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New Years Eve Ultimate Motown Party 2017

One of the biggest Motown New Years Eve events in the Midlands. Takes place at Aspers Northampton. The areas top Motown DJ'S. Doors 8pm - 1am. Tickets £12.50. Call or Text 07599 227569
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Tamla Motown 'We Got Soul' Night at Aspers; Northampton

November 18, 2017 at 8pm to November 19, 2017 at 1am
Get your dancing shoes out!!! We have another massive night of Tamla Motown Music at Aspers!!!Saturday 18 November 2017 @ Aspers, Commercial Street, Northampton. Doors 8pm - 1am It is time for our annual Tamla Motown 'We Got Soul ' night! With the original presenters of the hit BBC Radio Northampton show. The night has original presenter Paddy Grady along with co-presenter Paul ‘Gadders’ Gadsby with both appearing for a night of Motown, 60’s & 70’s Soul, 70’s Disco, Northern Soul plus…See More
Oct 9
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"what a great night! Thank you to everyone who came last to Aspers for our Motown Night! Another great crowd were in. Thank you once again."
Oct 8
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"this Saturday 7 October. Tamla Motown Night at Aspers, Commercial Street, Northampton. Doors 8pm - 1am. Admission £7. Text or Call; 07599 227569"
Oct 2
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Northern Soul Live! with DJ'S & Eddie Holman at ROADMENDER

October 21, 2017 at 9pm to October 22, 2017 at 2am
The Roadmender is pleased to announce a night of Northern Soul Classics to dance the night away.Plus we welcome legendary singer extraordinaire Eddie HolmanEddie will be Performing all of his greatest Northern Soul hits and more.“Eddie’s My Name” “ I Surrender”“ I’m Not Wanted” “ She’s Wanted In Three States”“ I Love You”& his chart topper “ Hey There Lonely Girl”Also to join us are seasoned DJs Paddy Grady, (Inspiration FM) Rob Glover (The Buzz/ Out Of Time) and Felix who will bring you…See More
Sep 29
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Northern Soul Live! with DJ'S & Eddie Holman at ROADMENDER

October 21, 2017 at 9pm to October 22, 2017 at 2am
The Roadmender is pleased to announce a night of Northern Soul Classics to dance the night away.Plus we welcome legendary singer extraordinaire Eddie HolmanEddie will be Performing all of his greatest Northern Soul hits and more.“Eddie’s My Name” “ I Surrender”“ I’m Not Wanted” “ She’s Wanted In Three States”“ I Love You”& his chart topper “ Hey There Lonely Girl”Also to join us are seasoned DJs Paddy Grady, (Inspiration FM) Rob Glover (The Buzz/ Out Of Time) and Felix who will bring you…See More
Sep 28
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Tamla Motown Night October Special at Aspers; Northampton

October 7, 2017 at 8pm to October 8, 2017 at 1am
TAMLA MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA! SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017@ ASPERS, COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Doors 8pm – 1am. We have a special Tamla Motown Night taking place at the counties number one entertainment & most luxurious venue, ASPERS, Northampton. Our annual October Motown Night returns which is always one of the biggest nights of the year & it comes after the summer break, we are back at Aspers for the first time in over 3 months. As always we have a number of Top DJ’s…See More
Sep 27
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Sep 26
Donna Fenlon is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Sep 25
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"Coming to Aspers on Sat 7 October "
Sep 23
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"a big thank you to everyone who came last night to The Marvelettes gig at the Roadmender, the group were fantastic & another brilliant crowd"
Sep 23
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"can I apologise members there seems to be glitch with the Ning system, it is showing posts from 2009, Ning are aware & are working on it."
Sep 19
Karena scowen is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Sep 18
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Sep 11
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Motown Live! The Marvelettes live Northampton 22 Sept 2017

"One of the greatest girl groups of all time! The Marvelettes -  Friday 22 September; THE ROADMENDER, Northampton. Tickets are £17.50 in advance –  TO order tickets. call or text Ticket Info; 07599 227569. Card payments;…"
Sep 7
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Motown Live! The Marvelettes live Northampton 22 Sept 2017

