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Rob Podmore


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Trombone, Upright bass.


I'm a 50 year old sax player based in Farnborough, Hampshire.

I 've been playing the saxophone over the years, mainly in soul & motown bands.

I'm thinking about putting a Soul/Motown band together. I'm looking to build the set around the lesser known qualiy soul tracks and arrangements like below:

Shoorah shoorah - Betty Wright

Temptations – Aint To Proud To Beg

Edwin Starr – 25 Miles

Ann Peebles – Tear Your Playhouse Down

Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff

Temptations – Shaky Ground

Rufus Thomas – The Memphis Train

Aretha Frankin – See Saw

Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness

Otis Redding – Shake

Wilson Pickett – 99 and a Half Won't Do

Otis Redding – Down In The Valley

Ray Charles – Unchain My Heart

Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

Gladys Knight – Got To Use My Imagination

Show Stoppers – Nothing But A House Party

Rufus Thomas – I Think I made a Boo-Boo

Wilson Pickett – Barefootin'

The Temptations – Get Ready

Sam and Dave – Soul Sister, Brown Sugar

Clarence Carter – Snatching it back

Eddie Purell – The Spoiler

Wilson Pickett – 6345789

I'm not looking for any major financial gain, just to continue enjoying playing good soul music to appreciative soul audiences.
I would however like to get a group of people together who share the same passion for this style of soul music. I'm not looking to include any other styles in the set, I'd like the band to go out and gig as a soul band, giving the audience a true soul train experience.....

If your interested in soul & want to know more, then please contact me on


Screen name:
Rob Podmore
Member since:
Dec 30 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Junior Walker, Ottis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Bar Kays, staple singers basically any Stax, soul / Motown, Jazz, gospel & creole influences.

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