Tag: Jazz Defektors

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S.O.S. Style

Breakout has got to be one of the most perfect pop records to come out of Manchester… but because Swing Out Sister didn’t gig, I had no idea…

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The Hacienda In 1982

Written while Liz Naylor and Cath Carroll ran City Fun, this informative article is steeped in scepticism. Factory is viewed as corporate and highly suspect; men with lots…

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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…

Danny Henry, Night & Day, Oldham Street, 1994/95

Danny Henry

Danny the Dancer is an unsung hero of the Manchester club scene; he’s been an inspiration on club dance-floors for decades, although he doesn’t go clubbing much these…

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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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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…