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FOR LEICESTER & LEICESTERSHIRE NEWS, REVIEWS AND GUIDE TO CLUB ENTERTAINMENT Published monthly by the Leicester & Leicestershire Entertainment Secretaries Council

~ JUNE 2014 ~

CHRIS ROBIN

NEWFOUNDPOOL W.M.C. : SUNDAY 8th LEICESTER & LEICESTERSHIRE ENT. SECS. COUNCIL .... SHOP WINDOW DATES .... Sunday June 29th Enderby & District Social Sunday July 27th Leicester Railwaymens

NO MEETING IN AUGUST Meetings - 11.00am : Shop Window - 12 Noon

Auditions: Jamie Robinson ~ Telephone 07968 769439 (after 6pm) CLUB NEWS IS NOW ON THE INTERNET! Visit: www.leicestershireclubnews.co.uk


EDITORIAL I hear another club wants to drop out of the Leicester Ent. Secs. Council, question; what do we get out of being in it? I’ll tell you! You get first hand information on acts that let clubs down, you see up and coming new acts you can book direct at normally a lower ‘first time in’ price, hear and find out what other clubs are doing to get members etc. in! There is always something new happening in Clubland and we are part of Councils in other areas so we can interact with them as well; we see acts from other areas because again, I hear in some clubs ‘oh, not them again’!! so it helps in so many other ways to be in our Council, after all we need to stick together and help one another through the rough times in running our clubs. Congratulations to the ‘Foxes’ winning the league and gaining promotion to the premiership, also to Mark Selby the Jester from Leicester, winning by beating Ronnie in the final of the world snooker in Sheffield. Leicester is well and truly on the map! Well done guys!

Is everyone in Clubland ready for the World Cup Football, I know we are, a brand new TV for our members/affiliated members to watch in their own environment, let’s hope we get the support we deserve!! Blackpool’s come and gone, see separate write-ups from Steve and me. Great to see so many new and old friends, and boy, what a turn around at The Bridge public house and great beer prices £1.90 J.Smiths/Fosters £2 Strongbow!! and yet again Leicestershire born karaoke on the Sunday 3pm - 11pm. Helen Ward ‘DJ Laidee H’. Helen is a karaoke in a million, nothing too much trouble and she carries such a fantastic amount of music. A young lady who brings the best out in everyone who sings! I told the landlord he has a gem and needs to hold on to her, she could work anywhere!! Well done Helen see you next year! The Conference itself went quite well tidying up a few rules etc., although the delegates still want a General Secretary and not an office manager! Moving on we have two clubs coming back into our meetings/shopwindows, Leicester Railwaymens and Braunstone & District (27th July and 28th September), it’s encouraging for the Ent. Secs. Council, lets hope we can get more support from acts, Ent. Secs. and you the public at the shopwindows! Entertainment secretaries at Thurmaston PWMC, of which we thank the host club for the buffet etc., included, Melton RBL, Lutterworth, Latimer, Pool, The Elms, Braunstone Victoria, Sileby and Thurmaston PWMC. All July material to be with me by June 7th please, to D. L. Rollason, 25 Amyson Road, Leicester LE5 2EB, phone 0116 2410011 or email clubnews@hotmail.co.uk Dave Rollason (Editor)

LET DOWN SERVICE If you’ve been let down, or if you’re an act not working, telephone Mr. Jamie Robinson on

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THE ELMS SOCIAL AND SERVICE CLUB The entertainment at the club to end March saw the first appearance for Yorkshire comedy duo The Sharp Experience. I saw this very funny show firstly at The Blackpool Command Show a few years ago going down a bomb as they did a couple of other times I saw them in Leicester, so it was very surprising and disappointing that they didn’t go down very well at our club as I was confident that they would when I booked them It’s certainly no reflection on the act, it was just one of those nights, it happens everywhere, thankfully not too often, and there was nothing more they could have done to get the crowd going, I personally thought that they were as good as ever and on another night they’d have been ok. April began with the welcome return for male/female duo Velvet Souls. I was away on this night but was reliably informed on my return that they, like they always do, gave us a good night going down well in the process. Following them was the first proper show here for local vocalist Lesley following her successful appearance on a Charity Night last year. Right from the opening song, the full concert room loved her to bits with a great atmosphere in the room, and by the end of the night a full dance floor. She has a tremendous singing voice and a lot of friendly humourous banter which the audience took to all night. She will be back at the end of the year I’m pleased to say and if we were still doing the Best Of Leicester, I’m sure she’d be up for a few awards. Appearing on the same Charity Show as Lesley were four piece band The Munix and they were on next. They reformed last year with original members Paul and Neil being joined by lead guitarist John and drummer Rob and they are as good as ever and great to see back. They play a mixture of old Munix favourites and some newer material sticking to their template of playing great well known songs that nobody else hardly does, songs by the likes of The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, The Searchers, Duran Duran, Smokie, Badfinger and John Fogarty were a pleasure and nice change to hear with three excellent lead vocals and three part harmonies make them remain the classic Munix sound. They will always be welcomed back. It was nice to see a few of their followers who I hadn’t seen for a few years including Martin Harvey looking fit and well. Short and sweet this month, see ya next month..... Steve Rushin (Ent Sec)

