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A Night Of Real A.T.B Northern Soul..... 60ts, 70ts, RnB & Motown

3rd Saturday Of The Month

Saturday 17th Of Janruary

8:00pm Till 1:00am

THE CORNER POCKET

AT

THE MAJESTIC SUITE

Mexborough

£3.00 ON THE DOOR

Resident DJ's Derek G & Woody

With This Months Special Guest's

PETE TAYLOR

North Wings Chesterfield

Plus

RUSS ADAMS

Sheffield

100% VINYL 100% DANCING

Info.....

Dave : 07905676181 Sue : 07870612890 Derek : 07712595936

The Corner Pocket (@ The Majestic Suit),Bank Street, Mexborough,

South Yorkshire S64 9QD

Large Car Park 2 Minutes Walk/Train Station 5 Minutes Walk

Juction 36 A1 M - 15 Minutes Drive

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Hi Everybody,
   don't forget to mark your Diary's for Saturday the 17th of Janruary when we launch our Third Soul Night at "The Corner Pocket" down here on "Bank Street, Mexborough".
  Special Guest DJ on the night joining Me &  the Gang behind the decks is Top DJ Mr Pete Taylor (North Wings Soul Club, Chesterfield) & believe me we're in for a treat, all the top classic's right up to current plays, all on lovely original vinyl, when it comes to N/Soul Pete's the man.
   Have a fantastic Christmas & New Year, see you all out & about soon, Woody, Miss T, Derek, Russ & Ado xx   :hatsoff2::wave::thumbup::thumbsup::rofl:
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Looking forward to getting to Mexborough to see some lovely people what appreciate there soul music see you all there Pete

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Hi Folks,

  great response again to Janruary so far, really looking forward to our next Corner Pocket, Gonna be another stormer. Our Guest DJ Pete's done us some brilliant spots in the past, always plays to the dance floor & all on lovely original vinyl too.

   Hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year Folks, more from Me & the rest of the Guys soon, cheers Everybody, Woody  :hatsoff2:

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all that attend this wonderful venue.   :thumbup:

 

The first two have been great nights since the re-opening of this venue which has run soul nights for many years, Looks like the love of Soul sounds at their best continues   :thumbsup:

 

The last one was up against a lot of other venues locally because of the switching of the date and the turnout was tops, Thanks for supporting and making the night what is was. Brilliant.   :hatsoff2:  

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Well said Tony,

 

You've summed up The Corner Pocket soul nights to a tee and 2015 is set to be even better.

 

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Russ

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From myself and all the team at The Corner Pocket

 

 

Hi everyone, just to let you know that any records i was requested last time and i hadn't brought with me will be in my box for the 17th January, so lots of old school dancers ready to be played.

 

Russ

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Like it Russ.    :lol:

 

It won't let me post my Happy New Year banner, so I'll just write it instead.   :thumbup:

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Happy New Year Everybody

 

Hope you've all had a great Christmas Folks.

  Don't forget us on Saturday the 17th of this month down here at "The Pocket", if your wanting to work off some of that Turkey & Stuffing.....

  Cheers Folks, see you soon :thumbsup:  

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Hi Woody

Was hoping to make this night, but we are away celebrating Sheilas big birthday. same story February.

So we are looking forward to march!!

Hope I can get down the stairs!!

 

Andy

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Hi Andy,

  hope you & Sheila had a nice Christmas Pal, really good to hear from you both. It's funny you should mention the stair's coz we've got a "Stair Lift", problem solved.....

  Take care Buddy, look forward to seeing you in March, if not before (maybe at "The Bessemer" perhaps). Anyway cheers for now Andy, Woody :hatsoff2:

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Hi Folks,

  great response again to Janruary so far, really looking forward to our next Corner Pocket, Gonna be another stormer. Our Guest DJ Pete's done us some brilliant spots in the past, always plays to the dance floor & all on lovely original vinyl too.

   Hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year Folks, more from Me & the rest of the Guys soon, cheers Everybody, Woody  :hatsoff2:

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Nice one Tony,

   yeah, belting night, absolute packer. From half nine - quart to ten the dance floor was chocka all night.

