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CANCELLED Grumpy Soul Runcorn - Runcorn

  

  Halton Road    Runcorn   WA7 5QS   GB

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We've had to cancel this night due to the club closing and up for sale. See Phil's post below for further info 

Thanks x

 

 


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Halton Road, Runcorn, England, WA7 5QS , United Kingdom

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Sorry to hear about this Phil, we've attended most of the Grumpy nights over the last six years and we've enjoyed them immensely--probably the best night in the North West imho.

I'm sure you'll find a suitably good venue in time, such a shame that all these clubs are closing but unfortunately a sad sign of the times. We've just had the same thing with Moss Bank, it's a bit of a shock when you're not expecting it!

Hopefully we'll see you soon at your new venue, good luck in finding somewhere to continue the brilliant Grumpy brand. :thumbsup:

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Thanks T, absolutely gutted I have to say. We are definitely looking for another venue but it has to be right so watch this space.

Thanks to everyone for the support and the amazing nights, onwards and upwards xxx 

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Hope you get sorted soon,brilliant venue and music policy Won't however miss the Runcorn roadworks haha

 

 

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only managed to get to  two or three ..but great nights they were...lets hope something is in the pipeline...

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Sorry to hear this news, brilliant night that people travelled to from all over and right on my doorstep, will be sadly missed :(

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Gutted. Grumpys was the best soul night in the country . run by and for soulies. Good luck with the search for the new venue gang

Steve

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one of the best, mini nighters agoing only been few times ,what a night ,sounds just up my street ,all the best guys koko

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Gobsmacked....speechless at moment. I'll post again when it's sunk in :(

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Whatever venue you get don't compromise...Grumpy Soul (hoping the name continues if the venue doesn't) deserves a suitable quality venue to suit the quality music played there. Wherever it is in UK I'll be there....I reckon explore down the road Merseyside/Wirral as area (until Grumpy) has never been  a soul area of the North West...must be some hidden gems? I'll ask some scousers :) 

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Nightmare ... that was a dawdle for us to get to 😫 Let's hope you get a new venue for this year 👍👍👍

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aw, i loved the few i managed to get over too! can you find a venue just round the corner from my house please - that way i'll be able to get to some more x

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1 hour ago, Mark Jones said:

Whatever venue you get don't compromise...Grumpy Soul (hoping the name continues if the venue doesn't) deserves a suitable quality venue to suit the quality music played there. Wherever it is in UK I'll be there....I reckon explore down the road Merseyside/Wirral as area (until Grumpy) has never been  a soul area of the North West...must be some hidden gems? I'll ask some scousers :) 

Sorry Mark. Runcorn and Widnes have been and always will be hotbeds of soul going back to the 70,s plus they're not on Merseyside or the Wirral. They just happen to be next to the river Mersey. As is Warrington and Manchester. 

Steve

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WOW gutted, glad to have been able to attend so many of these great nights over the last few years. One of the few nights to constantly retain the true integrity of the scene with DJs and sounds always at the highest level.
Hope Joan and Phil find another venue, nothing to stop them keeping the 'Grumpy Soul' brand! a real Northern Soul night in the modern era.

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PhilT

Posted (edited)

Not forgetting our Canal Walks correspondent, Dave Welder of course - he's got a bushel though and that's where he hides his light. It falls to me then to lay bare his huge role in the sorry saga he articulates so eruditely in his famed look backs.

The two time West Midlands 'grumpiest' title holder, dishcloth hoarder and famed Soil Junction supremo has gone from strength to strength (and socket to socket over) the course of his six year Runcorn sojourn. 

A man whose 0-60 time varies between 15-20 minutes when he's due to dj isn't to be taken lightly of course, although he was usually attempting a rewire of the venue to be fair.

Kept firmly in check by his lovely wife aka "Er", Dave has been a joy to work and buy chippy teas with, the fact that he has a stomach as robust as a butterfly's eyelashes notwithstanding.

Still, he went quietly, impeccably and very, very slowly about his business, spreading the good cheer for which he is so widely renowned, like santa on crack. (In reality he's just preserving energy for the cat herding exercise he engages in at the end of every night out - trying to get Lou in the car).

A light goes out in Runcorn then. They didn't always work anyway though to be fair.

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I just saw 'Grumpys' on the front page, so 'clicked' on it thinking, great - I must get to this one! (As I had to 'call off sick' for the last one).....Hey ho, these things happen.

I thoroughly enjoyed my nights at Grumpys - Another good one for 'The Memory Bank'.

