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John Elias

Broughton Wings

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Last Saturday, 28th Oct., me and err indoors ventured the fifty odd short miles to the Broughton Wings Club which is part of British Aerospace factory complex just outside Chester,dead easy to find,well signposted and just off the main A55.

It had been nearly two years since our last visit here and had forgotten what a great venue this was for a northern night,massive,well lit car park,smart,clean and well set out venue with ample dancefloor,great sound system for your ear 'oles and air conditioning keeps the dancers at the right temperature!

The bar prices were amazingly cheap,had to ask twice!,friendlly staff and all,stays open 'til midnight

Musically,was a broad range from oldies,newies,6t's 7t's,crossover modern,in other words, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.Just a few top tunes that stuck in my mind from the night were Billy Arnell...Tough Girl,Inspirations...Your wish is my command and The Ivories....Please Stay...............Wicked!!

Numbers were a little bit down due to a couple of big niters on and also that it was on the 4th Saturday of the month instead of the usual 3rd.,still attracted about 120 with a venue capacity of about 220.

Resident DJ'S are Brian Ellis and Soul Sam and usually invite a "big name dj" backed up by the best of the North Wales coast dj's playing quality rare soul for the past six and a half years with a specialist Oldies night normally in June but will be running one as the next do in November (18th),also a Motown night in September.

All in all we had a great night,great atmosphere,great music washed down with cheap beer(and what a choice too)A big thankyou to all concerned,John and Carys Elias. :yes:ps in the words of Jimmy Wallace....I'll Be Back......with the misses of course.

Just to add also....record dealers on the night...Chico,Mark Speakman and Keith Minshall,as far as I can remember,thanks and apologies if missed any out,John.

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Nice post my John...Always good to give certain clubs a plug that don't get much coverage on Soul Source..Heard good things about this place too but not had the chance to get there yet..Lets hope i can make it in the near future..Good luck to Brian/Sam and the rest of the team...

steve

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Nice post my John...Always good to give certain clubs a plug that don't get much coverage on Soul Source..Heard good things about this place too but not had the chance to get there yet..Lets hope i can make it in the near future..Good luck to Mr Speakman/Sam and the rest of the team...

steve

Hi Steve,thanks for this and the pm......by the way its Brian Ellis and Sam ,not Mark Speakman,cheers buddy,John :thumbsup:

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I've been here with the hublet-his dad works at Airbus and it's their social club! Think it only cost £2 door tax and , as John said, the beer was very cheap! I had a great night-slightly embarrassed by Richard's dad joining me on the dancefloor for the Ultimates.... :thumbsup: That's an experience I'm not likely to forget :thumbsup:

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I've been here with the hublet-his dad works at Airbus and it's their social club! Think it only cost £2 door tax and , as John said, the beer was very cheap! I had a great night-slightly embarrassed by Richard's dad joining me on the dancefloor for the Ultimates.... :thumbsup: That's an experience I'm not likely to forget :thumbsup:
Thanks Reg for reminding me.....now £2.50 OTD......is that bleedin cheap or what?..............no backdrops I hope......... :shades: and hello to hubby..hublet?

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Thanks Reg for reminding me.....now £2.50 OTD......is that bleedin cheap or what?..............no backdrops I hope......... :thumbsup: and hello to hubby..hublet?

Backdrops :thumbsup: God I hadn't thought about that - it could have been worse :shades: And I have to be honest and say that he made up for it by buying the aforementioned cheap beer all night. I think we'll probably get down there again soon as it's nice and convenient for babysitters although it, unfortunately, usually clashes with the Greatstone which is a bit of a shame.

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Playlists.........................do have a good idea of what the dj's played on the night but for accuracy am inviting them to to add on if they wish,thanks,John. :dance:

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Just to say thanks to John for the nice write-up. It's good to have some independent feedback on Broughton - I'm very reluctant to publish my own 'isn't Broughton wonderful' reports as people might just see that as out and out advertising.

So I guess that by not shouting from the rooftops constantly about the venue :thumbsup: it does stay a bit out of the limelight and maybe we lose out a little on numbers from time to time.

But you can see from John's 'look back' that we do try to offer a high quality night with top name and local quality DJ line ups. The venue is superb with no expense spared on furnishings and decor, the drinks and door tax are possibly the lowest around, top class air-con system, excellent wooden dance floor, great sound system playing some of the best soul music around......oh no it's starting to sound like an advert!!! :thumbsup:

But if you do fancy somewhere different, where you won't hear the same old, same old month-in month-out, you'd be very welcome in this friendly corner of North Wales - see you sometime maybe.

