Never Too let’s do Steve’s hit tribute night again

Steve Blane.
Steve Blane.
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The son of a Morecambe DJ legend did his dad proud on Friday night.

Now Matthew Blane is planning to turn ‘Never Too Much’ into an annual tribute to his father, Steve Blane.

Matthew took to the decks at the Winter Gardens at a disco held in memory of his charismatic father, who died suddenly in August the day after his birthday, aged 61.

Many commented on just how much Matthew resembled his dad as he played a set of tracks Steve would have loved.

Afterwards Elvin Willgrass, Steve’s nephew, posted on Facebook: “I sincerely hope that you all had an amazing evening, I know we did and it was a pleasure to host.

“Last night Matthew and I talked about if we should make this an annual event, let us know your thoughts and who knows what will happen.”

Steve Middlesbrough, Ian Simpson and Phill Hayward were among the DJs who kept the dancefloor packed in memory of their great friend.

Beams of coloured lighting and a big screen backdrop transformed the beautiful old theatre into an atmospheric setting for a soul, disco, funk and pop music party that went on into the early hours.

Steve, proprietor of the Crown Hotel, was best known for his work entertaining at Harveys nightclub and other classic venues in the Morecambe area throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Revellers paid £10 a ticket for ‘Never Too Much’ with funds going to the British Heart Foundation and the restoration of the Winter Gardens.

Suzanne McGee called it “just a fab night all round.Great music and great to see people we haven’t seen in years.

“So yes an annual event would be great.”

Simon Towers said: “Brilliant night, theDJs and the venue made it for me.

“I’d definitely go every year - a fitting tribute.”

Steve died just days after his final DJ gigs at The Platform and at Matthew’s wedding.