Ah yes, another female ‘retro-soul’ singer appears on our doorstep. But Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators are no cash-in, just a very talented band.
Hailing from Finland, Willis has the sort of modern soul voice which unites the nu-soul and 60s soulie crowd. The production on tracks like ‘If This Ain’t Love’ and ‘Feeling Free’ is straight out of the late-60s/early-70s textbook, mixing northern soul, soul-jazz, funk, and disco with ease. Whilst it isn’t particularly original it is very accomplished, thanks greatly due to the wonderful nine-piece band The Soul Investigators. Debut album Keep Reachin’ Up is available now on Timmion Records, with a new record expected next year.