Luv Bomb is a 60’s(ish) soul based band doing traditional Stax/Volt and Atlantic Records style music. We try to expose the crowd to some songs that are off the beaten path, but do play some favorites as well (don’t worry…no Mustang Sally). We are currently a six-piece band with male and female vocals and we specialize in filling dance floors
We play classic soul covers such as:
|Green Onions||Booker T & the MGs|
|Ain’t Too Proud to Beg||Temptations|
|I Got Loaded||Lil’ Bob & the Lollipops|
|Twenty Five Miles||Edwin Starr-Male|
|Mr. Pitiful||Otis Redding|
|I’m a Good Woman||Lydia Pence & Cold Blood|
|Knock on Wood||Otis Redding/Carla Thomas|
|If You Want Me to Stay||Sly & the Family Stone|
|Baby I Love You||Aretha Franklin|
|Proud Mary||Ike & Tina Turner|
|Slip Away||Clarence Carter|
|Tell me Something Good||Rufus|
|Land of 1000 Dances||Wilson Pickett|
|Tighten Up||Archie Bell & the Drells –|
|Some Kind of Wonderful||Soul Brothers Six|
|Rescue Me||Fontella Bass|
|She’s Looking Good||Rodger Collins|
|Mr. Big Stuff||Jean Knight|
|Wrap it up||Sam & Dave|
|Son of a Preacher Man||Dusty Springfield|
|Show Me||Joe Tex|
|Mean Man||Betty Harris|
|I Heard It Through the Grapevine||Gladys Knight & the Pips|
|I Can’t Turn You Loose||Otis Redding|
|Hip Hug Her||Booker T & the MGs-|
|Take Me to the River||Al Green|
|Take a Little Piece of My Heart||Erma Franklin|
|Let’s Stay Together||Al Green|
|Nutbush City Limits||Ike & Tina Turner|
|Tramp||Otis Redding & Carla Thomas-duet|
|Everyday People||Sly & the Family Stone|
|Sweet Soul Music||Arthur Conley|
|Tell Mama||Etta James|
|Ain’t Messin’ Round||Gary Clarke Jr.|
|I Want to Take You Higher||Sly & the Family Stone|
|I Wish||Stevie Wonder|
Cynthia is the resident Canadian in the band, and is ecstatically thrilled to be bringing some Northern soul into Southwestern action. Don’t be surprised by her nice smile and petite frame – this gal’s got pipes! By day, she works at a Yoga studio, by night…well…you’ll have to get to know her a little better to find that out…eh?
Seanda (vocals) is new to the scene. Her enthusiasm and instinctive approach to music help Luv Bomb bring their show to the next level. Her contributions on background vocals and tambourine are the icing on our soul cake. She is also one of the few single people in the band, so guys, watch out!
Jonathan B (bass) has played in hip hop, dance, soul and funk bands throughout the Bay Area and Colorado. He has played in successful bands that have played small clubs to big stages including Red Rocks amphitheater. He just had his first child (a girl!).
KC Cormack has been playing guitar for audiences big and small for all his life. He was most recently in Heavy Petty, a Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and toured in England last year with Elliot Schneider & the Big Bang.
Phil Galante (drums) is a big man with a big beat. His economic style is reminiscent of Al Jackson Jr, one of his chief influences. Phil has played in Northern Soul and rock bands (such as The Inciters) all over the Bay Area.
Tommy Rude (keyboards) has recently relocated to the Bay Area from L.A.
Tommy has played and recorded with diverse acts from Bob Dylan to KISS and has released music on Rhino & Warner Bros. with critically acclaimed rock groups Only Child and Harlow. Tommy’s music has been featured worldwide including Academy Award winning movies, but his heart is into live soul music!
SJ plays sax, flute and clarinet for the ages. Former K-4 music teacher (retired). Conjunto Picante, Redwood Wires, James Apollo, Firehead Jerry, Yung Mars & Tha Baysix, Millville Plains, Chick Jagger, Berkeley Playhouse, Redwood City Symphony, New Millennium Chamber Orchestra. Loves Saint-Saëns, hates Mozart, reay to take bullets for saying so. GS Troop leader 3144 (retired).