Seeking the Sacraments - Phil P. Mitchell.
Joe Scott really wants to be in a soul group. Trouble is, he lives in East Lancashire in 1968, where he makes up about ten percent of the black population. But when he stumbles across Anthony and Winston, two latented young singers, he thinks he's hit the jackpot and the Sacraments are born.
Fast forward a quarter of a century to Blackpool where promoter and DJ Terry Kidd runs his successful soul nights. He has picked up the Sacrament's single in a New York junk shop and it's going down a storm. Now he has to find them...and he is looking on the wrong continent..(paperback, new).