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Hoodoo Soul

  • Notes 520 South High Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

The Hoo Doo Soul Band started in 1995 as a side project for several seasoned veterans of the Columbus music scene who wanted an outlet to play Funk and Rhythm and Blues. They started a weekly Sunday night gig at Oldfield’s on High and later relocated to The Rumba Cafe.  

While primarily a cover band, Hoo Doo is known for putting their own twist on the standards and introducing audiences to unfamiliar funky gems. Doing justice to a song made famous by Al Green or Earth, Wind and Fire is a daunting task, but the Hoo Doo Soul Band manages to perform such classics with grace and plenty of joyful energy. Whether the ensemble plays old R&B or some Latin rhythm, this band manages to merge outstanding musicianship with all-out fun entertainment.

Manned with local pros, the group has horns, strings and singers, and because the musicians all play in multiple bands, the lineup sometimes differs from gig to gig. The Hoo Doo Soul Band includes Tony McClung (drums), Jeff Ciampa (bass, vocals), John Boerstler (guitar, vocals), Dave DeWitt (keyboards), Mark Henderson (percussion), Chris Young ( trumpet), Kris Keith (saxophone, vocals), Kevin O’Neill (saxophone), Phil Clark (saxophone, vocals), and Bobbie Stewart (vocals). The newest addition to the group is the great vocalist Jared Mahone.

Tickets: $8 in advance / $10 at the door

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