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“We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

March 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.

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Emily Barker

Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

Early one cold and rainy February morning last year, Australian musician and Northern Soul favourite Emily Barker woke up in Nashville and got in her car for a journey to Memphis.

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Stax records

Stax Records: the legend lives on in a new generation

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Stax Records: the legend lives on in a new generation

The description ‘legendary’ tends to get bandied around a lot in the mostly preposterous world of popular music.

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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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Stealing Sheep

Review: Stealing Sheep, Band on the Wall, Manchester

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Stealing Sheep, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s not every gig where the band members turn to each other at the end and say “We did it!” But this is a bit of a landmark: it’s the first date on Stealing Sheep’s first full national tour.

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Emily Portman by Elly Lucas

Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

I can’t sing a note. Not one. It’s one of the myriad of reasons why I avoid karaoke like the plague.

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Kathryn Williams

Crushing on Kathryn Williams

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on Crushing on Kathryn Williams

Some musicians have the ability to write songs that gnaw at your heart. Kathryn Williams is one of them.

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Tim Burgess by Chris Payne

Hey Country Boy

September 30, 2013 Comments Off on Hey Country Boy

I noted the Stone Roses (Mani), Oasis (Bonehead) and New Order (Stephen Morris) among the bands with representatives at Tim Burgess‘s solo gig at Band on the Wall – all supporting an old mate in an intimate setting, with a generous card of young bands (not sure I can remember the last time I went to a gig where there were three supports on the bill). 

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Lonnie Liston Smith

Lonnie Liston Smith: a legend comes to Manchester

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on Lonnie Liston Smith: a legend comes to Manchester

Following Terence Blanchard last month, Band on the Wall has excelled again, attracting yet another jazz legend to the North West’s Best Small Venue (I’m with the NME on this one).

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Kan

Kan at Band on the Wall, Manchester

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Kan at Band on the Wall, Manchester

You know how sometimes you go to a show and you can just feel that this is somehow a tipping point for the performers? Well, there was a definite air of “event” about Kan’s triumphant show at Band On The Wall, and not just because the likes of Becky Unthank and Mike Harding were in the audience.

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