Meet the Band...
We are a diverse band of professional musicians that have played throughout the world both as individuals and with other performing groups at different times during our carreers.
Soul City has managed to develop contacts throughout Australia and uses some of the best performers from the South-East corner to ensure their shows are of the highest quality. Rarely is there an opportunity in any region to put together a group of such hard-working and enthusiastic, seasoned and professional performers.
Our lead singer has warm soul sounding tones but can deliver a hard rock edge. Brian was one of the first graduates of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 1999 established by Sir Paul McCartney. His performance credits include playing as the support act to Australian Rock Giants INXS on their 1993 ‘Get Out of The House’ tour and singing backing vocals with Michael Bolton on his 1994 tour of the UK. Brian originally hails from Scotland and made Australia his adopted home in 2009.
Guitar / Vocals
Alexie has music in her veins, having come from a family of talented musicians, vocalists and performers. She has performed the lead roles in multiple regional musicals including The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins. Residing on the Sunshine Coast Alexie assists with educating young theatre enthusiasts and coaching performance.
Nick has been with us for since 2018 and has been instrumental in laying down the groves for our favourite Stevie Wonder tunes. Nick has toured with groups in America and now resides in Noosa.
Leon is an energetic performer who started performing at the age of 15 in church in Atherton Far North Queensland. Since moving to Maryborough in 2004 Leon has an incredible ability to incorporate the emotion of the original performances into his own style of playing and has forged a strong reputation as a vibrant, easy going and crowd engaging performer.
Peter has long performed in Bands throughout Australia before moving to Hervey Bay in 2018. Peter was a long-term member of the popular corporate band 'Jelly-Bean Jam' from Sydney. The group regularly performed at major corporate events and is where Peter honed his performing skills to become the dynamic player we are lucky enough to have playing with us today.
Hiding away in the background is Nathan. Nathan joined the group in 2019 and brings with him a wealth of experience playing at the top levels of national performance. As a high note expert, Nathan faithfully replicates the screaming trumpet parts as performed by the original masters. Originally from Brisbane, Nathan has recently moved to the Fraser Coast Region as a Music Teacher.
Sound / Lighting
Terry provides our funky groove template for the band and has personified the Booker T Jones Memphis soul sound. He sports a real Hammond organ on stage alongside a RD700 which provides authentic sounds for the soul groves which colour the engine room of the band.
Terry lives in Brisbane and regularly can often be found performing with other groups in the South-East Queensland region.
Jaymes moved from Canada to Australia 10 years ago and has enjoyed entertaining the Bundaberg Region and surrounds with his style of Bebop and Jazz performance before joining Soul City in 2019. Jaymes loves the blues and has a fantastic ear for soloing which was honed while performing on cruise ships as a musician for many years.
Our human dynamo! Band manager, director, arranger and composer. Andre studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of music and is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has won countless State and National titles. His ability to create a ‘white hot’ sound in extremes of dynamic range and register is something other players can only aspire to.
Hardly seen or heard of during a show, Brendan is cruicial to making us sound and look our best onstage. He has a massive task with his crew to ensure everything is working perfectly for each show, and has even been known to hold our guitarist while he solos on top of tables!