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Disco nights to be remembered at club reunion in Bury St Edmunds

Paul Chaplin and Mike Hobson outside the former Club Brazilia
Paul Chaplin and Mike Hobson outside the former Club Brazilia

A special reunion night is being planned to remember the heyday of nightclubbing in Bury St Edmunds.

Club Night - Brazilia and Reflex Reunion Party – is being held on February 18 at Moreton Hall Community Centre and is designed to celebrate the ‘end of an era’.

Club Brazila, on Station Hill, which was formerly known as Reflex was one of the most popular clubs in the town for more than 20 years.

Apart from attracting up to 600 on a club night during the 80s and 90s, the club also played host to stars such as Westlife, and even Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley and Boy George played DJ sets there.

The club, however, is one of several buildings being demolished to make way for new apartment blocks.

Sights & Sounds Disco, one of the oldest disco companies in the region, has arranged the special reunion for all those who remember the headydisco nights of the 80s and 90s.

“We were talking about the club being demolished just before Christmas and it sparked the idea of holding a reunion night,” said Mike Hobson, 71, who founded Sights & Sounds Disco in 1976.

“Brazilia was one of the most popular clubs in the area in its heyday and was loved by many people, who will now be in their 40s and 50s.

“We’d love them to come along for the reunion and remember the good old days of nightclubbing in the 80s and 90s.”

Sights & Sounds have based the reunion on one of their Soul Scene nights, which have been proving popular.

It will feature three DJ sets including one of Brazilia’s key DJs of the 90s, Paul ‘Chappers, Chaplin, who made Saturday nights at the club one of the most popular in the town.

“One of the songs that made the club so popular on Saturday was George Michael’s FastLove,” said Mr Chaplain.

“So we will definitely be playing that.”

Tickets are £7 available from www.soulscenesuff.co.uk

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