MALE VOCALISTS  (SOUL & MOTOWN) 

AUDLEY ANDERSON 


A short Soulful Story.....

Not only a dynamic vocalist Audley Anderson is also an entertaining and audience engaging perfromer, who has become a well established artist on the corporate entertainment circuit. Audley entertains regularly in the UK and overseas for Thompson Sensatori 5 Star Hotels in Turkey , Egypt, Tenerife, Cyprus Ibizia and Crete.

Audley's Journey into soul live concept is an acclaimed crowd pleaser, the audience are taken on a nostalgic Journey through the decades of soul and Motown. Rekindling the love of music from the 1960's to current day.  Exploring the classics of the 4Tops, Temptations and OJays through to the 80's greats from Fatback Band to Luther Vandross, adding the popular music of today from Ceelo Green and Bruno Mars for good measure.

Showreels

Audley 1st came to public attention on a prime time BBC TV show. This gave Audley the spur needed to embark on his Journey into soul.  Not only the name of the live show, the EP (available on Itunes) also carries the same title.  A journey into soul also harnesses a double meaning,  as its not just a Journey into soul music but also an insight into the man himself.

ANDY ABRAHAMS


THE PLATINUM-SELLING SOULFUL X-FACTOR FINALIST

As one of the UK’s greatest contemporary soul singers, solo artist Andy Abraham has had hit albums, hit singles and sell-out performances since being a finalist in the UK talent show X-Factor.

Andy is a platinum-selling music act that is widely acknowledged as one of Britain’s most dynamic male vocalists – certainly his X-Factor appearances saw him own familiar but classic songs such as ‘The Greatest Love of All’, ‘Unforgettable’ and ‘Me and Mrs Jones’.

Among the highly successful tours that Andy has undertaken as a solo artist are the critically acclaimed History of the Big Bands – where he pays homage to swing music – as well as An Evening with Andy Abraham and The X-Factor Arena Tour. Audiences across the UK have filled venues to hear Andy’s life-affirming voice, including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.

Another noteworthy moment in Andy Abraham’s successful career was his performance of ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ in front of the original producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff as well as a medley of their other hit songs. Andy delivered this performance at the after party of the Ivor Novello Awards.

Yet another highlight in Andy’s musical journey was when he represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2008. He has also appeared at a Nelson Mandela charity event and sung at Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott’s 21st birthday party alongside Beverly Knight.

WOODROW WILSON 
Northen Soul 

Passionate about soul…but not trapped by it. Sings covers of motown classics by Marvin Gaye, Otis Reading, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Smokey Robinson and many more and not to mention original self penned songs – After all he’s a singer songwriter of tender insight and unusual talent.

Better still, with an adaptable, classically trained voice Woodrow easily covers every base from cabaret to dance band nights to full blown corporate entertainment events

1st Class all round entertainer, superb silky soul voice, total audience participation, singer songwriter and professional studio session singer with over 20 years experience.

Professional sound equipment for every event – from small venues or adaptable for scaling up to large auditoriums if needed. Latest professional lighting system and customized music transport with reliable sound engineer/roadie.

So there you have it Woodrow Wilson soul sensation extraordinaire – a very special and unique singer.


DAYTON GREY
Style with a high class professional show

“Soul & Motown music is in a class all of it’s own. When performing, I am always amazed to see that both the 90 year old AND the 9 year old in attendance, are singing along. People have quite often said that I am the best singer in Birmingham.It seems to be the only music genre that transcends generations! Whilst I primarily offer a Soul & Motown Show, I can also include some reggae, 60’s, Rock n Roll and Chart music, should it be requested.

My aim when arriving at a venue is simple – to ensure I give 100% and that every single person has a fantastic night. I enjoy audience interaction and thrive off banter! So far, all of my bookings have ended up as repeat bookings, I intend to make sure that this remains the case by continuing to deliver a top class show, whether the venue is a small, humble place or a palace, you will get the same standard of performance.”

Dayton is NOW available for bookings for your Venue or Special Event



TIMOTHY HUNTER

Timothy Hunter has taken the market by storm singing at corporate events across the UK and performing regularly on various cruise ships like Royal Caribbean, X Celebrity and Carnival. He has given show stopping performances for your rich and famous celebrities like Rio Ferdinand, Ian Wright, James Nesbitt, Olly Murs and many more which only has seen his confidence increase as he wows the audience with his smooth vocal range and ability. 


