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Cast / The Sherlocks – Preston 53 Degrees

If ever there was a fear that it might just be about nostalgia with the 2015 line-up of Cast, this seminal four-piece quickly put that to bed during a stonking set in Preston. While there was no doubting the power … Continue reading

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Inspiral Carpets/Blossoms – Preston 53 Degrees

I had a feeling Inspiral Carpets would prove the perfect act to bring the curtain down on Preston’s threatened 53 Degrees venue, and they certainly ended their own 12-date December tour in style. I’m afraid I missed first support Brown … Continue reading

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A fond farewell for 53 Degrees

On the eve of a popular University of Central Lancashire club’s last gig in its current guise – featuring Inspiral Carpets – we bring you an interview with a former 53 Degrees in-house promoter about the passing of this much-loved … Continue reading

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Eddie Holman / Preston’s Got Soul – 53 Degrees, Preston

While the temperature plummeted 52 degrees lower than the name of the venue, Eddie Holman brought plenty of warmth when he visited this Northern Soul stronghold on Friday night. And from the moment this Philly veteran stepped on stage at … Continue reading

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‘Eddie’s my name!’ In conversation with Eddie Holman

Eddie Holman was up at 5am the day I called him, and two hours later the 68-year-old Baptist minister and soul legend was definitely on a roll. That was Philadelphia time, five hours behind the UK, the man credited with … Continue reading

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Rock’n’roll royalty – In conversation with The Subways’ Billy Lunn

The words exciting, explosive and thrilling get used a lot when The Subways are brought up in conversation. A lot of exclamation marks are used too, especially when you’re in conference with the band’s front-man Billy Lunn via an email … Continue reading

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From The Jam / Deadwood Dog – Preston 53 Degrees

After a winning set by locals Deadwood Dog and a stirring late ‘70s/early ’80s soundtrack between, there was more than a frisson of excitement around 53 Degrees as The Gift’s upbeat instrumental Circus signalled the arrival of the main act. Bass … Continue reading

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