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Monday 20th February 2017

Tesimonial - "Thank you for making our night even more special"

 "What a fantastic band. You really made our wedding reception with great songs, incredible vocals, amazing musical talent and pure class. We had so much praise for the band on the night and would like to thank you for making our night even more special and performing a fantastic version of our first dance. Would highly recommend you. Jo & Andy. 8th October '16"

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Check out other testimonials here. Junction 2, the most recommended soul band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

Thursday 26th January 2017

Book Us For Your Wedding or Party - Reserve The Date!

Junction 2's calendar for 2017/2018 is filling up fast, so if you're getting married, having a party, or know someone who is, get in touch with Junction 2 to reserve your date, discuss your requirements and recieve a quote.

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"The most recommended wedding and party band for hire in the UK!". Check out our testimonials here.

 

Sunday 1st January 2017

Happy New Year from Junction 2!

Junction 2 would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and a soul filled 2017!

We're currently taking bookings for 2017/2018, so if you're having a wedding, party, or corporate event, get in touch to reserve your dazzling night of live music covering the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown. Book us now!

"The most recommended wedding and party band for hire in the UK!". Download Brochure (.pdf)

 

 Tuesday 20th December 2016

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the 9th year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

The evening includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Monday 28th November 2016

'Turn On Your Love Light' - The Chateau Impney

Filmed at one of our favourite gigs of the year, check out 'Turn On Your Love Light' live at the Chateau Impney for our annual charity Soul & Motown night. Junction 2 now booking for 2017/18! Book us today!

 

 Monday 15th August 2016

Testimonial - "You were totally amazing and our guests loved you."

Junction 2 frequently receive lovely testimonials following gigs, and here's the very latest.

"Thank you so so much for performing at our wedding in Stratford upon Avon. You were totally amazing and our guests loved you. Thank you also for learning my song request for my dad, he loved it and it meant a lot. We had an amazing day and our evening rocked! Thank you, Becky & Joe."

Check out other testimonials here. Junction 2, the most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

 Tuesday 1st September 2015

Wedding First Dance Songs

The first dance is one of the most important parts of any wedding, and Junction 2 have developed a reputation for performing an array of beautiful and heart warming renditions of classic first dance numbers. From Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together', Ben E King's 'Stand By Me', Otis Redding's 'My Girl' or Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud', Junction 2 is lauded time and time again for knowing exactly how to make every little moment as magical as possible.

Check out our repertoire list for a selection of first dance numbers, or simply ask us for a special arrangement of your favourite number! Junction 2, the most recommended wedding band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

 Wednesday 3rd December 2014

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the 7th year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

The evening includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a special guest appearance by Pipe Major Martin Hewins, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Saturday 20th December - The Lyndon

Junction 2 will be returning to The Lyndon in Solihull on Saturday 20th December for their annual Christmas extravaganza! The band will be performing from 9pm, so come on down for an evening of festive fun, guaranteed to warm your soul! Free entry and plenty of mulled wine. See the Gig Guide for more details. Be there!

 

Wednesday 16th July 2014

Upcoming Public Gigs for August & September

If you're looking to book Junction 2, but still need a bit more convincing, even after reading our Testimonials, seeing our showcase Video, or listening to our live tracks, you'll be pleased to hear we have a few upcoming public gigs so you can see for yourself.

Junction 2 will be at The Double Gloucester on Saturday 16th August and we'll also be performing at two charity balls, the first at Hogarths Hotel in Solihull on Friday 5th September and the second at The Village Hotel Dudley on Friday 19th September.

If you've not yet had chance to see us live, at the very least, book us in your diaries for the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. Junction 2, the most recommended band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

Monday 13th January 2014

junction 2                Junction 2 - Now booking for 2015!

Junction 2 understands that planning your wedding, party or corporate event can be a stressful business. Having Junction 2 booked and in the bag, on the date you want, can offer a peace of mind other bands can't.

We offer a secure and
guaranteed booking, no matter how far in the future your event might be. We operate a contract upon booking policy so you'll never have to worry about things falling through at the last minute. Junction 2 will always be on time, always fully equipped and will always be flexible to suit any changes you may need to make in the run up to your event. Don't take our word for it though, check out our Testimonials page!

