Nolan Porter is a true icon of soul music – his emotive vocals and electric performances made him an influential figure in Soul and R&B in America in the ’70s. His chart hits could regularly be heard on the dance floors of many of Britain’s most popular Northern Soul dance halls.
He is seen as a pioneer by departing from the more gospel influenced performances of James Brown and Otis Redding. 2019 saw Nolan Porter complete a short UK tour with the UK’s Premier live Northern Soul Act The Signatures and due to that success he returns in 2020 for another short UK tour. We are pleased to welcome Nolan Porter to the Ricky Tick stage at Retro Festival Newbury as part of that UK tour, his laid-back charisma is sure to entertain.