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Grumpy Soul 3rd Anniversary!!

Grumpy's Bar (aka Canal Walks)

Halton Road

Runcorn

WA7 5QS

Saturday 7th June

8pm to 4am

just £5 on the door


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Can you believe we've been 'at it' for three years!!

Guest DJ's for our special night will be the lovely Andy Dennison and Ian Cunliffe, Band of Hope president for Leigh lol

As always we have done our best to avoid clashes etc so here's hoping you can make it on the 7th June :thumbup:

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A welcome return to one of Scotland's finest in Andy D who no doubt will ba accompanied by his travelling entourage the McWhitmore's(make sure the bars stocked with a crate of Red) and last but not least the legend that is Mr Ian Cunliffe who will be bring his own unique version of modern soul to the proceedings, not to be missed.

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plans now being drawn for another night out in Runcorn town .... Just rustling the troops up for our much awaited trip down south to Grumpy Soul .... 3 years "wow" ... Keep um coming ..TFK 

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Yo Team Grumpy

Ye old (Re:Ancient) Wulfie from Wolves rang me this morning to find out the date of the next Grumpy's so he can arrange his parole with his Probation Officer to coincide, I mentioned a day release ticket too him if not and I told him you'd be only to happy to take a fiver a piece off a couple of old screws !!!

Dave

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I always said you were light years ahead of everyone else Ian
Perhaps that should read 'his own unique version of crossover soul'
go on drop your guard and slip in Universal Minds 'Something Fishy Going On'and I'll promise not to mention Tavares ! :wicked:

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Seems like ages since Feb already so June can't come around soon enough for me. Hardly venture out these days its seems but always look forward to Grumpy and seeing good folk still right up for it. (Will endeavour to get out and about, possibly with some flyers n that in tow, in the interim so be prepared for a badgering if you ain't been yet).

Three years? Wtf did they go????

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Just four weeks to go so best get on with the promotional jibjab's lol

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Finally ....its looking like we'll be able to make another one !!!! Soddin Fantastic !!!!

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That's pure evil Joan lol ... featuring Carl (the peach man from Del Monte) Fortnum 

 

Under 4 weeks til we're rolling again. Really looking forward to it and a catch up with the usual, motley bunch of suspects. Get in!

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Hahahaha the jibjab is brilliant Joan....really lookin forward to the trip down to see you all again....Ailsa insists on the Grumpy cat being in attendance and Carl plays Eddie Parker for her :-)....in addition I'd like to hear Phil's Combinations, Joan's Inspirations, Daves 4 Dynamics and not heard Ian play before so canny way to hear his tunes.

Canny wait

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Gutted we can't make it, Majorca beckons I'm afraid. :facepalm:  :dash2: 

Spot & Gail. :shades: 

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Livesy and Threlfall the Torvill and Dean of the Preston front :thumbup:

 

P.S nice cod-piece Phil :thumbsup: did you have to fold it in half ? :shades:

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We'll be there - Yes Carl, please play 'Eddie Parker - Crying Clown' :wink:

 

See you on the dance floor!

 

All the best,

 

Len (nys') :thumbsup: 

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I feel for you Spot!!! However...... i get back off my hols the day before so........WAY HAY CANNOT WAIT!!! Will have had enough of Elvis impersonators by then.   :elvis:  Looking forward to THE BEST soul night around, EVER.  :thumbup: 

 

 

Sandy x

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Hello lovely people.

 

Been a bit quiet on here and, for me, soul-wise in general these last few months due to work, kids etc. Still, only three weeks or so to go now and plenty of folk saying they're turning up on the 7th June so looking like a really good night all things being equal.

 

We'll miss you two Spot and, by way of a special tribute, push the boat right out and make this the best one yet lol. (Look forward to catching up with you sometime soon mate, enjoy the sunshine). Good lass Sandy, multi-tasking n all that; tres impressive!

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Never fear Sandy

Just so you don't suffer any with any Elvis withdrawal symptoms on the night I'm sure PhilT will put his white sequined jump suit on again and get "All Shook Up" just for you. :elvis: Well let's be honest anythings better than listening to the 'Trent Sisters' even an ole' crooner from Bamber Bridge.  :wicked:

Dave

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You swine Welding! Right, I'm bringing the blighter just outta spite now (the jump suit that is). Ahuh!

