Festival favourites, The Atlantic Players are a 9-piece soul band from Moseley, Birmingham. They deliver a southern soul sound you would have heard back in 1960’s New Orleans and Memphis. Uncovering tunes deep from within the soul vaults from sensational, often undiscovered artists such as Johnny Adams, Hank Johnson, Bettye Swann and Jeanne and the Darlings.
The Atlantic Players recreate killer tunes, hidden gems and undiscovered b-sides with an authentic sound, transporting you back to an era when rhythm & blues and soul music took the world by storm. Guaranteed to warm your dancing shoes at any festival! The Atlantic Players are: Hugh ‘Junior’ Blackwood’s on vocals, Keith Owen on guitar, Red on bass, Mick Laffoley on drums, Hugh ‘Number 9’ Graham on percussion, Andy Vine on piano and organ, Kate O’Malley on alto/tenor saxophone and flute, and Steve ‘Pretty Boy’ Bates on trumpet.