Shades and Soul Events

Shades Club.

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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Sharon Allum is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
5 hours ago
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."
Jan 31
Anna Renda is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jan 31
Paddy Grady posted a blog post

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.    See More
Jan 30
Denise Burton is attending Paddy Grady's event
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SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

March 4, 2017 at 8pm to March 5, 2017 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017@1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINOCOMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTON SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017. Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY! Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you!Saturday 4 March 2017 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 15th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year. For the 2016 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Jan 29
Denise Burton is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jan 29
Anne Sorrentino is attending Paddy Grady's event
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SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

March 4, 2017 at 8pm to March 5, 2017 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017@1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINOCOMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTON SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017. Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY! Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you!Saturday 4 March 2017 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 15th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year. For the 2016 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Jan 20
Paddy Grady posted a photo

THE MARVELETTES live in Northampton - 22 Sept; HOLD THE DATE!

Big News!!! Hold The Date! Friday 22 September at The Picturedrome Northampton...live on stage & direct from America, Motown legends THE MARVELETTES plus FULL backing band!... singing ALL their GREATEST HITS!! Ticket details soon! Make sure you…
Jan 16
Mark Waples is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jan 13
Paddy Grady posted a photo
Jan 5
Paddy Grady posted an event
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SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017 at Aspers; Northampton

March 4, 2017 at 8pm to March 5, 2017 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2017@1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERS CASINOCOMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTON SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017. Admission £7 Advance tickets ONLY! Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you!Saturday 4 March 2017 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 15th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL reunion event of the year. For the 2016 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Jan 2
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Please Note ..New Joiners! To join us here on the Shades site, you MUST apply using your first & surname. It is a requirement of the site."
Jan 2
Trevor Kirby is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Dec 31, 2016
Paddy Grady commented on Paddy Grady's event THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2016
"PLEASE NOTE; THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT, IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT YOUR TICKETS BROUGHT OR RESERVED THEN YOU WILL NOT GE IN ON THE NIGHT. "
Dec 28, 2016
Linda cox is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Dec 27, 2016
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Happy Christmas to all members on here! Have a great time! Paddy"
Dec 24, 2016
Paddy Grady posted a photo

Official Salon Ballroom Reunion 4 March 2017

the 13th annual Salon Ballroom Reunion at Aspers Northampton. Saturday 4 March 2017.
Dec 19, 2016
Susanna Charlett-Cox is attending Paddy Grady's event
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THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2016 at Aspers; Northampton

December 31, 2016 at 8pm to January 1, 2017 at 1am
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2016! Saturday 31 DECEMBER 2016@ ASPERS CASINO, COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Once again this year’s sensational New Years Eve Motown Party will be be taking place at Northamptonshire's most luxurious venue ASPERS CASINO! 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 Saturday 31st December 2016!! As always we have a number of TOP DJ’s all lined up…See More
Dec 13, 2016
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Nov 26, 2016
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MotownPhilly Night at Charles Bradlaugh

December 16, 2016 at 8pm to December 17, 2016 at 1am
MOTOWNPHILLY NIGHT. Join us for a Superb Evening of Soul MUSIC from Detroit & Philadelphia. The first Motownphilly night for well over 6 months!  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 16 December at The Charles Bradlaugh, Upper Mounts,…See More
Nov 24, 2016

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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.

Blog Posts

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


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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