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On Friday December 12th – a Northern Soul special on BBC Radio Manchester.

December 3, 2014


Just to let you know that I ll be presenting a 3 hour Northern Soul special for BBC Radio Manchester on Friday 12th December 2014 between 22:00 – 01:00. The show will trace the development of the scene in the region, from it’s early beginnings at the “Twisted Wheel” in Manchester , to the Wigan […]

Saturday September 28th- It’s Wigan’s 40th anniversary at The King Georges Hall, Blackburn

September 19, 2013


Not long to go now before our annual Casino anniversary takes place at The King Georges Hall, Blackburn, Lancs. This year it’s extra special of course, as it’s the 40th anniversary of this legendary All Nighter. We celebrate at Blackburn which is the nearest you’ll find the the Casino, both in architecture and dancefloor. On […]

Saturday September 21st “Wigan’s big 40th” All Nighter at the Blackpool Tower

September 10, 2013


We are really looking forward to this historic , one-off All Nighter at the Tower Ballroom , Blackpool on Saturday September 21st. A 10 hour special event including the first time ever appearance of American soul singer ILA VANN who will be performing “Can t help loving that man” and “You made me this way” […]

Breaking news for September !

September 1, 2013


A an update on several interesting forthcoming projects for this month :- There will be a 30 minute documentary shown on BBC2 on Wednesday September 25th . It’s a “Culture Show” special presented by Paul Mason of “Newsnight” fame.  Probably the most high profile programme about the music since “This England” back in 1976. Check TV […]

“My events” are now updated to the end of September 2013

July 7, 2013


Just to let you know that the ” My Events” section of this blog has now been updated to reflect the July to September period, which is quite busy! I will of course be posting more in depth information about each of these events separately.

This Saturday September 22nd – The Elgins, Yvonne Vernee, Snake Davis and Wigan’s 39th anniversary at The King Georges, Blackburn!

September 17, 2012


This coming Saturday night , September 22nd 2012, promises to be a very special 3-roomer at the King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn when we celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Wigan Casino All Nighters, with special guest performances from Snake Davis and The Suspicions, Yvonne Vernee and The Elgins, with Casino sets from Wigan DJs […]

My “Northern Soul All Nighter” show – now on “Listen Again” via the Smooth Radio website!

September 11, 2012


We did it! Thanks to everyone for your requests to have our recent “Northern Soul All Nighter” 6 hour special placed up on Smooth Radio, where Jamie and the team have done a great job of getting it all together in 6 x bite sized chunks! If you visit  and then click “Music”, you […]

Saturday September 1st – The Preston Guild Soul of ’72 All Dayer , Avenham Park, Preston

August 17, 2012


This is an All Dayer certainly not to be missed. The Preston Guild celebrations happen but once every 20 years and this time Wayne Hemingway’s stunning “Vintage” fashion exhibition is in town to make the weekend very special indeed. This time soul is at the forefront of the musical menu ………”‘The Soul of ’72 All […]