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Event Archive - SOUL NIGHT! (*Early Show*) Dutch Robinson, The New Souls, (Late Show) The New Souls full set and Jam Session: The New Souls

Sat. September 27th 2014 Copper Owl (No Minors)
2230 - 0200 doors at 2130
Presented by: Garden City Grooves
Lucky Bar (7pm): Dutch Robinson with The New Souls (short set)
Copper Owl (10:30pm): The New Souls + Jam

The last night of Garden City Grooves 2014 is rooted in soul and R&B. Saturday Sept 27th begins at Lucky Bar (7:30-10:30pm) with headliner, Dutch Robinson, a dynamic singer and performer whose music career spans nearly 50 years. Over his career, Robinson has worked with artists ranging from Cirque Du Soleil, Curtis Mayfield, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawksley Workman, Classified and many others. His GCG performance will cap the incredible run of great soul singers playing Victoria in 2014, including Sharon Jones, Lee Fields and Charles Bradley. The New Souls kick off the night with a short set.

Then the party moves to the Copper Owl for the late show and soul jam with The New Souls! Influenced in equal measure by classic soul, R&B, and funk, The New Souls are actually old hands when it comes to this kind of music, having graduated from the Victoria High School Music Program (Vic High R&B Band) and the Motown revue band, The Midnights. Formed in 2012, this must-hear quintet plays some of Victoria’s hottest and most danceable music. At the Copper Owl, they will play a set of originals and covers as well as leading the soul jam/GCG grand finale, featuring many other festival musicians.

Dutch Porter Robinson
In 1967, Robinson joined the soul group Ohio Players as lead vocalist and stayed with the band until 1972. In that time he sang, produced and wrote many tracks including “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” covered by David Bowie on Diamond Dogs. His mid 1970s singles as a solo artist are highly coveted amongst Northern Soul fans and collectors alike. In the late 80s, Robinson played Marvin Gaye in the hit musical 'Dream of A Lifetime,' based on The Life and Times of Marvin Gaye in London's West End and in Montreal and Toronto. During his twenty years in Halifax, he won numerous music awards including an East Coast Music Award in 2001.

Robinson currently resides in Vancouver, after moving there in 2012. He recently recorded and produced a new studio album Freedom with some of Vancouver’s finest musicians and producer Aaron Hamblin. Robinson was inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame last year (2013) as a member of the Ohio Players. Dutch Robinson will make his Vancouver Island debut at GCG 2014 in Victoria.

Tickets available at Lyle's Place or
Lucky Bar (7pm): Dutch Robinson with The New Souls (short set)
$15, show at 8pm
Copper Owl (10:30pm): The New Souls + Jam
$10, or $7 with ticket to early Show


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The New Souls (Soul/Pop/R&B)

The New Souls are a six-piece soul/R&B band. All of them lovers of soul music, a union was created to express soul music in a way that feels soulful to them, a way to incorporate broader musical influences into a genre that is based on feeling the music, and more specifically, the groove. The band is getting ready release it's first EP for spring... more info
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