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  1. ***Corner Pocket Soul Nights @ The Majestic Suite, Mexborough**

    You're more than welcome Christine, always a pleasure to see you at The Corner Pocket, so get the ankle sorted the dance floor is missing you
  2. The Night Shift Soul Club @ Davy's Sporting Club Sheffield

    As requested we've widened our musical palate this time, to include not just Northern Soul & Motown but Ska, Raggae and even scooter rally favourites, So we're pleased to announce two new guest DJ's on the bill for March, firstly one of Yorkshire's finest Ska and Raggae DJ's, Hank "Ska'd For Life/Trojan Explosion known for playing some of the finest old school music from the Island's Mr Gary "Aging Face" Meadows, playing fully across the board scooter rally favourites, and always playing a great mixed spot of quality tracks. Back again with us we have Jarvo, Northern Soul's musical maestro, always bang up to date with the current sounds being played in the modern rooms as well as those classics we all love. Lady Motown, with her 90% Motor City play list from the rare to not so rare and a 10% selection of forgotten gems, but everything with a dancing edge to them. Russ Adams, Northern Soul with a Popcorn bias, and strong hints of great Mecca, Cleethorpes and Clifton Hall 70's soul.
  3. The Night Shift Soul Club @ Davy's Sporting Club Sheffield

    Playing Northern Soul & Motown, Ska, Raggae, R&B, And Scooter Rally Classics Sunday 25th March 3:00pm Till 8:00 am £3 Admission nightshiftsoul@gmx.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/The-Night-Shift-Soul-Club-Sheffield-717755518430668/
  4. ***Corner Pocket Soul Nights @ The Majestic Suite, Mexborough**

    Well as always let me say on behalf of myself and all the team here at The Corner Pocket our usual MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came to our January event on Saturday 20th and gave us your support! Thanks for all the positive comments from you all about this night and all our others all comments are taken on board and if we can inprove on anything we will, so we really do try to bring you an exceptional night and from the feed back we must be doing something right. Fantastic numbers once again and more so for a cold and damp night not long after Christmas, we were what is becoming a standard phrase "we were blown away by how many of you came" Yet such a wonderful night was tinged with shades of sadness with the loss of a great friend to us all, the one and only Ray France, DJ, record collector and all round decent guy who throughout all of his illness always kept his passion and love of the Soul scene and never lost his genuine and down to earth attitude, Ray really was a man that was "what you see was what you get" his honesty and straight forwardness was always a tonic, he will be very sadly missed by who knew him our thoughts and best wishes go out to Ray's wife Diane and their family and to his many friends at this very difficult time. On a lighter note what a stand out spot from our guest DJ Mr Richard "Tich" Riley who gave the dance floor perhaps the most diverse musical selection we have ever heard at The Corner Pocket, including some alternative workings of classic Soul tunes, many of them that this listener wasn't aware of but as the saying goes "the dance floor never lies" and it didn't top job Richard, look forward to seeing you soon. To my fellow DJ's Woody and Derek, who made my job so much easier. Derek your blend of the rare and not so rare was as always of the highest order and a little bit more removed for your usual style but it crossed all the t's and dotted all the I's and delivered a well balanced and informed selection. Woody never missing a beat with his play list, great old school Northern Soul with dancer appeal in the bucket load and even giving the killer track "Longing For You" by Ann Caudell an outing, mean and moody and a massive play here in Mexborough. No Corner Pocket event wouldn't be complete with out the door traffic skills of the one and only Miss T who hasn't had the best of time lately and managed to perform a sterling job all on her own as her co partner Jackie was layed up with flu so get well soon Jack, full marks there and all done in those Jimmy Choo's doing the hardest job of the night....wow! We would like to give credit to our unsung hero's that no Corner Pocket event would be the same without and that goes to the hard work of our behind the scenes back room boys and girls, who without a doubt put all their their time and effort into making these monthly event such winners to our good friends Gary and Theresa, Russ and Mick who never fail to spread the word and tirelessly flyer at other Soul events both near and far, thank you all. Finally the biggest and most sincere thank you goes to each and everyone of you who gives your support to our event and above all make this night such a success, to those of you who come each and every month and to our first timers, to our long distance attendees and our locals and to all those who simply want a great night listening to fantastic soul music, we simply can't thank you enough! A little mention to Christine (the crazy nurse) who braved an injured ankle to be with us sadly dancing wasn't on the agenda for her but all the same thanks for coming, so get well soon Chris. We're back here again on Saturday17th February with our special guest DJ Mr Rob Wicks ((E C S C, Bridlington Northern Soul Weekender, Sheffield) and very well respected DJ and promoter, Rob is a huge soul aficionado. and collector who promises to bring his own individual style to his night with us. Rob has played at so many venues over the years that he has lost count and due to his massive DJ'ing commitments we have had to wait quite some time to get his talents behind our decks so be assured his soul pedigree is beyond doubt and is sure to play up to his usual excellent standard, another night here at The Corner Pocket not to be missed! So until the next time from myself and all The Corner Pocket Soul team, go steady and keep souling
  5. A NIGHT OF ACROSS THE BOARD NORTHERN SOUL All Played On Genuine Vinyl Saturday 17th February 8:00pm Till 1:00am Resident DJ's Woody & Derek Greenhoff 100% Vinyl, 100% Dancing And A 100% Dance Floor Driven Music Policy Only £3 Admission www.facebook.com/cornerpocketsoulnights
  6. A NIGHT OF ACROSS THE BOARD NORTHERN SOUL All Played On Genuine Vinyl Saturday 17th February 8:00pm Till 1:00am Resident DJ's Woody & Derek Greenhoff 100% Vinyl, 100% Dancing And A 100% Dance Floor Driven Music Policy Only £3 Admission www.facebook.com/cornerpocketsoulnights
  7. ***Corner Pocket Soul Nights @ The Majestic Suite, Mexborough***