Brian

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Playlists.........................do have a good idea of what the dj's played on the night but for accuracy am inviting them to to add on if they wish,thanks,John. :dance:

John

I'll sort a playlist out in the next day or so.

Brian :thumbsup:

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Just to say thanks to John for the nice write-up. It's good to have some independent feedback on Broughton - I'm very reluctant to publish my own 'isn't Broughton wonderful' reports as people might just see that as out and out advertising.

So I guess that by not shouting from the rooftops constantly about the venue :thumbsup: it does stay a bit out of the limelight and maybe we lose out a little on numbers from time to time.

But you can see from John's 'look back' that we do try to offer a high quality night with top name and local quality DJ line ups. The venue is superb with no expense spared on furnishings and decor, the drinks and door tax are possibly the lowest around, top class air-con system, excellent wooden dance floor, great sound system playing some of the best soul music around......oh no it's starting to sound like an advert!!! :shades:

But if you do fancy somewhere different, where you won't hear the same old, same old month-in month-out, you'd be very welcome in this friendly corner of North Wales - see you sometime maybe.

Brian

Brian i love this post :ohmy:

nice reviews lads looks good :thumbsup:

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John

I'll sort a playlist out in the next day or so.

Brian :huh:

hi Brian and john , great little write up john , realy enjoy the nite at broughton as always do always good to see the like`s of chico & pat mark speakman, joe dunlop, keith minshall, chic vinney and lyne , mikey brown dave hughes and all the rhyl lot, always a good nite even when sams away :thumbsup: . great spots by andy killach as we walked in at around 10.15 playin the likes of frankie karl congress. keep up the good work Brain & sam

will post a play list up soon

take care steve thomas

ps hope to see you at the nova 24th november :P

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Playlists.........................do have a good idea of what the dj's played on the night but for accuracy am inviting them to to add on if they wish,thanks,John. :dance:

John

Here goes with my 2 playlists (the very early spot from setting up, to when Chico took over at 9.30 pm; and the final spot of the night - just 45 minutes worth)

Early Spot (not in any particular order)

Ray Crumley - All the way in love with you

Tony Drake - Living in the footsteps of another man

Rare Pleasure - Let me down easy

Pictures - I'm gonna see you through

Ad Libs - I don't need no fortune teller

Richard Caiton - Where is the love

Cloudburst - I'm lovin' you

The Fantastics - Where there's a will (there's a way)

Willie Fisher - Put some loving on me

Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford - Let's pick up the pieces

George Jackson - I don't have the time to love you

The Jades - L-O-V-E, I love you

Ty Karim - Lightin' up

Ben E King - Can't break the news to myself

Emanuel Laskey - I'd rather leave on my feet

Mayberry Movement - I think I'm in love

Buddy Miles - I'm just a kiss away

Grover Mitchell - What hurts

Modulations - I'm hopelessly in love with you

Willie Pickett - On the stage of life

Satin - Your love's got me

Shirley Wahls - Why am I crying

Doug Banks - I just kept on dancing

Don Gardner - Tighten up your love bone

Minnie Jones - Shadow of a memory

Toby Lark - Sweep it out in the shed

Last spot of the night

Richard Caiton - I like to get near you

Bobby Sheen - Something new to do

Hamilton Movement - She's gone

Joi Cardwell - Let it go

Michael Procter - Love don't live

Al Green - Keep on pushing love

Ron Hall & the Mothafunkaz - The way you love me

Eddie Foster - I never knew

Herb Ward - Strange change

Christine Cooper - Heartaches away my boy

Ruby Andrews - Just loving you

James Fountain - Seven day lover

Garland Green - Girl, I love you

Martha Reeves - No one there

Brian :huh:

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CHARLIE JUST FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

:D MY PLAY LIST.........

PERRI - NOPLACE TO GO.

CHANNEL 3 - THE SWEETEST THING

LITTLE SAMSON - DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE.

NEW YORK ROCK EXCHANGE - "HARMONICA MAN".

GRACIE DUMAS - SONG OF A WOMAN.

PAT&THE BLENDERS - "JUST BECAUSE".

VALA REEGAN - FIREMAN.

MONGO SANTAMARIA - CLOUD NINE.

CHARISMA BAND - AIN'T NOTHING LIKE YOUR LOVE.

GIL SCOTT-HERON - THE BOTTLE.

KING TUTT - YOU'VE GOT ME HUNG UP.

