New Year’s Soul and Motown Party
- Theatre & Shows
- Heywood Civic Centre
- Start Time
- End Time
with DJ Motown Tommy and guest stars Johnny Boy Pryers and Soul legend Tommy Hunt
With over 65 years in show business Tommy Hunt is one of the original pioneers of "Rock N Roll". In the late 50's a member of the sensational doo wop group, "The Flamingo's", before embarking on his solo career in 1960. Tommy Hunt has worked alongside all the greatest artists such as Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, The Sherelles, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Berry, Sam & Dave but to name a few. In the 1970's Tommy Hunt became a house hold name within the UK Northern Soul Scene, regularly appearing live at The Wigan Casino. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001 as well as Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000, Doo-Wop Hall of Fame 2001. Now in his eighties Tommy Hunt shows no signs of slowing down. Still regularly performing across the UK and Europe as well as recording new tracks for releases. 2018/19 sees The Tommy Hunt documentary being released as well as an updated version of his Autobiography. Sign up and subscribe to hear all the latest news first.
Johnny Boy Pryers
Born in Bolton, Johnny was destined for a life in music. Taking early influences from his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Johnny was surrounded from a very early age by a wide variety of music from Rare and Obscure Soul, Tamla Motown, RnB, Mod, Punk, Reggae, Ska, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock , Doo Wop, and Rock and Roll. Johnny is also a Collector of Rare Soul Motown and Northern Soul Original Vinyl and sometimes DJs, He is also Scooterist being The Proud Owner of a Vespa PX and a Member of The O.D. Scooter Club
Over the years Johnny has performed alongside some very well respected artists such as His Mentor Tommy Hunt, Johnny's Hero Dean Parrish, PP Arnold, La La Brookes, P.J. Proby, Marvin Ruffin, The Flirtations, Eddie Holman, Judy Street, Archie Bell, The Contours, The Velvelettes, Brenda Holloway, Prince Philip Mitchell, Kim Weston, Chris Clark, Tobi Legend, Martha Reeves, Madness, The Signatures, Paul Davies, Sheila Ferguson, Mary Wilson, Jimmy James, Drizabone and his great mate Diane Shaw. He has also performed at the Wigan Casino Anniversary and worked many times with world renowned Northern Soul DJ, who has also become a very good friend, Russ Winstanley.
Ticket price: with Food: £20, without food: £15
Event Starts: 8pm
Book online or ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633 to book.
- Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children tickets only. Select the child seats from the drop-down lists, after you have selected your seats, and the system will automatically apply the family ticket discount.
Transaction and Ticket Fees
- A transaction fee of 5% will be charged on all tickets purchased over the phone or via online transactions.
Group Tickets and Discounts
- Please note that only one type of discount will be applied to any single booking
- We will either apply a family ticket discount or a group discount but not both.