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Shades & Bridge Street early 70's

great photo a Bridge Street where you can clearly see the sign for the Brief Encounter Coffee House, that was part of the Shades building. Plus the Saddlers & The Bell pubs
14 minutes ago
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Motown Live! 2018 .... coming to the Roadmender on 14 September will be Motown legends THE VELVELETTES ...singing all their greatest hits!"
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shades regulars

"thanks for that John, all good photos for sure! I have loads more to post up, in fact I have been a little slack recently in posting old photos up, but I will have more to come! Paddy "
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"Paddy, thank you for posting the 3 photos. All very diverse but they all mean something to me. The dude 3rd right in the first photo surely cannot be me - way too much hair and slim too! Hermione and I say its like looking back at another lifetime -…"
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Dec 9
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2017 at 8pm to January 1, 2018 at 1pm
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2017! Sunday 31 DECEMBER 2017@ ASPERS,  COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS! 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 Sunday 31st December 2017!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up to play a stunning…See More
Nov 30
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New Years Eve Ultimate Motown Party 2017

"Tickets Selling VERY FAST!!! NOW ON SALE! £12.50. Call or Text your name & number of tickets you need to; 07599 227569"
Nov 28
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Salon Ballroom Reunion 2018

Saturday 24 February 2018; at Aspers. Original DJ's Steve Cheney, Paul Motley plus Paddy Grady & Felix.
Nov 27
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New Years Eve Ultimate Motown Party 2017

"Tickets NOW ON SALE! £12.50. Call or Text your name & number of tickets you need to; 07599 227569"
Nov 20
John Tigges is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Nov 20
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TAMLA MOTOWN WE GOT SOUL NIGHT; Sat 18 NOV @ ASPERS

"This Saturday - 18 November! DJ's, Paddy Grady, Terry Oliver & Felix plus special guest GADDERS (Radio Northampton) Doors 8pm - 1am. Admission £7"
Nov 16
Susanna Charlett-Cox might attend Paddy Grady's event
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2017 at 8pm to January 1, 2018 at 1pm
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2017! Sunday 31 DECEMBER 2017@ ASPERS,  COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS! 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 Sunday 31st December 2017!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up to play a stunning…See More
Nov 13
michael bates is attending Paddy Grady's event
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2017 at 8pm to January 1, 2018 at 1pm
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2017! Sunday 31 DECEMBER 2017@ ASPERS,  COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS! 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 Sunday 31st December 2017!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up to play a stunning…See More
Nov 8
Paddy Grady posted a photo

TAMLA MOTOWN WE GOT SOUL NIGHT; Sat 18 NOV @ ASPERS

DJ's Paddy Grady, Gadders (BBC Northampton) Terry Oliver & FelixTickets just £7 - call or text 07599 227569
Nov 7
Paddy Grady commented on Paddy Grady's event Tamla Motown 'We Got Soul' Night
"Just to say, tickets are selling very quickly for this night! Dont leave them to late. Text or Call with your name & number of tickets you require to; 07599 227569 (you then pay & collect your tickets on the door on the night) "
Oct 31
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2017 at 8pm to January 1, 2018 at 1pm
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2017! Sunday 31 DECEMBER 2017@ ASPERS,  COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS! 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 Sunday 31st December 2017!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up to play a stunning…See More
Oct 30
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2017me at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2017 at 8pm to January 1, 2018 at 1pm
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2017! Sunday 31 DECEMBER 2017@ ASPERS,  COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS! 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 Sunday 31st December 2017!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up to play a stunning…See More
Oct 29
Paddy Grady posted a photo

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
Oct 14
Ann Johnson is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Oct 12
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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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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

Good dancing

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


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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