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Wolverhampton to board the Soul train with a new night out

Posted on 31 March 2011 by Mizzle

Asked to name some centres of soul music, you’d be forgiven for thinking of Wolverhampton last. New Orleans? Sure. Detroit? Naturally. But Wolverhampton? Actually, yes.

It may come as a surprise that this Black Country city seems to have set its sights on becoming the Memphis of the Midlands.

September will see the arrival of a whole chorus of celebrated DJs who will play a list of Soul and Jazz hits at the first Wolverhampton Soul Night Out. With a quarterly return of this event planned after that, the city may soon be one step closer to blowing its trumpet as the soul capital of the region.

The Wulfrun Hall will be the scene of the Soul extravaganza, seeing a host of DJs entertaining revellers until the small hours. The line-up reflects a mix of local and national musical talent, with confirmed DJs including Mike Hollis, Nige Brown, Sean Chapman and Little Scotty.

In what has been touted as a continuation of the city’s musical heritage, the night will conjure up fond reminiscence of Lafayette, Catacombs and Eve’s, popular local nightclubs which enjoyed success in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The event is expected to attract music lovers from across the region and the country, and might just prove to be the much-needed spark to get Wolverhampton’s Soul train firmly back on track.

The Wolverhampton Soul Night Out will launch on 9 September 2011 at Wulfrun Hall, and take place quarterly therafter. The event will run between 8:30pm – 3:00am. Tickets priced £8.00 are available at 0870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk