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Everything Under One Roof

Come and join us for the 7th Jersey Soul Weekender. It’s the Soul Weekender where everything is taken care of and it’s all under one roof!

Great Value and Flexibility

In order to bring you great value and better flexibility of travel once again the Fitzsoul Jersey Soul Weekend 2014 is a 'Book Your Own Flights" event. This means you can choose to fly from many more airports and have the flexibility of staying extra days either before or after the event and all for a low starting price of just £145* per person. Thats only £2 per night more than 2013!

Extra nights just £37 per person for bed breakfast and evening meal. Hotel transfers are also available at £12 per person

For more information visit our web site www.fitzsoul.co.uk or ring fitzy on 07831458780


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got a great deal on flights from liverpool, just got 8 month to kill and away we go amigos. karen n ste.

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Hi bookings are going very well but you still have time to book, and there is still lots of good deals on flights so check it out , or for more information go to www.fitzsoul,co.uk     

 

And what happened to all the comments that were on this page that people left??  

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:) Hi Fitzy, Sorry can't be with you in Jersey mate,I know Danny's well up for it as he's bought some class tunes recently. Look after him for me mate,You know what he's like when he gets together with Jools,Yocky,Bridgey,& Lawrence ( The Gangam Gang ) Send my love to Cristine and Crew.Oh ! And well done for getting Leicester Fc  Venue up and running.All the best. Rod Clegg

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Our first time at jersey really looking forward to it   Martyn & Chris x
Great to see you both last night at Inner Soul. We will wait for you to arrive on Fri. We might be abit rough from the Amber Nector on Thursday night though.... lol We'll save you a couple of seats on our table. See ya both in 4 weeks. Bridgey & Linda

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Not long to go now 21 nights and counting down to this great event ,this will be our 6th year and really looking forward to meeting up with friends old and new. Looking forward to the djs cabaret (come on Bridgey promise we wont tell anyone what you are going to do lol)

See you all soon

Sue & Kev from cold and wet Middleton

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Hi Sue, Kev, Pat, Alan & gang... Great to see you all at the Wheel a few weeks ago. We are also really looking forward to another trip to Jersey. Our Adele will be with us this year, she's missed the last two. DJ Cabaret..... Unfortunately, no one as been in touch, so as far as I'm aware, it won't be happening this year? Have a safe journey & see you all in 3 weeks. Bridgey & Linda

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We just sorting out the last few things and then it's load the van and we leave Wed morning , and fingers crossed the weather looking a lot better for next week, and for all those who are coming over Thursday we will put an extra soul night on like we did last year to get you in the mood,   see you all over the water in Jersey.  Fitzy

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should be at the mayfair bout 3.00pm friday seems ages since we booked really lookin forward to it, might even have a wee dram. si thi theer, ste n karen.

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should be at the mayfair bout 3.00pm friday seems ages since we booked really lookin forward to it, might even have a wee dram. si thi theer, ste n karen.

Have a good un both  of you,will see you soon,Mandy & Alan.

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Have a good un both  of you,will see you soon,Mandy & Alan.

will do am ready for it, p.s is it mandy thats posted cos u cant be serious if you tried al, im almost in tears, see you both soon and be good. ste n karen. oh forgot to mention might just have a drink whilst watchin the warriors satdy morn get in.  adios amigos.

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Have a great  time Ste N Karen, Sorry I can't be there! But the mail has to get through somehow. ( Work ) say hello to are Danny, this is always a great weekender come holiday. I'll be back next year I hope? See you soon Rod Clegg

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no probs rod sorry you cant make it. will say hello to danny, but dont worry we wont ask him to drink with us lol.dont want to spoil a good set eh,

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should be at the mayfair bout 3.00pm friday seems ages since we booked really lookin forward to it, might even have a wee dram. si thi theer, ste n karen.

 

Hi Ste & Karen,

 

     It's seems to have come back round quickly this year.  Looking forward as usual.  It's been a while since we seen you & Karen (Eggborough I think last?).  We'll have a beer or two and talk about the price of fish... lol.  See you both on Friday mate.