Junction 2, the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. The most recommended band for hire in the UK! Book us now!
 

Sunday 15th December 2013

Saturday 21st December - The Lyndon

Junction 2 will be returning to The Lyndon in Solihull on Saturday 21st December to spread a bit of Christmas cheer! The band will be performing from 9pm, so come on down for an evening of festive fun, guareeteed to warm your soul! Free entry and plenty of mulled wine. See the Gig Guide for more details. Be there!

 

Thursday 12th December 2013

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the sixth year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

The evening includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a special guest appearance by Pipe Major Martin Hewins, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Thursday 21st February 2013

Mayor & Mayoress Charity Ball

"Fabulous performance at the Mayor & Mayoress of Kidderminster Charity Ball at Kidderminster town hall."

 Kidderminster Charity Ball

 Check out our Testimonials page to see what other clients have said. You can also visit our popular Facebook page. Junction 2, the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. The most recommended band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

Wednesday 26th December 2012

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the fifth year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

The evening includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a special guest appearance by Pipe Major Martin Hewins, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Saturday 22nd September 2012

Have you read our Testimonials?

Anyone who has seen Junction 2 perform will know exactly why we are considered "The most recommended band for hire in the UK!". With performances that will leave your feet pounding and your head swimming with amazing sights and sounds, Junction 2 is without a doubt the most revered Soul & Motown revue band of this generation. But don't take our word for it, check out our Testimonials page to see what our previous clients had to say.

 

Sunday 15th April 2012

Junction 2 - Now booking for 2013!

Junction 2 understands that planning your wedding, party or corporate event can be a stressful business. Having Junction 2 booked and in the bag, on the date you want, can offer a peace of mind other bands can't.

We offer a secure and guaranteed booking, no matter how far in the future your event might be. We operate a contract upon booking policy so you'll never have to worry about things falling through at the last minute. Junction 2 will always be on time, always be fully equipped and will always be flexible to suit any changes you may need to make in the run up to your event. Don't take our word for it though, check out our Testimonials page!

Junction 2, the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. The most recommended band for hire in the UK! Book us now!

 

Saturday 24th March 2012

The Barnt Green Inn - Thursday 29th March

The band will be performing a rare public gig at The Barnt Green Inn on Thursday 29th March. If you have yet to experience Junction 2 up close and personal, you had better make sure you come on down. The performance will kick off at 8pm. Free entry. See the Gig Guide for more details. Don't miss it!

 

Monday 5th December 2011

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the fourth year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

The evening includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a special guest appearance by Pipe Major Martin Hewins, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Monday 1st August 2011

'Marie Curie Cancer Care' Charity Event - Sunday 28th August - The Lyndon

Junction 2 will be performing at The Lyndon in Solihull on Sunday 28th August to help raise money for 'Marie Curie Cancer Care'. The band will be on at 8pm. Free Entry. See the Gig Guide for more details. Don't miss it!

 

Monday 20th December 2010

'Winter Charity Ball' - Saturday 29th January - Crowne Plaza Hotel

The band will be performing at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday 29th January to help raise funds for Birmingham Symphonic Winds. The event is a dinner/dance featuring a three course meal from award-winning chef Darren Rowe, a charity auction and of course a live set from Junction 2. Get your tickets now before they all sell out!

"Raising funds for Birmingham Symphonic Winds’ forthcoming USA tour in April 2011 as it represents Birmingham and promotes British music on the world stage."

Tickets are £40 each. More Info - Book Tickets

 

Tuesday 24th August 2010

'Motown Night' - Saturday 11th September - Stone Manor Hotel

The band is performing exclusively at Stone Manor Hotel on Saturday 11th September for a dinner/dance event showcasing the very best of classic Soul and Motown.

"Enjoy a 3 course meal followed by dancing to your Motown and Soul legends in this jam packed genre when the sounds were soulful and rich in emotion. With music from 8 piece soul band Junction 2"

Tickets are £29 each. For more information please visit the Stone Manor Hotel website here or call 01562 777555.

