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A night of rare

underplayed 50s/60s sounds that helped give birth to the ORIGINAL soul/mod/r&b underground allnighter scene of the early to mid sixties.A night of STYLE-CULT-HISTORY.The Ad-Lib Club strive to be as authentic as possible to the golden era of the scene.Djs are invited to join our residents to give their "take" on the early scene.Early Soul,r&b,Hammond grooves,DooWop,Jamaican ska,Jamaican r&b.These are all part of our music policy with the cut off period being 1966.Two sets of decks in the lounge and main room set in this 1823 stone-walled cellar bar beneath Lord Beaumonts Manor House.Club land at its best in a warren of rooms.Rare film projected onto the cellar-bar walls add to the incredible atmosphere generated by the "in-crowd".All ages from all gendres and backgrounds.Residents Martin Greene,Trevor Quincey,Alan Swires,Christian Scott,Andrew and Eileen Vasey,Ben Sutton.

For this night we have Ted Couldstone and Nashee (Stoke) and Colin Brown (Essex).More about them later.These events are made all ticket to ensure our huge travelling support entry to the small intimate club.The last two years events have all been sold out as these nights are so popular.Tickets on sale adlibsoul@yahoo.co.uk or 07989 717 043.We are an early start venue doors open at 6.30pm with the first djs on at 7.00pm in both rooms then through until 12.15.am.Suited and booted/smart casual is the order of the day.Thanks for reading.The Ad-Lib Crew.Check out our Ad-Lib Club group facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/190264310986981/


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Hi All,as regular Ad-Libbers you will know we don't hold a night in the depths of winter.We won't risk the weather turning nasty resulting in our many travelling supporters losing money on hotel/guest house bookings.

We are pleased to announce a great line-up of djs for our 12th April EXPERIENCE.Joining our usual top class residents for this night will be Ted Couldstone ,Nashee(Stoke) and Colin Brown (Essex).Ted is an in-demand r&b/early soul dj who plays all the top nights in the UK -as is Nashee with popcorn added !  . UK.Colin is a regular supporter of our nights travelling up from Essex.I was fascinated when chatting to Colin at one of our club nights to be told that he was a regular at The Roaring Twenties club in Londons Soho in the sixties.You really had to know your early ska and Jamaican r&b to be accepted there ! As you know the Ad-Lib Club try and be as true and authentic to the ORIGINAL scene as we can.Having a guy on board who was "of the era" will give a true,accurate,first hand HISTORY of the scene.No revivalist distortions of the scene here! Colin will be playing for us original Jamaican,early soul and early r&b.

Many of the black sounds played at early clubs,as you know, first came to the attention of the mods/r&b/soul fans of the sixties via great British artists.As the Ad-lib Clubs "Back to the Roots" policy is CULT-HISTORY-STYLE we have invited our resident djs Andrew and Eileen Vasey to do a new lounge spot reflecting these influences.Again Andrew and Eileen have first hand experience of the early scene and its clubs (the Flamingo in Sohos Wardour Street is an example) and heard many of the artists in them.Expect to hear, amongst others,the likes of Georgie Fame,Chris Farlowe,Rod Stewart,Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated,Steam Packet,Cyril Davies,Graham Bond Organisation, and many others.

Tickets are on sale now.In fact tickets have been sold this week to supporters from Mansfield ,Derby ,Grimsby and Stoke.Hope you make your minds up asap as to whether you fancy joining us to what will be another sell-out Ad-Lib event.There will be more in-depth profiles of our nights djs later.

Tickets are £4 usually payable by cheque to G.Field .Address details on application.Thanks for reading The Ad-Lib Crew
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Got to get our tickets,its been too long !!Top notch guests and looking forward to some British RnB without a doubt underplayed on the scene.Dont forget Leicester Glen !!!

Shaz nik

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Hi Shaz and Nik,really pleased you like the idea of showcasing the British based artists influence on the scene by bringing the black tunes to our ears.The Ad-Lib Club hope to develop this spot as a fixture in the lounge.We do hope  that djs/collectors will come on board who also appreciate these artists (not Beat Bands).Already have a guy in mind who's a player on the wider scene. Looking forward to meeting you at the club again.Glenn

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Terrific response to ticket sales..Over half gone already.Lots of new faces on board for this one.Don't leave it too late if you are considering coming to this night,07989 717 043 for information on how to get your ticket,

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Save me 2 tickets please will get the cheque in the post, this weekend

 

Hopefully weather will be good enough to travel from Newark on my Scoot

 

Think you may need an excavation soon to locate more rooms down that cellar to cater for all the peeps LOL

 

atb

dekka

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Profile of Colin Brown.djing the Ad-Lib Club.

