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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on “I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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Slow Readers Club by Chris Payne

Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

“Readers! Readers! Readers!” chanted a legion of rafter-shaking music fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a former Methodist hall and chapel just down the road from the city’s Central Library.

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Rag n Bone Man, O2 Apollo Manchester, image by Nicola Jackson

Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

I’m one of those people who has a playlist for every occasion.

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Rag n Bone Man, O2 Apollo Manchester, image by Nicola Jackson

Photo Gallery: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 21, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Nicola Jackson sees critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

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The Fall

“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

Much-venerated Manchester band The Fall have had a whole host of different line-ups over the years, but during their early 80s glory days they were driven by a particularly notable rhythm section.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Review: Emily Barker, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Emily Barker, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

You can tell a good singer by the way they sing out of tune.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

“I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on “I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

After three years of travelling the highways and byways, John Bramwell has released his long-awaited debut solo studio album, Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.

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Review: Perfume Genius, Gorilla, Manchester

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Perfume Genius, Gorilla, Manchester

It’s not often that I’ve bought an album – and subsequently bought into a musician’s entire sound – simply off the back of hearing just one track.

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Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

“I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

When it comes to album sales in 2016, you can forget Beyoncé, Rag’n’Bone Man and Justin Bieber. Last year belonged to Ball and Boe.

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Howard Jones Electric Band

What is love? Northern Soul talks to Howard Jones

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on What is love? Northern Soul talks to Howard Jones

Do you remember the 80s? The merging of technology and music, bands performing behind a mountain of gadgets and gizmos?

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