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Petesi

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About PeteSi

  • Birthday 17/01/1959

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  • A brief intro...
    Torch final months in 72/3 , also Cats, Palais and Several midlands and northwest events  and of course  Wigan 75-79. Big fan of the Casino "Fridays oldies Nights" They were the dogs Bollocks for me. Saturdays once a month was enough. Also Tiffs Newcastle U Lyme Mid 70s Sunday nights and all dayers , Great memories. Now 60 but still dancing like a 17 year old!!….. well minus the flips, back drops , spins etc the feet are still there but ...time, martial arts and moto cross  injuries have put paid to the rest LoL

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  • Public Real Name
    Pete Singleton
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Northern soul.Poker , Antiques
  • Location
    South East coast
  • Top Soul Sound
    Torch Classics and Wigan oldies.

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  1. From The Torch So Gotta be Exus trek
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  2. Trainers for dancing? REALLY?..... you are having a laugh. How far off the track we have gone for even considering Trainers. Shoes only, a decent brogue type leather soles fine but may be a bit tough on your ankles and instep so try to find a good man made sole with no grip patterns or the like. Failing that add a good cushion insole and wear cushion foot sport socks ie white tennis type. Oh and just to complete the set up use a sports ankle strap (the one that goes on to your foot and the wraps around the ankle with Velcro fastener) Works fine for me, still pounding the floor to the 100mph stuff and now into my 60s, so providing you are still reasonably agile should be fine for you too. Please please PLEASE ……. leave the trainers to the wannabe`s LoL
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  3. I went a few times back in the 90s-2005. It`s a reasonably easy drive from Calias As an antique dealer for some time this was a reasonable place to hunt for stuff , though didn`t see many records offered and by 2005 it was a 70% dealers on the main drags, but joe public was still stalling out in the smaller side streets. you may drop on but it was mainly antique and bric a brac furnishings etc. Not been recently but it was a good day out and IF you can catch the midnight ferry across and the 5-9pm back it can be done on a day ticket. Good luck record digging if you decide to give it a try.
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  4. PeteSi

    NVM

    Lol, Nope …. good point I danced for my own enjoyment , and still do today ….if others like it fine , if not well …….
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    Not been to the Northern Line for a while but as I was in the area so decided to call in. Wasn`t disappointed Moz and the other residents just keep the place buzzin and the dancers happy. If classic oldies is your bag ...then you won`t be disappointed. I`m old school and, just like the Kings Hall , Grosvenor R etc this place always delivers .
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  5. PeteSi

    NVM

    Practice makes perfect. When you go to a do and spot some old guy (or Girl) in there 50s or 60s who can dance well ...……..now you know why. Spent many an hour in my early teens practicing in the kitchen, hallway or my parents bedroom in front of the wardrobe mirror !
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  6. A tune from M`s sure..... Try Artie Fullove ( not sure about the spelling) But the Tune is "Santa clause please listen to me" circa 1976 if I remember right.
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  7. YES its Latin and some of its good BUT ...…….. No matter how you dress it up ITS NOT NORTHERN SOUL and never will be to anyone who was around pre 1980
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  8. BUT we didn`t actually think it was shite back then did we ...Well Ok with that one we did!...but you get my drift. Afternoon of the Rhino anyone? LoL
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  9. Pendragon Youth club Alsager 1970/71 a couple of the lads who DJd were Torch goers so the records that stick in my mind are Felice Taylor " I feel love coming on" and of course the one we all learned to dance to "Sliced tomatoes" The Just brothers
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    Not been for a while but wasn`t disappointed, great old school Northern tunes from all the DJs. The Best of The wheel , Torch, catacombs and Wigan all rolled into one! Been doing this since 1972 and with nights like this will be doing it for a while yet, top night.... keep it up guys.
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  10. Anyone been to this? Is it any good ie crowd dancefloor atmosphere etc Give us a clue as to what its like please as it may well be our venue for next week. PS. pm me if you don't want to go public with comments.
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  11. Went there in 1977 with my mate from Alsager same time as we went as regs to Tiffs in Newcastle, happy days
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  12. Packed in my classic oldies and monsters room , but it is my hallway so thank god only one person dancing or it would have been a nightmare
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  13. I would guess the nighter in question is possibly the monster in the Stoke area and one I nearly always attend. December one was down on numbers but , Last one FEB was well supported , not the rammed packer of a year or two ago but still busy and that for me was a good thing ...as getting onto the floor between 10pm -2am used to be a nightmare! If its the one in Nuneaton area , again one I attend , it has been a bit slower in recent times but still plenty in and a good atmosphere. Maybe just starting to be on too often ?maybe not. Notts run by Casper too..... still plenty busy and a good night. Others I have attended can be a bit hit and miss but....its tough to go to every one so just choose what suits you Bearing in mind just how many nighters and club nights there are now, and the costs compared to the music and atmosphere, some still get it right and overall I would say that the oldies scene is still strong, not quite what it was a year or two back ( when TV and film crews swelled the numbers) but then we are all a couple of years older and all nighters every week are too much for us 60yr olds!! Plus there are plenty of great nights from 8-1 or so that play classic oldies have a great atmosphere and are a bargain at 4-5 quid.... just look at Grosvenor rooms etc etc etc OH and if the post concerns new events playing rare, underplayed, never heard it before or modern tosh....NO Comment..... but good luck with it.
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