The Amazing 2017 Line Up!
SOULED OUT 2 FUNK
Souled Out 2 Funk are a high energy funk and soul party band guaranteed to keep an audience on the floor. The professionals choice for parties, you will definitely not be disappointed.
Playing sounds from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, Micheal Jackson, Bruno Marrs, Daft Punk & many many more..
They are a big band with a huge infectious sound – you wont be able to stop dancing!!
Will Wilde picked up his first harmonica at the age of 16 and played it until his lips bled. Weaned on the likes of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Buddy Guy, Wilde grew up steeped in traditional Chicago Blues, yet his focus as an artist remains resolutely on the future.
Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what’s authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.
With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him ‘The Hendrix of the Harmonica’. His live show has been described as: ‘A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.’ (Blues in the North West).
Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.
THE DELLA GRANTS
The Della Grants material cleverly bridges the gaps between several genres and if you’ve seen them live then you’ll know just how diverse their music really is. Expertly written songs all linked by a bluesy feel and delivered on stage in an unapologetic, old fashioned rock and roll manner. When it all comes together, the look, the attitude, and the great self-penned tracks, it really works.
Over the years Greg Coulson’s influences have evolved, but his absolute passion for Rhythm and Blues has remained unaltered. Greg began fronting blues bands at the age of twelve, both singing and playing, regularly gigging in pubs and clubs around Northamptonshire. Rhythm and Blues is the style of music he loves and cherishes.
Greg Coulson’s first big break was at the age of 19, with the legendary two-tone band The Selecter. Known as a Hammond organ player, and not just a keyboard player, Greg was with the band for 5 years and toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and America.
Greg Coulson is a very talented multi-instrumentalist, and as well as being a hugely accomplished organ and keyboard player he is also a gifted guitarist, which you will hear on his brand new single, ‘Squat That Rabbit’.
Greg has been writing his own material for the past six years and has relished in the opportunity to recently record his debut album. Working alongside Producer Stuart Dixon (Eddie Floyd, Dani Wilde) of Platform Studio, Burghfield, the new album is almost ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll.
”Northamptonshire’s Greg Coulson is definitely one to watch. Informed by the organ masters Ray Charles, Steve Winwood and Booker T, his style is rhythmic, fluid and above all, very exciting.” The Blues Magazine
Described by Maverick Magazine as “one of the world’s greatest performers” Stompin’ Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer who has performed across the UK and beyond. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin’ Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014.
Bluesmaster, funkateer and master of wit & repartee.
Robert has played the Blues with musicians from the corners of the earth. Along the way he flirted with just about every musical interpretation of the Blues you can think of. He also started the Ealing Blues Festival, helped raise heritage plaques to Brit. Blues heroes and contributed to Ealing’s long overdue recognition as ‘The Cradle of British Rock’.