whilst this side of the weekender steadily grows.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

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:hatsoff2: I'm with you on that Len, been going to Welly four the last four and have watched it go from strength to strength. Welly 's Working its way to the TOP :yes:

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 Hi Rod always great to share the Music and Laughter with great friends & The Soul Family !! .. Im Sure Kev Bourne & Gloria Bourne will come up with the Goods as they always do ... It's a big step to go from a alldayer to a weekender ... For a first weekender i would have been very proud with the numbers as there is so much on these days. I take my hat off to them both & All the dj team ...
 
CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR !!
 
love Sam & Andy xx
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Well said Sam, couldn't put it better myself, So many happy faces over the weekend. It was a pleasure to be in yours and Andy company and like wise Soulies. See you soon Sammy love Rod & Danny Clegg

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Welly has always been at the TOP mate :wink: This huge event is something else though, and I hope Kev and Gloria keep things up, maybe making subtle changes here and there to keep the momentum going - Not an easy task, as there is so much to take into consideration.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Top  weekender ,  lovely people ,  superb and varied music  ... quality venue ..  good security staff ,  easy to find and park .. 

 

ok, ... some adjustments to make , but nothing  but fine tuning really ... 2015 will be full throttle !

 

pete n' susan xx

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Yes, maybe Kev and Gloria will make a some minor changes (as they see fit) This huge event needs us all to keep supporting it for it to carry on working for them (and us) I'm sure they will carry on 'tweaking' as the years roll by :wink:

 

See ya'll next year.

 

Len :thumbsup:

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belated comments from me................. [ previous postings made on what is now a deceased-computer, so I've been  ' enjoying ' myself this week mooching about pc world talking to the 14 year old experts there and trying to understand a word of it....... ]

 

anyway, loved the weekender and the company, heard lots of great music and had lots of record related discussions, learnt a lot and drank too much.

 

Biggest thanks to Kev and Gloria for getting this up and running and maintaining the standard - great job !

 

pete lyster

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Congratulations Kev and Gloria and team on another successful event.

Once again a full house, so not many changes needed surely!

Regards, John

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