Richie Sampson

Richie Sampson re-lights the magic of that splendid Soul and Motown era, breathing life into those magical songs we all love and adore. This beautiful music has never left us and can be heard from deep and far flung regions to our towns, villages and hamlets. Richie encapsulates the necessary 'soul food' remedy for a first class Soul and Motown show that will have you singing, tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles from his first commanding note to their rendition of 'Let’s go round again'. He will turn back the hands of time and entice you to revisit those wondrous fairways, effortlessly, till the clock strikes thirteen!

Richie is a consummate professional who has worked tirelessly to bring you the very best of those timeless classics, with both passionate distinctive vocals and flawless dance moves, which capture the essence of the Motown magic.

He has a wealth of experience and has performed with/alongside many greats in the industry such as The Drifters, The Foundations, The Fantastic’s, The Real Thing, The Hollies, Boyz to Men, the late great Edwin Starr and more! Indeed, the demand has taken him worldwide to palaces for royalty, luxury cruises and appearances for celebrities such as Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Coleen Nolan, Richard Branson and Tom Cruise at the film festival in Dubai. Richie invites you to take the trip and enjoy the experience!

You can expect to hear songs from The Drifters, The Four Tops, the Temptations, Barry White, Al Green and many more... Full repertoire available upon request.

Show Options

1 x 60 mins

2 x 45 mins

Richie can also be booked as a duo, trio or quartet - see Soul Kinda Wonderful.


It was a pleasure having you perform at my event. You guys were great, thanks for playing at my charity event – Rio Ferdinand

A great performance by the enigmatic Richie Sampson – The Stage

 Richie is a real star, he had the audience spellbound with his great soul voice and gorgeous renditions of the songs of the classic Soul and Motown era – Steve J Johnson -Cruise Director at Thomson Cruise Line

 I had a wonderful time dancing and singing to the songs of the fabulous Drifters performed by Richie Sampson and his group Soul Kinda Wonderful. A great birthday, thank you boys - Sir Alex Ferguson (Former manager of Manchester United)

 Richie has a strong soulful voice and lots of charisma on stage. He is effortlessly supported by his fabulous group Soul Kinda Wonderful. A real pleasure to have them perform at our staff event – David Jones (former Chairman of Next Corporation)

 Richie Sampson & Soul Kinda Wonderful pay an outstanding tribute to the music and songs of the legendary Drifters. They deserve to be voted the Official No.1. Show of its kind by the Agency’s Association of Great Britain  – Alan Warner -Chairman of the Agent’s Association GB


  • Hello Happiness - The Drifters
  • Get Ready - The Temptations
  • Down At The Club - The Drifters
  • Come On Over To My Place - The Drifters
  • Up On The Roof - The Drifters
  • Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
  • There Goes My First Love - The Drifters
  • Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
  • You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book - The Drifters
  • Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • I Can’t Help Myself - The Four Tops Medley
  •  Loco In Acapulco - The Four Tops 
  • So You Win Again - Errol Brown Hot Chocolate
  • You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
  • It Stated With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate
  • Touch Me - Richie Sampson
  • What Did I Do - Richie Sampson
  • Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  • Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Celebration - Kool And The Gang
  • Disco Inferno - Detroit Spinners
  • All Night Long - Lionel Richie
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden And Whitehead
  • You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • This Old Heart Of Mine - The OJay’s
  • Love Train - The OJay’s
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - UB40’s Version
  • Red Red Wine - UB40
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt
  • My First My Last My Everything - Barry White
  • You Raise Me Up - West Life 
  • Want You Back - West Life
  • End Of The Road - Boyz To Men
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
  • Penny Lover - Lionel Richie
  • The Snake - Al Wilson
  • Do I Love You - Frank Wilson
  • Out On The Floor Tonight - Dobie Grey