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Soul Weekender

Butlins, Minehead
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Calling all Soul brothers and soul sisters - Join Butlins Minehead for Soul Weekender, a break showcasing some of the biggest artists and smoothest sounds of Soul.

This is your chance to see some amazing live performances from original artists of real pedigree and history, along with some brilliant tribute acts, all in the company of like-minded fans. And with plenty of fun activities taking place throughout the day, all included in the price, we can't think of a better way to spend the weekend.

Featuring

Tavares

Tavares appearing at this event

Tavares are sure to have the crowd on their feet from the opening bars of their '70s hits such as Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel, Don't Take Away The Music, Whodunnit, It Only Takes A Minute Girl and, from Saturday Night Fever, More Than A Woman.

See Tavares tour dates

Jimmy James and The Vagabonds

Jimmy James and The Vagabonds appearing at this event

During the mid to late '60s, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds were one of the most popular soul acts on the live circuit, only rivalled by labelmates Geno Washington & His Ram Jam Band. Jimmy’s recording of Neil Diamond's ‘Red, Red Wine’ in 1969, taken from the Vagabonds’ second album ‘Open up your Soul’, gave them their first commercial hit record. He continues to play to full houses on the cabaret circuit across England and has appeared with artistes such as The Drifters, The Four Tops and the late Edwin Starr.

See Jimmy James and The Vagabonds tour dates

The Real Thing

The Real Thing appearing at this event

The UK's own disco pioneers The Real Thing still whip up the crowds from the minute they hit the stage. Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo, his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band. Return to the glory days of dance music with the real music legends in a soulsational evening of non-stop, live dancefloor anthems including You to Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. Backed by their critically acclaimed band, one of The Real Thing's original frontmen, Chris Amoo plus Dave Smith, revive the sensational 70s and 80s, performing all of the UK's most successful soul group's formidable repertoire. Rainin' Through the Sunshine, So Much Love to Give and Love's Such a Wonderful Thing give way to the classic Children of the Ghetto famously covered by Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. Also featuring a specially composed tribute to the biggest dance hits of their era, including Ladies Night, Ain't No Stopping us Now and Celebration, prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time! " ... these guys are pure class, and really hold up their songs vocally, even after all these years" - Clair Woodward, Sunday Express

See 10 tour dates featuring The Real Thing

The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr

The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr appearing at this event

The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8 piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist.

See 8 tour dates featuring The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis appearing at this event

Ray was originally with The Drifters spanning the period 1980-1988, and now recreates that great sound of Motown for which he was famously known for. Tap your toe, sit and sway or dance the night away to your favourite Drifters hits including ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row’.

See 2 tour dates featuring Ray Lewis

Clem Curtis & The Foundations

Clem Curtis & The Foundations appearing at this event

The first British multi-racial band who had a string of hits in the '60s. Born on the tropical island of Trinidad in 1940, Clem Curtis first came to Britain at the age of 15. The Foundations are best known for their two biggest hits, 'Baby, Now That I’ve Found You' and of course 'Build Me Up Buttercup', both topping the charts.

See Clem Curtis & The Foundations tour dates

Also Appearing

Tribute To Kool And The Gang, Tribute To UB40, Tribute To Whitney Houston, Tribute To The Stylistics, Tribute To Bruno Mars

Butlins

  • Minehead
  • TA24 5SH
Website:
bigweekends.com
Enquiries:
0870 242 0870