The Trent Sisters and the accompanying groans of disapproval from your hidey hole out in the orangery has become somewhat of a Grumpy tradition and, since it's the anniversary, I'll indulge you one more time Dave lol. (Mark'll be up to as per. Top fella, impeccable taste!)

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Good work Len and Sandy (will see you this Saturday love :thumbup:)

Gutted you're away S and G, will miss you both for sure x

As for Phil and a white and gold sequin all in one? I actually have a spare left over from the music exhibition, and a wig lol. Might be a little snug though

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Steady on Joan

The last time you bought Phil a costume back from that museum of yours, he ended up walking around Preston looking like Tutankhamun in drag ! (cue the Bangles ' Walk like An Egytian') :lol: maybe the Delcos 'Arabia' too ?

Dave

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Sacr'e bleu !!!!!

I always thought PhilT was taller in real life ?

Oh yes and that master in the art of disguise Carlos Fortnum was recently spotted trawling through a pile of old dusties at a record fair in Luton, he thought he'd cracked it wearing a false ginger beard , dark glasses, a 1987 Take That world tour sweat shirt and talking with a Rumanian accent (much to the annoyance of his next door neighbour), but  he was soon rumbled as he handed his dosh over to Mick Smith for his latest purchases, the size of his hands were a dead give away. :shades:

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Had Fortnum on the phone last night, as mad and up for it as ever is the lad :lol:

Not long at all now so anyone else wanting sales space please let us know. Had a pm asking for hotels and stuff, will post as soon as I get to a pc (can't cut and paste on this stupid phone) so apologies for not getting details up sooner

Roll on!!

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Sorry for not getting this up sooner, please see below for hotels and directions (which are also on the back of the flyers)

 

Sat Nav:

 

Enter Runcorn (town / city) and Halton Road (street) - the club is right next door to Webb's garden centre, postcode WA7 5QS

 

Also 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 / book on-line
  • The Holiday Inn, Wood Lane, Beechwood, WA7 3HA - 0871 423 4876 / book on-line
  • Premier Inn in Preston Brook, WA7 3BB - 0871 527 8954 / book on-line

 

There's also a taxi office on the club car park which is handy for those staying over (fall out of the club into a cab - perfect!)

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God willing, a fine North Westerly wind and of course the proverbial Rabbits Foot the Mansfield Massive

and KevH shall be in attendance lol

 

I love Anniversaries !!!!!! Steve's gonna wear his 70" bags for the dance comp and blow the competition

away lol.

 

Hope to see you there

 

Best

Paul

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I'll have to bring my stepladders with me and have a word in your ear.!! Its 40 years for Steve and me since we found Norvan soul ....you get less for murder......and we still know nowt.

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Better than your arses I suppose

Let's here it for a attic boys moony !!

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Apologies first one I've missed as flying out to Brunei On the day! :(

Have a great time!

Will miss you all!

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Could you ask the Sultan to give me back that £20 he borrowed off me !!!

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Great stuff, make sure you do it during my spot and I'll use the drum roll on the intro to Gerri Hall to introduce your act, on the count of three I'll fade it out and you can drop 'em boys :hatsoff2:

 Pity Amanda Holden won't be there to witness it !! :lol:

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Call received from a Mr Benson Cravat aka Roger Banks this am; he'll be attending our "discotheque" next weekend and selling records plus some chocolate adapters he's invented. All systems go then lol

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Just because this is the Anniversary I'm thinking about digging out my leather " arseless chaps " for this one , should get the " FAIR PLAY AWARD " on the night with any luck ! Oh yeah will bring a few tune's aswell  . 

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As above , the " chaps " have gone down a real treat at previous nights at Peterborough ..............trust me Phil this will be a BIG  Morale boost on the night ( remember it's not about rare records anymore ) . 

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 They don't call him 'Raw Hide' for nothing you know ! 'Rollin', Rollin'

 

 Looks as if I need to raise my game here, I know the ole' beer tray and 'Mule Train ' routine should do the trick :D

Dave

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You're a shoe-in for player of the year if you turn up with them on mate.

We're always learning from your experience as you know; it's complex stuff this soul night running tackle, especially these days. Thank God you know how to pull em in!

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The Arseless Chaps.Sounds like a dance troupe.  

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I'm sure we'll start off in high spirits...

 

 

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...meet some locals along the way....

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....plenty of in-car music.....

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..and arrived,relaxed and refreshed...

