Soul Kinda Wonderful
Richie Sampson & 'Soul Kinda Wonderful'…. Celebrates the music and songs of the legendary Ben E King and the iconic group: The Drifters plus many, many more soul and Motown classics. In fact the group takes it’s name from the Classic hit ‘Some kind of wonderful’.
This fabulous group formed over two decades ago relights the magic of that splendid era breathing new life into those fabulous songs such as: Saturday night at the movies ; Under the Boardwalk ; Spanish Harlem ; My girl ; You’re more than a number in my little red book ; Stand by me ; Up on the roof ; save the last dance for me ; Kissing in the back row of the movies ; Like sister and brother ; come on over to my place ; I can't help myself; You to me are everything; Heard it through the grapevine… plus many ,many more great Soul and Motown Classics.
Richie Sampson has performed with former longstanding members of the legendary Drifters such as RayLewis, Billy Lewis, Roy G Hemmings and others. He was also Frontman for the first British multicultural soul group ‘The Foundations’ (million selling hit "Build me up buttercup").
The current line-up of ‘Soul Kinda Wonderful’ includes Paul Anthony and Roy Bailey who were apart of the original Ray Lewis group back in the late nineties who toured worldwide. The group is joined by Victor Alexander who performed for Soul Giant Johnny Johnson and The Vagabonds and for the irrepressible Mark Morrison who penned the number 1 worldwide hit ‘Return of the Mack’
Richie Sampson & Soul Kinda Wonderful are music award winners: They were voted the Official No1tribute to The Drifters in 2013 at the NTA Awards held by the Agent’s Association of Great Britain...who selected them on the basis that.. “their performance and star quality is the nearest to the real thing we have seen".
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Good afternoon I would just like to let you know what a wonderful evening we had last Friday night when Richie came and performed at our Motown Night. His voice is superb and what a wonderful, warm personality he has – everyone had such a brilliant time. Please pass on our very sincere thanks for such a fun evening – everyone danced (and sang) all night. Kind regards Carolynn Carolynn Callan Good afternoon I would just like to let you know what a wonderful evening we had last Friday night when Richie came and performed at our Motown Night. His voice is superb and what a wonderful, warm personality he has – everyone had such a brilliant time. Please pass on our very sincere thanks for such a fun evening – everyone danced (and sang) all night.
Carolynn Carolynn Callan
Functions Manager/Assistant Manager Maidenhead Golf Club
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