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Ray Finney

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    A  sociable person and loves to go to support other venues and enjoys life to the full. I like to have a good laugh and those who know me well say that I have a heart of gold. I like to hear underplayed and rare every now and again and like to go to Nuneaton to listen to some really good Pure Soul. 

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  1. Good morning one and all and we have our second event of this year and we are slowly getting back to normality and this month we at Coalville Northern Soul Club second event of the year is @ Hugglescote Social Club, Dennis Street with our great resident DJs Rob Gray, Jed Purkis & Ken Sylvester. Our guest this month is a well-known DJ from Grantham Soul Club Mick Jay. The date 29th October and we start at 8.00pm and finished at midnight. We hope you will come and join us for a great and friendly night of across the board Northern Soul & Tamla Motown. DJ Times 20.00 – 21.00 – Jed Perkis 21.00 – 22.00 – Ken Sylvester 22.00 – 23.00 – Mick Jay (Grantham Soul Club) 23.00 – 00.00 – Rob Gray Please keep safe and well
  2. Good Day and Coalville Soul Club as another 6 more days for its first event of the year 28th February and this is one of four we will be having this year the Venue is Coalville Labour Club, Bridge Road Coalville, LE67 3PW. We have some great DJs firstly we have 8pm – 9pm Jed Purkis starting the night off and then to carry the night on we have 9pm – 10pm Ken Sylvester and we have a renowned DJ as our guest for the evening well known on the circuit and at most Weekender around the Country the one and only 10pm – 11pm Simon Hunt and to finish the night off 11pm – Midnight will be our very own international DJ and one of the Coalville Tosspots Rob Gray and with his partner in crime ha! ha! And the other Coalville Tosspot Stefan 'Bob' Gair. We have the lovely lady Lynn Gray who always bring a breath of fresh air and a smile to welcome you on the door, we hope to see you there Record Dealer are welcome Door Tax £3 KTF
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    Tip Top Soul Club

    Tip Top Soul Club for the rare and underplayed will be having its first event of the year @ Charnwood Arm Hotel, Beveridge Lane Coalville LE67 1TB. And the DJ’s are in great shape ha! ha! And really raring to get behind the decks to play some of their great records they have in their record boxes and for tonight a first for the club 8 DJ back to back. We hope to see you there tonight. The times are as follows 20.00 – 21.00 Ralph Forster (Coventry Pure Soul) with Pete Ankers (Hinckley) 21.00 – 22.00 Rob Gray (Coalville 1 Tosspot) with Stefan ‘Bob’ Coalville Gair 2nd Tosspot) 22.00 – 23.00 Les Norman (Nuneaton & Dark Horse) with John Weston (Birmingham Dark Horses) 23.00 – 00.00 Adrian Cope (Hinckley & Pure Soul) With Colin Chamberlaine (Hinckley) This will bring some of the best sounds out on the Soul Scene and if you like you’re Rare & Underplayed. We hope to see you there. Record Dealers are welcome Door Tax Singles £3 Couples £5 KTF
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    Tip Top Soul Club

    Good morning people of the world and this week will be our last event of this years & Tip Top Soul Club Charnwood Arms Hotel Beveridge Lane Coalville LE67 1TB. 29 November with a great line up of DJs Firstly we have a man who is so enthusiastic and always ready to get behind those deck all the way from Coventry Mr Ralph Forster and then a DJ who has the credentials of being an International DJ and one of the tosspots Mr Rob Gray he will be Double decking with another great DJ the other tosspot Mr Stefan 'Bob' Gair and we have a renowned and well respected the one and only Mr Simon Hunt has our Guest DJ and then we have a DJ who is under-rated and so over joyed when he gets behind the decks and is from Hinckley Mr Adrian Cope. DJ Times 20.00- 21.00 Mr. Ralph Forster 21.00-22.00 Mr. Rob Gray & Mr. Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair 22.00-23.00 Mr. Simon Hunt (Guest DJ) 23.00-00.00 Mr. Adrian Cope Door tax £3 single £5 couples Record dealers welcome In 2020 we will be having six events with some great guest DJs so we hope to see you. KTF
  5. Coalville Soul Club would like to invite all you soul brothers & sisters to our last event of the year at Coalville Labour Club, Bridge Road, Coalville LE67 3PW. 25 October 2019 With our Resident DJ’s Ray Finney (Coalville) the two tosspots Rob Gray (Coalville) & Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair (Coalville) Ken Sylvester (Sileby) with our special guest DJ all the way from Nottingham our first ever young lady DJ Alex Gallagher. Playing across the board Northern Soul & Tamla Motown It starts at 20.00 to 00.00 Door Tax £3.00 Record Dealers are welcome Hope to see you there KTF
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    Tip Top Soul Club

