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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 Soul, Swing, Motown and Jazz 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 in Pawling, NY, the iconic Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY and renowned The Falcon in 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
Website     Music     Appearances    

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
February 24
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!
Sunday
March 11
5:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Live Band Sundays
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Middletown Entertainment Venue
360 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY   See Map
Great music and dancin' you have come to expect from Soul Purpose.

Join Us!!

No Cover Charge

Food Specials
Thursday
April 12
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Woodstock Rocks
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Blues
Colony Woodstock
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY   See Map
Great music and dance at an iconic music venue.

$10.00 Cover
Saturday
April 14
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
Sunday
April 15
5:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Live Band Sundays
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Middletown Entertainment Venue
360 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY   See Map
Great music and dancin' you have come to expect from Soul Purpose.

Join Us!!

No Cover Charge

Food Specials
Saturday
April 28
7:00 pm
to
10:00 pm
Dinner & Dancing
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Soul, and Blues
Lydia's Cafe
7 Old Route 209
Stone Ridge, NY   See Map
Come out for a great night of dinner and dancing, or just dancing if you prefer.

Dinner served 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Dinner reservations are recommended.

No cover charge.

Lydia's number is 845-687-6373

Will be a great night!!
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 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
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 21
7:30 pm
to
10:00 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
Friday
July 27
7:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
Summer Concert
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band
Gazebo at Crawford Commons
Main Street
Pine Bush, NY   See Map
Come out to lovely Crawford Commons for a great night of Soul Purpose music!!

Free!!
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

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