Lowton Soul Night Hits Its 13th Anniversary this Friday 13th Feb 2009!
Friday 13th February 2009 sees LOWTON CIVIC HALL celebrating its 13th ANNIVERSARY. And in these days of a new soul night starting up every other minute, I’m sure you’ll agree 13 years is pretty good going!
Originally the brainchild of longstanding local Northern Soul devotees Kev Murphy, Steve Connor and Bill Harrison, and ably assisted/promoted by Lynn (the Lowton Civic Hall Manageress) the birth of this new monthly soul night in February 1996 provided the ideal opportunity to promote a more diverse musical policy from the outset. With a two-room approach, one dedicated essentially to mainstream oldies and a smaller ‘Connoisseur’s’ room embracing different genres of quality soul from all eras (Northern, Crossover 70’s etc.), the venue was an instant success.
With DJ’s such as Barry Maleady, Steve Plumb, Bob Hinsley, Soul Sam and top notch regular guests in the ‘Connoisseur’s’ room and Ginger, Andy Dyson, Mick H, Kenny Burrell, Pat Brady and Rob Thomas, to name but a few gracing the decks in the main room, Lowton was hailed in specialist soul magazines like Soul Renaissance as the ‘grass roots’ of the forthcoming Northern Soul Renaissance… little did we know.
Today Lowton still delivers on all fronts, with top name DJ’s playing the very best quality soul music from all eras. The only difference being that since January 2007 the ‘Connoisseur’s’ room has been the home of the DDA (Dancing DJ’s Association) who offer you the choice of something a little different to the main room but with no loss of quality.
If this has wet your appetite, why not give Lowton Civic Hall at try? Whether you’re into Northern Oldies, current all-nighter rarities or funky crossover, you will not be disappointed.
Remember Friday February 13th Lowton celebrates it 13th Anniversary and believe me that will be a fabulous night with Ginger Taylor, Chris King and Dave Evison guesting in the main room along with residents Baz Maleady and Kev Murphy, together with the Dancing DJ’s Association in the back room with Paul Sadot, Karl Rhodes and Joan Livesey and special guests Kev Cane and Colin Denham.
Lowton runs on the second Friday of every month between 9pm and 2am and features two great rooms both with large wooden dance floors, excellent sound systems, licensed bars till 1.30am, a record bar and a large car park. Everything to ensure a great night out!