Sarah Collins is a firm favourite on today's Northern Soul scene with many appearances at UK and European festivals and events.  Her YouTube channel has thousands of subscribers, and videos of her singing mostly Northern Soul covers to backing tracks have clocked up over 4.75 million views. 

She now plays with a group of highly experienced musicians to recreate the live sound and feel of the songs which originated on an underground scene during the mid 60s and have swept the dance floors ever since. 

With a line-up of guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, backing vocals and a three-piece brass section, the band play authentic arrangements of the original songs.  Keep The Faith provide a live Northern Soul and Motown experience that is second to none.


 

                                                                                                                                  Keep The Faith's Live CD is now available.  Click HERE to purchase a copy.

 

 

2018 Gigs    Latest News

Sat May 5th
 - Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio (Sarah only)

Sat May 19th
- Charity Ball                                SOLD OUT


Sat May 26th
- Private function


Sat Jun
2nd - Masham Town Hall (near Ripon, N.Yorks)


Sat Jun 9th (afternoon)
- Stone Valley Festival South, Hertfordshire


Sat Jun 9th (evening) - The Dome, Tufnell Park, London


Sat Jun 16th 
 - Private function


Sun Jun 24th
- Telford Scooter Rally (date to be rearranged)


Sat Jul 14th
- Ripley Live (near Harrogate)


Sat Jul 28th 
- Private function


Sat Aug 4th
- Boston Scooter Rally


Sat Aug 11th
 - Messy in Moortown, Lincolnshire


Sat Aug 25th
- North Ormesby Institute, Middlesbrough
(Call 01642 313332 for tickets)


Fri Aug 31st
- Private function


Fri Sep 7th 
- Silloth Music Festival, Cumbria


Sat Sep 8th
- Private Function


Sat Oct 13th
 - Soul Night, Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries


Sat Oct 27th
 - Skalloween, Dumfries


Sat Nov 3rd
 - Girvan Scooter Club, Ayrshire


Sat Dec 1st
- Soul Christmas Party Night, Oakengates Theatre, Telford (ticket details to come)

Sat Dec 8th 
- Motown & Soul Christmas Party, Venue 73, Brighouse



Previous gigs include: Ripley Live, Richmond Live Festival, VW Festival, Leeds University, Masham Town Hall (x2), Oakengates Theatre (Telford) x2, Retro Music Weekend (Stanwix Park), The Avenue (Chesterfield), Charity Soul (Harrogate), Skegness Scooter Rally, Woody's Music Shack, Dumfries Soul Club (x3), Mansfield Stagfest, Hull Ionians RUFC Summer Ball, Stone Valley Festival, Marton Music Festival, Durham Brass Festival, Hampstwaite Feast, The Troubadour (Northallerton), Girvan Scooter Club, Queens Hotel (Leeds), Glen Pavilion (Dunfermline).





















 

HELLO LONDON!

 

Could playing gigs down South be like waiting for a bus?  After a long wait, two come along at once - on the same day!  On Saturday June 9th after we play at the Stone Valley South Festival in the afternoon we'll be heading down to North London to perform at The Dome in Tufnell Park in the evening.  It's a 500 capacity venue with a great dancefloor.  The evening will kick off at 8pm with a Motown pre-party with top DJs, followed by a 90 minute set from Sarah and the band at 9.30. Then it's Northern Soul on vinyl all the way until 2am.  Get your tickets at www.soulticket.co.uk and as a thank you to our website visitors, for a limited period you can use the discount code KTF to get £2.50 off every booking (not ticket).

 

SARAH ON BBC RADIO 4

 

'Soul Music' is a long-running series on BBC Radio 4 in which people talk about songs which mean a lot to them and have moved them emotionally. In an episode on Procul Harum's 'A Whiter Shade of Pale', Sarah's Dad talks about first hearing the record after finding it on the turntable of an old gramophone in a pub his father had just taken over, and Sarah tells how her Dad asked her to upload a cover version to her YouTube channel as part of her music therapy to recover from her brain tumour. You can listen to an extract from the programme here.

 

SARAH'S U.S. PODCAST

 

Sarah has been featured on the popular US podcast 'Kreiner's Korner'.  It's presented by Jeff Kreiner who formerly worked in senior roles at CBS Television.  For 10 years he was Executive Producer of 'On Location: Las Vegas', interviewing a host of Vegas stars including Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, Gladys Knight, Andy Williams and Frankie Valli.  Jeff discovered Sarah's YouTube channel and, after viewing many the 500 plus songs she's uploaded, he invited her to join him in conversation on his podcast.  In the 47 minute programme Sarah talks about her background and love for music, and Jeff plays several tracks both from Sarah and the band.  You can listen at https://tinyurl.com/ycogn7mf

 

SARAH GOES STATESIDE

Sarah has accepted an invitation to perform at the Annual Benefit Party for Able Flight at the legendary and very prestigious Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on 5th May this year with Tad Robinson and his band.  Able Flight is an aviation non-profit scholarship program that makes it possible for people with a variety of physical disabilities to become licensed pilots.  Sarah said "I’m so grateful to Able Flight for this fantastic opportunity to sing in the States".

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME

 

Sarah and the band have been booked to play at two Christmas parties in December in two superb venues.  On Saturday December 1st we're returning to the Oakengates Theatre in Telford having been rebooked after our sell-out appearance in February. 


A week later we're delighted to be making our first visit to Venue 73, the old Ritz Ballroom in Brighouse.  Since its rebranding and reopening under new ownership, it's become one of the North's premier live music venues.