Welcome to my blog – I ll be keeping you up to date with all my music-related projects, and who knows, if the team plays well, a bit about football too! Hopefully you find it all thought provoking and informative and I look forward to receiving your feedback – as long as it’s all positive of course!

Saturday 11th July : It’s “Summer Soultime” at the Blackpool Tower!

June 30, 2015


We have another sensational Summer Soul Night Out taking place at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool on Saturday July 11th. Relive the glory days of The Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Mr M’s and of course the Blackpool Mecca! Starting at 8.30 pm and running through until 2.00 am its a feast of classic Northern , Motown […]

BBC Twitter hashtag now set up

June 17, 2015


Great to meet so many new contacts @richardsearling via Twitter.. I now have a bespoke BBC twitter hashtag you might like to use : #bbcnsoul Live on BBC Radio Manchester every Friday night at 10pm Listen again : www.bbc.co.uk/radiomanchester E mail : richard.searling@bbc.co.uk  

The “Twisted Wheel” 2CD – 50th anniversary beckons!

June 10, 2015


Currently in the works, the best-ever 50 track double CD to celebrate the Whitworth Street Manchester venue’s 50th anniversary which comes up this September. Some good ones have been out before – but this will be extra special ! More details : tune into my new weekly BBC Radio Manchester programme every Friday night between […]

“Summer in the park” July 26th – accommodation solutions

June 10, 2015


This massive event has now resulted in not only us taking over the whole hotel and it’s 7 acre grounds but also all the function rooms, the bedrooms, the gym, the sauna, the fitness club and the bars and restaurant in SUNDAY JULY 26th. All the rooms have been snapped up HOWEVER here are some […]

Sat. June 27th : 70s & 80s soul connoisseurs take note !

June 3, 2015


If you know your history……………………you will know that the seven inch 45rpm / LP rare groove explosion of the mid 1980s started in the North West of England ……Berlin in Manchester, The Halfway House and more than anywhere else, the Trafalgar Hotel in Salmesbury near Preston..since those heady days ( 1983-1988) so many have spent […]

I’m now on Twitter !!

May 22, 2015


For info and if you would like to follow me : #@RichardSearling

UK label originals Collectors 45s for sale

May 19, 2015


Two dozen singles up for grabs Please drop me an e mail to reserve – richardsearling@hotmail.com Any orders above £30 value will need to go special delivery so add £6.50 to your order Otherwise postage is FOC. Condition on all of these is very good : 1   MGM 1455     MARIE FRANKLIN   […]

Update on my radio shows and details of how to listen in

May 16, 2015


For those who have been asking for more information about my current radio shows , here is the detail. I present two shows , one for BBC Radio Manchester on Friday nights between 22.00 – midnight , the other for Solar Radio on Sunday afternoons from 16.00 to 18.00 Ways to listen : BBC Radio […]