Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
It’s time to get aboard the Soul Train
Let's set the scene: It's the 1960s. Soul and R&B saturate the air-waves and major record labels like Motown, Stax and Atlantic are churning out incredible dance records, hit after hit, year after year.
Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder are the kings and queens of soul who go on to be legends. Everyone wants to be part of it. No-one can refuse. It's time to get aboard the Soul Train.
Join the irrepressible Stratosfunk for a one-night stand where they have expanded into an eleven-piece band complete with toe-tappin' rhythm section, blistering horn section, a front row of powerhouse vocalists and the ever gorgeous go-go dancers.
Stratosfunk are a stylish high-energy soul band where the music is vital but so are the dance moves and the clothes. Retro moves and grooves go hand-in-hand with virtuoso solos and musicianship which is irrepressible and second-to-none.
We're all geared up to have ball so we want our audience to feel as if they have stepped back in time to have a brilliant night out at the Regal Theatre," says drummer Dom D'Leno.
The Soul Purpose DJs – aka DJ Agent Double-O Soul and King & Peas – will spin vintage vinyl to get the party started and keep the vibe going after the show.
If you ever wanted an excuse to do the Mash Potato, the Tighten Up, the Boogaloo or just get your Soul Clap on, you need to get yourself on the Stratosfunk Soul Train.
Once you're aboard, dancing is wildly inevitable. We challenge you to remain in your seats.
Pre-show party from 7pm, Show starts 8pm, After-show party from 10pm.
To see the band in action visit Vimeo. For more information on Stratosfunk check out their website or find @stratosfunk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Soul Train is on at the Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco, on Friday, May 17, 2013. Tickets cost $42 and are available from the TICKETEK website, on 1300 795 012, or in person at Venue Box Office.