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Grumpy Soul Runcorn - Runcorn

  

  Halton Road    Runcorn   WA7 5QS   GB

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jumpinjoan
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Grumpy Soul Runcorn Details

Grumpy's Bar (aka Canal Walk), Halton Road, Runcorn

8pm - 3.30am      £6 on the door

DJs  Carl Fortnum, Dave Welding, Phil Threlfall, Joan Livesey

Guest for this one is George Sharp :thumbup:

 

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jumpinjoan

  • 5
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Always feel a little reticent putting a five star rating on an event I help run but for me it really is about everyone. Not just the ones who put the records on, but every single person in the room. So on that basis alone, five stars it most definitely is. 

Fantastic turn out yet again which makes all the hard work worthwhile. From Wales to Scotland to down south, we really appreciate your continued support. Smiling, dancing, sweaty, mad as box of frogs (Gaz) faces everywhere, what more could you ask for! Thanks everyone for a great night.

See you on 2nd July for more of the same. 5th anniversary with Andy Rix :thumbup:

 

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dc10ibiza

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top night with top sounds .cant wait for July 

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PhilT

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Van full of kit beckons so short n sweet ... 

Thanks so much to everyone who turned out again last night; loads on elsewhere but we had a great, up-for-it crowd in as usual which makes all the effort absolutely worthwhile!  

Special thanks to our guest George Sharp; brilliant to see him behind the decks again doing what he always has done: playing great records and not just the same old same old :thumbsup:

Next one is our 5th Anniversary on Sat 2nd July which sees the return of that Andy Rix fella alongside us four numpties. Promises to be an absolute belter; I'd get there nice n early...

Cheers

Phil

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Louise

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Nice review Lenny, and I really enjoyed our deep and meaningful conversation concerning the waring of tank tops with horizontal strips by men over the age of 40. I do hope you've remembered the fashion advice that I gave you that vertical strips are more sliming ! :thumbsup: (Nina will be pleased  :thumbup::thumbup:)

A very enjoyable night had by all with even some of the more reserved punters getting hyperactive on liquorice swirls :wicked:

Dave

 

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beryl & fred

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Right then.

                   If your one of those that thinks i must get to grumrpy's then get to grumpy's!

Consistently great music,Consistently great people. Thanks indeed

John:thumbsup:

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paul shirley

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Never fails as it's the right kinda music that ticks all the boxes for me and the night is put together by people that know thing or two so once again a great night was had by all . I was also over the moon to see my friend Fred krol & nadine 

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LEN

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A lovely night again at Grumpys - After having a night out in good company, and hearing great 'thinking mans' tunes complimenting the 'greats' that we all still love, it gives me a good feeling, and today I don't mind being 'back down the pit' (metaphorically speaking)

I've always been interested in the history of the scenes' DJs, along with what they have 'bought to the party' (I think that important) Alas, I didn't know of George Sharp, but after hearing him play I feel I should (I'm sure he must have done it before) :wink: He played some really nice stuff - Thanks.

If anyone can help 'name this tune'.........It was the first record George played (I think) / It sounded like this - "Whoa Whoa she's waiting bom bom bom bom, Whoa Whoa she's waiting..."........It was a 'stop start' Mid-tempo type number - I'm sure I have the damn record, but can't think for the life of me what it was! It may be 'the other side' to something more well known.

Anyway, thanks to all involved for the 'escapism' of a good night out.

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

Edit - Thanks Joan, the record was  'June Conquest - Almost Persuaded', I think that's what Phil said on the night (I forgot within a minute) Cheers :wink:

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JulianB

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Best night musically and catching up with folks in a long time.

Even managed to get a request played - thanks Phil.

Can't wait until July!

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Winsford Soul

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Where do I start. Simply Awesome. Sums it up. Just when I thought they couldn't top the last time. Guess what. They did. Every single DJ was at the top of their game it would be so unfair to single out anyone but im going to. Carl Fortnum. :hatsoff2::hatsoff2:his last set up till 3am was simply sublime. It had for me everything from beat ballads through to as rare as they come uptempo dancers and everything in between. Joan, Phil and everyone who was involved take a bow. :hatsoff2::hatsoff2:

Please don't let me be working on the 2nd July. When the legendary Andy Rix returns. Missed him last year.

Steve

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mtay9778

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It was my first visit to Grumpy Soul and have been meaning to get down for some time now. Some fantastic records played throughout the night from some cracking DJs and collectors. Looking forward to returning in the future. Keep up the great work!

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Welcome to the Grumpy Soul Runcorn Comments sectiom

This event is now over. Look up now to read the latest reviews of this soul event

Thanks for posting Joanie

Messrs Sharp n Fortnum back together again :thumbup:

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Work permitting will be there. Even if its half as good as the last one it will be awesome :thumbup:

Steve

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Messrs Sharp 'n' Fortnum

Sounds like a firm of debt collectors! :yes: this could spread fear and panic into some of the Grumpy faithful, I hear Robbo's has already legged it to Huddersfield(the place were they still peel them with their metal knives Re: the Cadbury's Smash adds of the 1970's)to seek asylum :ohmy: coupled with Winsford Soul looking for a work permit might give Camaron ideas about opening a passport control office at both ends of Runcorn's Jubilee Bridge ! 

 

Dave

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Dave. It's the Widnes bridge. My Dad helped build it and he was from Widnes so it's the Widnes bridge.  will the Runcorn immigration control let me in with a work permit, thought just a P45 was all that's required. 

