SOUL EXPRESSIONS is a high-energy soul band that can play funk, rock, reggae, jazz, and Motown, as well as today's top hits. This 7-piece band includes bass, drums, lead and rhythm guitars, keys, sax, and vocals. Versatility is the key, with each person contributing something different. Each member is a seasoned professional on their instrument, but they still know how to keep it fresh. From stadium shows to intimate weddings and everything in between, members of the band have played with such artists as Missy Elliot, American Hi-Fi, Patti LaBelle, Letters to Cleo, Destiny's Child, P-Funk, and other notable acts all over the world.
With tight funky rhythms and powerful vocals, SOUL EXPRESSIONS will have your party movin' and folks on the floor groovin' from the first beat. Lenny Holmes, an amazing showman, exudes electricity, as much from his charisma on stage as from his thrilling, crowd-pleasing lead guitar and vocals. From Parliament to Prince to the Stones to 50 Cent, he does it all. The multi-talented Richard D'Abreu provides the perfect finishing touch on each song: piano, Rhodes, organ, brass, strings, or clavinet, a sizzling live sax, a deep bass or high falsetto background vocals. With the ability to make it smooth or raw, Eric Anderson effortlessly sings convincing Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Doobies, George Benson, Marley, Justin Timberlake and more, all while strumming a mean rhythm guitar. As if that weren't enough, he also plays keyboard. Wilbert Anderson, "the man in the middle," epitomizes funk with a Victor Wooten-like combination of foot stompin' groove and bass wizardry. Like James Brown used to say: "Whatso-never he plays, it GOT to be funky!" Ben Miles, King of the Back Beat, makes you want to dance all night, has the best looking left-handed drum kit in the state, and is pure excitement to watch. He truly lives up to his nickname: "B-JAMMIN!"
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Get Down On ItKool & The Gang
CelebrationKool & The Gang
Hollywood Swingin'Kool & The Gang
Shake Your BootyK.C and the Sunshine Band
Get Down TonightKool & The Gang
Signed Sealed DeliveredStevie Wonder
I WishStevie Wonder
Party TimeKurtis Blow
Let's Groove TonightEarth
We Want The FunkParliament-Funkadelic
Skin TightOhio Players
Brick HouseThe Commodores
Jungle LoveThe Time
The BirdThe Time
Give It To Me BabyRick James
Super FreakRick James
Get Up Off That ThingJames Brown
I Feel GoodJames Brown
Funky Good TimeJames Brown
Sex MachineJames Brown
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
Shake Your Body DownJackson 5
Cut the CakeAverage White Band
Pick Up The PiecesAverage White Band
This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan
Hot In HerreNelly
Just FineMary J. Blige
Party Like a RockstarShop Boyz
Electric SlideMarcia Griffiths
Lovely DayBill Withers
Ooooh ChildMary Wilson
In Da Club50 Cent
Step in the Name of LoveR. Kelly
Happy PeopleR. Kelly
Just in CaseJaheim
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Bustin' LooseChuck Brown
Ain't No Stoppin' Us NowMcFadden & Whitehead
Ain't Too Proud to BegThe Temptations
Get ReadyThe Temptations
My GirlThe Temptations
Good Lovin'The Rascals
Heard It Through The GrapevineMarvin Gaye
Soul ManSam & Dave
Love TrainThe O'Jays
Midnight HourWilson Pickett
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
Twist And ShoutThe Beatles
Love and HappinessAl Green
Under the BoardwalkThe Drifters
Knock On WoodEddie Floyd
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley
Blue Suede ShoesElvis Presley
Hound DogElvis Presley
Tighten UpArchie Bell & The Drells
Dance To The MusicSly & The Family Stone
Thank You For Lettin' Me Be MyselfSly & The Family Stone
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar PieHoney Bunch)
Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Have I Told You LatelyVan Morrison
Your SongElton John
You Send MeSam Cooke
What You Won't Do For LoveBobby Caldwell
Sexual HealingMarvin Gaye
What's Going OnMarvin Gaye
Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
Stand by MeBen E. King
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Start Me UpRolling Stones
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You WantRolling Stones
Miss YouRolling Stones
Beast of BurdenRolling Stones
Rock & RollLed Zeppelin
Is This LoveBob Marley
Blister in the SunViolent Femmes
Are You Gonna Be My GirlJet
Back In BlackAC/DC
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)Jimi Hendrix
Little WingJimi Hendrix
Foxy LadyJimi Hendrix
Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
Walk This WayAerosmith
Are You Gonna Go My WayLenny Kravitz
Tunnel VisionLenny Kravitz
Long Train Runnin'Doobie Brothers
Crazy LoveVan Morrison
Into The MysticVan Morrison
Tupelo HoneyVan Morrison
Ramblin' ManThe Allman Brothers
Lay Down SallyEric Clapton
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Carolina In My MindJames Taylor
Your Mama Don't DanceLoggins & Messina
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
No Woman No CryBob Marley
Could You Be LovedBob Marley
One LoveBob Marley
Stir It UpBob Marley
Red Red WineUB40
Close to YouMaxi Priest
Murder She WroteChaka Demus
Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick Jr.
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
Wine LightGrover Washington
Let It FlowGrover Washington
Mr. MagicGrover Washington
Friends and StrangersRonnie Laws
Since I Fell For YouAl Jarreau
On BroadwayGeorge Benson
Turn Your Love AroundMaze
Killer JoeAtlantic Star
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock
Girl From IpanemaStan Getz
Sissy StrutThe Meters
Green Dolphin StreetTraditional
Black Magic WomanSantana
Blame It On the AlcoholJamie Foxx
Home AloneR. Kelly
Sunday MorningMaroon 5
This LoveMaroon 5
Stitched UpJohn Mayer
You Don't Know My NameAlicia Keys
$3000 - $5000
Wedding Reception in Charlottesville, VA on 09/21/2013
"Soul Expressions was incredible! Having only heard and seen their videos, we knew they would be good, but after hearing them in person, we were totally blown away at how great they were. With a super full sound and with each musician being incredibly talented, they crushed every song. They blended older and more contemporary music perfectly - it got everyone on their feet and dancing. They worked with us for the first dances, and we're totally cool with letting our college band get up and play a few songs. 110% satisfied and couldn't have hoped for anything better! Definitely hire these guys!"
- William N.
Wedding Ceremony in Richmond, VA on 05/18/2013
"Best band ever!! Soul Expressions made the party! They knew exactly which songs to play to get people on the dance floor and the guest have not stopped talking about how good they were..."off the hook"! They learned two new songs for us and performed them perfectly. They were a pleasure to work with and people couldn't stop dancing. Highly recommend Soul Expressions.
- Stephanie S.
Wedding in Chapel Hill, NC on 12/16/2012
"Soul Expressions was absolutely amazing! They did an incredible job and got so many people out on the dance floor (which shocked me considering our guests are not big dancers)! They had great energy and did a fabulous job with the two songs we asked to learn for the first dances. I am so glad that we chose Soul Expressions and although hiring a band is more expensive, it was definitely worth it. I can't tell you how many guests have told me that they loved Soul Expressions. Thank you for making our big day such a special day!"
- Jen S.
Wedding Reception in Richmond, VA on 12/01/2012
"Soul Expressions was the perfect selection for a wedding band! They were everything I'd ever want -- high energy, personable, and FUN! We had about 250 people at the reception, and I heard about 250 nice compliments about the band. Everyone LOVED them. My uncle loved them so much that he tried to book them for an event a few weeks later. I would highly recommend this band to anyone looking for a band that will elevate the wedding reception experience!"
- Jackie H.
Corporate Function in Courtland, VA on 12/17/2011
"No question about it - - if/when we do another event - - they will be the first band asked!!"
- Mark H.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Richmond, VA on 08/20/2010
"this band was great i had hired them for my 40th bday party"
- Tim P.
Graduation Party in Harrisonburg, VA on 05/08/2010
"I initially heard Soul Expressions at a party the year before I needed a band for my event. Everyone had such a great time and enjoyed their music and good spirits on stage that we booked them for our event (a graduation party).
Once again, Soul Expressions didn't fail to impress everyone in the attendance. They interacted with the crowd and got everyone excited to sing and dance. I highly recommend them if you want to have a wonderful experience for all ages!"
- Carleigh S.
Private Party in Gloucester, VA on 09/26/2009
Soul Expressions MADE our wedding!!! They were very professional, accommodating and just really nice people. They were a fantastic band and all of our guests complemented them. Each band member was an extraordinarily talented musician. I would highly recommend the band for any wedding, party or occasion. They are kind people as well as a great band. We can't say enough good things about Soul Expressions! They really went out of their way for us and we are so grateful. Thank you so much for getting our guests on their feet and for making our night wonderful! Susanna & Mark xoxox"
In addition to Richmond, Soul Expressions Band will also travel to Highland Springs, University Of Richmond, Mechanicsville, Sandston, Glen Allen, Studley, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Chester, Quinton, Ashland, Hanover, Manquin, New Kent, Rockville, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Manakin Sabot, Doswell, Moseley, Oilville, Petersburg, Crozier, Fort Lee, Aylett, King William, Powhatan, Prince George, State Farm
and many other locations in and around the Richmond area.
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