The Boston Soul Revue Rhythm Section
Diane, Bill, gary
Bill and Gary first met while backing local blues legend Silas Hubbard Jr., as part of his “Hot Ribs” band. After several years of performing with Silas, including opening for Ray Charles and The Four Tops (with different drummers too numerous to count) they found Berklee grad Diane who came on just to sub for one night, but Silas liked her so much she became his steady drummer for the rest of his life. The trio went on to back “Boston’s Elder Statesman of the Blues” Weepin’ Willie Robinson for over a decade , including recording a version of “Walking The Dog” which features Bonnie Raitt on guitar and vocals. Gary’s long time dream was to have a real Soul band, playing all the great hits of the 60’s and 70’s, and founded the Boston Soul Revue with this core. After a few years of “split personality’, covering both Weepin’ Willie and BSR gigs, using some subs for one or the other, eventually bookings for the aging Robinson started to slow down and The Boston Soul Revue really got rolling.