The Soultwisters R&B Boogaloo Club

(FIN)
instrumental R&B, funk, soul, jazz, blues

Funky R&B instrumentals were a hot item especially in the swinging 60’s, but given the plastic and processed musical climate of today, it still cuts through the bullshit, like a knife. This is

seriously groovy no-nonsense stuff that kicks your ass, twists your soul and definitely makes you dance.

We are talking about a seasoned foursome led by the gripping tenorist/songsmith Panu Syrjänen. Guitarist Luumu Kaikkonen, drummer Limousine Leppänen and bassman Mikko Vuorela have also been

marinated in many great Finnish bands. Now they are totally mature and able to hold the syncopated rhythm in any weather. The evidence is on their recent and excellent album Soup Is Hot, where the

mood changes from hot King Curtis-influenced go-go to cool blaxploitation soundtracking and psychedelic soul chill outs. Boogaloo lives!

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Ilkka Kaikkonen
guitar
Johannes Salomaa
baritone saxophone
Leevi Leppänen
drums
Markus Jaatinen
percussion
Mikko Vuorela
bass
Panu Syrjänen
tenor saxophone
Riitta Keränen
vocals
Sami Pöyhönen
trp
Uuge Kojola
dj

Performances in 2009

Date
Time
Venue
18.07.2009
21.00
Otava Factory