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23rd Cleethorpes Northern & Modern Soul weekender Details

event-1321-0-12922600-1428949620_thumb.jThe 6TS Cleethorpes Weekender is the longest running soul weekender ever and continues to deliver a soulful, fun atmosphere unmatched in the now busy weekend calendar. When we started we were the only one, now we're just the best one.

DJs include Butch, Mick Smith, Keith Money, Ady Croasdell, Mick H, Roger Banks, Ginger, Soul Sam, Bob Hinsley, Dave Rimmer, Pete Hulat, Terry Jones, Ivor Jones, Cliff Steele, Andy Davies, Mark Randle, Taffy, and Just Soul's Sean & Tats.

£20 deposit secures your place. Cheques to 6TS Weekenders 10 Hatfield House, 108 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 6SN or PayPal £20.75 each to ady.croasdell@btinternet.com

More details www.6ts.info

You have to arrange your own accommodation as the Beachcomber is limited and sold out. Most people stay at Thorpe Park next door.


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 Premier inn just been opened ....10 min walk to  The Beachcombers  :)

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6TS is proud to announce that the live acts for Cleethorpes this year will be singer/songwriter Sharon McMahan and Jock Mitchell. Both appearing in the UK for the first time.

Sharon will perform her own Northern and Modern Soul hits as well as giving us her version of songs she wrote for the likes of Barbara Lewis, Deon Jackson and Johnnie Mae Matthews at the height of Detroits mid 6os soul boom.

Jock is famous for his Northern blockbuster 'Not A Chance In A Million' and other classic Detroit tracks, but has many more songs in his repertoire several of which he features in his sensational soul show from his Florida base.

Both acts are thrilled to be coming to the UK to entertain and meet their European fans and another momentous weekender is assured for us all.

Ady

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Sorry if you've got deposits held over from last year and I ain't notified you yet, I'll be doing that early next week but if you know the situation just deduct from the final price when you square up. Ady

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The Macc  lads & Lasses and a few others will be there in force as usual, looking forward to it :thumbup:

Cheers Jim.

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Ady - are there any Saturday night passes? I think I have a lift - so need to sort myself out with one x

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A week to go with itchy feet !!!

 

Looking forward to our annual migration North for another 6Ts Brilliant event !

Safe journey everyone .

Fingers crossed the "Ford Anglians "will get there.

cheers Frank

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The countdown starts,less then a week :thumbup:

Who's in the pub Friday afternoon for an aperitif  :wicked: 

Cheers

Giddy Martyn

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The Macc lads & lasses will be in the pub around one ish on Fri, bring it on  :yes:

Cheers Jim.

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hi jim will ring day or so :yes: looking forward to saturday been 60 fooking 2 time will pass me bye :shhh: ,still up for it please god :g: ,take care all cheers billy :hatsoff2:

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Probably be about tea time when I get there this year.....might force a carvery down me though :)

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bit late for you lot  1 o clock...bet your p*ssed by the time i get there 1-30.......

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1 day to go :thumbup:

Weather forecast........

Fri...Sunny-ish

Sat...Showers some heavy

Sun...Light Rain & Sunny Intervals

So bring a brolly :D

Cheers

Martyn

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​Thank you Hull's very own Michael Fish.See you there bud.:lol:

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​See you there Stubbsy, Wales v Belgium as a warm up tomorrow evening, hope they have it on upstairs or it will mean a trek round Cleggy town looking for a boozer in the Welsh Ghetto...

Taff

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we're about to leave and stopping tonight for a fresh start tomorrow see you there. S.

I still have a few tickets left for Blackburn's king Georges hall nighter on the 26th of September if anyone needs any they're £5.00 come and see me on the record stall over the weekend . thank You.

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Beachcomber just called, the big match is on upstairs this evening.......waheeey.:thumbup:

Taff

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I've done it before mate. But would bell Ady to confirm 

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Sat in pub betting on horses and football . Off to venue later does it get better than this.? Ps had a ultimate combo couldn't finish it good job i m with Paul .

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Back at work tonight after leaving the event on Sunday evening.

The weekend has just flown by at the blink of an eye !!

Had an amazing time . This weekender gets better each year regardless of the weather .

