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We've finally managed to sort three dates with the club for Grumpy Soul in 2014. They are as follows: Saturday 15th February, Saturday 7th June & Saturday 11th October As ever, we've tried our absolute best to avoid clashes wherever possible.

Our two Feb guests ... Lenny and Andy have been on our radar for ages and we're chuffed to bits they've finally agreed to scale the wall with tunes in tow. Great lads, great records and another great night in store we reckon :thumbup:

Will post usual blurb / more sh*te nearer the time, naturally.

Merry bloody Xmas if we don't see ya before :glare:


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Thanks for posting Philip :wave:

 

We are so excited to have from 'up there' Andy Whitmore and Lenny Harkins as our guests this time. Andy has promised us a mega 60s / early 70s set and as for Lenny, he'll no doubt be his usual take no prisoners self and I for one can't wait!

 

Add that to the usual Grumpy cast and it looks set to be another good un

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OMG what an awful lot of buttock thrusting for a sunday morning :ohmy:

When you said Grumpy's was going to do a themed night I thought it would be a legendary soul venue not a tribute to "The Full Monty" :facepalm:  :cheese1:  :cheese1: :cheese1:  

 

Joan when you said that had ivited a white haired ole' boy with a ruddy complextion along I thought you'd added Dave Rivers to th DJ line -up :lol: not Santa

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Flyers sorted as you can see.

 

Joanie has been busy and it's great to see Fiesta's 'One for the Ladies' feature resurrected; they really were marvellous times and we're rollin back the years. I await the 'Readers Wives' jib jab with breath bated   :ohmy:  :lol:   

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Pmsl....oh my lots of buttocks!!! Whitmore and Harkins gettin the kit off...I feel violated!! Lol Brilliant...see you lot in Feb...canny wait Andy

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Just noticed Joan's not in the Grumpydale jibjab, now I'm a really modern political correct kinda guy who totally believes in sexual equality so come on Joan get your top off and give those bells of yours a good jingle for the lads and lasses ( if that way inclined) after all it is Christmas. :wicked:  :lol:

Dave

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What a tame reply, can'y ya find a belly/pole dancing jib jab

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Disappointed

From the West Midlands

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Unfortunately no, there's a good one for you and Lou that I'm saving for Valentines day though :lol:

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Bugger!!

I was looking forward to seeing PhilT either wearing a a pair of 10" silver high heels or a veil, kinda reminds me of that Carry On film, "Follow That Camel" he could have been Bamber Bridges answer to To Bernard Bresslaw :lol:

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Afternoon

 

"Joan  and The  Grumpy Souls "

 

mmmm that sounds a fab name for a C/U 

 

Hope alls cool and bravo for 2014 to you guys ... Hey twas great to catch up with Tony and yourself at The World famous Pineapple Soul alldayer in The Wild West of Scotland last Saturday - phew and double phew !!! What a ball !!! 

 

Right  alls set and that's the next Grumpy soul now at the top of the list for our next night out and hopefully will be a wee mini invasion from over the boarder heading your way  ( action plans currently being drawn for Feb 15th )

 

fab video BTW 

 

kind regards tfk 

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OMG a invasion from north of the border, the last time this happened we lost the goal posts at Wembley ! :ohmy:

Runcorn Town F.C better watchout :sweatingbullets:  :sweatingbullets:

Dave

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Tee hee Andy "PMSL" your not the only one ??? Just looking at the floor work to ? Lol

tfk

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Hey Andy

I bet you felt a little anxious prancing around naked from the neck down, Joan must have offered you alot of money , not only to get your kit off but the scarf as well !!!

