About Us


Emrys Baird - Guitar Vocals
David Bouet - Drums Vocals 
Al Gibson - Bass Keys Vocals
Ian Bailey- Sax Flute Perc Vocals

Hailing from South London,The Soul Immigrants are fine purveyors of energetic Soul,Jazz Funk (& beyond) Masterminded by Nitin Sawhney and singer/guitarist Emrys Baird back in the 90’s. They’ve been plying their trade ever since releasing their recent and critically acclaimed ‘Bank From The Brink ‘  in 2021 on leading U.K. label Lateralize and 45 singles on their own label .Their last vinyl single featured The JB’s maestro Fred Wesley and was played heavily by Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles.Their next single is scheduled for this autumn 2022 and will be on Burning Sole Records Switzerland.Expect hot solos & fireworks !

The group  has opened for Japans's No1 super heavy funk band Osaka Monaurail @ 229 Club London recently as well as Fred Wesley &The New JB's.We have also opened for Steve Cropper from Booker T & The MG's.I got to hang out with him too asking him about Hendrix,Al Green and of course Otis Redding!

Press Quotes.

'These boys have got their groove on.' Steve Cropper

'This band are true soul brothers.' Charles Bradley

'The Soul Immigrants are fierce and funky.' Carleen Anderson

'It's good to see Sunk Without The Funk finally committed to vinyl.This will have longevity In many DJs record boxes.' Snowboy 

'You're in my Top Ten best singles for November!' DJ Dom Servini Wah Wah Records


There's a funk riot going on in South London leading the revolt are the Soul Immigrants and this band's realistic sounding Deep Funk must be shared! DJ Prestige

A keyboard lovers paradise( and some great drumming featured as well) this reminds me of some Lonnie Smith at Club Mozambique fast and furious and on the brink of being out of control! Fleamarketfunk.com