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Website:http://www.soul2soul.co.uk/



Short Abstract:Soul II Soul is a 2-time Grammy winning act that emerged at the end of the 1980s from London. The group initially attracted attention as a sound system, playing records at house and street parties Founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians - notably Nellee Hooper, Simon Law, Phillip 'Daddae' Harvey and Caron Wheeler - Soul II Soul's experiments in music-making of their own resulted in the dub plate "Fairplay," which secured them a deal with Virgin Records. They had huge hits in 1989 with the singles "Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life," both from their debut album Club Classics Vol. I. These songs (both featuring Wheeler on vocals) set the tone for early 90s mainstream dance music in the UK. .

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:London · United Kingdom

Years Active:1988 - 1997


Categories:British Dance Music Groups · British Electronic Music Groups · British House Music Groups · British Rhythm And Blues Musical Groups · Grammy Award Winners · Soul Musical Groups


Genres:Dance · Electronic Dance · Rhythm And Blues

Current Members:Caron Wheeler · Jazzie B · Nellee Hooper

Past Members:Melissa Bell · Rose Windross

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul is a 2-time Grammy winning act that emerged at the end of the 1980s from London.

The group initially attracted attention as a sound system, playing records at house and street parties Founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians - notably Nellee Hooper, Simon Law, Phillip 'Daddae' Harvey and Caron Wheeler - Soul II Soul's experiments in music-making of their own resulted in the dub plate "Fairplay," which secured them a deal with Virgin Records.

They had huge hits in 1989 with the singles "Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life," both from their debut album Club Classics Vol.

I.

These songs (both featuring Wheeler on vocals) set the tone for early 90s mainstream dance music in the UK.

Their follow-up album, Vol.

II: 1990 - A New Decade, yielded the hits "Get A Life" and "A Dream's A Dream," the latter featuring operatic vocals by Victoria Wilson-James.

While their U.S.

following declined somewhat following its release, Soul II Soul continued to have hits in the UK, including 1992's #4 single, "Joy."Soul II Soul reached Volume 5 of their series for Virgin in 1995, then released 2 more albums for Island Records.In October 2004 "Keep on Movin" appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on R&B, Soul radio station CSR 103.9.

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