  Music & atmosphere to die for last month more, to come this month too...... See you on the 17th Pal, if not before :hatsoff2::wave:

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 hi dave ope uve ad a great xmas n new year,looking forward to the 17th mexboroughs back on track again . now with your regular 3rd saturday of the month i can only see this venue going from strength to strength  c u soon m8, :thumbsup:  

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Hi dave n sue hope you had a good Christmas and all the best for 2015 , Me n phyl  had a quiet one as I was working most days so will be ready for this one , Im sure it will be a cracker lets hope I can make them all this year cu soon......... mick

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Hi Russ,

   lets hope so pal, if the first two are anything to go by.......

   Can't wait for the 17th now, see you & all the gang then ..... :hatsoff2:

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Well i hope it isn't too late to wish everone again a very HAPPY NEW YEAR,

And we're back in full swing at least for the time being, as always looking forward to our event at "The Corner Pocket" and as mentioned extra record stock being taken so lots of club classics at the ready.

So having just got back home to find my potted conifer trees doing an Irish Jig around the patio due to the gale force winds that are hitting the UK at the moment, i though yeah all back to normal.

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So here are a few of my selections for Northern Soul "Wind" based tunes.

The Volcanoes "Storm Warning"
Rita And The Tiaras "Gone With The Wind
The Supremes "Stormy"
Nolan Chance "Just Like The Weather" okay not the most original choice!
Bob Relf "Blowing My Mind To Pieces"
The Exciters "Blowing Up My Mind"




Russ
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Well we seem to be still in the throws of some gale force weather and as Derek mentioned everything is back to normal and with only 10 days into the new year Park Hampers are hitting every television comercial break informing us about having a debt free Christmas (if i'm not mistaken their advertisement has been running from January 1st) can anyone remember when Christmas was just in December? and of course Cadbury Creme Eggs are in the shops.

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"How Do You Know It's Christmas? When The Easter Eggs Are In The Shops"

So it's all systems are go for next Saturday and if you really fancy a top night you can't go wrong with this event, an excellent venue with a large spacious dance floor, nice crowd, great bar prices and of course a 100% Across The Board dance floor driven music policy you can see why this night just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

So looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Russ

P.S since the new Soul Source face lift is it me or are thing not working as they should be?

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Ok Everybody,
the lovely "Miss T's" done the business again, nice one Darlin, her we go......
     This is the Lookback Video from our last Soul Night at "The Pocket" here in Mexborough, fantastic sounds, fantastic night, fantastic atmosphere, full dance floor all night (check it out at the top of the page). Crackin' turnout with people travling from far & wide, loads of new faces as well as the brilliant support from our regulars.
Certain there's gonna be more of the same at our next social gathering on "Saturday the 17th of this month", enjoy the Video Folks, see who you can spot.......

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Great job Miss T with the video,


As you can see this is such a fantastic venue with so many plus points "The Corner Pocket" aka "The Pocket" surely will only go from strengh to strengh and perhaps not seen on all the shots in the video but the numbers there was excellent and even more impressive due to the competition with other events on the night,

Indeed I think most of the footage was from the mid part of the night (when you were still abel to get around unhindered, that didn't half change as numbers swelled) and of course your skills Miss T are very welcome in showcasing the event...top job looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

Russ


PS glad you enjoyed the flowers

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Hi Folks,
great response again to this coming Saturday's "Soul Night" down here at "The Pocket" so far, gonna be another stormer me thinks. Our Guest DJ Pete's done us some brilliant spots in the past, always plays to the dance floor & all on lovely original vinyl too.
Hope you've all had a great W/End Folks, more from Me & the rest of the Guys soon, cheers Everybody, Woody

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Evening fellas,

 

Yeah as you say Woody the feedback for Saturday is all coming back with a fantastic vibe and everyone seems to be really looking forward to the first event of the year, so can we expect record numbers to be attending? I think there might be a fair chance of this happening so if you want a great night of soul that really is 100% dance floor driven you have to get down to "The Pocket"

 

At our last event you got to hear as well as a great selection of old school club favourites, Tony "A" aka Ado played a song I haven't heard played out (or even heard) since days of the Rotherham Assembley Room's (and I see Tony is now using a picture of the records label for his Soul Source site avatar) and that is the once massive high octane 100 mph Funk dancer.

