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The Ray Charles Band

The Ray Charles Band brings you the ultimate tribute act; paying homage to Rhythm & Blues pioneer and originator of the Soul Music genre. Performing an impressive repertoire from his prolific career, The Ray Charles Band's ability to capture the iconic sound and energy of Ray Charles is second only to the man himself!

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Set List / Repertoire

Hit the Road Jack
Georgia On My Mind
I Believe
Lonely Avenue
Tell the World About You
What Kind of Man Are You
Lets Go Get Stoned
Unchain My Heart
I Don’t Need No Doctor
Don’t Set Me Free
I Got A Woman
What I’d Say
Shake Your Tail Feather
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Loves Gonna Live Here
Should’ve Been Me
Night Time is the Right Time
How Do You Feel
All I Ever Need Is You
In The Heat Of The Night
Busted
Baby Don’t You Cry
You Are My Sunshine
Moving On
Hold on I'm coming - Sam and Dave
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Jungle Boogie - Kool and The Gang
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Mustang Sally - The Commitments (Wilson Pickett)
Use Me Up - Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Think - Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Come Together- The Beatles
Proud Mary - Ike andn Tina Turner
Take Me To The River - Al Green
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Just my Imagination - The Temptations
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon / Diana Ross
Everybody - The Blues Brothers / solomon burke / wilson picket
Sunshine Of Your Love - Spanky Wilson
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfiled
Stuck in the middle with you -Steelers Wheel

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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  • Unsatisfactory 0
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Liverpool based The Ray Charles Band prove to be much more than a run of the mil...

5 stars - (Ray Charles) The Ray Charles Band are Highly Recommended booked The Ray Charles Band for their event

“Liverpool based The Ray Charles Band prove to be much more than a run of the mill tribute band. Russell Christian, famed for Liverpool band The Christians, fronts the performance and embodies all the qualities of the late musician, whilst adding his own unique flair to the instantly recognisable songs. Supported by the brilliant backing band and backing singers, this is a band you do not want to miss!”


Fun, Slick, but ALWAYS cool!

5 stars - (Ray Charles) The Ray Charles Band are Highly Recommended booked The Ray Charles Band for their event

“They draw you into their eclectic mix of personality and style-then its too late to look away. you are hooked left right and centre. Fun,Slick,but ALWAYS cool!”


Sultry, sophisticated and uplifting old school soul and blues.

5 stars - (Ray Charles) The Ray Charles Band are Highly Recommended booked The Ray Charles Band for their event

“Sultry, sophisticated and uplifting old school soul and blues. The Ray Charles Band belt out gorgeous arrangements of glamorous classics that are guaranteed to get you dancing!”


The Ray Charles Band are a brilliant band, they're performance on the Liverpool ...

5 stars - (Ray Charles) The Ray Charles Band are Highly Recommended booked The Ray Charles Band for their event

“The Ray Charles Band are a brilliant band, they're performance on the Liverpool Bandstand drew a great crowd and had all ages up and dancing! It was a true celebration of Ray Charles' wonderful music by talented performers. We look forward to having them perform again.”

Prices

Price from £1,849 + travel from Merseyside

Based on 7 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • Wales From £1,849
  • East Midlands From £1,927
  • North West From £1,927
  • West Midlands From £1,940
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,005
  • East of England From £2,005
  • North East From £2,043
  • South East From £2,056
  • South West From £2,056
  • Scotland From £2,133

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Performance Times

2 x 45mins


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Lineup

Default lineup: 7 members

7 Piece: Lead Vocals/Keyboard/Saxophone, 2 x Female Vocals, Horn, Drums, Double Bass & Guitar.

*10 Piece Band also available (please see booking options).

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Highlights
* Lead vocals by Russell Christian- member of the multi platinum, no. 1 selling soul band ‘The Christians’.
* Accompaniment from a top quality, highly experienced band.
* Available as a 7 or 10 piece line-up (please see booking options).

Russell Christian - original member of the multi platinum, number one selling soul band ‘The Christians’ - brings you the ultimate tribute act; paying homage to Rhythm & Blues pioneer and originator of the Soul Music genre, the late, great Ray Charles.

With his soul soaked voice and amazing instrumental ability on the piano and saxophone, Russell’s ability to capture the iconic sound and energy of Ray Charles is second only to the man himself.

Joining Russell on vocals we have ‘The RayLaa’s’, the breath taking female harmony section, singing spine tingling harmonies and delivering dazzling dance moves that never fail to hold any crowd captivated.

The band behind the big sound of A Ray Of Charles is a powerhouse of veteran instrumentalists from the Liverpool music scene, who have played extensively amongst the regions most exciting and ground-breaking bands.

The band’s musicians have an immense catalogue of experience; having performed internationally in America, Asia and Europe, as well as recording and performing alongside such legends as Paul McCartney, James Brown and Barry White amongst many others.

The Ray Charles Band perform an impressive repertoire from the prolific career of Ray, as well as a selection of other classic songs from the genres of soul, stax, motown, rhythm & blues, funk, cult cinema and imaginative remakes of modern classics.

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