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  • Friday, 17 April 2020

The Music of Northern Soul Live

STEFAN TAYLOR  and THE SIGNATURES are the UK's leading Northern Soul Band. They have now added as headline artist for their 2020 tour original Northern Soul Legend LORRAINE SILVER!

The band put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. Step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino. The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get the audience “Out on the floor”.

THE SIGNATURES have been backing group to numerous American Northern Soul Legends such as Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Brenda Holloway, Tobi Legend, Sidney Barnes, Pat Lewis, Nolan Porter & Bobby Brooks Wilson the son of the late great Jackie Wilson. In 2020 they will be touring with UK  original Northern Soul artist LORRAINE SILVER.

Since 2016 STEFAN TAYLOR has been appearing as regular frontman with THE SIGNATURES performing classic tracks such as ‘The Night’ ‘Do I Love You’ ‘Higher & Higher’ and all the other firm favourites. He has an abundance of personality &  sings with passion direct from the soul and has an amazing vocal range.

In 2018 Stefan had his first single released ”Break the Blues” which is an original track with a strong Northern Soul vibe. The song was co-written and produced by Mark Topham. The B side was a very rare Northern soul cover “I Need You”.

Northern soul legend LORRAINE SILVER recorded “Lost Summer Love” when she was 13 years old in 1965.  Now  54 years later  she has been in the recording studios with legendary record producer IAN LEVINE to cut a brand new single ‘STANDING AT THE INTERSECTION’/ ‘BEST TIME OF MY LIFE’ These have been written especially for her after he saw her perform at the recent ‘Northern Soul Survivors Weekend’ at  Butlin’s Skegness which had 8000 devoted Northern Soul fans in attendance.

Lorraine was invited to appear for Children In Need on TONY BLACKBURN’S BIG SOUL NIGHT OUT 2017 which was broadcast live by BBC RADIO LONDON. 

Thanks to legendary Northern Soul  DJ RUSS WINSTANLEY  the single Lorraine recorded for PYE RECORDS in 1965 ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’   became an iconic track at the legendary WIGAN CASINO in the 70’s without her knowledge. Due to high public demand the single was re-released on Casino Classics label and sold in excess of 30,000 copies. The track was listed in ‘Blues & Soul ‘ Magazine in 1987 as one of the top 10 Northern Soul records of all time.

This kick-started Lorraine’s career as a Northern Soul artist.  In 2004  she recorded a brand new album of Northern Soul anthems ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ which still sells well on download today under the new title ‘Northern Soul Diva’. This includes her re-recordings of classic track ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ her follow up single ‘THE HAPPY FACES’ and her versions of some Northern Soul classics including ‘LANDSLIDE ‘ & the Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned ‘LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER ‘.

’LOST SUMMER LOVE’ is still a much-loved record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene today and is featured on numerous download & CD compilations.

 

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  • Friday, 17 April 2020