A huge favourite on the Sunderland nightclub scene 25 years ago

Customers having a great time at Chambers.
Customers having a great time at Chambers.

Funny how time flies when you’re having fun – with lots of music to go with it.

That’s what was happening at this popular Sunderland venue, which underwent a transformation 25 years ago this month. A new look was revealed at Chambers in High Street West in 1993.

A 1980s view of Chambers.

A 1980s view of Chambers.

A five-month refurbishment programme had just been completed in Chambers itself while downstairs, there was just as much going on in Gossips Bar.

Even though it was only six years old at the time, Chambers was given its own makeover with pink, purple, grey and black all incorporated into a new colour scheme. Remember it?

If not, perhaps you’ll recall the theme nights.

They included the alternative night on Mondays in Chambers with a mix of 70s and Indie music.

Chambers and Gossips pictured in the early 1990s.

Chambers and Gossips pictured in the early 1990s.

Wednesdays were Strictly Rhythm nights in Chambers which was the specialised dance night with house and garage music and guest spots from celebrity DJs, as well as sounds from the resident DJs who included Steve Smith and Ian Wright.

If that doesn’t ring a bell, how about the 70s and 80s nights in Gossips, also on Wednesdays.

Thursday night was the new singles night in both Gossips and Chambers when the management promised “drinks for the price your dad used to pay.”

And Friday was said to be the busiest of them all with 70s and 80s sounds downstairs, while classic and current dance tracks kept the crowds entertained upstairs.

A chance for refreshments and a catch-up at Chambers.

A chance for refreshments and a catch-up at Chambers.

Saturdays was a dance night where it was best to get there early to avoid the queues.

Who remembers Chambers in the early 1990s and what are your best memories of it.

Or is there another aspect of nostalgia you would like us to share? Get in touch and tell us more about it, by emailing chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk.