Relive the dancefloor glory nights of Northern Soul

Northern Soul fans dancing at Wigan Casino for the last ever all-nighter in December 1981.
Northern Soul fans dancing at Wigan Casino for the last ever all-nighter in December 1981.

Northern Soul and Motown Night, Winding Wheel

Soul Over Easy will be back in Chesterfield with another two-roomed Soul Night on Saturday.

The event features Northern Soul Oldies in one room and 
Motown and Club Soul Sounds in the other.

This event aims to take fans back to the days of the legendary venues such as Wigan Casino, the Twisted Wheel in Manchester and 
The Torch in Stoke-on-Trent.

The phrase Northern Soul was said to have been invented by record store and label owner and music journalist Dave Godin to differentiate the funkier sounds of the then minor labels from the smoother Motown records.

Dave moved to Sheffield to study at the polytechnic, now Hallam University, and stayed on, founding the much-missed Anvil cinema.

DJs in the Northern Room will be Carl Piper from Kingsway Hall, and Ian Gee, billed as Chesterfield’s godfather of soul, and they will be joined by guest DJs Ginger Taylor, Nige Brown,Ted Massey and Mark Freeman.

DJs Cressy and Doug Hall will be playing Motown and Club Soul sounds in the ballroom.

The main room will run from 8pm to 1am and the bar will be open until 12.30am.

There’s also another chance to Keep the Faith at the Octagon Hall in Buxton Pavilion Gardens on March 21 next year.

The events are very popular, so booking for Saturday is advised by Chesterfield Theatres.

Prices are £5 in advance and £6 on the door.

Box office: visit the venue in Holywell Street or call 01246 345 334.

For more details, go to www.soulovereasy.co.uk.