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  1. Many thanks for your post Gigsy. I'm not so sure about us being 'knowledgeable', but in Moz you definitely have an 'oldie'! You are a very welcome and esteemed guest and you have no-one's shoes to fill. The only filling you'll be doing is filling the floor and for a man of your calibre that'll be a doddle. It is indeed fitting that you are our guest given that you were due to play for us in April 2016 when we cancelled the event due to the sad passing of John, and whilst this first anniversary will not doubt be tinged with sadness John would go bananas if we didn't continue to build on the event that he played such an instrumental role in creating. We look forward to seeing you, and hearing you, on Saturday. Chris
    Hi Folks, Apologies for the slight delay in posting this, I have been trying to beat the Guinness World Record for eating the most Easter Eggs in a 24 hour period! I failed, but gave it a good ‘go’. A huge ‘thank you’ for your support on Saturday. We suspected that with the Easter break and the first national scooter rally of 2017 that numbers would be slightly affected though there were still more than enough of you in attendance and on the floor to make for a great night. We had good local support and also a fair few travellers, so that augers well. We had planned on Dave Slater guesting for us between 8pm and 9pm but sadly Dave was taken poorly and whilst he looks like he’s on the mend our very best wishes go out to him. As a consequence you had to make do with me covering Dave’s hour after an absolutely smashing warm up set from Brian Lester. I played a few records that were popular back-in-the day at The Birchfield which I co-promoted for nearly 10 years including Bobby Adams ‘I Think You Want My Girl’, Tommy Jay ‘Tender Love’ and Erma Franklin ‘Abracadabra’. Brian took the 9pm – 10pm spot and really got the dancefloor moving. I’ll have to post a few of Brian’s play later on as I’m at work writing this (don’t tell the boss) and I’ve left my notebook at home in which I’d written Brian’s set. Chris Churm then gave us a masterclass, putting a set together that had the floor rocking for his whole hour that included The Volumes ‘Ain’t Gonna Give You Up’, Brooks Brothers ‘Looking For A Woman’ and Jackey Beavers ‘I Need My Baby’ (I immediately remembered these…and when I get my hands on my notebook I’ll post a few more of Chris’s plays) I covered the last hour and from what I could tell everyone stayed right until the end (so I can’t have b*ggered things up too badly). A couple of my plays included Tommy Ridgley ‘My Love Gets Stronger’, The Sequins ‘Try My Love’ and Jimmy Wallace ‘I’ll Be Back’ (all of which were requests – so thank you for asking for these tunes which just goes to show the calibre/good taste of those in attendance). Once again, thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the next ‘Dukkie’ which is on Saturday 20th May. I’ll post Brain’s plays and a few more of Chris Churm’s later on. Kind regards Chris Penn As promised, please see below a few of Brian’s and Chris’s plays. I still forgot to bring my bloomin’ notebook but had a gander at it last night and I think remembered the following: Brian Lester Selected Plays Thelma Lindsay – Why Weren’t You There Adorables – Ooh Boy The Arabians – (Please) Take A Chance On Me Audrey Freeman – Three Rooms Fabulous Apollos - Determination Chris Churm Selected Plays Tony Clarke – (They Call Me) A Wrong Man Ty Karim – You Really Made It Good To Me (a major, major want of mine…anyone got a copy for sale?) Donna Colman - Your Love’s Too Strong The Chandlers – Your Love Makes Me Lonely (request)
  2. I have the same 'customised' paper sleeve with the rubber stamped image running around the hole in the middle. There was me thinking I had a unique 'one-off'...b*gger.
