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Just reading through a few threads and the old memory gland starts twitching, thats memory not mammory so got to thinking about the brilliant alldayers at the Palais Nottingham during the mid 70's. Anyone remember the red setees round the dancefloor?

Used to travel from Peterborough and never missed one, bloody fantastic. Now living in Australia and was wondering what happened to the place. Anyone who went i would love to hear from you. Stay soulful, Tony E.

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Just reading through a few threads and the old memory gland starts twitching, thats memory not mammory so got to thinking about the brilliant alldayers at the Palais Nottingham during the mid 70's. Anyone remember the red setees round the dancefloor?

Used to travel from Peterborough and never missed one, bloody fantastic. Now living in Australia and was wondering what happened to the place. Anyone who went i would love to hear from you. Stay soulful, Tony E.

the old palias kept on going right up till around 2002 , over the years they had nighters in the mid 80's as well they somewhat changed the decor around this time the d.j box was moved to the right side of the floor the stage was demolished and replaced by a bar as was the clockroom the floor was reduced and put on two levels and as for the bali hi well that was totally unrecognisable the place holds great memories for me as i d.jd there in the late 70's and 80's te last time i went to my home town the old place was boarded up and the old globe on the roof was no more a very sad sight to see

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the old palias kept on going right up till around 2002 , over the years they had nighters in the mid 80's as well they somewhat changed the decor around this time the d.j box was moved to the right side of the floor the stage was demolished and replaced by a bar as was the clockroom the floor was reduced and put on two levels and as for the bali hi well that was totally unrecognisable the place holds great memories for me as i d.jd there in the late 70's and 80's te last time i went to my home town the old place was boarded up and the old globe on the roof was no more a very sad sight to see

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Yep Steve know what you mean mate. I clearly remember going downstairs to the then Jazz Funk room, was it a revolving floor?? Sad to know the stage was replaced by a bar of all things, i remember the bar being to the right of the dancefloor as you walked in, certainly had a few lager shandies there. Loved the bogs right near the entrance and they alway's smelled of Brut..... Brilliant memories and i can still smell it if i think hard enough. Were some great dancers there and the girls, well what else can you say,other than the friendliest on the planet. Will consign them day's to the memory box. Tony E.

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I went to my first ever All Dayer, which happened to be at The Palais, in Sep 1976. Vividly remember Lindburgh II "Toulouse" playing as I paid my money to get in. Can also see my brother dancing to The Skullsnaps "i'm Your Pimp" in a dance competition on the same day. I attended many times over the next years (Dayers and Niters) and like the above I'll always have very many happy memories of the famous Palais.

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now you're talking, my old stomping ground. Anyone remember seeing Junior Walker there on what i think was the 100th all dayer? believe it or not I still have that little button badge you got for going somewhere. My mate Shelley jumped up on stage with him and was dancing as Junior blasted out 'I Aint Going Nowhere'. brilliant memories of years gone by :thumbsup:

Always remember Steve dancing away in his very unique way and those trousers! and Brian Rae hammering out Davis and Tyler's Hold on, help is on the way followed by robert knight's branded - what a venue!

The manager (Mike?) used to do a 15 min spot as well usually playing poppy stuff like Love on a mountain top and there's a pain in my heart - remember that anyone lol? that was the time to have a walk around the record sellers.

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Living in Notts now. Palias building still exists, called "Oceana" or summat. Just a townie sorta place these days. Used to go when ther was a revolving dance floor downstairs. jonathon used to dj??

Ill take a pic when I can and post it ( if I can work out how!)

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Just reading through a few threads and the old memory gland starts twitching, thats memory not mammory so got to thinking about the brilliant alldayers at the Palais Nottingham during the mid 70's. Anyone remember the red setees round the dancefloor?

Used to travel from Peterborough and never missed one, bloody fantastic. Now living in Australia and was wondering what happened to the place. Anyone who went i would love to hear from you. Stay soulful, Tony E.

