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Soul Enterprise plays at Fasching on 16/may/2009 The Soul Enterprise was formed in 1990. Starting out as Bob Manning's back-up band, it evolved into a fraternity of musicians rather than a band per se, performing under the Soul Enterprise label, backing, touring and recording with other respected Soul-R&B artists. The original band comprised several American musicians based in Stockholm, Sweden ... » read more »

TODAY: The Soul Enterprise continues to perform as a flexible unit — appearing as anything from a quartet to an 11-piece band (standard 4-pc. rhythm + percussionist, 3 horns, 2 backup vocalists), featuring either its own group of singers, or various front figures such as Rev. Calvin Bridges (a.k.a. James Mendel of Curtis Mayfield fame), Derek January (Voice of Soul), etc.

The Soul Enterprise typically opens its shows with Funk-Jazz instrumentals—sometimes written minutes before show time. It switches easily from the early Soul R&B sounds of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, etc... to the hard-core 70s Funk of James Brown, Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone... to tear-jerking Blues or modern or post-modern Soul-Funk.

Band members are versatile musicians working as educators &/or performing with various other acts and genres. The current line-up is: