Mr M and The All Nighters

Mr M and The All Nighters

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We are a Northern Soul Revival band; we play classic and rare soul from the 60's. Northern Soul is a unique form of soul made popular in the UK in the 1970's - we may be the only revival band of this genre in North America

Biography

CANADA'S NORTHERN SOUL REVIVAL BAND ROCKS THE BBC

Mr M & The All Nighters are Canada's Northern Soul revival band and in the last few months have been featured on numerous BBC radio shows [Craig Charles and Mary Fox]

Founded in September 2006 and inspired by the Wigan Casino scene circa 73-81; the band plays classic stompin' Northern Soul in the British tradition [uptempo/upbeat]. The music is instantly recognisable, uplifting and inspirational.

In 2002 founding member Ian Gregson returned home to Wigan for a school reunion. The DJ hired for the event was none other than legendary Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley. After chatting together and returning home to Vancouver Ian read Russ's book "Soul Survivors" Ian decided to form his own band and name it Mr M & The All Nighters in tribute to the legendary Wigan Casino.

The name Mr M & The All Nighters is derived from the "all-nighters" that occurred at Wigan Casino from 1973-1981. Mr M's was a side room of Wigan Casino dedicated to rare oldies, named after the Casino manager, the late Gerry Marshall.

For those unfamiliar with the style - Northern Soul is a form of music that get's people dancing, categorised in the late 60's by a London record shop owner, it put a name to the type of soul music favoured by northern English record collectors in search of the best soul music.

Today, Northern Soul is seeing a major resurgence across Europe, the UK and North America. Currently, there are two soon to be released movie productions in the works, both dedicated to the glory days of Wigan Casino. There are numerous radio shows dedicated to Northern Soul including Mary Fox on BBC Radio Stoke and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 [both have played Mr M and The All Nighters] . Northern Soul continues to inspire performers ranging from Soft Cell, The Jam/Paul Weller, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse and many more.

Released in August 08 the debut Mr M & The All Nighters CD contains rare and popular classic soul tracks, including the quintessential soul classics Tainted Love, Do I Love You and Move On Up. This independently released and limited edition CD is still available through CD Baby and the Mr M & The All Nighters web site.

Mr M & The All Nighters are currently recording live studio sessions for an upcoming release in the Spring of 2009; some of which can be heard on their myspace page.

Track information:
Last Night - Mar Keys
Everything is gonna be alright - Willie Mitchell
Do I love you - Frank Wilson
Get Ready - Temptations
I Can't stand the rain - Anne Peebles
Do it - Pat Powdrill
Green Onions - Booker T and The MG's
Cold Sweat - James Brown
That's How Strong my love is - Otis Redding
The Joker - The Milestones
Tainted love - Gloria Jones
Heat wave - Martha Reeves/The Jam
Lay this burden down - Anne Love
Seven day Fool - Etta James
Land of 1000 dances - Wilson Pickett
Night Train - James Brown
That Driving beat - Willie Mitchell
Gimme some lovin' - Spencer Davis
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield

Discography

LIVE AT CANADA DAY 2008 - played on BBC Radio Stoke Sept 08; BBC Radio 6 Craig Charles October 08; CITR Radio Aug 08; NAL Sessions Nov/Dec 08

Set List

Last Night - Mar Keys
Everything is gonna be alright - Willie Mitchell
Do I love you - Frank Wilson
Get Ready - Temptations
I Can't stand the rain - Anne Peebles
Do it - Pat Powdrill
Green Onions - Booker T and The MG's
Cold Sweat - James Brown
That's How Strong my love is - Otis Redding
The Joker - The Milestones
Tainted love - Gloria Jones
Heat wave - Martha Reeves/The Jam
Lay this burden down - Anne Love
Seven day Fool - Etta James
Land of 1000 dances - Wilson Pickett
Night Train - James Brown
That driving beat - Willie Mitchell
Gimme some lovin' - Spencer Davis
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield