Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Speedometer, The Bamboos, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings


band members

Randa Khamis - Vocals, Jimmy Murphy - Trumpet, Ross Dwyer - Guitar, Jon Fernandes - Bass, Al McEvoy - Sax, Jason Ogg - Drums


Influences

aretha franklin, The meters, James Brown


Bio

If Perth's finest deep funk band Randa & The Soul Kingdom dont have you up and dancing you better check your pulse as you may already be dead! Their debut single 'Not Gonna Let You' out on vinyl has slipped into the hands of dj's around the world and has already become an anthem at '100 Club' in London. Its currently charting top 10 releases in Germany thanks to international Dj's Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop. A Northern hemisphere tour is now on the cards for next European summer. Randa & The Soul Kingdom formed out of a common desire to write and perform in an authentic pledge to their funk/soul roots. A six piece band, consisting of trumpet, sax, drums, guitar, bass and vocals, they imbue a live, classic funk sound with a dynamic fresh edge they can safely call their own striking a balance between talented musicianship and emotional content. Receiving accolades from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings when performing in support, a debut single for sale around the world, internationally airplay and interest and some stellar live performances to sell-out crowds are just some of the reasons Randa & The Soul Kingdom have been tagged as the next jewel to come from the music womb of Perth. "If Betty Harris, Patti Drew, Donna Hathaway or The Blackbyrds are names that have any meaning to you, proudly add Randa & The Soul Kingdom to your Funk Collection" Aarom Wilson West Australian Music Industry website

Review

Reviewed by The Brow NDORSE

03 Jun 2012

40

Wild Cherry meets The Jackson 5 meets Sharon Jones with your own refreshing attitude and spin. Plus the groove is ridiculously badass!

Wild Cherry meets The Jackson 5 meets Sharon Jones with your own refreshing attitude and spin. Plus the groove is ridiculously badass!

Review

Flygirl

30 Nov 2008

50

A very groovy funk track with inspirational lyrics - get into it - guaranteed to put a smile on your dial!

A very groovy funk track with inspirational lyrics - get into it - guaranteed to put a smile on your dial!

Review

DMFB

23 Jun 2009

50

"this is a funk...testify!"

"this is a funk...testify!"