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Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll

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About Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll

Blues, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll covers. Tour worldwide with various bands. Sampled by Jay Z on Grammy nominated Platinum selling record '4.44'.
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Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll is an experienced Bristol based band of top session players led by Adam Holgate. Performing 50's and 60's Blues, Soul, Funk and Rock 'n' Roll covers with male led vocals and guitar. They also cover few modern tracks in this style. They are experienced at performing at weddings and corporate functions and pride ourselves on our professionally and ability to entertain the audience. Alongside these events the band has performed at many UK festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival, Stanton Calling, Secret Garden Party, Kendall Calling, How the light Gets In, etc. They can provide a state of the art PA, backline and equipment; a trained sound engineer; and stage lighting. Additional options include DJ sets of similar music or extra musicians if needed. The band normally run a trio format with Adam Holgate providing male vocals / guitar; with drums, and bass. They can accommodate requests for additional instruments including: 2nd Male vocalist with guitar; Female lead vocals; Hammond organ; or Saxophone. Included in the booking is option of a FREE SONG of your choice which we will learn for your event, perfect for a first dance. Diverse influences include: Elvis Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Otis Reading, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Ray Charles, Van Morrison and The Meters to name a few. Musical Experience: Adam is a session guitarist & bassist; sound engineer; published songwriter and music teacher. Adam has touring experience from hundreds of gigs across the UK, Europe and Internationally from 2014 till present. His main project 'Hannah Williams and The Affirmations' were sampled by Jay Z on Platinum selling Grammy nominated "4.44", the title track of his 2017 album. As a result they have toured globally and released 3 albums to date with a fourth coming in 2024. Hannah Williams and The Affirmations headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival Main Stage in Canada in 2018; played at New York Central Park Summer Stage (USA), North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Blue Note in Japan, Fusion Festival in Germany, Down the Rabbit Hole in the Netherlands; Avalon Stage at Glastonbury 2023 and have performed at many other festivals and events. Adam was also the bassist with Ephemerals from 2014 to 2019 playing on the albums 'Chasing Ghosts', 'Eggtooth' and 'The Third Eye'. Ephemerals extensively toured around Europe and the UK from 2014 to 2019. The band are releasing a solo album in 2023 for the singer Wolgang Vaubran recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales. Adam co-wrote and played both bass & guitar on the album. Adam was born and raised primarily in the Orkney Islands. He graduated with an MA Philosophy from St Andrews University, Scotland in 2008.

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Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Covers, Funk, Vintage, Soul, Acoustic, African music
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Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Concert, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal
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Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll's Song list

Example Standard Set:
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Come Together - The Beatles
Lucille - Little Richard
I've Got a Woman - Ray Charles
Baby Please Don't Go - Van Morrison & Them
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Have Love, Will Travel - The Sonics
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Hold on, I'm coming - Sam and Dave
Beggin' - Frankie Vallie and the 4 Seasons
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Willie and the Hand Jive - Johnny Otis
Come On (Let the Good times Roll) - Earl King
Hideaway - John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
Do I wanna know - Artic Monkeys
Sing a Simple Song - The Meters
Who Knows - Jimi Hendrix
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Mr Pitiful - Otis Reading
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Adderly
Chitlins Con Carne - Kenny Burrell
Need Your Love so Bad - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Merry Go Round - " "
Jumping at Shadows - " "
Snake Bone - Lou Donaldson
One Cylander - " "
Other songs in our repertoire to choose from:
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love - " "
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the 103rd Street Band
Think - James Brown and the Famous Flames
Fever - " "
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis Trio
The In Crowd - " "
My Babe - Little Walter
Who Knows - Marion Black
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Black Magic Woman - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Albatross- " "
Ramblin Pony - " "
Jumping at Shadows - " "
Although the Sun is Shining - " "
Albatross - " "
Worried Mind - " "
New Shoes - Paulo Nutini
With a Little Help from my friends - Joe Cocker
Shu Shu - Ike Quebec
Midnight Creeper - Lou Donaldson
Everything I play goin' be funky (from now on...) - " "
Aw Shucks - " "
It's Your Thing - " "
C.R.E.A.M. - El Michales Affair
7 am to Seville - Hannah Williams and the Affimrations
Get out my life woman - Lee Dorsey
I shall be released - Bob Dylan
Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers
Bad Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn
You Need to Fall in Love - Little Jimmy Ray
In the Pines - Leadbelly
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. 1) Trio with Electric Guitar & Vocals / Bass or Organ / Drums 2) Quartet with Electric Guitar & Vocals / Bass / Drums / Keys or Sax 3) Female Vocalist / Electric Guitar / Drums / Bass or Organ 4) Solo Acoustic / Electric guitar with vocals

