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Mind on the Run -The Basil Kirchin Story (c) Anna Bean

Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, Hull 2017, Capital of Culture

February 17, 2017 No Comments

Standing on Sydney Harbour at the dawn of the 1960s, Basil Kirchin experienced a tragic, life-changing epiphany.

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Strawberry Studios

Strawberry: the Stockport studio where The Stone Roses, Paul McCartney, 10cc, and The Smiths recorded

January 25, 2017 Comments Off on Strawberry: the Stockport studio where The Stone Roses, Paul McCartney, 10cc, and The Smiths recorded

In 1971, when the reincarnated Egyptian pharaoh Ramases was ready to record an album, he knew exactly where to go: Strawberry Studios, No. 3 Waterloo Road, Stockport.

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Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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The Slow Readers Club

Film: The Slow Readers Club chat to Northern Soul

December 19, 2016 Comments Off on Film: The Slow Readers Club chat to Northern Soul

It’s been a stonker of a year for The Slow Readers Club.

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Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2016 Comments Off on Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

It gladdens the heart when a band from your own neck of the woods does well. And so it’s a treat to see how well Manchester band The Slow Show is doing.

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Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

December 3, 2016 Comments Off on Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

“There is a mindset when it comes to competitive combat and I think I might have that.” 

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Review: Seth Lakeman, RNCM, Manchester

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Seth Lakeman, RNCM, Manchester

If, like me, you have been to a seated music gig in a posh venue, there is a fight between your heart and your head.

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Smoove & Turrell by Jack Stocker

Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s a bit chilly at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.

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The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

November 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

There are nearly as many ways for a group to get together as there are groups of people making music.

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moove & Turrell by Chris Payne

Video: Smoove & Turrell talk to Northern Soul

November 12, 2016 Comments Off on Video: Smoove & Turrell talk to Northern Soul

We love these guys. 

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