The Sounds of Soul

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Last Show: Saturday 17 th March 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

Kevin Leo leads the The Sounds of Soul for their first time at the Maidstone Music Room for a very special  show, swinging and grooving their way through some classic soul  dance anthems. The band is driven by the powerful engine of drummer Daniel John (Soul II Soul) and bassist Liam Joseph while guitarist Paul Williams (Carleen Anderson) increases the rhythmic momentum. Keyboardist Brian Henry (Omar) adds expressive harmonies and countermelodies to the arrangements. Having spent long hours together both on stage and in the studio the band is an impressively tight unit that seamlessly weaves together the vocabularies of  classic soul anthems. The result is as unique as it is engaging.The  smooth and distinctive soul/jazz specialist Kevin Leo creating the kind of soul-drenched, uplifting sound you won't find being performed by anybody else. Fabulous soul treatments of iconic material. 

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Kevin Leo is a soulful singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach, painter, poet and musician. He has recorded 3 solo albums plus singles and EPs on Quirky Soul Records.
In his early years, Kevin has supported Dionne Warwick, Kool and The Gang, Joe Longthorne and Michael Barrymore. Kevin has a Royal command performance under his belt and is an Op Nox national heat winner. Having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, Kevin Leo is a recognised vocal and performance coach within the industry and has worked with artists such as Parade, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Jay Sean, Chico, Nero, Sugababes, Lemar, Terri Walker, Simon Webbe, Big Brovas, The Darkness, Kele Le Roc, Busted, McFly, The 411, Hard Fi, Another Level, Architects/NaNa, Hil St Soul, David Hasselhoff.
Over the past few years Kevin has been producing music and has worked closely with Imaani on her debut solo Album and is currently working on his 4th album

British guitarist Paul Williams has enjoyed a varied career in the music industry, with over 15 years experience. 
Highlights of the past few years have included performances with Funk/Soul legend Pee Wee Ellis, the critically acclaimed Carleen Anderson, Singer Songwriter Marcella Detroit, and an appearance at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Coronation Festival. Paul is presently excited to be working with rising uk artist Fable, Notable live performances from the past few years include:  UK tours with Pete du Pon, including support for Amy Macdonald, Thea Gilmore, and Sparks, appearances at the Cannes film festival and 'Live from Abbey Road'. UK dates with the James Taylor Quartet. European Promotional Tour with Katrina Leskanich(Katrina And The Waves).

An experienced session keyboard player, musical director, songwriter, arranger and producer, soul musician Brian has toured extensively over the last 15 years across the UK, Europe, Japan, South East Asia and the USA. His career credits include international artists such as Soul II Soul, José Feliciano, Omar, Mark Morrison, Kool and the Gang, Gabrielle, Des’ree, Mica Paris, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Somerville, Lalah Hathaway and Belinda Carlisle, to name just a few. Brian has produced and remixed music for many musicians, including remixes by D’Angelo and Method Man, Chanté Moore and Big Punisher. As a connoisseur of quality music, Brian is constantly pushing the boundaries to raise the level of his overall musicianship.

Kevin Leo (vocals)

Daniel John (drums)  

Liam Joseph (bass) 

Paul Williams (guitar)

Brian Henry (keyboard)