FLAME N KING - HO HAPPY DAY

RONNIE DYSON - LADY IN RED.

JEFF PERRY - LOVE DON'T COME NO STRONGER.

SIDNEY BARNES - STANDING ON SOLID GROUND.

ARCHIE BELL - WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN.

SAM DEES - LONELY FOR YOU BABY.

WILLIE HUTCH - JUST A BOY'S DREAM.

CHRIS CLARK - ASK ANY GIRL.

NARBAY - BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

RONNIE McNEIR - SAD SAD WAY??

THERE YOU GO, EARLY & LATER SPOTS TOGETHER ,

ALWAYS ENJOY MYSELF AT BROUGHTON,BIG THANKS TO BRIAN&

SAM FOR INVITING ME TO DJ,

BEST AS ALWAYS CHICO! ! ! !

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GRACIE DUMAS - SONG OF A WOMAN.

Love this ain't it an acetate only or lp only or summin like that

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Love this ain't it an acetate only or lp only or summin like that

BAZ, CAME OUT ON ( J GEMS ) STATES SONG CAME FROM

A SHOW OR SOME THING,

ALSO CAME OUT ON (ELDORADO STUDIO) THIS COULD

BE A ONE OFF AS IT'S A DIFFERENT MIX.

:D:thumbsup::yes: BEST CHICO!!!!!!

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Ah yes thats the one i was thinking of the eldardo acetate, will have to search out that relese you mention as long as i can afford it :D

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CHARLIE JUST FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

:D MY PLAY LIST.........

PERRI - NOPLACE TO GO.

CHANNEL 3 - THE SWEETEST THING

LITTLE SAMSON - DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE.

NEW YORK ROCK EXCHANGE - "HARMONICA MAN".

GRACIE DUMAS - SONG OF A WOMAN.

PAT&THE BLENDERS - "JUST BECAUSE".

VALA REEGAN - FIREMAN.

MONGO SANTAMARIA - CLOUD NINE.

CHARISMA BAND - AIN'T NOTHING LIKE YOUR LOVE.

GIL SCOTT-HERON - THE BOTTLE.

KING TUTT - YOU'VE GOT ME HUNG UP.

FLAME N KING - HO HAPPY DAY

RONNIE DYSON - LADY IN RED.

JEFF PERRY - LOVE DON'T COME NO STRONGER.

SIDNEY BARNES - STANDING ON SOLID GROUND.

ARCHIE BELL - WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN.

SAM DEES - LONELY FOR YOU BABY.

WILLIE HUTCH - JUST A BOY'S DREAM.

CHRIS CLARK - ASK ANY GIRL.

NARBAY - BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

RONNIE McNEIR - SAD SAD WAY??

THERE YOU GO, EARLY & LATER SPOTS TOGETHER ,

ALWAYS ENJOY MYSELF AT BROUGHTON,BIG THANKS TO BRIAN&

SAM FOR INVITING ME TO DJ,

BEST AS ALWAYS CHICO! ! ! !

Must have imagined the Vibrations..?........Soul Chef...like it :D Edited by dancingcollector

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John

Probably just the dancefloor shaking!!! :huh:

Brian :yes:

Brian,see you have a similar sense of humour as me.... :yes: .......meant on EPIC :ohmy: Soul Chef...servin'up some soul,

John the weirdest.

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:angry: :angry: :angry: very easy to go off people......me with me bad leg as well.

shame on you both,..... :yes: hee,hee

Hasn't dropped off yet then..................Chic..............o where's me leg! :ohmy:

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few plays from Broughton what i can remember here goes hope to c some of you down at the nova 24th nov great warm up before the burnley niter! :yes:thumbsup.gif

]in no order

Alma faye- I believed- flamingo uk

marv johnson- come on and stop- united artists

kim weston - you can do it -unissued

the Enticers-calling for your love atlantic

Robert john- Raindrops. love and sunshine-A&m

Lewis Clark=I need your lovin so bad- tigertown

Carol Anderson-taking my mind off love- whip

Seven souls- I still love you - okeh

the "5" Royals- catch thar teardrop=abc-par

The Ivorys-please stay-despenza

chris clark - Somethings Wrong-unissued

major lance- you dont want me no more- okeh

kurt harris- emeror of my babys heart-diamond

richie-adams-I can,t escape from you- congress

dean parish- bricks, broken,bottles and sticks-musicor

constellations- i didn,t know how to= gemini

parisians= twinkle little star=demon hot

cheers steve T :D

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