  3. PM'd you. Chris
  4. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the sixth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Friday 16th June. I can’t believe that we’ll be ½ way through the first year at The Masonic Hall! We’re back to a Friday night event this time around, but with a little luck we’ll have a consistent night, every month for you in 2018. DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get over to one of our events so far then please do consider giving us a try, we think you might just like it! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  5. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the fifth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Saturday 20th May. This is our second in-a-row Saturday event as room availability meant Brian and Chris couldn’t quite have the consistency of event they’d hoped for this year (hopefully this will be resolved in 2018). DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. I really struggle to get out on a Friday night, so if you too sometimes feel washed out after a late finish at work on a Friday, or you’ve had an especially tough week and can’t drag yourself out of the house when Friday night comes around, then this event is for you! You’ve got all Saturday to primp and preen, get your glad-rags ironed and your shoes polished…there are no excuses (unless you work on a Saturday of course). If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get over to one of our events so far then please do consider giving us a try, we think you might just like it! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  6. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the fourth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Saturday 15th April. This is our first Saturday event of the year as room availability meant Brian and Chris couldn’t quite have the consistency of event they’re hoping to achieve in 2018. DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. If (like me) getting to any Friday event is a struggle after maybe a late finish at work or a tough week in general, then you have no excuse this time (that is unless, of course, you work on a Saturday). If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get to the event on a Friday then we hope a Saturday evening soiree will give you the opportunity to pop over and give us a go…you know you want to! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  7. You think so do you...
  8. Hi Folks! I'm so sorry for not posting sooner...I've been having problems with my laptop and in accessing the old interweb thingy following a system upgrade at work. The cynic in me wonders if this is an attempt by the company to keep me on work-related sites only and stop me having fun! Following the success of our first Northern Line of 2017 in January we're all looking forward to the next event which tales place this coming Saturday, the 25th February. We've got some splendid guest DJs for you this year and the first two events have set the bar high with Dave Evison in January and with Keith Minshull being our extra special guest this month. I hope that those of you that bagged an Anniversary CD last month have enjoyed listening to what we hope is a representative cross-section of current plays and records we have been plugging during the last 12 months. For those of you who didn't get a copy, fret-ye-not as there will be a chance for you to make amends in January 2018 when it'll be our 8th Anniversary... As usual, the advice is to arrive early if you want to bag a table, but more importantly to be able to hear Ban Moses' opening hour. Ben has got talent in spades, he's not afraid to be bold with his choices and he's got great taste in soul records. If you've not yet heard one of Ben's spots I'd urge you to arrive as early as possible on the night...you won't be disappointed. Moz and I will try not to undo Ben's great work. We hope to see you there. Chris
    Just a quick note to thank you all for your fantastic support on The Northern Line's 7th Anniversary last night. Our regular, stalwart supporters were out in force and there were also plenty of new faces attending for the first time. Thanks also to those who travelled from further afield...it's nice to know that The Northern Line is more than just a local/regional event to many of you. The free CD's were snapped up quickly and the venue was probably 3/4 full by around 9pm. The dancers were out in force and as a result the floor started to see some action from almost the first record played, and it remained extremely busy for most of the night...even a few 'first time plays' / semi-knowns got an encouraging reaction. There were plenty of requests, and from memory there were only 2 of those that we didn't have on the night so hopefully one of us will remember to dig them out for next month. Many thanks also go to Dave Evison for guesting, especially as he's been very unwell during the past week or so. Dave turned out a rock-solid floor-packing set as you might expect. Ben and Moz played fantastic sets as per usual and even I managed not to totally bugger things up...result! Once again, many thanks to all of you for making the night a huge success. Chris
  9. Just one more 'sleep' before the 7th Anniversary event! Don't forget the free CD to the first 50 through the doors! The track list is great though to keep you in suspense I won't say any more now...if you want to know what's on the anniversary CD then make use of our early doors special price and don't leave it too late to nab your copy! We hope to see you tomorrow night. Chris
