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The Soul Shack Alfreton


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event-4245-0-78855300-1423430780_thumb.jThe Soul Shack. 32-46 King St, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7DQ

7th March 2015 and the first Saturday of each month: Guest DJ for this month is Martin Smith (Inner Soul)

A great venue with a large room, 'overflow' dance floor and separate bar area. A relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, cheap bar, and good car parking (massive car park to the rear of the building)

Top DJs from around the UK will join us each month to play quality Northern, semi known, rarer and underplayed / forgotten vinyl from the 60s and 70s: If you like to listen to Northern Soul the way we used to and not overwhelmed with the same old tunes than why not pay us a visit? We would love to welcome you !event-4245-0-78855300-1423430780_thumb.j

£3.50 - 8pm until 12.30 (or later!)

Chris Cooper: 07715 297239

Terry Westhead: 07970 559132

"The Soul Shack isn't your ' run of the mill commercial gig that plays to the crowd ' We do play requests, obviously, but we dont get that many. Its simple at the Shack and anybody thinking of coming should consider our music policy before doing so. It will save disappointment regarding your evening out.

We play underplayed oldies, classic oldies, and a sprinkling of rare, all (hopefully) on original vinyl. Covering the Northern Soul spectrum of the sixties and seventies with music from the Wheel through to Cleethorpes and anything up to the early eighties, as long as it was a sound from the halcyon days of the Northern scene.

We know that's not everybodies cup of tea, but it is ours and that's reflected in the music we play and the DJs we choose. Most will have been around the scene for a long while and know what they are doing.

We know our policy is not a ' crowd-puller ' and most will choose to go to the more popular nights but that's ok its not something we really worry about.

As long as we stick to what we do and continue to get support we will do it; why?because we love what we do, the great scene we are involved in and the music that helped shape our lives.

Thank you for your support at the Shack we really do appreciate it."

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No Terry this month as he's away at Prestatyn so a night without his dulcet tones ringing in our ears. so this months recipe guarantees a feast of music without his tunes in the pot. Coming from 8-9 for starters, Steve Perkins, probably some Mecca Magic in there 9-10 first course Mark Mellors, classics all the way. 10-11 Our main course, Mr Inner Soul himself Martyn Smith, you won't be dissapointed with what Martyn serves up. 11- finish, Chris Cooper serving up the sweet for you. so there you go a recipe to satisfy any hungry soul. see you there. Chris.

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Just a few days away from our monthly pilgrimage to the Soul Shack.

Weve never had a bad night here so it's a regular fixture in the diary.

Looking forward to an hours break from the dance floor to get behind the decks again  :thumbsup:

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Looking forward to having you play for us Martin. Expectations high as we head towards the weekend.

lots on this weekend but the S Shack is the place for us.

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We love this venue, its "our cup of tea" so looking forward to it, we missed the last one :-( roll on Saturday Mary (& Dave)

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Very few traditional 100% OVO  northern Soul events around these days but the Soul Shack is definitely up there with the best of em.

If that's your thing  and you haven't yet been, then give it a try tomorrow night. You'll be glad that you did

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Last call from me as tonight's the night .... If you've nothing else planned and you like your soul fix -100% Northern with stuff you know and some you may not, but all with the real Northern vibe then The Shack is the place for you tonight - Martin Smith as the guest too so we know that we are in for a cracking night !





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I don't want to say the usual stuff ; using the same cliches - 'packed to the rafters' 'stormin' night' 'everyone danced to the last record' 'lots of other stuff on tonight' because we've all read those sort of reports of soul nights that we were at and the comments bore no resemblance to reality!

However....... The Shack last night wasn't packed to the rafters but we had a good number through the door (70ish) which for us is good and meant that the unique atmosphere that is created was maintained and enjoyed by those there. The DJs sets did them justice - they have some belting records and Stephen , Mark and Chris served up some fantastic music : our guest and good friend Martin has a marvellous record collection and he pulled out of his boxes some sublime sounds and kept us dancing until, personally my 57 year old knees couldn't take anymore!

Thank you everyone that supports the Soul Shack and keeps us wanting to carry on for another month keeping to the ethos that there are thousands of excellent Northern Soul sounds that need to be played and as long as the DJs that have those sounds want to play them for us the Soul Shack is one of fewer and fewer places that we will hear them.


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Yet another good night at The Soul Shack.                                                                                                A really appreciative crowd and so refreshing to play at a venue and be able to pull out the forgotten stuff and still fill a dance floor.

I Love the top 500 sounds but love the other thousands of forgotten sounds just as much. 

Thanks Chris, Sharon and Terry for letting me loose behind the decks and keep it up.......it works.

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Love the Soul Shack and long may it continue. So look forward to it every month, it's got it all , good music, good floor, lovely venue and a great group of people, all on the same wavelength musicwise! Can't wait for Easter weekend cos it will be Soul Shack night again! Love it. X

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Thank you once again to those who attended last night. 4 djs treating us to a selection of soundds from across the decades. Thanks to Stephen Perkins, Mark Mellors and Martin Smith, top class, I love the Shack, no pretenders, no one trying to impress you, just people who love it the way it was.

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