Timothy has worked his way up the ladder for the past 15 years bringing a smile of joy to everyone he meets, he has performed in front of crowds of over 35,000 people with ease. 


If you want to be entertained, look no further than Timothy Hunter, relive the Magic of Motown  in its true form...


J J GIBSON

He's Young, Fresh & Energetic and would bring excitement to any venue. Specialising in Soul, Rap, Funk & Motown, Jj transports you back in time to those Motown Legendary Days of the Temptations, Four Tops, O'Jays, Jackie Wilson, Luther Vandross, the Drifters and many more...
His show encompasses the true magic of the Sixties/Soul Motown Era and with excellent high energy choreography, this sly, slick, wicked artiste can ease his way through an impressive selection of music with faultless precision. 
His floor show is a great attraction for all types of venues and never fails to please the most discerning of music lovers. 

LEO B

Leo was brought up in South West London surrounded by an eclectic mix of music including Classical, Gospel, Funk, Pop & more. Having a strong musical influence from such greats as James Brown, Michael Jackson and Al Green, his performance undoubtedly radiates with a passionate conviction. Leo has performed at several corporate functions, exclusive private events and for many internationally famed celebrities. Accomplished as both a lead and backing vocalist, Leo has also been nicknamed "The Pocket Rocket" because of his energetic dance choreography and fun personality.

STEVE SIMONE


Soul and Motown Singer Steve Simone is a highly professional and talented singer who captivates his audience with his heartfelt singing, stage presence and powerful yet soothing style. In his show Steve Simone pays tribute to the male greats of the Soul & Motown era.


An audience can expect to be captivated, amused, inspired and thoroughly entertained as this Motown artist wows audiences with his live performances. Steve has amazing stage presence; he will take you down memory lane with his renditions of the greats of Motown.


ROY CARTER


Everyone remembers Boogie Nights by Heatwave – a massive hit in 1977 (No.2 on both sides of the Atlantic) and given a new lease of life by the film of the same name 20 years later. If you want your event to rock to the sounds of that classic track – and so much more – you need to book the incredible solo artist Roy Carter, the original rhythm guitarist on the song.

Over a period of four years, Heatwave took the charts by storm with such dance favourites as Too Hot To Handle/Slip Your Disc To This, Gangsters Of The Groove, The Groove Line, Always And Forever and Mind Blowing Decisions.

The superb mix of disco, funk and R&B that was Heatwave was created by Barry Blue, who had had huge hits in his own right with Dancing on a Saturday Night and Do You Wanna Dance.

An extremely talented musician, songwriter and producer, solo artist Roy Carter also played on the Heatwave hits Ain’t No Half Steppin’ and Super Soul Sister.

Before that, he was a member of The Foundations and The Drifters and he produced the number three UK hit See The Day for D C Lee. Roy has also run a TV music production company that worked closely with Barry Manilow, Cher, Stevie Wonder and many other top artists.


NICK JAMES

is an aspiring UK male singer/songwriter with an original Motown and eclectic sound that embraces a wide variety of music genres including Soul, Motown, Blues, Jazz, RnB and Modern Pop.

He has played many events locally including Leicester Caribbean Carnival, Northampton Carnival, Help for heroes along with Wedding Functions and also Pun Nights and Parties. He is also on Currently going for The Voice 2016 and also Birmingham Open Mic 2016 were he is still in the competition. He is also currently apart of the four piece band Bescot Bay who compliment his vocal style and accompany his Motown, Soul and Jazz Sets.

Nick James has been commended by his fans for his versatile sound, high energy live performances, and commitment to recording quality music that inspires and excites. He has received great appreciation from organisations and local authorities for his work around the local areas.


Derek Green

is a British vocalist, songwriter and an accomplished studio session vocalist who has also over the years, toured the world as a background vocalist for influential and prominent British and International artists, crossing the many genres within the musical landscape.

STUDIO CREDITS:

His credits as a studio session vocalist can be found on the recordings of Paulo Nutini, Will Young, Stevie Wonder, Pet Shop Boys, Rick Astley, Brian Eno, ABC, Robbie Williams, Nightwish, Culture Club, Mario Biondi, George Ezra, Des’ree, Pete Townsend, Julian Cope (ex The Teardrop Explodes)Alison Moyet, Status Quo, Just Jack, Jools Holland, Swing Out Sister, The Beloved, Soup Dragons, The Answer, Morcheeba, Squeeze, Deniece Williams, Force MDs, Eternal, Sarah Brightman, Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Jason Donovan, Crystal Waters, Jane McDonaldQuarterflash, Black, Mark Morrison, Paul Young, David Sylvian (ex-Japan), Beggar & Co, Shiro Sagisu, Junior Giscombe, Yazz, The Beatmasters, Holly Johnson (ex-FGTH), Alison Limerick, Clive Griffin, Dina Carroll, Beth Orton, Hotei, Lesley Garrett, Gina G, Paul Rutherford (ex-FGTH), Dannii Minogue, Elkie Brooks, Cerrone, World Party, Style Council & The Orb.

TOURS:

Derek has toured the U.K. and the world as a background vocalist for Artful Dodger(2000), Sir Cliff Richard (2011), Climie Fisher (1988), Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) (2011), Boy George(1987-89), Jason Donavan (1992)Paul Young (1990-96), Swing Out Sister (1990, 1994-97 2005), Morcheeba (2000), Robbie Williams (2006), World Party (2012), Amy Winehouse (2007), Peter Andre (1997), Pet Shop Boys (1991)Steve Arrington (2017)Thomas Helmig (Denmark) (1997-2002)Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo (2011), Freda Payne (2011), Jaki Graham (2011)James Ingram (2011) & Percy Sledge (2011).

MAJOR EVENTS:

Performed with Stevie Wonder at the FREE NELSON MANDELA CONCERT at Wembley Stadium (1988)

LIEBER & STOLLER TRIBUTE NIGHT (2001) Performing with David Gilmour, Ben E. King, Paul Carrack, Chris Rea, etc., in London.

Performed with Robbie Williams at the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS (2005) in Lisbon, Portugal.

Performed with Ray Davies at the BBC ELECTRIC PROMS (2007) at the Roundhouse.

Performed as a background vocalist for artists including Robin Gibb, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Cilmi, Ronan Keating & Stephen Gateley, Bryn Christopher at the BBC ELECTRIC PROMS (2008) at the Roundhouse performing the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack live with Ann Dudley (musical director) conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Background vocalist for Mika at the iTunes MUSIC FESTIVAL (2009)

Performed as a background vocalist at THE BRITS for Robbie Williams (2011)

Background vocalist for Spandau Ballet at their SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD film documentary (2014) U.K.premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, which was followed by a live performance by the band, simulcast in cinemas across Britain and Ireland.

Performed as a background vocalist for James Bay at THE BRITS (2015)

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Derek has also featured as a background vocalist in live performances on numerous British and international TV shows including Top Of The Pops, Jonathan Ross Show, Later with Jools Holland, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (US), The X-Factor, The Wogan Show,Taratata (France), The Graham Norton Show, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (Chris Evans), TFI Friday, Paul O’Grady Show & Pebble Mill At One, for many artists including East 17, Paul Young, Mika, Boy George, Robbie Williams, Supergrass, Spandau Ballet, Artful Dodger, Michelle Gayle, EternalGeorge Michael, Morcheeba & Pet Shop Boys.

FILM SOUNDTRACKS: 

Performed as a lead and background vocalist for film soundtracks including City Of Angels, Beyond The Sea, Walking On Sunshine, Love Actually, Finding Your Feet, Evita, Nutcracker, Keith Lemon/The Film, A Wing And A Prayer & Enchanted Kingdom

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS:

Performed as a lead and background vocalists for advert campaigns forAmerican Express (AMEX), Heineken, Honda Civic, Santander, Ford of Europe AG, Sanotogen, Capital One (Credit Card), Cherry Casino & Take A Break (Magazine). 

THEATRE:

THRILLER LIVE Pre-recorded background vocals on all song titles used throughout the theatre productions.


FEMALE ARTISTES

HALEY RIA CHRISTIAN

For the last decade award nominee Hayley-Ria has toured the world performing her soulfully inspired live show; her personality and passion have been wowing audiences time after time.