Dave

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Well spotted Dave the kit off was nae bother ,but ma scarf HEY !!! ??? It took some persuading -almost like having me comfort blanket confiscated ... I don't come cheap but hey if the price is right ??? And all for a good cause BTW ??? Tee hee and now give me ma scarf back it's getting cold around ma Gil's TFK
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I'm disappointed, I always thought you were a cravat man Andy lol

Hold on to your jim jams David, you're next :thumbup:

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Too late Andy I've sold it on e-bay, only one bidder mind! (the reserve price was probably too high for Frazer) :wicked:

Some tight fisted old git form Musselburgh by the name of James'y O'Conner

You know him ? :g:

 He sent me an e-mail claiming that you were his Spiritual (2 year old malt), musical and fashion mentor  :lol:

Dave

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 Jim Jams Joan

I leave the wearing of polyester,paisley patterned PJ's to old duffers like Threlfall and Cunnliffe :D

I GO COMMANDO :yes: 

 

 Although Louise did buy me a David Beckham type Sarong one Christmas :yes:

But when she asked if I liked it I told her "to feck it right off as I wasn't gonna walk around like Ghandi for no one" :lol: Dave

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Defo cravat man Joan, but it's a art form trying to tie um up these days av found with the fingers and thumbs getting in the way it takes aboot 30 attempts etc so it's easier to wrap a scarf around (not to tight ) and tuck the surplus doon ma string vests ??? Lol

tfk of "Barrington Hall "

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Sorry I missed Pineapple. Just means I'm double looking forward to having the Scottish boys doon te play in Feb. 

 

It's soon comes around, thankfully; in desperate need of a dose of high quality insanity from Fortnum n co. Best get out n about with the flyers ...

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hello, hello, hello

dunno if any of you knew, but Andy Dennison was a guest on a little radio show on Saturday - you can have a listen on www.subcity.org/shows/soulfulallsorts listen back to the one dated 11th Jan. It was truly superb and well worth 2 hours of anyones time to listen in!

 

In other news, I want to come and play - so this is a plea for a lift. Do any nice people local to me (Huddersfield) have space in the car for a proper pain in the arse that smells nice and wears fabulous shoes? Have a horrid feeling my plea will fall on deaf ears cause there's something on in Leeds that I know all the usual suspects like to go to, too. Pleeeeeese message me if you want to take me out. I promise to behave.

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 So Kirsty

Your looking for a northernsoul fan from West Yorkshire,  with a clean driving license, a foot fetish,a earing aid and a endless supply of hemorrhoid cream yes  :yes: thank god you didn't stipulate needs to be under 50 years of age with his own teeth !!!! :lol:  

Dave

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We'll be down for next installment of Grumpy Soul, missed the last few due to being on our jolly jollies so we're really looking forward to our trip to sunny Runcorn-shire by the sea shire. :thumbsup:

Grumpysoultastic!  :D

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Just over a week to go and still no sign of, dare I say it, anything too inclement at all weather-wise: it's cracking t'flags oop/ doon ere.

 

The arrival of a marauding band from north of the border eagerly anticipated; always right up for it and will add plenty to the night for sure. They're also heading south to support our special guests Andy and Lenny of course and it'll be fantastic to hear two more lads who don't play out down here that often; they'll fit right in for sure and blow you away if you ain't heard em before.

 

Carl's on fire (not literally, well not yet anyway), Dave's adopting his usual considered, circumspect approach (thus far) and it's all mercifully quiet on the bloody Jib Jab front (which means Joan's busy at work - thank fook). All I've done for months is work really so this un'll be a bit of a blow out and I'm right up for one.

 

Looking at the calendar there's oads on on 15th Feb so plenty of choice for everyone. Hope there's a few of you heading our way for what promises to be another absolute belter; 8 hours of quality right from the off. We'll post times etc next week. If anyone needs any more info drop me or Joan a PM or post on here.

 

atb

Phil

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Quote "Dave's usual considered circumspect approach"

Who are you calling a boring bastard then Tralfall?

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Quote "Dave's usual considered circumspect approach"

Who are you calling a boring bastard then Threlfall?

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Aah, my dear boy; right on cue lol. Where've you been? I've missed you (as has the Grumpy cat).

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Don't worry Phil

I'm gonna be reallly left field and reckless this time and play the Four Dynamics for once !!!!!!!...... LOL !

Dave

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Fed up I can't make it I'm working Sat and can't book it off because the guys I work with are both taking their final hols I'm sure it will be another brilliant night down by the canal with a great crowd of top soulies in ...

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im still traumatised from giving John Weston all my sales including vintage box for that 45 at the last Grumpy lol What was i thinking those Desparados send me bonkers....

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Not sure we can make this one.

