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Saturday 13th October...7.30pm until 1pm

CLASSIC NORTHERN & CLASSY CROSSOVER SOUL FROM THE 60'S & 70'S

£5 OTD

DJ's: Len Dopson, Steve Scotney, Jem Brittin, Brian Goucher

Special guest: Nick "Topsy" Turvey (Banbury Internet Radio / Classic Soul Radio)

This multi-room venue was previously a cinema before being converted to a popular snooker club in the 80's/90's.

Now a fully refurbished entertainment venue.

First floor self-contained room for c200+ with wall-to-wall (talc-friendly) wooden floor, state of the art sound system and well stocked bar.

Parking on and around The Square just off Raunds High Street and plenty of street parking too.

Any Q's please email steve.scotney@sky.com or call / text 07804 323192.

Or see previous event threads (June'11 / Nov'11 / Mar'12 / Jun'12) for feedback and comments. Thanks.

Note: this is now a stripped down post-event display

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Here’s the DJ times folks, let’s hope we get a bit of a ‘spill over’ from the fantastic night at ‘Soul in the Bowl’ We have a good crowd attending these events now and there really is a great ‘Buzz’ of late.

See you ‘On the boards!’

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

7.30 - 8.15 - Steve Scotney

8.15 - 9.15 - Brian Goucher

9.15 - 10.00 - Jem

10.00 - 10.45 - Nick Turvey

10.45 - 11.30 - Len

11.30 - 12.15 - Jem

12.15 - 1.00 - Steve Scotney

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Here we go again then...Round 5 coming up fast and watch this space for what should be an interesting development for the venue & for the three nights about to be booked for next year.

Hope to see some familiar faces back again and really appreciate your continued interest, support & feedback. For anyone who hasn't been along yet then why not give it a go and by all means see the look backs, where back in March, Sean Chapman posted a good summary of the event I think.

Look forward to seeing you there. :thumbsup:

Steve

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Great night and lovely venue & people....really looking forward to our trip over the border...............its been tooooooooooo long lads !

Melly X

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hi steve n lenny

well me & sue will be over again for another top night of quality soul at snookes , for those who have yet to venture to this venue, well all i can say is get yourselves over, there's something for everyone ,musically with a great floor ,warm friendly crowd and a great atmosphere.

see ya saturday guy's

atb steve

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Looking forward to this Saturday night and just wanted to add that if anyone is at a loose end on New Yrs Eve and fancies a good value soul party night at Snooks, then please see the event link below and speak to either myself, Jem or Ade Whiting this Saturday as we'll have a limited number of tickets with us for sale and they're already selling fast (you'd expect me to say that I know, but it's true!)...We'll also tell you what's in store for the three soul nights now booked at Snooks for 2013.

To quote our special guest for this Saturday, Nick Turvey, "It's all looking very, VERY good"!

Cheers and see you soon on those lovely sprung boards,

Steve

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Cracking little club, I'm really looking forward to my second visit to Snooks this Saturday... :)

Travelling with the Banburee bods, so expecting shenanigans from the get go.

" it's all looking very... mental"

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Lin's car had better be like a tardis or else you and Turvey are on the roof rack Richie mate :) Steve and lads....and Mr Goucher Esq....make sure you have plenty of dancers for us.....need to get rid of the last week and let ourselves go...go...go ...go .............

see you early doors but keep us a table reserved please - Turvey wants pasties, I want Becks, Winnie wants a slap and Richie wants big love :) Please sort ;)

XXXXX

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Lin's car had better be like a tardis or else you and Turvey are on the roof rack Richie mate :) Steve and lads....and Mr Goucher Esq....make sure you have plenty of dancers for us.....need to get rid of the last week and let ourselves go...go...go ...go .............

see you early doors but keep us a table reserved please - Turvey wants pasties, I want Becks, Winnie wants a slap and Richie wants big love :) Please sort ;)