 

     Bridgey

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Hi Ste & Karen,

 

     It's seems to have come back round quickly this year.  Looking forward as usual.  It's been a while since we seen you & Karen (Eggborough I think last?).  We'll have a beer or two and talk about the price of fish... lol.  See you both on Friday mate.

 

     Bridgey

yea it was either eggy or monoco bridgey, suppose you and linda are going tmora for the extra night, dont blame you if you are its a crackin hotel and a great do thats for sure, weve got two bottles of champagne on ice for our now customery toast at our house to an old friend of mine who came with us once and loved it, then its eight of us in the taxi and off to liverpool airport, be good to meet up again bridgey. safe journey, and see you all friday pal

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yea it was either eggy or monoco bridgey, suppose you and linda are going tmora for the extra night, dont blame you if you are its a crackin hotel and a great do thats for sure, weve got two bottles of champagne on ice for our now customery toast at our house to an old friend of mine who came with us once and loved it, then its eight of us in the taxi and off to liverpool airport, be good to meet up again bridgey. safe journey, and see you all friday pal

NOT LONG NOW

BE GOOD TO SEE YOU BOTH FRIDAY

 

LAWRENCE(HAROLD SOUL CLUB)

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NOT LONG NOW

BE GOOD TO SEE YOU BOTH FRIDAY

 

LAWRENCE(HAROLD SOUL CLUB)

lucky sods am workin tmoz, gonna do the extra night next year, more time and space to enjoy it, see you all friday cant wait.

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yea it was either eggy or monoco bridgey, suppose you and linda are going tmora for the extra night, dont blame you if you are its a crackin hotel and a great do thats for sure, weve got two bottles of champagne on ice for our now customery toast at our house to an old friend of mine who came with us once and loved it, then its eight of us in the taxi and off to liverpool airport, be good to meet up again bridgey. safe journey, and see you all friday pal
Yeh Steve, we fly tomorrow (Thu) & fly back Tue. See you Friday mate when you arrive. Bridgey

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Counting down the hours now just over 16 hours till our flight , looking forward  to meeting up with friends old and new

The Manchester Crew ( formally known as the corner crew ) Safe journey to one and all

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just got back from our 2nd Jersey weekender. It just gets better! brilliant time had by all, cant wait for next year .thanks Fitz n Christine - Gill n Ste wood xxxx

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Our first Jersey weekender and will be our last.

 

Hotel, lovely, staff & food great, people there for weekend people from mainland and locals who had purchased weekend tickets we met were all friendly and welcoming, musically something for everyone, not too many repeats and very nice chilled afternoons. Friday night really good an excellent night, then came Saturday night......

 

 A swarm of D**k heads paid to come in on 1 night passes and some of them created a really unpleasant night, many appeared intoxicated on arrival, drinks were nicked off our table, drinks on dance floor, dance floor became crammed and unable to dance at times. I complained to the people themselves and got 2 finger salutes and laughed at - such rude ignorant idiots, I complained to promoter who basically told me to do the same, bouncers didnt appear to care, several other people for the weekend also were unhappy tables knocked, drinks falling over people's clothes and even in their shoes - these were the people who had paid for a full weekend and gone to the expense of paying air fares to go, we assumed a decent promoter would have had some of these idiots out but didnt - we assume it brings in extra revenue for him. "security was a joke"

 

Whilst i was dancing - finally found a small area of dance floor the bloke who had created most of the issues which we attempted to ignore came on to the floor, put his arm round me and groped me quite inappropriately and then got upset when I punched him quite firmly and told him to f**k off. It did upset me and when I went and sat down he was calling me a stuck up bitch, etc, etc and again making gestures with his hand, then started goading my husband - who at this point didnt know about the grope, as i thought it better not to tell him under the circumstances. As you can imagine this was not a nice situation, again reported and no action taken by promoter/security. 

 

When my husband was told by someone who saw the incident he dealt with the bloke as most husbands would - strangely then the security acted........ anyway thoroughly ruined our weekend. Promoter didnt even have the grace to apologise or ask if we were ok, I would call that a poor deal.

