Type of Band: Variety
Number of Musicians: 11
Instruments: Vocals, guitars, saxophones,
trumpet, trombone, keyboards, bass, drums
Music Styles Performed: Rhythm & Blues,
Funk, Pop, 60s-80s Dance music
Performance Attire: Event-appropriate
Other Comments: The Hoo Doo Soul Band,
while primarily a cover band, is renowned for putting their own twist on
standards, and introducing audiences to funky new gems.
The band was started as a side project by several seasoned veterans of
the Columbus music scene, who wanted an outlet for playing Funk and Rhythm & Blues.
In January 1995, they began a weekly Sunday night engagement at Oldfield's
on High. The Hoo Doo Soul Band quickly became “the band to hear,” and
seven years later, things show no sign of slowing down. This exciting group
has opened for many well known national artists, including James Brown
and Ray Charles. They received the Columbus Music Awards’ “Best
Cover Band” award in 1999, and “Best Live Performance” in
about each of the performers displayed and described, was obtained directly
from each performer, and is therefore believed to be accurate.