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MotownPhilly Night. at CHARLES BRADLAUGH

May 8, 2015 at 8pm to May 9, 2015 at 1pm
MOTOWNPHILLY.A Superb Evening of Soul from Detroit & Philadelphia.4 of Northamptons most passionate DJs join forces to pay homage to two of the worlds best soul producing cities... DJs: Paddy 'The Soulfather' Grady (Radio Northampoton / IFM)MattySoulBoy (IFM)FeLiX (SoulMotion)Steve Taylor (YumYum)Playing the best in Motown, The Philly Sound, Northern & Disco.Tickets will be just £5, with proceeds going directly to Inspiration 107.8FM. Northamptonshire's local community Radio Station.…See More
4 hours ago
Paddy Grady posted a status
"a big big thank you to everyone who came last night to the 20th Shades Reunion! Great to see o many old & new faces. Another superb night."
5 hours ago
DONNA WILSON is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
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Pat Carter is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
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Debbie Davis is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
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Fiona Bearman is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 17
isobel connor is attending Paddy Grady's event
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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
Apr 16
Paddy Grady commented on Terry Morehen's status
"agree with that Terry, it is an excellent film! I am pleased to say as well I had some input into getting the film screened at the Eroll Flynn Filmhouse when it first came out, it went on to become the biggest film they have ever shown & did 10…"
Apr 15
Terry Morehen posted a status
"watched the film Northern Soul last night , well worth a watch, great sound track"
Apr 14
sue posted a status
"Sue Shepherd has been a member for so long,"
Apr 12
Dennis Wood is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 12
june summer is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 3
Paddy Grady posted a status
"can I just ask people wanting to join that you MUST apply with your full name inc surname. Applying with a first name will be rejected."
Apr 2
Anne Sorrentino is attending Paddy Grady's event
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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
Mar 30
Anne Sorrentino is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Mar 30
Anne Kingsnorth shared Paddy Grady's photo on Facebook
Mar 28
Anne Kingsnorth shared Paddy Grady's photo on Facebook
Mar 28
Anne Kingsnorth shared Paddy Grady's photo on Facebook
Mar 28
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Once again!Rules of the site! New members wanting to join this site, you MUST apply using your first name & surname or it will be rejected."
Mar 23
tony going shared their blog post on Facebook
Mar 16

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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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kettering allnighter

Don't forget Kettering allnighter 28th March at the Kettering athletic club 8pm to 6am 10pound O.T.D old school northern soul KTF

Posted by tony going on March 15, 2015 at 10:21pm

WILLO TREE BILLING

great night at the willow tree last night , with mick murphy and his usual old school mowtown and soul and northern more soulies needed for next event in LOOK OUT FOR DETAILS

Posted by tony going on March 8, 2015 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

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

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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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