SOUL TOWN W/ MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
Albert Hall, Manchester.
DOORS 8PM - 3AM.
LAST ENTRY 10:30PM.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Soul Town launches at Albert Hall (Manchester) this July with American vocal group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas headlining the event. When looking for the perfect presentation of the Motown sound and style, few fit the bill as well as Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Martha is Motown's ultimate diva and one of the biggest names in Motown history. They've produced timeless hits such as ‘Dancing in the Street’, ‘(Love is like) A Heatwave’ and ‘Jimmy Mack’ amongst many others. We are honoured to have them fly into the UK just for the occasion.
Joining Martha + the Vandellas is DJ Russ Winstanley, northern soul DJ + founder of ‘Soul All Nighters’ at Wigan Casino; a party that won a plethora of awards during its prime. He was at the centre of the Northern Soul movement and we are extremely excited for him to bring a slice of that spirit to Manchester!
Colin Curtis, who celebrates his 50th anniversary as a DJ this year, joins the billing. Colin was a resident at Blackpool Mecca with Ian Levine in its halcyon period and then went on to run Rafters and Berlin in Manchester. We expect him to get us all movin' and shakin' with his vast soul record collection.
Long time friend of Russ Winstanley, Alan King is coming down to play too! Having been on the scene since the 60s, expect knowledge like no other. Completing the line up is Manchester’s own Black Bee Soul Club who has been bringing Northern Soul to Manchester’s young, and forever young, souls for many years! They’ll be opening the evening alongside a troupe of professional Northern Soul dancers who will be stepping and spinning on our traditional raised bouncy dance-floor. This is sure to resurrect some classic golden memories!
At Soul Town expect classic Northern Soul, Motown, 60’s club classics plus 2 live performances from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. This is going to be one party you are not going to want to miss!