Sarah Collins is a firm favourite on today's Motown and Northern Soul scene with many appearances at UK and European festivals and events.  Her YouTube channel has thousands of subscribers from all over the world, and videos of her singing covers to backing tracks have clocked up over 7.7 million views. 

She now plays with a group of highly experienced musicians to recreate the live sound and feel of the songs which originated from 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 one, two or 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
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2019 Gigs   Latest News
 
Sat July 20th - RailFest, Harrogate   BUY TICKETS

Sat July 27th - Northern Soul/Motown Weekend, Longbeach Leisure Park, Hornsea, East Yorks (limited tickets £5 on the door)

Sat Sept 7th - Masham Town Hall  BUY TICKETS

Sat Oct 12th - Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries  BUY TICKETS

Sat Oct 26th - Penicuik Town Hall, Midlothian  BUY TICKETS
Sat Nov 9th - Bradford City Football Club  BUY TICKETS

Sat Nov 30th - Soul Party Night, Telford  BUY TICKETS

2020 Gigs
Fri April 17th - Grassington Town Hall (ticket details to come)

Sat Oct 10th - West Witton Village Hall (ticket details to come)


Previous public gigs include:
Ripley Live (x3), Richmond Live Festival, VW Festival, Leeds University, Masham Town Hall (x3), Oakengates Theatre (Telford x3), Retro Music Weekend (Stanwix Park), The Avenue (Chesterfield), Charity Soul (Harrogate), Skegness Scooter Rally, Woody's Music Shack, Dumfries Soul Club (x4), 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 (x2), Bloodwise Charity Ball (Leyburn), Stone Valley Festival South, The Dome (London), Boston Scooter Rally, Messy In Moortown, North Ormesby Institute, Maida Vale (Liverpool), Middleton Lodge, Otley Social Club, Silloth Music Festival, Haven Thorpe Park (Cleethorpes), Skalloween (Dumfries), Lucarlys (Grimsby), Venue 73 (Brighouse), Cockerton Insititute (Darlington), Longridge Civic Hall (Preston), Rochdale Cricket Club, Gainsborough Blues Club, Grassington Town Hall, Maida Vale (Sheffield), Ilkley Tennis Club Members' Ball, Vintage for Victory Festival (Cardiff).






















SARAH'S HOMECOMING

On November 9th 2019 Sarah will be performing in Bradford, the city where she was born and brought up.  The gig, a night of live Motown and Northern Soul music, will be at Bradford City Fotball Club. Says Sarah: I'm really looking to playing to a hometown audience and hoping to see a lot of old friends there. If you're coming, don't forget your dancing shoes".

 

MOTOWN 60

2019 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the foundation of Tamla Motown records in Detroit. Within a decade 79 of their records had made the American Top 10 and they had achieved countless hits around the world. Keep The Faith have recently been adding many Motown songs to their repertoire, and to celebrate the anniversary, Dumfries Soul Club have asked Sarah and the band to perform a Motown only gig on their fifth visit to the Cairndale Hotel in the town on October 12th.

 

SARAH GOES STATESIDE

On 5th May 2018 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."

 

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!  In June 2018, 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 has also been featured on the popular US podcast 'Kreiner's Korner'.  In the 47 minute programme Sarah talks about her background and love for music, and Jeff Kreiner plays several tracks both from Sarah and the band.  You can listen  here.