With chart-topping hits like “Keep On Movin'” and “Back To Life,” Soul II Soul became household names, solidifying their iconic status. Evolving from a sound system DJ collective into a remarkable 25-piece band, they have captivated audiences across the globe and this autumn, will be playing a small run of UK shows as part of their ‘FEEL FREE’ tour.
Soul II Soul, the iconic band that emerged from the vibrant UK soundsystem culture, epitomises determination, resourcefulness, and an unwavering passion for music. Their journey began in the multicultural melting pot of London, where people from diverse backgrounds grew up together and celebrated their shared experiences and influences. It was in the mid-1980s, against the backdrop of the underground warehouse scene, that Soul II Soul’s creative expression truly flourished.
With their innovative sound system, they transformed ordinary house parties into extraordinary and immersive experiences through unconventional speakers, pyrotechnics, banners, and strobes. The unique Funki Dred style they embraced attracted a devoted following of music enthusiasts, spreading their fame far and wide.
The release of the seminal album “Club Classics Volume 1.” was a pivotal moment catapulting Soul II Soul to worldwide success, unleashing their creativity and distinctly British sound that transcended boundaries with its fresh, infectious and soulful embrace.
Selling over 10 million albums in more than 35 territories. Jazzie B’s versatile production contributions graced over 35 million albums across 100 territories through collaborations with James Brown, Sinead O’Connor, Nas, and Destiny’s Child. They commanded stages in over 20 countries, receiving numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, and honours from the NAACP. Their timeless music remains relevant, featured in high-profile advertisements, and covered by renowned artists like Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and Sean Kingston.
As Soul II Soul celebrates their remarkable journey, their unwavering dedication, innovative spirit, and consistent artistic output inspire future generations. They remain a formidable force in the music industry, touring globally, including a recent sold-out tour in Australia. Soul II Soul’s enduring influence leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of their fans, resonating with listeners from a new generation and shaping the ever-evolving music landscape.
AUTUMN 2023 ‘FEEL FREE’ TOUR
14th October Coventry, HMV Empire
15th October Dartford, Orchard Theatre
3rd November Leicester, De Montfort Hall
4th November Swindon, MECA
10th November Stockport, The Plaza
23rd November Bath, Forum
24th November Sheffield, City Hall
25th November Stockton-on-Tees, Globe