Edwin Dukes
About Edwin Dukes


Performance: 2×45 minutes or 1 hour

Backing: Tracks or Live Band


Area: UK

Edwin Dukes is The Soul Man; recognised as one of the best Soul and Motown performers in the UK.
Edwin’s knowledge of the Soul and Motown classics from the early sixties is obvious from the moment he takes the stage. He covers hit songs from the last 6 decades and are performed with Edwin’s typical enthusiastic style and panache. His stage presence is commanding and his infectious smile and dance routines are legendary! Edwin has been a major part of the Manchester Soul and Motown music-scene for many years originally as the front-man for the fantastically popular Manchester Soul, Motown and Reggae band ‘Rum-Baba’.

Edwin decided in the early nineties to go solo and has collected a number of awards for his show such as ‘Best Soul and Motown Show’ and ‘Club Act Of The Year’ and deserves all he has achieved – and more! Edwin’s knowledge of Soul and Motown music and especially his knowledge of the ever popular Northern Soul will put any ‘specialist’ DJ to shame. He is a true aficionado and master of his craft and a thoroughly nice person both on and off-stage.

Edwin is happy and confident playing small and intimate parties and on the bigger stages at live music venues, hotels, casinos, holiday parks and music festivals. He is a fantastic choice for weddings, corporate and private functions and will tailor his show accordingly. All in all he is a true professional in every sense of the word and has deservedly earned the title of ‘The Soul Man’…. And what a soulful man he is.

Available solo as Edwin Dukes – The Soul Man or with his own fantastic world class band of musicians Edwin Dukes And The Knights Of Soul. Whichever show you choose for your event Edwin can guarantee you will have the best night ever.

Video & Audio Sample

Example Playlist

Build Me Up Buttercup

Bring It On Home

Disco Inferno

Higher And Higher

Hold Back The Night

I Can’t Help Myself

I’m Doing Fine Now

Midnight Hour

My Girl


Reet Petite

Save The Last Dance

Stuck On You

Plus Many More


Edwin Dukes

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“He has an infectious smile, a delicious voice and is a brilliant tribute to the very best soul singers… We will book Edwin at our venue until we quit the business…”
Sue & Geoff Davies, Hinterland Cabaret & Nightclub

“Edwin Dukes sang at our 40th Anniversary party on on sat, this is just to say he was superb such a nice friendly man who felt the mood of the party and his performance was excellent. A lot of the comments were “were did you get such a great singer from?”, so would you pass on our thanks onto Edwin, he mad the night with his performance and his friendly chat and we can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Colin & Jenny Farmer

“I have spoken to a few People and can proudly confirm that Edwin was a great success at our Valentines party on Friday as he chose the right music for a romantic evening, sang well and fitted in with our requirements. Thank you for the recommendation and I should be grateful if you would pass on the appreciation of Prestbury Golf Club to Edwin”
David Martin


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