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About Us

 

In the Beginning:

Jacuzzisoup was originally formed in 2003 by employees of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, located in Sandwich Kent. Although only intended to give a 'one-off' charity performance, the band soon found themselves in regular demand. Over the following years, and several line up changes, the 'Soupers' built a loyal following and became known as a well respected function band.

 

The Growing Years:

Following a short sabatical, the band returned in 2010, thus continuing the Jacuzzisoup story into a new decade. Ever since, the 'Soupers' have delighted audiences across the UK with their unique blend of energy and musicianship.

 

Where We're Going:

2017 saw the core of the band relocate to the Lincolnshire area, and with a the addition of some fabulous local musicians, we begin another chapter in the band's history!

 

The Band:

personel bio picTina - Lead Vocalist

My singing has already taken me on an amazing journey and that continues, being Lead Vocalist and Front with Jacuzzisoup. From early beginnings, at just 5 yrs old, I was picked to sing solos in my primary school choir, the seed had been sown. I’ve always enjoyed performing on stage, and have played in many professional theatre productions alongside the likes of Ron Moody, Warwick Davis and Stephen Gately to name but a few, as Principal Girl, Co-Director, Writer etc.

At University I gained a BA(Hons) Commercial Music, HND Popular Music and Music Technology to add to the Grade 8 Vocals, Grade 5 Music Theory and Grade 5 Piano I had already achieved.

I felt very privileged to become a professional musician performing as lead vocalist in bands across the UK and Europe, including Some Like It Hot, A Band Called Red, Double Impact, before joining Jacuzzisoup in 2010.

For 12 years alongside my performing, I helped singers from 6yrs to 75yrs, in theatre/prep and secondary schools, as well as privately, achieve their singing aspirations, many gaining vocal scholarships, successfully releasing their own singles and achieving careers on the West End (London). My musical journey enables me to access my extensive experience, and now gigging Jacuzzisoup in the north is a dream come true! I couldn’t ask for nicer musicians to perform with. Seeing is believing. Enjoy ….

 

personel bio picAl - Lead Guitar

My first guitar was given to me on my 11th birthday, realising I had found something very special, I had my 1st classical guitar lesson the very next day! Over the next 6 years I achieved Trinity College Grade 6.

I had my first electric guitar at 14 years old and just a year later I played my first paid gig in a hotel on Margate seafront. I went on to study electric guitar to advanced level.

From 18yrs onwards I became a professional musician and played all over Kent and beyond in bands such as Retrospect (Covers Duo for 7 years), Dance On (4 piece 60’s function band for 8 years), Double Impact (80’s Soft Rock Duo for 5 years) and finally joining Jacuzzisoup in 2010. Also believing it important to pass on gained knowledge, I taught electric guitar privately for 5 years.

My guitar influences include some of the very best, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson and Hank Marvin - with one of my most treasured possessions being a Fender Stratocaster personally signed by Hank himself!

Throughout the years, I have also gained significant experience in live audio production, studio recording and midi programming… ensuring Jacuzzisoup always sounds its best.

 

personel bio picMartin - Bass Guitar

I had the opportunity to work hard at my bass playing when eye problems brought my work as a surgeon to an early end a few years ago…one door closes, another opens! Music has always been important to me; I grew up listening to 70’s rock, funk and disco and then ska and reggae but I enjoy all styles of playing.

It is so rewarding to have a full dance floor and playing music live to a party crowd is a great experience!

 

personel bio picSteve - Keyboards

I’ve been playing in bands for more years than I care to remember, gaining my first experience as a sixteen year old in the then thriving Working Men’s Club scene around Leicester and the Midlands. Later I gained experience playing soul and reggae in the West Indian clubs around Birmingham with Evolution, who had some chart success with a novelty song called “Give Me Dat Banana”

I’ve toured with Gerry and the Pacemakers, played at Universities around the country, the famous Café De Paris in London and in the early 1980’s formed with others an Indi band called Pyjama Sutra. We recorded an Album distributed worldwide by Rough Trade and released two singles that got played by John Peel on Radio One.

More recently, I’ve worked with The Revelations, a nine piece soul band and after some years along with the rhythm section from that outfit and the singer from Pyjama Sutra formed the acclaimed Wellard Willy playing mainly British rock and punk material who, after over twelve years are still pleasing audiences around the country.

Now I’m enjoying working with Jacuzzi Soup and looking forward to many more years of blistering soul and funk.

 

personel bio picAlan - Drums

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