No more time to waste! Everybody should get ready for a soulful Christmas, which is precisely what The Soul Snatchers did. Last week The Snatchers decided – while being in session – to spontaneously record a Christmas original. A riff driven soul classic was born in no time featuring legendary Dutch soul singer Jimi Bellmartin. Continue reading
The waiting is over. After releasing their debut album ‘Sniffin’ and Snatchin” in 2007, The Soul Snatchers are back with a brand new single featuring dutch soul legend Jimi Bellmartin with the track ‘Who I Am’. In many ways it’s exactly what you would expect from a good Soul band. An outstanding groove, wah-wah guitars and some tight horns. However the voice and strong melody of Jimi Bellmartin take the song even further and brings an element of the unexpected to a song that feels instantly familiar. The Soul Snatchers made once again another most carefully crafted soul tune ! Continue reading
After two successful singles and their strong debut album “Sniffin’ and Snatchin”, The Soul Snatchers are back with yet another promising single! This is just one tasty morsel from their forth coming album in 2010. ‘Real Soul music never dies’. This is what the insatiable musicians of Dutch band, The Soul Snatchers prove every time they treat a swinging crowd to their timeless, down-to-earth Funk and Soul tunes. It is powerfully clear that their roots are buried deep in the sexy sixties and seventies, of the 20th century. Continue reading
In September 2007 the second 7″ record, with Dutch Soul singing sensation Jimi Bellmartin was released. Jimi stormed the charts in the early 1970’s with funky songs like ‘So Fine’ and ‘Moviestar’, and even held the no.1 position in Latin America for several weeks. During the past few decades he has toured with people like Eric Burdon, Percy Sledge and Lou Rawls. The CD ‘Dutch Rare Groove’ brought Jimi back into the limelight in 2005 with his own vintage Soul tracks. Over the past years he toured all the major Dutch venues and brought the soulful hits from the 70’s back to life triumphantly, together with musicians like Oscar Harris, Peter Smidt and Louis Debeij.
In the Fall of 2006 The Soul Snatchers’ first 7” vinyl record on the Social Beats label, ‘Sniffin’ & Snatchin’ ‘, was released. It immediately caught the attention of deejays like Keb Darge, Henry Storch, Andy Smith, Kenny Dope, Soul Rabbi and Paul Weller. And of quite a lot of record buyers: it didn’t take long before the record had to be re-pressed!