As of December 2011 - Mr M & The All Nighters are taking a break from playing - most likely to be reformed sometime in 2012.
Mr M & The All Nighters are Canada's Northern Soul Tribute band who play regularly throughout Vancouver and the British Columbia Lower Mainland.
Founded in September 2006 by Ian Gregson and inspired by the Wigan Casino scene circa 73-81; the band plays classic stompin' Northern Soul in the British tradition [uptempo/upbeat].
In 2002 founding member Ian Gregson returned home to Wigan for a school reunion. The DJ hired for the event was none other than legendary Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley. After chatting together and returning home to Vancouver and then reading Russ's book "Soul Survivors" and listening to Volume 2 of his compilation CD of the same name; Ian decided to form his own band and name it Mr M & The All Nighters.
The name Mr M & The All Nighters is derived from the "all-nighters" that occurred at Wigan Casino from 1973-1981. Mr M's was a side room of Wigan Casino dedicated to rare oldies, named after the Casino manager Gerry Marshall.
Northern Soul is a form of music that get's people dancing, categorised in the late 60's by a London record shop owner, it put a name to the type of soul music favoured by northern English record collectors in search of the best soul music.
Today, Northern Soul is seeing a major resurgence across Europe, the UK and North America. Currently, there are two soon to be released movie productions in the works, both dedicated to the glory days of Wigan Casino. There are numerous radio shows dedicated to Northern Soul including Mary Fox on BBC Radio Stoke and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 [both have played Mr M and The All Nighters] . Northern Soul continues to inspire performers ranging from Soft Cell, The Jam/Paul Weller, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse and many more.
Mr M & The All Nighters brings the music of the 60's in to the 21st century - perfect for your dance, wedding or special event.