Hayley is an accomplished musical theatre performer (receiving Honours in a Musical Theatre Diploma from The North Cheshire Theatre School) most recently seen playing the lead role in Sister Act (for which she received a NODA nomination) as well as being invited to privately audition for Berry Gordy - the founder of Motown 

As well as being a superb vocalist, Hayley plays piano, saxophone & is also a songwriter. All these aspects give her the versatility to perform her shows which include Singing From The Soul-Soul, Motown & Northern Soul hits, her 80s Funk & Soul Show, her celebration of Whitney Houston & a full Divas Spectacular show with live band.

ANNETTE C

is a professional singer and songwriter based in Staffordshire. Her love for music was from a very young age in which she would spend time listening to the classics of Soul and Motown. Her musical influences are Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and many more.  Her Soul and Motown show called 'Groovy Town' covers the eras of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The show also covers a range of phenomenal classics by artists such as Diana Ross, Martha Reeves and the Vandella's, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross and many more!  Miss Cs stage appearance of afro & flares takes the audience back in time for the first half of the show. She certainly likes to glam up the show for the second part #of the evening.  Her soul and passion shines through when on stage. She has a great presence and loves to show the audience a great time.

SONG LIST

Jackson 5 medley, Diana Ross - Ain't no mountain, Lost in music - Sister Sledge, We are Family- Sister Sledge, 

Tina Turner - Proud Mary, Rose Royce - Wishing on a star, You to me are everything - The Real Thing,    

Supremes medley, Dancing in the street- Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie - All night long,  Etta james- At last

Heaven must sent you - The Elgins, Jimmy mack - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Gloria Gaynor - I will survive,

Dan Hartman - Relight my fire, Luther Vandross - Never too much, Average White Band - Lets go round again,  Whitney-I'm every woman, Donna Summer-She works hard for the money,  Whitney- I wanna dance with somebody

Everlyn Champagne King - Love come down, Shalimar - I can make you feel good, Randy crawford - Street life, 
Shalimar-Night to remember, Chaka khan-Ain't nobody, Dina Carroll-Ain't no man, Cher- Shoop shoop in his kiss, Sybil - The love I lost, Lisa Stansfield - All around the world

(A Selection of the Above Songs can be performed)


TAMEKA JACKSON

Tameka got her first taste of performing at a very young age. She began singing in school. One of her first memorable experiences is when she was chosen out of all her classmates (and other children in the surrounding schools) to sing for the Queen on her visit to Preston during her Silver Jubilee tour. The queen was delighted when little Tameka got up and sang "Green Sleeves" for her. She stood proud on the red carpet in the arena facing the queens box. She sang her little heart out. After the performance Tameka got to meet the Queen backstage. As Tameka curtsied the Queen warmly smiled and bent down to shake her hand. "My what an adorable girl you are. You have such a pretty voice. What do you want to be when you get older?". Tameka couldn't remember what she replied to her but she was sure it had something to do with being a singer.

Not to long after that Tameka started singing in a gospel choir at a local church. She remembers that time very vividly. It was a very happy time. She loved singing such uplifting music. Tameka always looks back at that time very fondly.

Tameka lived for a while with her mum in the states. They returned back when she was in her mid-teens. As a young adult,  she started up with a rock band. She travelled all over the country. Her and her band mates had stuck together for around 5 years (it was unheard of for many bands to maintain a good working relationship). She loved performing this style of music at the time and wearing outrageous costumes (sometimes not leaving much to the imagination).

Tameka began venturing out on her own to pursue a solo career. At her 2nd gig (on her own), she was approached by a researcher for a new program called "Stars In Their Eyes". He asked if she would ever consider impersonating Janet Jackson. She contemplated this for a bit but eventually thought "What the heck" and went for it. She passed all three auditions and was asked to participate in one of the shows (then hosted by Leslie Crowther). This wasn't her last Janet performance. She went on from there to be a tribute act to Janet, which earned her the title of the "official number one tribute" for ten years. She travelled all over Europe and other parts of the world. The highlight of her time as Janet was when she was hand picked by Janet (who had seen a video of Tameka) to represent her and Pepsi in Germany. Tameka travelled to Germany and was treated like a celebrity. She worked with Janet's dancers and friends. She took kindly to this lifestyle. This was a good experience for her and it's something she'll never forget. Even to this day she still is asked to perform as Janet, but she kindly refuses as she hung up her "velvet rope" at the height of Janet's career. It was time to say "Alright", enough now. Bigger and better things were just around the corner for her.


DEREK GREEN

is a British vocalist, songwriter and an accomplished studio session vocalist who has also over the years, toured the world as a background vocalist for influential and prominent British and International artists, crossing the many genres within the musical landscape.

