Welcome to the official ‘Twisted Wheel Club’ website.
The ‘Wheel’ started in Brazennose St in 1963 moving to Whitworth St 18 months later.
Closed in 1971 and then opened as Placemate and then Legends, it was on Thursday 6th July 2000 that Pete Roberts realized his dream of playing records downstairs in the Stageroom, famous for live performances by great artists the likes of Ben E King, Jr. Walker, Jimmy Ruffin and Edwin Starr.
Following the sale of the premises, demolition was inevitable and the last event took place on Sunday 30th December 2012 with almost 1000 soul fans bidding farewell to the iconic soul club.
For 6 months, the ‘Wheel’ relocated to NQ LIVE on Tib St in the Northern Quarter.
Following a devastating fire on 13 July 2013 in which Stephen Hunt, a firefighter,
tragically lost his life, the ‘Wheel’ has relocated to ALTER EGO at 105-
The club has 2 rooms with separate sound systems and air conditioning and is perfectly suited to continue the iconic Twisted Wheel. In fact, there are bare brick arches throughout the club giving it the atmosphere that Whitworth St was famous for.
Having the same music policy of classic 60’s soul and R&B, we have ‘SUNDAY SOUL SESSIONS’ on the 2nd SUNDAY and LAST SUNDAY of every month, recreating those storming times at the Whitworth St club.
Thanks for visiting the site and we look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Pete Roberts & John Green.