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Ural Thomas & The Pain

Ural Thomas & The Pain

“Every time I go out I try to make it like I never sang it before,” says 82-year-old soul legend Ural Thomas. “It’s never different, and it’s never the same. I let my audience into my soul.” And it’s that gritty, sweet soul music that gave Thomas his name in the sixties. He shared stages with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, and Etta James, before shunning stardom for several decades. But since 2014, Portland’s ‘Soul Brother Number One’ has made a triumphant return. With third album Dancing Dimensions out this June, Ural Thomas & The Pain offer a rare ticket back to sixties soul, sounding just as good now as they did then — and we’re so lucky they’re headed to Wales this summer.

Country: USA

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