Enjoyed the Sunday afternoon sessions with the Bambury and Hinkley Djs who all played great spots.

Great to hearing Jock M and Sharon M on Saturday night, both were and still are great artists.

 

Welldone to Ady and team for a great weekend.

Regards  Frank and the "Ford Anglians "   

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 just got back from another great weekend.....drank too much .ate too much.....danced too much...but will deffo be back next year...well done ADY.......

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What a great weekend (again)!

Said it before and I'll say it again Cleethorpes is THE weekender.

Well done Ady, the rest of your team and all the DJ's.

Also mention should go to all the staff at the Beachcomber, particularly reception, bar staff and security - they are helpful, polite and efficient  :thumbsup:

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​Superb weekend yet again and I have to agree with Subbsy (that must be a first :thumbsup:) the staff were brilliant.  

Having emailed to see if there was any chance of showing the football upstairs Friday evening, I received a phone call before setting off on Friday telling me that the Wales game would definitely be shown and that there would be 6 passes to the owners' bar waiting for me at reception.

The passes were there, the footy was on and they'd even arranged for Wales to win...... cue parteee weekend with great company, Cleggy "moments" aplenty and top tunes throughout.

Thanks Ady and crew for another brilliant event.

Taff

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Top w/ender, we had a ball, roll on next year :thumbup: well done ADY and all the great staff:hatsoff2:

Cheers Jim.

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I say this every year with all sincerity "It was the best one yet".

This year was no different, fantastic. Just about everyone there had a beaming smile all weekend. Live acts were a treat as well and seemed to have a ball.

We're arse deep in weekenders these days but Cleggers is the yardstick really isn't it?

Thanks to Paula, Andy, Keith, Maxine and the York collective for the laughs...I nearly soiled myself on several occasions;)

The Saturday afternoon Village knees up and Just Soul mayhem were just doggone righteous and Sunday night meltdown is still the highlight of my year ( which probably says more about my state of mind rather than any analysis of the weekender;))

Apologies to Ivor for me droning endlessly on about records afterwards!

.....and Potteries duo coming a respectable 3rd in the quiz helped to puff the chest;)

Thanks Ady and team- roll on 2016!

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Still in recovery mode,screaming kidney's day as I start to dry out :(

Thank you Ady & the gang for making Cleggy..........well Cleggy..........unique in so many ways.

Like most of us we'll be back :thumbup:

Cheers

Martyn

 

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Where do I start writing about my first 6Ts Cleethorpes weekender?

Having only attended one other weekender in the past (Prestatyn 2006), I was unsure what to expect.   All I will say is that I much preferred the more relaxed approach which seemed to permeate at Cleethorpes.

Accompanying me on my journey northwards was my wife Vicky, who if I’m being honest is more into 80’s pop than soul music.  Although occasionally she’ll venture an opinion on certain soul tracks, which normally goes along the lines of “I quite like this one!”   Thinking I’d be smart and get a haircut before leaving home and also missing the morning rush hour on the M25, I proceeded to discover my local barbers closed and then got stuck in a minor traffic jam upon getting onto the motorway!

The journey to Cleethorpes, in glorious sunshine, was pretty uneventful until reaching Spalding, where the main A16 was closed by the Police.  This resulted in us taking a slight detour to our planned route and in doing so we passed through the village where Vicky’s grandparents had retired to some years back.  This brought back a few happy memories of weekends spent with them, picturing our young daughters playing in their garden.  Although tinged with a little sadness as the years have passed since losing both grandparents.

Upon reaching Cleethorpes we stopped off at the large Tesco at the edge of the town to stock up with basic essentials for the weekend.  Then before we know it we’re entering Thorpe Park holiday camp and the caravan which was to be our base for the next 3 days.

This being our first Cleethorpes weekender and not knowing what the score was with getting our passes and opening times, we arrived at the Beachcomber just before 8pm.  We got our wristbands from the two ladies in reception and then walked around to the entrance, where there were already a few other early arrivals waiting to be let in. At 8pm we were allowed in to be greeted by Pete Hulatt spinning the first record of the weekend, The Belles - Don’t Pretend. Almost immediately there were a handful of dancers on the floor.

