Introducing Rollys Syndicate a 5 piece musically highly educated, pro-sounding band (own PA and high-end gear). ORIGINAL Soul / Funk band from Birmingham, UK.
This band has played at many great live music venues and supported the two times Grammy awarded Soul II Soul at Hull City Hall.
5 Piece ‘live’ organic and original band UK. Tribute bands and functions bands and tribute bands and function bands everywhere but hey, ORIGINAL bands still do exist! This is a self-funded Soul / Funk band with a setlist combining a few interesting covers played in their own style – something that promoters always ask – play some covers – so they do it in their own style!
Rollys Syndicate Soul Funk Band
Funk originated in the mid-1960s, with James Brown’s development of a signature groove that emphasised the downbeat—with heavy emphasis on the first beat of every measure (“The One”), and the application of swung 16th notes and syncopation on all bass lines, drum patterns, and guitar riffs.
Other musical groups, including Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament-Funkadelic, soon began to adopt and develop Brown’s innovations. While much of the written history of funk focuses on men, there have been notable funk women, including Chaka Khan, Labelle, Lyn Collins, Brides of Funkenstein, Klymaxx, Mother’s Finest, and Betty Davis. (Wikipedia)
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying”. Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music.
Other characteristics are a call and response between the lead vocalist and the chorus and an especially tense vocal sound. The style also occasionally uses improvisational additions, twirls and auxiliary sounds. Soul music reflected the African-American identity and it stressed the importance of an African-American culture. The new-found African-American consciousness led to new styles of music, which boasted pride in being black. (Wikipedia)