Six-piece soul sensation

GRAND STUFF: Rambunkshus
GRAND STUFF: Rambunkshus
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After a well-received appearance supporting The Selecter in May, top Northern Soul and Rhythm and Blues band Rambunkshus return to the stage at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Friday, November 9th.

The Lancashire band is headlining the Soul at the Centre of the Kingdom event, which will also feature Northern Soul DJs Neil Grainger, Geoff Buckley, Fred Kroll and Murray Miller.

Formed in 2009 by Clitheroe drummer Dec Sanderson, formerly of The Swing Commanders and The Backscratchers, Rambunkshus are dedicated to the Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk of 1960s urban America.

The six-piece line-up of Soul aficionados, who hail from Clitheroe, Bury and Blackburn, have built up an enthusiastic following on the Northern Soul and Rhythm and Blues scenes for their authentic ’60s sound reminiscent of great Northern Soul clubs, such as Manchester’s Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and The Torch, Stoke.

With around 100 years’ combined experience covering every style of music, from classical to blues, jazz to country, and having backed and supported artists as diverse as B. B. King, Tom Jones, Jimmy Ruffin, John Mayall, Linda Gail Lewis, Freddie Starr and Screaming Lord Sutch, Rambunkshus are looking forward to playing on home turf again.

Dec said: “We are delighted to have been invited to play at the Grand again. It should be a memorable night, given the great venue, fabulous soul DJs sharing the stage with us and enthusiastic home crowd.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and further details and tickets priced £10 are available from The Grand on 01200 421599.