MEET THE BAND
Meet Madison Soul Band
Kelly-marie Aldridge Vocalist and professional choreographer. The “Banshee” loves all of the great soul voices, including Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
Colin Ashdown Bass player & founder member. Part of the ‘Solid Section’. Homage to Henrik Linder, Norman Watt Roy & the late James Jamerson.
Rachael Fielden Vocalist. Originally a choral singer from the age of 7 to 17 at All Saints Church, Fawley. Rachael then broadened her genres of music into Musical Theatre at College and now Pop, Soul and Motown both with Love Soul Choir and Madison Heights.
Rob Fast Drummer and one of the band’s founding members. His drum style is influenced by Steve Gadd and Buddy Rich.
Amber Armstrong Vocalist. Amber’s been singing nearly all of her life. Initially influenced by Karen Carpenter but she now has a very eclectic taste; loving most types of music from soul to classic rock. Her love of harmony work encouraged her join join a successful choir and now, Madison Heights!
Michael Hickton Plays tenor and alto saxophone. Musical influences include Grover Washington Jr and King Curtis.
Mark Nicholson-Howe Trumpet player. Likes nothing more than chilling out to some Miles Davis or Chet Baker.
Steve Cannell Keyboards. Steve’s musical experience includes working on cruise ships in the Caribbean and playing in Top Rank and Mecca resident bands. As a songwriter and producer, Steve has had a number of major record and publishing deals has also performed at prestigious events and venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Womad Festival, the Marquee and the Royal Festival Hall. Steve has always had a big interest in soul, funk and jazz.
Craig Feltham Guitarist. Has previously been playing in rock bands with the occasional dabble into Irish Folk! He’s now hung up his Gibson Les Paul for the sweeter more soulful sounding Fender Stratocaster and Blues Deluxe combo.
Marc White Vocals and occasional guitar. Has been part of the band since the beginning. Inspired by Otis Redding and Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops.
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