    Good morning and it's Friday Hooray and Tip Top Soul Club opens it's doors for the fourth event of this year and what a line-up of DJs we have and they are ready and raring to get playing some Rare & Underplayed tunes for you all. 19.30 – 20.00 – Ray Finney (Coalville) 20.00 – 21.00 – Adrian Cope (Hinckley) 21.00 – 22.00 – Ralph Forster (Coventry) 22.00 – 23.00 – Andy Murfin (Derby) our guest 23.00 – 00.00 – Rob Gray & Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair (Coalville) THE TWO TOSSPOTS We hope to see you & The Charnwood Arms Hotel. Beveridge Lane, Coalville, LE67 1TB If you are thinking of stopping over-night the rooms are at a very competitive rates. Record Dealers Welcome KTF Look on Tip Top Soul Club Facebook page and see all the tracks that have been put up all this month
  7. Welcome to the second instalment of Tip Top Soul Rare & Underplayed event of this year 26th April 2019 @ the Charnwood Arms Hotel, Beveridge Lane, Coalville LE67 1TB. This month we have a little change to our line-up of DJs with two of the residential DJs having a rest so we have two guest DJs to make the night go off with a bang, the two resident DJ are Adrian Cope & Ralph Forster and then we will carry on with our 2 guests starting with DJ’s Mr. Ken Onions and an unexpected change to our new guest to fill in for Tom Hunt who unfortunately can’t make, it will be the well-known local lad Simon Hunt and be expected to hear some seriously rare records from him. DJ times 7.30 – 8.00 Ray Finney 8.00 – 9.00 Ralph Forster 9.00 – 10.00 Ken Onions (Wolfies) 10.00 – 11.15 Simon Hunt 11.15 – 12.30 Adrian Cope Door tax £3 single & & £5 couples Record dealers welcome We hope to see you there KTF
  8. BOOM! What a night of across the board northern soul & Tamla Motown at Coalville Soul Club second event at the Coalville Labour Club last night and everyone enjoyed the event Coalville Soul Club solute you all who attended last night and we must thank the DJ’s who all did a fantastic spot of playing some great tunes firstly wit Malcolm Greenslade who started the night off and then the two Tosspots Rob Gray & Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair following on with their spectacular session and with our guest from Ibstock Soul Club Mr Sean ‘Teabag’ Taylor with a fantastic spot that kept the Dancefloor going and to finish off the night the one and only Ken Sylvester packing the floor with some eclectic and across the board Northern Soul & Tamla Motown. Thank you DJs and thank you all for the support for the club. The next event will be on Friday 24th May with another special guest DJ We would like to thank you once again for your support and pictures to follow. KTF
  9. Tip Top Soul invites you to the Charnwood Arms Hotel Beveridge Lane Coalville for it’s first of five events tonight playing Rare & Underplayed with some great DJ’s from two counties and with some great guest too, Tonight are our Residential DJ’s are From Hinckley Adrian Cope From Coventry Ralph Forster and the Two Tosspots from Coalville Rob Gray & Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair who are double decking with our Special guest DJ a man who always pulls out some fantastic vinyl From Hinckley Colin Chamberlaine. Colin has been a collector and DJ of Rare Soul for many a year and he never fails to deliver when he’s behind the decks. Door Tax £3 each or £5 a couple The Night runs from 8pm through to 1am. Record Dealers Welcome KTF
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    Coalville Soul Club

    29th December Coalville Soul Club will be having it’s Christmas all-dayer at the Charnwood Arms Hotel, Beveridge Lane Coalville with a great line up of DJ’s and it starts 2pm to 12midnight this will be the last Event at this venue and we are giving away a free CD 30 track of Motown Northern Soul. We hope to see you there Record Dealers Welcome DJ line up for the day 2.00 – 3.00 – Ray Finney + Dave Freeman 3.00 – 4.00 – David Wilkins 4.00 – 5.00 – Rob Gray 5.00 – 6.00 – Simon Hunt 6.00 – 7.00 – Steve Storer 7.00 – 8.00 – Bob Gair 8.00 – 9.00 – Rob Harris 9.00 – 10.00 – Ken Sylvester 10.00 – 11.00 – Ralph Forster 11.00 – 12.00 – Jed Purkis KTF We also like to wish you all a Soulful Merry Christmas
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    Coalville Soul Club

