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Charity Soul UK , York - YORK

  The De Grey Rooms, St. Leonards Place  - YORK   YO1 7HD   GB

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Charity Soul UK , York

Event Information

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Special charity fundraising  event at the prestigious De Grey Ball Room in the centre of York. Across The Board Northern Soul  in the Main Room ballroom


Times: 19:00 Saturday until 01:00 Sunday


DJ line up:

Main Room (Ball Room)

John Parker - (York)

Ron Lavender (Whitby Pavilion)

Sammy Seaman (Selby SC, Charity Soul)

Jonty (Easington WMC)

TOC (Manifesto SC, Charity soul)

Pete Lyster (Bridgwater Soul Club, Somerset)





 The tickets on sale now at the Theatre Royal. York. 

Suffice to say that these WILL sell like hot cakes due to the popularity of the dj's involved, due to the limitations set by H&S regulations, you are advised to get your a soon as possible.

* Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction is applicable

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The De Grey Rooms, St. Leonards Place, YORK, Nth Yorkshire, YO1 7HD, United Kingdom

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Best venue imho by far for Northern Soul in York with a wall to wall sprung dance floor in the ballroom.

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Charity Soul would like to apologize to the public and the dj's involved for the apparent confusion which has arisen regarding the dj's booked to appear at this event.

We, Charity Soul, can confirm that the event WILL  take place on the specified date  with a reduction in the entry fee , but unfortunately not with the originally named dj's .

Once again, Charity Soul sincerely apologizes to the dj's concerned for the confusion caused as it was never our intentions to mislead the public



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Just to re iterate this is a fabulous venue right in the centre of historic York, just round the corner from the Minster, The Shambles etc. Particularly fond memories for me of this venue -  Peterborough mod band 'The Name' played one of their particularly memorable gigs there, when the venue had a large stage and used for mod and punk gigs in the late 7ts/early 8ts. More recently the ballroom has been authentically restored to as it is now, retaining the wall to wall wooden dance floor. 


Since the original planning of this event, sadly 'Dekkas Roots Room' is no more - hence after much heart searching we resisted the calls for one of those (infamous) Northern Soul come backs/'coming out of retirement'. That all said, pleased to have been able to help Charity Soul in another way - obtaining the venue for them with no hire charge and great to now see that John Parker, Pete Lyster and Jonty are guesting along with the Charity Soul reprobates behind the decks. 

Tickets on sale now direct from the Theatre box office, details here 


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Will be at Leeds Central tomoz selling tickets for de Grey Rooms if you want to save £1.50 and go to the most prestigeous Soul venue around " then come see about   me "

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Great to be asked to play again at this great venue and all for a great cause professor maitland's research in trying to find a cure for prostrate cancer so please make the effort and join us there

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Managed to get hold of a few tickets ....if you want to go to the soul event in the historic De Grey Rooms (ex home of the Yorkshire Hussars) then contact me on: 07487589178 and save £1.50 booking fee .....which you could donate to Prostate Cancer research😉


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Getting closer now , only 100 tickets left , don’t be dissapointed and miss out so please contact us before the event to pre book your tickets , or come along to melodies in york the week before and buy them from us there

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It's beginning to look a lot like ........a cracking Soul weekend.

Brighouse on the Friday night and York on Saturday. Only heard great things about this venue, and what a great cause to support at this event. Cathy and I looking forward to it - and as big Sis Suzy lives in York [ ex - T.Wheel / Sloopys / Top of the Town / Rowntrees etc etc back in her mod days in Manc in the 60's ] I'll be bringing the family along too !

See you Sat week.


pete lyster

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Well after  sufferin weather 28c here in Tenerife lol its back to reality and what should be the start of some great music ...Sat 18th York then Manhattan great djs memorabilia for soulies and your opportuntity to help in our fight against cancer

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Tickets at the box office Theatre Royal, York have sold out - if you want to attend THE most impressive soul event in the locality we've a few still available, then contact:

Dave 07487589178 or

Nige 07957465223



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Soo looking forward to a great fundraiser at a cracking event , here’s th dj list 

8-9 jonty ( easington soul club )

9- 10 Pete Lyster ( south west soul )

10-11 Sammy seaman ( Selby soul ) 

ron Lavendar ( whitby soul ) 

11-12 jon Parker ( yorks finest dj ) 

12-1 Toc ( charity soul n Mike ward )

huntinton soul charity club 

it will be great to see the prof , who’s coming for a meet n great , if you’d like to chat to him about his work then come along and enjoy the event !!


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Whoops. Silly me , I didn’t realise it started at 7 bells , so our international DJ Tony ( steve ) jackson will do the 7-8 slot , so sithee theer !!😁😁

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As an addendum to the impressive list of(in) famous dj's at short notice and great expense (lol) we having kicking the evening off the one and only Mr Tony Jackson whose reputation is second to none on the soul scene, added to our illustrious leaders intro, Tony (AKA Steve, Syd) has dj ed at some of the most prestigious venues viz

 Soul Lodge - Tenerife                                                                                                                                                             

Leeds Central - since time began                                                                                                                                         

Manhattan Harrogate - Early doors Death spot                                                                                                                     

Knottingley RUFC - anyone who can play Running Bear  by Johnny Preston has got to be up with the grates (sorry greats)   

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