Yeh...'Draycott Drifters' used ta frequent the Palais on those sunday afternoons.... :shades::thumbsup::yes::no:

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YEP Agree with the above... Had some brill times there.. We all used to catch the old Barton bus from leic.. ha. Good times they all were..Some great soulful people there + the Funk , Jazz crowd also.. Very freindly bunch, up or down stairs.... This is where i got into the , Jazz Funk, Fusion stuff.. :thumbsup: .. And got into some serious dancing.. :lol: . You had to, to get on the small round dance floor.. :thumbup: . And what clothes we all used to wear.. lol... inc, slip on kung fu shoes.. :thumbup: , Baggy pegs, etc... What times they were.. Would,nt change a thing.... After the palis... it was onto the, Rock City... :wicked: .. Where Johnathan used to run... Who i believe is back on the , dj tip ?? mart

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Living in Notts now. Palias building still exists, called "Oceana" or summat. Just a townie sorta place these days. Used to go when ther was a revolving dance floor downstairs. jonathon used to dj??

Ill take a pic when I can and post it ( if I can work out how!)

Pablo

Is that Pablo who used to knock around with Scott , Baus .

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Is that Pablo who used to knock around with Scott , Baus .

Not me mate - soz. "Pablo" is nickname, my real name is Paul Brown. came to Notts from Leicester & Kettering.

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This really was my favorite place in the world! feeling all sad and nostalgic now.....used to catch the train from Kettering up to the dayers until the boyfriend was old enough to drive.....oh so many years ago...the red setees, the wonderful dancefloor the very posh "ladies boudoire" with all those mirrors, just to remind you how rough you looked in the early hours of the morning, also remember them serving the best burgers in the world downstairs too lol. remember one christmas our mate Herman nicking the chrismas tree from the wimpy up the road and trying to get in with it on his head - strangely it didnt work - Has anyone got any photos of the Palais (inside or out) they seem to be very few and far between and i would love to see some.

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This really was my favorite place in the world! feeling all sad and nostalgic now.....used to catch the train from Kettering up to the dayers until the boyfriend was old enough to drive.....oh so many years ago...the red setees, the wonderful dancefloor the very posh "ladies boudoire" with all those mirrors, just to remind you how rough you looked in the early hours of the morning, also remember them serving the best burgers in the world downstairs too lol. remember one christmas our mate Herman nicking the chrismas tree from the wimpy up the road and trying to get in with it on his head - strangely it didnt work - Has anyone got any photos of the Palais (inside or out) they seem to be very few and far between and i would love to see some.

Debs xx

Ain't got any piccies Debs but my mate in the U.K. has still got all the tapes we made on one of them old cassette recorders. We used to set it up by the stage and then go and dance our rocks off. Alway's loved queing to get in, specially when it was freezing cold as everyone was so friendly. Never be another venue quite like it, i reckon in it's own way it was as good as the Casino. 600 soulies clapping to ' a little bit hurt ' ooh i can see it now. Makes the hairs stand up don't it? Best record for me there was Epitome of Sound, still got my copy. Getting soulful down under nowaday's, GREAT. ktf Tony E.

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Not me mate - soz. "Pablo" is nickname, my real name is Paul Brown. came to Notts from Leicester & Kettering.

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are you the paul brown who hung around with phil ohearn from peterboro.

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found this on the net,it says its Notts Palais but no date

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also this

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PALAIS 1965 THE BAND IS CALLED "THE SONS OF ADAM"

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BALI HAI 1983

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are you the paul brown who hung around with phil ohearn from peterboro.

Now that IS me!! Yes...do you know Phil too?

Paul

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Used to look forward to Palais alldayers so much. First went, think it was Dec 1975, and don't think we ever missed one after that. Brilliant, really happy times.

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Now that IS me!! Yes...do you know Phil too?

Paul

yes mate and i remember you from phil's wedding.

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yes mate and i remember you from phil's wedding.

Yeah, I was his 'Best Man', but I was so nervous I think I did a real crap job of it! Didnt really know too many people there as I'd been off the scene for a while, so felt really self-concious. Flayyered that Phil asked tho, so had to honour that.

