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JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September....
Posted by: Woody ()
Date: August 31, 2012 12:06AM

from EXpress & Star today....

Former Midland rock club JB’s will re-open at the end of September following a six-figure revamp – and these pictures provide a glimpse of its new-look.

The music venue in Dudley, which once played host to Robert Plant and U2, has been given a new lease of life following a 10-month restoration project.

However, the metal and rock nights that put the club on the map as a Midland music landmark will not return. Bosses say they will still hold live music and tribute nights, but also stage conferences, wedding receptions and banquet parties at the venue.

JB’s closed in January last year after going into administration before being sold at auction for £225,000.

The building is now owned by Ramesh Kumar Ahir, who took over in October, and set about transforming the club. The Northamptonshire-based businessman has owned a number of music and banqueting venues in the Midlands over the past three decades as well as property and retail businesses.

“This is a dream come true for us to take over JB’s and it is a challenge but we thought this was the right opportunity,” the 56-year-old said.

The club is retaining its 4am licence.

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check out the article for pictures of the revamped interior....

JB's Eexpress and Star article

Not sure why they need a 4am drink licence? I understand why they aren't doing the Kid's Metal/Rock disco's anymore as thats where ALL the trouble and any bad rep the club had come from.

It does state their will be live music and tribute bands.....as you can see from the pictures there is a large stage but no PA or soundesk.....so i'm not sure what type of bands they plan to atract as bands will be expected to provide their own soundesk and PA system....

personally i don't hold out much hope for orignal bands especially any who don't have there own PA set-up......

Woody

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JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September....1734 Woody 08/31/2012 12:06AM
Re: JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September.... 376 rinkytink 08/31/2012 02:13AM
Re: JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September.... 318 mattenigmamusic1 08/31/2012 02:32AM
Re: JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September.... 365 Woody 08/31/2012 02:45AM
Re: JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September....reply from seventhsea 350 Woody 08/31/2012 04:15AM
Re: JB's Dudley re-opens at the end of September....reply from seventhsea 255 seventhseauk 08/31/2012 07:43PM
Wasn't there a previous JBs building? 234 rinkytink 09/01/2012 04:44AM
Re: Wasn't there a previous JBs building? 204 Woody 09/01/2012 05:17AM
Re: Wasn't there a previous JBs building? 230 seventhsea 09/01/2012 08:24AM


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