In between sets with Soul Intention and FujiXE2

So half way through Soul Intention gig last night I asked to take some photos of the band. With two hundred rockers and jivers surrounding us, five Saxophones on stands, drums, trumpets and guitars everywhere, it was too good a chance to miss. When there are flashing red and green overhead lights, reflections off everything, shadows and darkness everywhere else you know any image taking is going to be tough. And the band members, hot and pumping adrenaline, get them to sit still or even sit down is going to be tricky. Armed with the tiny Fuji XE2 fitted with the XF35mm 1.4 lens you kind of hope that you will be able to cut through all the problems and get a half way decent shot. These are jpeg images, taken wide open, with auto ISO and minimum shutter speed 80, processed in Lightroom 6.

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Soul Intention: Big Sound Soul Band

The fabulous Soul Intention big sound soul band played two scorching sets in North Devon last night. It is not often we get a chance to see a full on professional big band,  with five piece brass section, pushing out brilliant Soul Oldies.  Chris, the male vocalist, seems to capture the real feel of these Soul Classics while Terry, female vocals, has a gorgeous mellow tone which enriches the mix.  The audience danced all night. Can’t wait to take some more shots of this smashing band.

 

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Soul Intention: Funky South West Soul band

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The Pier House at Westward Ho! last night was rocking to the sounds of funky new band Soul Intention.

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Chris, the raunchy male lead vocalist piled it on and Terry, lead female vocals wowed the audience with sublime soul oldies.

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Soul Intention has  an eleven member line up of experienced  and professional musicians who have come together under the stewardship of Trevor Davis who lays down the bass line.

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A five piece horn section keeps the groove running while Tom lets rip on lead guitar. Drums and keyboards compliment the ensemble.

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Superb arrangements by Tony Oreshko..   Never stop dancing ..  the audience could not get enough.

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The event organised by Bideford Lions Club helped to raise funds for the wonderful Children’s Hospice South West .. with thanks to Braddicks Holiday Centre, Westward Ho! for providing the venue.