During the early part of Friday evening I heard someone play Bobby Bland - Yum Yum Tree.  At the time I thought Dave Rimmer had spun it, but he informed me on Sunday evening that it was Keith Money.  Anyway I digress, I hadn’t heard this played out anywhere before and thought it was fantastic!

As the room got more packed, people started to talk to one another and a small group of people were standing near to where we were sitting.  Unfortunately as people tried to walk past, the table got knocked, this resulted in a drink getting spilt over the wife.   I’d worked lates on Thursday, the long drive during the day and the wife feeling uncomfortable in wet clothes we decided to call it a night just after midnight.

After nights sleep, we awoke to find it grey and wet outside.  In the morning we ventured into town, we stayed long enough for me to get my hair trimmed.  To be honest there wasn’t much of a town to venture into!  On the way back we stopped off at the Beachcomber, so that I could have little flick through some of the record dealers wares.  Being on a strict budget and luckily no dealer being equipped with a credit card payment device, I had to contend myself with concentrating on the lower priced records.  I had looked through a few boxes, making a mental note of a couple of possible purchases, when I ventured over to Roger Banks sales.  There it was Bobby Bland - Yum Yum Tree - Duke.  After the effect it had on me Friday I had to get it, so with that and a copy of The Young Folk - Lonely Girl safely tucked under my arm, we decided to return to our caravan.

Later that evening we returned to the Beachcomber in anticipation of the nights entertainment and the guest live acts of Jock Mitchell and Sharon McMahan.  We found ourselves two seats and settled in for the evening.  Dave Rimmer was on first and one track he played that I got up and danced to was Shep - Fool To Fool, another favourite of mine (there’s so many!).  I admit that I’m not a dancer, nowadays I prefer sitting back and listening to the music and watching others dance, so for me to get on a dancefloor takes some doing.  Mickie Champion’s What Good Am I, which also got a spin by Dave, is a record that I don’t know why, but I just associate with him.

As the evening went on more and more people were present and awaiting the live acts.  Not long after midnight, my wife noticed some people on the balcony overlooking the main room.  As she is not too keen on being in crowded areas, she ventured to see if she could gain access to the balcony area.  I followed her and after chatting to the security staff on the stairs (who I have to say were excellent all weekend) we were pleased to find ourselves sitting by the edge overlooking the main room with a clear view of the stage.  Before long a few others had made the balcony area their preferred viewing area, Paul McKay being amongst them.

As the record decks were being moved in preparation of the live acts, The Dells - It’s All Up To You was to be heard blaring out of the speakers and still dancers danced on the floor whilst people started to congregate at the front of the stage.   First up was Jock Mitchell to be introduced by Ady.  He performed a polished set, finishing with the anthem Not A Chance In A Million.  Then it was the turn of Sharon McMahan, who kicked off with yet another of my favourites.  One of the songs she wrote for Deon Jackson, That’s What You Do To Me.  I just thought her whole act was class, each song she gave a little background info to, she name checked people like, Johnnie Mae Matthews, Deon Jackson, Ollie McLaughlin, and The Capitols amongst others.  The stand out song for me, which she performed was I Have No Choice, like I said just class!  It was a privilege to witness.

We retired back to our caravan after the performances by Jock and Sharon, being the lightweights that we are.

Sunday, was an interesting day.  In the morning we took a look around the facilities on offer at Thorpe Park, the wife discovered that Bingo was on at 6pm.  As the evening entertainment at the Beachcomber wasn’t due to start until 9pm, we reached an agreement to play bingo (The things you do for the people we love)!  At lunchtime we ventured over to The Trawlerman pub/carvery, across the road from the Beachcomber, as we hadn’t tasted any vegetables for two days.  After a fantastic Sunday lunch (thoroughly recommended carvery!), we took another jaunt into town to try and walk off our dinners.  Whilst in town, I ventured down to the picket line at Cleethorpes railway station, to show my support to my RMT union colleagues who are in dispute with TPE.  After a nap in the afternoon it was time for  the bingo.  Four games costing £18 and a pint of Stella for £3.75 (when ale in the Beachcomber was under £3 a pint!), I was hoping to get out of there as quickly as possible.  But then as luck would have it the wife calls up for a win! £135 thank you very much.  So having decided to split the winnings with my wife, there I am picturing myself going back to the evening do and buying either The Philharmonics or the Linda Jones that I’d seen for sale Saturday afternoon.  But no, that man Dave Rimmer is waiting to wipe the smile of my face. 

