Stefan Taylor and The Signatures are the UK’s leading Northern Soul Band. They have now added as headline artist original Northern Soul legend Lorraine Silver.
The band put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound. Step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino. The Signatures give a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get the audience “Out on the floor”
Northern soul legend LORRAINE SILVER recorded “Lost Summer Love” when she was 13 years old in 1965. Now 54 years later she has been in the recording studios with legendary record producer IAN LEVINE to cut a brand new single ‘STANDING AT THE INTERSECTION’/ ‘BEST TIME OF MY LIFE’ These have been written especially for her after he saw her perform at the recent ‘Northern Soul Survivors Weekend’ at Butlin’s Skegness which had 8000 devoted Northern Soul fans in attendance.
Lorraine was invited to appear for Children In Need on TONY BLACKBURN’S BIG SOUL NIGHT OUT 2017 which was broadcast live by BBC RADIO LONDON.
Thanks to legendary Northern Soul DJ RUSS WINSTANLEY the single Lorraine recorded for PYE RECORDS in 1965 ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ became an iconic track at the legendary WIGAN CASINO in the 70’s without her knowledge. Due to high public demand the single was re-released on Casino Classics label and sold in excess of 30,000 copies. The track was listed in ‘Blues & Soul ‘ Magazine in 1987 as one of the top 10 Northern Soul records of all time.
This kick-started Lorraine’s career as a Northern Soul artist. In 2004 she recorded a brand new album of Northern Soul anthems ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ which still sells well on download today under the new title ‘Northern Soul Diva’. This includes her re-recordings of classic track ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE’ her follow up single ‘THE HAPPY FACES’ and her versions of some Northern Soul classics including ‘LANDSLIDE ‘ & the Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned ‘LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER ‘.
’LOST SUMMER LOVE’ is still a much loved record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene today and is featured on numerous download & CD compilations.
STEFAN TAYLOR sings with passion direct from the soul with an amazing vocal range. Since 2016 Stefan has been appearing as regular frontman with the UK’s No 1 Northern Soul Band The Signatures. Also playing at many music festivals, Northern Soul Nights, Scooter rallies and music venues.
He has worked alongside American Soul Artists such as Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Brenda Holloway and Tobi Legend, as well as sharing the bill with UK artists such as Angelo Starr and Paul Stuart Davies and 2018 saw him working with American legends Sidney Barnes, Pat Lewis, Ruby Andrews and Bobby Brooks Wilson, the son of Jackie Wilson.
In 2018 Stefan had his first single released ”Break the Blues” which is an original track with a strong Northern Soul vibe. The song was co- written and produced by Mark Topham. The B side was a very rare Northern soul cover “I Need You”.