 

Monday 23rd August 2010

'Marie Curie Cancer Care' Charity Event - Sunday 29th August - The Lyndon

The band are performing at The Lyndon in Solihull on Sunday 29th August to help raise money for 'Marie Curie Cancer Care'. The band will be performing at 8pm. Free Entry. See the Gig Guide for more details. Don't miss it!

 

Monday 2nd August 2010

Charity Event - 3rd September - Halesowen Cricket Club

Junction 2 will be performing at the popular Halesowen Cricket Club in Birmingham next month to help raise money for Leukaemia research. In addition, performing along side Junction 2 will be the Rocket Rollers, a quality West Midlands based rock 'n' roll 3-piece that's currently making headlines all around Birmingham. See the Gig Guide for more details.

So for an evenings entertainment, plus the chance to actually play with the band, head on down to Halesowen Cricket Club on Friday 3rd September for the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. ...all for a good cause!

 

Tuesday 16th February 2010

New Publicity Shots! and New Music Tracks!

We've finally updated all the band photos on the website with some brand spanking new ones. So check 'em out! The photos were provided by Dpix. You can visit their website www.dpix.co.uk for more information.

In addition, following the bands return to the studio on January 17th, 6 new tracks have now been added to the Music section. The tracks were recorded live at Rhythm Studios in Bidford-on-Avon. Photos and Video footage of the session will be posted in the Band Blog over the next few weeks.

 

Thursday 7th January 2010

Junction 2 Unveils Its New Secret Weapon

In the latest addition to Junction 2's arsenal the band welcomes the legendary Delvin Saunders on drums, the master of rhythm and groove, shipped down from Leeds in a box stamped 'Soul Machine'.

Delvin

 With his renowned classic Motown groove, Delvin brings new energy to Junction 2’s already dizzying line-up, so make sure you check him out at one of our upcoming gigs! See the Gig Guide for more details.

Junction 2, the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. The most recommended band for hire in the UK!

 

Thursday 31st December 2009

New Years Eve / Happy New Year!

Tonight Junction 2 returns to Wroxall Abbey Estate to perform their traditional New Years Eve show. An evening packed with exquisite food, classic soul, champagne, and that ever important side order of party popper mayhem!

So whatever you're doing tonight, no matter who you are, and what you do to live, thrive and survive... make sure you have a smokin' New Years Eve! And of course, Junction 2 wishes you a very Happy New Year!

Don't forget to check out our Gig Guide to see when you can catch us in 2010!

 

Wednesday 12th August 2009

The Thorns Inn - October 3rd / December 12th

The band will be returning to The Thorns Inn on Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 12th December, taking time out from their busy wedding schedule to give you the opportunity to enjoy an evening of sizzling hot classic Soul with the UK's most recommended band for hire!

Check out our Gig Guide for more details. These are two nights you won't want to miss!

 

Tuesday 11th August 2009

New Years Eve at Wroxall Abbey Estate

For the second year in a row Junction 2 will be performing at Wroxall Abbey Estate this New Years Eve. To book your tickets and for more information please visit www.wroxall.com or call 01926 484470.

Tickets are £99.50 which includes champagne and canapés, an exquisite 5 course meal, a special guest appearance by Pipe Major Martin Hewins, a disco till late and of course Junction 2 will be performing throughout the night.

For everything you need to see the New Year in with style, make sure you head on down to Wroxall Abbey for New Years Eve with Junction 2. Don't miss out! Book now ...and bring your friends!

 

Saturday 25th July 2009

Joe Greaves joins Junction 2!

Long time guest vocalist Joe Greaves, who has kindly stood in for PJ on many occasions over the last two years, has now officially joined the band full-time.

Joe Greaves

Updated photos of the band will be arriving over the next few weeks, so watch this space! For now though, if you want to book the band simply get in touch via this booking form, or though our Contact page.

Junction 2, the very best of Soul, Blues & Motown. Guaranteed to get you dancing!

 

Friday 5th June 2009

Stone Manor Hotel Gig - Dinner/Dance - Saturday 6th June!