 

Those who know us, know we are not novices and attend many events on the scene and have done so for 40 plus years, never has behaviour of a few been allowed to arise to such an extent, am not a seasoned moaner and generally enjoy most events we go to, I just love to get my head down and dance. 

 

Have tried to be objective hotel, friday, sunday and afternoons and full weekender crowd were great. Saturday night turned into an horrific bags ball pantomime,

 

Am sure there will be lots of we enjoyed the weekend, stop moaning, dont bother coming again comments, but being honest can only record what arose and we experienced and just wanted others who may be considering going in the future some insight. but IMHO piss heads on one night passes never enhance the weekend for those there for the weekend. Neither do unconcerned promoters and poor security.

 

Such a shame that weekend has so much to offer

 

Chris xxx

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So sorry you had such a bad experience Chris and Mart. Another one for us to avoid - you should have called the police to deal with the sexual assault - no one should put up with that x

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 Such a shame Sharon, because other than the Saturday night we had a great weekend and met some people from jersey who were there for the 3 nights who were lovely. I have also had several pm's & messages on face book from people who have told me of similar experiences with the drunken idiots on the Saturday and as a consequence have not returned, perhaps - as I mentioned to the promoter whilst complaining its time to rethink his policy if he wants to keep the weekender a soul weekender, there are so many quality weekenders around why spend all that money to attend one that you effectively erase the Saturday, when it should be the highlight??? Chris x

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Dear Christine,on behalf of the Jerseys true soul folks (most of us are all ex pats and have long standing soul pedigrees) please accept our wholeheartedly unreserved apology! I cant imagine the humiliation you were made to endure by the appalling behavior from that prick you mentioned. I regret not seeing that incident earlier, i only wish you would of told me about the incident when i came across to see if there was anything i could do. Having said that,your discretion was upmost regarding that incident as i would of had to of punched the prick myself...at least a couple of times!!  I really hope this matter has not put you off coming to further soul events in Jersey but from reading your post i am most certain it has and can not blame you as everything you have written about the weekender is honest and true. I will be mentioning all your and our concerns to the Jersey soul folks and in turn will relay these concerns to Fitzy who has a duty as the promoter to ensure that everyone who attends the Jersey weekender is protected from incidents like you have so horribly witnessed..

                                               yours sincerely Glenn Phillips

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Dear Glenn

Thank you so much for your post and once again thanks for coming to my assistance, I really did appreciate it you are a true gent; it is so sad that what had been up to Saturday night a really enjoyable event, dissolved into a hideous experience that I have in 40 years on the scene never before had to endure.

 

 

I would like to reiterate that Martyn & I both spoke to several jersey locals who were expats and found them nothing but welcoming friendly and like ourselves really into the scene that we love, so we do recognise it is a minority of idiots who spoil it for you, I really hope you dont have to put up with their antics at all your local events...

 

I feel at the moment that a return would not be something I would plan unless there was a complete guarantee of a saturday free of habdbaggers fuelled by alcohol, as i am getting too old for those antics, I have received several Pms on SS and FB from people who have experienced similar things including a group of my old Rotherham mates (blokes) being threatened by prostitutes a couple of years ago; so I do think it needs some serious rethinking.

 

if you are ever down Cleethorpes way give us a shout because you will always be welcome, equally if you are attending either Brid/Scarborough or Torquay weekenders give us a shout and we should meet to buy you a drink.and we truly mean that.

 

Once again thank you for taking the time to post in my support and please to all you true jersey soulies keep on keeping the faith you have a wonderful scene going on down there when the SFB are not in.

 

Finally please don't feel you have to apologise for the inappropriate behaviour of morons the majority of you were great, helpful and the sort of people we really enjoy mixing with.

 

Thanks Glenn for everything, we look forward to meeting you again somewhere and I will never forget your kindness.