The Carlisle grumps are out that weekend but not sure if we are going to Grumpy or Lowton. I need to give Ian his fishing seatbox back that I borrowed last year.

I'll be seeing the lads at our usual Sunday night drinking session and we will decide then.

If we don't make it, hope you all have a great night....

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George couple weeks ago I spent a hour searching mi garage and shed for that Tubertini box I was sellin it but for the life of me could,nt find it .......Then I remembered you had it LOL Hope all is well mate...
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Vintage record boxes, pre war fishing seats, dancing cats in pink tu tu's

Grumpy's is getting more and more like David Dinkinson's Real Deal by the minute LOL

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Cheers George! Hope you can make it mate ... Found a copy of Joseph Webster in the cats litter tray and planned to shoot it 'live' in front of you on the 15th :0
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Give it a spin first Phil and watch the dance floor reaction. 

 

Where's the smileys gone?

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I was reminded last night that we are going to the 'David Guest Soul Thingy' at our local sports hall (Sands Centre) on the Saturday.

So it will be Lowton on the Friday...

I'll bring your seatbox Ian.

Hope you all have a great night at Grumpy

Phil, you'll just have to stay the Joseph Webster cat execution until next time

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Phil the Smileys are like Paul Daniels, they keep disappearing, unfortunately he keeps reappearing & so will the Smileys if you post then edit, It's magic. :thumbsup: 

Spot. :shades: 

p.s. Just done it to me. :facepalm: btw people the Weldings last jib jab, PMSL. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

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Really looking forward to Grumpy's on Saturday, great line up, and always nice to catch up with old friends........cant bloody wait!  :thumbup:  

 

Sandy xx

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Be really good to see you Julian. Plenty say they're coming so looking good mate.

 

Mr (and Mrs) Banks bringing a selection of sales: hats, cheese, some records etc. (He rang this afternoon to book "a table for two in the conservatory" and order a bottle of Blue Nun - pushing that boat right out, the old romantic. Anybody else needs one - a sales table that is - give us a shout)..

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Blue Nun eh, Jen's a lucky lass lol

 

Had folks enquiring about directions, hotels etc so here you go (apologies for not getting them up sooner)

 

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 for anyone stopping over who likes a drink. Fall out of the door straight into a cab, perfect!

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Joan. Once again I can't make grumpy soul. I promise I will get there. Have a great night which I know you all will. Steve

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No worries Steve. Next one is Saturday 7th June (3rd anniversary), hope you can both make it x

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Now that is so so go go funny Joan - I canna stop laughing - what's worrying me is am sat here looking at it and thinking them outfits look so today  ???and that red shot (shirt) and 10 gallon hat actually look quite dashing??? mmmm -where's me glasses ... Let me have another closer look??  I wonder .... Tee hee

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I've not been to any venue for 2 years, so am really looking forward to visiting this venue on saturday. 

 

Not sure about the Trent sisters tho....................Jackie and stokeon????

 

Louis :-)

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I'm gonna be Grumpy on Saturday :D

 

Coming over with Spot and Gail. Can I reserve a small space for a sales box as well ;)

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Wahey!!!!!

 

Be really great to see you Lou, been a while mate (I think t'Mighty Whites were competing in Europe last time I saw yer) 

 

Being keen golfists, you n Julian B could do 18 holes on the Sunday given that the venue is situated amidst a picturesque championship course. Oh, hang on, it's on an industrial estate by a canal near Widnes.

See you Saturday, Confused of Preston

 

Chalks, bear in mind Roger'll be in that conservatory and he's getting there for 7.30. Good luck my friend.

 

All coming together nicely. Roll on Saturday.

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Hi Dave 

 

hope alls well , have bin doing some wee digging this after and might be struggle with the above etc  but I will keep digging just in case I stumble across one etc ??  :rofl:

 

Hey just  looking oot the window on weather watch and we may need to ditch The Wild West Cowboy gear ??? am now concentrating on  getting  the Huskies fed and watered, and the sledge and me tennis rackets ( snow shoes ) waxed up ready for us  getting down in Runcorn town   :yes:

 

 

 

tfk

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Forgot to mention that my traveling companions for the night will be Gis and Bernie Golding!

Still working on a couple more Cybermen from the Preston area for the journey.

Thanks to our project manager Gis for planning and organising this :-)

 

Louis

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Sorry I haven't been on the thread earlier - I don't go on Soul-source very often you see, and generally I tend to 'keep my own council', shying away from any debates that may arise...... :rofl:

 

.......See ya there!

 

'The Prince of Darkness' :thumbsup:

 

P.s - This is gonna cost me a Marks 'n' Spencers Valentine Meal Deal on Friday :wink: 

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Always an absolute pleasure Len, look forward to seeing you mate - not least foryour renowned early doors reassurance lol

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 Wow Phil !

With all these folks turning up we'd better get two batternburg's !!!!!!! :yes:

 

It'll be summat to entertain the crowd while your spinning ths Trent Sisters  :tumbleweed3:  :tumbleweed3:  :lol:

 

"A Slice of Battenburg A Day Keeps The Heartache Away" la dar di da! and clap ! :thumbup:

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Yup, I'll be traveling up nice 'n' early - keeping that 'Work / life / northern soul life' balance in check........"Oooooooooo Baby, you been cheatin' dooobe doobee do be do" 

 

:D   

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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have a great weekend guys!!!!!! i know joan and phil are a bit excited of the punters will come ;) it'll all come good....i promise....

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You know us too well lol Could do with you to direct us H, you know how bad we are! Will post times tomorrow for those that do :thumbup:
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Unfortunately my "Soulful House meets Bingo" night in Clitheroe has been cancelled owing to jealous rival promoters realising I'd found the way forward for the music to progress.

 

Im not too bitter having to make do with second best but I will be there.

 

ROD

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Ps. Brooksey, Lenny n Andy don't be fretting now you've disappeared off the 'I'm attending' list. Just me twisting Joan's melon lol. See ya tmrw

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Ok guys, here are the times for those that do, should be a great night!

 

 

      8.00   - 89.00      PHIL / JOAN

 

      9.00   - 29.30      DAVE WELDING

 

      9.30   - 10.00      JOAN LIVESEY

 

      10.00 - 10.45      PHIL THRELFALL

 

      10.45 - 11.30      ANDY WHITMORE 

 

      11.30 - 12.15      LENNY HARKINS

 

      12.15 - 01.00      CARL FORTNUM

 

      01.00 -   1.450    DAVE WELDING

 

      01.45 -   2.15      ANDY WHITMORE   

 

    0  2.15 - 02.45      LENNY HARKINS

 

        2.45 -   3.15      CARL FORTNUM

 

        3.15 -   4.00      PHIL / JOAN

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Righto In Runcorn and no dramas weather wise. Stuff plugged in and noise coming out ok. Quick mixed grill and away we go. See you later, safe trips

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Have a great time guys n dolls be thinking of you while I'm doin absolutely nowt at work make sure Joan isnt wearing my Tommy Martyn shirt or worse still my Paul Rowley Shirt that would make my dire week with my reduntantcy ect even worse if I found out Joan was prancing around in mi pride n joys lol

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Well, that turned out better than alright I reckon. Over 120 in on an unbelievably busy night and, also given the weather up and down the country, we'd have settled for that.

 

It might sound a bit strange to some but, the most pleasing thing was who turned up as opposed to just how many. Absolutely made up to see Gaz K - top effort MnK - as funny, passionate and up for it as ever. Straight on the floor the lad and still there at 4am; if you could bottle a bit of that and spread it about the scene'd be a million times better for it IMHO. Loads of people we have the utmost respect for and have had for years, turned up at our two bob soul night and rated it. Add that into the mix with the people who support us unfailingly and you feel like its really worth sommat.

 

So, good crowd in and plenty of atmosphere all night. Musically, I thought it was as good as we've had down there. Never heard a bad record all night and special thanks to our guests Andy n Lenny for their contributions; outstanding sets and proper lads. As for Carl n Dave you couldn't  wish for better residents and / or mates. Same with Lou n T; sterling door work as ever! 

 

Should I thank our mam n dad lol? Seriously, brill night from where I was sat/ stood and a massive thanks to everyone who contributed.

 

Saturday 7th June 3rd Anniversary, looking forward to it.