My Music Education started at a very early age.My Mother loved having the Radio so she could hear music ,when she did her "Chores".When the Radio was off Mum would put her Records on-The Ink Spots,The Platters,Harry Belafonte,Paul Robeson and others.She loved the harmonising voices and it was through that I began listening to them carefully.On the TV you had Cy Grant on B.B.C`s "Tonight" Programme,singing about Current Affairs in a Calypso Style.It was beautiful.My eldest Sister would join in by playing her 78s.I really liked Little Richard,Chuck Berry,Fats Domino as well as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.As the 50s came to a close,my Sister`s tastes changed to the Drifters(with Ben E.King on Lead).These were good times.

In 1964 I went with my School to Carnaby Street(it was really a trip to the West End,but we ended up there).The place was buzzing.I was intriqued by the "Boutiques" that lined the Street,and everybody rushing about-with piles of Clothes over their Arms or on Clothes Rails.I had saved some money from Paper-rounds,doing a Saturday Round(delivering Meat)etc.I made a mistake by asking my Father for extra Pocket Money,instead he had me working in his Shop(he was a Butcher)after School and School Holidays.Through this I was able to buy my first "Mod" Threads from there.I felt 10 feet tall.

By the mid 60s ,I was visiting the Clubs around the West End.I used to visit "Tiles" during the day(I was working in the Strand by then).There was a Lunchtime Session.The Marquee(where I saw the Skatalites,which turned me totally to Ska/Rocksteady),and others that were opening up and closing down pretty rapidly.After seeing the Skatalites I started going to more Jamaican Style Clubs."The Roaring Twenties",The Limbo" and "The Pink Flamingo"(as it was called in the mid 60s).Mind you,you had to be on the ball to get past the Doormen-who would ask you questions(before deciding to let you in or not).

Up to `65 I had listened to Soul and Ska(this being introduced to me by older boys at the Youth Club).They would bring in their Albums and 45s and they would play them,on a Dansette.Blues,Soul,Ska,Calypso,and early Groups were spun at the Club.You could also go to a Coffee Bar and listened to the Tunes-if the owner was switched on and got the proper ones on the Jukebox.This was where I first heard Prince Buster,Derek Morgan,Laurel Aitken etc.I can still picture the scene now ,with the Scooters parked up.

After `66 I began seeking out the "Rocksteady" Records by going to "Desmonds` Hip Record Centre" in Brixton.I would queue up there early on a Saturday morning waiting for the new arrivals.The van would arrive and the small cardboard boxes were taken into the shop.You would listen to a few seconds and then you would say you wanted it.You had to be quick.The shop would be packed as everybody wanted the new Tunes.You would then go out in the evening and hear what the Djs were playing.

Fast forward to the 80s and this was when I was taken to the 100 Club and attended my early introductions to "Northern Soul".I totally enjoyed the experience.After that we would(I had a Girlfriend from the West Midlands)pack up on a Friday Night and head out of E16 towards the Midlands and North.This got me back into going to Soul Dos again(Bankhall Miners,Burnley,Bradford,Manchester to name a few).I got to know a few interesting People on the Northern Scene.

After coming back from running our Bar in Cyprus(2004)my Wife and I moved to Derby where I co-Promoted "The Crown R&B Club" in Spondon.This now brought me full circle to what I was listening to in the 60s-but with more and more excellent Records.I still enjoy going to Nights and have enjoyed many Dos as far apart as "The Hideaway" in Manchester and "The Jelly Roll" in Peterborough,to name a couple.I still go to Reggae/Soul Nights as well.

I look forward to spinning some Jamaican R&B,Shufflebeat,Ska and early Rocksteady in the Lounge at The Ad-Lib,in April

I hope to speak to you there.

Colin Brown.

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Ted couldstone.Dj at the 12th April Ad-Lib night.

Hi my name is Ted Couldstone, I live in Stoke on Trent, but I'm originally I'm from Grimsby.

My musical journey began at around 15 years of age when I got my head shaved and started listening to Reggae and Ska.