The band is performing exclusively at Stone Manor Hotel tomorrow night (Saturday 6th) for a dinner/dance event showcasing the very best of Classic Soul and Motown.

 "Enjoy a 3 course meal followed by dancing to your Motown and Soul legends in this jam packed genre when the sounds were soulful and rich in emotion. With music from 8 piece soul band Junction 2"

Tickets are £28 each. For more information please visit the Stone Manor Hotel website here or call 01562 777555.

 

Sunday 3rd May 2009

Weddings! Weddings! Weddings!

2009 is turning out to be one of the best wedding orientated years to date, with our Gig Guide filling up fast with wedding reception after wedding reception.

If you're looking to get your party started Junction 2 will spread the love just like it spreads the groove, with the sultry sounds of Al Green, Ben E King and Otis Redding, not forgetting dance floor classics from The Foundations, Blues Brothers and Kool & The Gang, to name just a few.

If you want a party like no other and a wedding with Soul at its heart, book Junction 2 now before it's too late! Our full repertoire list can be viewed here and you can speak to the band directly through our Contact page.

 

Monday 8th December 2008

The Thorns Inn - Thursday 11th December!

Junction 2 will be returning once again to The Thorns Inn this Thursday night for a Christmas extravaganza! The Thorns' won best Entertainment Venue at the Spotlight Awards this year as well as being voted the best Concert Venue (small) by the Express and Star.

The band will be performing more of that classic sweet Soul music, but for one night only, some rip roaring Christmas classics too! So stop off at Junction 2 for everything you need to get your Christmas off to a Soulful start!

Don't miss out. Be there! ...and bring your friends!

 

Sunday 7th December 2008

Become a fan of Junction 2 on Facebook!

You can now become a fan of Junction 2 on Facebook and receive regular updates informing you when and where we're next playing, along with all the latest band news, photos and videos. Simply visit our Facebook page through the following link, log in and then click 'Become a Fan'. Click here to visit our page!

 

Tuesday 18th November 2008

'Children In Need' - We raised £364

Last Friday the band managed to raised £364 for Children In Need at the Village Hotel in Dudley. Junction 2 would like to thank everyone involved for their support of a great cause and we look forward to bettering our total next year!

 

Friday 14th November 2008

'Children In Need' Gig - Tonight!

Junction 2 will be performing at the Village Hotel in Dudley tonight (Friday 14th) to blow the roof off and of course to help raise money for Children In Need. The gig takes place in the Victory Pub from 8:00pm and its £3 to get in.

A whole lot of Soul to raise a whole lot of money! Junction 2 for Children In Need, be there!

 

Saturday 18th October 2008

'Children In Need' Gig - Friday 14th November!

The band will be raising the roof at the Village Hotel in Dudley next month to help raise money for Children In Need. The event takes place in the Victory Pub from 8:00pm and it's £3 to get in. All for a great cause!

If you're looking for a Friday night with a purpose, make sure this date goes in your diaries. Junction 2 for Children In Need, Friday 14th November, be there!

 

Thursday 25th September 2008

O'Neill's - Friday 26th!

The band are returning to O'Neill's in Solihull this Friday night, a live music venue that will make your week's end well worth the wait. Featuring special guest vocalist Joe Greaves (for more info see the Band Blog), we can guarantee an evening jam packed with the very best of Soul, Blues and the best kick start your weekend ever had!

Fulfil your Friday's potential. Be there!

 

Thursday 29th May 2008

Updated Publicity Shots!

We've updated all the band photos on the website with some brand spanking new ones. So check 'em out! The photos were provided by Dpix. Check out their website www.dpix.co.uk for more information.

 

Wednesday 12th March 2008

The Old Dial Gig - Saturday 15th!

'Junction 2' will be paying a visit to the 'Old Dial' this Saturday to help blast away your winter blues with some temperature raising sweet soul music!

Directions can be found in the Gig Guide, so don't miss 'Junction 2' this Saturday night for the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown! Be there!

 

Wednesday 13th February 2008

Bossa Nova Gig - Friday 15th!