SPORTS COUNCIL July 22nd : Sam Clewes Darts : Venue to be arranged October 9th : Mixed Skittles : Venue to be arranged October 22nd & 29th : Pentathlon (darts - crib - skittles - dominoes) For more information telephone Sports Sec. Dave Rollason on 0116 2410011

GOLF DATES June 22nd July 20th August 17th

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Braunstone Victoria W.M.C. FREE ENTRY DOUBLE CABARET SHOW As always here at Braunstone Victoria W.M.C. we give you free entry top-class entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Side By Side, a brother and sister act all the way from Birmingham, will perform soul and Motown at it’s best. Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops etc., etc., along with more classics, the energetic dance routines will leave you gasping for air!

FRIDAY JUNE 27th Loved by the good people of Leicester the East Coast’s No. 1 reggae act, the mighty Irie White will also be here with his own blend of classic hits. So come along, ladies and gentlemen, relax and enjoy yourselves, bring your pals so then you can go for it! Compere and support act for evening is the Carl Stevens Duo. As always a friendly atmosphere is guaranteed with a late competitively priced bar, snacks available, kids most welcome and wheelchair access. Free entry live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings - all shows start at 8pm. Function room for hire: newly redecorated, 250+ seats, fully airconditioned, all facilities contained within and competitive bar prices. Telephone 0116 2897993 for more details

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LEICESTER RAILWAYMENS CLUB Fight Night : FROCH v GROVES Sun 1st Cliff Bywater Fri 6th Marty Jones Sat 7th Absolute Party (Concert Room) Richard Padley (Lounge) Fri 13rd Heidi Mills Sat 14th The Crew (Concert Room) Steve Rossi (Lounge) Fri 20th Fletch Sat 21st 3quency (Concert Room) Tony Marx (Lounge) Fri 27th Garry Mac Sat 28th Hollywood Nites (Concert Room) James Hart (Lounge) Sat May 31st

NOW SHOWING LIVE FOOTBALL ON BIG SCREEN WITH SKY SPORTS Bingo Every Night Treasure Chest Friday Evening & Sunday Lunchtime Big Prize Money to be won! Sunday Lunchtime Early Bingo Starts approx. 12.40pm - Good Prize Money! Extra Late Bingo Flyer Sunday Night - Starts approx. 10.20pm Line Dancing every Wednesday with Brian & Jean - All Welcome Late Bar Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays Open at 11am Every Sunday

Have you got a Party or Special Event coming up? Our upstairs Lounge is available for hire on Monday - Friday nights & all day Sunday at a very reasonable rate. Contact The Secretary on 0116 2218224

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BUBLE and BARLOW SATURDAY JUNE 28th £2.00 ADMISSION - BE EARLY!

Did you know we have ..... SUNDAY LUNCHTIME - JACKPOT TOTE AND BINGO SESSION : TUESDAY NIGHT MINI JACKPOT TOTE AND BINGO SESSION : FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT TOTE AND BINGO SESSIONS (WITH £1000 PRIZE IF CALLED IN 46 No’s OR LESS)

Braunstone & District Entertainment For June Sat 7th CHARITY SHOW - MENPHYS & RAINBOWS (Concert Room) Sat 7th WAYNE CURTIS Sun 8th NATASHA FOX Sat 14th STEVE COOPER Sun 15th VELVET SOULS Sat 21st CHRIS BEVANS Sun 22nd DAVE JOHNS Sat 28th ROB MARSHALL Sun 29th MICK KNIGHT