 

Best wishes Chris & Martyn xxxxxx

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People before profit

 

It is incumbent on the promoter to respond and silence in my view implies an acceptance that what you endured is merely a business risk

 

so i look forward to the official response

 

PS I was there

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you will probibly wait a long time to get a resposnse, i could walk to that weekender in 10 mins i would'nt go even if it was free, not with a promoter like that, when did you ever even see him post on here apart from a free ad that is...

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Christine I have been going to the weekenders in jersey since the beginning and yes you are entitled to air your views but i do not agree with you slating the weekender as you have.I don't think it fair of you using the very over descriptive words you have.If the weekender didn't suit you then fair enough but that does not give you the right to try and put people off going to future weekenders.As for the "sexual assault" well you didn't do bad in retaliating with "abh" as in a punch!!!!. As for the handbaggers you mention if tickets are sold in advance of the event by the hotel reception, who is to know who is coming in.They like anyone, do not know who they are and what they are like but that goes for every human being on this planet!!!!   The so called d**k heads were 5 guys not a "swarm" as you described so hence make a mountain out of a mole hill is not always the right way to go is it?.Anyway no doubt 90% of the attended people did enjoy the weekend and will return for further ones and not be put off by your slating "letter"

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Kazza,I think if you read the post again, you will see I only commented with detriment about the Saturday night, and have support posted from others at the event that my review regarding Saturday night was factual; I do believe though if people tell the truth and are objective then it allows people to make an informed decision about events.

 

We all have our own opinions and experiences and those should always be respected.

 

I am really pleased you enjoy the weekender in Jersey; which other than the Saturday night we did immensely and I do hope you continue to do so in the future.

 

Kind regards

 

Chris xx

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Well well well

          We hope that you enjoyed your suprise on Thursday when we rendered you speechless for probably the first time in your life!

Kev - Regardless of what is being said in other quarters of social networking - WE REALLY ENJOYED IT AND HAD A GREAT TIME - especially because no one even knew that we were coming so you were all shocked to see us there.

Although Rob and myself had been before I enjoyed it this time more so than before and I know that Tony and Kate really enjoyed it.

Thursday night was quite an intimate affair as only a few people were there - and I believe that you lost your bet about the first dancers up - and Thursday night will surely take off and become an "extra night".

We know how hard that you and Chris work to make all of your venues work and we really appreciate that. We met some really nice people from all over the UK and Jersey, the music was good and it was a really good atmosphere with people really enjoying themselves.

Until we meet again - which will be Saturday by the way - KEEP THE FAITH!!!!

 

Dedicated followers of Fitzy - aka Denise, Rob, Kate and Tony

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We went there, first time this year, and the last time.  We went in a party of 28 of us - the first night, Thurs was good, we had the night in the `motown` room. Friday was ok too - nice atmosphere and friendly staff, and the people booked in hotel were nice and chatty.

Saturday night - what a sham.................. wish l stayed in my room watching Airplane! When got back to the table - other people stood there with the drinks and couldnt sit down. Ended up sitting on next table and taking it in turns to sit down. The were folk on dancefloor with drinks in their hand....a big no no indeed, and stopping people from dancing - why couldnt they think and stand elsewhere? There were lots of pissheads and the Motown room OMG sardines are packed less tightly.

The sounds on all 4 nights - were repeated except for the DJ on the Sunday from 12-1 who played half dozen different ones - thus l thanked him!

Reckon the promoter was in it for the dosh - we run a northern night in the northwest and l take pride and talk to the guests and ask if they are enjoying their evening.  That to me is good hosting - nobody came round to ask about our feelings.

The friends we have gone with and ones we have made - well they made the weekend - but will we be going back - hell no!  Could be that the majority of the 28 wont be returning - all due the fact that the Saturday night was worse than a `grab a granny`or `who can get the most beer on a northern soul dancers floor, clothes, shoes` night! 

Feel sorry for the true soulies who live in Jersey - it must be upsetting for them to see this possibly on a regular basis.  all l can say to them is `keep the faith`.  If they leave handbag on the dancefloor - go ahead and jump on the blooody thing!

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