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Nottingham Palais All- Nighter - Nottingham

  

  Lower Parliament St    Nottingham   NG1 3BB   GB

Allnighters
Chris Burton
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Nottingham Palais All- Nighter Details

                        At the original venue :: "For one more time" !!  In 2 Rooms 

                           8.00pm - 6.00am   Advance Tickets £10.00   ( £13.00 OTD ) 

*On line sales www.keeleallnighters.co.uk  . No booking fee  . Free next day post : Sarah Evison  . Rob Smith Records and selected DJ's 

DJ Line up : Soul Sam . John Poole .   Dave Raistrick  . Chris King . Clive Jones . Dave Evison . Steve Russell . Rob Smith 

Plus : Mick H . Casper . Mark Freeman. Nev Shooter . Roger Banks. Martin Alsop . & special guests  : NG4 Coalition . The Federation Crew & guests to be advised ..........

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Caz60

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Enjoyed the night and the music , the thing that let the night down was the lack of drink at the bars , they knew how many tickets had been sold and had made no arrangments for a delivery of drink , its greed on the club , to expect people to buy bottles at expensive prices and not even what people drink , Shame on you , for not respecting that fact that people had travelled from afar for last night and you let the night down GREEDY club owners ,

 

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Paddywack

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We enjoyed it , from the queuing up to getting in, felt a buzz, yes it's totally different but to be expected, only managed up to 3.45 , I agree with some of the points about the lack of draft beer, the club seemed well prepared staff wise so I found it odd that they should run out at 12.45, the beauty of having advanced ticket sales surely helps decide what stocks to have in place, I feel this is poor management, but as was pointed out to me it's about the music and the buzz and we liked it. I thought Dave Raistrick played a good spot , informative with thoughtful choices,

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AGENTSMITH

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A huge buzz on this event prior to the date, and true to word, the turn out was fantastic!...strictly speaking it was all about nostalgia....hence the musical output was not beyond the confines of tradition..what the hell!, it's all about a celebration of a well loved venue of the 70's and 80's, that actually still stands, even though it is unrecognizable from its original format. For me personally, just being there meant chalking off the board, a visit i thought i'd never make, albeit in the capacity of door staff...and very busy we were!. i ventured into all three rooms on a number of brief occasions and found all dance floors to be rammed....great sound systems in, superb clarity.....fortunately, where we were situated, it wasn't too loud either. Soul Sam, probably just edged it, with the stand out set of the day, which i think went on for almost 2 hours...non stop oldies, but of a more intuitive kind, one's that are appreciated for not having been rammed down the proverbial throat for decades...i'll settle at singling out that session rather than ramble on about others, everyone's contributions added to the occasion...Nottingham, is without doubt, the real deal stronghold of Northern Soul in the East Midlands, and on this particular occasion, it wheeled out the crown jewels in the shape and form of a truly iconic venue. I think any function's management would have struggled to cope with so many people wanting drinks on draft, i was informed that the previous evening, they had to contend with a figure of close to 2000 in the building, so with some justification, it wasn't going to be possible to get a brewery delivery on a Sunday!...disconcerting for some, i appreciate, hence just missing out on 5 stars for performance......next year, it will be put right, have no doubt...

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Another one of my childhood haunts on the soul scene

 

this is where my picture on soul source was taken!!!

 

WOW!!!

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my home town venue had some great times there in the 70's did my fist d.j.set  there in 79 then in the 80's went on to run the very sussesful Saturday night sessions in the bali hi with regular gust Keb and  Guy which lead to the return of all nighters there , run by Sean Gibbons  . last time I wad there in the late 90's early 2000's the place wasn't recognisable  downstairs had a small square floor , main room the floor had been reduced considerably on to levels and had a wall around it  , Mark you will remember the Saturday nights . May see you all there work permitting

 

 

regards Steve

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sure do steve,,,,,the palais in the 80s was one of many brilliant all niters that we went to

magic memories and brill people

hope to see you there too mate

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Great times at the original Palias back in the 70ts/80ts with various diff promoters running it over that period great two rooms upstairs/downstairs.whats going to be the format for the 2 room reunion?

Phil

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Check out the photo's of the main room on face book the floor etc look's like Saturday night fever set  .

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A very welcome event to an iconic venue in Nottingham and the East Midlands.The interior may have changed,but who cares about that.

It's gonna be a great to have an Allnighter back in the city even if it is just a one off.

Martin

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Could the promoter or someone in the know confirm if there is a wooden dance floor, the pictures on google images don't look to appealing...