The band will be performing at 'Bossa Nova' in Worcester this Friday night, a swinging live music venue with a superb atmosphere. We'll be once again joined by our special guest vocalist, the bearded singing wonder, Joe Greaves (for more info see the Band Blog), as we heat up your Friday night with STAX of that Sweet Soul Music.

Directions can be found in the Gig Guide, so don't miss us at 'Bossa Nova' this Friday night for a shower of Soul, Blues and Motown that will wash your week away!

 

Thursday 7th February 2008

The Old Dial Gig - Saturday 9th!

The band return to the 'Old Dial' this Saturday to raise the roof once again with another night of classic Soul, Blues and Motown, with special guest vocalist, the bearded singing wonder, Joe Greaves (for more info see the Band Blog).

Directions can be found in the Gig Guide, so don't miss 'Junction 2' this Saturday night for the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown, with extra beard thrown in...

 

Tuesday 1st January 2008

Gig Guide Updated - Happy New Year!

The Gig Guide has been updated with some more dates for the upcoming months. Check out where you can catch us throughout January and February. Make sure you don't miss out! More dates to follow soon.

 

Thursday 20th December 2007

The Old Dial Gig - Saturday 22nd!

If you're in the mood for an evening of classic Soul, Blues and Motown, with some classic Christmas tunes thrown in, come and see the band this Saturday for a cozy pub gig at 'The Old Dial' in Stourbridge.

Directions can be found in the Gig Guide, so don't miss 'Junction 2' this Saturday night for the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown, with stax of Christmas cheer!

 

Monday 19th November 2007

Bossa Nova Gig - Friday 23rd!

The band return to the Bossa Nova club in Worcester this Friday to raise the roof once again with a dance filled evening of classic Soul, Blues and Motown.

If you're new to the venue (and if you are, where have you been?) directions can be found in the Gig Guide. So join 'Junction 2' this Friday night for the very best of Soul, Blues and Motown! Don't miss it!

 

Tuesday 16th October 2007

Gig Guide Updated

The Gig Guide has been updated with some more dates for the upcoming months. Check out where you can catch us in the run up to the Christmas season. Make sure you don't miss out! More dates to follow soon.

 

Monday 1st October 2007

Summer Fun Sell Out!

The band is just days away from getting back to it for the new season following a deserved few weeks break after a long run of sell out gigs over the summer. Big thanks to all of you who came to see us at venues like Bossa Nova and the Z-Bar throughout the July and August period. We're glad everyone had such a great time!

Almost all of us are now back from holiday, some more tanned than others, and we're raring to go with some new numbers, gigs dates and much more just around the corner!

 

Tuesday 26th June 2007

Acorns Charity Gig - June 15th

The band had the recent pleasure of performing for a fund raising event in Dudley to help raise money for Acorns children's hospice, a West Midlands based charity setup to raise money for life-limited children and their families.

Everyone had a great time on the night and a significant amount of money was raised. Well done to all involved from Junction 2. Check out the performance photos from the event below.

View Photo: Acorns Charity Gig 1 - Acorns Charity Gig 2

 

Friday 15th December 2006

Gig: The Hen House!

The band will be performing at the popular Hen House in Cannock tomorrow night (Saturday December 16th) with a special selection of classic Christmas numbers mixed in with our usual set. Full details can be found in the Gig Guide. Don't miss out on a Saturday night of quality Soul & Blues with an unforgettable sprinkling of Christmas. Get on down!

 

Monday 4th December 2006

New Band Photos!

We've added some new promotional photos to the site following another photo shoot a couple of weeks ago. The new photos can be viewed in the new Band Photos section of the site. Hope you like them.

 

Sunday 22nd October 2006

Showcase Medley

We've added an additional track to the downloads section, it is essentially a 4 minute long medley of our existing demo tracks. It is a quick and easy way to get a feel for the range of stuff we do without having to download and listen to each of our individual full tracks. Ideal if you are a bit short on time. Check it out!

 

Saturday 14th October 2006

Junction 2 meet the Blues Brothers!

