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 5.8 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 Oct 13th
 - Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, Scotland


Sat Oct 27th
 - Skalloween, Dumfries, Scotland


Fri Nov 2nd
- South Shields Unionist Club
(call 07701 065173 for tickets)


Sat Nov 3rd
 - Girvan Scooter Club, Ayrshire


Fri Nov 9th
- Charity Event, Lucarlys, Grimsby
(call 07921 625802 for tickets)


Sat Dec 1st
 - Soul Christmas Party Night, Telford 

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


2019 Gigs


Fri Mar 8th
- Retro Music Weekend, Stanwix Park, Cumbria
 (ticket details to come)

Sat May 11th 
- The Blues Club, Gainsborough, Lincs
 (ticket details to come
)


Sun May 26th
- Maida Vale, Sheffield (ticket details to come)


Sat June 8th
- Private function


Previous gigs include: Ripley Live (x3), Richmond Live Festival, VW Festival, Leeds University, Masham Town Hall (x3), 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 North (x2), Marton Music Festival, Durham Brass Festival (x2), Hampstwaite Feast, The Troubadour (Northallerton), Girvan Scooter Club, Queens Hotel (Leeds), Glen Pavilion (Dunfermline), Bloodwise Charity Ball (Leyburn), Stone Valley Festival South, The Dome (London), Boston Scotoer Rally, Messy In Moortown, North Ormesby Institute, Maida Vale (Liverpool), Middleton Lodge, Otley Social Club, Silloth Music Festival.





















 

HELLO LONDON!

 

Could playing gigs down South be like waiting for a bus?  After a long wait, two came along at once - on the same day!  On Saturday June 9th after playing at the Stone Valley South Festival in the afternoon we headed down to North London to perform at The Dome  in the evening.  It's a 500 capacity venue with a great dancefloor.  The evening kicked off with a Motown pre-party with top DJs, followed by a 90 minute set from Sarah and the band. Then it was Northern Soul on vinyl all the way until 2am.  Amy Winehouse's Mum who's been following Sarah on Twitter came to the gig and tweeted "Went to see the amazing Sarah Collins and her band.  If you get the chance, go to see them for a great evening of music." 

 

SARAH ON THE RADIO

 

'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 also recently appeared on BBC Radio York talking about her recovery and her love of music.

 

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

On 5th May this year Sarah performed at the Annual Benefit Party for Able Flight at the legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio 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 got to meet some amazing people there and absolutely loved singing at such a prestigious venue.  I can't wait to go back to 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.