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Masters of Soul

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who've been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls. 

See for yourself what other presenters are saying about the show by clicking on the "Reviews" tab!

Masters of Soul performs:

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Temptations - The Four Tops - Diana Ross & The Supremes - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Barry White - Sam and Dave - James Brown - and many more!

Treat your audience to the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by these legendary artists with a performance by Masters of Soul! 

Historic Henrico Theatre - Highland Springs, VA

It was great! They were more than pleasant and purely professional...I'd definitely recommend them to ANYONE and EVERYONE - our audience already wants them to come back! Thanks again!

University of South Carolina Lancaster Event

I just wanted to let you know they blew us away Friday night. They were incredible. We have a lot of national artists come through the venue and none are more talented vocalists than these guys were.

CityStage & Symphony Hall - Springfield, MA

An awesome trip back to the 50's, 60's, & 70's. The audience moved and sang along with every song! A beautiful group of people to work with and an awesome concert. I recommend them to everyone.

Batavia Fine Arts Centre - IL

Absolutely fantastic! Anyone who doesn't book them is an idiot.
Such a pleasurable experience! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Stanly County Concert Association – Albemarle, NC

Nothing but rave reviews with the show!!!  Audience actually danced in the aisles!  Most definitely we would have them back in a couple of years.  That music never goes out of style.

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts – Wilmington, NC

Our event was a smashing success! Great houses both nights. The group couldn't have been nicer to work with and were very gracious to waiting fans (of which there were many) after the shows. It was a pleasure to have them at Thalian Hall and we look forward to having them back in the future.

Freedom Hall - Village of Park Forest, IL

We had a great night here on Feb. 22! Sold out house and they just did a fabulous job of entertaining! Everything went as well as it could and our audience loved them. Great group of folks to work with too! So….great job in recommending them to us and thank you for your work to support this!

They may warrant an encore engagement, when do you get an idea of their touring for 2013 - 2014? I know they are just completing this tour so maybe they don't even want to think about it yet!!

Grenada Arts Partnership – MS

Excellent once again! So many people ask us to bring them back every season!

Tower Theatre - Bend, OR

Great show...people loved them...huge crowd....can I make them my house band?

Montalvo Center for the Arts - Saratoga, CA

So much fun - the audience loved them!  I received only positive comments (and there were a lot) as people were leaving.  One gentleman shared with me that he has been to Montalvo performances for 30 years and this was the best in those 30 years!  Impressive vocals....just a really fun, fun evening!!   The group was a real pleasure to work with! Would love to have them back here in 2014 or 15. Thank you for a most fun and memorable evening!!

Rylander Theatre - Americus, GA

The show was a smash hit, or as my Mayor (who never attends anything at the theatre) said "This was a homerun!" So that's a good thing to hear. The audience absolutely loved them. I will definitely recommend them to my colleagues at our next Georgia Presenters meeting!

Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center - Jackson, TN

Awesome!!!  The program was within 40 of a sell out and everyone really seemed to enjoy them.  They were great to work with.  Some of the nicest we have ever seen.  Would definitely recommend them to others and would love to have them back in the future.

Athens Area Council for the Arts - TN

Everything went very smoothly.  They are wonderful to work with!  Our audience was quite large - we sold 780 out of 800 seats - and they loved it, every minute.  These folks have hit on something that people want to see and hear.  I had a realization from looking at my audience - and at the middle school audience who received their school show - EVERYBODY loves Motown.  They were great with the school audience - coming into the audience - had a couple of hundred of the kids on their feet and dancing!  The middle school's music teacher had been teaching Motown for a few days, so they were primed!  They had only promised some of the singers, not necessarily in costume, etc. - but the entire cast performed.

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield, IA

Great show! Sold out show! The men were absolute show stealers. I'd recommend them to anyone!

College of the Albemarle - Elizabeth City, NC

I have NEVER, yes I said never, seen EC patrons get up and dance during a concert!!! I sat next to one lady who I was pretty sure we'd have to call 911 for if she didn't calm down!!! She was dancing, brought her own sweat rag, we gave her a fan and she stood up and danced almost the whole concert! Even the men got up and danced! My cheeks hurt by the end of the night because I had smiled and laughed so much!!!

They were great to work with and very sweet, each and every one of them!

What a blast! So much fun was had by all!!!! My feedback is keep doing what you're doing! I wouldn't change a thing!!!

Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks – Bethlehem, PA

The best show of our summer and our biggest crowd to date!  The crowd was huge - spilling out to the sides and hanging from the steel rafters!  They were fabulous and the audience loved them!  We're near NYC and Philadelphia, and they are by far one of the best Motown bands I have ever seen and we have a lot of exceptional talent nearby. People are already asking when we're going to bring them back next year!  They were wonderful to work with and we were just so thrilled to have them as part of our season.

Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College - Smithfield, NC

Awesome!  Great audience response and they were the best show of the season!  So accommodating and they did a meet & greet after the show.  It was a great show to end our season!

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - Hilton Head, SC

Three sold out shows with standing ovations in each show!  They were easy, easy, easy to work with and their show was flawless, absolutely flawless.   Our audience loved them and they were the bomb, soup to nuts.  Our tech crew loved them, our audience loved them and we want to have them back. One of the best cover shows we've ever had.  I can't say enough good things. Just terrific, this is a real hit!

Kirkland Fine Arts Center - Decatur, IL

Truly one the best shows that I have presented!  Actually, one of the favorite shows in the 15 years that I have been here!  They were wonderful in the outreach program at Boys & Girls Club.  Even though the weather was awful, the concert was attended by just under 1,000 patrons.  There were nothing but positive comments from attendees with many asking for me to bring more groups like this (if only they existed!) or when they would be returning!  It was a great night; one that reminded me why I do what I do =).

Lees-McRae College - Banner Elk, NC

WOW - what a performance on Monday night.  Our audience left dancing and singing.  Your performance was a great way to end our season.  We already have members calling to see when you can come back again.

Masters of Soul offers an educational school show that exposes student participants to the music of the Motown era and teaches them about the significance of the music and the artists who recorded it. The show consists of performances by both the male and female vocalists backed by the keyboardist. The group members follow each performance segment with a topical discussion, including personal reflections from individuals in the group as well as background about the historical and cultural significance of Motown music in American history. The performers welcome questions from the audience throughout the discussion.

    Temptations Medley

    Martha Reeves Medley

    Smokey Robinson Medley

    Supremes Medley

    Marvin Gaye Medley

    Marvin Gaye & Tammie Terrell Duet Medley

    Gladys Knight & Pips Medley