Souped Up Fords
- 3 piece blues and soul band
- Very experienced
- Unusual set not normally covered by other bands
- Saxophone player optional
Prices range from £250 to £1200
The Souped Up Fords are a three/four piece blues and soul outfit hailing from the Dundee and Perth area of Scotland. They personify the blues sounds of the 70s and have been compared to the likes of Dr.Feelgood and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Souped Up Fords are a band driven by the twin melodies of guitar and saxophone held within a framework of driving drums and bass. The band has carved up the Scottish blues scene over the last two years recording their first cd 'Impact' in 2008 and following up with 'Another Ladlefull' in 2009. They played the Dundee Blues Bonanza and the Bell Rock Festival and opened this year's Fifestock festival whose headliner was Mick Jones of the Rolling Stones. Their passion for raw driving blues means they play everything blues influenced from classics such as 'The Thrill Has Gone' to 'Bad to Bone' but also experiment with other styles such as soul and country. Guitarist Chris 'guitarrista' Henry says of his own influences 'I've always felt that sould and blues was something that you felt and you have to be bitten by the bug. Influences are diverse but certainly Rory Gallagher, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and BB King would be in the top ten.
In October 2010 Pete McGlone joined the band. A sax player of extraordinary talent he has added a new dimension to an already feeler gauge tight band. So the newly shaped Soups decided to record their first full album. 'Thieves, Hoors and Comic Singers', has been part recorded recorded in Seagate studios in Dundee and will be released in February 2011. The band will gig material on the CD next year and they have also positioned it on myspace for potential fans. This CD is cover versions of their favourite songs including the electric 991/2 written by Steve Cropper and Zig Zag wanderer by the ever bizarre Captain Beefheart.
Where are they based?
The band are based in and around Dundee but have travelled widely in Scotland playing the highlands and right down to the borders. They have featured a number of times in the summer festivals in Scotland as well as in Edinburgh.
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