Also around this time I discovered I had a liking for more blues influenced tunes,

B.B. King an Canned Heat were just few of the artists I listened to regularly.

It was in 1974 that real changes started to happen in my life.

My relationship with a long time girlfriend had come to an end, the guys that I'd always gone to football matches with (UP THE MARINERS) LOL had started to fade away, and I took my first steps into the world of soul. Just local soul clubs at first, but in June that year I paid my first visit to the famous Wigan Casino Now, that is the day that my life really started to change..

I had joined 'the Soul Family' and 40yrs down the road I'm still very much part of it.

I've always favoured the harder edged sounds Like Jimmy Robbins- I just cant please you,

but I'm also a lover of the early stuff

The Showmen - Wrong Girl &

Mel Torme - Coming home baby to name just a couple.

By the early 90's I was loving sounds like

The Delco's - Arabia &

The Marvellows - Your little sister

'The Stafford Sounds'.

In 1996 I met and settled down with 'Nashee' My soul Mate and love of my life.

We have very similar musical tastes and were soon DJ'ing together at places like

Manchester's 'Hideaway Club', 'Flipside' in Dewsbury where we were residents alongside our friends Joe Dutton and Mark Stewart.

Mark later went to live in Spain and Joe started the 'Back Beat' R&B room at Middleton where we were also residents until its closure.

The last few years we have had the privilege of playing clubs in Leipzig .Barcelona ..Italy & Belgium. Linda with her brand of Popcorn style R&B and

Me going back to my roots, playing faster paced harder edge R&B and Blues sounds.

I am very much looking forward to playing for you at the Adlib, So See Ya Soon folks.

Check out my tunes

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Two top notch guests.Ted and Linda really got us into serious RnB/popcorn.

Shaz nik

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As mentioned before The Ad-Lib Club are introducing a lounge spot recognising the influence of the British R&B artists who brought those black artists' sounds to our ears.Andrew and Eileen Vasey lived the life and will be playing a selection from their vast collection.A real treat for the Ad-Libbers.Perhaps the following quote from the Keith Richards biography “Life” from 2010 says it all: “Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner got a club going, the weekly spot at the Ealing Jazz Club, where Rhythm and Blues freaks could conglomerate. Without them there might have been nothing” The next Ad-Lib EXPERIENCE is on April 12th.Special guests Ted Couldstone (Stoke) and Colin Brown.(Essex).Tickets/info 07989 717 043.adlibsoul@yahoo.co.uk

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Another top dj added to this nights line-up.We are pleased to announce Nashee will be playing a set for us in the chill-out lounge.A profile of Nashee later.

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Hi Folks.

I've been asked to do a spot in the Chill out room at the AD LIB in April,

so I thought a little introduction was in order.

My name is Linda 'Nashee' Couldstone.

I'm 50'ish...and married to soulmate. fellow DJ and vinyl junkie Ted Couldstone.

We were both record collectors when we met, and although we share everything else in life..the records remain very separately...HIS and HERS !!!

Ted and I have played at many clubs in the UK and also across Europe,

(see Teds Bio for more info).

We've played in the past as a couple...but mainly now as individuals.

(it cuts down on the amount of bloodshed behind the decks ;-) )

My collection is fairly wide ranging in style, from beat ballads and mid tempo to R&B .. but stays pretty firmly rooted within the late 50's/ early 60's.

If you'd like to check our some tunes prior to our meeting..www.youtube.com/lindapopcorn is where I'm at.

I look forward to floating yer boat in April.

xx Nashee xx

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A little about Andrew and Eileen Vasey. Just two of the Ad- Lib Clubs resident djs.

 

Andrew and Eileen Vasey are vinyl collectors first, and DJs second, although they have been loving the DJ-ing role they have taken on over the last couple of years. Andrew began collecting the 78rpm records of Presley and Holly in the 50s, but his membership of Redcar Jazz Club, with its eclectic mix of visiting artists, focused his interests towards the American and British R&B music championed by the Mod movement of the 60s. Eileen's life as a professional night club dancer in 60s London brought her into contact with many of the famous artists of the era, and she frequented legendary clubs such as the Flamingo, the Bag o' Nails and the American servicemen clubs which showcased the talents of the likes of James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. Hardly surprising that she has delighted in the opportunity to return to the raw R&B sounds she loves best in the clubs which have sprung up in recent years.