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are very flexible on the day as long as we have some notice, just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I have an excellent playlist on Spotify featuring lots of awesome Blues, Soul and Jazz. Free in between sets, or £50 per hour after we play till the night ends.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 Hour if PA provided 2.5 Hours if PA required which we can provide

Can you roam around while you perform?

If performing solo, yes. I have a decent battery powered amp.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes of course, and if you have any songs you would like us to play we will try and accommodate (eg. 1st dance at a wedding.) We can learn one song for free, after this it's £30 per song.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, we can provide a full PA sound system. We can also provide lighting if requested.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course, happy to learn one song for free. Absolutely no Phil Collins! After that it's £30 per song for us to learn.

Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Acoustic Solo3 musicians
Solo Acoustic performances of 50/60's songs. Includes PA hire for performance, stage lighting, sound engineer, all equipment. PA hire & DJ sets available for afterwards for a small additional fee.
3 Piece Band - Trio4 musicians
Electric Guitar with vocals / Bass or Organ / Drums. 2 x 60min sets or 1x 2hr set. Additional sets can be arranged at an extra cost. Includes PA hire for performance, stage lighting, sound engineer, all equipment. PA hire & DJ sets available for afterwards for a small additional fee.
4 Piece Band - Quartet4 musicians
Male Electric Guitar with Vocals, Drums & Bass as standard including one of the following option: 2nd Male vocals & guitar / Female vocals / Organ / Saxophone. 2 x 60min sets or 1x 2 hr set. Includes PA hire for performance, stage lighting, sound engineer, all equipment. PA hire & DJ sets available for afterwards for a small additional fee.


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Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Callum A
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great band!!! Really easy to organise with these guys. Were happy to add in a couple of songs that were important to us. Turned up on time and set up quickly and without impeding the party. Sets were fantastic! everyone dancing instantly and throughout. Loads of my guests have since commented on how great they were. Couldn’t recommend them enough!

Reply from Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll
6 months ago

Thanks Callum, we really enjoyed playing at your wedding and was great to meet you all. Really appreciate the review.

Mike I
8 months ago
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5 out of 5


Reply from Blues, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll
8 months ago

Thank you for having us Mike! Was a pleasure to meet you all and play at Steve's 70th. Looking forward to playing at Jackie's 60th next month! Best wishes, Adam

From other customers:

Trevor M
1 year ago, for a Recording session in The Lodge Amberley Court
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5 out of 5

Adam was with a team session musicians recording an album at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire. Queen recorded 'Bohemian Rhapsody' here! I have worked with Adam since 2014. He is a friendly, professional musician with great musical skills and a pleasure to work with. He played guitar and bass on the album and was part of the songwriting team. He is a member of the band 'Wolfgang Vaubran', reformed from 'Ephemerals' (of which Adam was also a member during 4 albums.) They are signed to my label 'Jalapeno Records' in Brighton. Trevor McNamee Record Label Owner @ Jalapeno Records

Hannah W
1 year ago, for a Recording session in The Lodge Amberley Court
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5 out of 5

Adam has been a member of my band since 2014. In August we recorded our 3rd Album together for 'Hannah Williams & the Affirmations' at Rockfield Stuidos in Monmouthshire. We have toured the world together and played hundreds of festival and club shows internationally. Together we were sampled by Jay Z on '4.44', a Grammy nominated Platinum record. He is an excellent guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bassist and is great fun to work with. This band will bring energy and style to any event and entertain you and your guests!

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