The music’s never faded for DJ Colin

Colin Curtis DJ
Colin Curtis DJ

The music goes on and on for Colin Curtis.

Colin has entered his 51st year as a DJ, performing at numerous venues throughout the region in that time.

He is known as a stalwart of British Dance Club culture and knows everything there is to know about Club music.

A 22-hour celebration will take place at the Hallmark Hotel in Leyland - where there has been a DJ-ing event for the past seven years - next month.

Some 16 DJs from London, and the North West, will come together for the event.

The London DJ is Jigs who has been nominated several times for various MOBO awards. Among those from the North will be the amazing Groove Assassin.

The event - called VyBE - takes place on February 17 and 18.

There will be three rooms of music spanning from a Jazzy/House, a contemporary Soul and a 70s/80s room with two live acts which includes amazing soul singers Carmichael Musiclover, from Atlanta, and 90s icon from London Hil St Soul.

The sessions start from 2pm on the Saturday and finish at 10pm on the Sunday.

The hotel is sold out, but you don’t have to stay in an hotel to attend the event though and tickets are just £18 advance or pay on the door at £20.

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During Sunday afternoon there will also be a Q&A session where Colin will answer questions on his 50 years in the music business.

Colin, 65, who comes from Newcastle under Lyne and lives with his family in Stoke on Trent, said: “I got into music by listening to pirate radio in the sixties. I found I was drawn to black music.

“I was a big fan of Sixties pop music, it was a good time.”

Colin said he started mobile DJ-ing and launched a soul night on Thursdays and Sundays.

His main DJ-ing venues were the Golden Torch, Stoke; Blackpool Mecca; and Rafters, Manchester.

He said he never expected to go on for so long, but has no intention of stopping just yet.

“It’s like everything else, you have good periods where it seems to go backwards. If you look at Northern Soul itself, it’s probably stronger now than it ever was.

“You never say never.”