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6T'S 100 Club ALLNIGHTER Details

The world's longest running rare soul allnighter.

6T's 100 Club Allnighter

100 Oxford St.

London

BUTCH

ADY CROASDELL

STEVE 'MR FISH' CLANCY

DARREN 'RED GREG' GRIFFITHS

curated by

MATT BOLTON

11pm-6am

£12

http://www.6ts.info


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Really looking forward to this first at this venue for my wife and I . Have walked passed it many times on trips to London meaning to go over the years have never got around to doing so. Train tickets booked can` t wait.

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Will tickets for the anniversary night be on sale at this one? If so, how much will they be?

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They will Geoff, a score a throw. They go on sale to non-attendees from the Monday onwards, details on www.6ts.info though I think I'm holidaying about then so there'll be the usual 6TS delay

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Really looking forward to this now. Seems like a lot of interest building after chatting to folks at Burnley last night. Hope to see some of you there for a cracking night of soul.

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looking forward to getting back to the 100 club..miss most of these as playing elsewhere but free this Saturday :-)..should be picking up the 'bristol' young souls ;-)..and then getting the mega bus! which ive not used before but guessing theyre not mega:-(...long journey home sunday morn!

 

dean

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Norwich Posse should be driving down for this event, Blue Posts first for Banta n Beer, 21.30 ish.

Welldone Matt for putting this together , good to see you at Stoke with the flyers..

 

Dean , pop over and say hello ..

 

Ady , sit back and enjoy it.

 

A.T.B. Frank

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Come and say hello mate. Should be a few in the Blue Posts for a bevy beforehand. There are several Blue Posts pubs - this is the one behind the 100 Club, junction of Newman St and Eastcastle St.

 

:hatsoff2: - Kev

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Thanks for your very kind offer, due to our train not arriving at Eusten station till 11pm hopefully. We will be straight in a taxi and on to the allnighter as soon as possible, will say hello in the club at some point during the night. Safe journey one and all.

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Hi folks, sadly due to illness Steve Clancy had had to pull out of tonight's entertainment. Not to be dissuaded we've still managed to pull together the superlative skills of Keith Money and Marco Santucci. Gould be a cracker regardless. Hope to see you all there. Thanks. Matty.

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The lineup goes like this...

11-11:30 - Matty

11-30 - 12.15 - Butch

12.15-1 - Darren

1 - 1:45 Ady

1:45 - 2:30 Marco

2:30 - 3:15 Keith

3:15 - 4 Butch

4 - 4:45 Darren

4:45 - 5:30 Matty

5:30 - 6 Ady

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Sorry to say, I can't make it this month  :( 

 

But I have got Gill Soper and Joel Maslin on holiday with me here in Guernsey, they have made me go to the beach every day, dragged me out for something alcoholic to drink day and night and stuffed me with lots of fine food...

I would come, but think I can no longer fit in an Aeroplane seat, have sun stroke, sand in my bits and still pissed  :D 

 

Have fun my friends and see you all in September when I get back from rehab  :) 

 

Andy 

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That was a brilliant night. Some really different records getting spun by all, along with all the stuff you'd expect. Well done Matt and Ady. 

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I had missed the last 100 Club due to being away on holiday so was looking forward to this one. Then on Monday I tripped over a slightly raised paving stone in the street and fell flat on my face, I suspect my new glasses (varifocals) may not have helped. It really shook me up and left me with pain down the side of my right leg. Even on Saturday morning before I got up I felt in two minds about going. Luckily commonsense won and I did go to the nighter.

 

Brilliant night with music for most tastes. When I walked in the place was jumping, this was at 11.15ish, people dancing already. Matt Bolton was the first DJ and he was playing some nice Northern, including Yum Yum Tree and You Gotta Have Money.

 

Then, unusually, Butch took over early and played some records that I don't think I'd heard before, but that didn't stop the dancers. Later in his set he played World Of Happiness, Don't Play The Role, It's All Over (Baby) and one I think is called Take Me Away, don't know who sings it but I always dance to it.

 

Darren Griffiths followed Butch, I think he played some 60s first then went into a more Modern Soul groove, including Glenda McLeod's Stafford classic No Stranger To Love.

 

Ady was next, some of the Pied Piper tracks and some oldies too. The dance floor continued to be busy.

 

Marco Santucci took over the decks, he was one of two substitutes for Steve Clancy who was unfortunately sick. Some great tunes including Gotta Strange Feeling by Living Color and Sag Warfare's Don't Be So Jive.

 

Keith Money was the second substitute, playing a real dance floor friendly set, Never Learned To Dance, My Proposal, Job Opening, you get the picture.

 

Butch then did his second set and included quite a few of his top tunes, My Salvation, This Is My Rainy Day, Girl You're So Sweet, and Jean Carter's I Wanna Know followed by his Chuck Jackson cover up, hard to beat those two. Plus a few that I'd heard before but didn't know the title or artiste.

 

Darren then did his second set, mainly Modern Soul but did include Sir Henry Ivy's He Left You Standing There, a fine example of Southern soul.

 

At about 4.45 Matt took over from Darren and played a set of mainly medium tempo tunes, most fairly well known but ideal for that time of the morning. Tunes like Send Nobody Else, Mighty Lover, Just Say Goodbye and the wonderful The Panic Is On by Roy Hamilton, I do love my beat ballads.

 

For the last 30 minutes it was Ady as usual, he did raise the tempo but also included ender favourites like Sweet Temptation, I Just Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face (Pat Thomas) and ended in true Wigan fashion with I'm On My Way.

 

As the lights came on and That's What Mama Says was played there were a large number still there, shows how much the night was enjoyed.

 

It was pretty packed really, more like an anniversary with plenty of younger people present. Wish I had some of their energy but probably would need a body transplant. Plenty of the usual faces, Billy, Tabs, Eddie Hubbard, Rolly, Gary Cotterell, Christina, Brian De-Honri, Mick H, Ian, John Weston, Dave Rimmer, Suzy, and many others, sorry if I have missed mentioning you but the memory is a bit tired right now. I had a good time, I know that because my legs gave out before the end, but still managed to walk to King's Cross for my train home.

 

As Ady said at the end the nighter has been going for 35 years and it's still going strong, in fact I think there are more people in lately. So once again a big thanks to Ady and the other DJs for entertaining us.

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Geoff, whenever I'm not at the 100 Club, which is more often than not thesed days, your my yard stick of the night, always look forward to your honest reviews of the night - thank you Sir.

 

Pleased that the basement goes from strength to stength....pity Steve was poorly, as I know he would have smashed it !!!.

 

Best Russ

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top night matt, full house, djs spot on, roll on november,  cheers billy ps is that the next one

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We loved it, have been going to allnighters on and off since 1976 some good some not so good. This allnighter has a totally different vibe to any I have been to before, now I know what everyone I know who has been when they say this is the best allnighter totally agree with them on that front. All credit to Ady, what an achievement to have run this for so long. We will be back some time next year.

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Cheers to all that came. And danced. And made it a really cracking night. Lots of new faces, much more great new music. My input aside it still proves that it's the most forward thinking allnighter. Brilliant atmosphere and over the last year it just seems to get better and better. There's a real sense of euphoria that other niters just don't have. See you all in September for the anniversary. ;)

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Enjoyed the night , full of surprises.     Welldone Matt / Ady  + guests.

 

Great to see Keb and Guy in the venue too.

 

Lots of young faces , the future looks promising.

 

cheers Frank

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Brilliant night , easily one of the best 100 Club niters I've attended , something for everyone and really busy ......

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I know I should never read these reviews as I miss the place so much, but I'm looking forward to the Anniversary allnighter, and shall be flying back to Spain on the Monday after it.

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I'm with Russ.

Geoff's reviews are bang on the nail.

Always a superb night under Oxford Street and there are definitely more people attending and staying until the end.

As usual great to see the usual suspects.

Thanks to all for another successful night.

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I have to agree with LuckyOne who describes the 100 club as having a 'totally different vibe to any other allnighter'

The 100 club,after a few years of being in the doldrums, having a lot of criticism from the old regulars and almost going to the wall, has experienced a extraordinary revival. How did this happen?

