Review: Soul Legends

Soul Legends at the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe.

Saturday 16th February 2019, 7.30pm.

People of a certain age will recall going to discos to dance the night away to feel good songs. Well, Soul Legends was like returning to those disco days – where great music was played back to back.

Soul Legends incorporated the smoothest of love ballads with the funkiest of beats. The six highly talented singers, three males and three females, delivered outstanding performances when they sung classics such as Stand by Me, Three Times a Lady and I’m So Excited.

Slick choreography and chic costumes accompanied each song and the audience showed their appreciation by clapping, dancing in the aisles and, at one point, doing the conga to Love Train!

When singer Leanne graced the stage in a red fringed dress, not only did she sing like Tina Turner, she performed her classic dance moves as well. Needless to say there was a lot of shimmying and shaking during Proud Mary.

In addition, tributes were paid to many of the great soul singers that have graced this planet: Barry White, James Brown, George Benson, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, to name but a few. However, for me, the performance of Jocelyn Brown’s Somebody Else’s Guy was the pinnacle of the evening along with tributes to Earth, Wind and Fire, when September and Boogie Wonderland were sung.

Soul Legends is just one of those shows that lifts your spirits and makes you want to carry on dancing when you get home.

Reviewed by Gill Atacocugu