DJ-ing at venues such as the Dearne Playhouse, the Mojo Club in Hull, the Melting Pot in Scarborough, the Olde Spa in Derby, and, of course, their home venue, the Ad-Lib Club, has brought Andrew and Eileen a number of benefits. They have met and made friends with many like-minded lovers of music and dancing. They have had their knowledge of various related musical genres, such as jazz, blues, British beat and blue beat, extended. Best of all, they have been inspired to continue to seek out and track down many records, the existence of which they would otherwise have been in total ignorance, with which to whet the interest of the audiences whose entertainment they seek to provide.

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Dj set times.

Chill-out lounge.

Ben Sutton (Select Sounds) 7.00 - 7.45

Alan Swires/Christian Scott (Ad-Lib Club) 7.45 - 9.00

Ted Couldstone (Stoke) 9.00 - 9.30

Nashee (Stoke) 9.30 - 10.15

Andrew Vasey (Ad-Lib Club) 10.15 - 11.00

Martin Greene/Trevor Quincey (Ad-Lib Club) 11.00 - finish

Main Room.

Andrew/Eileen Vasey (Ad-Lib Club ) 7.00. - 8.00

Ben Sutton (Select Sounds) 8.00 - 8.30

Colin Brown (Essex) 8.30 - 9.15

Martin Greene/Trevor Quincey (Ad-Lib Club)9.15 - 10.15

Ted Couldstone (Stoke) 10.15 - 11.15

Alan Swires/Christian Scott (Ad-Lib Club ) 11.15 - finish.

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The Ad-Lib Club,Lincoln 12th April.

Crewe,Litchfield,Leicester,Derby,Nottingham,Sheffield,Middlesborough,Newark,Doncaster,Rotherham,Scarborough,Hull,

Peterborough,Stoke,Grimsby, Gainsborough,,Cleethorpes,Skegness,Essex, not forgetting our Lincoln support, all represented on this night.Big thanks to you all from the Ad-Lib crew.

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Dj profile of Ad-Lib Club resident Martin Greene.

 

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Mart Greene- The music story started for  me by visiting Wigan in the seventies and enjoying the whole Northern Soul Scene.  During this time I continued to visit places such as Samantha's, Whitchurch and the 100 Club.  The Introduction to djing started  for me in Lincoln, soaking up the local scene and building up my collection of records.  I then took a short break settling into family life with my wife and children..
Once back and listening to new tunes I was introduced to RnB and early 60's sounds.  I was then smitten !  The temptation was too great!!! I started vinyl collecting again and took up the djing baton locally again.  I began by being a local resident at the Ad-Lib Club and this made it feel that I had gone full circle.   Following the start of this I was then invited to continue with guest appearances around the country.  Long may it continue.     
Mart Greene
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Hi All, we will be selling tickets for the7th June Ad-Lib (Mace from Stoke and Ross from Lincoln guesting) at our next event on April 12th.If you are coming to the night and want tickets for the June event just ask on the door.A reminder of this years dates and guests:

April 12th Ted Couldstone,Nashee(Stoke) and Colin Brown (Essex)

June 7th Mace (Bidds Allnighter-Stoke) Ross (Lincoln)

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October 11th Bill Kealy (For Dancers Only-Wexford,Ireland).Kev Kus (Sheffield)

November 22nd Jon Godden (Cambridge) ,Clive Read (Crewe),Glenn Merrifield (Mojo Hull)

Thanks Glenn

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The Ad-Lib Club,Lincoln April 12th.It's official-ANOTHER PACKER !!!!!Get there early and enjoy 2 rooms of class music that helped give birth to the original scene.

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Dj profile of Ad-Lib Club resident Allan Swires.

Hearing Green Onions on the radio and playing the Rolling Stones 1st album started a love affair with Stax records, soul & R&B and shaped my record collecting. Regular visits to the local club night at the George hotel-Alfreton to hear all the latest UK releases on Stax, Atlantic, Stateside and more, then led onto the Brit in Notts for an introduction to the imported sounds of the time.

Once working, my Saturday mornings would be spent in either a crowded Syd Booths (Mansfield) or Selectadisc's basement seeking out those elusive new sounds. My musical tastes evolved and expanded over the years, prompted by a career with HMV, but the boxes of soul 45's remained, coming out for a occasional spins to educate my kids. A chance meeting with Ad Lib Club main man Glenn Field got me a spot behind the decks and started renewed vinyl buying.