"as said to me today by a guy who collected his tickets for the Marvelettes gig .... " it is a must-see gig for every fan of Motown or soul music" .... cant argue with that!"
Sep 5
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Motown Live! The Marvelettes live Northampton 22 Sept 2017

"STARRING - THE MARVELETTES! Friday 22 September; THE ROADMENDER, Northampton. Tickets are £17.50 in advance –  TO order tickets. By post – call or text Ticket Info; 07599 227569 Roadmender Box Office; 0333 577…"
Aug 22
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Tamla Motown Night October Special at Aspers; Northampton

October 7, 2017 at 8pm to October 8, 2017 at 1am
TAMLA MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA! SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017@ ASPERS, COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Doors 8pm – 1am. We have a special Tamla Motown Night taking place at the counties number one entertainment & most luxurious venue, ASPERS, Northampton. Our annual October Motown Night returns which is always one of the biggest nights of the year & it comes after the summer break, we are back at Aspers for the first time in over 3 months. As always we have a number of Top DJ’s…See More
Aug 20
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Motown Live! The Marvelettes live Northampton 22 Sept 2017

"STARRING - THE MARVELETTES! Friday 22 September; THE ROADMENDER, Northampton. Tickets are £17.50 in advance –  TO order tickets. By post – call or text Ticket Info; 07599 227569 Roadmender Ticket Box Office; 0333 577…"
Aug 20

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J.J. BENDER & THE SOS. 2 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Sep 25, 2016.

ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US! 1 Reply

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Martin Kellett Jan 24, 2016.

Arthur Cuthbert Funeral Arrangements

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title May 11, 2015.

Arthur Cuthbert RIP 1 Reply

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Terry Morehen May 11, 2015.

Mark Woodfine; Get well soon.

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Feb 26, 2015.

Former Original Shades DJ - Doug Marriott RIP

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Sep 29, 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

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THE MARVELETTES LIVE IN NORTHAMPTON 22/9/17

***NOT LONG TO GO! DO NOT LEAVE IT TOO LATE - TICKETS SELLING VERY FAST**

Friday 22 September; THE ROADMENDER, Northampton. THE ORIGINAL GROUP - MOTOWN LEGENDS! THE MARVELETTES – LIVE ON STAGE with FULL 8 PIECE BACKING BAND + 4 DJ's - Singing ALL their greatest hits; such as - Please Mr Postman; When Your Young & In Love (No 13 UK Chart) ;... & many more! The…

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Posted by Paddy Grady on August 6, 2017 at 11:47am

Pete Mace ...get well soon

Heard the other day, that original Shades owner, Pete Mace has been suffering from ill health.

Pete who is friend of us here on the Shades & Soul Events site who has written for us in the past was the original owner of Shades when it first opened in 1969 & built it up that it went on to become one of the UK's top soul venues.

From all of us here we wish Pete a speedy recorvery & a special Get Well Soon from us all.    

Posted by Paddy Grady on January 30, 2017 at 10:05am

3 Recent Soul, Motown & Funk Events in Northampton

On Saturday 14th November 2015 SoulMoFunk Band did their first gig at Aspers Casino in Northampton at The Soul and Motown Special Event working with PGi Entertainments and the popular local DJ Paddy Grady, who also appears on Inspiration FM in Northampton. It was a great night of Soul, Motown and a little Funk provided by SoulMoFunk Band and TheHoneyz.co.uk and a number of well known DJ's, revisiting the 60's, 70's & 80's with a great set list line up. SoulMoFunk.com performed a short set… Continue

Posted by Martin Kellett on January 24, 2016 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

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Had a great night at Charles bradlaugh l

Posted by sue on December 20, 2015 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Remember Part Deux!!!

You know how when your life is coming to an end and your past is supposed to flash before your eyes? Well i think I'm going through something like that but much slower!!

Talking of old names etc. (well I was anyhoo!), here's a few more for you - Paul (Sallywanchic??? or however it's spelt), Martin Whitestone, Martin Haslar, Karen Izzard, Elaine Pittock, Elaine Dimmock, Sally Cockerill, Steve Eke, Tony Bonner, Debbie Grendon, Tony Jelley, Clive Mason, 'Gongy' Wade & John Burbage!…

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Posted by Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson on June 16, 2015 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

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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


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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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