About

WELCOME TO THE NIGHT OWL

The Night Owl is The Midlands’ finest soul and retro club and intimate live music venue set in the heart of Digbeth, the Creative Quarter of  Birmingham.

This is the venue that soul fans across the UK have been crying out for. It gains its name from a classic Northern Soul record ‘The Night Owl’ by Bobby Paris. Northern Soul isn’t just a type of music, it’s a way of life. The records, the dancing, the clothes,  and the lifelong friends made. Richard Priest has adored Northern Soul since his teenage years in the 1970s; he became a regular at infamous all-nighter parties at legendary venues such as Wigan Casino. His dream has become a reality. Combining Richard Priest’s vision with Promoter Mazzy Snape’s know-how the venue has evolved into the place to be for all fans of good soul and guitar-based music.

THE VENUE

The venue features a modern spin on vintage interiors designed by Stax Creations, the people behind the fantastic exterior of The Old Crown Beer Garden. We have a sprung wooden dance floor, making it safe for the acrobatics of Northern Soul dancing or just to ease the strain if you’re dancing all night.

THE TEAM

Richard Priest

Co-Owner


Favourite record:
Just Cant Live My life – Linda Jones

Arith Liyanage

Co-Owner


Favourite record:
Time – Edwin Starr

Alan Green

Co-Owner


Favourite record:
Soul Limbo – Booker T. & The MG’s

Mazzy Snape

PR/Bookings Consultant


Favourite record:
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart – The Supremes

Clare Phillips

General Manager


Favourite record:
Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson
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