Prepare yourself for a musical ride full of funky hits, cool grooves, and good times! Platinum Soul has the ability to generate the excitement and enthusiasm that will have every crowd on its feet. The band consists of seasoned musicians, who put on a show that is often imitated, but rarely duplicated by other groups. Platinum Soul performs at private functions, nightclubs, festivals, and local restaurants in the Seattle – Tacoma area and throughout the Northwest. Whenever Platinum Soul takes the stage, there is never any question as to where the party is!
Lead and background vocals
After performing for decades as one of the premier entertainers throughout the Pacific Northwest, seasoned vocalist Sidney Weldele-Wallace returns to the stage with Platinum Soul. Sidney’s distinctive, powerful vocals deliver a stylistic approach to multiple genres of music including rock, pop, jazz, and R&B. Sidney is an exciting and engaging performer. Her experience, energy, and professionalism create an instant rapport with every audience.
An accomplished saxophonist and vocalist, Keith started playing at the age of ten. He began his pro career in high school, playing in Tacoma-area jazz and funk bands. During a tour of duty in the Air Force, Keith performed in talent shows in the US and Asia, winning several awards. An exciting soloist, Keith has performed with the groups Midnite Walk, Soul Passport, and the Carter Brothers.
Trumpet, flugelhorn, and horn arrangements
Kevin England is a trumpet artist who has enriched the lives of many over the years. He has had the opportunity to perform and share the stage with notable acts and artists such as; Tony Bennett, Diane Schurr, The Four Tops, Greg Adams, and Paul Brown to name a few. Kevin's chief influence and musical mentor is the famous jazz Trumpet Artist, Bobby Shew.
Kevin toured the country with a small circus band in the 1980's that was based in Florida. He has remained active playing locally in a wide range of musical styles and settings which include Blues, R&B, Big band and small group jazz.
Kevin, who is a cancer survivor -- and considers said-survival-and-all-of-life a miraculous gift from God -- hopes to continue to touch and brighten peoples lives with music in celebration of God's beautiful creation.
Lead vocals and keyboards
An accomplished lead vocalist and front man, Ray has been entertaining audiences throughout the Northwest for quite some time. Originally from New Orleans and as a young man, Ray was mentored by Aaron and Art Neville. Ray brings a style to the stage that makes you feel like he's entertaining you in his living room, engaging and inviting.
Ray has excited audiences from Las Vegas to Reno, to the Pacific Northwest and Canada, opening for groups such as: Cameo, Midnight Star, Rose Royce, and ConFunkShun. He has performed with well-known groups like Bump Kitchen, Society's Child, Readymade Family, and now Platinum Soul. When Ray hits the stage, you know you're in for a treat.