If you want to see a faithful reproduction of the original Blues Brothers, with scripted lines, choreographed dancing, and a high energy show from start to finish, look no further than the best Blues Brothers tribute band in the Southern Hemisphere - The Soul Men!
Back in 2009 the idea of creating the most amazing all live Blues Brothers Band was formed. Who better to get the band together than the man who performed as Jake at Universal Studios, Japan. Having developed his craft under the guidance of the company responsible for the original Blues Brothers phenomenon, Jake recruited an 11 piece band of the best musicians available, who all share a love of the style of music made famous by the original band. The Soul Men were born.
Soon the offers of work started rolling in.
Jake and Elwood appear on stage with ‘Sister Blues’, an African American singer who does justice to the songs of Aretha Franklin – close your eyes and you would not know the difference! In addition to around 40 Blues Brothers classics including Sweet Home Chicago, She Caught the Katy, Shake a Tailfeather, Rawhide, Respect, and Think, the band have added other songs that showcase the talent of this great band. Backed by 4 exciting horns and a 4 piece driving rhythm section, this show will blow you away.
They love playing anywhere - from music festivals such as the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Fest, to clubs and corporate events from New South Wales to North Queensland, or in the tradition of the original Blues Brothers - helping out a worthy charity. The Soul Men have been seen at Flood Relief concerts, and fund raisers for children in need. They might have 3 triple homicides and a multitude of other crimes between them, but deep down they are really nice guys!!