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Teenage Fanclub

“The fuel in the engine is the music” Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

September 10, 2016 Comments Off on “The fuel in the engine is the music” Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

“I think we’re still trying to discover how to write a good song.”

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The Northern Soul Podcast

The Northern Soul Podcast: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

September 7, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Hurrah! It’s the September Northern Soul Podcast.

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Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond talks touring, tele and cooking with Northern Soul

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Jimmy Osmond talks touring, tele and cooking with Northern Soul

Some surnames are instantly recognisable in the showbiz world – Jackson, Sinatra, McCartney and, of course, the family dynasty that is Osmond.

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Rochdale Feel Good Festival

Review: Rochdale Feel Good Festival

August 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Rochdale Feel Good Festival

After a summer of uncertainty and a national divide following Brexit, it was perhaps fitting that Rochdale’s Feel Good festival should be accompanied by a near constant downpour.

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Lady Annabella

Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond talks to Northern Soul

August 14, 2016 Comments Off on Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond talks to Northern Soul

Lady Annabella Marczewska of Jesmond is a polymath.

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Pete Williams

Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

Soon enough, when you’re discussing Pete Williams’ music career, the subject of Dexys is going to crop up.

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Turin Brakes

Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

June 16, 2016 Comments Off on Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

“I’ve been dossing around. Well, I’ve been dossing for a bit but not most of the day.”

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James

Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

There’s a scene in the film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar where our eponymous hero offers himself to the crowd. They pull him to shreds. 

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Steeleye Span

Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

Longevity in the music business is rare, especially for bands. Fights over the lion’s share of the limelight and the inevitable ‘musical differences’ usually result in a shelf life of about 18 months.

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