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THAT DRIVING BEAT, LEEDS

SAT 15th FEBRUARY @ Eiger Music studios (gig/bar room)

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).

FIRST ONE OF THE YEAR, AND WE'RE BRINGING ANOTHER MONSTER LINE UP FOR YOU!

Details:

SATURDAY 15th February @ Eiger, New craven gate, Leeds, LS11 5NF

Doors: 9pm - 3.30am

Only £5 entry (for well over 6 hours of music!!)

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

LARS BULNHEIM (Hamburg, Germany)

SEAN HAYDON(Soul Funktion)

STEVE CATO (Different Strokes)

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

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Roll on February. Feels so long since I came to my fave club. I missed the October one as it was my daughters 13th birthday party, although I caught the last couple of records as I played catch with my other half at the end of the night trying to get him to obey & get in the car as he had asked me to pick him up lol. We've got some friends up from Derbyshire for this one xx

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Madams set her sights on this been her first night out of the year so can't wait :thumbup:

Cheers

Martyn

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hey hey, is talc permitted at this venue? Looking forward to a good night out :)

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Clash of commitments continues to defeat our efforts to get along to this highly aclaimed event run by a great bunch ...we did however manage to catch up with Rich djin in South London a couple of weeks ago...

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Have to make it to this one, haven't been since you've been at Eiger - far too long! Have to come and keep an eye on that Martyn Bird fella.... they don't like him been out of Hull without an escort. 

Good excuse to catch up with Mr Haydon too.

 

Nice one.

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Wendy - yes, talc allowed. You can dance in the wooden dance floor or in the impromptu dancefloor that always seems to form in front of the Dj rostrum :-)

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Had word from Lars, he's all systems go and is well up for Saturday.

I'll try not to get him too drunk around my little market town on Friday night......There's only a choice of 18 pubs so he'll know he's been to Yorkshire!!!

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can you tell me the best place to park near the venue first visit for us.

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So happpy to be back to play at this event, it just ticks all the boxes for me..... And my good lady will be with me too, we aint had the chance to get out really together these last couple of years.. I think we will have a shandy or 2...

 

Look forward to catching up with a good few folk and playing alongside a great selection of djs......

 

 

Bring it on....

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Nice to see a real mix of dj talent appearing on the Driving Beat rosta.

Looking forwards to a great night and seeing people who i have not seen for some months in one of my favourite venues

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This event really does play a wide and varied mix of soul music, all quality tunes from right across the spectrum of soul music.The resident dj's and guests have playboxes that are top notch

 

Driving Beat is still one of the better events offering those underplayed and rare tunes that many others lack these days.

 

Wonder if that Martyn Bird chap has established a wrinkleys corner at this club?

 

See you all saturday.

 

ROY

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Set times for Saturday.......

Set times for Saturday 15th Feb:

9.00-9.30 Eddie

9.30-10.00 Azza

10.00-10.30 Steve Cato

10.30-11.00 Lars

11.00-11.30 Sean Haydon

11.30-12.00 Eddie

12.00-12.50 Steve Cato

12.50-01.40 Lars

01.40-02.30 Sean Haydon

02.30-03.30 Azza & Eddie

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Taster half hours from the guests before their prime time slots later. With residents plugging in around them, should make for a great flow and varied mix. I predict a riot!!

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Roy

More of a table & unused staircase then corner but does for us old fogies..........there'll be plenty of room for you :wicked: :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

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Martyn,

 

I still have the membership card somewhere so i am sure they will be a few of us in the corner.

 

I was going over to see Arron tonight but he has promised to show Lars some yorkshire hospitality by taking him around the many Tetlys watering holes in Otley-good get well and truly messy!.

 

Bring some paracetamol and alka seltzer tomorrow, just in case.

 

ROY

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Hey

 

Forget wrinklies corner....of which I am usually a member...will be turning up tomorrow night with 7-8 Leeds University Medics

 

Just been re-juvenated.......

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Looks like it gonna be a busy night..hope they don't run out of booze...them Leeds hotels have shoved the prices up..can't understand why the Reds are not playing there. 

