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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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John Plant is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
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Salon Ballroom Reunion 2019 at Aspers

"THIS SATURDAY!!! Our 17th annual reunion! Original Salon DJ's Steve Cheney & Paul Motley plus Felix & host Paddy Grady. Doors 8pm - 1am. Tickets £7. Call or Text 07599 227569"
yesterday
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"a special free 50th Anniversary CD given to the 1st 100 people (1 per couple) on the night! The Final Chapter in the Shades Story CD Series."
Sunday
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Salon Ballroom Reunion 2019 at Aspers

"Our 17th annual reunion! Original Salon DJ's Steve Cheney & Paul Motley plus Felix & host Paddy Grady. Doors 8pm - 1am. Tickets £7. Call or Text 07599 227569"
Jan 29
Paddy Grady replied to Paddy Grady's discussion ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US!
"Pete Mace is special guest at the One & Only Official Shades 50th Anniversary night! Saturday 27 April at Aspers Commercial street, Northampton ..... just a few 100 yards away from the original Shades building! SHADES IS COMING HOME! …"
Jan 24
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The OFFICIAL Shades 50th Anniversary 1969 - 2019

THE BIG ONE!! SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019the OFFICIAL SHADES 50TH ANNIVERSARY NIGHT! tickets on sale from 1 February.The fake Shades night elsewhere on this date has been confirmed by the venue that the event is cancelled due to copyright…
Jan 23
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Salon Ballroom Reunion 2019 at Aspers

"Our 17th annual reunion! Original Salon DJ's Steve Cheney & Paul Motley plus Felix & host Paddy Grady. Doors 8pm - 1am. Tickets £7. Call or Text 07599 227569"
Jan 20
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"Thanks for the Reply Paddy, sad to hear of his passing, i had some very good times back in the day."
Jan 18
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"the lad in the middle Ray is Arthur Cuthbert, sadly no longer with us RIP. I dont think that is Charlie Neal though. Paddy "
Jan 18
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1971

"Was this an outing from the coopa club?"
Jan 17
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mad mick

"Did he used to go to the coopa club?"
Jan 17
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"I recognise the lad in the middle but can not put a name to him, and is that Charlie with his tongue out? "
Jan 17
Paddy Grady posted a status
"please be aware of a fake imitation Shades 50th event being planed. The ONLY official Shades event is ours, this other one will be stopped."
Jan 14
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Salon Ballroom Reunion 2019 at Aspers

Our 17th annual reunion! Original Salon DJ's Steve Cheney & Paul Motley plus Felix & host Paddy Grady. Doors 8pm - 1am. Tickets £7. Call or Text 07599 227569
Jan 4
Paddy Grady posted a status
"Massive thank you to everyone who came last night to NYE Motown Party at Aspers. Sold out again & a lovely friendly crowd was in. Thank you"
Jan 1
Harry Colin brown replied to Paddy Grady's discussion ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US!
"Hi Pete That was a great night you had a maroon etype Rej. Wly 3g I had a white one  by the way yours is still going love to hearfrom  yo. Regards  harry brown "
Dec 30, 2018
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SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2019 at Aspers; Northampton

February 23, 2019 at 8pm to February 24, 2019 at 1am
THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION 2019SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2019.@1st Floor, FUNCTION SUITEASPERSCOMMERCIAL STREETNORTHAMPTONAdmission £7 Advance tickets ONLY!Yes we have another stunning night lined up for you!Saturday 23 February 2019 see's THE OFFICIAL SALON BALLROOM REUNION, this is our 17th annual event, and as the owners of the name 'Salon Ballroom Northampton', this is the only OFFICIAL Salon reunion event of the year.For the 2019 event we are returning to Northampton’s most luxurious…See More
Dec 30, 2018
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Happy Christmas to everyone on here

from all of us here at The Shades & Soul Events web site, have a great Christmas
Dec 24, 2018
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2018

"PLEASE NOTE!!! ... NEW YEARS EVE IS NOW SOLD OUT!! "
Dec 22, 2018
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Ultimate New Years Eve Motown Party 2018

"only 20 tickets left for this NYE event! ... if you are planning on coming to this night, then you will need to get your tickets very soon."
Dec 16, 2018

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ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US! 3 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Jan 24.

One & Only Time to see The Shades model on display!

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Oct 11, 2018.

J.J. BENDER & THE SOS. 2 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Sep 25, 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.

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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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