is a new young band from Amsterdam with a free spirit and a wild heart. The group has immersed themselves in soul, rhythm & blues by mastering all the old soul songs they love. With a setlist full of soul gems, they quickly built up a reputation in the Dutch live circuit.

Now they have just started to use this musical suitcase to write and record powerful songs of their own. These compositions are rooted in the classic soul of the 60s and 70s from Motown and Stax, but also have the modern neo soul vibe. The first two tracks are out now on 7” 45rpm vinyl. On side A the track ‘Our Thing’, featuring singer Remko Spaaij with his warm and rich voice on the neo-soul song he wrote. The band's anthem ‘I'm a Soul Survivor’ on side B shows what the band stands for: set the audience on fire by making real music. The songs together with soon a third track ‘Tonight‘ are available on all streaming services and form the prelude to a full album next year.

The band has the Rock Supplies in Amsterdam West as its headquarters. This is where guitarist Max de Kok and bassist Dimitri Gelens have a studio where the songs were recorded. It is a breeding ground where more top bands reside, such as funk band The Jig. The Soul Survivors horn section consists of the trumpet player Abriel Ferreira and veteran Jeroen van Genuchten on tenor sax. Drummer Steve Cuiper and keyboard player Branco Spadon are talents who are ready for the big job. Soul Survivors gonna take you higher, higher, higher!

Vocal: Remko Spaaij

Guitar: Max de Kok

Keys - Branco Spadon

Bass: Dimitri Gelens

Saxophone: Jeroen van Genuchten

Trumpet: Abriel Ferreira

Drums: Steve Cuiper

Songs Soul Survivors love to play:

Barefooting’ – Robert Parker

How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye

Standing On Shaky Ground – Temptations

Take Me To The River - Al Green

Rock’n Me – Steve Miller Band

Get Ready – Temptations

Ain’t No Love – Bobby "Blue" Bland

Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells

634-5789 – Wilson Picket

I Thank You – Sam & Dave

Ik Ben Een Gokker – Andre Hazes

Heart Of Gold – Charles Bradley

Kisssing My Love - Bill Withers

It's Your Thing – Isley Brothers

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

Better Things - Sharon Jones

Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles

I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding

Seven Nation Army - Ben L'Oncle Soul

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

Steamy Windows - Tina Turner

Groove Me - King Floyd


All aboard!

Since we all like to get them soul, funk and rocking rhytmn into every muscle and each bone, we are bringing you AMSTERDAM SOUL TRAIN! With a big pinch of vintage feel and a modern twist, you are bound to be shaking them hips, lower backs and funky necks!

Come and bring all of your friends, your family, your nieghbours or even your highschool principle! 

Every single soul is welcome!

Expect us playing live soul music and mix it up with the terribly good vibes of records spinning underground vinyl dandy: Gratis Knuffels Soundsytem.

All joined in the one and only Maloe Melo Amsterdam!

Hope to see you all there.

Our third song has already been on Spotify for a while now! We are excited about it and we look forward to seeing you at one of our live gigs!


New track released

Tonight, now on Spotify

July/1 - 7 inch vinyl release Party

@ De Nieuwe Anita - Amsterdam << MORE INFO >>

The 7 inch vinyl is now available! Hook us up at the gig this saturday for a copy of the first pressing! Not only we are celebrating this funky fact, Max the guitar player that colours the Soul Survivors' groove with realness and uncompromised auditive six string love, will take the opportunity to raise glasses on his 28th birthday! So much to celebrate! We have heard rumours that it will be a crowded house so be sure to be there in time cuz' showtime's at 21:30 sharp! 


24 May 2023: I'm A Soul Survivor - Out on Spotify

On Friday the 26th of may, the follow up of our debut single "Our Thing" is a sweet fact! We are going to take you higher with this piece and hope to be able to play it for you guys soon!

This second release was also recorded in the Rock Supplies Studios.

As we already mentioned below, a real 7 inch vinyl is on the way to slide on to your record player. For now you will be able to buy it at our gigs, more info on distribution will be shared when available...

Don't forget our upcoming RELEASE PARTY:

- The Vinyl Single release Party in Nieuw Anita Amsterdam on 1 July. Stay tuned for this by following the Instagram channel #soulsurvivorsamsterdam.

15 April 2023: Our Thing - Released on Spotify

On Friday 14 April, the first track of the Soul Survivors was finally released on all streaming channels. 

The song Our Thing is the band's own composition.

This is followed by two more originals: the anthem I'm a Soul Survivor and Tonight. You can already hear the songs live at the performances. The songs were recorded in the Rock Supplies Studios of guitarist Max and bassist Dimitri. Because Soul Survivors is a soul band, the songs will also be released on a genuine vinyl 7".

Then, to really kick off these creative outbursts, you are more than welcome to come by at two RELEASE PARTIES:

- "Our Thing" Release party on 15 April in Bourbon Street Amsterdam.

- The Vinyl Single release Party in Nieuw Anita Amsterdam on 1 July. Stay tuned for this by following the Instagram channel #soulsurvivorsamsterdam.


Sat 30 Sep 22:00 Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sat 28 Oct 23:00 Bourbon Street Amsterdam


Sat 17 Feb 20:00 Jazzkeller Krefeld Germany


Wed 12 July Bulldog Palace Amsterdam

Sat 1 July De Nieuwe Anita Amsterdam

Sat 17 June Open Lucht Museum Arnhem

Fri 5 May Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sun 23 April Renbaan Duindigt

Sat 15 April Bourbon Street Amsterdam

Sun 5 March Taverne Bergen

Wed 1 March Bulldog Palace Amsterdam

Thu 19 Jan Bourbon Street Amsterdam


Sat 31 Dec Leonardo Hotel Floor 17 Amsterdam

Sat 26 Nov Miles Amersfoort 

Fri 16 Sep Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sat 18 Jun DRC Durgerdam

Sat 21 May Zaal 100 Amsterdam

Rocksupplies @ Zaal100
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Soul Survivors in Bourbon Street 19 Jan 2023
Nieuwe Anita 1 Juli 2023