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Bri

It's once they heard your Manc accent they'll have thought teach him to come across those Pennines :wicked: :lol:

Catch you later :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

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John

So tell Carol to be on her best behaviour........so keep her away from Lynn :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

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first visit for us and a great night of music friendly people so we will be back again,and two great lads who run the club.

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Azza & Co

Great night last night,certainly one of the best night's around imo.It was packed with a full range of ages which makes for a great atmosphere.Certainly not your run of the mill 60t's oldies northern night,there's many facets of the scene played all woven together by some very accomplished guest & resident dj's.Plenty of new stuff to my ears sitting very nicely next to the stuff I did know.The only down side was having to leave early & miss Sean's second spot.

Bring on April for the next instalment :thumbup:

Cheers

Martyn

PS Lynn would just like to thank everyone for making a fuss of her it certainly raised her spirits..........or should that have been she drank the spirits :wicked:

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I had a superb night on Saturday, fantastic music (lots I didn't know, & loved) & a fantastic crowd (where the chuff did they all come from!)  It was blummin marvellous!! :thumbup:    What a great idea to put seats on the stage & dim the stage lights, it really was quite cosy up there & still enough room to have a shuffle.

 

The guests, Lars, Steve Cato & Sean Haydon kept the dancefloor vibrant & fresh.  It was such a treat hearing something different with the odd well known tune thrown in.  Hats off to all you guys for making Saturday one hell of a night!!!   :hatsoff2:   I always adore the resident's spots, Eddie's in particular, as I do like my quality oldies as well  :D

 

Well done Azza :thumbsup: on bringing something really special to Leeds, it really is a breath of fresh of air, & the tonic that a lot of us have been searching for.

 

Long live That Driving Beat (Leeds)   :thumbup:  :thumbup:

 

Photo's to follow ......

 

Much love

 

Ali xxx

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Photo's .........................

 

 

 

 

If there are any that folk don't like, or want removing, just PM me, if you're not a member on here, then tough  :D  x

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Sadly not everyone enjoyed the new arrangements and music as much as Alison I have to say. All a matter of what you like and what you don't like I know, and you can't please all the people all the time, but me and several others I spoke to didn't really like the jazz funk euro disco vibe that much. 

 

I prefer the stage for dancing too, and the chairs in the side room for chatting, and perhaps some kindly soul could let those young girls dancing round their handbags know that it's not really the done thing on the soul scene.

 

I think these forums are often devoid of contructive criticism, but I'm chosing to give my honest well meant opinion here.  Ordinarily I love TDB, but I didn't very much on Saturday.

 

Happy I was part of the bunch raising Mrs Bird's spirits though :-)  Tough times for Martyn and Lynn.

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I thought it was great to see some young faces in there having a blast..... They weren't causing trouble, seemed genuinely interested and hopefully will be back for more.

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Fair points Alison, I could have said something to those girls, and those boys dancing with their drinks in their hands on the dance floor, and I appreciate that we all had to be educated on/learn soul scene etiquette at some stage in our lives, I just don't want to do it now I'm nearly 50 - I like going to places where people know the score, and people knowing the score and what's done and not done (eg no snogging on the dance floor, feeling my wife's safe from predatory men etc etc) is and always has been one of the main attractions of the soul scene for me. 

 

I too in the past have chosen to not review an event when I haven't enjoyed it, and I often post postive feedback on here, but you could argue that promoters don't get an accurate feel for how people are responding to their event if all look backs are only good look backs.  And TDB is a place I care about, and I would be sad to not go, which if I'm honest I probably wouldn't if it was like Saturday all the time.

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If its the same girls that I think it was, they were being admired by my pervy fiance lol. Unluckily for him he was spotted by me from my vantage point on the stage. I didnt have to say anything other than point & give him "that look", to which he scuttled over like a little sheepdog & got a bollocking from me...he had no defence lol. They did say how friendly everyone was outside (especially that ageing bald guy lol) & how much they loved it.

 

Was one of the best nights there for me & our mates from Derbyshire fell in love with the place & are coming back in June xx

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Hi Dave,

I've thought about how, and if indeed whether i should reply to your comments direct on here, but seeing as though you've brought it to a public forum, i will exercise my right to reply.

