Funk Soul Brother
Cover Band available for hire, based in Victoria
A relentless energy funksplosion, the nine-piece collective Funk Soul Brother are Melbourne's hottest 60's & 70's funk and soul revue. Passionately led by Belushi-esque powerhouse Joel Spence, award winning soul-sister Andrea Marr, and the best horn section this side of Calumet City, they boast a vast selection of soul, funk and motown party classics. Playing in clubs, pubs & corporate events, these engaging brothers and sister of soul are guaranteed to funk you up!
Dynamic front man Joel Spence is also a well-known Aussie pub performer, having supported the likes of James Reyne, Jon Stevens and The Angels. Joel's powerful on-stage presence and huge vocals are complemented spectacularly by co-vocalist Andrea Marr. A Chicago recording label artist and 2009 Female Vocalist of the Year (Australian Blues Music Awards), Illinois’ Blues Blast Magazine described Andrea as “truly a first class singer with a dynamic, gospel fuelled voice".
Inspired by the Motown studio band "The Funk Brothers” - who count for more number one hits than Elvis and The Beatles combined, Funk Soul Brother have a strong sense of musical history, and are dedicated to the original energy and intent of each track. With many years of high level music experience between them, they have an attitude to knock the socks off every punter present.
Funk Soul Brother play songs from a variety of the era’s greatest artists, including Wilson Pickett, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Kool And The Gang, Aretha Franklin & many more.
So if you’re looking for an energetic, engaging and feel-good party band, let Funk Soul Brother be your funking remedy of rhythm!