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Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.

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Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

Archie Swift installed our oven when we came back to Manchester.

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Morph

Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

It’s not easy interviewing a superstar.

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Django Django talk to Northern Soul

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Django Django talk to Northern Soul

Many bands suffer from what’s known as ‘Difficult Second Album Syndrome’, that awkward step where a recording career isn’t brand new any more but it’s a not-yet-seen-it-all doddle either.

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Edna Robinson

“The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on “The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

I love Edna Robinson. Not in a romantic way, you understand, I haven’t had a Valentine’s Day epiphany.

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“Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on “Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

Will Varley has a history of talking to Northern Soul about cats.

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“I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on “I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

It was one of the gloomiest nights of my life.

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“However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on “However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.

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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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John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

“You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

As you might expect, chatting with John Barrowman is a cheeky and gossipy encounter. His tales are peppered with one-liners about threesomes with The Krankies and being the best ‘Dick’ in the business.

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