I still harbour hopes of completing my Stax collection, and get a warm glow every time I see that the postie has delivered one of my ‘wants’ from the never ending list.

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returning for a second look, first visit was great fun...ted and linda top notch people ........and big friends of mine..may bring a few sales..ez

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Might bring a few myself and sneak 'em into your box................. :D

 

Looking forward to another good night at the Ad-Lib............see ya soon!!!  

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Sales boxes always welcome.Loads of keen collectors always in attendance ! Looks like we will have the clubs upstairs lounge bar above the cellar - bar open to ease pressure on the small downstairs lounge bar.Beat the waiting,buy your drinks upstairs and come back down with them to the cellar - bar.Or you could stay and chill upstairs in this smart bar where there will be background music of the Ad-Lib Clubs music policy.Good place to catch up with old friends or to talk to new ones.

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.The club IS opening the upstairs lounge to ease the queing in the cellar bar.We do advise you to use this facility to get your drinks faster !!!!!!This upstairs bars license means it will stop serving drinks at 11.00pm.The downstairs bar will be serving untl 12.00.It would really help the overworked bar staff if we could take our empty glasses etc back to the bar for cleaning.Safe journey to all those travelling and see you all tonight - the earlier the better !!!Thanks again for all your tremendous support.The Ad-Lib Crew.We are rammed full so unless you have a ticket or have arranged to be on our guest list then we cannot let you in,Tickets are on sale for the June 7th EXPERIENCE with Mace and Ross djing amongst others.

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Hi Glenn

 

I've never seen Mace die on stage yet, LOL

 

see you tonight mate

 

atb

dekka

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Big thank you to the promoters & DJ's last night. This was our first visit to Lincoln from York & won't be our last. Started with a very warm welcome on the door, even to the point of explaining the lay-out of upstairs/downstairs/bars & record sales rooms etc. We got there at around 7.45 & didn't move out of the main room all night, the music was 100%. Got to say the DJ's really did the business & a special thanks to a DJ named 'Ted'.... He just blew us away with some of the stuff he played. We are now looking forward to spending more time in the R&B room at the Bridlington Weekender in June. We will definately be back. Great little venue. Regards, Bridgey & Linda

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Thanks for your kind words.I will forward them onto our ad-lib club group facebook page where it will be seen by the crew etc.Always a relief to hear that folk who travel distances to support us find it all worthwhile.Regards Glenn.

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I had such an absolutely brilliant night on my visit to the Ad-Lib back in October..............so leading up to last night I had in my head that it couldn't be as good as last time.................well I couldn't have been more wrong!!!!!  

 

An absolutely awesome night........... the place was buzzing, the music was outstanding, friendly crowd, met some great people and bumped into some old friends too.

 

Well done to Glenn, the DJs and all involved.......................I'LL BE BACK!!!    :yes:

 

 

Carol  x

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The Adlib never fails but we must say last night was superb,the resident DJs always hit the button,just couldn't get into the main room to dance the place was rammed !but listened to Colin's great set outside ! Ted and Linda always deliver and Andrews "Brit set" was the icing on the cake (hope you play some of those at Skeg weekender mate ?)Two rooms of top notch music for just 4 quid,everybody suited and booted and appreciating good music.Thanks to all at the AdLib (including the bar staff for keeping everybody lubricated !)

Shaz nik

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I can only echo what Nick and Sharon and everyone else are saying,

 

the RnB/mod scene is in very good hands with Glenn at the Ad-Lib.

 

Obviously for me the 'Brit' set was also the icing the cake,

 

fantastic innovation by Glenn and long may it continue.

 

atb

dekka

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me and her indoors had a blast . all the jocks did you proud glenn, nice to hear a bit of british stuff played by Andrew in the lounge .wont be able to make june so see you all in october

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 another excellent night in great company ....also.met a few folk i hadnt seen for 5+ years and talked  45s with others i hadnt met before..........great to see linda and ted  ,kev and hilary ,such good  friends i rarely see............be back for sure..ez

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Lol...............They enjoyed making your acquaintance Glenn.    :D

 

They had a great night dancing to some great music......... I'll be sure to bring them next time.    :thumbsup:

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