Boxing Day sees the Sold as Soul Club bring Chester more rare and underplayed Northern Soul to Alexander’s in Chester.

Sold As Soul Club began in St Ives, Cornwall in summer 2014, after a successful St Ives weekender event which led to the organisers deciding to spread the soul further afield.

Sold As Soul’s is the first independently run Northern Soul night Alexander’s has had, and one of very few independently run regular nights of any sort in the city.

Mark Howell is the resident DJ, and has a semi-regular night of his own under his Chester Soul Club banner.

However, this new night differs in that there is a very strong focus on guest DJs, keeping it fresh every month and involving some of the biggest names on the scene, playing only original vinyl.

Playing on Thursday,December 26 will be: John Vincent (Wigan Disco), Andrew Killick (Chester), Paul Rockey (Function at the Junction/Soul on Wax), Darren Sykes (Soul Train), Ben Hindley (Highfield Soul Club/ Backstreet All-Nighter Wigan Young Souls), and Nicole Blacklaws.

Mark Howell himself will be kicking the night off with across-the-board and classic Northern Soul.

Sold As Soul’s Northern Soul nights are on the last Friday of the month from January 2015.

Tickets for the launch event are available from or by calling 01244 340005 and are priced at £6 in advance and £8 on the door. The day runs from 4pm until midnight.