STUDIO CREDITS:

His credits as a studio session vocalist can be found on the recordings of Paulo Nutini, Will Young, Stevie Wonder, Pet Shop Boys, Rick Astley, Brian Eno, ABC, Robbie Williams, Nightwish, Culture Club, Mario Biondi, George Ezra, Des’ree, Pete Townsend, Julian Cope (ex The Teardrop Explodes), Alison Moyet, Status Quo, Just Jack, Jools Holland, Swing Out Sister, The Beloved, Soup Dragons, The Answer, Morcheeba, Squeeze, Deniece Williams, Force MDs, Eternal, Sarah Brightman, Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Jason Donovan, Crystal Waters, Jane McDonald, Quarterflash, Black, Mark Morrison, Paul Young, David Sylvian (ex-Japan), Beggar & Co, Shiro Sagisu, Junior Giscombe, Yazz, The Beatmasters, Holly Johnson (ex-FGTH), Alison Limerick, Clive Griffin, Dina Carroll, Beth Orton, Hotei, Lesley Garrett, Gina G, Paul Rutherford (ex-FGTH), Dannii Minogue, Elkie Brooks, Cerrone, World Party, Style Council & The Orb.

TOURS:

Derek has toured the U.K. and the world as a background vocalist for Artful Dodger(2000), Sir Cliff Richard (2011), Climie Fisher (1988), Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) (2011), Boy George(1987-89), Jason Donavan (1992), Paul Young (1990-96), Swing Out Sister (1990, 1994-97 2005), Morcheeba (2000), Robbie Williams (2006), World Party (2012), Amy Winehouse (2007), Peter Andre (1997), Pet Shop Boys (1991), Steve Arrington (2017), Thomas Helmig (Denmark) (1997-2002), Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo (2011), Freda Payne (2011), Jaki Graham (2011), James Ingram (2011) & Percy Sledge (2011).

MAJOR EVENTS:

Performed with Stevie Wonder at the FREE NELSON MANDELA CONCERT at Wembley Stadium (1988)

LIEBER & STOLLER TRIBUTE NIGHT (2001) Performing with David Gilmour, Ben E. King, Paul Carrack, Chris Rea, etc., in London.

Performed with Robbie Williams at the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS (2005) in Lisbon, Portugal.

Performed with Ray Davies at the BBC ELECTRIC PROMS (2007) at the Roundhouse.

Performed as a background vocalist for artists including Robin Gibb, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Cilmi, Ronan Keating & Stephen Gateley, Bryn Christopher at the BBC ELECTRIC PROMS (2008) at the Roundhouse performing the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack live with Ann Dudley (musical director) conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Background vocalist for Mika at the iTunes MUSIC FESTIVAL (2009)

Performed as a background vocalist at THE BRITS for Robbie Williams (2011)

Background vocalist for Spandau Ballet at their SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD film documentary (2014) U.K.premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, which was followed by a live performance by the band, simulcast in cinemas across Britain and Ireland.

Performed as a background vocalist for James Bay at THE BRITS (2015)

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Derek has also featured as a background vocalist in live performances on numerous British and international TV shows including Top Of The Pops, Jonathan Ross Show, Later with Jools Holland, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (US), The X-Factor, The Wogan Show,Taratata (France), The Graham Norton Show, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (Chris Evans), TFI Friday, Paul O’Grady Show & Pebble Mill At One, for many artists including East 17, Paul Young, Mika, Boy George, Robbie Williams, Supergrass, Spandau Ballet, Artful Dodger, Michelle Gayle, EternalGeorge Michael, Morcheeba & Pet Shop Boys.

FILM SOUNDTRACKS: 

Performed as a lead and background vocalist for film soundtracks including City Of Angels, Beyond The Sea, Walking On Sunshine, Love Actually, Finding Your Feet, Evita, Nutcracker, Keith Lemon/The Film, A Wing And A Prayer & Enchanted Kingdom

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS:

Performed as a lead and background vocalists for advert campaigns forAmerican Express (AMEX), Heineken, Honda Civic, Santander, Ford of Europe AG, Sanotogen, Capital One (Credit Card), Cherry Casino & Take A Break (Magazine). 

THEATRE:

THRILLER LIVE Pre-recorded background vocals on all song titles used throughout the theatre productions.