XXXXX

Dancers, DANCERS, Iv tried that malarky and only 6 people responded, the rest just stood about looking dazed an wondering what to do, a couple were seen walking to the door shaking there heads andWinnie was heard moaning to Steve he'd worn his new soles out :)

Gouch

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Bit bored tonight are we?! :D

Dancers? Yes, I've paid bug bucks for some dancers....Actually it's cost me a month's pocket money to hire the local Women's hockey team who like to let their hair down on a Saturday night, dress up and take their gum shields out...They'll arrive at about 10pm, strip off to their sparkly bikinis and show the dance routine they've been practising since the last night at Snooks, to whatever soul 45 Turvey is playing at the time.

Then for the ladies viewing pleasure it's the DJ's turn to to show their moves to whatever gets requested for them.

Urmmm...I think I need sleep. See you there good people. :thumbsup:

Rest assured there'll be plenty of top quality soul for dancing. Are you asking? :D

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Just been over Snooks! with Scotters to help set up, all ship shape and ready to go...looking forward to meeting up with all you good folks....especially the Banbury Crew, Im just a bit concerned if Raunds is Ready for Nick Topsy Turvey Ha Ha

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Troop;

And so the progression of 'Snooks' continues, last night was superb, with some 30+ people refusing to allow Steve to shut up shop, the last record was played at 20 past 1 and was the simply wonderful Willie West & The High Society Boys and there "She's so fine".

No matter what your preference soulwise this venue under the stewardship of Steve Scotney has ensured that Northern and Crossover sit comfortably alongside each other interspersed with latin, funk and of course the obligatory mid tempo madness.The dancefloor was busy for most of the night with Len, Jem, Banbury's very own Topsy Turvey and finally Steve all playing blinding sets to a very appreciative crowd.

Locally at the minute we are in a golden period, long may it last.

Gouch

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Good points, well made Gouch; what a superb bunch of sets; all varied, something for everyone and just had a truly special night. good to see Ralphie, Steve B and Chris again + 2 lovely people who came all the way from Wigan!! They pick a different place each month and just turn up! Great idea :)

Met in the car park by Jem trying to flog us stuff from his van (!), Steve already spinning when we got in to the smashing venue and Len, didn't like your set....I LOVED IT !!!!! Nick was Nick and just sounded great (professional DJ you know lolol)

Thanks for inviting us over, so looking forward to the next one and of course Soul in the Bowl;

Friendly, fun and top, top music and people

Melly XX

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Good points, well made Gouch; what a superb bunch of sets; all varied, something for everyone and just had a truly special night. good to see Ralphie, Steve B and Chris again + 2 lovely people who came all the way from Wigan!! They pick a different place each month and just turn up! Great idea :)

Met in the car park by Jem trying to flog us stuff from his van (!), Steve already spinning when we got in to the smashing venue and Len, didn't like your set....I LOVED IT !!!!! Nick was Nick and just sounded great (professional DJ you know lolol)

Thanks for inviting us over, so looking forward to the next one and of course Soul in the Bowl;

Friendly, fun and top, top music and people

Melly XX

Well i was saving the special stuff for you Melly, agree with lot of comments made, good to see Snooks contstantly evolving and improving and looking forward to next year when the downstairs room opens to offer even more choice.... anything from motown to modern ! also great news Nick and the gang are back for the New Years Eve bash with Nick djing again (mental)

Lastly as already mentioned...respect to the couple that travelled 170 mile from Wigan to little old Raunds in Northants..cool !

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Thanks for the comments and to all who came along and enjoyed the night, some I know travelled a fair distance!

I personally think we're all lucky to have a great venue like this to enjoy our soul & stuff in this part of the UK, plus some great people who are "on board" with it and wanting more....The journey with Snooks continues!

Must also once again thank Jem, Len, Brian and Nick for their enthusiasm and record selections last night, which I thought flowed brilliantly with real consideration for the people in the room and for the time of night (if that makes sense).

