Soul men for scooter rally

Scooter club members at a Yorkshire rally - enthusiasts from the white and red rose counties will meet at a new rally On The Border at Todmorden
Scooter club members at a Yorkshire rally - enthusiasts from the white and red rose counties will meet at a new rally On The Border at Todmorden

SCOOTER enthusiasts from Lancashire and Yorkshire will head for the Calder Valley for a day and night of music on Saturday, April 16.

Mystery Tours Scooter Club and top local soul DJ Ginger Taylor are presenting the On The Border scooter rally, which will include live bands in the afternoon and a northern soul and Motown disco in the evening.

The event is being held at Todmorden Cricket Club, Burnley Road, Todmorden. The rally runs and live bands 10ft Fez and the Lemon Law play the afternoon part of the event, from 12.30pm to 5pm, this being free to attend.

The evening Northern Soul and Motown session will see Ginger, one of the genre’s top DJs, Todmorden born and bred but famous around the world, reunite with Eddie Antemes 40 years after they first manned the decks together at the legendary Ukrainian Club soul nights.

It will run from 7pm until late and tickets, priced at £6, for this evening session, are now on sale at Todmorden News Centre, Todmorden Tourist Information Centre and Todmorden Cricket Club.

With other local soul luminaries Tim Brown, Bob Smith and Shaun Fitton also playing DJ slots, and Tim’s new Outta Sight record label, owned with a Todmorden ex-pat soul fan Glen Gunton, sponsoring the night with a few goodies, Ginger recommends fans snap up tickets quickly as demand is likely to be heavy.

“The idea was put to me by several scooter lads locally and around the area in Keighley, Halifax and Burnley.

“There are younger generations now, as Mods got into scooters and decided that Tamla Motown and northern soul was the music for them,” he said.

“It it’s a success it could become an annual event.”

l CAN you remember Ginger and Eddie’s legendary early days at the Ukrainian Club@ What made them special? Email your comments to todnews@todmordennews.co.uk or hbtimes@hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk