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Big Brother Soul Revue - Soul Bands - Portsmouth

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The Big Brother Soul Revue recreate the original 'Atlantic' and 'Stax' style. It IS up-beat, it IS visually stunning, it IS full of non-stop energy, it IS the best recreation of the 60's live sound in England today.

All days of the week:

1800 for a fully self contained 3 hour show. This band is now a 12 piece with 2 extra female vocailist not shown in present band picture.

£1500 If venue has a suitable band PA for a 12 piece band with fold back/stage monitors etc. (Please call the office for futher details on this option)

Soul Bands
Hampshire

60's 'Atlantic' and 'Stax' Soul.

Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Alto Saxophone, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet and 2 x vocalists.

Otis Reading, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Booker 'T' & The MG's, Eddie Floyd, Fontella Bass, Al Green, Stevie Windwood, Ray Charles, Edwin Starr, Ben E King.


The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE is the only British soul band who recognise and recreate the original 'Atlantic' and 'Stax' style of Otis Reading. It IS a show, it IS up-beat, it IS visually stunning, it IS full of non-stop energy, it IS the best recreation of the 60's live sound in England today.

The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE is a true showband. They play soul music almost exclusively from the 60's in a similar vein to that featured in the films 'The Commitments' and 'The Blue Brothers' and many more besides. The performance is up tempo, fun and most importantly - suitable for all age groups. You can rest assured that the act is a clean one because the band maintains a professional attitude towards performing and follows strict dress codes. The male members of BIG BROTHER SOUL are smartly presented in matching suits and the females in suitable dresses. There is no bad language or innuendo - just a very entertaining and eminently dance oriented show.

The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE have played in excess of 1000 shows from March 1992 up to the present day and their line up has been very stable (6 of the 8 founder members of the band still remain). They have played many different venues from public houses to 4000 seater concert halls. They have also headlined over a dozen festivals and played support to many established international acts including the one and only 'God Father Of Soul Music' myself, James Brown! The band are currently increasing their numbers with a view to presenting a fully fledged Soul Revue which is scalable to any occasion. In their rawest form though they are a 9 piece band which consists of 2 vocalists (one male, one female), 3 horn players, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums.

The BIG BROTHER SOUL History:
Before the new show was devised The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE (as Big Brother Soul) have been one of the most successful south-coast bands of the past decade. This (currently) seven-piece band delivers soul classics from the 1960's in a non-stop show of incredible energy. Big Brother Soul formed in the early 1990's. After a two-year weekly residency at The Rip Club/Martha's Attic in Portsmouth, the band moved into the arena of self-promoted shows, pub and club gigs, festivals, company balls, naval bases, etc. The Ponderosa in North Boarhunt was home to just under thirty themed shows hosted by Big Brother Soul before The Thorngate Halls in Gosport took over; these shows draw upwards of three hundred people.

Big Brother Soul have appeared twice with Edwin Starr (War, 25 Miles); firstly at the Heineken Festival in Southsea, and then at Portsmouth Guildhall. Indeed Edwin Starr described Big Brother Soul as "a great young band, keeping soul music alive" during an interview on LIVE TV. Gosport Borough Council recognised Big Brother Soul's popularity, giving them the honour of headlining the opening night of the last three major Gosport Summer Festivals at Walpole Park (1994-96). On each occasion the band drew a capacity crowd of over 1000 people (faring better than many professional acts on the bill). In 2000 the Gosport Summer Festival was resurrected with The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE once again chosen to appear on the opening night. The promoters of the festival are always paying tribute to our continued popularity.

Many local festivals and special events have benefited from The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE's crowd pleasing show including: BBC Music Live, The Titchfield Abbey Blues Festival, Havant Festival, The Special Olympics, Abshott Festival, Southsea Multicultural Event, Fareham Festival, Portchester Castle Music Event (with Alan Price), Southampton Virgin Megastore opening, The Round The World Yacht Race finishing party, Stubbstock (charity festival), Southsea Bandstand, and of course The Heineken and Gosport Summer Festivals. Through regular appearances at pubs, clubs and festivals (as Big Brother Soul) the band have made many friends and entertained a great many people. Classic tunes from the likes of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Sam Cooke, James Brown and many more are given new life as part of an electrifying show. If you're partial to a dose of Sweet Soul Music you'll find it very difficult to find a finer supply than The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE. With nearly a decade of experience and success as foundation The BIG BROTHER SOUL REVUE are ready to take the new millennium by storm.

On The Big Brother Soul Demo you'll find the following tracks:

01 Time Is Tight / I Can't Turn You Loose
02 Sweet Soul Music
03 Higher And Higher
04 Rescue Me
05 Knock On Wood
06 Last Night
07 Soul Man / Soul Limbo / Hot Hot Hot
08 Think
09 Do You Love Me
10 Shake Your Tailfeather
11 River Deep Mountain High
12 Hold On I'm Coming


Demo Downloads:
File
Name
Size
I Can't Turn You Loose(live)
244 KB
Sweet Soul Music(live)
380 KB
Rescue Me (live)
512 KB


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Customer Feedback
Wedding Reception at Chilworth Manor
Please pass on our thanks to the band. They exceeded all our expectations and our guests haven't stopped talking about the band. Would definitely recommend them. They made the day!
Special Event at Novotel Hotel
We had a great day and the band was very good - very helpful as they let us play our own CD's during breaks.
Wedding Reception at Chalgrave Manor Golf Club
Absolutely brilliant we had a lot of our wedding guests comment also on how good the band were.
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