Soulfire Biography

Are you ready for an unforgettable evening filled with music, dancing and laughter? The SOULFIRE show is jam-packed with the biggest show-stopping hits to entertain you! Soulfire serve up a cocktail of the funkiest classic and modern hits for all ages. Please read the Soulfire Biography below to find out more about this stunning Wedding Band Cheshire.

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Vocalist Deborah

The vital ingredient that makes SOULFIRE shine is their talent: being highly

trained, professional musicians, they bring a wealth of professionalism and performing experience to your event that is second to none!

Lead vocalist Deborah’s rich and sassy soul voice blended with the band’s punchy rhythms are a recipe for the perfect evening. SOULFIRE are one of our premier Soul Bands for hire and are based in Cheshire, and travel all over the UK/internationally.

Richard (Guitars) is one of the most respected guitarists of his generation. Noted for his virtuosic performance of lead, rhythm and bass on the guitar simultaneously he has taken SOULFIRE around the world, appearing with jazz funk mammoths Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins from Jamiroquai along the way.

A consummate professional, as leader of the band they have been asked to appear at the most prestigious venues, including Sir Terence Conran’s Bluebird Club in Chelsea, The Hi-Fi and Liverpool’s renowned Cavern Club, performing classic songs from 60’s-today and original songs. SOULFIRE were the band of choice for very first wedding on BBC 2 series ‘Jimmy’s Farm’, Channel 4 show ‘High School Dance’ and have also been the subject of a prestigious BBC jazz feature.

Credentials

Being full-time, professional musicians, all of the SOULFIRE members as part of their careers have either performed, written, and/or recorded with some of the world’s most varied artists: Jools Holland, Fontella Bass, Lionel Ritchie, The Stranglers, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cherry Ghost, Lily Allen, HURTS, The Ting Tings, The Christians, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Coral, M People, John Squire (-Stone Roses), The Average White Band, Embrace, Sam Brown and Elvis Costello include a few.

Competition and Chart Success

SOULFIRE have always knocked out the competition wherever they go: When Richard was aged just 20 his staggering talent won him places in the finals of both the ‘Young Jazz Musician of the Year’ show (hosted by Jools Holland) and beat 60,000 hopefuls to the ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’ finals at Wembley. No stranger to the charts, the guys from this band have also written/performed on many chart hits including both UK and International number 1 singles and top ten albums.

An Impressive Musical Education 

All members of this band studied music not only through university, but have invested many years into honing their skills to precision. Deborah (vocals) studied music at the University of Liverpool and graduated with an award-winning Honours degree. She is an avid fan of jazz and soul music; influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Dusty Springfield, amongst others.

Deborah has entertained countless audiences as a professional performer for many years, as a singer, writer, actress and musical director. With SOULFIRE she has performed at illustrious five-star venues all over the UK and abroad, including appearances on the BBC and E4 television channels, and is very proud to have sung at the late, great, Sir Norman Wisdom’s 90th birthday party.

At just 17 years old Richard (guitars) was one of the first ever students to enter the famous LIPA Performing Arts School, his induction appearing on live television as part of a ‘Ferry Across the Mersey’ special with Gerry and the Pacemakers. After receiving Masterclasses from Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Joan Armatrading, Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Yngwie Malmsteen and José Feliciano, Richard had the honour of being awarded his degree by Sir Paul McCartney.

Richard was promptly signed to Pulver Records and released his first European Top 40 Hit with his own Jazz/Blues outfit Row Z.

Recently Richard’s musical career has involved performing and recording all guitars (rock/dance, balearic and classical) for Superstar DJ Matt Darey’s singles and albums: this has propelled them into the charts many times, culminating in millions of Youtube hits and a coveted Beatport Chart Number 1 hit single.