The Soul Fanatics were founded by Joe Robinson in Yardley, PA in 2017, however within a year the “Fanatics” had a whole new lineup existing of current members including founding member Joe Robinson on guitars, harmonica, and vocals, Cecil Middleton on keyboards and vocals and Carl LZ on drums and vocals.
All three are sometimes joined by Gene Yeager on guitars and vocals as well as Michael McGarry on bass and vocals. We are hoping to see Gwen Umpstead Lefevre join us on guitars, vocals and percussion on occasion. We welcome our musician friends to come and sit in with us with some advance notice. We are available to back up your project in the studio as well. All of us are seasoned pros and can play almost any genre of music, so let’s rock! Need a drummer? Call Carl. Need a left hand bass/keyboard player? Call Cecil. need some tasty leads or a rhythm guitar track, backup vocals or harmonica and even some funky bass guitar? Call Joe. We are all about helping our music and yours blossom.
The current lineup has been together for one about one year as of today August 29th. 2019
The band is continuing to add new, fun, dance music to it’s repertoire of favorite classic covers from Motown, Philly International, a.k.a. Philly Soul or The Sound of Philadelphia TSOP, and more great music.
In addition, the band is actively recording their first original album with Grammy Award winning engineer and producer Mike Tarsia of world famous Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia. Mike carries on the legacy from the golden age of Soul music and we are very excited to be working with him.
Cecil, Joe, and Carl are the backbone of the band which can best be described as an upbeat and fun party band. Our pricing is very reasonable so if you want to have a rocking fun party, book us. We are also available for duos, solo gigs and who knows, we may take the show on the road.