 

Atb

phil

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I had a great night.  I'd heard the rumours Gaz was going to make a rare appearance and was chuffed when he walked in, straight on the floor and stayed there most of the night.  great to see the other Cybermen, Bernie, Gis and honorary Cyberman Louis :lol:  Great to see the scots and exiled brits, good buddys Andy Whitmore and the lovely Susanne, Andy Dennison and the lovely Ailsa, Lenny who is always great company and good fun, Duce, Dale and Mick as well.  Two sets of lads and lasses I don't get to see too often these days.  Nice to see Big mick and Derek Pearson on a foray over the border!  All in all a decent crowd in, too many to mention but I never shut up all night!! :D

 

Great sets from all the DJ's Joan And Phi, Dave, Carl and of course the guests Andy Whitmore and Kenny Harkins, fabulous stuff form you all.  

 

Well done to all involved, hopefully I will be along in June.

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Great to see Grumpy getting the continued support it deserves. Keep supporting those events you believe in folks......we can watch The Voice on catch up - Thank the lord for technology!  :)  

 

See ya'll at Life-line :wink:

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

P.s - Phil, your 'who turned up' bit in your post don't sound strange at all. I didn't know a huge amount of people, but I knew everyone there wanted the same thing, 'Old tunes, new tunes - just good tunes!', whilst appreciating the D.J's who put there all into what they do.

 

P.p.s - Carl played a fantastic record which may have been a first time out, I think he said it was The Traditions - what was the track?

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Tremendous Tremendous Tremendous.....and Tremendous!!

This is the reason I used to travel many moons ago to venues south of the border.....as Phil said the quality of the clientele was on a par with the tunes....well done Phil, Lenny, Dave, Andy, Joan, Carl for providing fabulous tunes, and also Tony and Louise for your contributions and running a night that is so worth the trip....I danced more than I have in years and thanks Carl for playing Ailsas fav for her- Eddie Parker "I'm gone"....defo a special night.

Fab speaking to Chalky and Gaz who I haven't seen since Allanton....always great company Dale, Mick, Susanne, Andy, Duce, Joan, Lenny, Phil....we Always feel welcome there and I had to stop Ailsa from stealing the Grumpy cat which is harious.

Andy& Ailsa

x

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Wow now that was good..  We had a fantastic weekend and night courtesy of Grumpy Soul with a very warm up for the music and up for a good night out crowd - thoroughly enjoyed us being invited down to play some music for you ( thank you )  it was great to catch up and have some good fun out with friends.. We are Already looking forward to your June date ...

 

thanks again to all at Grumpy Soul and we'll see you soon Andy and Susanne xx 

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I'm not as good as Phil with this reviewing lark so it will be short and sweet

 

I have to say last Saturday was fantastic from start to finish. It's no secret we are proper stress balls, everything has to be right and we worry constantly that people are enjoying themselves. Last Saturday kind of took care of itself; people arrived early doors and we had a good few in before Len landed (we did miss your words of encouragement Len lol)

 

Too many highlights to mention but Gaz turning out of course, Carl walking in packing a birthday banner and balloons, his alternate take of Frank Foster (absolutely pmsl), Mr Harkins's exploits, the incredible sets by everyone and people still giving it large and shouting for more when the lights came on at 4am - that says more than we ever could

 

Thanks to everyone for making the night what it is - next one 7th June (3rd anniversary) with guests Andy Dennison and Ian Cunliffe, hope you can make it

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That a girl Joan

Get the most out of those Scottish DJ's as you can before they need a passport to come down sarf' :lol:

No but seriously a sterling effort by them to brave the elements to make it down, always amazes me how the McWhitmore's always know which trains run on time, must know somone on the inside :g:

Nice to know that your still feeding the Grumpy Cat, thought you'd have decked her out in a circle skirt by now, maybe by June ? :wicked:

I hope Phil's wife likes the new headboard that Carl got him for his birthday (such a huge present) pissed all over my paltry box of battenberg slices :(

Upwards and onwards to Flammin' June :thumbsup:

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Maps and timetables out and the plans are already being  compiled north of the border for another "Hit and Run" raid/visit to The Grumpy Soul git down in Old Runcorn town !!! Roll on June and "Wishing and Hoping"it's stopped raining by then- tfk

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