Berry Gordy started the record label that came to be known as Motown 61 years ago. It’s hard to understate the impact that label and that music had on American culture. Since 1996, the Sounds of Soul has brought to life the stars of Motown and those who followed. The group is known for its choreography, distinct harmonies and flashy, upscale stage personas and with a grueling schedule that averages more than 450 shows a year, they have reminded audiences that great music has no boundaries.
The six artists who make up the Sounds of Soul bring great vocals, slick dance moves and snazzy costumes to an exciting, high-energy show that spotlights Motown classics and just great songs from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White and more. The Tampa-based group has performed at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, The Sun Dome in Tampa and the Registry Hotel in California. They are regularly featured on cruise ships and were the big hit at a “Motown Excursion” sponsored by CBS Radio. They have shared the stage with The O’Jays, Bobby Brown and funnyman Sinbad.
Richard Haerther of the Carrollwood Cultural Association said that the group put on a show that was one of the best his audiences had seen. “It was an amazing show, right down to the choreography. Audience members were dancing in the aisles. The Sounds of Soul Tribute to Motown and Beyond truly defines the Motown Sound and the soul music of the era. Patrons were asking to buy tickets to see them again right after the show and I had to rebook them that night.”
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