The Southern Soul All Stars

The Southern Soul All Stars

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From the Classic Rock of the 70's & 80's and the best of the Blues, Motown,Soul and Country. The Southern Soul All Stars have it all !!


A group of seasoned performers who give their all to every show. Well known as one of the hardest working bands in the business,performing from coast to coast and internationally. The All Stars never fail to bring down the house with an energy and a variety of music that leaves the crowds wanting more!

It is obvious from the first song of the night that this is a band passionate about their music and their audience. Lead singer, "Big Poppa" Lee McManus has been called one of today's best vocalist and has surrounded himself with a group of talented and unique musicians who make up what fans say is an experience not to be missed...


The Southen Soul All Stars ... Music with an Attitude!


"Big Poppa" Lee McManus - Mobile,Al. - Lead Vocals, Guitar With over 35 years of experience in the music business Big Poppa knows how to work an audience. From heart wrenching ballads to soulful blues to driving rock n roll.He and The Southern Soul All Stars have shared the stage with some legendary performers such as Marty Stuart, Percy Sledge, Leroy Parnell, Lonestar, Martina Mcbride and Kenny Rogers.


Dianne McManus - Leonia,Fl. - Piano,Keys,Vocals She comes from a deep family history of musical talent, starting with her father and great uncle "Pappy" Neil McCormick who gave Hank Sr. his start. She is a gifted and published songwriter who has had her music played world wide.She started playing piano at the young age of 6 and loves all styles of music.

Mark Helmick - Grove,Ok. - Lead Guitar,Vocals The band calls him the "musicologist" of the group. He KNOWS music!! He is a guitar players player. Tasteful and innovative in his approach to songs, he can make it sound like the record but yet add his own flavor and style so you think "why didn't they record it that way"! From Stevie Ray Vaughn to Eddie Van Halen he wows crowds! Vocally he can impress you from his Rod Stewart renditions to his Vince Gill like quality. 

Rob Thomas - Defuniak Springs,Fl - Drums,Vocals "Groove Master" is what he is!! With over 40 years of playing drums,Rob is the man... when it comes to making a crowd groove with the band. From country to jazz to rock n roll and funk he the one other drummers want be. A great vocalist as well singing with the soulfulness of greats like Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger and Greg Allman.

Rick Burton - Oneida, NY. Bass,Vocals Originally from New York by way of Nashville,Rick is the newest member of the Southern Soul Family. With over 25 years experience he was a perfect fit to what the band says was the final touches of helping create the sound.He is a much sought after bass player and the band feels fortunate that they added him to the family.With him and Rob there is a groove and feel that other bands search for years trying find.