Top girl is Katie Dore.. She likes a drink (believe us we know) and also knows a tune or two. Making a bit of a name for herself over the past few months, we thought we would ping her over a few questions to see what all the fuss was about...
G-C Who is Katie Dore, Northern Soul DJ
KD - I'm just a bird from Kent who loves her music
You’re making quite a name for yourself in the scene, what got you interested in music
Well ... When I was a kid , a very small kid , I discovered my mums stash of Beatles records... I was about 6/7 yrs old ..., I listened to Rubber Soul continuously in my room on my own ... My dad was very much into Nina Simone and I loved listening to that ... I didn't have the best of childhoods and music was my escape, cliché I know but the truth
And Northern, how did that come about
I was trawling through loads of music when I was at boarding school ... I was known as the girl with all the music and I'd tirelessly listen to Mowtown and that classic Atlantic Soul ... It kinda progressed from there ...
First recollection of a Northern Track
I grew up hanging out with my sisters boyfriends ( all wannabe mods) but the NS scene fascinated me ...but it was a few years until I actually got right into it. My first recollection of a NS track was probably Marlena Shaw’s 'wade in the water' and Nolan Porters ' if I could only be sure..' They blew me away ...
Favourite Northern track and why
Soul music has always been a soft spot for me Nolan is a personal favourite of mine and his voice , lyrics ... He's got it all as far as I'm concerned , Soulful, and the beat to that song is infectious. It always makes me smile.
What does the scene mean to you
For me personally, the scene is exciting and so god damn exhilarating ... I'm not talking about the high kicks and stuff , I'm talking about the passion and pure love for the music. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to spin and slide like you see in the vids but it's all about the music for me. Watching people get up and dance to a track you love and seeing them lose themselves in it is one massive high.
Favourite piece of clothing
Favourite piece of clothing right now are a pair of sta prest strides from Griffiths-Clothing ... Yeah they're blokes ones but I just love them.., coupled with a classic Perry and some brogues ... I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with
You recently DJ’d with Jacqui Carrol, how did that go
... Dj'ing with Jacqui Carroll was a complete honour ... She is the friendliest and nicest lady you could ever meet ... We had a ball . I'd love to hook up with her again , she really knows her stuff and is a true professional
What else do you have lined-up for the remainder of the year
I've got Pretty Green in Liverpool coming up on 13th December , I'm excited about that one ... I've also got the Hartlepool MOTM of which I'm totally flattered and honoured to be a part of ... Also a few other charity events I've been asked to do ... Next year is shaping up to be a busy one but it's doing something I love ... I'm a lucky girl... I don't care about how obscure or 'cool' I can be with my music ... I'm also releasing a Northern Soul album with my favorite tracks, only available at my gigs... I have been given the opportunity to play the music I love and that in itself makes me one very happy lady.
So, final question, how do the good public go about booking yourself
Cheers Katie… Good luck with 2015, looks set to be a busy one… G-C