Northern Soul Live
A NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN PARTY
With THE EDWIN STARR BAND aka THE TEAM ft. ANGELO STARR
Plus special guest Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver
***Performing classic Motown, Soul and Northern Soul hits including Agent 00 Soul, Higher & Higher, Lost Summer Love, The In Crowd, 25 Miles, Dancing in the Street, Stop Her On Sight, Happy Faces, My Girl, Get Ready, War, Superstition, Stand By Me, I Heard It Through The Grapevine***
Performing classic Motown, Soul and Northern Soul hits, taking centre stage is The Edwin Starr Band aka The Team ft. Angelo Starr on vocals with special guest Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver.
Keeping the legend that was Edwin Starr and his music alive is his original 8 piece band The Team. Formed in 1982 by percussionist Clive ‘J.J’ Hare and bass player Kevin Kendall, the band – since Edwin’s untimely death in 2003 - have been fronted by Edwin’s younger brother, Angelo. Singer, multi-instumentalist and original member of The Team, his credits include Alexander O’Neil, The Funk Brothers and more recently Lemar.
The Team’s reputation for consistently producing outstanding live performances is the foundation of their success; their intimate relationship with soul music has seen many legendary artists perform with the including The Temptations, Ben E. King and The Four Tops.
Since The Team has been on the road there are few others with such extensive performing experience. Whether for a throng of 40,000 at the V Festival or at midnight in an opulent London hotel for the royal family, whether in session for Capital Radio or on The Jonathan Ross Show, the mantra is the same: ‘we came here to party for whoever, whenever, wherever!’
Together with Edwin they have been presented with awards by Blues and Soul Magazine, whose readership for two consecutive years voted them ‘UK Live Act of The Year’; and alongside James Brown and Billy Paul have twice been honoured at the prestigious European Diamond Awards of live music.
Special guest is Northern Soul diva Lorraine Silver. In 1965, aged just 13, she was signed by PYE records after recording a version of Bryan Hyland’s Sealed With A Kiss in a ‘do-it-yourself’ booth in a branch of Woolworths on Oxford Street, London. Chart success beckoned when her debut single – a cover of Shelley Fabres’ Lost Summer Love was released but if failed to dent the charts, likewise follow-up single The Happy Faces and Lorraine found herself back at school without a recording contract.
But it was some years later, without her knowledge, that Lost Summer Love became a huge dancefloor favourite at the legendary Northern Soul venue The Wigan Casino. Still a massive record today on the Northern Soul and scooter scene original copies sell for hundreds of pounds. Since then she’s appeared at numerous events on the Northern Soul and scooter scene - her name now synonymous with the scene.
Standing with gallery/balcony seating
Saturday 16th September 2017 at 8pm
£18 - over 60s & students