The band is set, the lights are on and we have begun our night’s diversion. There are as of now a couple of individuals on the floor moving to that extraordinary Bill Withers tune “Exquisite Day” and it influences me to understand that individuals who were experiencing childhood in the sixties are substantially more tuned in to unrecorded music and are accustomed to moving to a live band than the present age. What additionally hits home is the manner by which the age of today, when they motivate the chance to tune in to an incredible soul band playing extraordinary soul music, get made up for lost time by the music we play and react so well to it. It influences me to understand that groups, for example, mine will play soul music for a gathering this way and as we improve the situation more youthful people weddings.The different performers from the band begin to arrive and get their rigging. There is still time for some tea and we arrange it for them while guitars and drums are brought into the lodging. In the blink of an eye the room starts to clear.
The commitment was in West Sussex, a stunning piece of the world, in late June. The climate was impeccable. For a Apollo Soul band music gig you require enhancement and some lighting just as a compact disc player for propping the music and air up for when the band enjoys a reprieve. I grabbed my bass player Andy mid evening, and we drove down together to the sixtieth birthday celebration party. Andy is no more interesting to soul band work. He was melodic executive a couple of years prior to the Flirtations, a sixties Motown soul music band who had three or four hits, thinking back to the nineteen sixties. As common we arrived sooner than required. The gathering we were playing soul music for were all the while eating and would be in any event one more hour. That approved of us as the setting of the gathering was superb. There is no point playing the genuine vivacious soul music tunes too soon on. Over a blend and the rigging sitting outside the capacity room, we chose what arrange the spirit music for the gathering should take.
As the visitors advance toward the bar, go out for a smoke (the youthful ones…they’ll learn) or take the flawless Sussex evening air, the band makes a plunge and sets up the rigging for the gathering. We meet the host who demands depicting, in detail, a gig he went to in the sixties highlighting Stax star Otis Reading who was an ace of the spirit music classification and a legend in soul music. We are destroyed between setting on time and tuning in to somebody relate their recollections of a legend! Being a major fan myself I am ready to describe a couple of recollections of my own of seeing the Blues Brothers soul and blues band with amazing players Booker T, Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn. These folks are soul music legends as well, having played and composed the hit “Green Onions” and having supported Otis Reading and Sam and Dave on huge numbers of their live gigs both in London and America. Steve Cropper was likewise the essayist of “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, “Thump on Wood” and “In the Midnight Hour”, all spirit music tunes we have in our spirit band as influence of our set and tunes we planned playing for the sixtieth birthday celebration party that precise night.