Soul Purpose

R&B, Soul, Blues, Motown, Swing, New Orleans Funk, and Jazz in the Hudson Valley

What Our Fans Say

My wife and I and the two other couples we were with really enjoyed your performance last night at Unison. What an incredible and diversified mix of music you all performed. Thanks for making our New Years Eve super special. Looking forward to seeing you perform again soon.

                                                                           - Alan Rothman, January 2017

You guys were amazing!! I've never seen the dance crowd last that long. Perfect musical choices and amazing execution. I'm going to try to catch a show where I can just be an audience member. Thanks for adding so much to our event. We would definitely have you back.

                                                                                                                — Debra, October 2016

 

Recently, I had the gift of hearing, dancing and thoroughly enjoying Soul Purpose at Unison! So much fun!!!

We are so glad Soul Purpose will be playing your wonderful music at our Wedding Celebration!

                                                                                                        - Claire Frank,  January 2016

 

“It was a wonderful party thanks to your great band. What a gift it was to dance to the music of such a fantastic band in our own backyard (even though we were on a hill!) Everyone had the greatest time! Please send thanks to all the members of the band... Look forward to seeing you at Unframed Gallery and elsewhere!”

— Ellen and Gene, June 2015

“On a cool late summer evening people gathered for the final summer concert organized by the Pine Bush Area Arts Council. And a fine show it was as the band Soul Purpose dug into the truly classic pop soul music of the 60's and 70's... You have only to hear the first chords of Martha and the Vandella's 1964 hit, "Dancin' in the Street" and your own feet begin to move and your hips to sway. For quite some time the gazebo could have been any great dance club of the mid-sixties, shaking to hits from Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." But then summer, and the night, came to a close.”

— Shawangunk Journal, September 2013

“There are few bands with the musical chops, the vocals and harmonies and the pure fun of Soul Purpose. Perfect for parties and clubs - AND the band that turns heads and draws dancers at outdoor events. Consumate pros to work with ... and a lot of fun on stage. Soul Purpose will get you moving. They're the best.”

— Don Kerr, Entertainment Director, New Paltz, NY

“I have never been to a party where everyone, (and I mean everyone!) was up and dancing!”

— Listener

“Our only hope is that we can come up with another excuse/party/reason to hire your band again, so we can have another wonderful dance party!”

— Customer

“The brass instruments add a more full and authentic sound.”

— Listener

“The mix of music the band played was absolutely perfect.”

— Listener

“Dance your heart out with Soul Purpose, a smokin' band whose joyous renditions of R&B, swing, and rock & roll will lift your heart. ...absolutely love what they do, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion.”

— The Huguenot Herald