SOULvation are a live Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco function band based in the North West, playing classic songs from the 60's through to the present day.
We are guaranteed to have people singing, dancing and having a good time from the first song to the last.
All of our songs are classics and we take you on a musical journey. From the birth of soul and Motown in the 60's, through to disco and funk in the 70's and 80's and bring things right up to date with modern tunes inspired by the 60's and 70's like Uptown Funk, Valerie and Mercy.
We formed in 2012 and are a very experienced 5-piece band, comprising of a female lead singer, guitarist and backing singer, drummer and backing singer, keyboard player and bass player. Vocal harmonies are a vital part of so many of the songs we perform and our three singers harmonise very sweetly. Equally at home playing weddings, birthdays, partys, corporate events, pubs or clubs.
We have £10M Public Liability Insurance and all our equipment is PAT Tested. We have our own top quality PA system and lighting. We can include a full DJ service and have a library of over 10,000 songs covering all tastes.
Please have a look around the site to learn more about us and contact us to discuss a booking or ask any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 07963 042481
I would just like to say a massive thank you for a wonderful performance last Saturday. Everyone I have spoken to have been singing your praises. Julie and I cant thank you enough for helping our evening run so well. We will have no hesitation in using you and recommending yourselves to others. Once again thank you so much.
Antony and Julie, organisers of a Masonic Ladies Night
Just like to thank you all for for playing at my birthday on Saturday. Brilliant night, everybody enjoyed it, they all said what a fantastic band you are. Thank you very much.
Phil, following his birthday party
Thank you again, you are fantastic and nearly every guest commented on how good you were. You are lovely to deal with, cannot do enough for you and I have no hesitation in recommending you x.
Kayleigh, following her wedding
Meet the band
Ange - Lead Vocals
Angela has been interested in music for many years, singing her first duet, 'Sweet Angel of Mine' aged 9 in a Christmas Nativity play! She continued singing in a choir whilst at Withington Girls' School in Manchester and participated in a choir tour of Italy, where she was fortunate to sing in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice.
Angela has also enjoyed singing in the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir which is directed by Tyndale Thomas MBE. After leaving this choir, Angela sang with her sister in a band she formed with a number of soul musicians. In the summer of 2012, she joined SOULvation and has been singing with this extremely talented group of musicians ever since.
Kev - Bass
Kev has been playing bass over 25 years in a variety of original, cover, function and tribute bands. He was a teenage rock and metal fan who discovered soul and Motown via The Commitments and Blues Brothers films, opening up a new musical world he continues to explore.
Making up half of SOULvation's rhythm section along with Billy, they aim to have the audience moving and grooving from the start to the end of every gig, with their tight and funky playing.
Neil - Keyboards
Neil started playing the piano at the age of six and has performed ever since. He attended Oldham College, gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Popular Music) and then went on to study Music at The Arts Centre in Liverpool, where he gained a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Music). More recently Neil gained a BA (Hons) in Music at Edge Hill University.
Neil has been Musical Director and Keyboard Player for many Theatre groups, performing in many venues across the North West including Grange Arts Centre (Oldham), The Albert Halls (Bolton), The Lowry (Salford), Bury Met, Altrincham Garrick Theatre and The Brindley in Runcorn.
Neil joined his first covers band at the age of 19 on keyboards and hasn’t looked back since. He joined SOULvation in 2013 and is enjoying gigging and entertaining the people of the North West.
Luke - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Luke joined SOULvation last year and plays electric guitar and sings backing vocals. He has been playing music since 1994, including playing live with his original band and performing solo acoustic covers.
He also produces his own music and helps young musicians in local youth projects.
Billy – Drums and Backing Vocals
Billy is the newest member of SOULvation and has a vast amount of experience playing every genre of music from Country to 60s to Blues, Rock and Pop.
Billy brings to the band the passion for Soul music he developed when playing with the likes of Brian Saxophone Jones (of Undertakers fame) in Y Kik a Moo Cow and the skills for vocal harmonies he learnt with Elliot. He also has the proud boast of having played all four stages of the various Caverns, both old and new.