Northern Soul

Nolan Porter: Bringing West Coast Soul to London's West End

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A few years ago a friend of Nolan, a guy he has known since he was 18, gave him the heads up concerning his burgeoning cult status in the UK: "He said 'Nolan, they're playing some of your tunes at these things called all-nighters. You've got to check this out.'"

Northern Soul's Second Coming

Yousif Nur | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Yousif Nur

Broadcaster Paul Mason put it best: the first law of sociology is that all youth subcultures eventually come back. First it was a post-punk revival in the mid-noughties, then nu-rave later in the decade and lately we've been reminiscing the nineties. Is it now Northern Soul's turn for a revival?

My On-off Affair With Northern Soul

Yousif Nur | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Yousif Nur

Northern Soul wasn't so much a scene to many, as much as it was a way of life. These tunes were the most obscure of the obscure, plucked from indie labels in the ghettos of Detroit and Chicago. Some songs were only ever intended as demos, and here in the UK they found a new lease of life.

My Favourites of the Fringe

Marissa Burgess | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Marissa Burgess

So what were my finds of the Fringe this year? Reviewing for The List and sitting on the panel of the Amused Moose Laughter Award has highlighted plenty of acts I might not have seen otherwise.

Arthur Gun: Shooting From the Hip on the London Music Scene

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Serious-minded songwriters have returned. Gone is the foul, metastasising era of Stock Aitken and Waterman and their 'Hit Factory', swept aside at long last by a tide of musicians dedicated to making music of depth that resonates with a music-loving public, a public which is awakening from its own bad dream of botox, gussets and 'Zig-a-zig-ah'.

The Royal Albert Hall Presents: Photographer Dean Chalkley

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Running until 26 October at the famed London venue, the Dean Chalkley: Look Hear and Young Souls exhibition is a breath of much-needed fresh air for photography in the capital. Jason Holmes ventured west to meet the man