MULTI AWARD WINNING GROUP
3 TIMES WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC TRIBUTE AWARDS

CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND SONGS OF THE LEGENDARY DRIFTERS AND MORE

About Soul Kinda Wonderful

This section allows you to find out more about Soul Kinda Wonderful, who are expertly led by renowned songwriter, Richie Sampson. For more than 10 years, the group has wowed crowds across the UK, and have even performed in more exotic locations. Along the way this award winning act has picked up celebrity fans, including some of the biggest names in sport. If you love soul and Motown music, Soul Kinda Wonderful is the group for you.

Celebrate THE MUSIC AND SONGS OF A GOLDEN ERA

Since the 50's, musicians such as Ben E. King, The Temptations, and The Drifters have been part of the musical landscape. Now, Soul Kinda Wonderful is bringing soul and Motown back to the mainstream with their professional performances. The group resonates the magic of the most well-known hits of the last 70 years, getting people off their seats and onto the dance floor.

Award Winning Musicians

With excellent stage presence and real star quality, Soul Kinda Wonderful have performed all over the world, and won various accolades. One such award is the National Music Tribute Award 2017, which they’ve also won in 2013 and 2016. This shows that they’ve got no plans of slowing down, and that there’s much more to come.

More Than a Tribute Act

Being an outstanding act is only part of the fun for Soul Kinda Wonderful. Each member also contributes to original songs, which are primarily put together by Richie Sampson; who was also frontman of the world famous Foundations. He is the band leader, and is well-known for his excellent songwriting and stunning vocals. In the past, Richie has worked with members of The Drifters, including:

  • Ray Lewis 
  • Billy Lewis 
  • Roy G Hemmings
  • Peter Lamar
  • Butch Leake


Richie Sampson has toured with legendary groups like The Three Degrees, Georg McCrae, The Real Thing, The Stylistics to name a few...

A Set List You’ll Recognise

To give you a flavour of the songs that the group perform, they’ve been known to get crowds up with:

  • “Saturday Night at the Movies” (The Drifters)
  • “Under the Boardwalk” (The Drifters)
  • “My Girl” (The Temptations)
  • “Stand By Me” (Ben E. King)
  • “Save the Last Dance for Me” (The Drifters)
  • “I Can't Help Myself” (The Four Tops)
  • “Build Me up Buttercup” (The Foundations)
  • “Come on over to My Place” (The Drifters)

Famous Fans

Over the last 10 years, the band has gained some famous fans. Singers, actors, and footballers have all been impressed, with Alan Shearer giving a personal testimony. Other names include:

  • Tom Cruise
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
  • David Beckham
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Richard Branson
  • Coleen Nolan