The Sensational Soul Band

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                BAND BIOGS



Chris Kamara Soul has music in his soul. He started to perform at the age of 14, learning to play the drums also. An accomplished drummer and vocalist, Chris became a full time musician at the age of 16. Worked throughout the 70s and 80s meeting such musicians as Elton John & David Bowie & The Spiders from Mars. Worked with and backed many household names and stars. Influences are most soul & blues stars, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave, James Brown, Etc.. Chris is also a big fan of Rod Stewart & The Faces, Currently singing with The Sensational Soul Band and concentrating on Songwriting, Managing up & coming artists, recording, producing and doing studio session work. Chris also has a long time association with Mick Vaughan of the pop group Paper Lace (Billy Dont Be A Hero) Number 1 chart hit & Number 1 in the USA (The Night Chicago Died). who he works with on a regular basis producing and recording. Recently described as The Prince of Soul, This Powerhouse vocalist is a great frontman too. 

SIMON COLE - (LEAD/RHYTHM GUITAR) - Simon got his first guitar at the age of 14 and has gigged & recorded in a wide variety of bands in most genres. Simon was introduced to the Sensational Soul Band by another band member who spoke very highly of his excellent guitar playing. Chris Kamara told Simon on his first gig with the band that " he has raised the bar for us all " after hearing Simon play. Simon says " Im loving playing with the guys In The Sensational Soul Band, They are great musicians & a lot of fun to be around ! "  Every gig is a party with those guys. 





Martin has played drums and percussion for quite a few years now, playing in all sorts of bands over the years.  He has a particular love of the Soul & Tamla sounds and sees his role in the band as the driving force that delivers the pulse to generate the whole 'Sensational Soul Bands' sensational authentic Soul & Motown sound. Martin plays in another excellent local soul band also fom whom we mix & match players occasionally. A sensational drummer all round who is the driving force of the Sensational Soul Band & a really nice genuine fella too. 

KEITH BANFIELD - KEYBOARDS Keith a music teacher, has been playing organ piano and keyboards for over 40yrs and started gigging at age 17 playing with lots of different style band's from jazz to rock working all over the country at clubs pubs, holiday parks etc... supporting such bands as Heatwave, shalama, Odyssey for Butlins, Haven, Warner's and many more hotel chains. Now enjoying the great soul sounds of Chris Kamara & the Sensational Soul Band.

CHRIS KAMARA (DRUMS/VOCALS) Chris occasionally sings from the drums in his 3 piece band called " THE SOUL PARTY " which is a cut down version of The Sensational Soul Band. Playing drums from the age of 14, Chris prides himself on being what he describes as a proper Soul Drummer providing the proper authentic tempos required for the exact soul grooves on his 70s APK Premier Drum kit. Great drums for a Soul & Motown authentic sound. Enquiries for " The Soul Party " are being taken on the SSB band Line on 07597 580517 or by emailing



Will has been playing in bands since he was 15, playing anything from punk to bluegrass. He plays regularly with function bands and also plays guitar with disco band Fe Fi Fo Funk which gives him the excuse to wear a large wig. Will has also written a book called We're in the Band about his failure to become a famous musician although he has not yet accepted that it will never happen. He uses Musicman basses and any amplifier that works.

One of the nicest guy you could possibly meet. Great Bass Playing. A Pleasure to work with. Deppin for The Sensational Soul Band now & again.

LEAH JADE (BACKING VOCALS & VOCALS)  FOR LARGE WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS - THE SENSATIONAL SOUL BAND - Leah has worked the clubland circuit for the last 2 years learning her craft as an entertainer and the standard of her performance`s show she has learnt well and is a great solo artist in her own right, she is also a great song writer too who not only writes for herself but for other recording artists too.  Leah Jade is featured on the channel 4 documentary Skeg Vegas and was followed by channel 4 on her solo gigs. Leah Jade sings mainly up to date modern such as Beyonce, Rita Ora, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheran etc... she also sings classic Soul & Motown and is a great asset to The Sensational Soul Band, performing authentic backing vocals and numbers in her own right. Also Duetting with Chris Kamara on sensational Soul & Motown songs @ weddings and larger functions & corporate parties.



One for the girlies, Great little sax player, Talented young man.