Havent heard from him recently....you ?

Paul

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yes mate and i remember you from phil's wedding.

That should say "Flattered"...!!!

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Yeah, I was his 'Best Man', but I was so nervous I think I did a real crap job of it! Didnt really know too many people there as I'd been off the scene for a while, so felt really self-concious. Flayyered that Phil asked tho, so had to honour that.

Havent heard from him recently....you ?

Paul

haven't seen him for a while. he's always about at the peterboro do's.

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Used to look forward to Palais alldayers so much. First went, think it was Dec 1975, and don't think we ever missed one after that. Brilliant, really happy times.

My first ever proper soul event the Palais - December 1978 :wicked: Remember the Manager chap having some banter with the punters whilst queuing, tongue in cheek stuff like if you ain't got clean shoes you ain't coming in.

Loved the dayers and some of the nighters although they thinned out around 81 onwards to a couple of 100 punters. Also saw the Ric Tic Review here. Sometimes used to bow out early though and get the bus to a few punk gigs at Jacksdale Topper :P

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Living in Notts now. Palias building still exists, called "Oceana" or summat. Just a townie sorta place these days. Used to go when ther was a revolving dance floor downstairs. jonathon used to dj??

Ill take a pic when I can and post it ( if I can work out how!)

Pablo

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Living in Notts now. Palias building still exists, called "Oceana" or summat. Just a townie sorta place these days. Used to go when ther was a revolving dance floor downstairs. jonathon used to dj??

Ill take a pic when I can and post it ( if I can work out how!)

Pablo

Im sure folks are sick of these two pics the first is 2008 the second I dont know probably 80s ish!

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haven't seen him for a while. he's always about at the peterboro do's.

Take a look at my Gallery. Theres only 4 pics in there, but they all involve Phil!! 1 is from his wedding and another is inside Notts Palais.

Seen him at Leicester Half Time Orange do's and went with him a coupla years ago to the St. Ives 30th anniv.

Paul

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Went to loads of em Circa 75-76-77. whether under the guise of East Midlands or West Midlands Soul Club :) After Wigan or Clee used to have a few beers either at Tavern in Town or The Fountain :lol: Sure the doors opened at 2. In those days used to hang with John Poole, Nev Wherry (Rip) Tony Elson, Mick Gordon, Steve Harding, The Garnetts Tony and Lee (think he won 1or 2 Dance Comps) Couple of Macs from LE and many more :lol:

Remember the Dancefloor jammed solid and bouncing like a trampoline to Lloyd Michaels- The Flasher :lol:

Sure Kev Roberts even bought the guy on stage and Inroduced him to the paying public

Regards

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Just reading through a few threads and the old memory gland starts twitching, thats memory not mammory so got to thinking about the brilliant alldayers at the Palais Nottingham during the mid 70's. Anyone remember the red setees round the dancefloor?

Used to travel from Peterborough and never missed one, bloody fantastic. Now living in Australia and was wondering what happened to the place. Anyone who went i would love to hear from you. Stay soulful, Tony E.

Hi suinoz. Did you used to know Ryder Gary and Liz Big Janet and Spike back in the day?. I saw you and Tony when you were at the sept skeg weekender 2007 and i thought i recognised you and im wondering if it was from Fleet, St Ives, back in 76,77,78,79. Will say hello if you coming over this year to Skeg. Tony you going to be Djing anywhere when you come over Nightnurse mentioned something but cant remember what he said now?. As reguards the Nottm Palaise what fantastic alldayers they were, we used to start with Colemans then the Brit on to either Wigan or another allnighter then still have energy to do the Palaise all dayer on the sunday, Mick knight is still around he drinks in Beeston Notts i think he was the success behind the Palaise and the best manager they have ever had he loved the soulies and the plush red settees set out in a half moon shape if i remember rightly? OH HAPPY DAYS.