On Friday 13th October the whole band decided to take the night off and go and see the "The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World... Ever!!!". We were privileged enough to be invited back stage before the show to talk "Blues" with the people who know it best and we also had the opportunity to have a drink with the boys after they had blown us all away with an excellent evening of quality Blues and Soul music.

Find below a few pictures. Many thanks to Jake and Elwood for their hospitality and a great show and we look forward to seeing them again in the future.

View Photo: Jonathan Back Stage - The Stage - The Show - Junction 2 & BB

 

Monday 11th September 2006

Demo Tracks Live!

Following the bands studio session on the 2nd September 8 full tracks have been added to the downloads section. The tracks were recorded live at Muff Murfin's Old Smithy Studios in Worcester. Photos and Video footage of the session will be posted in the Band Blog over the next few days. Enjoy the tracks people!

 

Saturday 12th August 2006

Studio Session / Band Blog Live!

The band are scheduled to return to the studio on Saturday September 2nd to record a new Demo CD showcasing the new line-up and sound. The CD will be recorded live and available free to everyone looking to book the band. All recorded tracks will also be available here on the website in MP3 format. So keep your eye on the downloads section.

In other news, the Band Blog is now live! It is an area of the site where you can keep up-to-date with what the band has been up to on a week by week basis, including regular video, audio and photo content from gigs, rehearsals and other showcases. The studio session on September 2nd will also be fully covered in the Band Blog.

 

Sunday 25th June 2006

Welcome to Junction 2's official website. A new look, a new line-up and of course a new name.

Check out the new Band Members page to meet the new line-up and also checkout a great interview with new front man PJ Sangster. There's also a load of new wallpapers for Soul-Satisfaction fans who have been waiting to update their desktop backgrounds.

Leave us a comment in our Guest Book and let us know what you think of the new site and keep your eyes on the Gig Guide as brand new dates are on the way. The band are extremely looking forward to getting back out there and have got a few surprises in store for fans!

Junction 2 is finally here and quality Soul music is finally back in the Midlands, better than ever!

 

Wednesday 24th May 2006

Well it's been over 3 months, and the band have finally decided on a new name and it will be announced along with a much overdue site upgrade, gig listings and a new logo over the next few weeks.

The band has been rehearsing hard and we'll be conducting an official photo shoot for new promotional photos with all the new band members this coming Friday 26th. In the mean time, please enjoy this gallery for a sneak peak of the new line up.

 

Thursday 16th February 2006

After two extremely successful years on the gig circuit, Soul Satisfaction has decided to reform. However, all the key members remain and the band is currently recruiting new talent. Soul Satisfaction would like to wish its departing members all the best for the future and we hope that one day they'll return to making that Sweet Soul music.

The band will be changing its name, and it will be announced, along with all the new band members, very soon. Until then, enjoy the site, and keep your eyes on the Gig Guide.

 

Sunday 28th August 2005

Anybody hoping to see the band at the Party In The Park charity event in Worcester this Sunday 28th August will sadly be disappointed due to an unfortunate foul up by the PITP organisers. Contrary to the fact that the band were oddly billed in some PITP promotional material the band have never received a confirmed booking for this event much to our disappointment. Soul Satisfaction sincerely apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused. We will however be performing at the Lickey End Social Club in Bromsgrove on Friday September 16th, so we look forward to seeing you all there. Details will soon available in the Gig Guide.

 

Friday 22nd July 2005

After going down a storm at the Upton Blues Festival the band are performing for the first time at the Hare and Hounds Pavilion in Coventry tonight for an evening of dancing, sweet soul music and whole lot of fun.

The Pavilion Doors open at 8:30pm and the show will commence between 9:00 to 9:30pm. You can arrive before the doors actually open and enjoy the hospitality of the Hare and Hounds pub with full bar facilities available in the Pavilion once the doors open.

There's full parking facilities and you can visit the Hare and Hounds website for directions to the venue where a map and full address are located. You can also visit the Gig Guide area of this site for more info. See you there!

 

Wednesday 22nd June 2005

Soul Satisfaction kicks off their summer gig line up this Saturday with a visit to The Cox's Yard in Stratford Upon Avon. Doors open at 8:00pm, make sure you don't miss it.