    Hello again everybody, What a fantastic night we had at our "Corner Pocket Christmas Soul Party" (absolute packer) ..... massive thanks from all the "Gang here to all who attended to our friends old and new who've supported us throughout the year, you've been fantastic. Our Special Guest DJ Mr "Tony Wiggan" was awesome, played a blinding spot as always, sure we'll see him here again sometime next year..... Special thanks to my partner Sue for fantastic Buffet (enough food to feed an army..... lol) & to Joyce & Shirley for stepping in & helping out, nice one Ladies. We'd also like to thank our good friend & regular supporter "Nigel" for his contribution to the Buffet, the cakes were lovely Pal, you put a lot of time & effort into them , a big big thank you. See you all again "Next Year" on "Saturday The 20 January with good friend of our's & great DJ Special Guest, Mr "Richard Riley" (Doncaster/Little Black Pug Blackpool) sure we'll be in for a few surprises & another crackin' night All The Best For The Coming New Year Everybody, Woody, Miss T & all the Gang.
  8. A NIGHT OF ACROSS THE BOARD NORTHERN SOUL All Played On Genuine Vinyl Saturday 20th January 8:00pm Till 1:00am Resident DJ's Woody & Derek Greenhoff 100% Vinyl, 100% Dancing And A 100% Dance Floor Driven Music Policy Only £3 Admission www.facebook.com/cornerpocketsoulnights
  9. The Night Shift Soul Club @ Davy's Sporting Club Sheffield

    Hi folks, Just a quick mention to everyone who has asked if there will be a raffle on the night and the answer is yes with all proceeds going to The Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice Charity, a very worthy cause indeed our star prize will be a signed copy of Jack Watson's "A Nice Tailend From Mr Burrows" Jack’s stories of his childhood and teenage years in Sheffield paint his evocative of life in the 50’ and 60’s, Many thanks to Jack for his kind donation! On behalf of all the team here at The Night Shift Soul Club we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night! Russ
  10. ***Corner Pocket Soul Nights @ The Majestic Suite, Mexborough***

    Well THANK YOU here a little later than usual is our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who came to our November event here at The Corner Pocket, on Saturday 18th and once more we were well and truly surprised by the great numbers of attendees and now what seems to be standard practice for all our events we once again had super numbers of guests both old and new coming to see why this monthly night just keeps getting better and better all the time (so please remember we're getting very busy from very early in the evening, and this is sure to be even more so for our Christmas event, so folks if you want to get a seat, get there early or it could be a case of standing room only!) And speaking not just on my behalf but from all the team here all here at "The Pocket" it was lovely to see so many of you all there and more importantly having an excellent time and of course as we've said before "the more you enjoy your night the more we enjoy ours" and we certainly did! Firstly thanks go to our special guest DJ for the night the great Dave Pinches who put together a master set of Northern Soul dance tracks and embellished them with just a hint of hard edged R'n'B strollers, a top job Dave we look forward to seeing you again. To my fellow DJ's (in order of appearance) Mr Derek Greenhoff who never fails to have new vinyl in his box of tricks (that always seem to be on pristine British demo copies) but that aside his spots were both well planed and well paced and very much in keeping with his laid back style. Next under the spotlight Mexborough's finest Woody, and playing a little out of his normal style zone for a pleasant change with floor inspired classics all hitting the correct beat and tempo all played to a hungry dance floor To our ladies on the door who managed to keep entrance times down to a minimum, Sue aka Miss T well done girls on a hard job that you made look easy, full marks! To the roadie skills of Mr Tony "Ado" Adamson without his technical expertise with a soldering iron these night could go very much in the wrong direction. No Corner Pocket event would be the same without the hard work of our behind the scenes back room boys and girls, who without a doubt put their time and effort into making these monthly event such winners and our special thanks goes out to our good friends Gary and Theresa, Russ and Mick who never fail to spread the word and tirelessly flyer at other Soul events both near and far. To each and everyone who likes and shares our Facebook posts, your efforts might seem small but to us they are one more vital part of our growing success, thanks to you all. This month that's Saturday 16th December, when we're joined here once again at The Corner Pocket for our Christmas event, with our guest DJ Mr Tony Wiggan (Sheffield) with his well earned reputation as a purveyor of fine quality Northern Soul of the highest order this is yet another night not too be missed so once more we're all really looking forward to hearing this fella once more behind the decks on Saturday 18th December "so remember folks "bring ya dancin' shoes you're sure gonna need 'em" Russ, on behalf of The Corner Pocket Soul Team,
  11. A NIGHT OF ACROSS THE BOARD NORTHERN SOUL All Played On Genuine Vinyl Saturday 16th December 8:00pm Till 1:00am Resident DJ's Woody & Derek Greenhoff 100% Vinyl, 100% Dancing And A 100% Dance Floor Driven Music Policy Only £3 Admission www.facebook.com/cornerpocketsoulnights
  12. The Night Shift Soul Club @ Davy's Sporting Club Sheffield

    Hi everyone, just a quick mention if you haven't been to this venue before take note that Google Street View for some reason doesn't like the correct address of Davy's Sporting Club and shows a map image well away from the venue, therefore I have entered an incorrect address that shows a slightly better image of the clubs entrance but the correct address and post code is, 630 Prince of Wales Rd, Sheffield Darnall, S9 4ER and not 618 as mentioned
  13. ***Corner Pocket Soul Nights @ The Majestic Suite, Mexborough**

    Well as always here is a massive THANK YOU to you all for attending our October (Saturday 15th) event here at The Corner Pocket, Mexborough and once more what a belter of a night was had....yet again! So once more (and yet again) a crackin' numbers of guests and this is straight from the off so please if you would like to get a seat or table of your choice we highly recommend that you get there early! And a pleasure to see so many of our regular friends there as well as Richard and Daz and the Doncaster Soul Crew there in numbers (Richard it's about time we had you behind "The Pocket decks" now you're a headlining DJ (but please only a touch of Brian Auger) a special mention to a great a fella who made the journey all the way "from over the wall" Rab Lowerie who without a doubt won the award for the furthest traveler all the way from Scotland, outstanding Rab! glad you had a super night and hope to see you soon. Nice to see Alan "Barney" Barnes set up stall with his Soul based clothing lines and car stickers, but Alan remember those bigger sized Harrington jackets next time. As word spread we're seeing even more new faces paying their first visit to this great monthly event, so speaking on behalf of the team here at "The Pocket" it was lovely to see so many of you all there and more importantly having a knockout time with us and remember "the more you enjoy your night the more we enjoy ours!! So here are some people who rightly deserve a well earned mention, firstly to our very special guest DJ of the night Mr Keith Barna who did a solid hour of pure across the board Northern Soul dancers of the highest caliber, with a packed dance floor his entire spot and once more you can see why this guy is a regular guest here with us at "The Pocket" so come back again soon Keith and hit those decks. To my co-DJ'ing partners, firstly Mr Derek Greenhoff who played some of his some classic oldies and mid-tempo dancers, a very solid and varied selection of killer tracks delivered to an eager dance floor, well worked and thought out spot and nice to hear Derek play a slightly away from his normal fare even giving Anne Caudell's "Lonely For You" a run out" And talking of dancer inspired spots this theme was carried on to full effect by Woody who played two standout sets on his stints behind the decks, pulling on his R&B background and playing some old time gritty hard edged favourites as well as the occasional alternative take on a well loved classic, proving that so often keeping it simple is really the only way to go! Top marks to the girls on the door our very own Jackie and Sue (aka Miss T) who have the hard shift of us all ladies you do a stand out job and it's easy to sometimes forget how difficult a task this is, trust me being on point is not an easy task, and in Sue's killer heel Jimmy C's the task is ten-fold, and of course to Tony "Ado" Adamson whose talents with, a screwdriver and insulating tape are paramount to the sound system on the night. No Corner Pocket event would be the same without the hard work of our behind the scenes backroom boys and girls, who without a doubt put their time and effort into making these monthly event such winners to our good friends Gary and Theresa, Russ and Mick who never fail to spread the word and tirelessly flyer at other Soul events both near and far, thank you all. Finally the biggest and most sincere thank you goes to each and everyone of you who gives your support to our event and above all make this night such a success, to those of you who come each and every month and to our first timers, to our long distance attendees and our locals and to all those who simply want a great night listening to fantastic soul music, we simply can't thank you enough! We're back here again on Saturday 18th November with our special guest DJ Mr Dave Pinches, a respected DJ, and might i say "the collector, collector" (and with his twin brother own more or less every Northern Soul release ever put to vinyl) and a huge soul aficionado who promises to bring his own individual style to his night with us. Dave has played at so many venues over the years and DJ's at least couple of spots on a monthly basis we have had to wait quite some time to get his talents be assured his soul pedigree is beyond doubt and is sure to play up to his usual excellent standard! So until the next time from myself and all The Corner Pocket Soul team, go steady and keep souling
  14. A NIGHT OF ACROSS THE BOARD NORTHERN SOUL All Played On Genuine Vinyl Saturday 18th November 8:00pm Till 1:00am Resident DJ's Woody & Derek Greenhoff 100% Vinyl, 100% Dancing And A 100% Dance Floor Driven Music Policy Only £3 Admission www.facebook.com/cornerpocketsoulnights
  15. SHEFFIELD'S MAGGIE MAYS SOUL BAR & EVENT LOUNGE

    Hi everyone, just added to the bill for Sunday's 2nd anniversary here at Maggie May's is old school soul boy Terry Lowe, who is bringing along some of his favourite tunes to play from his impressive collection of original vinyl. To hear what Terry and the rest of the fellas are playing why not come along and have a great time and listen to REAL VINYL being played as it should be over one of the best sound systems in Sheffield. Plus anniversary bar prices, see you all there! Russ
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