Ronnie Scott's presents


Fri 2nd 20:30 - 22:55

The Atrium

Natalie Williams’ Soul Family present: A Philly Soul Summer Festival

Featuring the music of Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Boys II Men, The O’Jays, Hall & Oates, The Stylistics and other favourites from the genre.

Philadelphia was the first major city north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the first place that many African Americans settled in. They brought their experience from the deep south, and it combined with the Anglo-Saxon, classical tradition from Europe that was already in the city. So that is how you come to get that sound, of these lush string accompaniments playing alongside an incredible rhythmic groove, which is the soul of the music.”—John Oates

Galvanised by the astonishing success of the hugely popular and riotously fun ‘Motown and More’ shows, which have been selling out every December for many years along with their monthly Soul Family residency, Soul Family are delighted to bring their signature soaring gospel-inflected vocals, driving bass lines, pounding rhythms and all-round joyful musicianship, to Ronnie Scott’s for four nights of heavenly, summery Philadelphia Soul!

Expect to hear modern masterpieces and influential classics, from Jill Scott’s ‘It’s Love’ and Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Bust Your Windows’ to the O’Jays ‘Back Stabbers’, The Spinners ‘Working My Way Back to You’, and ‘Could it Be I’m Falling in Love’’ to Sister Sledge’s disco classic ‘Thinking of You’. And as the Stylistics would tell you- ‘Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart, hear what it’s saying” and book tickets to the best soul band around