I know soul nights tend to sometimes drift for a record or two beyond the set finish time but I was genuinely amazed to see a good number of people not wanting to go home several records after I expected to finish.

Brian told Len and I about the Willie West 45 a few months back and it was played twice in Len's Den at Soul in the Bowl a few weeks back, then I was asked to play it twice in the last hour at Snooks...So good to see lots of people dancing to such great "new" soul that's relatively unknown as well as to the classics.

Hope to see some of you back for the New Yrs Eve bash at Snooks (please call Jem for tickets on that as they're going to go quickly), otherwise out and about then back here in Feb 2013.

Cheers, Steve.

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A really friendly venue with music to match...

Great sets from all concerned and great banter around our table, good to meet up with some old friends too.

Back to the music... I love a club where the resident dj's take a risk and refuse to play the same old same old... And still manage to keep the dance floor packed all night :)

Well done all concerned.

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So proud of my mates Steve , Len and Jem for providing quality sould nights in the area. I agree with Gouch we are in a Golden Period and long may it continue. It is so refreshing to hear unknown tunes that ram the dancefloor.

Well done guys

Andy

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.....THAT'S THE WAY!

.....sorry, couldn't think of anything else to add......

See ya next time folks.

Len :wink:

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So proud of my mates Steve , Len and Jem for providing quality sould nights in the area. I agree with Gouch we are in a Golden Period and long may it continue. It is so refreshing to hear unknown tunes that ram the dancefloor.

Well done guys

Andy

As you well know Andy, every tune ever played on the scene started off as a fresh new play and a great many of the now accepted classics cleared the floor, I rememeber Mel Britts first ever play at the Casino by Richard Searling, the vast majority all walked off. Its easy to play the well known because all of the hard work has been done by jocks who will take a chance, but to play lesser known tunes takes bottle but its the only way the scene will survive.

Im dead chuffed to be a mate of Steve S, Jem and Lenny D, the snipers were out and local faces were forcasting the death of Snooks, but those of us who genuinely care about the scene surviving long after weve gone recognise that clubs like Snooks, The Red Bar in Wakefield and rooms like Lens Den, the Soul Essence Weekenders etc do surface and add to the scenes longevity. The 3 'Amigo's' have stood there ground and its paid off, big time.

At Snooks one minute your dancing to a classic oldie and then along comes a newie like Willie West, and still the floor stays healthy. Love it Love it, long may it continue.

Gouch

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Troop;

...and of course the obligatory mid tempo madness.

Gouch

:lol:

I don't know why, but that line has just had me crying with laughter - Brilliant, I think it's because it sounds 'oh so matter of fact' :D

Len :thumbsup:

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As you well know Andy, every tune ever played on the scene started off as a fresh new play and a great many of the now accepted classics cleared the floor, I rememeber Mel Britts first ever play at the Casino by Richard Searling, the vast majority all walked off. Its easy to play the well known because all of the hard work has been done by jocks who will take a chance, but to play lesser known tunes takes bottle but its the only way the scene will survive.

Im dead chuffed to be a mate of Steve S, Jem and Lenny D, the snipers were out and local faces were forcasting the death of Snooks, but those of us who genuinely care about the scene surviving long after weve gone recognise that clubs like Snooks, The Red Bar in Wakefield and rooms like Lens Den, the Soul Essence Weekenders etc do surface and add to the scenes longevity. The 3 'Amigo's' have stood there ground and its paid off, big time.

At Snooks one minute your dancing to a classic oldie and then along comes a newie like Willie West, and still the floor stays healthy. Love it Love it, long may it continue.

Gouch

Brian

Yes i agree with every word and you put it a lot better than i did. It was great to meet you again and along with John Pinnock we had a good chat about tunes.

Hope to see you again soon mate and yes proud of Len, Steve and Jem, who have personally made me very welcome on my return and are true mates

Andy

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