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Grumpy Soul 5th Anniversary Runcorn - Runcorn

  

  Halton Road    Runcorn   WA7 5QS   GB

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jumpinjoan
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Grumpy Soul 5th Anniversary Runcorn Details

5th Anniversary :thumbup:

Grumpy Soul, Halton Road, Runcorn, WA75QS 

8pm - 3.30am and just £6 otd 

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

Special guest is Andy Rix!! 

 

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PhilT

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 It sometimes feels as though I could simply cut and paste my review each time ...

Nonetheless, credit where it's due so the usual huge thanks to everyone who turned out again last night to make it another cracker as far as we're concerned. As ever, the Grumpy hardcore were out in force and at it until the very end, ably supported by a really healthy smattering of new faces. Magic to catch up with friends and travellers from near and [in some cases very] far who continue to make a real effort and the night a pleasure to put on, just as they have for five years! 

Andy Rix? Still RIGHT up there as a DJ and, more importantly, still one of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet; a privilege to have him on and, rest assured, we'll keep asking him to come back.

As for the other four - Dave, Lou, Carl and Joan - you couldn't ask for better  

October it is then ... 

PS. Sorry Martin / Rbman - no playlists mate as snowed under at work, plus it's always been about the night as a whole for us tbh. Here's a selection from a previous night which'll give you a bit of a flavour at least, as Andy has below too

Be really great to see you oop North in October if you can make it  It's grim though, obviously 

atb

Phil 

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micksmix

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Top night as we've come to expect at Grumpy,had to leave at 1.30am :( but  the previous 4 hours was cram packed with top drawer soul music all tempos and styles catered for!! Anybody got a sound file of the tune Andy Rix played Ray Williams "gonna get even with you"? killer sax break!!! The dreaded roadworks outwitted me on the return journey,mainly due to fatigue(old shite syndrome) :D 

Looking forward to the next instalment already!!!!

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jumpinjoan

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What an amazing night!!  Thanks to Dave, Carl, Phil and of course Andy for the most incredible tunes. Lou, you are without doubt the best door lady and to everyone who supports us, it's you who make Grumpy what it is. We get travellers from all over, Scotland, Wales, London not to forget our local army who never miss - we're always humbled by the effort you make every time. Highlight for me (and there were many I have to say) was Mr Rix dancing from the off. Was like looking out at the dance floor and seeing the Andy of old, great stuff! 

Apologies for the girlie nature of my post, but I am a girl (an old one granted) so allowed to get emotional. Thanks again you lovely people and see you in October x

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DDe

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I said last year's anniversary was the best single night of soul music I'd ever enjoyed. So coming to this years was almost expecting it to not live up to that high bar. Why oh why would I doubt the Grumpy team - every bit as good as last year. You only have to look around the room to see people with more soul taste and knowledge than most - and know they are having a brilliant time to be reassured that there isn't a soul night in the country to match Grumpy Soul.

I want to go to a venue where the music is so good that when my knees are aching, and the soles of my feet are burning, I know the next record is gonna be so good that I'd rather stay dancing than give them a rest. And that's what you get a Grumpy in spades

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Winsford Soul

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What can I say. Many years ago when I started this journey of a life into Northern Soul music ,I knew I was different from  what you would call normal people. I had something very special that they would  never understand. I had something elsel. I was privileged and last night just confirmed that . Music that takes you to every emotional place that you have ever been in your life. Sad times. Good times. Lonely times. Every time. Drops you down. Picks you up. . Yes last night was that good. Awesome. And to end the night with what in my  humble opinion is the greatest piece of music ever. Ask the lonely. Four Tops. It doesn't get any better. 

Great big thanks to everyone that makes grumpy what it is. Promoters, DJ,s and punters alike. Was great to catch up with friends, meet new people and unfortunately didn't get to speak to a few people that I hadn't seen for a few years. Catch up soon.

Steve

 

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rhino

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what a great night, music was unreal and great atmosphere. 5 years and still going from strength to strength here to another 5 years. well done to the grumpy team for all your effort really is 1 of the best night going loved it   :hatsoff2::hatsoff2::hatsoff2::hatsoff2:

 

phill and grumpy team a message from  sean gibbons from soul promotions sends his thanks for last night best soul night his EVER been to thanks for your hospitality really enjoyed it :thumbup::thumbsup::thumbup: 

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tfk

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Wow - now that was good !!! a great vibe about the place and musically as good as av heard   ..... well done to all of The Grumpy Soul team ..... tfk

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Andy Rix

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Given the reputation that Grumpy Soul has and the high esteem in which it is held makes me feel honoured to have been asked to be a guest DJ. As I said to Joan when like-minded people get together good things happen and that was my experience on Saturday night.

The place was buzzing and everybody there was after the same thing ... a night of quality tunes played by experienced and gifted DJs with impeccable taste and record boxes crammed with goodies. To be alongside these seasoned players was nothing but humbling.

Joan, Phil, Carl & Dave all delivered and I danced a lot ..... Little John, The Vanguards, Benny Harper, One Gold Piece, The Cairos, Keni Lewis, Ruby Sherry, Betty Boo .... one good tune after another all night long.

And on top of that it was so good to touch base with people I haven't seen in far-too-long.

A memorable night indeed

Andy

 

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Rbman

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How about some play lists ......

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Louise

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Well, well, well didn't the eye-less jelly fish go down well, at one point the ever youthfull McWhitmore had three of the little bleeders hanging out of his mouth at the same time. It was remarked the he looked like a demented All Black perfoming 'The Haka'

:wicked:

Dave

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eddiefoster

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A fantastic night as ever in Runcorn; arrived a little late and had to leave a little early to my disappointment, but I was there long enough to soak up the ever present quality and atmosphere. Always makes me break into a smile when I think about the irony of calling it Grumpy Soul - couldn't be any more polar opposed.

All the DJs lived up to expectations (and another great coup having Mr Rix along for the ride) but on the night for me it was Joans' spot that blew me away - just so soulful and flowed so well, plus it's always great to see her bobbing about the stage with that great big smile :thumbup::thumbup:

Keep it up guys & gal

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Welcome to the Grumpy Soul 5th Anniversary Runcorn Comments sectiom

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

Early shout for our annual shenanigans and we're chuffed to bits that Andy Rix will be joining us for this one

Those who were there last time he played at Grumpy's will tell you what an amazing and special night it was, more of the same guaranteed :thumbup:

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It was an amazing and special night Joan - can't wait, see you there for more of the same :thumbsup:

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Actually managed to get out a couple of times with some early flyers for this one and people saying they're really looking forward to it which is great.

We've had some absolutely beltin nights down there over the last five years but I have to agree with Si and Joan in that last time Andy guested was the best in terms of atmosphere. The place was absolutely buzzing all night and if this one is nearly as good I'll settle for that; dead chuffed to have him back with us in July. 

Anniversary n all that but no CDs or owt fancy on the door I'm afraid - other than Louise and maybe a blackjack / fruit salad or two.

Roll on  :thumbup:

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jumpinjoan

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Blimey, four weeks to go (as someone pointed out to us two oblivious idiots Friday night)

We're all really looking forward to it. Andy's had his hotel booked ages, Fortnum's promising a new 'alternative' vocal for this one, Dave's bracing himself for a room full of folk on a liquorice sugar rush and I will be mostly saying to Phil "can I get a skinny latte". Can't wait :thumbup: 

 

 

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I just love it when Mr Fortnum sings along - and the liquorice sugar sounds great, can you get me 10g pls ?

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jumpinjoan

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Been asked for hotel info so here's the list as posted for previous nights, should still be relevant (fingers crossed)  

The Camponile on Lowlands Road, 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 

Wilson Hotel, Bridge Street, WA7 1BY

Jubilee Guest House, Stanley Villas, WA7 4NW

Bridge View, 78 High WA7 1JHt, WA7 1JH

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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jumpinjoan

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We all know Runcorn's not scared of a lane closure and a traffic cone or two. If anyone out there with local knowledge could kindly post up the latest for next week that would be really helpful x

Really looking forward to it. Anyone know if Fortnum's back in one piece? :D

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How would anyone know Fortnums status - he keeps his phone in his fishtank lol

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To be fair I did get a text from him from France, couldn't understand it mind :lol:

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That's what happens when you keep your phone in your fishtank :D

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Week to go, get in! Who's coming then? 

Can anyone give me directions :lol:

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I'm definitely coming Phil - I've got a waterproof burner phone to give to Carl :thumbup:

Follow the signs for the roadworks, closed road and misleading diversions - it'll take you straight there!

S.

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Gutted I,m working next weekend  Sat /Sun/ Mon/ Tue :ohmy:. Already thrown a sickie for Sunday :thumbup: Cant miss the next instalment of Grumpy even though its going to cost me hundreds of pounds for not working the Sunday :rofl:. Don't care. Soul is more important .

