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  Hotel De Ville, Ripley  - Harrogate   HG3 3AX   GB

Soul Nights
Ian Smith


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Harrogate's Cheltenham Club was the in place to be for fans of American R&B and soul in the late 60’s. It was the cool in place to be seen with sharp suits and button down shirts, bob hair styles and mini skirts. This iconic venue played the latest US sounds every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night between 1967 and 1969. The Cheltenham was a mecca for Mods and Beat fans craving for a fix of US R&B and rare soul in the pre northern soul era. Legend has it that the owner, Norman Lusher, won the club in a card game!
The Ripley Star Club will recreate this cool vibe in a special night of 60’s R&B and Soul played on original vinyl in the iconic Hotel de Ville which has a great hard wood dancefloor. This is not a northern soul/ Motown night (The club pre dated the name and the discovery of the smoother soul sound!) You will hear danceable rare soul and R&B of the Cheltenham era spun by DJ’s Ian Smith (Harrogate and Ilkley Soul Clubs) and Michael Lowcock ( a patron and occasional DJ at the original club).
The first 50 on line bookings through the Ripley Live site (one CD per booking and not per ticket) will receive a free commemorative Cheltenham Club CD.
All profits from the event will go to Parkinsons UK.
 Tickets in advance from www.ripleylive.com £5 + 49p booking fee. Booking in advance advisable but any remaining tickets will be sold on the door.

 - Listen to a preview of the event on Andy Bellwood's Cellar Full Of Soul with DJ's Michael Lowcock and Ian Smith


Ripley is on the A61 half way between Harrogate and Ripon. It is on the main 36 bus route and late buses run back to Harrogate and Leeds after midnight. Check out http://www.harrogatebus.co.uk/36.htmRip
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Hotel De Ville, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AX, United Kingdom

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Ian Smith and Mike Lowcock will be guests on Monday 12th Nov on ‘Andy Bellwood’s A Cellar Full of Soul’ radio show from 1pm - 3pm. You can listen on the day ‘live’ here  http://www.station369.audiospace.co/webplayer . 

(It’s also repeated 2am Tuesday 13th Nov.)

Ian and Mike will be talking about this forthcoming event , the Harrogate Soul scene past and present and playing music associated with The Cheltenham Club.

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