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 will be out soon 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 a third track ‘Tonight‘ will be available on all streaming services and are 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 young trumpet player Dylan Morais and old hand Jeroen van Genuchten on tenor sax. Drummer Steve Cuijper 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: Dylan Morais

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

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.


Fri 5 May 22:30 Maloe Melo Amsterdam

Sat 1 July 20:30 De Nieuwe Anita Amsterdam

Wed 12 July 21:00 Bulldog Palace Leidseplein Amsterdam


Sat 15 April Bourbon Street Leidseplein Amsterdam

Sun 5 March Taverne Bergen

Wed 1 March Bulldog Palace Leidseplein Amsterdam

Thu 19 Jan Bourbon Street Leidseplein Amsterdam


Sat 31 Dec 19:00 Leonardo Hotel Floor 17 Rembrandtpark 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