 

Thanks

Mark C:thumbsup: 

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does not really matter about the floors inside of a the venue ,   now days   does it   this ones for everyone  how ever went to the palais  plus alot  of soulies who and have now sadly left us  r.i.p  miss them like yesterday always in my mind means a lot to me  just  to go back to the venue where mike khight kicked  me to the back of the queue after running over from the new market every time he seen me near the front of the queue    plus the big bear a few of us tryed to smuggle in plus the suit of amrour downstairs in bali hi cafe  we tryed to have away tommo lol     hope hes not turning up the woodern bear i mean   lol   after the brit cant wait to see who turns up,    all a little  older but still have lots of  fond memories regarding the palais     gail . p  xx     please put a couple of them old pictures on please to  give us all a laugh     its  about time they had a showing   lol                    i hope everyone as  a merry  christmas and happy new year if i dont see you before the 27th    hope this doesnt offend anyone     missing  alot of  loved ones this time of year 

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my lasting memories of palais was 1978 when Rob Smith played Sam Williams and out of a massive room full of people only Frank Weston (Peterborough) and I danced to it, Rob said over the mic at least there was two soul fans there and as if to prove his point he then played James Coit - Black Power and the floor filled. Swore I'd never go back there after that, and never did but just may give it a try on the 27th :) after all, we're all 35 years older

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gonna be a fantastic all nighter..

it was brillaint in the 80s when i went,,and u can bet well have a brilliant night again ..lots of tickets sold

 

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Hi Andy  yes will be there im sure it will be a great night mark  especially wit soul sam behind the decks  as I know he wont give in to the top 500 crowd hopefully mick .h  will also play something different . in its day the palias was always know for being a forward thinking venue . and as you may recall it was certainly that in the 80's  when we had the Saturday nights and nighters

 

see you both there

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Put a nighter on in 83 , manager was an arse at the time, we had to start late Coz of the normal Sat night local crowd. At that time the Palais had the original wooden dance floor, we never ran the room down stairs, with the revolving floor, always a double check on a come down from a nighter the previous night - that was the one and only event we put on there.

 Went back to the Palais some years later and the wooden floor was gone and a Saturday night fever with flashing lights plastic floor even had the grid type was in place. That was in the late 80ts never been back since. DJ booth had also moved as well from the left hand side to the right and made it higher.

 

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always remember steve whittle playing the American youth choir - keep your fine self near me there,,,,will be in my box for Saturday night for sure,,

see you all there at the gogo

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Only a few days left now its almost there.

Have a great Christmas everyone,see you on Sunday.

Martin

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DJ TIMES

MAIN ROOM

8 MICKY BOYLE

9 DAVE RAISTRICK

10 CLIVE JONES

11 SOUL SAM

12 CHRIS KING

1.30 JOHN POOLE

3 MICK H

4 DAVE EVISON

5 ROB SMITH

ROOM 2

8 MARTIN ALSOP

9 PAUL LIGHTLY & STEVE SEARCY -FEDERATION CREW

10 CASPER

11 MICK TAYLOR

12 MARK FREEMAN

1 ROGER BANKS

2 STEVE RUSSELL

3 NEV SHOOTER  & NG4 CREW

4 IAN JAMES

5 CLOSE

MOTOWN & 60'S/70'S CLUB SOUL ROOM

8-2 CHRIS KING & NEV SHOOTER

 

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Well after much anticipation a massive let down.What's the point in having two rooms that are playing the same music ? The beer prices were extortionate (I know the promoters can't control this) when they actually had some and the venue was not conducive to a Northern soul night,totally unrecognisable from the original,IMHO.There was the odd track that got my feet moving but all in all it was the same old top 500.Sam started his set well with Sam Williams then Al Williams but even he deteriorated after that and Mick H played the odd different track but no one really put together a set to keep the floor packed.We had a mini bus and a few were staunch oldies fans and even they felt let down.I don't like having a go at promoters as I know what a difficult job it is but surely a bit of variety is required in this day and age.

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The Palais is totally unrecognisable from the way it was and for me it is every bit as atmospheric as the old place. Thoroughly enjoyed the night, dance floor was busy all night and sound system excellent.  For me the best venue of them all.

Yule.

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fantastic all nighter at the palais last night....absolutely loved it....when i wasnt djing i was on the floor all night...brilliant atmosphere just like the old days,ill put my playlist up shortly ,,,,stoke new years eve then blackhearts sat,,bring it on,,happy new year all

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