With her shock of blonde hair, studded leather outfits, huge smile and time-honoured rock poses, Jackie Chambers is known as the lead guitarist with all-female heavy metal band Girlschool, as well as for her latest project, Yorkshire-based rockers Syteria.Read the full story..
“Music that’s trying to go where music hasn’t been before.” Northern Soul talks to The Blackheart Orchestra
The Blackheart Orchestra create glorious soundscapes together, hugely emotive and held together by an ethereal enchanting voice.Read the full story..
With a reputation for showcasing some of the UK’s best new musical talent and a whole host of other established bands, all against the backdrop of one of the North’s most dynamic and exciting cities, Live at Leeds has been entertaining festival-goers since 2007.Read the full story..
Say what you like about The Unthanks, but I love them. Just to be clear, they’ve never been afraid of pushing boundaries, embracing challenges and kissing ambition on both cheeks.Read the full story..
“I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul
Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.Read the full story..
North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.Read the full story..
Leeds Town Hall has seen its fair share of excitement since Cuthbert Brodrick first laid out his plans for the building in the 19th century.Read the full story..
“In a way it’s been quite exciting to keep getting asked if calling this album Midnight and Closedown means it’s going to be our last album,” says guitarist and singer Kris Drever, one third of the multi-award winning folk-and-far-beyond trio Lau, along with Martin Green (accordion, piano, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle).Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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