 

J.J Callier's "Pusherman" from the period where Jazz Funk was making it's stamp on the world of Northern Soul, "Pusherman" is full of social comment and perhaps more poignant today than it was back then and if you've a copy in your box you've a result as replacements copies are quite easily toping the £160 mark, well done Tony a brave play that had the dance floor bouncing.

 

 

 

Russ

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My Avitar was the skullsnaps album cover, but when the site changed to a circular display it didn't look right anymore, so I just picked a record instead.

 

Somebody takes notice Russ    :D   see you saturday.   :thumbsup:

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A big Cleethorpes tune. Gets played regular, well by me anyway Lol !! Plenty more great tunes to be heard this Saturday with our local favourite Mr Pete Taylor. Gonna be a banging night

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Hi Tony, hi Tezza,

Yeah a massive Cleethorpes sound but I haven't heard it played out sice way back then, perhaps proving I need to get out more.

Russ

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Never been out of my Play box

Favourite play at Tracky Club - Still requested

Derek

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Different areas different play lists. Things big in East Mids hardly get played in North Yorkshire or Manchester way and Visa Versa. Good to move about, hear more

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Evening Tezza,

So true some great tunes just don't seem to have traveled, i remeber telling a friend about Bobby Hebb's "You Want To Change Me" and he went blank he knew "Love, Love, Love" but the afore mentioned song not a faint murmur of recognition.

And as you say Tezza unless you get about you often miss out on some great music that so often become very localised, perhaps so often down to DJ preference as each DJ tends to have his or her own musical slant and their playlist is geared accordingly.

So hands up and i'll say sorry that i've missed Mr Callier's funky dance floor stomper that is still getting the plays and remember back to a time when i could stomp my way though the entire song without the need for an oxygen break every 30 seconds and a nice sit down afterwards to recover.

Russ

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Evening Chaps,

  sorry about the late arrival, just got in from work.

  Very true about different area's & records sometimes not traveling, got some tunes I play at "The Old Nags Head" (our Manchester venue) I would'nt dream of playing in Mexborough (not that brave..... lol). No really though, different area, different crowd, different taste's, it's just how it is. What can fill a dance floor in one place can empty it in another :tumbleweed3:

   My policy is, do your homework, sometimes target people you know & try to get to know your audience.....  :thumbsup:  :hatsoff2:      

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I thing that if you are from Sheffield and you play in Manchester etc you should play your Sheff stuff there. They probably relish the chance to hear something different. Not heard Bobby Hebb for an age Russ - Nice one

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Long gone are the days of all venues playing the same core of rare records - Listed in Blues & Soul.

So many good records to go at

So good to hear some "forgotten" & "different" tunes

And you will ! ! !

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Hi fellas,
 

I have to agree wholeheartedly with all your observations, I always like to hear something a little different from often the same selection of records, the Kev Roberts Top 500 hundred springs to mind here but these are at the risk of saying so very often hugely over played but do seem to be the records so often requested (and I must put my hand up and say my collection would stand testament to this)

Derek your point about record lists was once so very true and thankfully changes to a great extent for the better but certain records seem almost inescapable even now and become must haves...Little Richard "Get Down With It" seemed one such play.

Tezza like your deck policy "Very much a this is me and this is what I play" but of course requests permitting, re..J.J Callier

Woody you too are bang on the money and some good advice for any traveling DJ's just do a little research or better still if you can pay a visit and hear what the crowd like themselves.

So let's all bring our own take on things to the Soul Music fans out there do I really want to hear the same music at every event?

Russ

PS now where's that Bobby Hebb record

PPS Tony bet you never thought " Pusher Man" would cause so much debate!

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Been playing the Bobby Hebb tune on & off for years, one of my all time favorite dancers!!!!!!

   It's in the box for Saturday...... :hatsoff2:

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Hi Mick,

   yeah, quiet one here too, went a bit but not much. Looking forward to seeing You, Phyl & the rest of the Gang at the Weekend, Gonna be another top night, great DJ line up ect.....