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May just pop down on Saturday, as long as there's nowt decent on telly........... :hypo:   :D

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Be good to see you T, been a while mate. I'll be down after watching Ross Kemp Extreme World : Frodsham

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Digs  booked the now and getting ready for the get down !!!   ....roll on Saturday night ... 

 

tfk

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Ok gang, not long now

 

All DJs are accounted for and bringing records and everything, the Mansfield lads are chomping at the bit (have to say from the pictures their neighbourhood looks a little posh - is that Butch on the guitar thingy?), that funky kid is all cravat-ed up and booked into old Runcorn Town, Roger Banks is well Roger Banks, Cunliffe will be along fresh from wrestling the local wildlife and heaven knows what Fortnum's got planned (apart from showing his bits that is)

 

Just another night at the Grumpy office then ... can't wait :thumbup:

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Gadzooks! Just checked out the NS awards thread and feel hopelessly inadequate.

As Saturday approaches fast, prospective attendees are asked to bear in mind the following harsh realities:

- there's no 'turn' on

- there is no dance competition / workshop

- nope, no awards either

Your fiver will secure only the following meagre offerings I'm afraid:

- Carl Fortnumboy with his arse out of cowboy pants

- a sinister mechanical cat dancing to Dana's [equally sinister yet undeniably haunting 1970s smash] all kinds of everything

- a handful of carefully selected buffoons playing soul records for eight hours

You know it makes sense.

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How disappointing, I was under the impression that this was a northern soul night?

I might not come now and try and find somewhere that dustbin stanley is DJing!

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Looking forward chucking on a few tunes after the trials & tribulations of the past seven days line up the Desparados lol

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Oh dear. Ambulance for Cunliffe! Be great to see you mate, been too long
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Looks like the Preston Brook is closed for refurbishments Phil so we'll have to find somewhere else that does a Man v Food style mixed grill challenge lol

Will post DJ times tomorrow for those that do :thumbup:

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Can't make it...I'm gutted :( 

Will miss you all!

See you later in the year at the next one (that's a promise) 

Truly gutted.

Have a wonderful night as always

a very sad

Mark Jones

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You'll be missed Mark. Get the factor 30 on mate and we'll see you soon. Atb Phil
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not a happy bunny - cant make this one but I know it'll be a great night - and happy anniversary!

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Well seeing as I'm not in the Big brother house this year I'll have to go to Grumpy's !!!!!!!

 

Louis :-)

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REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW NIGHT, ALWAYS A GREAT NIGHT :thumbup: 

ALTHOUGH LAST TIME I WENT TO GRUMPYS I FELL DOWN THE STAIRS WHEN I GOT HOME!!!!  :(

 

NOTE TO SELF: GO EASY ON THE LAGER!!!  :hypo: 

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To all above who can't make it, we will miss you lots. To all who can, hold onto your chaps lol

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Have a goodun Guyz (You know I'm needed elsewhere)

 

Happy Anniversary to one of the very few events that I am interested in.

 

Love you all lots! (Sorry if that sound a bit girly - Dad's sitting up in bed eating some pudding, so I may be a bit soppy at present)

 

Have a blast - See you all soon :wink:

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Good morning Grumpsters lol

Phil's had everything set up in his garage since 6am and stood there waiting for the neighbours to surface before the obligatory practice run. I'm not saying we're anal or anything (I'm saying Phil is) :lol:

Hope to see some of you later. We'll pop in from time to time during the day and everyone have a safe journey :thumbup:

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Looking forward to  tonight,can't believe it's two years since the event started,see everybody later.

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Planning to go to Grumpy's  tonight and my car's just fcuked up. Any kind Soul Saucers that can give me a lift from Sheffield will have my gratitude and of course my contribution towards the rocket fuel.  My mobile no.is 07788703053.  Hope to see you all later.   

 

John Kingan

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Everything set-up and ready to roll folks. Hope to see a good number of you later.

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Thanks Phil,   Enough of this hoping, lets say I will see you all later , just not sure how yet.Any suggestions to 07788703053 .  john

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What a great nite plenty people in considering all the events on.the music was top notch and banter brilliant thanks for a wonderful nite x

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Absolutely amazing night, thanks to everyone who turned out. Full dance floor right through to the end, doesn't get any better. Plus Rod got his records back, and his watch (he lost that too lol) . He's barred though :lol:

Will post more later, thanks guys :thumbup:

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Top night at Grumpy,quality soul all night,Bernard Smith "never gonna let you go" track of the night for me from Andy Dennison.Look forward to the next event.

