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Photo Gallery: Sounds of the North

February 24, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne captures the North’s love affair with music in a series of atmospheric snaps.

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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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John Shuttleworth

Graham Fellows talks sweets, Celebrity Mastermind and being John Shuttleworth

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Graham Fellows talks sweets, Celebrity Mastermind and being John Shuttleworth

At the end of 2015, musician and comedian Graham Fellows appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind.

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John Hyatt, HOME, Manchester

Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

“It’s the idea that you get a solo show and you give it away.”

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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: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

There’s a bit of armchair psychology which often gets trotted out on the subject of great musicians.

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music of star wars

Review: The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII, The Hallé, Manchester

November 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII, The Hallé, Manchester

I have a confession. I flippin’ love film music.

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Black Grape by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: British Sound Project, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: British Sound Project, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

The British Sound Project at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse boasted a heavyweight (and somewhat nostalgic) bill, as well as a second stage showcasing some of the North West’s best up and coming bands. 

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