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Soul Kinda Wonderful

With excellent stage presence and real star quality, Soul Kinda Wonderful is the UK's Number 1 Drifters Tribute and the perfect choice for your event.


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    With excellent stage presence and real star quality, this group is the perfect choice for your event.

    Soul Kinda Wonderful have won the National Tribute Music Awards three times and are known as the UK’s No.1 Drifters Tribute Band.

    Band leader, Richie Sampson knows how to put on a show. As the frontman in the world-famous band, The Foundations, Richie has toured with legendary groups like The Three Degrees, George McCrae, The Real Thing and The Stylistics. Richie has worked with former members of The Drifters including: Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Roy G Hemmings, Peter Lamar and Butch Leake.

    Soul Kinda Wonderful bring fun and energy to every single show; as the official Number One Music Tribute to the legendary Drifters, they have gained followers globally. This Motown band is highly regarded in the music industry as the best Drifters Tribute in the UK, so if you love Soul and Motown, this group will be a great addition to your event!

    Their celebrity fans include singers, actors and footballers such as:

    • Tom Cruise
    • Sir Alex Ferguson
    • Alan Shearer
    • David Beckham
    • Rio Ferdinand
    • Richard Branson
    • Coleen Nolan

    This Award-Winning group are more than just a Tribute Act as their set list is full of classic Motown hits that will fill the dance-floor, including:

    • Saturday Night at the Movies (The Drifters)
    • Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters)
    • My Girl (The Temptations)
    • Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
    • Save the Last Dance for Me (The Drifters)
    • I Can’t Help Myself (The Four Tops)
    • Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
    • Come on over to My Place (The Drifters)


    Since the 50’s, musicians such as Ben E. King, The Temptations and The Drifters have been part of the musical landscape. Soul Kinda Wonderful brings soul and Motown back to the mainstream with their professional performances. The group resonates the magic of the most well-known hits of the last 70 years, getting people off their seats and onto the dance floor.


    With excellent stage presence and real star quality, Soul Kinda Wonderful have performed all over the world and won various accolades. One such award is the National Music Tribute Award 2017, which they’ve also won in 2013 and 2016.


    “We have just received a report from the team on board Azura Cruise and are very happy to report how well Soul Kinda Wonderful were received. They scored a fantastic 9.12 and have a glowing report from the team relating to their professionalism, the guests’ positive response, great choice of songs and their performance overall. Looking forward to seeing more of them in the future!”

    P&O Cruises – 2018

    “These guys performed at our company dinner dance last night – they were absolutely amazing – can’t praise them enough – gave so much more than we expected – in every way. Brilliant”

    Alison Farrant – London

    “What a brilliant evening at DC Festival. This tribute band were fantastic, really ended the evening on a brilliant note.”

    Devon Cliffs Holiday Resort

    “What a fabulous night, never stopped dancing all night. Totally awesome.”


    “You guys did great tonight.”

    Alan Shearer, Former England Footballer

    “I had a fantastic night listening to those fab Drifters and Motown songs. Well done guys.”

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    “Great show Richie!”

    Freddie from The Three Degrees

    “I was lucky enough to book Soul Kinda Wonderful for my partner’s 50th birthday celebration – they were absolutely awesome! Seriously, we had the most incredible time singing and dancing to the music of Motown. Richie and the group were true professionals throughout – their voices were superb! Thank you for making it a night to remember forever.”

    Diane – Maidenhead

    “I would just like to let you know what a wonderful evening we had last Friday night when Richie came and performed at our Motown Night. His voice is superb and what a wonderful, warm personality he has – everyone had such a brilliant time. Please pass on our sincere thanks for a fun evening. Everyone danced and sang all night!”



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