The Night Owl

Birmingham and the West Midlands hold an association with Northern Soul which pre-dates the very term ‘Nothern Soul’, right from when local bands such as the Spencer Davis Group and early Robert Plant soul songs (way before Led Zeppelin) graced venues such as the Eagle on Hill Street in the mid 60s,they were imitating the soul sounds of America.

Soul and MOD music remained popular in Brum right up to the Soul Weekenders at the Power House nightclub. However, since this time the soul scene in Birmingham has been sporadic with little focus… Until now! The Midlands first purpose built Northern Soul & Motown Bar ‘The Night Owl’ now welcomes party goers from all over the UK.

The venue takes 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 and now Soul fans across the UK can enjoy great knowledgeable DJs and occasional live bands at The Night Owl.

A sprung wooden dance-floor enables safe acrobatics of Northern Soul dancing. The venue also features a modern spin on the vintage interiors by Stax Creations. The DJ booth is kitted out with vinyl turntables and CDJs. At pure Northern Soul events a camera is positioned above the record decks and projects the label of the record that is playing onto the wall. The venue also benefits from the highest quality sound equipment.

For the £25 lifetime membership fee you get great membership exclusives such as a Limited Edition The Night Owl clothing patch on your first visit to the club (or via post for long distance members). As a VIP member you also get invited to at least 1 Members Only Night a year! You will also receive a Limited Edition 7 inch single of Bobby Paris’ The Night Owl/Tears On My Pillow (worth £10) completely free of charge.

Other great nights at The Night Owl include DJs playing psychedelia, funk and MOD from the regions finest DJs in their field. Digbeth has never had it so good!

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5 Reviews

  1. Strange Things are afoot this Halloween at The Night Owl | Grapevine Birmingham
    Strange Things are afoot this Halloween at The Night Owl | Grapevine Birmingham

    […] The Night Owl […]

    October 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm
  2. The Best Live Music Venues in Birmingham | Grapevine Birmingham
    The Best Live Music Venues in Birmingham | Grapevine Birmingham

    […] The Night Owl, 17-18 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. […]

    August 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  3. Help The Night Owl celebrate 1st Birthday! | Grapevine Birmingham
    Help The Night Owl celebrate 1st Birthday! | Grapevine Birmingham

    […] The Night Owl opened in Digbeth to a sold out Northern Soul all-nighter on Friday July 17th 2015. In the months that follow this intimate bespoke club has played host to many a sold out party, hosting acts such as Angelo Starr & The Team, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) and Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene) to name a few. They’ve even been building relationships across the pond with Nicholas Mancuso of the Motown Museum in Detroit saying he is ‘very excited about The Night Owl and their Motown night The Soul Hole, everyone here at the Motown Museum wish them well on their 1st birthday’. […]

    May 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm
  4. The Mocking Bird & The Night Owl work together to bring fantastic events this winter | Grapevine Birmingham
    The Mocking Bird & The Night Owl work together to bring fantastic events this winter | Grapevine Birmingham

    […] taking down each other’s posters and competing against each other. Nowadays venues such as The Night Owl and The Mockingbird are paving the way for a friendlier nightlife scene in […]

    March 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm
  5. Vintage & Vinyl at The Night Owl | Grapevine Birmingham
    Vintage & Vinyl at The Night Owl | Grapevine Birmingham

    […] The Night Owl has teamed up with the guys behind psychedelic party The International Submarine Club and are proud to present their first ever Vintage & Vinyl Fair. […]

    March 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

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