    30TH November Place Charnwood Arms Hotel Coalville Soul Club Proudly Presents the Wigan Sound Wigan Casino was the name of the last incarnation of a Wigan ballroom called the Empress. Local DJ Russ Winstanley and Wigan Casino manager Mike Walker approached lease owner Gerry Marshall to run all-nighters. Walker brought Winstanley, who had a DJ set at the local rugby club, to the Casino Club. At 2am on Sunday 23 September 1973, Wigan Casino started its first ever Northern soul all-nighter, with Winstanley as the DJ. After Winstanley and his helper Ian Fishwick, Kev Roberts was the third DJ at Casino all-nighters, who was quickly joined by Richard Searling[3] Soul performers that performed there include Jackie Wilson, Edwin Starr and Junior Walker. Young people from all over the UK regularly attended Wigan Casino to hear the latest northern soul artists and to dance. There were long queues to get in. The second dance floor, Mr M's, stayed open until 06:00 and played oldies songs from a variety of DJs including Dave Evison and Steve Whittle. All-nighters generally ended with three songs that became known as the '3 before 8': "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend, "Long After Tonight Is All Over" by Jimmy Radcliffe, and "I'm on My Way" by Dean Parrish. Parrish is still active on the Northern soul circuit. Wigan Casino's 500th all-nighter was held on Saturday 16 May 1981, from 12:00 to 08:00. Wigan Council owned the building and wanted to extend the nearby Civic Centre, but short of funding, it never went ahead. The club closed on 6 December 1981; that final night of Wigan Casino in its Northern soul state was DJ'd by Winstanley, and the '3 before 8' were played three times consecutively at the end of the night. The crowd refused to leave; according to Winstanley, to "break this spell of hysteria", he picked a 7" at random from his box and played that. This final Wigan Casino song became one of the most famous Northern soul songs of all time, Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)". Annual reunions are held in Wigan hosted by the original DJs. The site is now occupied by the Grand Arcade shopping centre, which pays homage to the club with its Casino Café We have four great DJ’s and they are raring to get going. DJ Line up are as follows 8.00 – 9.00 Stefan ‘’Bob’’ Gear 9.00 – 10.00 Rob Gray 10.00 – 11.00 Simon Hunt 11.00 – 12.00 Bob Fletcher We hope to see new and old friends Record Dealers are welcome KTF
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    Coalville Soul Club

    30TH November 2018 Coalville Soul Club proudly presents a night of nostalgia of the days when we were young and listening to the sound of Wigan Casino and we have 4 top DJ’s that will be spinning some good old tunes from the day. Our first DJ’s to start the night of with a bang will be one of the two Coalville Tosspots Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair and to follow is the other half of the Coalville Tosspots the one and only Mr. Rob Gray with our guest of the month originally from Coalville but now coming from Derby the mighty man himself Mr Simon Hunt and finishing the night off we will have the man himself Mr. Willington Bob Fletcher. It will be a great night and hope to see you all young and old. The doors open at 7.30pm and will go on till late hope to see you on the night the place is Charnwood Arms Hotel Coalville Record dealers are welcome Door tax £3 KTF
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    Coalville Soul Club

    28th Sept 2018 We have 7 more days before Coalville Soul Club, Charnwood Arm Hotel next venue and we are raring to go with our residential DJ’s one of the two Tosspots Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair, and a possibility of the other Tosspot Rob Gray spinning some great tunes and putting his mark on our club is our very own Ken Slyvester from Sileby and Mr Willington himself Bob Fletcher from Coalville, with our guest for this month all the way from Hinckley Malcolm Greenslade ready to play some of their eclectic sounds on record and playing across the board Northern Soul & Tamla Motown. 8pm till late hope to see you there. Tax on door £3 Record Dealers Welcome
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    Coalville Soul Club

    Well as we can see still hot and not a drop of rain insight so on that note why not come to Coalville Soul Club Tonight @ Charnwood Arms Hotel with some fantastic Northern Soul & Tamla Motown and A Great Venue and atmosphere with some great DJ's starting the night off with 2 half hour spots 8.00-8.30 & 9.30-10.00 you have Ray Finney and then with one of the Coalville's Tosspots 8.30 - 9.30 Mr Stefan 'Bob' Gair playing some of his eclectic sounds on vinyl. Unfortunately Steve Sorer is not feeling well and we have another great guest DJ the man himself and a fantastic DJ 10.00-11.00 Mr Simon Hunt and to finish the night off all the way from Sileby 11.00 onwards Mr Ken Sylvester. Restaurant & Beer Garden with some excellent food hope to see you tonight. Record Dealers welcome KTF
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    Coalville Soul Club

    Coalville Soul Club Charnwood Arms Hotel has another great line up of DJ’s for this month’s Venue and all the DJ are awaiting in the limelight and wanting to get behind the decks to play even better tunes for all of you who support the club. The line-up this month the first half hour 8.00- 8.30pm Ray Finney and then we have one of Coalville’s Tosspots 8.30-9.30 Stefan ‘Bob’ Gair playing some of his eclectic sounds in his collection and then another half hour of 9.30-10.00pm Ray Finney and then we have our guest DJ the man from Thringstone Soul Club 10.00-11.00 Mr Steve Storer and to finish the night off all the way from Sileby 11.00 - onwards Mr Kenneth Sylvester. Only £3 entry and Record Dealers welcome. Hope to see you there KTF

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