It's about Spirit…It's about Soul…It's about Great Dance Music….For Good Times!
The Spirit of Soul Dance Band has quickly become one of the area's most popular bands, with its incredible ability to cover the best in dance music--- from the 60's best music to favorites in the 70's, 80's and more including classic Soul, smooth R&B, Disco, Beach Music and Shag. Having played for numerous galas, weddings, and private parties, The Spirit of Soul Dance Band will certainly please everyone at your event.
The band features three dynamic male and female lead vocalists supported by a sizzling five piece rhythm section plus three terrific horn players also singing background. It's perfect harmony for a high-energy party that keeps your guests dancing all night long.
Spirit of Soul Dance Band performs an exciting brand of "Sophisticated Fun" that adds the perfect touch to weddings, galas, corporate events, exclusive social functions or anywhere you need remarkable entertainment. You will find their energy and enthusiasm contagious! Their fresh delivery and old school foundation is fueled by a contagious dance groove and blends with their very own up-scale professional style.
- Spirit of Soul always pays Gigmaster's booking fee for your convenience.
- The band is fully self-contained with state-of-the art sound equipment and lighting with
trained sound engineers.
- CD background music is provided before your event and during breaks so you will
always have music for your guest's enjoyment.
- The band also has the versatility to play background music early in an event including
jazz, show tunes or that special song.
Based in Johnson City, TN, the band performs in the Southeast including Asheville, Greeneville-Spartanburg, Charlotte, Roanoke, Atlanta, Knoxville, Winston-Salem and all cities in between bringing your event a “fresh professional face,” creating a fun sophisticated atmosphere for enjoying live entertainment. They have earned a reputation of exceptional musicianship, outstanding service and professionalism.
“We love pleasing people and watching them have a good time. Our music comes from our soul and heart. Our incredibly diverse song list of signature hits gets people of all ages on the dance floor. Whether you want Motown/Soul, Shag, Beach, Classic Rock, Disco, or Ballads for slow dances, the cocktail hour, the dinner hour or first wedding dance, we play it all. There is one common element throughout, …. WE GET PEOPLE DANCING!!!”
Visit our website and listen to our studio quality music with good speakers or earphones. You will hear the professionalism of our music. We work hard learning new material and rehearsing on a regular schedule to perform like no other band. Our customer testimonials tell our story best!
The Spirit of Soul Dance Band members include:
JEFF WILLIAMS is lead singer with a long history of vocal accomplishments. “You can't just play or sing these songs; you have to feel them and they really move you.”
ROBIN WILLIAMS, Jeff's wife, is one of the band's two female vocalists. Robin also takes lead on many of our songs.
MARY DUKE MCCARTT also adds her sweet harmonies and leads to the group. She gives the perfect balance to our high energy vocal trio.
CHUCK GORDON and BILL DERBY both play lead and rhythm guitars and have played off and on together since age 15. Their playing is heavily influenced by their upbringing in the soul and R&B music of the 60's & 70's.
HOWARD BLOOM, the group's bass player, brings his talent that is so important to the R&B, Soul and Beach Music sound. Howard's experience includes world tours with the Mitch Ryder Band. He has also recorded six albums during his musical career and performed with numerous well-known artists.
SAM HUDDLESTON, tenor sax, has played and toured with several soul bands from the late sixties on.
MELANIE ALDRIDGE brings to the horn section a strong trumpet, along with flute and background vocals. She also plays an important role in helping the band with musical and vocal arrangements.
NORMAN GRAY plays a soulful trumpet putting out a pure, sweet sound that completes the brass section.
DON NICKELL brings many years of experience to the band since picking up a pair of drumsticks at age 15. Don's music experience includes years of playing Rock n' Roll, Southern Rock and R&B.
His playing days include working with the likes of jazz singer Randy Crawford and guitarist Lonnie Mack.
FRED GOODWIN, the group's keyboard artist, started his music career at age 13. Fred turned pro at 18 and has played with many groups including Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Four Tops, John Denver, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, and B.B. King. He was a featured artist in Jazz Player Magazine in 1996.