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BIRSTALL R. B. L. Sat 7 Chris Robin m/v Sat 14 Josie f/v Sat 21 Noel Gee g/v Sat 28 Jason Lee m/v Bingo, Key in the Box & Free Beer Raffle every Saturday 2nd and Last Sun of each month is Quiz Night 3rd Sunday is Acoustic Night

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NEW PARKS Middle Bar Sat 7 Maddison f/v Sat 14 Aron Fender g/v Sat 21 Matt Franklyn g/v LEICESTER RAILWAYMENS Sat 28 Joe Black m/v BRAUNSTONE & DISTRICT Concert Room Sun 1 t b c Concert Room Sat 7 Charity Show-Concert Room May 31 Froch v Groves Fight Sun 1 Ian Michael g/v Live on Sky PPV Sun 8 Dave Big Bopper m/v for Menphys & Rainbows Sun 1 Cliff Bywater g/v Sat 7 Wayne Curtis m/v Sun 15 Carrie Michaels f/v Fri 6 Marty Jones m/v Sun 8 Natasha Fox f/v Sun 22 Kim B f/v Sat 7 Absolute Party grp Sat 14 Steve Cooper m/v Sun 29 Maxine Santana f/v f/v Sun 15 Velvet Souls m/f duo Fri 13 Heidi Mills Sat 14 The Crew grp Sat 21 Chris Bevans m/v NEWFOUNDPOOL W.M.C Fri 20 Fletch m/v Sun 22 Dave Johns g/v Sun 1 Dave Big Bopper m/v Sat 21 3quency grp Sat 28 Rob Marshall g/v Mon 2 Big Steve's Karaoke Fri 27 Garry Mac m/v Sun 29 Mick Knight m/v Thur 5 Kirsty Anne f/v Sat 28 Hollywood Nites grp Fri 6 Irie White m/v Lounge BRAUNSTONE VICTORIA Sat 7 El Diva f/duo Sat 7 Richard Padley m/v Sun 1 Dean Barrett m/v Sun 8 Chris Robin m/v Sat 14 Steve Rossi g/v Fri 6 Darren Thomas m/v Mon 9 Vinny's Karaoke Sat 21 Tony Marx m/v Sat 7 Elen f/v Thur 12 Claire Harris f/v Sat 28 James Hart m/v Sun 8 Ben Murphy m/v Fri 13 Sarah Tasker f/v Bingo every night Fri 13 Jay m/v Sat 14 Lee Warwick m/v Early bingo flyer Sunday lunchtime Sun 15 Vinny Christian m/v Sat 14 Diva f/duo at approx 12.40pm Sun 15 Sophie f/v Mon 16 Big Steve's Karaoke Treasure Chest every Friday evening Thur 19 Danny Davis Fri 20 Big Al g/v m/v and Sunday Lunch Sat 21 Miss T f/v Fri 20 Tony Rutherford m/v Childrens Room Games & Machines. Sat 21 It Takes Two Sun 22 Darrin Day m/v m/duo Line Dancing Wed Eve with Fri 27 Show Night Sun 22 Rebecca Lomas f/v Brian & Jean’s Western Sounds Mon 23 Vinny’s Karaoke Irie White plus Side by Side Don’t Forget Your Pick Game On Thur 26 Billy Maxwell m/v Sat 28 Dee Marie f/v Tuesday Evening Fri 27 Rob Duffy m/v Sun 29 Jamie m/v Late Bar Every Friday, Saturday and Sat 28 Brothers in Soul m/duo www.itsallaboutgoingout.com Sunday Evening Sun 29 Robert King m/v Open at 11am Sundays Mon 30 Big Steve's Karaoke ELMS SOCIAL & SERVICE CLUB Fri 6 Salsa Night LUTTERWORTTH CLUB NOTTINGHAM ODDFELLOWS Sat 7 Steve Thompson g/v m/v Fri 6 Rob Marshall g/v Fri 13 The Heatwaves tkts £6 Sat 7 Joe Williams Sat 14 C J Gibson m/v Sat 7 East 2 West m/f duo Sat 14 The Cheeze trio Sat 21 Jo Mansfield f/v Fri 13 John Stacey m/v Fri 20 Rock n Roll Disco Sat 28 Craig Deegan m/v Sat 14 Excalibur duo Sat 21 Soul Providers m/duo Bingo Sats at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm Fri 20 Carl Stevens m/v Sat 28 Classix Gold m/duo Big cash prize Raffle Saturday nights Sat 21 Carlson Bailey m/v Visit us at www.theelms.co & Big Jackpot Prize Fri 27 Martyn Russell m/v Meat Bingo 1st Thur of every month Sat 28 Velvet Souls m/f duo EYRES MONSELL Wayne’s Music Sunday night Sat 7 ManMaid m/f duo Free Lounge with bar for hire for 2014 Watch all live sporting events on & Monday & Friday lunchtime Sat 14 XXL m/duo Sky Sports & ESPN : Free Wi-Fi Sat 21 Silk Cut m/f duo continued Sat 28 Festival m/duo


