Tiffany’s reunion in Great Yarmouth will play that funky music one more time

Last night at Tiffanys nightclub, Yarmouth. Picture: Bill Darnell EDP 29-09-2002. Lowthorpe story.

Last night at Tiffanys nightclub, Yarmouth. Picture: Bill Darnell EDP 29-09-2002. Lowthorpe story.

It was the place to be seen in the 1970s and 80s, and now, the well-known faces of Tiffany's Ballroom are set to return, for a night of nostalgia and big tunes.

PeopleHoward Platt, DJ and Nightclub ownerDated -- 1 August 1988Photograph -- C10373

PeopleHoward Platt, DJ and Nightclub ownerDated -- 1 August 1988Photograph -- C10373 - Credit: Archant

It was 30 years ago that Howard Platt took over at Tiffany's and gave the iconic seafront venue it's second big lease of life, making it a must-go for many people in the surrounding area and further afield.

Dave Starbuck DJ'd at the club - as well as working as promotions manager and later general manager - in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

'The 2000-capacity venue would only ever realise it's true potential if famous names were brought to the stage, and Howard knew that,' said Dave.

'I was fortunate enough to meet Howard just as he was taking over and apart from being one of the nicest people I have ever met, he was a master craftsman when it came to booking big national and international recording artistes and TV and radio personalities to appear.'

Bar staff at Tiffanys, Great Yarmouth. Left to right are Grant Creedy, Paula Crane and Julie Tinsley

Bar staff at Tiffanys, Great Yarmouth. Left to right are Grant Creedy, Paula Crane and Julie Tinsley. For The Entertainer. - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

'I remember once standing next to Howard as we looked out of the window on a Saturday night at the queues of people that ran down Marine Parade waiting to get in to an already full Tiffany's. Howard looked at me and said 'I've created a monster!'.

'We both burst out laughing. The reality was though, was he had!'

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Dave headed up the team of DJs at the club including Chrissie Jackson, Carl Castledine, John Rodgers and Paul Allen, and now he is now spearheading a get together in a throwback to the old days.

'I had been asked by a group of people to put this together and it's been on my mind for some time and now seemed like the right time,' he said. 'If anything we're back by popular demand!'

'I recently visited the venue on a couple of occasions and stood on the stage again, I can tell you that my heart started thumping.

'It was empty, dark and very surreal but as I looked around the place, the flashbacks started to happen, there are so many great memories to relive, too many to mention, but the reunion will be very nostalgic for everyone who is there.'

'Sadly, Howard died very suddenly one morning whilst out running, he was only in his early 50s and he was a keen long distance runner and that day, Tiffany's died with him,' Dave added.

But Dave, along with a big line up of guests and DJs will be bringing the venue back to life for one night on January 23, 2016, with tickets selling out fast.

'The night will be themed very much on the old days with a 70s, 80s and 90s 'old skool' feel, with disco, funk and soul.

'Anyone who knew Howard will never forget the great times he gave us all. So, if you were a Tiffany's clubber and fancy 'doing it' one more time, then get along it's going to be a mega night!'

Tickets are £5 in advance, contact Dave direct on 01493 722982 or e-mail him at starbys@hotmail.co.uk or buy from an official ticket sellers The Tower, Marine Parade; Ellies, Broad Row; or Music Lovers, High Street, Gorleston.