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Sarah Collins and Keep the Faith

Music

Overview

  • Northern Soul band
  • Excellent repertoire of classics from acts such as The Elgins, The Tams, Dobie Gray and Billy Ocean
  • Perform as a nine piece act with three piece brass section
  • Background dinner music available as a smaller line up

Location

The band are based in North Yorkshire but are happy to travel anywhere provided travel expenses and accommodation (if required) are included in the fee.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 hour-long sets with 15-30 minute break

About this Act

Sarah Collins is well-known on today's Northern Soul scene, appearing at many UK and European events. She built her reputation singing Northern Soul covers on her YouTube Channel which has had well over two million views.

She's now put together a 9-piece band called Keep the Faith of highly-experienced musicians to create a live Northern Soul experience. The backing band play authentic arrangements of original Northern Soul and some Ska and Motown songs, which Sarah fronts with a dynamic on-stage presence.

For functions and weddings, a smaller part of the band is able to provide background dinner music if required.

Testimonial

"I just love the Northern Soul sound that you have. Love you guys! ... A pure joy to listen to Sarah's voice. You're awesome! ... A brilliant band with a great sound ... Fantastic vocals and a great band plus the ability to have the place bouncing from the first song to the last."

 

Set List

25 Miles - Edwin Starr
A Lovers' Concerto - The Toys)
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
Cool Jerk - The Capitols
Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
I’m Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn
I'm On My Way - Dean Parrish
Lip Up Fatty - Bad Manners
Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe
Monkey Man - The Specials
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
My Man Is A Sweet Man - Millie Small
Needle in a Haystack - The Velvelettes
Open The Door To Your Heart - Darrell Banks
Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray
Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean
Shoorah Shoorah - Betty Wright
Soul Time - Shirley Ellis
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
The Night - Frankie Valli
There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
The Snake - Al Wilson
Turning My Heartbeat Up - The MVPs
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
When You’re Young And In Love - The Marvelettes
You Didn't Say A Word - Yvonne Baker
You've Been Gone Too Long - Ann Sexton
NSTRUMENTALS
Amen Brother - The Bamboos
Hawaii 5-0 - own arrangement

Lineup

  • 9 piece band consisting of female lead vocals, female backing singer, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, tenor/baritone sax, trumpet and trombone/harmonica.

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