The clientele is a mixture of young and old soul brothers and sisters,  now packing out the club on a regular basis, creating a fabulous atmosphere. As far as I can see, the younger element on the dancefloor, are forcing the musical agenda, hankering for more progressive rare soul. Yes, there are Oldies played, but for the most part, new discoveries of Northern, Modern and a bit of Funk are preferred.  As other contributors pointed out, lots of young and new faces with real energy.  With this mix of music and genuine enthusiasm from the clubers, Saturday night was just sensational.  Judging from the last  few allnighters, I have no doubt  that the beautiful rebirth of this iconic soul night will go from strength to strength.

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Hi guys hate to pour water on a fire and all that, whilst i agree the place was jumping and a great atmosphere I thought musically it wasn't cohesive, I love the 100 club but too much funk and dare i say post 80's type sounds didn't do it for me.... but I still had a great time speant most of the night talking to old mates.  

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I have to agree with Roddy.

 

Personally I don't want to hear 'Disco' sets at the 100 Club.

 

The name of the club is a bit of a clue......6Ts

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yeah im afraid im with dave and roddy...

 

only been to a couple so didn't think its was my place to be negative after so many other positive posts on what was actually a good night..lots of top people and seemed to go quick but despite being into raw 60s funk I too didn't get the  modern stuff played..and even a few of the oldies were a bit.... really?

 

saying that I enjoyed butch,keith and adys sets and matts early set started things off well so looking forward to the next one

 

dean

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Although sadly I couldn't make it (being on holiday) I'd like to say that I'm really glad the whole thing happened as it did and enormously proud of Matt for putting his heart and soul into it (as he does with everything), he is as staunch a 100 club devotee as you could get and I thought it was both brave and forward thinking to ask a non scene highly respected DJ such as Gregg down there to jock. An hour or so of top quality proper disco sounds doesn't hurt anyone, it's not going to be a regular thing, and I think the club only benefits from having some variation to its playlists now and then. If the crowd were buzzing and the floor was full - job's a good 'un.

 

Nice one Matty x

 

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:wink: And I thought it was just me being old and grumpy!

"An experiment that didn't really work" ?

 

Onwards and upwards :thumbsup:

 

:hatsoff2: - Kev

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as I said was still a good night and have to agree with j there was a busy floor to the modern so although not my thing it wouldn't make me stay away

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Well it's good y'all had your say as I know a few were put out by the disco spot on the night and it wouldn't be right to conduct an experiment without all sides of the toss being argued.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the night and would like to thank Matt for his hard work, vision and enthusiasm, not only for Saturday but for the past few years when at times his enjoyment of the music has been infectious in many ways. Also thanks to Darren for having big enough balls to play as different a set as I've heard down there, ever. I'm not sure how many times he's been before so maybe he was blissfully aware that steam was emanating from a few scene veteran lugholes. The poor second guest developed an illness at the thought of DJing to the 100 Club crowd! Or maybe DJing after Butch was a worry.

 

Having said that I personally found the 45 minutes of his first set a bit too much in one go, maybe a 15 minute break for more standard fare in the middle would have worked better, I think his second spot was nearer my tastes; though poor old Dave R nearly had apoplexy at the "Shaft"-based opener. Others absolutely loved it, I had a conversation with young Italian Valentina where I said I thought 45 minutes was too much and she just would not have it, saying it was great for her and her friends and as several have pointed out the dancefloor was very busy. It was an experiment which was largely successful with a few caveats and gave me a better view of alternate styles of soul and how they work or not at our venue. It was a one-off but I'm sure I'll try out other approaches in the ensuing months or years. As it happens the rest of the year is already booked with mainstream progressive DJs so any further tinkering won't happen until 2015 and nothing specific is planned yet.

 

Many thanks to Marco and Keith for standing in for the missing in action DJ. Keith in particular showed the spirit of the 100 Club and the ruthless inefficiency of its management. I lost my old phone which I'd put all Keith's future dates in and foolishly thought he wasn't down for August. When Matt's bill was decided on he rang me to point out that he's told me months before that he would do it and had booked train tickets and hotels. I was mortified but I couldn't really change the advertised line-up as it was a flagship all-nighter with an eye to the future. Keith was utterly understanding and didn't tell me what a tw*t I was but said, sod it we'll come down anyway for the fun. Luckily I caught him on the Saturday afto before he had left for the train and told him about the vacant spot so he got to spin a few and have a great night out too. As mentioned above his spot was exceptional and soothed a few troubled breasts. I'm hoping my foolishness didn't convert him to the "Yes" vote for independence from the bumbling English.