 

My first point would be to say that it disappoints me to read the type of comment you've added on here. Not because it criticises what was a hugely all round successful night (because that's your opinion and you're perfectly entitled to it) but the fact that you raised none of these points with me on Saturday, and neither did any of the "several others" you quote.

I speak to you for long periods at just about every do i see you at and would consider you a friend from the soul scene, so i'm struggling to fathom whilst you felt you couldn't approach me on the night or even get in touch after to talk through your issues. I also don't know who the several others you refer to are either. Perhaps you could let me know so i can contact them to inquire whether they feel the same way.

 

The reason i ask this is because i did my very best to get round as many regulars (there was a hell of a lot) to see how they're getting on in general, thank them for coming and see if they're enjoying themselves / pro-actively chasing feedback, which i do every event. Everyone who i spoke to gave nothing but glowing reports.

Only one regular asked me about the layout change; not because they didnt like it, but they were just curious about my thinking. So let me address your quibbles one at a time..............

 

The stage dancefloor

Following feedback from our previous venue, some folk mentioned if they could change one thing it would be to have a wooden dancefloor. So irony of ironies, i provide a wooden dancefloor and in the 4 events since, nobody dances on it!! Instead choosing to dance in front of the decks on the smooth concrete. We had more dancing on the wooden dancefloor on Saturday night alone than has ever danced on it previous, Main reason provided by people for not dancing on it before were that they felt on show. 

I made the call to change it because it was becoming a dead space when under utilised, affected the atmosphere in the room which to me has been paramount since we started 6 years ago. On reflection, i'd make the call again because a) People could and did still dance on the wooden stage dancefloor, b) it added some extra seating which based on previous feedback from regulars has been lacking, and c) added to the atmosphere in a packed house.

 

Music:

I can 100% assure you there wasn't a single Jazz record played on the nigh, not one! I don't know want genre "jazz funk euro disco" is, so i have referred back through the 6 and a half hours of recording i captured on the night to see if i could see what you referred to. I can only conclude you refer to parts of one of the guest DJ sets, particularly Lars who played a block of modern soul within his main spot, alongside many uptempo 60's and 70's rarities, all of which had the dancefloor busy judging by the videos i've seen on facebook. Some of those modern tunes were probably not to everyone's taste, but we do advertise 70's rare soul on our flyer and often Rich Buckley and sometimes myself play uptempo modern in our spots at TDB. In total, this may well have been 30-40 minutes of music in 6 and a half hours. Of course, it didnt please all people yourself included, but it did please many. To call it "jazz funk euro disco vibe" is misguided and i feel like i need to point that out in my reply on the public forum.

 

Dancing around handbags:

As has been said by me, nobody brought this to my attention and seemingly nobody, yourself included, felt it a big enough issue to ask the girls to politely remove their bags from the dancefloor. I have sought advise from other people who attended that night see just how these girls were dancing round their handbags. It seems they were in a small group dancing round a pile of handbags, so not taking up much more room than their own dancefloor space. Given "etiquette" on this scene is to not invade people's dance space, i don't see the issue. However, i would have happily done something about it had you raised it to me. They came in with a regular and well respected 'soul scenester'.

 

So, to summarise where i'm coming from, this is not the only place to leave feedback whether it be good or bad. I'd like to think i'm a very approachable promoter who actively seeks feedback good or bad. I have no issues with people providing that feedback on here, but would it not be fair to allow a promoter to respond to views of customers face to face where words are not misconstrued and full stories/facts can be attained before then commenting on a public forum. If "several other" people had the same view, why have they not left feedback in any medium - providing their views through your own post may well be more damaging than you think, and could be over egging the pudding.

In all honesty, i know full well 100% of the people won't be pleased 100% of the time. I know from the people i spoke to on the night, the txt messages, phone calls, PM's, facebook messages and posts on here, it appears 95% of the people were pleased with a hefty %age of the night. Always room for improvement.

 

As a regular punter Dave, i hope to see you back again when we can chew the fat over a pint, but that's your right as a punter as to whether you come back or not.

 

Peace and love

Azza

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Thanks for your reply Azza. I'm happy you did.  It's good to get your point of view, it's interesting for me to read, and take on board, what you've said.   I like the fact we're having a discussion about things, good or bad (as percieved) on here, and it's not just a back slapping forum.

