The Nu Beat Club is a new club night in Manchester City Centre where you can listen to and, more importantly, dance to classic 60's Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Club Soul and early Northern Soul.
All tunes are played on ORIGINAL vinyl by resident DJs Sugar Merchant and Paul Welsby.
The action takes place upstairs at The Waldorf, which is on Gore Street, City Centre Manchester M1 3AQ (not far from Piccadilly Station and the Whitworth Street Twisted Wheel building).
The opening night is on SATURDAY 30TH MARCH 2013 and events run from 9pm to 2am.
The organisers plan to hand out a free gift to commemorate the opening night to the first 30 or so through the doors on the night and will be running a membership scheme which is free to join and will entitle members to reduced entry prices and some other free stuff !!
Dates for 2013 are: -
Saturday 30th March 2013 - OPENING NIGHT
Saturday 25th May 2013
Saturday 27th July 2013
Saturday 28th September 2013
Saturday 30th November 2013
Their own website gives more detail of the music policy, but here's a snippet:
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
How many places are there in Manchester and the North in general, where you can listen to and, more importantly, dance to the very best in 60s Club Reggae and Club Soul under one roof?
Yep. We came to the same conclusion.
The next obvious question is would anyone want a club night with quality 60s soul and reggae under one roof?
We certainly would.
And that is basically what The Nu Beat Club is all about. It’s a club night that we would want to go to and that doesn't already exist.
Sometimes life doesn't have to be too complicated.
Your resident DJs have both served their time on the Soul and Reggae scenes. Here you can find out a little about what makes them tick and why they are playing at The Nu Beat Club
Growing up listening to my Daddy's records. Dad played records every Sunday on the Blaupunkt system and at blues parties at Harpendan Street in Moss Side during the '60s and '70s - every Saturday our street was the Beat Street. Anyway my Dad had Ska, Rocksteady and early Reggae (what some might call Skinhead Reggae today).Me and my friends were into Rockers and Roots tunes and joined many sound systems. As the '80s rolled on I got into Two Tone, with The Beat from Brum being my favourites. So I started to drift back to Reggae in a big way. Now I got serious with the 7" singles: Ska plus Roots and later Rocksteady.
Over the years I've had many clashes with the likes of King Floyd from Preston, Selektors Choice deejays Mr Obidah, Crazy Joe, Mr Mass and Nigel Flood. All of us chasing that killer 7".
I do believe I am Top 20 Skaman in the world ha ha...........
Paul has collected and DJ'd rare Soul and R&B records for longer than he cares to remember. After co-running and DJing at the legendary Hideaway Club for 12 years and DJing at Mod and Soul events all over the UK and Europe, Paul has been in self-imposed DJ exile for the last couple of years – only surfacing on the odd occasion to play his beloved 70s Soul and Disco.