Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records Neil Innes and Pete Williams have just released their debut single under the project name The Magnificent Tape Band. The duo have begun creating their very own slice of soul heaven which begins with this funky 45 titled ‘Patterns In My Mind.’
The track features Sheffield born Rachel Modest whose individual and rather striking vocal style has developed within the churches and gospel choirs of her local community. For this performance her delivery has been compared to the falsetto of The Delfonics William Hart, whilst her inspiration derives from artist such as Madeleine Bell, Dee Dee Warwick and Dusty Springfield.
Neil Innes and Pete Williams spent a whole lot of time developing the sound of The Sorcerers last year (see my feature on this band here) and were the driving force behind their first release, for which they wrote and produced all the tracks as well as contributing bass and guitar performances.
Now it is their turn to shine and with the support from the likes of Dom Servini, Shawn Lee and Adrian Younge, who recently listened to the new track and gave it their approval, Innes and Williams look set to travel far on their psychedelic, soul trip. Recorded on original 60’s equipment using vintage instruments, ‘Patterns In My Mind’ was released on January 29th and is available to purchase from here