To a certain generation of music fans the mere mention of Joyce Sims will bring back the kind of memories that stitch together the musical fabric of who we are and the tastes we developed. Heady flashbacks to scuffing your new Dunlop Greenflash on the youth club disco dancefloor, perfecting your localised waist-up moves, pimping your soul casuals look with a ‘wide leg’ denim panel and eschewing your mum and dad’s suddenly hyper-uncool record collection to buy picture disc vinyl of your favourite soul icons with your pocket money. Luther Vandross, The SOS Band, Chaka Khan and Nu Shooz – this was the 1980s soundtrack that formed so many fledgling tastes. Celebrating the 30-year anniversary of her hit track Come Into My Life, the NYC-based artist will be in Manchester at Band on the Wall this July. Sims’ sound is still referenced on the dancefloor so expect a mixed crowd of music lovers. Ticket holders enjoy free entry to the afterparty, hosted by Manchester’s Soul Central, and featuring Mike Stephens, Paul Mac and Bizzy B with the best in 1980s and 1990s soul.

Sat 8 Jul, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7.30pm, £12 adv,

Sat 8 Jul
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Wed 5 Jul 2017