'The Wellingborough Soul Club'
Well the Northern Soul Bubble hasn't burst yet, but I think you'll agree most soul nights are suffering in attendance due to the shear amount of choice these days. Why do so many people want to promote eh?
Friday 6 April 2007, (Easter bank holiday weekend!) is The Wellingborough Soul Club's 13th Anniversary. This years gift is a 29 track rare soul C.D, all recorded from original vinyl. I hope you like it. If you don't, play it again, if you still don't ...you need help!
This will be a busy night. DJ's are Mick H, Dave Vanner, Roger Banks, Jon Buck (R.S.G) and myself. Sadly though this will be the last one...
The Embankment club has always attracted about 130 people who really appreciate the music policy, plus about 50 punters that aren't bothered about musical differences between venues. It's some of these 50 that have been lost because they are catered for so much by too many events.
Also, Embankment regulars will know the screens that separated the record dealers / bar area from the dance floor have now been taken away which completely changes the whole set up of the room and makes a traditional, wooden floored dance hall now seem like St Paul's Cathedral and too big for an intimate 'rare' soul night. It's been said recently that an "oldies" night would ram the punters in to the rafters, but numbers were never the driving force behind the Embankment. It's always been the music and I'm proud to say that in 13 years our DJs have never chased the dance floor but have provided the country's rare soul fans with a friendly, welcoming venue which catered for them.
We've had great times over the last 13 years. The soul nights at the Embankment have actually been going for 15 years but I changed the promotional name to The Wellingborough Soul Club after about 2 years, (blimey that video was 10 years ago!).
People have visited from all over the country including many quality DJ's. We are proud to have introduced new sounds to the area as not everyone gets to places like The 100 Club to hear them.
This final night will be special, it will be great to see all our old friends and supporters in the same hall, on the same night. So come and 'have a ball' with us and celebrate being part of the country's longest running soul night ever.
Thanks for supporting The Wellingborough Soul Club!
See you all on Friday 6th April.
Len 'n' Nina.
P.S - heard the 100 Club news just before we went to print...bloody hell!