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Revellers dance the night away at the return of Wolverhampton's Cheeky Monkey club night

Revellers danced the night away as the legendary Cheeky Monkey club night returned to Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Revellers dance the night away at the return of Wolverhampton's Cheeky Monkey club night

Hundreds packed out the dance floor in aid of the one-night only charity special for Compton Hospice, ensuring the evening was its usual sweaty stomp-fest.

Once a staple of city night-life, the famous event featured music from all eras including 70s disco, 80s pop, rock, indie, punk and ska, along side an eclectic mix of floor fillers.

All three of the original Cheeky Monkey DJs – Marie Falahee, Carrie Weekes and Mel Lewis – got back together for the first time in more than a decade to help raise funds for a charity during the night reunion..

Party-goer Estelle Perry, aged 39, from Cannock, said: "It was a great night. I went along with two of my old friends from about 15 years ago, Sonia and Charlie.

"The atmosphere was brilliant and the dance floor was packed by 11pm.

"They played everything we wanted and it actually felt like nothing had changed at all.

"It was for a great cause at the same time and I really hope they do something similar in the future. The main thing was it was a bit of good fun."

Cheeky Monkey has made a couple of fleeting returns in recent years as part of New Year's Eve events at the Wulfrun Hall.

It was announced earlier this year that promoter Dave Travis would be joining forces with the hospice to resurrect the classic club night.

Compton Hospice spokesperson Grace Lee said: "Cheeky Monkey has been missing from Wolverhampton nightlife for over four years.

"Anyone who has ever attended will tell you what a great time they had.

"It really is an eclectic mix of a night out."

The event was the first stand-alone Cheeky Monkey night since 2012 and the first to be held in the Civic Hall for almost six years.

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