NORTHERN SOUL LIVE
The Signatures featuring Stefan Taylor & Lorraine Silver
NORTHERN SOUL LIVE features the UK’s premier live Northern Soul Band The SIGNATURES with lead vocalist STEFAN TAYLOR plus original Northern Soul legend LORRAINE SILVER with her classic Northern Soul track ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ which was massive at the WIGAN CASINO
THE SIGNATURES featuring STEFAN TAYLOR
THE SIGNATURES are the UK’s premier Northern Soul live act playing Northern Soul’s greatest hits in an exciting and authentic style .They put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. Step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino. The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get the audience “Out on the floor” Their single ‘I SURRENDER’ made the Top 10 in I Tunes Chart May 2020. They also have an amazing album out with their versions of Northern Soul anthems ‘RUN FOR COVER’ which is also the title of their first single from the album
Stefan Taylor sings with passion, direct from the soul with an amazing vocal range. Performing classic Northern Soul tracks such as Do I Love You, Higher & Higher, Time, The Night & Time Will Pass You By and a lot of other firm favourites.
The Signatures have backed American artists such as Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Brenda Holloway, Nolan Porter, Eddie Holman, Tobi Legend, Sidney Barnes, Pat Lewis, Ruby Andrews, The Flirtations & Bobby Brooks Wilson – the son of Jackie Wilson. Since 2020 they have been touring with UK original Northern Soul artist Lorraine Silver.
Thanks to legendary Northern Soul DJ RUSS WINSTANLEY the single Lorraine recorded for PYE RECORDS in 1965 ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ became an iconic track at the legendary WIGAN CASINO in the 70’s without her knowledge. Due to high public demand the single was re-released on Casino Classics label in 1978 and sold in excess of 30,000 copies.
In 2004 she recorded a brand new album of Northern Soul anthems ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ which still sells well on download today under the new title ‘Northern Soul Diva’. This includes the Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned ‘LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER ‘ which was always one of the last three records played at Wigan.
’LOST SUMMER LOVE’ is still a much loved record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene today and is featured on numerous download & CD compilations. Original copies are extremely rare and are sought after by record collectors
She is now recording new Northern Soul tracks under the wing of one of the original pioneers of Northern Soul Ian Levine
In 2018 she released on the Rochester Hills label her first single STANDING AT THE INTERSECTION /THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE this was followed up in 2021 with FEVER RAGING OUT OF CONTROL /THE LAST TO KNOW and her latest single in 2022 SUNNY DAY /TWO WAY STREET which has received extensive airplay.
Book this artist
Northern Soul Weekender Nottingham Thoresby Hall Oct 2019 Review
Starring Russ Winstanley, Ian Levine, Bobby Wilson, Lorraine Silver, Tommy Hunt and The Signatures
On the decks is Ian Levine, playing some rare track he found in an old crate somewhere in Detroit, and people dance those classic northern soul steps covered in a blue light that shines across the dance floor and onto the stage where a band kit is set up. I can tell from the Leslie speaker and Hammond organ and the way they got their sound set up its going be hot. I check the kick drum it says The Signatures.
This is a band that gets the groove and know their trade, like soldiers going into battle. They are led by a young blue eye soul boy Stephan Taylor who has the range of an angel fearing nothing in his delivery of countless classics. The Signatures build and build their set filling the dance floor from the onset and not letting them go. Every player does their bit to put on a world class show.
They hand the ball back to Russ Winstanley who lifts the crowd with more rare finds from the past 40 years of DJ service, shortly the band return with Lorraine Silver original Northern Soul Artist who at the age of 13 back in 1965 recorded her Wigan Casino classic ‘Lost Summer Love’.
She became the Northern Soul Legend after Russ started playing it at Wigan Casino in the 70’s and became a big hit when he released it on the Casino label. She’s been on the road ever since playing to millions of people over the years, tonight she does the scene proud as she did back in the day.
The Signatures holding the baton for the future of the Northern Soul scene, was a moment you held a tear for what has been and what might be to follow in these uncertain times.
I’m not one for too much nostalgia but in the world we now live in I would be happy to rewind and go back to a time where music and art where the great escape. As I write this I can still picture the scene and feel the magic of the weekend.
I still have the song playing in my head as I write this little thank you to Russ and the crew for making so many people happy over the years.
‘Do I Love You Indeed I Do’