First R&B Dance Club
by word of mouth that a new club was opening around Attercliffe
Road and not knowing what to expect I set off to investigate
around 8pm at the premier opening of Sheffield’s first
R&B Dance Bar, I discover it’s an initiative of
a family from Sheffield, with most of the work carried out
by many of our local young people.
to Carol Moxam, firmly in charge of this new venture I could
see how proud she was at having successfully opened these
at the bar on a large silver stool, sipping a glass of champagne
and mazing at how much work had gone into the fine details
of the club. For me definitely matching the standards of any
city centre establishment.
playing was chilled and the uniformed girls behind the bar
added more finesse and style to this ambience. The décor
is mellow blue and the small dance floor space enough to hold
a crowd. A seating area is positioned deeper inside and clearly
seen from the resident DJ position in the corner of the dance
floor. Upstairs takes you to another level and although the
club is presently only licensed for pubs hours. It is clearly
ready to throw our nightly entertainment into a new dimension.
clearly an initiative propelled along with help from local
young people, I wanted to find out more. Allowing time for
the weekend’s party dust to settle, I planned again
on meeting Carol Moxam to discuss the club, its foundation
and future prospects.
explains, how she’s wanted for some time to run her
own business and seized this initiative to create Sheffield’s
first local R&B dance bar.
local people is a priority for me Rob,” says Carol,
who insists that businesses should give back to local communities
and help influence the economy of the area. Tight security
surrounding the Platinum Club is added by 24-hour CCTV surveillance
as well as the presence of two uniformed doormen.
relationship with the local police has been very good and
very supportive of our security and the club’s future,”
explains Carol adding that the security and well being of
the club’s clientele is a major priority for the Platinum
Lounge management. With opening hours at present running from
11am to the nightly hour of 11pm, the Platinum Lounge R&B
Dance Bar rates top of my list of pre-citycentre nights-out.
This is Rob Smith listening to the coolest R&B while reporting
from inside Sheffield’s newest nightly venue.