Introducing The SoulShoes Band.....

13 Jan 2014

Introducing The SoulShoes Band.....

Introducing The SoulShoes Band.....

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SoulShoes are a talented and experienced group of musicians/ performers that have come together to play the best music so people can party. If it has soul and a groove – we want to play it!

We play songs from across the decades whether it be classic Soul, Disco, Funk, Jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop, Ska… right upto present day great tunes.

Our mission… We feel it’s our duty to shake that booty and keep the dance floor grooving all night long!

Our repertoire is extensive and for all age groups. So for your Event, if you want everyone to have a great time - then you just checked-in with the right Outfit and guaranteed a party to remember.

Band profiles

Jenne Rhys - Williams

Jenne has a BA Hons in Performing Arts and is a graduate of the London School of Musical Theatre and has appeared in numerous productions all over the world including The National Theatre and London’s West End.

As a qualified voice coach, Jenne takes the fun of vocals seriously and always wants to ensure the best quality vocal at every SoulShoes show.

With eclectic musical influences, Jenne’s passionate about her music & performing and this is reflected in the SoulShoes signature sound.

Becky Barnbrook

Becky’s been performing professionally since the age of 16.

Now 23, she has had the honour to work with The Welsh National Opera on two occasions and has performed as Christine with the original Phantom, Mr Peter Karrie.

Her powerful voice has been used to maximum effect to sing the Welsh National Anthem for thousands of rugby fans at famous venues up and down Wales. Becky’s also gained a tremendous amount of experience from the Cabaret circuit as a Solo Artist.

Qariem Radix

The Bass man is a gifted musician with a wonderful background in the music industry.

A highlight from this, is his time playing with the famous band Wham in the1980’s. Check-out Qariem on the ‘Young guns’ video.

Q, as he’s more commonly known, is also an experienced session musician and has performed across the world … but he says of all his experiences, there’s nothing quite like playing to a capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium

Rob Faulkner

Performer, Producer and Recording Artist, Rob’s influences are broad and varied – from Jazz to mainstream pop and rock.

Studying Jazz guitar under the tuition of Fred Baker at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Rob has a Degree in Music/ Music Education (BEd Music).

Rob lectures in Music technology and produces and writes music for solo projects, Artists and for TV and Film.

Ivan Jewel

The man on SoulShoes Keys brings a wealth of experience to the SoulShoes sound.

Ivan graduated from the Royal College of Music, having been a Cathedral Chorister and a violinist in the NYO.

He spent 9 years working for the respected BBC Orchestra, followed by playing the cabaret circuit, playing with popular bands: Bay City Rollers, Boney M, Shawaddywaddy and singers like, Clodagh Rogers and Arthur Brown.

Playing keyboards for several touring shows: he has also went on a world tour playing for the British Forces Entertainment. In addition to this he’s been involved in TV work with Pop idol and in the Studio with various top recording artists.

Ivan is a true professional and his playing ensures SoulShoes position as a top function/ show band.

Matt Buckley

Matt is a skilled & experienced drummer, involved in the function band music industry for over 25 years.

Playing drums and percussion since a boy, Matt’s influences cross all genre’s of music with top bands, playing respected venues like ‘Jules Holland’s Jam House’.

With a strong bandwidth of playing styles from: Classic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Ska, to Soul, Matt loves playing anything that’s got a funky rhythm and an interesting groove.

This love of funky grooves became the catalyst for him to seek top musicians for a blend of experience, youth, skill, energy and creativity… but most importantly the passion for playing live music. The result is the formidable SoulShoes Band.

Soul Shoes - Get on the Good Foot and Boogie!

Come and see Soul Shoes performing live at The Wedding Show at Cheltenham Racecourse 15th & 16th February

Matt Buckley

Tel: 01386 423054


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