Fri 27 Kelly Jenns f/v Fri 27 Mick Knight m/v Sun 29 Denni Harris m/v Dances Bingo every Tues, Fri, Sat night Thur 5 Tom’s Music and Sun lunchtime and night Fri 6 NO DANCE Cash Jackpot Quiz every Thursday Thur 12 C & J Sound Play Your Cards Right Every Fri 13 Eric Black Saturday Thur 19 t b c Free Pool on Wednesdays Fri 20 Phil Brown Free Room Hire For Members Thur 26 t b c Free cash machine for Members & Fri 27 Phil Brown Affiliated Members Quiz & Cash Bingo Every Monday Prize & Cash Bingo every Thursday SAFFRON LANE WEST END W. M. C. Lounge Lounge Sun 1 t b c Tue 3 Rachel Paul f/v SOUTH WIGSTON CONS Sat 7 John Belmont m/v Fri 6 Carlita f/v Sun 1 Pyramid Bingo Sun 8 Nicola Lovell f/v Sat 7 John Lester m/v Sun 29 Quiz Night Sat 14 Wayne’s Music f/v Lunches every Wednesday 12 - 2pm Tue 10 Chrissie Sun 15 Justin Lovell m/v Fri 13 Rebecca Lomas f/v All Welcome Sat 21 Thereza Jay f/v f/v Sun 22 Steve Sinatra m/v NO FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE Sat 14 Tammie Tue 17 Darrin Day m/v Sat 28 Karen Starr f/v AT TIME OF PRINTING f/v Sun 29 Alan Chambers m/v Please contact club for information Fri 20 Sarah Simms Sat 21 Kara Jones f/v Concert Room Tue 24 Chris Robin m/v Sun 1 Lauren Rose f/v THURMASTON P. W. M. C. Fri 27 Cherry Pink f/v Sat 7 Cats Eyes m/f duo Concert Room Sat 28 Dannii f/v Sun 8 Neil Timothy g/v Sat 7 Carnaby Rocks grp Concert Room Sat 14 Mad Katz f/duo Sat 14 Tones of Soul duo Fri 6 Neil Warner m/v Sun 15 Louie Stephens m/v Sat 21 The Rockolas grp Sat 7 Double Trouble f/duo Sat 21 Stephanie King’s Stage Show Sat 28 Matrix trio Fri 13 Ships in the Night duo plus C. J. Gibson m/v Bar Sat 14 Kelly Jenns f/v Sun 22 Lauren Porter f/v Sun 1 Dave Johnson m/v Fri 20 D. Smoove m/v Sat 28 Flix m/f duo Fri 6 Johnson m/v Sat 21 Motown Devotions trio Sun 29 R. J. Taylor m/v Sun 8 Colin James g/v Fri 27 Elliott Peters m/v Bar Fri 13 Gary Dee m/v Sat 28 Double Tribute Show Fri 6 Ben Fischer m/v Sun 15 Sarah Bird f/v Gary Barlow plus Michael Buble Fri 13 Karen West f/v Fri 20 Simply Sarah f/v Fri 20 Lesley f/v Sun 22 Nicola Marie f/v OADBY R. B. L. Sat 7 Sweet Definity f/duo Sat 14 Paul Ravel m/v Sat 21 Steve Cooper m/v Sat 28 Helesa f/duo Free & Easy with Bingo every Friday Sunday lunch served 1pm - 4pm Jackpot Bingo Mon & Thur nights & Sunday lunchtime Function Room for hire

Dear Editor, My name is Richard Chamberlain and it is my sad duty to report the sudden death of my father, Mick Chamberlain, formerly of Axis Duo. Aged 60, Mick had been part of the Leicester club scene for over 40 years, playing guitar with bands such as Black Diamond, Voyage and Iced Gold. In the last 20 years, he has been part of a popular duo, Axis, who were well known on the club circuit. In addition Mick was the organiser of all the bands he has been in and had regular contact with most, if not all, of the club Ent. Secs. over the years. Having worked with him with Axis for the last seven years, I know he has many friends and acquaintances amongst your readership and I wondered if you could mention his passing in the forthcoming club news. I don't know if you knew Mick personally, my apologies if this is a shock to you. Kind Regards, Richard Chamberlain