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Yes great night.Laughs aplenty,top notch music.As we expected.!!!

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Had a great night thanks everyone but then I always do here Date for next one please Xx

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Alright that's enough, how dare you enjoy yourselves whilst we're slaving in foreign climb's with me union jack shorts, misspelt tattoos with matching sling back sandals & knee length socks, even them Attic lads went just to rub it in.

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Well that was alright wasn't it!

 

A couple of other things on in the NW last night which doubtless attracted good crowds  and which we thought might impinge on us pretty heftily. (We posted the date aaages ago, then thought about changing it, couldn't find an alternative so just went with it in the end and, as it transpired we needn't have worried; 120 through the door which, in our gaff, is about ideal for creating the right  atmosphere without folk being  rammed in and uncomfortable).

 

As per this thread, there were a good number of 'regulars' who couldn't make it for various reasons and we missed the likes of Len, Mark, Dale, Mick, Spot and Gail as they're all part of the furniture really. Nonetheless, as always seems to be the case, we had a good chunk of people giving it a whirl for the first time too which means numbers always just about even out.

 

As I always say, it's really about who gets in that counts because that's what makes it what it is and, sure enough, gawd bless the up-for-it, tuned-in lot who turn up every single time; some sit and listen, catch up with old mates who turn up out of the blue unexpectedly, while others sweat their nads off all night. No grumbling, no hassle, no rocket science, it just seems to buzz i.e. 30+ dancing when the lights went on (revealing Carl Fortnum, sporting shades, on the mic alongside George Brown giving us his exclusive, extended version of 'pyramid'. Intense to the bitter end  :elvis: ) 

 

Brilliant to have the Mansfield massive in, great lads all, and gotta give John K a mention just for getting there; unbelievable effort mate, hope you got home ok. To Andy, Ian, Dave and Carl who are all proper mates and never, ever let us down dj-wise, to TnL for their usual sterling efforts on the bloody door all night, massive thanks as always. Oh aye ... while we drive each other and everybody nuts with our combined panic about everything, without your passion, attention to detail and the energy you channel into making sure everything's right, usually at the expense of much of your own enjoyment, it'd become very ordinary very quickly Joan. Thanks :thumbup:

 

Purely due to the way the events calendar looks we've not sorted another date yet for this year and beyond. We're onto it, watch this space ...

 

Cheers

Phil

 

ps. As mentioned in despatches ...  bit of a 'drama' late-on re the venerable Shard's 'missing' box of 45s which, as we hoped and really expected, turned up safe and sound. Don't tell anyone but I think I actually put em in someone's car myself when I was 'helping' em load-up, which kinda makes my going off like a cheap alarm clock at the time all the more embarassing :shhh::lol:

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Top night once again at Grumpy, music was awesome. Must have heard 90% of my all time faves which isnt bad really, is it?  :g:   :lol:

Hope you manage to sort out some more dates for this year, see you all soon.  :thumbsup:

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Fab night out  at Grumpy Soul  - well worth the trip down - top crowd, great vibes and the music was brill to ! 

 

What else more could you ask for .... Here's to another 3 years .... Hey Bernard Smith sounded good but how about that Herbert Hunter track Andy D played .

 

Best Andy 

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We had a great time, a proper night run by proper people - you don't need to say much more really!

Top quality!!

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Wow what a superb night from start to finish. Only just coming round now!! Thanks for the "soul fix" i needed, will do me now till Brid. Did miss some of the "usual suspects", but i'm sure they had major reasons for missing one of THE BEST soul nights around. You simply must have another, if only for their sake's? :wink:  Heard some great tunes all night from all dj's, thanks to (think it was) Andy Dennison for flipping that record for me.......went down well. :thumbsup: Great atmosphere, loads of laughs, thanks to Tony for the lift and Audrey Hepburn aka Joyann for the company. :D  Glad Rod's records were found. Great pics from Skippy Sue in gallery. Thanks again to all concerned that make Grumpy's so special xxx

 

Sandy  

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Had a great night.....well done on organising a quite simply superb night, with such a great crowd.

Absolutely worth the trip down and so grateful to be asked to spin a few discs...thanks Joan, Phil and Tony for making me feel so welcome.

Andy

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