21st May 1999




A county soul band which boasts lecturers among its line-up has used hi-tech recording studios at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside to create a four-track CD.


The eight-piece group ‘Soul Agents’ includes law lecturer Alan Whittle on saxophone, guitarist Wolodymyr Maksymiw from the Hull Business School and media student John Cox.


All members of the band have recording experience but this is the first time they have recorded as the ‘Soul Agents’.


Media learning adviser Steve Kirkby has engineered the soul sessions and produced the final mix with John Cox in the Learning Resource and Media Production Centre.


The demand for their Motown sound was so high that the band had to record a CD of the most memorable tunes to keep their fans happy.


“We play many gigs in Hull and Lincolnshire as well as private functions and it got to the stage where we kept being asked if we had our songs on CD to buy,” said Alan, who is principal lecturer in Law.


The Temptations, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett will be among the CD’s classic soul sound which will be available at their various gigs.


The comfortable surroundings of the recording studios were very popular with the band and Alan says this is very important. “It’s a very pleasant place to undertake what can be quite a lengthy process,” he added.


Studio space is available to local artists - call Steve Kirkby on 01522 886343 for details.




Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Tel: 01522 886042.