Northern Soul

Author: Chris Payne

Martin Coogan, Chris Payne

“There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles

October 10, 2017 No Comments

“Wait, I’ve got some stupid shoes I could wear. They’ll be a laugh.”

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Richard Ashcroft

Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

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

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Tony Bennett, Bridgewater Hall, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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Review and Photo Gallery: Gigantic Vol. 4, Manchester Academy

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: Gigantic Vol. 4, Manchester Academy

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.

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Liam Gallagher, Manchester 02 The Ritz, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

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.

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The Wedding Present

Preview: GIGANTIC Indie All-Dayer, Manchester Academy

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Preview: GIGANTIC Indie All-Dayer, Manchester Academy

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.

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Prawns, Bury Market by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Food, Glorious Food, Bury Market

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Food, Glorious Food, Bury Market

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne checks out the stalls at Bury Market and takes some snaps of the colourful collection of fare on offer.

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Fabric at Bury Market, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Material World

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Material World

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne checks out the textile stalls at Bury Market and takes some colourful snaps to brighten up gloomy March.

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Bury Market Cheese by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: A Little Bit Cheesy

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Little Bit Cheesy

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne checks out the cheese stalls at Bury Market and takes some mouth-watering snaps. Pass the brie, please.

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Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on 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.

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