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Drawing musical inspiration from the legendary Rhythm and Blues artists of the 50äó»s, 60äó»s and 70äó»s, Soul Kitchen lays down a groove that sets your feet in motion. With a commitment to the R&B sound, the band employs a four horn section, full rhythm section and male and female vocalists. This instrumentation provides authenticity of sound and enables the band to perform works popularized by male and female artists of the genre from Aretha Franklin and Etta James to Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Whether you grew up with the music or are new to it, youäó»re certain to find it infectious.
The band is led by arranger/trumpeter Rick Hammett (recorded artist for Warner Brothers, Concord jazz Records, RCA and Electra, 1st trumpet for Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, the Boston Pops and others, musical contractor for the Colonial Theater, Bostonäó»s Opera House and the Wilbur Theater) and features vocalist/keyboardist Joe Bargar (who has toured with Otis Rush and recorded with Diana Ross) and the vocal sounds of former Atlantic recording artist April Hall. The musicians in Soul Kitchen are some of the finest musical talent to be found in the Boston area.
One listen to Soul Kitchen will tell you that this is a band with a groove. If your entertainment needs demand a top quality dance band playing music everyone loves, you need to consider Soul Kitchen