Thanks! :wink:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

P.s - Lights shouldn't work at venues! :D

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The only dates I've booked off at work for 2017 are the Grumpy nights - much more important than my Dad's 80th birthday, or any other high days or holidays. To say I'm absolutely gutted at Grumpy's demise is an understatement.

I personally think you should move Grumpy Mk 2 North of the Border - McGrumpy Soul sounds appealing :thumbsup:

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a big well done from me , joan dave phil louise  great night whenever i attended ,ethos was spot on ,

its just a venue , move it move on !!

people will follow

steve

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We're working on it Mark, you'll be the first to know! 

 

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Apparently in a effort to keep the Grumpy name alive, the Mighty 'Phil T' has embarked on a world tour of all the British Legions in the Northwest ! imagine that ! The Combinations blaring out in between the barm cake buffet and the bingo ! :thumbup:

Let's hope he doesn't get bitten by a whippet (again) :wicked:

Dave

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Bummer!! I was so upset I had to break into the dwindling Typhoo stash and have a cuppa tea ( strength 5) and lie down in a deep funk ( wrong crowd I know) for a few days.
I hate to say it but I think you’ve been nobbled, no promoter north of Shanklin is going to want the Bright Green Grumpy Machine rolling into town, they’d go bust in a heartbeat.
What to do, what to do??
– Bing ! The Colonies.

You could use the old discontinued 683  NYC- Widnes busses, in mothballs since the drivers wouldn’t drive on the busy Grumpy nights. I sold my dodgy SatNav, when it wouldn’t work on the return to a Jihaddywaddy fan looking to go on a pilgrimage to Leicester. He’s the geezer in lime green satin drainpipes and counterfeit creepers you’ve seen wandering about the market lo these many months staring at a blank screen. I’m sure it’s yours for 50p and a bag of chips. It seems if you put a UK battery in it it works on the return, The DT’s likes anything Brit bigly bigly.

So any Friday pack your bags with beer with sensible names, proper pies, King Edwards & Lard (for proper chips) you’ll only need a twirly skirt and Spensers to wear, so they’ll know who you are. On the bus and drive. A sing song will help the journey, I’ll start you off – 242,979 Green Bottles hanging on a wall    ( sung to tune of Eddie Parker –I’m gone) You’ll start flagging about 120,000 and you have to be careful with the generic geritol at the border , so I suggest a supply of Mrs Baraclough’s #4 Pickled Onions to get you through.

Don’t worry about the entrance ban, get the guy with the angle grinder and the out of date clingy up front and tell them you’re the advance guard of the new trade deal bringing jobs to the new and improved US– Replacement Windows for the Standing Rock Encampment Teepees Inc,  If they don’t buy that a quick glim at Andy’s #3 acetate box or a quick whiff of Mrs B’s #4s and you should be through. Once through the lines the SatNav will get you to my house to pick me up. Then you’re almost home free, the DoT Perpetual Roadworks crowd were so impressed by the Runcorn approach road setup they’ve done a complete replica in homage on the Van Wyke. Slight adjustment to cope with the climate / humidity  controlled S&K pudding trailer you’ll be towing, but you’ll know exactly where to go  

Set up on Saturday, you’ll have an instant crown. Plenty of marches every Saturday fully fueled with paranoia, resistance and angst easily swayed at the end of the day with the thought of beer with sensible names, proper pies etc. Once they’re there they’ll know what to do. They’ve seen the 2 planks Northern line dancing, and the wally with the light up shoes vids so they’ll soon be away.  So a great night guaranteed.
Sunday it’s a day of kip. Return trip  will unfortunately consist of Old Crankcase Drippings Multi Fruit Health Ale,  99c Pizza made by people who have no idea what pizza is  and organic muffins made by people who wear Birkenstocks and have funny haircuts, but you’ll be feeling too shagged out to care with the post orgasmic comedown. Tuesday back at work with a tale to tell.
Simples.
So when's it happening?

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On 3/5/2017 at 09:20, Louise said:

Apparently in a effort to keep the Grumpy name alive, the Mighty 'Phil T' has embarked on a world tour of all the British Legions in the Northwest ! imagine that ! The Combinations blaring out in between the barm cake buffet and the bingo ! :thumbup:

Let's hope he doesn't get bitten by a whippet (again) :wicked:

Dave

Good luck with your tour of The British Legion Clubs Phil - The last one I visited to enquirer about hiring their venue wasn't exactly welcoming.

........"Are you a member?"......."I'm not good sir".........."Well you need to be a member".........."I see, thank you. I was just inquiring about hiring your venue"........"What for?"......."Oh, um, a Birthday Party, could I have a look?"........."No it's being used"........"Ok, thanks for all your help"......... 

Business must be thriving :huh:

Len :thumbsup:

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