The Soul Federation
The Soul Federation plays classic soul with a three-piece horn section, two female backing vocals, male lead singer, keys, percussion, rhythm and bass guitars. This 10-piece outfit is regularly rebooked by satisfied venues. A great group to get people of all ages dancing to covers of tunes from stars like Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Ray Charles and The Blues Brothers etc.
The band is made up of experienced pro/semi-pro musicians, several of whom have worked internationally. With a smooth stage presence and stylish dress, they all know how to get the party moving.
This band interacts with the audience gets people dancing and having fun! The ten members of the Soul Federation are experienced musicians, several with international performance experience. They came together early in 2017 to honour the classic soul, blues and funk sounds of the 1960s and 70’s and to have a good time. Based in Liverpool and Manchester the band’s variety of ages provide the perfect blend of diverse experience that their audiences appreciate. The Soul Federation are regularly invited back to the venues that host them across the North West of England because they know how to fill a dance floor and give an audience a good time to remember.
The show provides a variety of tracks including:
Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, The Commitments, Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers.
As well as showcasing both male and female lead vocals and harmonies the band’s instrumentalists demonstrate their versatility with carefully selected occasional solos to supplement the crafted orchestrated ensemble work behind the dynamic vocal front line. Band members’ stylish on stage outfits reflect the music they love playing and adds a distinctive touch to the event.
Authentic sounds from the golden age of soul; Will prepare and perform that special soul/funk song you request on booking; Rich dynamic three part vocal harmonies; Classic soul horn section sound from real instrumentalists; Lively keyboard and guitar interaction; Great music to dance to; A show with universal appeal; Musicians with international experience; Stylish on stage appearance reflecting the classic soul and blues look.
10 piece band of: male vocal, two female vocal, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Keys, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion
Example Set List
- In the midnight hour – Wilson Pickett
- Knock on wood – Eddie Floyd
- Gimme some lovin’ – Spencer Davis
- It’s a man’s world – James Brown
- Hold on I’m comin – Sam and Dave
- Get ready – Temptations
- Son of a preacher man – Dusty Springfield
- Try a little tenderness – The Commitments
- Mercy – Third Degree
- I wish – Stevie Wonder
- Mustang Sally – The Commitments
- Bring it home to me – Sam Cooke
- 6345789 – Wilson Pickett
- Heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
- Soul man – Sam and Dave
- Sweet home Chicago – Blues Brothers
- What I’d say – Ray Charles
- Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
- Superstition – Stevie Wonder
- Proud Mary – Tina Turner
- Mr Pitiful – The Commitments
- Shake a tailfeather – Blues Brothers / Ray Charles
- Hard to handle – Otis Redding
- Jailhouse rock – Blues Brothers
- Natural woman – Aretha Franklin
- Dancing in the street – Martha and The Vandellas