Girls want to have fun

DJs Steph Sellars, Jess Smith and Anna Smith who are are launching a monthly 50s, 60s and 80s music night, '96 Tears', at The Tudor House Hotel, New Market Street, Wigan
DJs Steph Sellars, Jess Smith and Anna Smith who are are launching a monthly 50s, 60s and 80s music night, '96 Tears', at The Tudor House Hotel, New Market Street, Wigan

THREE Wigan girls are about to launch a much-needed feminine twist on the local music scene.

Steph Sellars, 28, Jess Smith, 23 and Anna Smith, 27 will this Saturday, host a club night with a difference.

Taking place at Wigan’s most popular live and original music venue, The Tudor House Hotel on New Market Street, 96 Tears aims to kick-start a new era in North West nightlife.

Having spent countless nights out dancing and nights in spinning records, the three best friends are now ready to unleash their infectious mixes on Wigan’s music-hungry crowd on Saturday, February 25.

Steph said: “Too many club-nights are either too exclusive or too cheesy.

“Our night is about fun, great music and lots of dancing.

“We decided to launch 96 Tears as quite often we would hang out at each other’s houses and play records and we could always end up dancing.

“So one night we just decided that we should take it out and see how it works.

“We would like people to come down and see what we’re all about, it will be a fun night.”

With 96 Tears, the girls will be bringing the sounds of 60s garage, rock ‘n’ roll, R and B, Surf, Ska and 1980s pop with a decidedly feminine twist.

The new event will be a welcome relief to those unsatisfied by club-nights falling short of the mark.

The leading ladies believe 96 Tears will become the start of something very special by putting upbeat music first and embracing every guest with incomparable warmth.

Ninety-six Tears - a title for the music night derives from a 1960s pop song sung by Question Mark - starts this Saturday from 9pm until late and returns the last Saturday of every month.

As always at the Tudor, entry is free all night.

Jess is more commonly known for her drumming role with girl band Dressing For Pleasure while Anna is admired locally for her work with the NXNW Collective.

More information can be found on Facebook at, facebook.com/96tearsclub or Twitter, @96tears or by emailing 96tears.info@gmail.com.

The Tudor is one of the borough’s most famous venues for allowing Wigan’s creative souls to express themselves.