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 band is an eclectic mix of all that is good in the music arena.

Candidly combining influences drawn from the classic soul tunes of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder to the merry wonderment of Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet and the Zac Brown Band, the Soul Papas create a stellar musical explosion. 

Combine the seductive, burning vocals of Leroy Barncord with energetic solos of Harp, sax-man Josh Beatty and Guitarist “Professor” Dan Becker 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 Bamcord (guitar, lead vocals), John Harp (trombone),  Josh Beatty (sax), Patrick Lovelace (drums), Charles Johnson (bass), Larry Stigler, Dan Becker (lead guitar, vocals).

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.

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