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Wednesday, 20 February 2019



Northern Soul has a special place at the heart of Ben Sherman.

We were both a part of the cultural fabric of the North of England back in the 1960s and share many of our roots in the British mod scene. During the late 60s, venues like The Twisted Wheel in Manchester helped catapult the subculture into the mainstream, and dancehalls and nightclubs across the UK were quickly swept up.

The Northern Soul genre emerged from American soul music and Motown-influenced artists, and many of the original recordings are today genuine collectors’ items. And just like the mod look from which the scene emerged, Northern Soul boasts a certain timelessness that’s helped ensure it’s never gone out of style.

In this blog post we are taking you underground to Australia’s emerging Northern Soul events and bars.


northern soul sydney

Firstly, we need to pay special mention to NORTHERN SOUL SYDNEY that hosts the annual Sydney Soul Weekender. If you missed out last October, each month they host ‘SWEETEST FEELING’ at The Bat and Ball Sydney. Staying true to the Northern Soul culture, you will find only original vinyls on the decks by a selection of local and international DJs.


cherry bar

Walking down the iconic ACDC lane it is obvious that this underground subculture is gaining some serious momentum. Hundreds turn up each week to Melbourne’s CHERRY BAR which hosts the world’s longest running weekly soul night, ‘SOUL IN THE BASEMENT’ held every Thursday night. Bar opens at 5pm and live bands and DJs from 8pm ‘til late.


the nightcat

In association with PBS 106.7FM Melbourne, the NIGHT CAT hosts the regular Soul and Funk night, SOUL A GO GO. Banging out the 45s and getting the dance floor jumping will be a classic line-up of PBS’ Andrew Young, Miss Goldie, Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni plus special guests Coco Brown and DJ Ladysoul. The next event kicks off on the 2nd of March.


Almost half a century old and still, ultimately, an underground music scene, Northern Soul is stronger than it has been for years.




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