This Boston based band was formed in late 2016 by local guitarist Todd M. Smith (Starr Faithfull, the Peacheaters, Rolling Nectar), seasoned drummer Chris Botelho (Thomas Anderson, Guilty Pleasure, LoVeSeXy), and soulful vocalist Shanell “Sugar” (Boston Pops, Sisters Of Soul, American All Star Band).
They recently added talented new members Andrew Jones on bass & Anthony Grant on keyboards, sax and vocals.
SUGAR & the ESSENTIAL SPICE bring you "Vintage High Energy Rock n' Soul, Rhythm & Blues and rare Dance Classics" ..and adding in that extra little bit of special spice. It's all that feel-good music for everyone to enjoy and dance to.
The band's songlist includes popular favorites by Blues greats Etta James, BB King, Koko Taylor, Freddie King, Susan Tedeschi, Junior Walker & Big Mama Thornton.
Along with Soul music classics by Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, Gladys Knight.
They also get Funky with Rufus & Chaka, Isley Brothers, Candi Staton, Stevie Wonder, Erma Thomas and many more!
For more info visit them online:
Twitter: @ SugarandESpice