Tag: Hewan Clarke

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MDMA @ The Lowry

Manchester District Music Archive is an on-line collection of musical memorabilia. Anyone can submit an ‘artefact’, which might be a picture (or scan) of a poster, a ticket,…

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Rafters vs Berlin

Rafters was a basement club in St James’ Buildings, Oxford Road (later called The Music Box.) The Rafters jazz-funk nights, DJ’d by Colin Curtis and John Grant from…

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Reno Revival

The Reno and The Nile were two clubs within the same building, on the corner of Princess Road and Moss Lane. They competed for trade from the early…

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Wide Night

1986-87 In September 1986, about 4 months after Temperance Club started on Thursdays at the Hacienda, Dave Haslam took over the Saturday night with Dean Johnson, a soul…

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House Sound of Chicago

The House Sound of Chicago was an album released in 1986 by London Records. I first noticed tracks from this album at the Black Rhythms night at the…

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Berlin 80s Tuesday Nights

I don’t remember if this club night had a name! It was Hewan Clarke and Colin Curtis playing jazz-dance and soul, and when I discovered the night in…

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400 Blows Movin’

I heard this track in clubs… specifically I remember hearing it at Black Rhythms at Manchester Poly. I found out the name of the band and the track…

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Black Rhythms

Accidental Musical Education @ Manchester Polytechnic Black Rhythms & Soul night at Manchester Poly in the mid-80s was a musically amazing club night, with a weird name which…