Reflectionz Duo are a Northern Soul and Motown outfit covering the Wigan area and selected regions across the North West.
They play all the classics from this famous label and Northern club scene. You’ll soon be dancing and singing along with these amazingly talented sisters.
Furthermore you’re guaranteed a great night’s entertainment! Fantastic harmonies and soulful vocals from Reflectionz Duo.
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England in the late 1960s from the British mod scene.
This scene was based on a particular style of black American soul music, especially in the mid-1960s, with a heavy beat and fast tempo.
Reflectionz Duo Northern Soul and Motown
The Northern Soul movement generally eschews Motown or Motown-influenced music that has had significant mainstream commercial success.
As the favoured beat became more uptempo and frantic in the early 1970s, Northern Soul dancing became more athletic, somewhat resembling the later dance styles of disco and break dancing. Featuring spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops, club dancing styles were often inspired by the stage performances of touring American soul acts such as Little Anthony & the Imperials and Jackie Wilson.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, popular northern soul records generally dated from the mid-1960s. This meant that the movement was sustained (and “new” recordings added to playlists) by prominent DJs discovering rare and previously overlooked records. Later on, certain clubs and DJs began to move away from the 1960s Motown sound. They began to play newer releases with a more contemporary sound.
Northern Soul Events Today
Today there are regular Northern soul events in various parts of the United Kingdom. We’re thinking of venues such as the Nightshift Club all-nighters at the Bisley Pavilion in Surrey and the Prestatyn Weekender in North Wales.
In an August 2008 article in The Times, broadcaster Terry Christian argued that Northern Soul was undergoing a distinct revival in the late 2000s.
Christian cited the popularity of regular revivals of Twisted Wheel soul all-nighters at the original venue (in Whitworth Street, Manchester). He also mentioned the Beat Boutique Northern soul all-nighters at the Ruby Lounge and MMUnion in Manchester.
As a result many of those who ceased their involvement in the late 1970s have now returned to the scene. They now regularly participate in such events. As of 2009, Paul O’Grady has included a Northern Soul Triple in his weekly BBC Radio 2 show. In conclusion, he plays three Northern soul hits, often at the request of his listeners (Wikipedia)
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