BLACKPOOL COMMAND SHOW First of all may I say it was great not to be sat next to a table of noisy people this year, Alan kindly moved us and others had the pleasure?! Where we sat was lovely, people around us watching and respecting the fabulous acts that were on stage. Thanks to Alan, Colleen and the Blackpool and District Concert Secretaries Federation for their invite once again. The first act on stage was Detroit; Lee, Terry and Nigel take you on a journey into the magical era of Soul & Motown, hits from the likes of The Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Four Tops, Drifters and many, many more, together with great dance routines - a good opener for the show. Then we saw female vocalist Sam Lyons, I have seen Sam before in a duo called 2 Lyons working in and around the Yorkshire club circuit, Sam has been singing since her teenage years, then in early 2000 she formed the duo before returning solo in 2007. A very small young lady, but wow a huge voice that could entertain anywhere from clubs to cruise ships, an excellent act. Sheldon Bonner, male vocalist, was next up, having supported the Rocking Berries, Billy Pearce and others, Sheldon has only been on stage sine 2003 but with his immaculate dress and delivery you would think he’s been around quite a while. He’s been on X-Factor and even reached the final of the Northern Star Trail! He did a brilliant Gene Pitney number I’m Gonna Be Strong, if you shut your eyes you would have thought it was the man himself. Well done Sheldon. Comedy next with Terry Cotta, a guy I’ve worked before! I know he’s one of Steve Rushin’s favourite comedians. With over 20years in the business, I’ve seen Terry many, many times up and down the land. One of Terry’s claims to fame is entertaining at St James’ Palace by appointment of the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, a very gifted and talented funny man, well respected by other comedians, and off stage a great guy to talk to! Closing the first half was m/f duo Fireworx. AJ and Sam worked for me years ago at the Spinney Hill, and they are still as good today as they were then. A great short spot. The second half of the show saw John Fitzpatrick, John was on the 2010 Command Show before, and it was plain to see why he was invited back this year. John is another act that is widely respected by other acts, clubs, etc., a vocalist with a rich strong voice, who sings from the 50's to present day! John has won a few talent competitions over the years and has also worked for the Thomas Cook Holiday Company! He also does a great Matt Monroe tribute! K.T. Star, female vocalist, next, and boy oh boy! can this young lady sing. She would not look out of place in musicals in London, a sensational voice many would die for!!! From the first song you just melt into listening to her every song! Songs from the likes of Shirley Bassey, Adele, Streisand, Winehouse, Katy Perry, Four Tops; from musicals like Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard etc. etc. She also does a tribute act ..... Adele. A young lady who is full of compassion in what she sings. The top of the bill The Rag Dolls introducing themselves ‘from over the pond’? it became certain they weren’t, but nevertheless what a fantastic set of lads as Steve says in his writeup, shut your eyes and go back in time! They were unbelievable, and from what I can gather they haven’t been together that long, although with their slick and precise performance you would think they were originals, one of the guys used to sing with our very own Phil Voss in a boy band a few years ago!! They have a huge future in front of them!!! The Show was again held together superbly by compere Carl Schofield who himself did his usual comedy spot with his rap! A must, must for anyone to see! Just amazing again Carl. Can’t wait to see you in Leicester in December (more on this in the future) Thanks again to Alan and Brian for putting together another superb show. Dave Rollason, Leicestershire Club News Editor P.S. Same seats next year please Alan!!


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BLACKPOOL COMMAND SHOW In April six of us enjoyed a great weekend in Blackpool and on the first night we were there we went to the 65th Command Show once again held at the fabulous venue The Horseshoe. These shows always feature a superb cross section of entertainment to suit everyone and this year was no exception. As always it was organised by Alan Pilborough and produced by Brian Clifts, a perfect team putting so much work into making it a well run show once again. The show was compered by one of Blackpool’s most popular comedians Carl Schofield who has the expertise of keeping the show flowing while treating us all to his very clever comedy. He introduced the first act to get the show off and running, a terrific male trio Detroit who, as the name suggests, sing a lot of Soul & Motown songs with all three singing lead vocals and they harmonise perfectly and with great dance routines. A good act but there are so many like them these days it will be hard for them to break through, but I’m sure they’ll never be short of work. A vocalist with a belting voice, little Sam Lyons was on next and she can sing all sorts suitable to clubs, theatres or a cruise ship, very good looking and stylish too. Next up was one of the best of the night, male vocalist Sheldon Bonner who has a lot of experience and it clearly showed with a fantastic delivery with everybody enjoying his powerful singing voice going down a bomb in return. Like the last few years, most of the acts seem to hail from Yorkshire but the next act is from Lancashire, Bolton to be exact, one of the funniest comedians in the business Terry Cotta who had the crowd in stitches with his hilarious observational original comedy. For me the best act on the show and will be appearing twice a week at The Viking, Blackpool in the summer season plus a couple of clubs too. Closing the first half were a good male/female duo called Fireworx who, despite being very entertaining with pleasant personalities I don’t think they’ll progress further than the club circuit but have been around a long time always busy which is a result in itself. The second half commenced with a set from Carl, cheering the audience up with his jokes and songs before introducing a singer with a difference, John Fitzpatrick who sang a good variety of material before launching into Sex On Fire leaping all over the stage like Norman Wisdom, absolutely unbelievably eye-catching. A really good act that took everyone by surprise. A terrific singer K.T. Star shone through with her glowing presentation and songs from the 60's to today’s charts plus some from the musicals, she should enjoy an exciting future. The show ended on a big high with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute The Ragdolls. Four very professional young guys who all sing lead vocals and in the 20 minutes allotted time they managed to pack in songs like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Who Loves You, December ‘63 and of course Ragdoll. If you shut your eyes, you would have thought it was the real thing as their wide vocal ranges and harmonies were so close to the original sounds. Big things are already on the horizon for these guys as they are appearing at the North Pier Theatre during the summer and are also at The Sands venue in Blackpool later in the year. They deserve everything that comes to them! Just past midnight and yet another first class show had zoomed by and was all over. These shows are great and I’m already looking forward to next years. The rest of the weekend saw us go to The Viking to see comedian Carl Schofield, vocalist Lee Brady, compere Buddy Lee and The Sensation Dancers. Val and I enjoyed a great singer called Robbie Allen at The H & A Club, comedian Kurtis King at The Philharmonic Club plus a couple of good singers at Ma Kelly’s. Thanks to Dave, Sara, Mick and Tess. Lionel and Sara for the accommodation and as I said, I can’t wait til next year. Steve Rushin


BIRSTALL R. B. L. June Entertainment

CHRIS ROBIN JOSIE 21st : NOEL GEE 28th : JASON LEE 7th :

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Bingo, Key In The Box & Beer Raffle every Saturday 2nd & last Sunday of each month is Quiz Night 3rd Sunday of each month is Acoustic Night We cater for funerals & other functions

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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Mr Arthur (Nat) Dayman. Nat served as a Committee Man and Vice President for many years at The West End W.M.C. before becoming the clubs doorman until ill health forced him to leave. He was extremely committed to the club and was well known by all. The officers, committee, staff and members would like to offer there sincere condolences to Nat's family. Now reunited with his beloved wife Dolly and brother in law Colin (Double) Dexter. God Bless You Nat. Lee Burchell President - West End W. M. C.

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS ANYONE WISHING TO WORK IN OTHER AREAS AND IS WILLING TO APPEAR ON A SHOWCASE, PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING: Denis Darlington (Birmingham) 0121 4435 449 Showcases on Thursday evenings

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ODDFELLOWS CLUB Entertainment for June Fri

6th

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13th

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20th

Sat 21st Fri

27th

Sat 28th

ROB MARSHALL EAST 2 WEST JOHN STACEY EXCALIBUR CARL STEVENS CARLSON BAILEY MARTYN RUSSELL VELVET SOULS

 STEVE COOPER

ROB MARSHALL

Guitar Vocalist M / F Duo Male Vocalist Male Duo Male Vocalist Male Vocalist Male Vocalist M / F Duo

 CARL STEVENS

MARTYN RUSSELL

wayne’s music

Every Sunday Night & Monday & Friday Lunchtime

GATE ~ LEICESTER


LEICESTERSHIRE CLUB GUIDE LEICESTER RAILWAYMENS

BIRSTALL R. B. L. 19 Front Street - Birstall LE4 4DQ J. Holden

Chairman

A. Eden

Gen. Sec.

K. Comery

Treasurer

S. Robinson

House/Stock

T. Stretton

Ent. Sec.

