Take the Soul of the man and sprinkle with a touch of Blues, add a touch of Gospel seasoned with R&B and serve with one of the tightest bands in town. This is the recipe that goes to make up ‘Reuben Richards & The Soul Train’, Which is no less than what his many fans has come to know and expect when they go to see the Soul Man live.
The Caribbean is where Reuben was born, on the beautiful Island of St. Vincent and although he left when he was just a child, he still calls upon his Caribbean roots when the time and songs are right. Reuben was educated and spent those all-important formative years in the UK. as a musical sponge, Reuben absorbed what he heard on the radio and in the clubs, especially if it was released on Stax Atlantic or Motown. Early influences included Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklyn and later other artistes made their mark including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Al Green, Stevie Winwood and Van Morrison.
The legendary disc jockey Emperor Rosco, who knew Otis well, said that Reuben’s covers of Otis’s songs such as, Hard To Handle and Try A Little Tenderness, were ”as good as it gets”.
”…imaginative arrangements, amazing frontman/vocalist and a band so tight, it pinches. ”Reuben Richards…,”what can I say? This guy has got it there’s no doubt about it, even the most cursory listen will convince”. ”Definitely a name to watch for.” Norman Darwin, Blues in Britain.
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Live music from 9pm.