In April 2002 Chris and Barry started the soul night at Pilsley. The music emphasis at this time was Northern oldies (Chris' influence) and Classic Motown (Influenced by Barry) Both brothers having a life long love of soul music but experiencing different venues at different times: shaping their own particular taste. As time has gone on we have rarely seen a bad night at Pilsley, even when other venues have come along and their nights have 'clashed' with ours, the numbers have generally remained consistent. Barry would be able to give an accurate average figure on this but I reckon over the time span we have probably averaged about 120 people. Some nights seeing far more and of course some dropping below this slightly.The night now consists of Chris and Barry as residents, having top DJ's guesting for us and one of our regular guests commented that "PILSLEY IS A FANTASTIC LITTLE SOUL CLUB, WELL WORTH A VISIT", (NIge Brown:source N.SOUL magazine).
Other guests have been PETE TAYLOR, STEVE BROWN, SAM MOORE, GLYN SISSONS, JOHN POOLE
TONY WIGGANS, TONY CLARKE , JOHN MAY, MORT, KEITH MANLOVE, JACKO, ROB KAY, ROB SMITH , CRESSY, The Big Daddy MARK BICKNELL AND MANY OTHERS. This reflects the across the board music policy which now pervades the atmosphere of the night.
WE ARE PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED AT PILSLEY and would like to say thank you to all who have regularly supported us through the good as well as the not so good times and also to those who tend to mix visits to our nights with one of the other many nights around and about on the third Saturday of the month.
THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY IS GOING TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME NIGHT, WE BELIEVE, WITH GUEST DJ'S MARK BICKNELL AND NIGE BROWN. MAKE SURE YOU ARRIVE EARLY BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE PACKED NIGHT!!