Memphis Soul is a classy, high energy 8 piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin. Memphis Soul features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists. Our style displays the rich musical legacy of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, mixed with current popular classic soul and R&B styles. Memphis Soul also performs a variety of other popular standards from Frank Sinatra to Motown to current dance music.
Memphis Soul was started in 2004 and has been actively performing since. What started out solely as a wedding band, has become so much more. We still love to play wedding and corporate events, but now we are being sought after for concerts and festivals as well. We have opened for and performed with artists such as Mary Wilson from the Surpremes, Sister Sledge, members of Earth Wind and Fire, Morris Day and the Time, and Dazz Band. As Dallas' top Motown band, Memphis Soul has also headlined festivals such as the Shreveport Mudbug Festival, Martin Luther King Celebration at the Ft. Worth Rodeo, Laughs by the Lake for the City of Irving, Dallas Arboretum's Cool Thursday Concert Series, and many more.
Very talented, experienced and highly educated band members are our major asset.
Our male lead singer, Rick James has performed for President Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush and performed with artists such as Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Marvin and Vickie Winans.
Our instrumentalists are graduates of the famed University of North Texas music program and have been members of the Grammy nominated One O'clock Lab Band.
Memphis Soul is guaranteed to bring life to the stage, no matter what type of event we are doing. We know how to manage your party successfully and are here to help you make your event run as smoothly as possible. While our clients often have little to no experience hiring bands, when they hire us, they never have to worry. That is why we have an extensive list of recommendation letters from previous clients.
We pride ourselves on bringing quality, professional music to make your event memorable.
Full satisfaction of our clients is our goal. Let us collaborate with you!