After spending a little time in the Modern Room waiting for the Main room to open.  I walk in with the intention of buying one of those records that I had not previously had the money to purchase, only to be greeted with the sight of the record dealers room abandoned!  Then Dave Rimmer up on stage announcing, with a big grin on his face,  that this is the night that the dealers have off to get pi**ed!  He then proceeds to spin Bobby Blands - Yum Yum Tree, I didn’t know whether to kill him or kiss him!?

Sunday night was party night, with all the DJ’s playing classic oldies, but all quality, and all with smiles on their faces.  The only interruptions to the nights music was the DJ’s playing an anarchic game of musical chairs and the fancy dress competition (Pac Man and Ghosts , quality), with the winners being presented with their prizes by Sharon McMahan.

Sharon during the evening was meeting and greeting  with fans.  I took the opportunity to thank her for her performance on Saturday and to thank her for writing, That’s What You Do to Me.  She said that it was Deon Jackson’s song, to which I replied that she put the words in his mouth, so to speak.  Having thanked her she gave me a copy of her CD, Something’s On My Mind.  It was great to see her dancing on the floor to Deon’s record, being spun by Roger Banks.  Before you knew it, she was on stage thanking everyone and saying her goodbyes and we were all showing our appreciation to her.

In the programme it said proceedings would draw to a close with Ady spinning the tunes until 2 am.  We managed to last until 2.30am, when we had to depart.  However, the dancefloor was still full and the night looked no closer to finishing.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Ady Croasdell and all his staff (and those of the Beachcomber)  for a great weekend.  I’d like to publicly thank Sharon McMahan and Jock Mitchell, all the DJ’s for their performances.  Apologies, for not venturing into the Modern room or the upstairs room Saturday night.

My final words are these, Roll on Cleethorpes 2016 and I’ll see you there!

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Two words to say ADY bloody brilliant!!!!!!!  our feet have only just recovered,  Top sets from all the d.j's  and quality live acts  great atmosphere in both rooms.  Friday and Saturday nights in the main room where awesome,  . and hats of to the nolfolk village crew Saturday afternoon that room was packed  and rockining.  Also mention to Ewan from Barcelona  quality set Saturday afternoon in the main room .roll on next year. one small point why do the d'j's have to keep turning the volume up its painful to the ears and im not the only one who thought it was a tad to loud .it spoils the quality of the sounds being played .

 

see you next year

 

 

 

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​Great to see you again Steve......see you this weekend? LOL   :D

 

Cheers,

Mark R

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What an amazing weekend - had a brilliant time, many thanks to Ady and all the jocks and artists. My fave event of every year! xx

ps. Anyone know what was the brilliant Motown-esque skippy beat girlie oldie that Mick Smith played early on in his last set on the Sunday? Haven't heard it for ages and forgot how good it was...

Long shot i know!!!

 

J x

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Sorry for belated comments, just been busy. Great weekend, took me quite a long time to get over it. I think it was my most enjoyable so far. Great music, nice mix, thought Butch's first set on Friday was magnificent, starting with the Poets, Milton Wright and then Living Color, must have read my mind on what I wanted to hear.

I spent quite a bit of time in the Modern room, plenty of nice 70s tracks played, even some Northern and some Disco too. Well done to Eddie and Christina for a nice set on Sunday afternoon. Sunday night was great, Taffy and Soul Sam, then Steve Woomble and Cliff Steele kept us all dancing, then it was into the main room for the finale.

As has been said elsewhere the Beachcomber staff did a fine job, no queueing for drinks and friendly door staff too. John Stubbs did the driving, cheers mate and thanks to Helen and Paul for their company, and to especially to Helen for the fine meals we enjoyed. Lastly thanks to Ady and his staff and the DJs, you all make Cleethorpes a must on the calendar.

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