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Big Red are an eight-piece soul band playing classic soul hits with their own distinctive jazz / funk edge. The band have played extensively in the south of England, as well as all over the continent.

Expect to pay prices around the following.

All days of the week:

1065 for 1 x 45 minute and 1 x 1 hour set.

***** Travel may be charged if over 40 miles from home area of Southampton *****

IMPORTANT: Prices are given as a guide ONLY. Please click here for further information on Pricing.

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Soul music and serious Funk music.

Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Trombone, Saxophone and Vocals.

Otis Reading, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Fontella Bass, Al Green, Stevie Windwood, Edwin Starr. Etc.

Big Red are an eight-piece soul band who come from all over the south of England and play a similar but funk edged 'Blues Brothers / Commitments" style of Soul music. Big Red have played extensively throughout the south of England at private and public events including last years BT Global Challenge return celebrations at Ocean Village, Southampton.

BIG RED are available for all functions - weddings, corporate, clubs, pubs, shows and special occasions.

Below is a description of the band members. (Not to be taken to seriously!!)

Eddie has been playing in bands since the early eighties and has established himself as a well respected blues and soul vocalist with many local bands. Other little known facts are that he provided all the vocals on the Beatles Revolver Album, Van Morrison Greatest Hits as well as performing for two years as Billie Holiday (after her death) and was definitely not on The Grassy Knoll of Dallas 63 (and will sue anybody who says he was).
LIKES: meaningless gratuitous sex. DISLIKES: sprouts.

Julian has been playing bass for many years in and around Hampshire and is the main driving force in the band. Previous bands include Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone and ultimately Y B Blu.
LIKES: brylcreem. DISLIKES: curly perms.

Michael is the drummer in the band and has played in many bands along the South Coast commanding an appreciation from many fellow musicians. Michael buys his own sticks (5.99 per pair). Little known facts are . . . none.
LIKES: sprouts. DISLIKES: meaningless gratuitous sex (unless paid).

Ray (keyboards) has played in and around Hampshire for over 53 years and has only just established himself as a keyboard player. Previous bands include Rufus Stone, Julio Iglesias backing band.
LIKES: food (any). DISLIKES: black notes on the keyboard.

Dave (trombone and fancy footwork) has toured extensively internationally but has sadly been banned from Venezuela. His trombone playing was once described as "mean, abrasive and downright dirty!!" (he has since washed).
LIKES: chocolate hobnobs. DISLIKES: marching bands.

Dean plays, lives and breathes saxophone. He is particularly proud of his large selection of bell-ended instruments which he polishes on a regular basis. Dean is currently working on a human-saxophone hybrid although the results are at present shrouded in secrecy.
LIKES: small saxophones, medium saxophones and large saxophones. DISLIKES: the seats in the Southampton General Hospital casualty waiting room.

Lloyd (you make me feel like dancing) joins the band direct from Neasden Morris Men but has refused to surrender his big stick which he still secrets upon his person (Mrs Alan will inform us when she discovers where it is!) He has played Saxophone in many well known Jazz(Niysh) and Soul bands and has choreographed the rest of the horn section.
LIKES: Mrs Alans stick finding nights. DISLIKES: Acker Bilk stick finding nights (shite).

Tony(The Caped Crusader) took up Guitar after being sacked from the Batman Series since then he has worked in several bands as well as session work and also runs a very successful music school (No Cheques only Cash) He has added that Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Steve Cropper element to the band.
LIKES: Keraang ! DISLIKES: Kersplat !

Can't turn you loose C
Respect D
Knock on wood E
Midnight hour E
Grits aint groceries Eb
Hold on, I'm comin F
Treat Her right G
Everybody (Needs Somebody) C
Soulman G
Peter Gunn E
Sweet Soul music C
Take me to the river E
6345789 D
I feel good D
Shake a tailfeather D
Hard to handle Bb
Shake C
Land of a 1000 dances D
Mr Pitiful C
Show me C
Mustang Sally C
Trick Bag Bb
Gimme Some Lovin E
Messin with the Kid
My Girl
Dock of the Bay
Memphis Train

In it for the Money
Good Time to Hit the Road
Hey Bartender C
Flip Flop & Fly Bb
Green Onion's G
Sweet home Chicago E
Traveli'n South
Everything I need Bb
Prison of Love
Blind leading the Blind
Have fun Baby

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Show Me
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Hard To Handle
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