Steve

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Louise

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Sorry Steve

I knew I shouldn't have believed GOOGLE (even if the taxman does ?) :wicked:

 

Dave

 

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Looking forward to my first visit, heard nothing but great reports...Phil

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jumpinjoan

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A month to go so here's hotel info for anyone intent on travelling and staying over:

The Camponile on Lowlands Road (closest to venue), WA7 5TP. 01928 581 771 / book on-line

Holiday Inn on Wood Lane, WA7 3AH. 0871 942 9070 / book on-line

Premier Inn on Chester Road, Preston Brook, WA7 3BB. 0871 527 8954 / book on-line

There's a taxi firm based in the club car park too, roll out of the club into a cab, perfect  x

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We're on again in three weeks, blimey! Doesn't seem two mins since Christmas and Joan's birthday bash.

First Grumpys of 2016 then and it's looking like another goodie; loads of interest from folk far n wide. George S guesting too; brilliant  LOL I'd be about 17/18 and asking him to play stuff last time I was in a venue he was djing at so it'll take me back a bit! Carl, Dave, Joan and myself filling-in the gaps as per.

Here's to another cracking night.

 

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Couple of weeks to go and Fortnum's been on chomping at the bit already. Gawd help us :lol:

If anyone wants a sales space or any info let us know x

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I'll be there as always as its one of the very few night that I try to attend . Anyway cheers looking forward to the night 

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George Sharp, one of my all time top djs, if only we weren't elsewhere wild horses wouldn't have stopped us coming up :rofl::hatsoff2:

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A week to go :thumbup:

Spoke to the club and everything's good, can't wait! 

 

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Hey Joan

Couldn't ya find a soundclip for The El Corals "Chick, Chick" for the back ground music

and you wonder why you struggle to find guest DJ's  :lol:

Dave

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That's Fortnum's new exclusive I'll have you know lol

Really looking forward to seeing everyone,  will post times in the next couple of days for those that do x

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Bought the El Corals from Rudzi's shop for less then 1/2 dozen eggs lol :wicked:

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In addition to those mentioned people could try the closest to Grumpy's club, The Wilsons Hotel, definitely closer than the Campanile 

24 - 30 Bridge Street, Runcorn WA7 1BY, England check it out on Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g580428-d8352517-Reviews-The_Wilsons_Hotel-Runcorn_Cheshire_England.html
Or
Runcorn Jubilee Guest House, Greenway Rd 15 and 16 Stanley Villas, Runcorn WA7 4NW, England https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g580428-d6149033-Reviews-Runcorn_Jubilee_B_B-Runcorn_Cheshire_England.htm

 
 
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Weekend is nearly here. Picking Mr Howard up on Saturday and looking forward to our first instalment of Grumpy Soul 2016.

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Thanks for posting hotel info Townman, really appreciate it  :thumbsup:

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PhilT

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Seconded, thanks mate!

Can you tell me how to get to the venue :lol: 

Only joking, I'm confident enough this time to set off on Saturday instead of Friday (it's taken a while as we've gone a different way fifteen times so far)

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Looking forward as ever to a night of quality soul music. Have the roadworks finished?? 

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No problem, I live local so thought I would offer up some alternative choices for accommodation, I am the organiser of Beechwood Soul, which is also in Runcorn I must try to get to one of these at Grumpy's myself one night, Just in case people don't know with the building of the new Mersey gateway (Bridge) Runcorn and Widnes are both experiencing major road closures, so I would advise anybody travelling to check their route, to the venue the worst affected will be anyone who comes from the Northwich or Preston Brook transport route into Runcorn as the central expressway is partially closed so you will need to follow signs to Halton Lea and follow the road around the Shopping city before re joining the central expressway and taking the 1st slip road down to Boston Ave then take the 1st right onto Halton Road Grumpy's is about a mile along on the right  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)

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Cheers! I'm just setting off now 

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Thanks for the update on the road situation, we're not local so that's really helpful!

Here's times for tomorrow :thumbup:

 

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Looking forward to visiting for the first time! See you tomorrow :-)

Mike 

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Likewise - I'm comin' along with Mr Fortnum, we should be fine as long as I remember to remind him to turn his head lights on this time! :D

See you all tomos :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

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 Wow Len !

Fortnum's had lights installed in his head what a poser :ohmy: pierced ears not good enough for him then !!..............:wicked:

Dave (the bling less one)

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Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Great night in store.

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Looking forward to another  top 

Night.     ?

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jumpinjoan

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Just waiting for Pip to pick me up. We'll check the thread periodically during the day so please shout if you need anything. Phil's quoted some useful info at the top of this page regarding roadworks, so scroll up to see if it applies 

Safe journey everyone, see you later x

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I will have to try and get to one of these grumpy soul nights sounds a very good night with good djs try and get to next one not seen joan since tonys nighters cheers mark

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We should be alright this time nige what with us both down loading new map apps :D

laters. john

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Will be kicking off with .........Leo Sayer - Thunder in my heart and finishing with ........Jethro Tull - living in the past  ......with some  ( notherny souley type records in between ) 

 

That lads keen on fishing and his friend would like to know more too ?

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I'll be there!! In spirit :thumbup:
I'd like to see you lot havin a go at some smoove moves to the Leo Sayer. Videos please :D

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I'm only going to come if one of the dj's for tonight was on a bbc TV programme this week !!

:g:

Just polishing my shoes now !

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Pray tell me more . What and who have I missed.

Should be there for 9.30. And I know the roads. 

Steve

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All set up and sounding great. Safe journey everyone and see you all later x

Ps Steve, don't listen to a word Louis says lol 

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Joan, Phil - Imagine this face from the bar until everyone arrives..........:)

See you in a bit :D

Len :thumbsup:

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