GRAND AVENUE SOUL

Oakland Eat RealWanna hear the classic soul music performed live the way it should be?  Check out the band GRAND AVENUE SOUL!  Performing in the Bay Area since 2013, GRAND AVENUE SOUL always delivers a good time filled with songs you know and songs you should know!  Check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grandavenuesoul

GRAND AVENUE SOUL was started in Oakland in 2013 by drummer Mike Bond. Originally meant to just be a vehicle to entertain audiences and expose them some lesser known Soul B-sides, the band has recently started to mixing a few originals into their funky set of Soul classics!  As band leader Mike Bond says “At a Grand Avenue Soul concert you’ll hear songs you know and songs you NEED TO KNOW!”

The band draws heavily from the catalogs of Motwon, Stax, and Atlantic Records. In addition to well know Soul gems the group also incorporates B-sides and lesser know “album cuts” from the 1960’s and 70’s to keep things fresh. When the band does cover a well know classic they put their own spin on a song to make it unique (but still recognizable) to avoid being just another “cover band”.

In 2014 the band entertained hundreds of listeners as they closed out the Friday night portion of Oakland’s annual EAT REAL FESTIVAL. The show was such a success that they have gone on to perform at the festival each year since!  2015 finds the band back at it, for their April show at the Legionnaire in Oakland the band squeezed 134 people into the small club on telegraph ave. Now with the inclusion of some original tunes the band has taken things to another level. Look for some recordings in the near future. Until then, come out to a show and experience some seriously great music from Oakland’s own GRAND AVENUE SOUL!

*TO BOOK GRAND AVENUE SOUL USE THE CONTACT PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE BAND AND THEIR MANAGEMENT.

Performing with Blues legend Ms. Tia Carrol in San Francisco

 

 

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