Windy City Soul Train
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The Windy City Soul Train has been part of the staple diet of Cairns music since 2001.
Originally formed as a house band for the world famous Johno's Blues Bar, the band has been through many incarnations and has featured guest musicians including original members of Steppenwolf, The Bondi Cigars, The Swinging Alley Katz, Johno's Blues Band and even Aussie music legends Jimmy Barnes and Phil Emmanuel.
The nucleus consists of a powerful three piece combo of Mikey Hayman (Guitar & Vocals), Bruce McKenzie (Bass) and Ben Hakalitz (Drums), however the band can expand up to an 8 piece ensemble consisting of keyboards and brass section, to suit any occasion or budget.
An unbeatable selection of classic rock, Top 40 hits, blues and soul tunes is crafted skilfully by experienced musicians in one of Cairns' best and long-lasting musical acts.
Catch The Windy City Soul Train to a great night out soon, at a venue near you!
Sure, we can all play and have years of experience in many different styles of music.
Yes, we have good quality, professional equipment and know countless songs for all types or crowds and moods.
Yes, our singer has a massive voice and a mighty stage presence.
But when we talk to our audience and get them responding, the show begins to evolve. Suddenly, they become our friends and even participants in our shows. Depending on suitability to the venue, we have invited up many guest singers, held impromptu limbo challenges and even hosted Bachelor auctions!
Professional yet unpredictable, adventurous but always appropriate, The Windy City Soul Train is not just a band, it's an event!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to space restrictions caused by the massive popularity of this site, Windy City Soul Train is unable to list many of our shows as they are outside the region of Cairns City.
PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE the lack of gig listings here as a suggestion that Windy City Soul Train plays irregularly or not at all!!
Please feel free to email or call us if you would like to join our mailing list for complete gig listings.....
|JUST PART of our extensive song list:
All The Small Things
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
April Sun In Cuba
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Arms Wide Open
Bad Case Of Lovin You
Bring It On Home To Me
Brown Eyed Girl
Down On The Corner
Feel Like Makin Love
Hard To Handle
Heard It In The Grapevine
Hurt So Good
I Feel Good
I Will Survive
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Let Her Cry
Saw Her Standing There
Semi Charmed Life
Sex On Fire
She Caught The Katy
Still Got The Blues
Stuck In The Middle
Sultans Of Swing
Summer Of 69
Sweet Home Alabama/All Summer Long
Sweet Home Chicago
Take Me To The River
The Wind Cries Mary
Time Of Your Life
To Her Door
Treat Her Right
Walkin By Myself
What I Like About You/Cherry Baby/R.O.C.K.
What's My Scene
Whiter Shade Of Pale
Wish You Were Here