The first ever Soul Town event took place in the Subscription Rooms, Stroud on 26th April. Tickets for the event sold out in advance, resulting in many people disappointed at the fact that they were unable to enter.
Popular Soul DJ Andy Edwards played a mix Northern Soul and Tamla Motown, keeping the happy crowd buzzing, feet moving and the dance floor full from the start.
Now, you are wrong if you are thinking that all of the party goers were in there 40’s and 50’s. Soul music is currently making a phenomenal return to the music and dance scene and especially the sounds of Northern Soul. Clubs in the north of England and Wales are witnessing hundreds of young people leading a retro revival, which includes driving forward a new wave of Northern Soul.
That wave hit Stroud last Saturday as many in their early 20’s demonstrated their skills and talents on the packed dance floor.
Brendan Conboy, Chief Executive of The Door says, “We always believed that this would be a good evening, but it really was phenomenal. The atmosphere was electric! I quickly lost count of the number of people that were suggesting that we do this more often. It was a night of FUN but it also raised around £3,000 for the work of The Door Youth Project. Huge thanks have to go to Andy Edwards and the passion that he has for Soul music.”
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