K. Comery

E IC

STERSH I

RE

President

LE

Tel: 0116 - 2674817

ENTERTAINMENT SECRETARIES COUNCIL ENDERBY & DIST. SOCIAL

Coleridge Drive - Enderby LE19 4QF Tel: 0116 - 2864897

BRAUNSTONE VICTORIA WMC Cantrell Road - Leicester LE3 1SD Tel: 0116 - 2897993 President

B. Taylor

Vice President

P. Bray

Secretary

D. Liney

Asst. Sec.

R. Morris

Finance Sec.

P Bray

Treasurer

P. Whiteman

Ent. Sec

Carl Stevens

Sports Sec.

M. Hollingworth

BRAUNSTONE & DIST. WMC 2 Braunstone Close, Leicester LE3 2GE

Tel: 0116-2330070 :www.bdwmc.co.uk

President

David Vear

East Park Road - Leicester LE5 4FS Tel: 0116 - 2218224 (Office) President

J. Thomas

Vice President

J. Kenny

Gen. Sec.

D. O’Connor

Asst. Sec.

R. Howard

Finance Sec.

K. Envis

Stock Sec.

F. Godfree

Ent. Sec.

A. Carroll

Sports Sec.

Kevin Envis

Vice President Secretary

Bob Mackness

LUTTERWORTH CLUB Lower Leicester Road, Lutterworth

Finance Ent. Sec.

Linda Mackness

Bar Manager Health & Safety

Caroline Clark Sandy Keay

Committee: Beryl Brown Jean Maddock, Gail Cunningham

LE17 4NF - Tel: 01455 552661

President

I. J. Walters

Vice President

S. Duncan

Secretary

Lynette Morris

Treasurer

Nigel Collis

Ent. Sec.

Ronnie Stevenson

EYRES MONSELL CLUB Littlejohn Road - Leicester LE2 9BL

MELTON MOWBRAY R. B. L.

www.eyresmonsellclub.com

Keswick House, Thorpe End, Melton LE13 1RB - Tel: 01664 480057

Tel: 0116 - 2241774 or 2241776 President

President

Graham Page-Winn

Vice President

Gen. Secretary

Paul Pender

Treasurer Gen. Sec.

B. G. Weir

President

C. Keightley MBE

J. Keogh

Chairman

R. Ellis

Secretary

Brian Johnson

D. Glover

Treasurer

Lynne Thompson Dennis Naylor

Vice President

D. Gibson

Treasurer

B. Baxter

Asst. Sec.

G. Phillips

Ent. Sec.

Ent. Sec.

T. Greenhill

Finance Sec.

J. Unwin

Finance Chair

House & Stock

D. Gibson

Ent. Sec.

Jamie. Robinson

Sport Sec.

R. Ward

Bingo Sec.

J. Keogh

NEWFOUNDPOOL W. M. C.

J. Unwin

Beatrice Road - Leicester LE3 9FJ

Bingo

D. Cooke

Sports Sec.

Ent. Sec.

T. Greenhill

Committee J. Munday, R. Grocock K. Tidmarsh, S. Cole, S. Calow

CR Events

A. Brown

THE ELMS SOCIAL & SERVICE CLUB

Bushloe End - Wigston Magna LE18 2BA Tel: 0116 - 2882008 President

Eric Hummel

Chairlady

Gill Glover

Vice Chairman

John Gamble

Secretary

Andy Church

Treasurer

Sarah Jarvis

Ent. Sec.

Steve Rushin

Stock Sec.

J. Gamble & G. Glover

Tel: 0116 - 2627230 President

Belinda Derbyshire

Vice President

John Bevans

LATIMER WARD CONS. CLUB

Secretary

Roger Bonnick

Surrey Street Leicester LE4 6FG

Asst. Sec.

Deepak Chohan

Tel: 0116 - 2666654 Chairman

Finance Sec

Bill Kelb

Ent. Sec.

Dave Freeman Les Kirkup

Secretary

D. L Rollason

Sport Sec.

Treasurer

C. Quinn

Charity Sec.

Ent. Sec.

Dave Rollason

Stock Sec.

C. Quinn

Sport Sec.

D. L Rollason

Committee

S. Moore

G. Wilkins, T. Munton, A. Harris


NEW PARKS SOCIAL CLUB

Finance

J. Denning

Secretary

S. Polkey

Battersbee Road - New Parks Est

Ent. Sec.

R. Bates

Ent. Sec.