Are  there roadwork's in Runcorn :wicked:

Steve

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Don't worry Steve I'm sure a whip round can be organized to compensate you for financial loss, that if your not adverse to receiving a large amount of unwanted euro's !   :wicked:

Dave

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Dave. . Thanks for the kind offer but I'm not falling for that one again. The last whip round that was organised for me involved a madam and a leather strap and bare buttocks but that's another story :wicked:

Steve

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Next week's traffic news is slightly worse than this week but not as bad as the week after.

Next year's, you don't want to know. You have to pay £ 1.70 to get over the toll  bridges.

Bet people get lost and end up on the toll roads. But on the bright side there will be a surplus of road cones 

Steve

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Louise

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Any photo's or maybe a telephone  number ? :D

Dave

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Top man Steve!

Has there ever NOT been roadworks in Runcorn?

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Louise

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Sod which roads gettin' dug up again, what's the name of the street where local madam's boudoirs situated ??? :wink:

Wrapped, Tied And Tangled (there's a song title in there , somewhere):yes:

Do you get a disount if you mention Steve's name ? :lol:

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Got the week from hell coming up at work but Grumpy to look forward to at the end of it :thumbup:

Our man on the inside has sent the following update on the roadworks (big thanks), hope it helps x

The road situation is pretty much the same as the last time, with a section of the central expressway still closed, meanining people travelling in from the M56 junction 11 would need to do a detour around Halton Lea shopping centre, after passing McDonalds & Burger king they should follow the road until they come to the island and take the second exit then after going down a slip road onto the open section of the central expressway they need to take the first exit then turn left and then first right which will bring them onto Halton Rd, which is of course where they will find the venue on the right hand side.

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Its much easier coming from the M62 . Junc 7 take the 2nd exit for Widnes then follow signs for Runcorn. Once over the bridge stay in the near side lane turn first left over canal bridge  then turn right follow road through two sets of lights then as you cross back over canal bridge turn left into Halton road , the club is about 500 yards down on your left hand side.

Steve

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Lookin forward to getting lost coming to a town I've been 10.000 times

It'll be a belter I'm. Gonna munch any toffees that are ont pay station lol

C ya Sat baggie panters & twirly skirters 

 

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That's the spirit, Madam Joan start crackin' the whip !!!:wicked:

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Me and my son back from France ......... highlight .........Marseille Saturday afternoon .........Sunshine , Larger , Teargas 

you do the maths ........... Irrestible boy ? ......see you top boys and girls Saturday ??.    Will bring my spare flares to let off in the car park............nice ! 

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PhilT

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Nothing's happened while you've been away mate, all quiet over ere. Great to hear flares are back in. See you Sat

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Did you hitch a lift back with all the redundant Euro MEP's ? :wicked:

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There was a point this week when I wasn't sure if I would survive or not, bloody horrific lol. Over with now and really looking forward to a good blow out tomorrow! Some right rum uns enroute from North of the border as well as a lunatic wearing flares that can't stop singing along to his tunes - can't bloody wait :thumbup:

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I've just landed in Chester .... Records are sorted ... Nerves are under control .... The countdown has started

Andy

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Great stuff Andy!!! Going to be a brilliant night x

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Brilliant! Looking forward to seeing you Andy (& hearing your tunes of course).

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Andy. Your on in Runcorn not Chester and your a night early.:P be great to see you been a while :thumbup:

Steve

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Please come and say hello .... I've got sat nav so will arrive ok

Andy

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Good morning one and all. Just getting ready for later and thought I would post up the times for those that do. We'll be checking on here during the day so please shout if you need anything 

Can't wait :thumbup:

 

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Yes Joan

What time does the gardening centre next door shut ?

Dave

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Looking forward to tonight, always a good one at Grumpy! 

See you all later. :thumbsup:

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Hey Joan

We've got a bit of a problem, when I went to collect the woven anniversary badges as instructed, the tossers had lost your order but have no fear I've aquired some very nice eye less jelly fish they should prove to be very popular.

P.S The Scots have crossed the border whether it's the pull of Grumpy's or their just trying to get away Ms Sturgeon I don't know ! :wicked:

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That bloody Hadrian and his Wall are supposed to keep them Scots out. Just can't get the staff. Dave don't forget to check their passports.

Steve

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Will see you later Ste, I will be accompanied by Mr. Brandreth and Mr. Mcann

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All set up ready to go and sounding great. Safe journey everyone, see you later :thumbup:

Ps brilliant directions Steve! 

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:D

Well I'll keep trying.
Busses from my place don't seem to have the schedule they used to.
 

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