Out in the Sticks

Russ Marland is synonymous with quality dance music in Todmorden. His legendary night, ‘Out in the Sticks’ ran at the bluenote club for 9 years from ’94-2003 and attracted people from all over the country, every week. A mecca for dance music enthusiasts, his sublime selection of funky house, US garage and disco gained the Bluenote status as one of the premier venues in the country and was frequented by the top House DJs from all over the world during that time.

Most of Todmorden’s residents got their first taste of quality dance music from those nights and the Bluenote still holds a fondness in many people’s hearts. Russ still holds occasional nights around the area and still has a record selection I would saw my own leg off for and is the perfect person to bring an end to the magical weekend we have planned, with a wonderous selection of soulful, funky, achingly beautiful dance tunes.

It's where people like me learned to love house music. After hearing Russ, my life was never the same again. True.