 

Although saying that I think if you've got a 95 percent success rate then you've obviously got it right, I'm in a very small minority, no one else was bothered about the stuff that bothered me, and I'd have probably been better keeping my mouth shut (that is said without irony btw, I know how easy it is to be misconstrued when you type things).

 

If you're down Bottles in a couple of weeks I'll buy you a pint and we can have a natter then.

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I like to see feedback both for a and against, you pays your money and you have the right to reply...

 

The point of folks with drinks in hand and bags coats on the floor, i spoke to them young folk, they just had no other place to put them , the stage was full of dancing at the front, the seating was all taken and no cloakroom, the problem was ( and its a nice problem to have i guess ) it was just so busy, 

 

With regards to the music, Its a fine balancing act to mix 60s/70s  rare, underplayed alongside more established tunes, i know from experience it will not go down well with all.. Thats why a peep on the event topic before hand can give you a flavour of whats on offer with tunes posted by the guests, then you can see if its to your liking... Azza does give a good insight with top tens, soundfiles of each guest...

 

Thanks for the invite and warm welcome as ever, we had a really nice time and good to catch up with some folk i aint seen in a long time.... We will be back...

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First of all, I find it pretty amazing, that two adults argue in a way they do here. That's not really what soul-source is known for -, having a civilised discussion. Of course criticism is allowed and should be appreciated by promoters and I know, Azza is the last person, who wouldn't take a little rant as a constructive way to improve things for the next do.

 

You guys should be lucky, that such a large number of youngsters showed up; you can't moan about no young blood is coming in and argue against youngsters, that don't act like they've been to soul do's for 30+ years. Etiquette is something you learn from experience and they surely will learn with a little help from folks, who make them feel welcome in the first place.

 

Sorry, if my choice of records wasn't to everybody's liking and I'm totally with Signor Cato here, you never get the balance right, somebody will always moan and to please them all, is simply an illusion, unless you are into top 500 boredom. I guess Azza booked me for this euro-vibe and I didn't try to do anything different, then I would DJ somewhere else in europe. I apologize if I offended some people with funkier sounds or an overdose of 70's. I played what I like with one eye on the dancefloor (hopefully). It is in no way my intention to say, that's the way to do it. It's just an individual contribution, that - of course - nobody has to like.

In fact, I feel pretty much privileged to get an invitaion to the north, the motherland of all things soulful. (keeping in mind, that I'm from krautland and my northern soul bag isn't as heavy as yours and the fact, that our grandfathers didn't liked each other for very good reasons on your side of the north sea) In other words: the very last thing I wanted to do, is being a smart-arse here.

 

I think Azza and Eddie got something great going on and I want to thank them for inviting me and I truly hope they get the support in the future they deserve.

 

Best, Lars

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knowing the guys that run the night , and the photos , they are doing it right , keep up the good work  , along with empty bottles

Leeds has now got 2 of the best nights going on any side of the border .

 

"‹ps please don't tell Eddie i praised him . :huh: 

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This was one of the best night musically and enjoyment wise I've had for yonks (and I do go out a lot)the lads have got it right.

I think a mix of styles works well if done right and the lads on the night did that.Not ever style suits me but were talking very small doses and it opens you're ears to different genres.

Not often you get a Manc praising Leeds.

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I certainly really enjoyed ALL the sets

OK...A few records that weren't for me..but I can say that wherever I am..as could most people.

I'm off to DJ in Italy in April,again to a MUCH younger crowd than in the UK...I'll certainly be taking a good proportion of Funky Stuff,R'nB and Latin...along with some of the better known records..old to us..not necessarily to them.

I think the trick is not to stray too far however...otherwise it becomes another "scene"

For me Saturday night did that..stayed within parameters and brought that much needed freshness

Just my opinion

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Thanks for all the feedback guys and glad you enjoyed the music. £5 for 6 and a half hours of top drawer soul with an atmosphere to boot is hopefully good value for money, even if small sections of sounds aren't to your taste.

Over the last 6 years of our night running we've always tried to bring something different to the table and our regular punter base suggests it's still working.

Next event see's Arthur Fenn and Pete Lyster behind the decks, so hopefully see you on 19th April

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