Ray Saville

Leicester LE3 9LD

Treasurer

R. Wright

Tel: 0116 - 2333305

Stock Sec.

S. Polkey

Sport Sec.

G. Cartwright

President

M. Keating

SILEBY LIBERAL & W. M. C.

Vice President

J. Holmes

King Street - Sileby LE12 7LZ

THURMASTON R. B. L.

Secretary

K. J. Roberts

Tel: 01509 - 812475

615 Melton Road - Thurmaston LE4 8EB

Treasurer

L. Hundley

President

Clive Roberts

Ent. Sec.

D. Dowsing

Vice President

Glyn Easingwood

President

K. Dent

House & Stock

K. Mann

Secretary

June Wright

Chairman

J. Downie

Sports Sec.

N. Hold

Treasurer

Kath Brown

Secretary

G. T. Pughe

Bingo Sec.

M. Davis

Ent. Sec.

Linda Smith

Treasurer

J. Mitchison

O. A. P. Sec.

A. Etchells

Sport Sec.

Ent. Sec.

G. T. Pughe

Tel: 0116 - 2692280

Charity NOTTINGHAM

SOUTH WIGSTON CONS. CLUB

WEST END W. M. C.

50 Blaby Road - S. Wigston LE18 4SD

Braunstone Avenue - Leicester LE3 1LD

Tel: 0116 - 2783009

ODDFELLOWS CLUB

Tel: 0116 - 2823804

89 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB

President

Mrs. M. Allen

President

Lee Burchell

Tel: 0116 - 2620181

Chairman

K. Middleditch

Vice President

M. Allen

President

C. Eversfield

Secretary

P. Davis

Gen. Sec.

Kevin Burchell

Vice President

J. Conroy

Ent. Sec.

K. Middleditch

Treasurer

Kevin Burchell

Secretary

E. Johnson

Asst. Sec.

J. Heggs

STONEY STANTON SOCIAL CLUB

Sports Sec.

D. Turner

Hinckley Road, S. Stanton LE9 4LJ

Ent. Sec.

Ian Newton

Stock Sec.

R. Penny

Tel: 01455 - 272228 President

R. Speake

Vice President

T. Bunting

Ent. Sec.

Lee Burchell

Tote Sec.

Ronnie Taylor

Childrens Sec.

Lee Burchell

Sports Sec.

Ronnie Taylor

Tombola Sec.

Brian Kirkup

OADBY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

Secretary

G. Blackwell

4a Wigston Road - Oadby - LE2 5QA

Treasurer

J. Crisp

Tel: 0116 - 2714415

Ent. Sec.

J. Bunting

President

S. Lynch

Sports Sec.

S. Escott

Vice President

S. Ryan

President

G. Noseley

Vice President

G. Atkinson

Chair

P. J. Green

Vice Chair

I. Thorp

Treasurer

P. M. Green

Gen. Sec.

S. Howard

President

Stock Sec.

I. Thorp

Chairman

Ent. Sec.

S. Weetman

Secretary

Audrey Faulks

Sports Sec.

M. West

Treasurer

Mrs. Lesley Varley

Committee

A. Hammond

Sports Sec.

Jack Hill

L. Hammond

Ent./Liason

Gareth Varley

Secretary

B. Bassett

Treasurer

T. Sneath

10 Brookside, Syston LE7 1GG

Ent. Sec.

B. Bassett

President

R. Bates

Vice President

A. Bates

Secretary

P. Kelly

Asst. Sec.

E IC

STERSH I

RE

Stock & Finance

LE

Tel: 0116 - 2605875 (Office)

ENTERTAINMENT SECRETARIES COUNCIL

OFFICIALS President D. Freeman 07791 571777

Gareth Varley

Saffron Lane - Leicester LE2 6UF Tel: 0116 - 2832034

Tel: 0116 - 2885270

SYSTON W. M. C.

Bingo Sec. SAFFRON LANE ESTATE WMC

WIGSTON LIBERAL CLUB

THURMASTON P. W. M. C. 805 Melton Road - Thurmaston LE4 8EE

Tel: 0116 - 2692497

M. Welsh

2752146

Secretary S Rushin

V. Pres.

2885737

Ass. Sec. L. Smith

07757 109342

Treasurer D. Taylor

01858 466396

Auditions

J. Robinson 07968 769439

President

C. Davies

Club News D. Rollason

2410011

Treasurer

S. Polkey

Welfare

2776055

G. Jayes



Leicestershire Club News - June 2014