 

Thanks to all who made it what it was and to the open-minded customers who enjoy our nights whatever befalls us.

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That's it, single me out as the dinosaur ! :thumbup:

 

You're right though, others did love it, the floor was full, and as Roddy said, the atmosphere was jumping. And I can understand why you wanted to try the change, and I'm not decrying Matt's efforts at all.

 

It just wasn't for me. I want to hear rare Soul at the 100 Club, not disco.

 

Hmmmm, perhaps I am a dinosaur :lol:

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Sorry for singling you out Dave it was just a funny vision of you digging "Shaft", you criticised constructively with good grace and humour and I know you've got rhino skin like me. :thumbsup:

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Ady,i do hope Valentina knew you were talking music.? :lol: .See you in November. :thumbsup:

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Lots of rare soul is disco. Discuss.

Always thought you were more Slade than T-Rex, Roddys job is to moan, he loves it all really!

Wish I could have come now so I could have joined in the yay vote. For once it wasn't just my gin soaked armchair that held me back.

Well done Mr Bolton, at least once a year sounds right, and definitely at least 45 minute sets for guys like Gregg. Paul Trouble Anderson doing an 80's boogie set next year I suggest! I promise I'll come next time.

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Jock i like to moan you are right ! you and I are the Waldorf and Stattler of the soul scene

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hi Roddy yes there was a little bit of funk and modern, to some people more to others than less. Lot of young crowd down there now a days and yes they did dance and the floor was busy all night. At the moment Matt i believe hes experimenting at the moment, and it seems he is doing a good job. He did ask me at the end of the night what i thought and i said spot on mate. the floor was busy all night with people enjoying themselves, and thats what its all about. i did push two DJ's names forward which i wont mention but i believe these two are the most under estimated DJ's on the scene today, with plenty of 6ts involved. if it happened's it happend's if it dont there's always a next time. I always had a good night from the day it opened right up till now, cross the board music, stuff you dont hear out and about. I really look forward to butch spot or two. I can see why hes number one in my books, and he does attract alot of die hards from up north, well all over the place and yes the 100 club is going from strength to strength considering a few years ago it was going to close. I apologize for running on a bit but i just had some time to myself. keep the good work up matt and all. cheers billy

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Like Ady said, it's nice (and important) to hear from both sides of the fence. It's fair to say that the 100 Club really belongs to neither of us at this point but more to those who have shaped it's past and will continue to shape it's future. I can totally empathise with Dave and Kev's standpoint. You'd never be singled out for being dinosaurs and your views were shared my many. And valid views they are, all very respectful and diplomatic. It was definitely a very alien sound in some parts for a club so typically entrenched in 60's music. The reason I booked Darren is because his following outside of the soul scene is a strong one and it's important to realise that other collectors who don't fraternise with the rest of us often have stunning tastes and collections. It's interesting you mentioned the 'Shaft' record because I won't lie, it threw me for six as well. But when the vocals kicked in it was stupendous. The kind of curve ball record that 100 Club was built on. I'm thinking Gettin' To Me here. Things like Africano's Satisfactorize Your Mind and Voices Of East Harlem's Take A Stand were records which epitomised the reason I asked him to offer his services. Undeniably 'valid' soul records that were either new to me or criminally unknown/underplayed. As Ady rightly said, it was a one off. An experiment. Whether it was a successful experiment or not depends on your personal predilections. It genuinely seems to have split people right down the middle. Most importantly it serves to gauge people's tastes and has done us a massive favour in that respect. I'm just thankful you all bore with it all!

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Just out of interest, what was the " Shaft" type record ? Anyone know ?

Also, Africano & Voices Of East Harlem are both just great 70s Soul tunes, not Disco at all. Played for years by lovers of 70s Soul.....

I'd be interested what else was played..... Any playlists ?

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What a brilliant piece of music, well done Matt for putting it on here so everyone can here what all the fuss was about .It sounded great at the allnighter. Thanks for all your efforts that helped make the allnighter a great success looking forward to a second visit next year.

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Personally, for me, Keith Money ripped the place apart and packed the dance floor. Jus sayin!

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