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Hi suinoz. Did you used to know Ryder Gary and Liz Big Janet and Spike back in the day?. I saw you and Tony when you were at the sept skeg weekender 2007 and i thought i recognised you and im wondering if it was from Fleet, St Ives, back in 76,77,78,79. Will say hello if you coming over this year to Skeg. Tony you going to be Djing anywhere when you come over Nightnurse mentioned something but cant remember what he said now?. As reguards the Nottm Palaise what fantastic alldayers they were, we used to start with Colemans then the Brit on to either Wigan or another allnighter then still have energy to do the Palaise all dayer on the sunday, Mick knight is still around he drinks in Beeston Notts i think he was the success behind the Palaise and the best manager they have ever had he loved the soulies and the plush red settees set out in a half moon shape if i remember rightly? OH HAPPY DAYS.

Hiya Soulfulbabe, Oh yes happy day's indeedy. Did know loads of soulies at the Palais and used to travel up from Peterborough for nearly all of them. Defo coming over in September and will be deejaying at Bournmouth mini nighter on 6th, Rugby allnighter 13th, Brighouse Ritz 19th, Six Hills 20th and the Saturday at Skeggy weekender. Did do the Fleet and St. Ives back in the mid 70's as i lived in Peterborough so went to most venues round there including Kettering. Can't wait to catch up with all our mates so hope you will be at some of the gigs, oh and try and bring one of them red setees with ya lol. Stay soulful, see yas soon. Tony " T BONE " Western Australia.

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ahhhh, The Palais,I had my first taste of club soul,before "northern" was coined,nearly 40 years ago,was a kids "disco" think it was a Sunday morning ,must have been about 14,went to the dayers nighters the lot,first saw the late and great Edwin Starr there ,very fond memories of the place, a real Ballroom, beautiful it was,Bali hi ,nearly fell of it a few times :lol:,back then I thought it was the most fantastic place in world :thumbup:

Bazza

And do you know,I think it was :yes:

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ahhhh, The Palais,I had my first taste of club soul,before "northern" was coined,nearly 40 years ago,was a kids "disco" think it was a Sunday morning ,must have been about 14,went to the dayers nighters the lot,first saw the late and great Edwin Starr there ,very fond memories of the place, a real Ballroom, beautiful it was,Bali hi ,nearly fell of it a few times :unsure:,back then I thought it was the most fantastic place in world :)

Bazza

And do you know,I think it was :wicked:

Hiya Bazza, yep mate your dead right there but as they say nothing stays the same eh?? We all have happy memories of the place and i'm right back there if i shut me eyes for a few seconds. Wonderful times, just wish we had a time machine to go back and do it all again. I for one would be there in a flash. Stay soulful, Tony E.

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Hiya Bazza, yep mate your dead right there but as they say nothing stays the same eh?? We all have happy memories of the place and i'm right back there if i shut me eyes for a few seconds. Wonderful times, just wish we had a time machine to go back and do it all again. I for one would be there in a flash. Stay soulful, Tony E.

So would I tony, even if I could only stand or sit up in the balcony,and look down at the dancers,and there were some great dancers,as you say wonderful times

Bazza

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So would I tony, even if I could only stand or sit up in the balcony,and look down at the dancers,and there were some great dancers,as you say wonderful times

Bazza

Hiya Bazza, I'm coming over to the U.K. in September to deejay at several gigs. Do you still go, if so where?? I will be at Rugby allnighter, Brighouse Ritz, Six Hills and the Skeggy weekender. Look me up for a chin wag and a beer mate if your gonna be at any of them. Stay soulful, Regards Tony E. Western Australia.

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Some of my happiest times ever spent there,so many vivid memories.can remember being downstairs at food stall getting some chips and full time groover coming on it sounded like the dance floor was gonna come through everybody clapping in time to the music,by the time i got up there the dance floor was packed,cant remember ever seeing dance floor so crowded,happy happy days

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There will be a 2nd  'Palais Reunion' ,   Easter 2020.     

  Salt Box,   (Ice Stadium) .  Nottingham.   Original DJ's plus Guests.  

