Author: Chris Payne
“There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles
“Wait, I’ve got some stupid shoes I could wear. They’ll be a laugh.”Read the full story..
Now an established fixture in the Manchester gig-going calendar, Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl kicked off a series of city centre open air concerts in July with an eclectic bill, headlined by Richard Ashcroft, ex-frontman of The Verve.Read the full story..
A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.Read the full story..
The fourth Gigantic Indie All-Dayer at Manchester Academy was an opportunity for indie kids of wildly differing ages to wallow in over eight hours of 80s and 90s nostalgia.Read the full story..
Liam Gallagher performed to a packed out O2 Ritz in Manchester at the end of May, showcasing a mix of new solo material and a selection of Oasis classics.Read the full story..
Indie fans looking for a day-long dose of nostalgia are in for a treat this month when the fourth volume of the Gigantic Indie All-Dayer takes place at Manchester Academy on May 27.Read the full story..
Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum
Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.Read the full story..
- “This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival
- “Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast
- Photo Gallery: Dashehra and Diwali Mela celebrations light up Manchester
- Interview and Competition: Slava – The Man Behind the Snow Show
Northen Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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“This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” Northern Soul's @bourke2Dfuture talks to @david_soitis, director of @McrFolkFest #manchester #mcruk #folk goo.gl/T1CTz3