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The home of Shades(tm). New members must use their true names. Shades; Shades Northampton & Salon Ballroom Northampton are a trade mark.

 

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SHADES REUNION 2015 at Aspers

April 25, 2015 at 8pm to April 26, 2015 at 1am
The OFFICIAL SHADES REUNION 2015SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015@ 1ST FLOOR FUNCTION SUITEASPERSCOMMERCIAL STREET,NORTHAMPTON. One of the UK’s biggest attended & longest running club reunion nights in the UK, this will be our 20th annual Shades Reunion! You don’t want to miss one of the best club reunions nights of the year anywhere in the UK!!! Saturday 25 April 2015 is the night for this years SHADES REUNION & to make it more special we are coming home to a venue that is only a couple of…See More
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Fraser Addiscott is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Monday
Paddy Grady posted a discussion

Mark Woodfine; Get well soon.

Hi Just hearing that a fellow Shades goer & member on here; Mark Woodfine had a 'serious’. heart attack at home late Saturday night and was rushed to Kettering hospital.Mark who was a familiar face at all the big soul events in this area for many years, Shades, Nags Head, Wilby, Bletsoe, Kelmarsh, Blisworth etc.  On behalf of all of us here on the Shades page can I wish Mark a speedy recovery. He is ok & we are thinking of himPaddy See More
Feb 26
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Shades Reunion 2015

not to be missed! The Shades Reunion 2015. Original DJ's, Original Shades Sounds, Original crowd & the venue only a few hundred yards from the original building!
Feb 24
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SHADES REUNION 2015 at Aspers

April 25, 2015 at 8pm to April 26, 2015 at 1am
The OFFICIAL SHADES REUNION 2015SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015@ 1ST FLOOR FUNCTION SUITEASPERSCOMMERCIAL STREET,NORTHAMPTON. One of the UK’s biggest attended & longest running club reunion nights in the UK, this will be our 20th annual Shades Reunion! You don’t want to miss one of the best club reunions nights of the year anywhere in the UK!!! Saturday 25 April 2015 is the night for this years SHADES REUNION & to make it more special we are coming home to a venue that is only a couple of…See More
Feb 24
Jessica slater is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Feb 24
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Feb 16
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The Official Salon Ballroom Reunion 2015 at ASPERS

February 21, 2015 at 8pm to February 22, 2015 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2015@ 1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINO COMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTONSATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015.Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY!Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you! Saturday Feb 21 2015 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 12th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year.For the 2015 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Feb 11
Dee is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Feb 9
tony going is attending Paddy Grady's event
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The Official Salon Ballroom Reunion 2015 at ASPERS

February 21, 2015 at 8pm to February 22, 2015 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2015@ 1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINO COMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTONSATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015.Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY!Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you! Saturday Feb 21 2015 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 12th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year.For the 2015 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Feb 6
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Jan 29
Mick Murphy posted an event

Motown and Soul nights At The Willow at Willow Bar Billing Aquadrome

March 7, 2015 at 8pm to March 8, 2015 at 11:30pm
Mick MurphY and Phat DJ will be recommencing the very popular Motown, Northern and Soul Nights at The Willow Tree Bar Great Billing. Free admission 8-12 on the first Saturday of each Month starting in March 2015See More
Jan 29
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Jan 23
caroline kavanagh is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jan 20
Lynne Dawes is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jan 7
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The Official Salon Ballroom Reunion 2015 at ASPERS

February 21, 2015 at 8pm to February 22, 2015 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2015@ 1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINO COMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTONSATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015.Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY!Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you! Saturday Feb 21 2015 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 12th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year.For the 2015 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Jan 5
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Soul girls

"brilliant photos Pat, many thanks for posting! Paddy "
Jan 2
Pat Royles posted a photo
Jan 2
steve richard is attending Paddy Grady's event
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THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN & SOUL NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2014! at Aspers Casino

December 31, 2014 at 8pm to January 1, 2015 at 1am
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2014! Wednesday 31 DECEMBER 2014 @ ASPERS CASINO, COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Great news to let you know that this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS CASINO! For the past few years our NYE event has been one of the biggest New Years Eve Motown & Soul nights anywhere in the Midlands & is taking place on Wednesday 31st December 2014!!This year we are doing…See More
Dec 31, 2014

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Mark Woodfine; Get well soon.

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Feb 26.

Was Shades that good? 18 Replies

Started by Danny Kelk in Uncategorized. Last reply by Danny Kelk Oct 20, 2014.

Former Original Shades DJ - Doug Marriott RIP

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Sep 29, 2014.

ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US!

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Jun 11, 2014.

Donnie Elbert 9 Replies

Started by Terry Morehen in Sample Title. Last reply by Tony bonner Jun 5, 2013.

Memories of the night the Leicester Ratae Hells Angels came to 'take' Shades. 10 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Apr 16, 2013.

Gaff Nightclub-Banbury 8 Replies

Started by Ken Fitton in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mick Murphy Mar 3, 2013.

George Ward. 3 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Sharon Ward Feb 25, 2013.

the old Shades building & new plans in the C&E 2 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Dec 15, 2012.

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Shades reunion

To Paddy

Looking forward to to seeing old friends ,and getting back on the dance floor.

                                                             

                                                                     Paul

 

Posted by Paul Edmead on April 11, 2013 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Gaff nightclub,Banbury

Guys & Girls,did any of you visit the Gaff nightclub in Banbury in the 60's,if so can you contact me ( Ken ) as I am organising a reunion in Banbury Feb/March 2013.My phone is 01788 576081,e-mail k.fitton13@btinternet.com.Thanks Ken

Posted by Ken Fitton on December 15, 2012 at 6:24pm

2 Much Club

 Does anyone have any pics of the 2 Much Club, I am doing a journal on the northampton soul scene in the late 60's

Posted by phil dann on November 20, 2012 at 8:27pm

Finding Mick Sharry and Drac

Hi does any one know either Mick Sharry or his mate Drac as Im trying to get hold of them

Posted by Lesley Haynes (nee Bending) on May 15, 2012 at 5:40pm

Wilby reunion

A good night Paddy,and even better to meet up with some old faces.

 

Mark.

Posted by Mark Woodfine on July 24, 2011 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

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MICHAEL JACKSON TO GET LIFETIME AWARD AT THIS YEARS GRAMMY'S.

Singer Michael Jackson next month will receive a posthumous Grammy for lifetime achievement, along with six other artists, organizers of the music industry's top awards said.

 

The others honoured with the annual award are Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, country star Loretta Lynn, pianist Andre Previn,…

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Created by Paddy Grady Dec 14, 2009 at 10:21am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Dec 14, 2009.

Brits Secure Right to Michael Jackson's early recordings!

Three UK businessmen who believe Michael Jackson's most successful years may be ahead of him have snapped up the rights to some of his earliest recordings from under the noses of the giants of the music world.



The future potential earning power of the King of Pop convinced businessmen Edward Adams, Robert Stansfield and Ray Santilli to contact his family and secure the rights to one of the first recordings of a seven-year-old Jackson with his brothers in the Jackson…

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Created by Paddy Grady Nov 9, 2009 at 2:13pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Nov 9, 2009.

THE COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO TAMLA MOTOWN

Hi All.

I had this sent to me, which I thought you would like to know about! A 4 CD Box Set coming out in December, here are the details. I have now added the full track list!.

Paddy.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 30, 2009 at 12:50pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Nov 2, 2009.

MOTOWN 50 - DVD

A new DVD of unseen footage from some of America's TV music shows & featuring some of Motown's best known acts is about to be released. This is what the DVD contains;

1. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (Teen Town)

2. The Contours - Do You Love Me (Hy Lit Show)

3. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike (Hollywood A-Go-Go) 4. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (Shivaree)

5. Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (The Ed Sullivan Show)

6.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 23, 2009 at 10:15am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 23, 2009.

Smokey Robinson on BBC TV.

 Smokey Robinson and his band with the BBC Concert Orchestra are appearing on the forthcoming "Electric Proms" from the Roundhouse.

Smokey's concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 24th October 8pm, the following evening Sunday 25 October 11pm the concert will be shown on BBC2 TV, then in the following week it will be available by the red button on constant loop.

Paddy

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 15, 2009 at 11:18am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 15, 2009.

9 Supremes!

Thought I would post this picture I found on the internet, it show all 9 members of The Supremes over they years. Only 9 members is not that bad, when you compare it with over 50 in the Drifters and over 20 in The Temptations!

Paddy

 

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 6, 2009 at 11:16am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 6, 2009.

Tony Thompson RIP.

I have just been informed that Tony Thompson has died of a heart attack. Tony was probably best known for being the owner of 'Memory Lane' Record shop when it was in Derngate, and then in Bridge Street. Tony was also a superb DJ working at places like the Birds Nest, Opus 2, and was resident at The Freewheeler in Kettering for over 10 years. Tony had in more recent times DJ'ed for me at the Park Inn on a number of occasions.

Tony was just 55 years old, and my condolences go out to all…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 2, 2009 at 12:53pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 2, 2009.

New Brenda Holloway CD.

Although Brenda Holloway was aged just 17 when Tamla Records issued her Every Little Bit Hurts in 1964, she had been releasing 45s in Los Angeles for over two years by then. The set includes solo sides, duets, singles made by Brenda as a member of a girl group known variously as the Watesians and the 4Js and the ultra-rare Do The Del Viking by her younger sister Patrice, which features Brenda on back-ups. Some of these were issued on familiar labels like…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 23, 2009 at 6:30pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 23, 2009.

HDH - First Wives Club!

"The First Wives Club" had its' pre-Broadway run in ( San Diego) at The Old Globe Theatre.  The production of "Wives" sees new songs from Holland/Dozier/Holland, who wrote the music and lyrics for this new original production & has opened to rave reviews.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 16, 2009 at 6:35pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 16, 2009.

Four Tops / Temptations Tour!

Yet another tour of Motown legends is to take place in March 2010, just wondering though if we are now getting too many of them! This tour see's Motown giants, The Four Tops and The Temptations touring along with The Drifters and Three Degrees. Here are the dates & arenas they are playing;

Full details are:-

March 2010


Date City Venue Box…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 15, 2009 at 1:23pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 15, 2009.

 
 
 

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