The Night Owl is possibly the only purpose-built Northern Soul and Motown club around. Well over a year ago Richard Priest had a dream about running his own Northern Soul and Motown club, pitched his idea to some investors and Arith Liyanage fell in love with the concept. They then teamed up with local promoter Mazzy Snape and opened in July 2015 with Bar Manager Annabel Monkhouse (later to become Operations Manager) and Alan Green joining as the final piece in the puzzle.
The team have worked hard to not only realise Richard’s dream, but also to offer something truly unique that has a warm and friendly club which welcomes people of all ages and walks of life. We enlisted the wonderful Stax Creations to transform the interior.
Before Stax Creations got to work on The Night Owl:
It can be hard to get a new club going and almost one year later we’re still here! We were delighted after winning Brummie’s Choice Award for ‘Best New Venue’ (voted for by the public), and receiving congratulations from the Motown Museum in Detroit. What has really made us happy is the fantastic feedback we get from you, our customers, on a regular basis, there’s no greater feeling than looking across that dance floor and seeing all your smiling happy faces!
FRIDAY 15TH JULY
A KOKO FRIDAYS NORTHERN SOUL ALLNIGHTER
BLACK COUNTRY LEGENDS
featuring former resident DJs from the region’s greatest venues… Locarno, Old Vic, Cats, Jazz Club, Royal, George, etc.
Pep, Carl Dene, Steve Glover, Basil.
Soul Time Steve, Richard Priest, Josh Pye
SATURDAY 16TH JULY
A SOUL HOLE ALLNIGHTER
Day to Night: Motown, Northern Soul, Funk, Mod, 60s r n b
Wee Small Hours – Modern, Disco, Funk
This legendary Northern Soul DJ will be doing a TORCH set earlier on in the evening and a MECCA set in the wee small hours!
Dandy Randy & Ben Drummond (International Submarine Club)
Kev Richie & Glyn Preece (The Coopers/Out of Time)
Sonny & Spare (The Boogaloo)
Andrew Marshall (Heart & Soul)
Rob Perrens, Mazzy Snape, Tom Mason, Jim Drummond
SUNDAY 17TH JULY
TESTIFY & POUR ON THE SAUCE ALLDAYER
Testify crew plus Simon Tipper & more to be announced
Plus Jerk BBQ
Sat & Sun daytimes will also have :
Food stalls/Vintage Fair/Record Fair/Dance classes & much more!
Amazingly earlybird weekend tickets are only a CRAZY £18!!! These go up to £30 so grab them fast!
More to be announced!
Let’s keep this party going! See you on the floor!
The Night Owl Team x