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

 

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Angela Davies is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jun 9
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May 31
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Notice! New members wanting to join us here on the Shades site, you MUST apply using your first & surname. It is a requirement of the site"
May 28
alan spice is attending Paddy Grady's event
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Tamla Motown Summer Night Special at Aspers; Northampton

July 1, 2017 at 8pm to July 2, 2017 at 1am
TAMLA MOTOWN SUMMER NIGHT SPECIAL! SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 @ ASPERS CASINO, Commercial Street, NORTHAMPTON. Doors 8pm – 1am. We have our Tamla Motown Summer Night Special taking place at Aspers Casino. As always Its going to be a cracking night once again! Northampton’s top entertainment & most luxurious venue of them all! This is not a back room of a pub or something similar, this Aspers! It has 2 Bars, loads of tables & chairs, huge sound system, decent dancefloor, cloakroom .. perfect…See More
May 20
Paddy Grady posted a status
"thanks to everyone who came last night to Motownphilly at the Charles Bradlaugh, ... brilliant night & another great crowd, Thanks to all!"
May 13
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Motown Live! with The Marvelettes ft Katherine Anderson at Roadmender

September 22, 2017 at 8pm to September 23, 2017 at 1am
MOTOWN LIVE! DIRECT FROM AMERICA!!! .... THE MARVELETTES featuring KATHERINE ANDERSON – LIVE ON STAGE with FULL BACKING BANDWe have a massive Motown Live! A Special night on Friday 22 September at THE ROADMENDER when we have appearing live on stage, Motown legends & hit makers THE MARVELETTES featuring Katherine Anderson plus full backing band. Singing ALL their greatest hits, this is part of a very short 5 gig UK tour. This is the ONLY gig further south of the UK Singing ALL their greatest…See More
Apr 30
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Shades reunion photos have been posted below it was our 22nd year & took place on 22 April at Aspers. The 2018 event is on 21 April 2018"
Apr 28
Paddy Grady posted photos
Apr 27
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Tamla Motown Summer Night Special at Aspers; Northampton

July 1, 2017 at 8pm to July 2, 2017 at 1am
TAMLA MOTOWN SUMMER NIGHT SPECIAL! SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 @ ASPERS CASINO, Commercial Street, NORTHAMPTON. Doors 8pm – 1am. We have our Tamla Motown Summer Night Special taking place at Aspers Casino. As always Its going to be a cracking night once again! Northampton’s top entertainment & most luxurious venue of them all! This is not a back room of a pub or something similar, this Aspers! It has 2 Bars, loads of tables & chairs, huge sound system, decent dancefloor, cloakroom .. perfect…See More
Apr 23
Paddy Grady posted a status
"A big big thank you to all who came to the Shades Reunion last night! What a great night to remember the old venue! Wonderful crowd again!"
Apr 23
Sadie Barton is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 21
Ricky Mayes shared Paddy Grady's event on Facebook
Apr 20
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Shades Reunion 2017! The UK's Longest Running Soul Club Reunion - our 22nd year! This Saturday 22 April at Aspers! SHADES IS COMING HOME!"
Apr 19
Theresa Smith is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 13
wayne bason is attending Paddy Grady's event
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Shades Reunion 2017; Our 22nd Year! at Aspers; Northampton

April 22, 2017 at 8pm to April 23, 2017 at 1am
THE UK’s LONGEST RUNNING SOUL CLUB REUNION – OUR 22nd YEAR!The OFFICIAL SHADES REUNION 2017SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017@ 1ST FLOOR FUNCTION SUITE ASPERS COMMERCIAL STREET,NORTHAMPTON.The UK’s longest running Soul Club Reunion night, this will be our 22nd annual Shades Reunion! You don’t want to miss one of the best club reunions nights of the year anywhere in the UK!!!Saturday 22 April 2017, is this years SHADES REUNION & to what makes it even more special is we are at Aspers a venue that is only…See More
Apr 8
Paddy Grady posted a status
"a big thank you to everyone who came to the Soul Night Out event at The Roadmender on Saturday. Geno live on stage & a great crowd. Thanks"
Apr 5
Profile Iconalan spice and David Hall joined Shades and Soul Events
Mar 31
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MotownPhilly at Charles Bradlaugh

May 12, 2017 at 8pm to May 13, 2017 at 1am
MOTOWNPHILLY NIGHT. Join us for a Superb Evening of Soul MUSIC from Detroit & Philadelphia. The first Motownphilly night for well of the year!   Northamptons top Soul DJs join forces to pay homage to two of the world’s best soul producing cities... DJs:Paddy Grady (Radio Northampton / IFM)MattySoulBoy (IFM)FeLiX (SoulMotion) Playing the best in Motown, Detroit, The Philly Sound, Philadelphia International & much more Friday 12 Mayr at The Charles Bradlaugh, Upper Mounts, Northampton. a…See More
Mar 17
michael bates is attending Paddy Grady's event
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Shades Reunion 2017; Our 22nd Year! at Aspers; Northampton

April 22, 2017 at 8pm to April 23, 2017 at 1am
THE UK’s LONGEST RUNNING SOUL CLUB REUNION – OUR 22nd YEAR!The OFFICIAL SHADES REUNION 2017SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017@ 1ST FLOOR FUNCTION SUITE ASPERS COMMERCIAL STREET,NORTHAMPTON.The UK’s longest running Soul Club Reunion night, this will be our 22nd annual Shades Reunion! You don’t want to miss one of the best club reunions nights of the year anywhere in the UK!!!Saturday 22 April 2017, is this years SHADES REUNION & to what makes it even more special is we are at Aspers a venue that is only…See More
Mar 10
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Northampton Northern Soul Night Out (3 rooms) at The Roadmender

April 1, 2017 at 9pm to April 2, 2017 at 2am
Saturday 1 April; Northern Soul Night--Special Guests--GENO WASHINGTON & THE RAM JAM BAND plus the UK's Number 1 Northern Soul DJ; Kev Roberts!  Goldsoul presents A Vintage night of classic soul at the Roadmender Northampton.With special guest "Geno Washington & The RamJam Band" + DJs from the local & National Circuit Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things '60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are…See More
Mar 7

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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

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

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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

I remember them well!!!!

Couldn't sleep last night, must be an age thing! All I kept thinking was 'names'! There used to be 'two factions' of Shades bods, the 'big' lads and the 'usual suspects' I shall call them; See if anyone remembers the following;

Nick Cockerill, Dave Angiers, Fitzy, Bernie Burbage, Roger Bates, Colin Ward, Arthur (of course), Wally, Martin Hill, Danny and Nicky Kelk, Steve and Sibby Cawley, Terry Morehen, Leroy Herbert, Paul Rooney, Dave Hickey, The 'Leach' family (!), Donald Bannard,…

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Posted by Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson on June 13, 2015 at 2:44pm — 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


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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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