  10. Hi Folks! Hot on the heels of our first event (thank you once again for your support) I’m pleased to advise you that the second Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Friday 17th February. DJ line up is unchanged with Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards underpinning the night, these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. We are still feeling our way through the music policy, though based on reaction to January’s event it seems like we’re on the ‘right track’ (no pun intended). Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. If you enjoyed the first event please do try to give us a whirl again...if you couldn’t make the first event then why not give us a go as you’ll be made very welcome. Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
    Hi Folks, I wanted to write a note to echo Brian’s comments, and to say a massive “Thank You” for your tremendous support for the first event. Pre-event interest has high with a colossal number of views on Soul Source, so it was fair to say we all felt a little nervous and that there was a tremendous weight of expectation on our collective shoulders. The first of you were through the doors before the official 7:30pm start and that augured well, with small pockets of people drifting in during the first hour before an influx from 8:30pm. By 9:00pm the venue was getting quite packed. We were (and probably will be for a while) feeling our way though the music policy, though at the heart of the event are the guiding principles of playing original vinyl only, and a desire to play tunes that are less regularly played alongside some of the more well-known, but quality tunes, you might expect. Whether well-known or otherwise, given their pedigrees you’d probably expect ‘quality’ tunes from Brian Lester and Chris Churm. The first 1 ½ hours were split between the three of us with 30 minute sets that allowed us to spin a few lesser played records that included (in no particular order) Frederick Hymes III – Time Won’t Do Me No Favours, Tempests – Out Of My Life, Audrey Freeman, Three Rooms, Willie Tee – First Taste Of Hurt, The Topics – Hey Girl (Where Are You Going), Betty Lloyd – I’m Catching On. The pressure really was on for my first full hour (9:00pm – 10:00pm) and I have to admit that I started with a couple of obvious records to settle my nerves (Duke Browner and Jimmy Frazer). Thankfully these tunes kick-started my set and a handful of great requests gave me a structure and tempo around which to build the rest of my hour. The requests I managed to fit in included George Pepp, Little Tommy and Guitar Ray, so many thanks to those of you who gave me the ‘heads-up’ to spin those tunes. I handed over to Chris Churm who ratcheted the sounds, and the dance-floor reaction, up another notch with a blinding set that included Herb Ward, George Kirby, Shirley Lawson and Ivorys. I was chuffed to hear Chris play David Coleman, Drown My Heart (a big play back in the day for my buddy Dave Truscott) and Buddy Connor – When You’re Alone (I regret selling my copy many moons ago). Chris kept the floor moving for the whole of his set and received a well-deserved spontaneous round of applause as he handed over to Brian Lester for the last hour. If Brian was at all worried that you were danced-out when he took over from Chris then nothing could have been further from the truth. The floor was a magnet to the dancers for the whole of Brian’s set with it getting busier and busier with every record. Brain played a blend of quality, lesser played oldies including Falcons – Good Good Feeling, Little John – Heartbreakin’ Time and Paul Sindab – I Was A Fool, along with a great selection of more recent (and recently reactivated) sounds including The Arabians – Please, Take A Chance on Me, The Tempests – Someday, T J Williams – Baby I Need You (which went straight onto my ‘wants list’) and Helen Troy – I Think I Love You. All too soon it was ‘lights on’ and time to think about going home. Sadly I had to cut-and-run just after the closing record as my lift (from the long-suffering Mrs Penn) was waiting, so wasn’t able to hang around for a de-brief. Brian and Chris tell me that those that did offer their views had a great night, approved of the music policy/mix and planned to return. It would therefore appear that we delivered on people’s expectations for the first event...all we need to do now is keep it up! No pressure then! Once again, many thanks for your support. If you like what we’re doing then please help us by offering up your requests so that we really can reflect your tastes, tell your friends and try to get along as and when you can. Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  11. Hi Folks, Project Debut 111 turntable for sale. Used a handful of times (tops) and is in excellent condition. Has Ortofon stylus (again used a handful of times). I don't have the box and as such don't feel comfy trying to package it up and ship it across the country. If you live in the Manchester area I'd be happy to deliver. I work in Sheffield a few days a week, so I could also deliver to Sheffield/Barnsley areas. Alternatively I travel to the West Midlands a couple of days a month so I could deliver around the M6 corridor between Manchester and Coventry, but delivery is dependent on my meetings/workload so you might have to wait a couple of weeks for me to be in the area. Happy for cash on collection or better still payment via PayPal as F&F. £175. Please PM with any questions. Many thanks Chris