   See you both in a couple of days Mick, take care Pal, Dave

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Not much longer now everyone and no matter what the weather men say,
the forecast for Saturday's night at "The Pocket" is very warm welcome and getting progressively hotter!

Russ

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Evening all from a yet again very very windy Sheffield.

And once more the conifer trees have decided to try and make a run for it from the patio this time they seem better organised than before and have got a lot farther away i think the ring leader is a 4 year old Norwegian Spruce but any more of this and he's in for a severe chop... he has been warned.

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Young Rex was realising the mid afternoon walk wasn't perhaps the best idea!

Come hail or shine the only weather you'll be geting this Saturday at "The Corner Pocket" is gale force Soul that really will blow you off your feet.

Russ

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The first two have been great nights since the re-opening of this venue which has run soul nights for many years, Looks like the love of Soul sounds at their best continues   :thumbsup:

 

The last one was up against a lot of other venues locally because of the switching of the date and the turnout was tops, Thanks for supporting and making the night what is was. Brilliant.   :hatsoff2:  

Nice one Tony,

   yeah, belting night, absolute packer. From half nine - quart to ten the dance floor was chocka all night.

  Music & atmosphere to die for last month more, to come this month too...... See you Saturday Pal, taker care, Woody & Sue xx :hatsoff2::wave:

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Always been a great set of people at the pockets

Seems to be continuing.

Had some great nights here - looks like there will be lots more.

Great people - great Music

What more could a boy ask for !!

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So the countdown to tomorrow night has well and truly started and I will soon start on sorting out my records for my spot (due to the amount of requests from our last event I'm bringing along an extra box along with me just in case...and as Tony will say anything under 50 lbs in weight is a boys box but the chore of carring loads of vinyl back and forth to your car does get to you a little or... a lot!)

 

Fantastic feedback and so many people really revved up for a great night and special guest DJ Pete Taylor never fails to deliver along with your regular teamsters, Dave "Woody" Wood, Derek G, Tony aka "Ado" behind the scenes man extraordinaire (and of course spiner of J.J Callier) and your truely all playing you some quality Soul, Motown and Rhythm'n'Blues and remember folks our music policy is 100% dance floor driven!

 

So come on down and see what the buzz imagesbee_zps5afbe437.jpg  is all about.

 

Russ

 

PS, Thanks Tony for sorting out my parking requirements!

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Nice one Guys,

  "Great" posts by you all. Can't tell you how much Me & Miss T are looking forward to tomorrow night, gonna be "great". Looking forward to seeing Pete too, our paths have'nt crossed for a while & hearing his spot, when it comes to Northern Soul Pete's really at "The Top Of The Tree".

 As for Me I've drawn the two later spots this time 8:45pm/9:30pm & then the last spot 12:15am/1:00am, few surprises in the "Old Magic Box" as well as the Club Classics, Seventies winners & Current spins.

   Spoke to the Manager at The Pocket & the Area Manager & I'm assured by both the "Bar" will be open while 12:30am & the Room & Dancing while 1:00am.

   If your feeling the cold winter biting come down tomorrow night, we'll soon have you warmed up, bring your Dancing Shoes......  :hatsoff2::wave:   

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I'm wondering if J.J Callier's "Pusher Man" might be in there after all the talking about it we've done, or even who'll be playing it first (there's a clue here is i don't own a copy so not me) so will it or won't it get played and if so by who?

 

 

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Well done Derek,

After all the talk about said record, requested or not you might have to give it a spin anyhow, it would seem rude not too.

See you later.

Russ

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Gonna be going to Pocket shortly for setting up with  Dave, a few sound checks while we have time on our hands.    :thumbsup:

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Well Tony I'll leave all the technical stuff to you boys.

And remember folks if you want a top night from a great venue, excellent bar prices, a nice crowd and if course great music you can't go wrong with a night at "The Pocket"

Russ

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All set and ready to go, see you down there for a great night of music.    :thumbup:

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Nice one Derek,

   all requests catered for when ever poss..... Just finished setting up with Tony, sound checks complete.

   Lets do it.... See you in a couple of hours Folks :hatsoff2::wave: 

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Last shout fellas,

And now armed with extra vinyl (just in case) and my own parking space this event just gets better.

