The Band

The hardest working band in Chicagoland is back!!!  The Soul Papas have re-united to thrill audiences throughout the Chicago area.  Founded by John Harp and Josh Beatty, The Soul Papas is an an eight piece horn band with a diverse song list, electrifying vocals, powerful rhythm section and hard hitting horns that is guaranteed to thrill any audience.  As musicians determined to get everyone on their feet, The Soul Papas, don't disappoint. 

Candidly combining influences drawn from the classic soul tunes of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder; the merry wonderment of summertime staples of Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet and Lynyrd Skynyrd; the disco dance euphoria of KC and the Sunshine Band, Parliament, and the Tramps; the wailing rock classics of the 50's 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's; the sophisticated style of modern adult contemporary, the Soul Papas create a stellar musical explosion you won't forget. 

Combine the seductive, burning vocals of Leroy Winn with energetic solos of Harp, sax-man Josh Beatty and guitarist “Professor” Dan Becker and Larry Stigler with the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Patrick "Big" Lovelace and bass man Charles Johnson, you'll be left in a euphoric state that makes you want to jump back and kiss yourself.  The Soul Papas is the most versatile musical yum fest around.

The ingredients that complete the Soul Papas recipe include Leroy Winn (guitar, lead vocals), John Harp (trombone),  Josh Beatty (sax), Patrick Lovelace (drums), Charles Johnson (bass), Larry Stigler, Dan Becker (lead guitar, vocals).

The Soul Papas can be configured to fit any size requirement up to a full eleven piece show band down to a solo artist and everything in between. 

To fully appreciate the band's talent they must be seen live. So to quench your thirst, the Soul Papas can be found playing at festivals, parties and watering holes all around Chicagoland.  Or book the Soul Papas for your next event.