Following The Cox's Yard the band are appearing at the Upton Blues Festival 'Under the Bridge' on Sunday 17th July, show starts at 1:00pm. You'd be nuts to be anywhere else.

And finally the band are performing a whole evening of Sweet Soul Music at the Hare and Hounds Pavilion in Keresley, Coventry, the following Friday 22nd July. Tickets are available on the door and the venue has full bar and parking facilities.

More information on all Soul Satisfaction's upcoming gigs can be found in the Gig Guide area of this site.

 

Monday 14th March 2005

The band over the last few months have been working hard on new material to expand their already huge repertoire, with the band kicking off 2005 with a wedding on Sunday 20th in Bromsgrove. Best wishes to the happy couple.

In addition, the Gig Guide has now been updated with a few confirmed dates for the approaching months. One being a gig in June at the Cox's Yard, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Tickets will soon be available on 01789 404600. Full details can be found here. More dates for the Gig Guide coming soon.

 

Thursday 2nd December 2004

The band performed at the popular Bamboo Club in Worcester last month, resulting in one of Soul Satisfaction's most celebrated gigs to date. The band also had a feature done on it by the Worcester Evening News the night of the gig. Below is a review of the gig for your reading. Also the downloads section here at Soul-Satisfaction.co.uk has been updated with some video clips, captured at some of our most recent gigs. Watch out for Steve's actions when he asks the audience "Do you like good music?" in the 'Sweet Soul Music' clip taken at the Home Guard Club in October. Entertaining stuff!

The Bamboo Club, Worcester, Friday 19th November 2004

The Bamboo Club, situated by the River Severn in sunny Worcester, was packed close to capacity on Friday, 19th November. The resident DJ provided loud 70’s and 80’s sounds that entertained the audience prior to the bands first set. All five bars provided a flow of refreshments to the crowds, who flocked to fill the dance floor as soon as the band started up with the cry “Do like good music?”. Soul Satisfaction was tight and obviously took enjoyment from playing good fun soul music. The audience stood, captivated, for the start of “Bye Bye Baby”. Jo started the song with an ear catching cry that could have woken the dead! Nice one Jo! Jemma sang, “Take another piece of my heart” with so much feeling that everyone present wanted to take more. Steve gave his all, as usual, with notable performances of “Hold on, I’m coming” and the anthem, “Soul Man”. Jem, Nicky and Dave, the Soul Satisfaction horn section, provided a full brass sound that filled the room and complimented the authentic soul music from the vocalists. It was late when encores were demanded and the band responded by playing and entertaining the huge audience until 12.50 am! A happy crowd left the Bamboo Club fully satisfied with sounds of Soul Satisfaction. Their ears were still ringing to the echoes of “Shake a Tail Feather”. A return to the Bamboo Club is planned for 2005. Don’t miss it.

 

Tuesday 5th October 2004

Below are reviews of both our gig's at the Tardebigge in Birmingham, back in July, and of our most recent performance at the extremely welcoming Home Guard Club in Tiddington.

The Home Guard Club, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon, Saturday 2nd October 2004

The Home Guard Club recently came under new management and as a result has started to introduce musical acts to their main activity schedule. Soul Satisfaction showcased the largest number of musicians ever to have graced their stage, a compact but nevertheless friendly arena. The audience were so keen to start the proceedings that StickyT, was still changing into his “gig gear” when the audience was trying to get in! Soul Satisfaction was tight and the vocalists, Steve, Jemma and Jo obviously enjoyed singing and playing good soul music. Fully “satisfied” from the first set a break was taken to enjoy a barbecue.

For the second set, Jem, Nicky and Dave, the Soul Satisfaction horn section, provided the full harmony brass sound that Soul Satisfaction are notorious for supplying. It was good, honest, authentic soul music. Jon’s Hammond keyboard sounds supplemented the brass and guitar to build everything up into a wall of sound that only real instruments can provide. Synthetic sounds and backing tracks have their place but it is not in Soul Satisfaction. Special audience attention was given to “Soul Man” and “Treat her Right”. The floor was full and heaving as the dancing audience enjoyed the Blues Brothers and Commitments style music. The audience reaction was first rate, they wanted more ; demanding and received two encores. Thanks Tiddington.


