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Big City Soul: The Story

How We Got Here

Founded in 2011, Big City Soul has been bringing the Soul to the City ever since. There have been a few lineup changes over the years, but what hasn't changed is the strong musicianship and the focus on great music. With a 3-piece horn section and two lead vocalists, the energy is high and the crowd is jumpin'. 

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Band Members

Terry Raible

Lead Singer

Terry has been with Big City Soul since January 2011. He's sung and recorded in a number of bands since his early days on the Vancouver music scene. Bands like Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears are huge influences. Being on stage and playing the wide variety of music that BCS plays is truly a dream come true for this veteran performer.

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Samantha Godin

Lead Singer

Samantha Godin is a graduate from Gastown Actors Studio and has been singing professionally for over 25 years, known for her engaging performances and stage presence. Samantha a.k.a “Sammy G” has recorded many studio sessions with artists including Canadian country star Jessie Farrell and local talent the Adam Woodall Band. Samantha brings to the stage a sultry blend of all genres, highlighted by passion, playfulness, professionalism, and of course, a killer set of pipes.

Michael Toth


Michael Toth performed regularly with two professional bands, the "Handley Page Group", and "Steelback," before becoming a high school music teacher. Having missed the joy of live performance, Michael has paired up with "Big City Soul", wherein he has many opportunities to solo and enjoy the groove of classic R&B.


Dave Hall


Dave Hall is a veteran of the Vancouver music scene with 30+ years of gigs under his belt. He’s played every pub, club, and festival to be found locally in all different styles.
Blues, Funk, R&B, Rock & Roll, Country and Blue Grass. Keep it simple, lock with the drums and play with feel is his motto. Currently holding down the bass chair for Adam Woodall Band, Rocco, Feelin’ Alright - Tribute to Joe Cocker, and Big City Soul.

Dan Bechard


Dan cut his teeth in garage bands and jam house bands around Metro Vancouver. A huge fan of Santana, Deep Purple, Black Crowes and a wide range of influences, he loves playing the screaming Hammond and soulful Rhodes. 


Ron Wells


Ron Wells has been an active professional freelance 

drummer/percussionist performing live and in the studio for well over 45 years. Sharing the stage with so many great players over the years he notes as extremely humbling, and, has instilled a diverse sense of creativity and rewarding challenges. Ron is also drummer and co-founder for the Langley based, funk fusion band, Blues Hoodoo.

Kevin Lee


Kevin loves all aspects of making music and teaching the art of making music. He performed, recorded and toured with much-loved band Skaboom, and has done session work for several commercials, movie and television scores, and record projects. As a teacher, his students have received recognition across North America.


Ken Abel

Baritone Sax

Ken is an original member of BCS, and brings the funky snarl to the bottom end of the BCS horns every time. 

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