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Soul Purpose  ... is a Band performing Motown/R&B, Blues, and Swing/Jump, Big Band music.

Named 2017 Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Motown, Soul, Swing, Funk, Jazz and New Orleans Funk music. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Soul Purpose has been entertaining fans with their “soulful sounds, brazen horn section and warm vocals”, (Kingston After Dark).

Throughout their nearly twenty-year history, the band has played at numerous venues from intimate concerts, larger festival stages and benefits. Soul Purpose has headlined at the famed Daryl's House Club, Pawling, NY, iconic Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, historic Colony, Woodstock, NY and renowned Falcon, Marlboro, NY. The band has opened for such prominent artists as Grammy Award Nominee and Blues Music Award Nominee, Shemekia Copeland; Grammy Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter Blues album, Slam Allen and the Chris O’Leary Band.

Members of Soul Purpose include Sara Espinosa, lead vocals; Dr. Lori Morris, alto and tenor saxophone, percussion and background vocals; Rich De Crosta, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and background vocals; Cue Gerhards, guitar and vocals; Francis Ralston, bass and background vocals; Steve Turowski, drums and Dr. James Prosser, keyboards and background vocals.

Described by the Huguenot Herald as “a smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion”, Soul Purpose delivers a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-growing fan base. Find us on Facebook, track us on Bandsintown and contact us at soulpurposehudsonvalley.com.

Links
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Contact Info
Location: Ulster County, NY
Website: www.soulpurposehudsonvalley.com
Email
Lori Morris 845-255-7821

Videos
Soul Purpose Video

Calendar for Soul Purpose
Saturday
May 26
9:00 pm
to
11:30 pm
Hudson Valley Community Dance
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Rock (classic)
Hudson Valley Dance Depot
1151 Route 55
LaGrangeville, NY   See Map
ALL SKILL LEVELS CATERED TO! NO PARTNER NECESSARY! SINGLES AND COUPLES WELCOME!

COST: $15 at the door.

Samba Lesson: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Dance: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

After the lesson: the band takes special attention to provide a great mix of danceable ballroom, swing and latin standards. During the breaks, Joe plays music featuring both classic hits and new songs from a library of diverse artists which is updated regularly. Requests are encouraged: Waltzes, Foxtrots, Tangos (Ballroom and Argentine), Swings (West Coast, Lindy, Jitterbug, Balboas & Charlestons), Cha Chas, Rumbas, Mambos, Salsas, Merengues, Hustles, and Sambas. Joe provides a safe environment where smooth dancers can move around the outside, while rhythm dancers can stay in the center.

Joe also provides a unique "Coaching Corner". During the dance, the basic step to whatever dance is currently up in the rotation is being taught in a corner just off of the main dance floor.
Official Web Site of Soul Purpose
Saturday
June 2
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Woodstock's Got Great Music and Dancin'
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Blues
Harmony Woodstock
52 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY   See Map
Great music and dancing to the hot sounds of Soul Purpose!!!

Cover: $10.00

Saturday
June 9
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Rockin' The Campgrounds
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
50 Bevier Road
Gardiner , NY   See Map
Private Event for Park Residents
Friday
June 22
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Great Music on the Strand
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Mariner's Harbor
1 Broadway
Kingston, NY   See Map
People smiling, eating, drinking, laughing, celebrating - what could be better!

Hope to see you there!
Wednesday
June 27
9:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Mohonk Mountain House
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Rock (classic)
Mohonk Mountain House Resort
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY   See Map
Make a reservation for a first class dinner, 845-883-3798. Then join us in the Lake Lounge at 9:00 PM for a night of the hot and soulful sounds you have come to expect from Soul Purpose.

Be sure to bring your dancin' shoes!

** Please note this is open only to dinner and registered overnight guests.


Official Web Site of Soul Purpose
Friday
June 29
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Dancin' in Fishkill
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Soul
Yankee BBQ & Beer Garden
387 U.S. 9
Fishkill, NY   See Map
Come on out for a great night of Soul Purpose music!!

No Cover
Saturday
June 30
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Rockin' In Saugerties
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Rock (classic)
Smokin' Pony BBQ
963 Kings Highway
Saugerties, NY   See Map
Come on out for a night of great tunes and dancin' with the hot sounds of Soul Purpose!!

No Cover Charge!!
Official Web Site of Soul Purpose
Wednesday
July 11
6:30 pm
to
8:00 pm
Summer Concert
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Wooster Grove
89 East Main Street
Walden, NY   See Map
Come out to lovely Wooster Park for a great night of Soul Purpose music!!

Free!!
Thursday
July 12
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Summer Concert
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Schlathaus Park
126 All Angels Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY   See Map
Come out to lovely Schlathaus Park for a great night of Soul Purpose music!!

Free!!
Saturday
July 14
6:30 pm
to
10:30 pm
SP Rockin' The Mountains
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Rock (classic)
The Chicken Run
5639 NY 23
Windham, NY   See Map
Come on out for a night of great tunes and dancin' with the hot sounds of Soul Purpose!

Great food!

No cover charge!
Official Web Site of Soul Purpose
Wednesday
July 18
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Hyde Park Summer Music Series
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Mills Mansion - Staatsburgh State Historic Site
75 Mills Mansion Road
Staatsburgh, NY   See Map
Come on out to Mills Mansion and join Soul Purpose on the lawn for great soul, r 'n b and swing! Bring the family, chairs and a blanket and food and drinks and you are set for a fun, summer night of outdoor music by 2017 Best of Hudson Valley Magazine winners of Best Band category.

Rain does not cancel the performance but moves the show indoors to the FDR High School auditorium.

Friday
July 27
7:00 pm
to
8:30 pm
Town of Crawford Summer Concert Series
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Crawford Town Park
612 Lybolt Road
Bullville, NY   See Map
Come out to lovely Bullville Park for a great night of Soul Purpose music!!

Free!!
Friday
August 10
7:30 pm
to
10:30 pm
Great Music at the Winery
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Palaia Winery
10 Sweet Clover Road
Highland Mills, NY   See Map
Saturday
September 1
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Rockin' The Campgrounds
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
50 Bevier Road
Gardiner , NY   See Map
Private Event for Park Residents
Saturday
September 15
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Great Music in Wappingers Falls
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Alley Kat - Wappingers Falls
1677 US 9
Wappingers Falls, NY   See Map
People smiling, drinking, laughing, celebrating - what could be better!

Hope to see you there!
Saturday
September 22
8:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Rockin' In Saugerties
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Rock (classic)
Smokin' Pony BBQ
963 Kings Highway
Saugerties, NY   See Map
Come on out for a night of great tunes and dancin' with the hot sounds of Soul Purpose!!

No Cover Charge!!
Official Web Site of Soul Purpose

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