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!

This weekend it’s “Northern Soul” at The Blackpool Tower!

April 29, 2015


It’s another bank holiday weekend , May 1st – 3rd , and over 1,600 will be celebrating that fact at our next Togetherness Northern Soul and Motown weekender at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool Additionally, for one week only , my “Northern Soul” radio show on BBC Radio Manchester will be coming live from the […]

Saturday May 16th : The next “Legends of Northern Soul ” All Dayer!!

April 24, 2015


Our next “Legends of Northern Soul ” All Dayer is taking place at the magnificent KINGS HALL in STOKE on Saturday May 16th Last year was a resounding success at this world-famous venue. Here is the line up for what will be a superb session of classic and up to date Northern Soul : Ballroom: ( […]

Saturday April 25th – the next King Georges Hall Soul Night!

April 18, 2015


On Saturday April 25th we are back at The King Georges Hall in Blackburn Lancashire for our next 2 room soul night out . Now into our 21st year, once again we have a great DJ line up in two rooms and the very best in Northern Soul and Motown, Modern Soul and Soulful Dance. […]

This Saturday April 18th – the Keele All Nighters return!!

April 15, 2015


There is now so much anticipation of this Saturday’s Keele All Nighter A year on from our last , we are back this Saturday April 18th with 3 rooms of top Northern Soul and Soulful dance. It’s £15 pay on the door on the night and remember there are huge free car parks and excellent […]

“listen again” to my new BBC Radio Manchester Northern Soul programme

April 11, 2015


If you missed the live broadcast last Friday April 24th, you can visit the website , bbc.co.uk/radiomanchester and “listen again” The programme will be live on the BBC Radio Manchester website for a further 30 days. My next programme goes out between 22:00 – midnight next Friday night. Any requests or dedications to me : […]

Save these dates! June 17-19th 2016 : the first Blackpool International Soul Festival

March 11, 2015


This inaugaral Blackpool International Soul Feekender will take place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool over the weekend of Friday – Sunday 17-19th June 2016 15 months away yet, but time flies! Coming over from the States exclusively to appear with unique “by request” sets are : BETTY  LAVETTE : to include “Holding on” , ” I […]

“Northern Soul ” on BBC Radio Manchester – weekly starting Friday April 10th

March 10, 2015


Following three pilot programmes , I’m pleased to announce that my “Northern Soul” radio programme will start on a weekly slot on BBC Radio Manchester on Friday nights between 10pm and Midnight from Friday 10th April. Online : bbc.co.uk/radiomanchester On DAB or on FM :  95.1 or Freeview : Channel 719 You can contact me […]

Northern Soul on BBC Radio 6 Music – Saturday 28th February

February 23, 2015


A heads up that this coming Saturday night 18:00 – 21:00 The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show will be a Northern Soul Special! 3 hours of top tunes and interviews with DJ sets from myself and Ady Croasdel as featured at the 6 Music Festival at the Sage in Gateshead last weekend. bbc.co.uk/6 music