News: Clem Curtis gives North Wales Festival soulful Foundations

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015



Soul legend Clem Curtis and The Foundations have been confirmed as one of the headliners at the North Wales Blues and Soul Festival 2015.

Clem Curtis, who went from interior decorator to chart topper in the Sixties, will be accompanied by his original soul group The Foundations, best known for the global hits ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ and ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’.

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Clem remains one of the finest soul singers this country has ever produced and The Foundations are something to behold live – joyous performers who have the songs to make people smile and dance,” said promoter Charlie Broadhurst.

The Foundations, formed in 1967 in the Butterfly Club in London’s Bayswater, were Britain’s first multi-racial group, paving the way for acts like Hot Chocolate. They rocketed to success when the newly formed Radio 1 was looking around for songs that had been overlooked by pirate radio, and began playing their material.

The Foundations were the first British act to pull off the Motown sound and were all highly experienced musicians who came from professional jazz and rock-and-roll backgrounds,” added Charlie Broadhurst. “We are delighted to bring them to the festival.”

The North Wales Blues and Soul Festival takes place on the 31st July – 2nd August and will welcome blues and soul fans from all over the UK to the heart of Mold, North Wales for the second–time, following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. For further details, please see

Clem Curtis and The Foundations will accompany one of the UK’s hottest blues performers King King, who will also headline the festival.

The band swept the board at last year’s British Blues Awards, collecting five accolades including ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ for Reaching for the Light’.

The line-up will also include British Blues Awards 2015 finalist Brothers Groove, who were singled out as an emerging artist for 2015 as well as Matt Wolff, the Eddie Martin Big Band and the David Sinclair Four.

This year’s event also promises a chance to see some of the newest and most talented soul and blues performers in Britain as well as some firm favourites from last year’s festival, The Cadillac Kings and the John Verity Band.

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