Russ

Once more Tony thanks for sorting it out for me.

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Hello again Everybody,

    well Folks we've had another "great" night down here at The Corner Pocket at Mexborough, really surprised by the brilliant  turnout considering there were so many other do's on & the state of the weather.

   Hey we've still got the old atmosphere, crackin' night, special thanks to our Guest DJ Pete Taylor, fantastic spot Pal, records to die for (Your On Top Girl by The Empires, if only....). In fact " Great" Spots by Everyone, you all played blinding sounds & all of us had a ball behind the decks. The number of people who came up to me & said "great to have a Soul Night back at the Pocket where it belongs", unreal. As well as our local following people travelled from far & wide again, nice to see some of the old faces turning up too. Massive thanks to you all for your fantastic support & for all the great posts & positive feedback :thumbup: . Special thanks to the Ladies on the door, Miss T & Jackie. Also a big thankyou again to Gary & Mark, for the flyering & sharing on F/Book, nice one Fellers :thumbup: . Also another quick mention to "Ado" for his invaluable help with the sound, keeping his finger on the pulse & all round input, Top Bloke.
Roll on the 21st of next month when we're joined by  Special Guest DJ "Tezza" from "Route 61 Soul Club, Sheffield.

   See you all out & about soon Folks, where ever your at "K T F & have great night, Woody, Miss T, Russ, Ado & Derek :hatsoff2::wave::thumbup::rofl::thumbsup:

 

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Well a very good evening to everyone,

I'm not sure if i can really add anything to what Woody as already said about Saturday's event at "The Corner Pocket" only to echo so much of what has already been mentioned.

An outstanding turnout to say so many factors were against us from, the time of the year to the clashing of event and perhaps most importantly the severe weather that was expected and to somewhat of a lesser extent the weather that arrived in the shape of snow, ice and below freezing tempretures, yet these factors didn't seem too much of a deterrent and "The Pocket" crowd were well rewarded for their loyalty.

Form my arrival to the very final record of the night the dance floor was never once empty, great spots all round by all the nights Jocks, from an almost pure classic oldies spot from Woody (with just a hit of hot on the scene current plays) to the novelty record of the evening Symarip's "Skinhead Moonstomp" great choice and setting the bar high for what could pehaps be a "Pocket" tradition in the making that DJ's add a novelty spin to their play list, so i'm game.

"We got three million miles to reach on the moon, so let's start gettin' happy now"

Guest DJ for the night was the very professional Pete Taylor who was disc perfect and his musical selection was 100% dance floor friendly a quality set of just over easy dance tunes with a couple of very sort after plays amongst them, all played on the genuine original vinyl, both impressive and very expensive, well done Pete that box of yours just kept finding the spot.

Finishing the night off, Derek "G" took to the decks and did a very Motown flavoured set that was as near as you'll get to being musically all things to all men (and women) even managing to play a record by one J.J Callier, top marks Mr G...., "you came, you saw, you played.

As for myself i'll let you be the judge of my skills behind the decks but i must say a thank you to all of you that danced and enjoyed my selection of Soul music, for after all is said and done you are not just mine but all of us here's main priority and your night drives ours.

From myself and us all, a massive thanks to each and everyone of you who has worked to help and promote this event and of course the most important people of all, those who gave their support and came on the night.

Next month you're in for a real treat with special guest DJ Tezzza from Sheffield's Route 61, a great DJ who really knows what will keep the dancers happy, an event not too be missed.

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Till then go steady,

Russ

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Hi Russ

described in your impeccable style and personally very pleased that the pocket has

been a success, but then not really surprised with the team behind the event and

the dedication of the soul folk of Sheffield and surrounding areas got to be a winner

in my book !!!

best wishes from the "dark side " and see you in Manchester soon I hope

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After all the anticipation of this event when it came to the night expectations fell as we left home in a Blizzard - weren't even sure we were going to get there.

Weather cleared and place began to fill. The night then just got better & better, dance floor got busy - Pete Taylor set the bar high with some awesome tunes (as always).

Never looked back

Great night

Great crowd

Derek

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