Arguably, the greatest soul record ever made, What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, which was only reluctantly released by the Motown label. This recording marked a departure from the label’s usual method of a tightly controlled collection of singles. Instead, inspired by the return of his brother from Vietnam, Marvin Gaye created a 35 minute […]
Archives for May 2014
It’s amazing how many classic soul tunes have been used in TV advertising to help endorse a product. It just goes to demonstrate the power and timelessness of soul music!
Hot summer nights, barbeques, wedding cakes a marquee and a generous helping of sweet soul music; these are the main ingredients for our summer gigging season! We tend to play a lot of weddings and private parties which are usually great fun but marquee’s can be an unbelievably steamy, tropical environment, especially when the band […]
It’s a question that’s been asked many many times, so here goes… We wanted a name that reflected our style of music and the way we perform it! – big, bold, brassy, American and soulful.
This album was constructed with the help of some of the best musicians in Memphis and with the use of superb material written by, among others, Jerry Goffin & Carol King, Randy Newman, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.
Good music is good music in my opinion, I don’t look at black and white when it comes to soul music, and even the most die hard Northern Soul Fan would lend ear space to the likes of Steve Winwood or Dusty Springfield.
Good question! Personally, I blame Otis Redding! The first time that I heard Dock Of The Bay, Hard to Handle, Respect and Love Man I was hooked, line and sinker. It was that voice. I’d never heard anything quite like it before. I was totally blown away. It was a definite life changing experience, nothing […]
Whenever anyone thinks of a Hampshire wedding band the same old pictures spring to mind; three or four aspiring musicians banging away at their instruments playing the music they like the best irrespective of what anyone else wants or likes, and begrudgingly stopping for a speech or announcement if they have to. This is hardly […]
Every wedding is a totally individual event, and unique to each person within the marriage. Despite what some tv shows and magazines would have you believe, a wedding is not all about the bride and a groom should enjoy the big day as much as the bride and the family. It is for this reason […]
Hampshire is a beautiful county and there are a number of lovely locations that people flock to host their wedding, to make sure that they have their big day in a special place. These can range from city centre locations in urban areas such as Reading, Southampton and Portsmouth, to some of the picturesque countryside […]