We are a West Midlands based (Birmingham/Black Country) 9-piece band recreating the great soul hits of the 1960s. We play numbers made famous by the soul giants Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Irma Thomas, Tina Turner, The Temptations, The Supremes as well as songs by the Blues Brothers, Georgie Fame, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse and instrumental hits from Booker T & the MGs, The Mar-Keys and The Bar-Kays.
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To Be Announced
As soon as social distancing measures are relaxed we will be back playing gigs in the West Midlands
See details of recent gigs below
MARCH 23, 2019
STOURBRIDGE LAWN TENNIS & SQUASH CLUB
A fab audience dancing to two great sets. Amazing reception they gave us and for such a good cause - Mtendere Bush Hospital, Malawi.
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THE SOUL PROVIDERS:
The band was originally known as The Soul What Band and concentrated on recreating the great 60s soul hits, mainly playing numbers from the Stax and Atlantic labels. When Les, the trombone player, left he was replaced by Phil on baritone sax and it was time for a change of name and the band was reincarnated as The Soul Providers. A male vocalist was a top priority and Dave fitted the bill. The repertoire started to expand into the Motown label. When Tracy left she was replaced by Mitz and some Amy Winehouse numbers were added to the set. When Mitz left and Sass joined, the band took on a more funky edge. Band leader, founder member and bass player Tom left and was replaced by Bob, then Sass moved on to a solo career and Tracy returned to reunite the "dream team” of her and Dave on vocals. After many years of great service to the band, trumpeter Geoff has decided to call it a day and has been replaced by Alex.
The band is led by Jo and provides entertaining sets with classic soul numbers interspersed with other well known hits by made famous by Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Turner and even Roger Miller!
The Soul Providers have performed at a variety of venues in the West Midlands including many charity gigs and have an enthusiastic following supporting them. Comments from previous gigs include:
"best band we have had here", "best function we have had in 20 years."
Want to learn more about The Soul Providers, their music, and how to book them? Feel free to get in touch with any of your comments and questions.
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