Meet The Band
Discover Something Soul’s members.
Piano & Vocals
Emily White is a classically trained singer and songwriter who performs a unique blend of music which hints at her love for jazz, soul and the finest songwriters of the 70’s to the present day. Her rich vocals and jazz inspired piano style can be the perfect backdrop to your wedding or corporate event. With over 6 years of experience, Emily has built up a solid reputation around Derbyshire and London, e.g. performing at Makeney Hall & Breadsall Priory, two of Derbyshire’s popular wedding venues. Due to her strong vocal range she is able to perform anything from modern pop songs such as Adele’s someone like you; to older classics by Carole King, Whitney Houston and The Carpenters. She will learn new songs on request and is always adding to her repertoire.
Dums & Chat
Craig Norford has been playing drums since his teens and building an irresistible groove to keep toes tapping and bootys shaking. Craig has worked with many artists bands and shows such as Floacist, Count Drachma, Emily White, Jamie Joseph, Sophie Simmonds, Dutty Rascals, The Lawn Club, Yasmin Lacey, The Morning Tourist, and many more. When not gigging you can find Craig recording drums for artists from his home studio in south west London.
Rosie, our sax master, when she’s not playing with us can be found in orchestras and bands all over the country.
Simon has been laying down rock-solid bass lines for over 10 years, forming a tight and funky signature style. ‘Born-and-bred’ in Birmingham, Simon has enjoyed a diverse range of experiences as a musician, performing for numerous musicals, jazz/function bands and singer songwriters. In recent years, Simon has been particularly grateful for collaborations with Charlie and the Funk Factory, the Expresso Bongo Orchestra, Moonlighters Band, Black Country Living Museum, Arts Centre Telford, Birmingham Ormiston Academy, University of Birmingham and University of Wolverhampton.
Joe grew up playing the piano, but reaching university in Birmingham quickly realised it was a popular choice with opportunities difficult to find.
Not so for the trumpet! Making a gradual, painful transition Joe started to find his feet in brass bands, big bands, orchestras, quintets, and finally the Norford and White trio.
Now there’s no looking back, Joe plays trumpet regularly at London venues with the trio, and other groups like Argle Bargle, King Groovy and the Hornstars, and has recently set up a (so far unnamed) brass quintet of local players in South East London.