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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Dec 2
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Dec 1
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OUTSIDE SHADES SUMMER 1971

"stunning photo Elaine! thank you for posting! Paddy "
Nov 27
Paddy Grady commented on Elaine White's photo
Nov 27
Elaine White posted photos
Nov 27
Ian is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Nov 27
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Inside DiscLand 1972

"Hi Paddy I didn't realise how small it would be . I will try to supersize it . KR Elaine"
Nov 17
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Inside DiscLand 1972 Jeff & ?

"and another great shot from inside Discland!! Thank you Elaine! Paddy "
Nov 16
Paddy Grady commented on Elaine White's photo
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Inside DiscLand 1972

"many thanks for posting this Elaine!!! magnificent!! an ultra rare picture from inside Discland!! Never seen one before! Brilliant! Paddy "
Nov 16
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THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN & SOUL NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2014! at Aspers Casino

December 31, 2014 at 8pm to January 1, 2015 at 1am
THE ULTIMATE MOTOWN NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2014! Wednesday 31 DECEMBER 2014 @ ASPERS CASINO, COMMERCIAL STREET, NORTHAMPTON. Great news to let you know that 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 Wednesday 31st December 2014!!This year we are doing…See More
Nov 16
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Once again!Rules of the site! New members wanting to join this site, you MUST apply using your first name & surname or it will be rejected."
Nov 16
marc fox is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Nov 14
robert tompkins is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Nov 12
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Rules of the site! New members wanting to join this site, you MUST apply using your first name & surname or it will be rejected."
Nov 9
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TAMLA MOTOWN NIGHT A 'WE GOT SOUL' SPECIAL with Paddy & Gadders @ Aspers at ASPERS

November 15, 2014 at 8pm to November 16, 2014 at 1am
Here we go then!! I am pleased to announce another massive night out at Aspers!!! It is time for our annual We Got Soul Tamla Motown night! With the original presenters of the hit BBC Radio Northampton show. The night has original presenter Paddy Grady along co-presenter Paul ‘Gadders’ Gadsby will both be appearing for a night of Motown, 60’s & 70’s Soul, 70’s Disco & Funk plus Reggae and Ska. All the music from BBC Radio Northampton’s popular soul show.Large dancefloor, loads of tables…See More
Nov 7
isobel connor is attending Paddy Grady's event
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TAMLA MOTOWN NIGHT A 'WE GOT SOUL' SPECIAL with Paddy & Gadders @ Aspers at ASPERS

November 15, 2014 at 8pm to November 16, 2014 at 1am
Here we go then!! I am pleased to announce another massive night out at Aspers!!! It is time for our annual We Got Soul Tamla Motown night! With the original presenters of the hit BBC Radio Northampton show. The night has original presenter Paddy Grady along co-presenter Paul ‘Gadders’ Gadsby will both be appearing for a night of Motown, 60’s & 70’s Soul, 70’s Disco & Funk plus Reggae and Ska. All the music from BBC Radio Northampton’s popular soul show.Large dancefloor, loads of tables…See More
Nov 6
Susanna Charlett-Cox is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Oct 27
Lindy Clifford updated their profile
Oct 23
Lindy Clifford left a comment for Arthur Cuthbert
"Dear Arthur,  how good it is to hear of you, must meet up soon. I live in west sussex now (Arundel) not far from Brighton. Visit Northampton occasionally and still in contact with Josie regularly,  still lives in Npton. Next visit we shall…"
Oct 23

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Was Shades that good? 18 Replies

Started by Danny Kelk in Uncategorized. Last reply by Danny Kelk Oct 20.

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.

George Ward. 3 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Sharon Ward Feb 25, 2013.

the old Shades building & new plans in the C&E 2 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Dec 15, 2012.

2 Much Club 1 Reply

Started by phil dann in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Nov 20, 2012.

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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

Finding Mick Sharry and Drac

Hi does any one know either Mick Sharry or his mate Drac as Im trying to get hold of them

Posted by Lesley Haynes (nee Bending) on May 15, 2012 at 5:40pm

Wilby reunion

A good night Paddy,and even better to meet up with some old faces.

 

Mark.

Posted by Mark Woodfine on July 24, 2011 at 9:44am — 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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