The New Tardebigge, Redditch, Birmingham, Tuesday 20th July 2004

The New Tardebigge, situated by the M42 near Redditch, Worcestershire, included an audience of diners who had completed a good value pub meal as well as those who had travelled to witness the music. The band provided loud Soul sounds that entertained the audience prior to the headlining band's set. The bar provided a flow of good beer and refreshments to the audience who appreciated the refreshing music. Soul Satisfaction was tight and the back line rhythm section, Tony, John, Jonathan and Jon obviously enjoyed holding the groove down and playing that good soul music. Jem, Nicky and Dave, the Soul Satisfaction horn section, provided the full brass sound that is of course an essential ingredient for creating authentic soul music. Rob, the sound engineer, using the pub PA system, struggled with the sound a little due to the room acoustics, however it didn't prevent the audience  from demanding two encores! Fully “satisfied”, this forced the headline band to start late. Sorry. The landlord requested a return gig to the New Tardebigge at our next available free date.

 

Thursday 22nd July 2004

Following our recent visit to Woodbine Street Studios the band are pleased to announce that we now have a top selection of demo tracks available for your listening pleasure. The tracks are performed completely live and both extract and complete versions are available direct from the downloads section.

For preview purposes Demo CD's are also available on request.

 

Sunday 27th June 2004

We are pleased to report that the Guest Book is now fully working. Please feel free to post your comments and feedback.

It may take several hours before your comments are displayed, but unlike before, they will now show up. All previously posted comments have also now been posted. Thanks to those people.

 

Saturday 26th June 2004

Just about the same time this very website was launched Soul Satisfaction played their first couple of gigs as a full 10 piece. Below are reviews looking back on those two events.

Jam Session at the Bread & Roses, Centenary Place, Birmingham, Tuesday 18th May 2004

Soul Satisfaction were the band supporting this late night social event for the Association of Clinical Biochemists Annual Conference. Musicians attending the Conference from different parts of the UK came together to jam with the band and special guest keyboard player Hugh Mitchell. Highlights of the night were “Johnny B Goode” with Allan Thompson from Bayer Diagnostics on guitar, and “Mustang Sally” with Ian Watson from Aintree Hospital on drums. Allan just pipped Ian for the best Jam of the night. David’s improvisations on tenor sax with trombone and keyboards accompaniment were particularly admired. The raffle raised £100 for Acorns Children’s Hospice. Thanks must go to Roche Diagnostics for sponsoring the event, and Fairdeal Music for keyboard rental - cheers Gary!


Association of Clinical Biochemists Annual Conference Banquet, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Wednesday 19th May 2004

Soul Satisfaction played a 45 minute set to get everyone up on the dance floor after their four course dinner and speeches from the professors. They may be scientists, but they certainly liked to party! Steve provided the jokes and Jemma and Jo the attitude. The horn section were faultless; Tony laid down a solid beat and John’s new Fender bass proved a good buy! Jonathan (the only clinical biochemist in the band) and Jon provided the chords, but both had a chance of a solo or two! The crowd specially liked our version of “Soul Man” where each member of the band is introduced and has chance to strut their stuff. We mustn't forget Rob and Mel who did a fantastic job on the mixer struggling with unfriendly acoustics, Robert the Roadie who provided support, transport and champagne, and Fiona the food! A great night was had by all; Jemma and Jo enjoyed it so much they were still singing at 2:30am after we had packed away all the gear! We are booked for another major function at the Botanical Gardens in January 2005.

Wednesday 19th May 2004

Soul-Satisfaction.co.uk today was finally launched onto the web, giving us our first online portal. The site contains dedicated contact pages for site registration and official and un-official communications with the band. There is an area dedicated to showcasing the members of the band, as well as a wallpaper gallery for keeping your PC's desktop full of soul.

The Gig Guide area is an easy reference to keep up-to-date with when and where the band is next scheduled to perform. There is also an area where you can download and listen to recordings made by the band.

Satisfied? You should be.

 

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