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GILBERTS Willenhall ALLNIGHTER - wolverhampton


  gilberts    field street    willenhall     wolverhampton   WV13 2NY   GB



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Next in the super-successful series of Black Country All-Nighters...


Extended times... A full 12 hour special! 6pm - 6am

Resident DJs:  Pep (Wigan, Catacombs, Cleethorpes, Torch, Yate, Locarno, etc) John Vincent (Wigan, Samantha's, etc) Dave Thorley (Stafford, Yate, Spirit etc)

Guest DJs to include:  Chris King,  Rob Smith,  Hitsville Chalky,  Clive Jones,  Colin Kidson,  Martin Farmer,  Dave Shaw, Laurence Proxton  (See next paragraph also)

SPECIAL FEATURE provided by a SPECIAL GUEST DJ: Original Hinckley, Keele, Prestatyn, 100 Club, etc veteran... the one and only MARK BICKNELL and his (not so) SECRET STASH of tunes! 

Mark will be presenting a SHOWCASE of the "SECRET STASH" Record Group labels which he represents in the UK. The group principally includes the great Chicago soul labels One-Der-Ful, Mar-V-Lus and M-Pac which have brought us all-time great sounds by the Sharpees, Duettes, Joseph Moore and Ringleaders amongst 100s of others. Previously unreleased tracks and versions have and continue to be released. 

SECRET STASH are providing Raffle Prizes including substantial several runners up prizes each including either a record or a CD or record voucher and Posters/Patches/KeyRings etc. There will also be  'Goody Bags' including KeyRings, Stickers, etc, totalling well over £100 in value. 

 A Raffle Ticket will be given to everyone arriving in time for the draw at or just after Midnight 

IN ADDITION, between 1am and 4am approximately there will be a LOCARNO TRIBUTE SESSION featuring the 3 main Birmingham Locarno Resident DJs of the 70s... CHRIS 'Kingy' KING, IAN 'Pep' PEREIRA and CLIVE 'Jona' JONES. On Stage Together in the West Midlands for the first time in over 35 years.  



Averaging 400 to date... another packer in prospect at this excellent, atmospheric venue.


6pm - 6am ... 12 Hours ... Usual Great Value

Just £8 otd before 8pm,    £9 otd (before 9pm)        £10 otd thereafter

Pay on the door ( - Not a ticket event)


I DEFY ANYONE to listen to Joseph Moore (below) without getting goosebumps or the hairs on the back of their neck standing on end! 





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Venue Details

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gilberts, field street, willenhall, wolverhampton, west midlands, WV13 2NY, United Kingdom

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Event Reviews and Comments

Welcome to the GILBERTS Willenhall ALLNIGHTER Event Review Section

   (1 review)

Michelle Johnson

· Edited by Michelle Johnson

   3 of 3 members say helpful 3 / 3 members

On my previous visit in August the place was packed to the gunnels with some great DJs playing and I had a really good time, but moaned about the state of the floor.

Last night the floor was still misbehaving but I enjoyed the evening so much more. It's not a wood floor so can feel a bit grippy and it doesn't breathe so condensation can make it slippy!  Hairaising if you cross from grippy to slippy!! :rofl: A bit of musical mopping and opening the windows helped but the real problem was the person who put oil on it! A liberal application of talc soon soaked that up and thereafter the floor behaved impeccably.

So what was so good about last night compared to the jam packed event in August? The crowd felt right for the size of the room. Comfortably full without feeling like a sardine. Great atmosphere, good vibes, nice people.

It's a great venue. Easily accessible from the M6, really quick bar staff, low bar prices. The DJ roster was excellent and the music first class. The floor was busy but there was room to move. For me it achieves the perfect balance between the small room intimacy of soul clubs (without the handbags) and the authenticity of big venue niters (without being in a fancy barn).

It's just how I like my soul served! I will definitely be back for second helpings.


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Looking forward to sharing The Stash at Gilbert's allnighter, the new release from The Sharpees - Go On And Laugh is a little behind schedule for release but is in production now, all being well it will be available before the allnighter so will have copies with me on the night, The Ringleaders and Otis Clay releases are now in the process and should be out around Christmas time or early in the new year. 

Massive thanks to Pep in advance for inviting me down to play a few tunes which will include some of The Stash.



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Will be bringing some goodies with me posters/cd's/45's/goody bags include button badges/key rings/stickers/flyers for future releases/record vouchers, will do a raffle and lucky dip as well.

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Great to hear the new product has arrived. 

Looking forward to hearing you play it on Saturday. 

Some great Stash 45s in the raffle prizes I understand. Keep up the good work. See you this Saturday. 

Regards, Pep. 


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If its as good as the last one youre in for a treat,cant make this one but deffo try and make the next,cheers and all the best Pep ,,,



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