Shades and Soul Events

Shades Club.

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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Paddy Grady posted a status
"can I just ask people wanting to join, then you MUST apply with your first name & surname. Applying with a first name only will be rejected"
yesterday
Carol Tero is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Wednesday
Paddy Grady posted a status
"well done to everyone who came to Arthur Cuthbert's funeral on Monday, a sad day to say goodbye & show respect to a fellow Shades goer."
Wednesday
Paddy Grady posted a discussion

Arthur Cuthbert Funeral Arrangements

Posting this; The Family of our mate Arthur Cuthbert have announced the following "Funeral taking place Monday 18th May at Northampton Crematorium 2.00pm. Bright colours appreciated by family!!! "The Family would love to see any friends who knew him to attend.See More
May 11
Terry Morehen replied to Paddy Grady's discussion Arthur Cuthbert RIP
"Such a shame to hear about Arthur,my condolences to his family.I had not seen Arthur for probably 35 years , but have fond memories of him from Shades , COOPA club and the Cobblers"
May 11
Paddy Grady posted a status
"a big thank you to everyone who came to MotownPhilly last night. A brilliant night & raised a good amount of money for Inspiration FM."
May 9
Suzy Davies might attend Paddy Grady's event
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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
May 6
Suzy Davies is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
May 6
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"
May 6
Mick George shared a profile on Facebook
May 3
Patricia Vallis (was James) updated their profile
May 3
Paddy Grady commented on Arthur Cuthbert's photo
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Yarmouth 1970 Northampton. Luton, etc. Suede Heads,

"So sad to have to report on here that one of the original Shades goers from the early days Arthur Cuthbert has died. Always liked Arthur a lot. I got him to put his wonderful scooter on display at the Mod Exhibition in 2013 at the Central Museum in…"
May 3
Paddy Grady posted a discussion

Arthur Cuthbert RIP

So sad to have to report on here that one of the original Shades goers from the early days Arthur Cuthbert has died.Always liked Arthur a lot. I got him to put his wonderful scooter on display at the Mod Exhibition in 2013 at the Central Museum in Northampton. It went on to become the star of the exhibition.On behalf of every member on here, we send our condolences to Arthur's Family.The picture shows Arthur on his wonderful Scooter that was the star of the recent Mod Exhibition at the Central…See More
May 3
Paddy Grady posted an event
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Opus 2 Reunion - the hottest event of the Summer at Aspers

July 4, 2015 at 8pm to July 5, 2015 at 1am
What a night we have the ‘Summer Hottest Event!’. It is time to remember one of the great night clubs of the 1970’s & 1980’s the Opus 2!We have the very first time ever the Opus 2 Reunion taking place on the 4 July at the luxurious Aspers Casino, Commercial Street, Northampton. Aspers is just a few hundred yards away from the original Opus 2 building!We have original Opus 2 DJ's on the night playing the music they played when Opus 2 was open; Original DJ’s are Paul Krupnik & Paul K…See More
Apr 27
Paddy Grady posted an event
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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
Apr 26
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."
Apr 26
DONNA WILSON is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 26
Pat Carter is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 24
Debbie Davis is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 22
Fiona Bearman is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Apr 17

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Arthur Cuthbert Funeral Arrangements

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title May 11.

Arthur Cuthbert RIP 1 Reply

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

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.

Blog Posts

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


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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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