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. If you would like us to include some pop and/or rock we can happily perform that too, just let us know at the time of booking.
We formed in 2012 and are a very experienced 5-piece band, comprising of a female lead singer, keyboard player and backing singer, drummer, guitarist and bass player. Vocal harmonies are a vital part of so many of the songs we perform and our 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 telephone 07963 042481.
Thanks very much to you all, had brill night for my birthday, everyone enjoyed your music and singing,
Jennette following her 60th birthday party
We were delighted that you were able to play at our wedding. We had a fantastic day and the party was enhanced by your brilliant performance. Thank you for contributing to making our day so special. We will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends for any future events, Ruth and Lee
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening last night. All of our friends have commented on how good you were and a great time was had be all. We will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again
Steph and Alistar following their joint 40th birthday party
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
Jane - Lead Vocals
Jane has been singing since childhood, developing and expressing her voice through many different projects. From performing in various covers, tribute and originals bands to studying music as a mature student, Jane has always been drawn to the stage and studio.
With a few years on the holiday resort and cruise ship circuit as part of resident bands and duos, Jane has built a huge repertoire of songs across all decades and genres and loves nothing more than to entertain an audience.
A lover of funk, rock, blues and folk - with a favour for soul music and the great singers like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin - Jane is always ready to sing her heart out and enjoy every gig.
After her travels, Jane has settled in Manchester from Scotland with her new partner and looking forward to the future with SOULvation.
Kev - Bass
Kev has been playing bass over 30 years in a variety of original, cover, function and tribute bands. He was a teenage rock and heavy 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 Robbie, they aim to have the audience moving and grooving from the start to the end of every show, with their tight and funky playing.
Paul - Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Paul made a welcome return to SOULvation at the start of 2019, having taken time out to establish his own home maintenance business. He has been playing piano since age 10 and has been in bands since the age of 17.
Having grown up listening to his sisters Motown records, Paul has always enjoyed the unique vibe of soul. He takes particular
pride in getting the sounds required to make each song sound as authentic as possible.
He is a founder member of the progressive rock band Strangefish and has composed and performed material on all 3 of their albums.
Paul has worked in music for wellbeing at blueSCI Old Trafford where people who are struggling emotionally can use music and composition as a
way of expressing themselves. He has hosted celebration performances of this work at RNCM Manchester on several occasions. He worked at Seed Studios helping people to compose and record original work.
Bob - Guitar
Bob started playing blues guitar aged 15 and played guest spots alongside his guitar tutor’s band The Roach Twins in local pubs.
He expanded his musical vocabulary in his late teens learning rock, funk and jazz guitar styles and continues to enjoy exploring and playing chord voicings and rhythmic phrases found in soul, funk and jazz.
He is also a member of progressive rock band Strangefish and has played alongside Paul (Keyboards and Backing Vocals) for over 25 years.
Robbie - Drums
Robbie is the newest member to Soulvation joining in June of 2022 at the age of 22. Son of Soulvation keys player Paul, Robbie grew up playing a variety of instruments including guitar, keys and vocals from the age of 7. However, drums and percussion have always been his passion. Some of his favourite drum heroes include Robert 'Sput' Searight of Snarky Puppy and Gavin Harrison of 'Porcupine Tree'.
Robbie grew up listening to progressive rock music from Paul's band Strangefish. Ever since, he has always been fascinated with music from funk, soul, pop, rock and jazz. His favourite artists include Stevie Wonder, Prince, Charlie Puth, Tears For Fears and Jacob Collier.
Robbie has performed around the North West in a variety of bands and performance settings. He has been orchestral percussionist at Trafford Music Service, has performed countless jazz gigs as a session drummer and is currently the keyboard player in the Liverpool based funk band 'Ritual Kiss'.
Robbie has started producing his own electro pop music under the stage name 'nineofhearts'. He has just released his debut EP '9OH' which is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music etc.