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About Jedpurkis

  • Birthday 17/08/1957

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  • A brief intro...
    Back in the 70's I was a regular at Cleo's, Samanthas, Nottm Palais etc but stopped going when the scene showed alarming signs of going 'disco' in the late 70's. I was an occasional visitor to the Penine in Derby but not much more since then. Then 18 months ago I met my partner Jo on Mismatch.com, she was rather reluctant to meet until we discovered a shared love of Northern and I dug my records out of the garage and played her a few over the phone, since then we usually pitch up to a soul night each weekend. This bloody music's got a lot to answer for haha!

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  • Public Real Name
    Jed Purkis
  • Gender
  • Location
    Castle Donington
  • Top Soul Sound
    Trouble With My Lover - Betty Harris

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    I organised the event after full consultation with the venue management and in accordance with their social distancing plan. Tables were 2 metres apart so that, when seated, a 1 metre plus distance was maintained. Max of 6 per table, the music was at a volume that attendees did not have to shout over to speak to each to other and the dance floor was out of bounds. People did have a crafty shuffle at their tables within their own bubbles and once or twice we had to politely remind people of the rules when enthusiasm got the better of them but everyone played nicely and had an enjoyable time. I
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    SOLD OUT: response has been amazing and we have already reached a safe capacity. Diane Naylor and Simon Hunt have also confirmed as guests.
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    Guests confirmed so far are Mick Cooper and Helen Crowther-Dowey.
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    Northern Souldiers Soul Club A Socially Distanced Sunday Soul Social Sunday 26th July 2pm - 9pm at The Sailors & Soldiers Club, Castle Donington DJ's Rob, Debbie, John, Jed and Friends A chance to hear some soul music in the flesh at last, we will be adhering to the new rules on social gatherings and there will be a strict limit on attendance. Please contact us on our Facebook page or call 07368 203951 to book a table. Admission £3
  5. Join us for Rob Harris' birthday celebrations. All welcome.
  6. Ian, thank you for those comments it means a lot that what we do is appreciated. We always try to play stuff a bit off the beaten track that's still uptempo, very glad you enjoyed it and we'd love to see you back again in March. Cheers.
  7. Not long now folks, going to be some crackers played tonight. See you there.
  8. Please note change of date from flyer.
  9. Jedpurkis

    Northern Souldiers

    Best night yet, place was bouncing from early doors.
  10. Please ignore the date on the flyer, the club double booked us with the kids pantomime. If you've been before you'll know it's an easy mistake to make!

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