Dance act Ultrabeat to perform at South Shields venue to celebrate 30 years of clubbing
Dance act Ultrabeat are set to raise the roof at Roxannes as the South Shields venue celebrates 30 years of clubbing.
This June marks 30 years since the club in Ocean Road first opened its doors and to mark the milestone the club will be holding a number of events over the next few months.
Ultrabeat, who rose to fame in the early 2000s with dancefloor fillers such as Pretty Green Eyes, Elysium and Feelin’ Fine, are the first act to be announced with more announcements of big names in the coming weeks.
The dance act will be performing all their hits at the club on Friday, January 24.
Resident DJ Jason Hall, aka DJ Jay, will also be performing on the night. He’s been spinning the decks for 16 years at the club, which has also been called Ruperts and, briefly, Fat Joe’s over the years.
Jason said: “Ultrabeat have had some massive songs so we’re really looking forward to having them here. We’ll be announcing a big name each month in the run up to the anniversary in June.
“People have so many memories of the club so we wanted to do something to mark the event. I’ve been here for over half that time, 16 years, so I’ve become like part of the furniture.”
Speaking about why the club has managed to survive for three decades in a tough industry, Jason said: “We have a lot of regulars who come in.
“People know what they’re getting at Roxannes and they like to come in for a good dance.”
He added: “Over the years we’ve had lots of meet and greets and they always used to be popular with celebrities such as Steve McFadden (from Eastenders) and Will Mellor (from Hollyoaks and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps). We also had The Drifters perform in the ‘90s which was huge.”
*Ultrabeat play at Roxannes on Friday, January 24. Early bird tickets are £5 from Skiddle. From the 17th tickets will be £7. They’re also available to buy behind the bar.