 

  

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The palais was a top Notts venue my home town spent many a happy time there great memories dancing and djing there 

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Wonderful place !

 being a youngster, myself  😄,    I  did'nt start going until early 78.    But i never missed a single event after that,  until '83.      a lot of time spent in this fabulous venue,   Funkin' for jamaica ,  downstairs,  Stompin upstairs.  Whistles,  water pistols (remember the bag searches?).  Frank Wocko telling tales of old, whilst waiting in the Queue.     seeing a guy in a dress, in the foyer toilets and realising he was from my home town !  🤨

    fabulous memories,      i seem to recall the seats in the area front left of stage, were Green , not red ?

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First went late 74 early 75 you still had to wear a tie to get through the doors we would pass them out the toilet window to anyone who didn't have one lol. Yes the seats were green the dj both to the left originally. Then they moved it centre stage late 79 ish. It moved again in the 90,s to the right hand side of the dance floor. The rotating floor in the bali hi remained until the late 90,s  dj there from 83 till 88 in the bali hi Saturday night session I ran prior to then going Stafford via taxi lol. Good old days. 

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I remember the DJ booth being to the left of stage (as you looked at it) .   I also remember KR doing his bank hol sunday nights,  with the DJ's being halfway down RH side ,  in the late 90's . 

   on a side note,   i was talking to a friend last night, ref Palais people.    i mentioned i only remember two Nottingham faces from that time.   one is the kamikaze dancer,   who is still out n about (Dont know his name,  bald, wears a vest and a beer towel on his head, when he sweats), the other was yourself Steve .   .......

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Does anybody on here  remember djs ian walker ,hector from derby, denny,anybody know what there doing now,a ll djd at palais at one time or another

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On 16/06/2008 at 17:48, martynthejazz said:

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YEP Agree with the above... Had some brill times there.. We all used to catch the old Barton bus from leic.. ha. Good times they all were..Some great soulful people there + the Funk , Jazz crowd also.. Very freindly bunch, up or down stairs.... This is where i got into the , Jazz Funk, Fusion stuff.. :thumbsup: .. And got into some serious dancing.. :lol: . You had to, to get on the small round dance floor.. :thumbup: . And what clothes we all used to wear.. lol... inc, slip on kung fu shoes.. :thumbup: , Baggy pegs, etc... What times they were.. Would,nt change a thing.... After the palis... it was onto the, Rock City... :wicked: .. Where Johnathan used to run... Who i believe is back on the , dj tip ?? mart

Nice interview with Jon here, I realised how much his long hair influenced others :)

The last time I knew he was events organiser at Hardwick Hall Hotel. Sedgefield, Co. Durham,

He was "still" trying to track down the illusive (if exists at all) 12 " white Demo US Promo copy of the O'Jays "I l Love Music" from all those years ago.....Top Man indeed

https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/01/jonathan-woodliffe-interview

https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2010/november/dj-jonathan-on-rock-city-3310/

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21 hours ago, Timbob said:

Does anybody on here  remember djs ian walker ,hector from derby, denny,anybody know what there doing now,a ll djd at palais at one time or another

Hector djs at the kings head belper with Tim finch from modus house of soul and s few more every month or so 

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I know Hector and young Tim . Sadly Denny passed away just lately it was his funeral last week .

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Denny used to live round the corner from me in Stapleford. He had some great tunes, he was resident dj at the brit before John Poole and Andy Lee. See his brother Gary occasionally. 

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Sad to here that denny passed away,remember him playing some great music at the brit,i was constantly up at the decks asking him for info on records,he was alwsys freindly and helpful

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Sorry about posting that twice. I think it was either 1974 or 75, probably 75, though I'm not sure. I hope it brings back a few memories for some of you.

 

Just checked & Easter Sunday 30th March was definitely 1975

 

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8 hours ago, Banner said:

Sorry about posting that twice. I think it was either 1974 or 75, probably 75, though I'm not sure. I hope it brings back a few memories for some of you.

 

Just checked & Easter Sunday 30th March was definitely 1975

 

There brilliant pal see you at the cow shed bank holiday Monday 

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